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Christmas in the Peak District

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A Stately Celebration

An elegant Victorian countryside house serves as a grand venue for a splendid Christmas getaway.

A visit to the majestic Chatsworth House, adorned in lights and décor, will ignite your festive spirit, as well as Midnight Mass, followed by mince pies and mulled wine, and a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. Exploration of the beautiful Peak District encompasses excursions to the market towns of Buxton and Bakewell, along with an optional scenic walk.

What does this price include?

  • Five nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation at the four-star The Palace Hotel Buxton, Buxton
  • Five breakfasts, one lunch and five dinners, with tea and coffee
  • A welcome drink
  • A visit to Chatsworth House for ‘Christmas at Chatsworth’
  • An excursion to Bakewell and Buxton
  • Coach travel and transfers throughout
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, experienced tour manager

Your Itinerary

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  • Today, you’ll make your own way to the charming thermal spa town of Buxton in the heart of the Peak District, enclosed by the Peak District National Park.  

    Upon arrival at Palace Hotel Buxton set in a stately Victorian countryside house, you’ll meet your tour manager, check-in and get settled.

    In the evening, you can enjoy a welcome drink in the reception followed by dinner in the elegant restaurant boasting period features.

  • After breakfast this morning, you’ll head out on an excursion to visit Chatsworth House, a Grade I-listed property dating back to the 17th century.

    Every year, the estate and surrounding grounds are transformed into a joyful Christmas wonderland of extravagant decorations, lavishly festooned with fir trees and twinkling lights during the festive period.

    You’ll be able to wander around the 25 rooms that are open to the public, observing the vast assortment of artwork and regal interiors while listening to the story of Chatsworth’s history before exploring the grounds.

    Later in the day, the tour will return to the hotel, where you’ll experience an evening of entertainment and dinner.

  • Following breakfast, you’ll set off with your tour manager to nearby Buxton, the highest market town in England, for a walking tour.

    While strolling around, you’ll be able to view the renowned Georgian and Victorian architecture, manicured gardens, and a handful of independent shops and pretty cafés. You’ll also learn about the healing properties of its famous thermal waters and view the natural baths situated on the site of the original Roman baths.

    Bakewell, positioned on the Wye River, is next on the itinerary and is best known as the home of the Bakewell pudding. With its medieval bridge, chocolate-box cottages and cosy pubs, this pretty market town promises a delightful visit.

    The afternoon will be at your leisure, and you can choose to unwind at the hotel, perhaps in the spa or do some exploration on your own.

    Tonight, you can enjoy a festive three-course dinner, and tea and coffee followed by entertainment.

    There will be the option to attend Midnight Mass at a local church, and upon return to the hotel, mulled wine and mince pies await.

  • It’s Christmas Day, and you’ll have a full day at leisure to do as little or as much as you like. Perhaps take advantage of the hotel’s facilities, like the indoor swimming pool and sauna, mosey around the gardens or recline in the lounge.

    A traditional Christmas lunch, with all the trimmings, will be served, as well as Christmas cake, tea, and coffee.

    To conclude the end of a special day in the British countryside, there will be a light buffet dinner, with tea and coffee, followed by entertainment.

  • Another day will be at your leisure, and if you’re in need of some fresh air, you can join an optional one-hour gentle walk along the picturesque Monsal Trail.

    You’ll begin in Hassop and venture to Millers Daile, passing by the Headstone Viaduct, Cressbrook Mill, and Hassop Railway Station and following the valley of the Wye River.

    As it’s your final night, you’ll sit down with your fellow travellers for a farewell three-course dinner with tea, coffee, and evening entertainment. 

  • Relish your last breakfast, check out of the hotel, and make your own way home, taking in the beautiful scenery as you go. 

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The Palace Hotel Buxton, Buxton

Set in a stately Victorian country house enclosed by pleasant gardens and just a minute’s walk from Buxton Train Station.

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Further Information

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

  • Rules may have changed since you last travelled to European Union countries as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. The following are useful guidelines which will help you prepare for your next adventure. You do require government issued passport to travel.

    Names - It is very important that all passenger names are exactly as per your passport although we do not require middle names.

    Passport - Your passport must meet two requirements to travel to an EU country and to Switzerland, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein. It must be: Less than 10 years old on the day you return home (please check the "date of issue") and valid for at least 3 months after the day you return home (please check the "expiry date").

    Visa - You do not need a visa for short trips to most EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland. You’ll be able to stay for up to 90 days in any rolling 180-day period.

    European Travel Information & Authorisation System (ETIAS) - Commencing in late 2023 or 2024, all citizens of the United Kingdom will require a ETIAS electronic form completed prior to their arrival into the EU and Schengen member countries. The cost for this travel authorisation will be €7.00 per person with exceptions for under 18’s and over 70’s. The latest information and further details can be found at

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