Day trip

From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

4.9 / 5

11 reviews

From Manchester: Derbyshire and Peak District Day Trip

From US$ 55.59 per person

Experience the delights of Derbyshire on a full-day tour from Manchester. See the rolling hills of the Peak District, taste the traditional treats of Bakewell, and journey into the natural wonder that is Poole’s Cavern.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English

Experience

Highlights
  • Admire the gently towering hills of the Peak District
  • Journey into the caves of Poole’s Cavern
  • Experience the traditional streets and treats of Bakewell Village
Full description
Departing from Manchester in the morning, set off on a day trip to Derbyshire's Peak District. The first stop is in Castleton, a quaint old town that attracts visitors from all over the world for its quintessential English charm. Wander the streets, enjoy a beautiful view up a valley, and learn about the history at the fascinating information center. Proceed then to Monsal Head, a scenic viewpoint. Hear about the impressive history of the famous viaduct that emerges from green hills to create a unique view. Stop for lunch in Bakewell next. Not only is this town exciting to look at, it's also the birthplace of one of England's most famous desserts, Bakewell pudding.  Continue to Poole's Cavern. Opt for a visit to this enormous limestone cave system that has been described as one of the wonders of the Peak District. This series of caves has welcomed Mary Queen of Scots and countless other visitors, all who have marveled at its many chambers, stalagmites, and stalactites. Travel back to Manchester, arriving in the late afternoon.
Includes
  • Transportation in a 16-seat Mercedes mini-bus
  • Professional driver-guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The meeting point for the tour departure is next to the NCP Car Park on Store Street. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to departure. Directions if traveling via public transportation: exit Piccadilly Train Station in Manchester. At Caffe Nero, turn left and walk towards Motel One. Take the first left under the tunnel. Walk until you see a white minibus bearing the name of the local partner.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  Minimum age to participate is 5 years.
  •  The tour allows 31 pounds of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22 inch x 17 inch x 10 inch) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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A great tour with wonderful views and photo motifs! Great as an interruption of a city trip to Manchester: just come out and enjoy nature. The landscape in the Peak District is really picturesque and the information of the tour guide and the typical music have wonderfully accompanied the whole thing.

January 2, 2020

Excellent full day to take in some beautiful views and visit some interesting and historical villages. Thoroughly enjoyed the day out and the tour guide was excellent. Extremely informative with a fun twist. Couldn’t recommend these guys any stronger. Book, you will not be disappointed!

October 26, 2021

Amazing experience! I learned so much about Manchester and the Peak District, thanks to all the stories that Darren (our driver) told us during our trip. The town visited are beautiful, and the landscape is breath-taking. Highly recommended.

August 15, 2021

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