Painted Hall, Christmas  Matthew Bullen

Visit one of the Peak Districts’ most famous tourist attractions at the beginning of the festive season and explore the Christmas Market at beautiful Chatsworth House. Take a break and get in early at this favourite time of year.

Chapel, Christmas 2012 Matthew Bullen

We meet together on Friday evening for a welcome drink and dinner followed by fun quiz as we make new friends.

Chatsworth House

Magnificent Chatsworth House was originally built in the mid 16th Century by Sir William Cavendish and his third wife Bess of Hardwick, and has now been handed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Many famous faces have graced its presence through the years including Mary Queen of Scots and Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire famous for her scandalous ‘menage a trois’ and extrovert personality.


The Christmas Market

With a different theme each year, the lower floors of the house are decorated accordingly to get everyone into the Christmas spirit. Stop at many of the 100 stalls at the Christmas market for those all important gifts for yourself or friends and family. Why not enjoy a mulled cider or a German beer whilst sampling pancakes, mince pies, fudge and chocolate along the way.


The Derbyshire Hotel

Well situated on the doorstep of the Peak District this new hotel is ideal for a rambling break.

The hotel is conveniently located off Junction 28 of the M1 with Alfreton station approximately 8 miles away. Complimentary car parking is available.

Facilities include

Facilities include a restaurant, bar, indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, Jacuzzi, fitness centre and beauty treatments (extra cost).

Rooms include 

The stylish bedrooms have TV, iron, hairdryer, tea/coffee-making facilities and Wi-Fi

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Useful Information

Location & Transport
The hotel is conveniently located off Junction 28 of the M1 with Alfreton station approximately 5 miles away. Complimentary car parking is available.

There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual.We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £5. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.

Dress Code
The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart with gentlemen requested to wear a shirt and tie. Comfortable shoes for walking

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
23 Nov 2018 25 Nov 2018 2 All Ages £ 309 BOOK

What's included:

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Fun quiz
  • Transfers to/from Chatsworth House
  • Admission to Chatsworth House
  • Visit to the Christmas Market at Chatsworth
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board: Breakfast & dinner
  • ½ bottle of wine with each dinner

What's extra:

  • Insurance see here


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