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Christmas at Chatsworth House

2 days from £139*
Departing: November - December 2018
* Price shown: 24 November 2018 from -
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Seasonal splendour

Chatsworth House, the magnificent ancestral home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire is transformed at Christmas time with specially decorated trees, displays of foliage and sparkling lights. Described by one visitor as 'One of the most beautiful things I have ever seen', don't miss this chance to see the 'Palace of the Peaks' in all its festive glory, and to visit the historic, riverside city of Chester.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to Chester
  • Entry to Chatsworth House and a self-guided tour
  • One night's bed and English breakfast accommodation in a good hotel in the North West
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Your Itinerary

Day One

Leaving your pick-up point, this morning we'll head to Chester. Arriving in the early afternoon, you'll be able to explore the famous Rows - galleried tiers of shops dating back to medieval times - visit the cathedral and walk the city walls before we continue to our overnight hotel.

Day Two

Today's highlight is our visit to Chatsworth. Upon arrival you're free to explore the three gift shops, the stableyard stalls selling mulled wine, roasted chestnuts and mince pies, and the 105-acre garden.

At a prearranged time during your visit, you'll also enjoy a pre-booked, self-guided tour of the house, which is transformed at Christmastime. The rooms are beautifully decorated and lit with candles, and the innumerable treasures - from priceless silver to a 'lace' cravat carved from wood - seem to take on an added gleam. Afterwards, we'll begin our journey home, arriving back at your pick-up point in the mid-to-late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port, Hull Port
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
Berkshire Bracknell, Reading, Slough
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Derbyshire
Derbyshire Ashbourne, Derby, Ilkeston
Dorset
Dorset Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Newhaven
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hessle, Hull
Essex
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Grays, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Hampshire
Hampshire Andover, Basingstoke, Eastleigh, Fareham, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Winchester
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Barnet, Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood, Swanley, Tonbridge
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Melton Mowbray
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding, Stamford
London
London Eltham, Lewisham, Woolwich
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield, Harrow, Ruislip, Uxbridge
Norfolk
Norfolk Dereham, Downham Market, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Sutton In Ashfield
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Uttoxeter
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey
Surrey Epsom, Leatherhead, Reigate, Sutton, Woking, Worcester Park
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, Crawley, Worthing
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Rugby
Date Price From
24 November 2018
24 November 2018 £139
08 December 2018
08 December 2018 £139
15 December 2018
15 December 2018 £139

North West Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a good hotel in the North West, such as the Holiday Inn Warrington or the Quality Hotel, Wigan. All rooms used will have private facilities, TV, radios and telephones, and the hotels will have good bar and restaurant facilities.

Further Information

Changes to the itinerary

In certain circumstances we reserve the right to reverse the itinerary, and visit Chester on Day Two.

Chatsworth conservation schedule

Seven rooms on the ground floor at Chatsworth and six in the North wing are open to the public during the Christmas season. Rooms on the top floor, including the State Rooms, Old Master Drawings Cabinet, Sketch Galleries and Guest Bedrooms, are closed for annual conservation.

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.