Experience the delights of Derbyshire on this day tour to the Peak District.
Castleton - This stunning village shelters in the shadow of the Shivering Mountain.
Monsal Headstone Viaduct - A landmark viaduct and walking route that spans the serene Monsal Dale.
Bakewell - The attractive stone buildings and courtyards attract artists and photographers from around the world.
The Peak District National Park - England's first national park is a beautiful mix of rolling hills and cosy villages.
Poole's Cavern* - This magnificent limestone cave is part of a vast complex that has still not been fully explored.
This region encapsulates everything everybody loves about England.
There are rolling hills so green that you wonder whether there’s something unusual in the soil, there are rural towns with more quaint cottages than you can count, and caves with tales of kings, queens, and treachery.
On this tour, you explore the most fascinating spots in the area of Derbyshire.
You see the gently towering hillocks of the Peak District, experience the traditional streets and treats of Bakewell village, and journey into the natural wonder of Poole’s Cavern.
Join this tour and experience England in miniature.
Students, seniors over 60, and children between 5 and 15 (unfortunately, we don't carry children under 5 years old).
It’s time to leave the big city behind and travel to the Peak District.
Your first stop is in Castleton. This quaint old town attracts travellers from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. You can wander the streets, enjoy a beautiful view up a valley, and learn its history at an insightful information centre.
You then venture to Monsal Head. There’s an old rail line viaduct that emerges from green hills to create a unique vista. It’s a gorgeous structure with an impressive history.
If you’re hungry, then you’re in luck, because you’re stopping for lunch in Bakewell next. Not only is this town delicious to look at, but it’s also the home of one of England’s most famous desserts, the Bakewell Pudding.
After lunch we travel to Poole’s Cavern*. You can go on an optional visit to this enormous limestone cave system that has been described as one of the wonders of the Peak District. This cave system has welcomed Mary Queen of Scots and countless other visitors who have all marvelled at the chambers, stalagmites and stalactites.
You travel back to Manchester and arrive in the late afternoon.
*If your tour departs after 1st April 2024, you will visit Peak's Cavern instead of Poole's Cavern.
**Please note that if your tour departs after 1st April 2024, this tour will only depart on Sundays and Tuesdays.
You are able to pre-purchase entrance tickets to the following attractions at the time of booking:
This attraction is only available for pre-booking until the 31st March 2024.
The UK and Ireland's historic city centres are full of narrow streets and winding roads. So, to speed up your departure, we only pick up from our central meeting points. What's more is leaving the city using the most direct route also reduces the carbon footprint of our tours.
We don't recommend bringing your car into the centre of our departure cities. It can be hard to find parking, and there are excellent public transportation services.
Arrive 15 minutes before your departure time. Due to waiting restrictions, we can't wait for you if you're late.
If you're late for your tour, our cancellation policy applies. 100% charges are applicable, and you will not be entitled to a refund or alternative.
We have a cancellation period of 48 hours for our one day tours, 15 days for two to nine day tours, and 21 days for 10+ day tours. If cancelled outside this period, we'll give you a full refund minus a 10% admin charge. If you cancel inside this period, refunds are at our discretion. Click here to view full terms and conditions.
Your tour will always follow the itinerary as closely as possible. While there are ongoing coronavirus restrictions throughout the UK and Ireland, itineraries are more likely to change than usual as opening hours and capacities at many visitor attractions are reduced and subject to change. Your driver-guide will keep you up to up to date on the road, and we'll try to get in touch about any large changes prior to your departure.
Due to logistical reasons, we're unable to let you pre-book a seat on the bus. But our comfortable 16-seat mini-coaches have huge windows. So, you'll always get a good view.
Unfortunately, we have no on-board toilet facilities, but you'll have regular comfort breaks.
We aim to accommodate everyone. To read more information on how we do this, click here to go to our accessibility guide.
We regret we don't carry children under the age of five on our scheduled tours.
You can ask us about the tours we recommend for younger children. And if your child is less than 1.35m tall, you should let us know, so we can provide them with a suitable booster seat.
We want you to enjoy Britain and Ireland. And we believe the best way to do this is to get you off the mini-coach and out exploring. So, we give you plenty of time to take photos, go walking, and explore ancient ruins.
We exclude visitor attractions in your tour price because it lets you travel your way. It means you can pamper yourself with a luxury lunch or skip an attraction whenever you feel like it.
You don't need to. We stop in small towns, villages, and rural eateries where you can choose whatever meal pleases both your taste buds and your budget.
Let's be honest, our driver-guides would never refuse a cheeky bonus. But it's up to you, and the amount is entirely at your discretion.
We advise you take out travel insurance.
You're protected by ABTOT when you chose to let us reserve your accommodation on a multi-day tour. This means you can claim back anything you've paid us if we become bankrupt. Read our terms and conditions for more information.