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Matlock Illuminations & Venetian Nights

3 Days - Tour number AB8018

An annual event where the residents illuminate the area with fairy lamps, followed by a procession of illuminated small boats on the river originally to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee.

Included in Cost

  • Coach travel
  • 2 nights bed & breakfast
  • dinner Friday, lunch Saturday
  • entrance to illuminations



Day 1 Morning departure to travel to Stratford-Upon- Avon where you have a lunch stop and time for sightseeing. Departing mid afternoon to continue the journey to Derby and the hotel for a stay of two nights.

Day 2 Morning at leisure in Derby. You will have lunch in the hotel, then depart for a scenic tour of the Peak District National Park. Travel via Ashbourne to Buxton for a stop, then on past Bakewell to Matlock Baths for the evening event, where the illuminations burst into life with magical decorated and small illuminated model boats parade on the River Derwent at 7.45pm. There are stalls to enjoy in Derwent Gardens with entertainment and fireworks.

Day 3 Breakfast, then head for the Vale of Evesham and the Cotswolds, and your lunch stop in the picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water. Continue through this stunning area on the homeward journey.


Jurys Inn, Derby

Your holiday hotel

Located in the heart of the city centre between the Cathedral and St Mary’s Church and close to the unique shops, cafes, museums and galleries. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, Wi-Fi, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift, bar, restaurant, lounge and gymnasium.

Single room supplement £36
Holiday insurance £12.50
(70 years and over £20.50)

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