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Feast Your Pork Pies on Melton Mowbray!

Rutland Water

Featuring fantastic food & drink in Melton Mowbray, beautiful Barnsdale Gardens, an afternoon tea cruise on Rutland Water and the remarkable story of King Richard III

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FEAST YOUR PORK PIES ON MELTON MOWBRAY

 

7 - 10 August 2020

Friday - Monday

4 Days

From £319

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Melton Mowbray   |   Belvoir Brewery   |   Barnsdale Gardens   |   Oakham   |   Cruise on Rutland Water   |   King Richard III Visitor Centre

 

Featuring fantastic food & drink in Melton Mowbray, beautiful Barnsdale Gardens, an afternoon tea cruise on Rutland Water and the remarkable story of King Richard III – so join us to find out more about this remarkable discovery.

 

 

DAY ONE

We begin your holiday with our exclusive door to door pick-up service and join your tour coach and travel to the city of Derby for lunch before continuing to Leicester and our hotel, arriving late afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO

This morning we travel to the historic market town of Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pie and speciality cheeses.  We visit Ye Olde Pie Shoppe where we watch a DVD demonstration on how to make a pork pie and have the chance to visit The Melton Cheeseboard shop to taste and perhaps buy the area’s most famous cheeses, before strolling around the town and the Saturday market.  In the afternoon we enjoy a guided tour at Belvoir Brewery followed by a tasting of three ales and a buffet of homemade and local produce, including pork pie, stilton and homemade chutney and pickles.

 

 

DAY THREE

Today we visit the beautiful Barnsdale Gardens which were created by Britain’s best loved gardener, the late Geoff Hamilton, star of Gardener’s World, before travelling to the pretty, traditional English market town of Oakham – look out for the unusual stocks – the five hole stocks are somewhat of a mystery!  We end the day with a relaxing afternoon tea cruise on Rutland Water with tea/coffee and scones with jam & cream, perfect end to our excursion.

 

DAY FOUR

We depart our hotel this morning but before making our way home, we visit the King Richard III Visitor Centre which charts the story of the Kings life and death, revealing one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told.  The centre is a stone’s throw away from Leicester Cathedral and the tomb of King Richard.

 

 

 

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

 

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick up

  • 3 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Welcome glass of orange/apple juice with dinner on 1st night

  • Guided tour Belvoir Brewery, tasting & buffet

  • Admission Barnsdale Gardens

  • Visit Ye Olde Pie Shoppe & DVD Demo.

 

MARRIOTT LEICESTER HOTEL, Enderby

A superb 4 star hotel which has recently completed a full refurbishment programme offering a superb standard throughout.  All 227 spacious bedrooms are to a high Marriott standard and the public areas are located in a large, open plan style atrium in the main lobby and are modern and contemporary in design.  Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

 

 

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

 

"Much more than expected, very full and interesting tour all round, excellent."

Mrs Hughes

 

"A superb, long-weekend break overall. Great hotel, excellent excursions, which did not drain your energy, well planned."

Mr & Mrs Blythin 

 

"Excursions were excellent".

Mrs & Mrs Lloyd

 

"The holiday was excellent, could not find fault with any aspect of the holiday."

Mrs Barkley

 

"Fantastic value, will definitely book again."

Ms McLean

DAY ONE

We begin your holiday with our exclusive home pick-up service, you will then join your tour coach and travel to the city of Derby for lunch before continuing to Leicester and our hotel, arriving late afternoon, time to relax before dinner.

D

DAY TWO

This morning we travel to the historic market town of Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pie and speciality cheeses. We visit Ye Olde Pie Shoppe where we watch a DVD demonstration on how to make a pork pie and have the chance to visit The Melton Cheeseboard shop to taste and perhaps buy the area's most famous cheeses, before strolling around the town and the Saturday market. In the afternoon we enjoy a guided tour at Belvoir Brewery followed by a tasting of three ales and a buffet of homemade and local produce, including pork pie, stilton and homemade chutney and pickles.

B, L, D

DAY THREE

Today we visit the beautiful Barnsdale Gardens which were created by Britain's best loved gardener, the late Geoff Hamilton, star of Gardener's World, before travelling to the pretty, traditional English market town of Oakham - look out for the unusual stocks - the five hole stocks are somewhat of a mystery! We end the day with a relaxing afternoon tea cruise on Rutland Water with tea/coffee and scones with jam & cream, perfect end to our excursion.

B, D

DAY FOUR

We depart our hotel this morning but before making our way home, we visit the King Richard III Visitor Centre which charts the story of the Kings life and death, revealing one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told. The centre is a stone's throw away from Leicester Cathedral and the tomb of King Richard.

B

B=Breakfast Included, L=Lunch Included, D=Dinner Included

MARRIOTT LEICESTER HOTEL

A superb 4 star hotel which has recently completed a full refurbishment programme offering a superb standard throughout.  All 227 spacious bedrooms are to a high Marriott standard and the public areas are located in a large, open plan style atrium in the main lobby and are modern and contemporary in design.  Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

3 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Welcome glass of orange/apple juice with dinner on 1st night

Guided tour Belvoir Brewery, tasting & buffet

Admission Barnsdale Gardens

Visit Ye Olde Pie Shoppe & DVD Demo

 

What Our Customers said in 2019

 

"Much more than expected, very full and interesting tour all round, excellent."

Mrs Hughes

 

"A superb, long-weekend break overall. Great hotel, excellent excursions, which did not drain your energy, well planned."

Mr & Mrs Blythin 

 

"Excursions were excellent".

Mrs & Mrs Lloyd

 

"The holiday was excellent, could not find fault with any aspect of the holiday."

Mrs Barkley

 

"Fantastic value, will definitely book again."

Ms McLean

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

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