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To get you started on your journey, please find below our suggested itinerary for this tour.

The rate shown excludes attraction visits as described below (dates and times of inclusions may be subject to change).

Please feel free to tailor your tour with other excursions and fixtures on request.


Day 1

Coach pick-up from a location of your choice.


Day 2

Depart for a trip to the charming market town Melton Mowbray, famed for its Stilton Cheese.

Visit the local Leicestershire  Melton Cheeseboard, followed by a demonstration on how to make an authentic Melton pork pie at Dickinson and Morris, England’s oldest Pork Pie shoppe.


Day 3

Spend the free day on a coach tour of the Peak District guests can then explore the enchantingly opulent Chatsworth House and gardens at their own leisure for up to 3 hours. 


Day 4

Depart after breakfast and transfer to a fixture on the way back to your chosen location.


Hallmark Hotel Derby Mickleover Court

Location : Etwall Road, Mickleover, Derby DE3 0XX

BTCR: 8.4/10

The 4* Hallmark Mickleover Court hotel is located at Mickleover on the outskirts of Derby. It has distinctive architecture including a circular atrium and glass-fronted lift. The bright contemporary ensuite bedrooms come with comfortable beds, hairdryer, free WiFi, flatscreen TV and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a large restaurant with plenty of natural daylight and also a bar leading from the reception area. A lounge can be found on the first floor and is an ideal place to relax. The hotel also has a well-equipped gym, sauna and steam room, along with heated indoor pool where classical columns, busts and arches mingle with exotic foliage in Greek urns.

  • The hotel has a working lift to all floors
  • Porterage is included in the rate
  • On-site coach parking will be provided at no additional charge
  • Full hot and cold breakfast
  • Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • 3 course, 3 choice evening meal followed by tea/coffee
  • The rate includes full use of the hotel's leisure facilities operational at the time of the tour (any ancillary services provided such as spa and beauty treatments are subject to an additional charge payable directly by the guest).

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Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland

Location : Midland Road, Derby DE1 2SQ

BTCR: 8.3/10

The 4 star Hallmark Hotel Derby Midland benefits from an enviable location within walking distance of the city centre, yet on the edge of the Peak District. This landmark building opposite Derby Railway Station, houses a 4 star hotel combining Victorian features with contemporary décor. Unwind in one of 102 beautifully designed spacious bedrooms, which come with a flat screen TV with freeview, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and a modern en-suite bathroom. Indulge in fine food and wine served in the informal surroundings of the Brasserie restaurant and the lounge bar. There is free Wi-fi access throughout the hotel.

A lift serves most but not all bedrooms, so please advise any specific requests.

The hotel is approx. 20 minutes walk into the city centre of Derby. Coach parking is on-site & free of charge.

  • On-site coach parking will be provided at no additional charge
  • Lift access but does not serve all floors
  • Full hot and cold breakfast
  • Dinner, Bed and Breakfast
  • 3 course, 3 choice evening meal followed by tea/coffee
  • Porterage is included in the rate

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Melton Cheese Board

Location : 8 Windsor Street, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1BU

BTCR: 8.0/10

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The Melton Cheeseboard is in the heart of the traditional market town of Melton Mowbray, famed for Stilton cheese and pork pies. They have the widest range of cheeses in the county with over 120 different varieties, many of them are sourced in Leicestershire and the surrounding counties, as well as the best from the rest of the UK and a wide variety of continental cheeses. Stilton is their speciality, and they are unique in sourcing our cheeses directly from Long Clawson Dairy, based just five miles outside Melton Mowbray. They also stock Cropwell Bishop Stilton which they also get straight from the dairies.

  • Free flow visit

Chatsworth House

Location : Chatsworth, Bakewell, Derbyshire, DE45 1PP

BTCR: 8.7/10

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Chatsworth House is one of Britain's most celebrated and best loved historic houses and estates. Set in the heart of the Peak District on the banks of the river Derwent, it is home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire and has been passed down through 16 generations of the Cavendish family. Admire the splendour of the house and discover 105 acres of garden with giant water features, sculptures, beautiful flowers and magnificent views of the park.

Chatsworth House has over 30 rooms to explore, from the magnificent Painted Hall, to the family-used chapel, regal State Rooms and beautiful Sculpture Gallery. Chatsworth also houses the Devonshire Collection, one of Europe’s most significant art collections, which is continually added to, encompassing Old Masters to contemporary ceramics and artefacts from Ancient Egypt to cutting edge modern sculpture.

The garden is famous for its rich history, and includes historic and modern waterworks and sculptures, Joseph Paxton’s Rockery, the maze and an impressive kitchen garden. The famous waterworks include the 300 year old Cascade, the trough waterfall in the rockery and the gravity-fed Emperor fountain which plays to 90m. The 1000 acre park, designed by 'Capability' Brown in the 1760s, is one of the most iconic and historic man-made landscapes in Britain.

Chatsworth House was used for some of the external and internal shots on the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice as well as the 2008 film The Duchess. More recently, it was the subject of the BBC documentary “Chatsworth”. It is also one of The Treasure Houses of Engand.

  • Free flow visit


Package Rate : From £349.00 per person

Available Tour Date: 02/05/2019 To 06/05/2019 (4 nights) Hallmark Hotel Derby Mickleover Court
Available Tour Date: 20/06/2019 To 24/06/2019 (4 nights) Hallmark Hotel Derby Mickleover Court

Additional dates on request

Payment Terms:
  • A non-refundable deposit of £450.00 will be required within 6 weeks of booking. 

Cancellation policy:

  • All our tours have a 45 day cancellation policy. At that point we will finalise the number of passengers on this tour.

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The undeniably stunning Peak District, city centre charm and an adventurous foray into neighbouring Nottinghamshire and Leicestershire for fixtures.

What you get:

  • 3 or 4 nights’ dinner, bed & breakfast (as stated)
  • 6 single rooms at no supplement
  • Coach hire for duration of the tour
  • 3 mixed, 6 rinks fixtures with refreshments

Want to stay longer?

5, 6 and 7 night stays can easily be arranged - enquire now!

◾ Hallmark Hotel Derby Mickleover Court
Thu 02 May - Mon 06 May '19 (4 nights)
Thu 20 Jun - Mon 24 Jun '19 (4 nights)

Rate from: £349.00 pp / £60.00 SRS pp

Additional dates on request

BTCR BT Rating : 9.5/10

What the Specialists Say:

I just had to call the Bowling Tours team on last day to say how great the tour is. The hotel and coach are perfect and our fixture at Coalville Town was delightful.

Bowling Tours Customer, Surrey

FREE glass of wine for each person

when you book this tour online.


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