One for foodies, this new tour for 2021 begins in Melton Mowbray, famed for its cheese and pork pies. Other highlights include a visit to beautiful Barnsdale Gardens, a relaxing cruise on Rutland Water and the fascinating story of King Richard III.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • 3-course dinner, 3 choices per courses

  • Welcome glass of orange or apple juice served with dinner on the first night

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Pork Pie Demonstration at the Ye Olde Pork Pie Shoppe

  • Tour, tasting of 3 ales and a buffet of homemade and local produce at Belvoir Brewery

  • Entrance to Barnsdale Gardens

  • Cruise on the Rutland Water

  • Entrance to King Richard Visitor Centre

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner, with complimentary juice drink.

Day 2

Pie & Pint in Melton Mowbray
This morning we travel to the historic market town of Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pies and speciality cheeses. We
visit Ye Olde Pie Shoppe to watch an expert demonstration in pie-making. Next, visit the Melton Cheeseboard shop to taste and buy the area's most famous cheeses, and take time to stroll around the town and browse 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 3

Barnsdale Gardens, Oakham & Rutland Water
Today we visit beautiful Barnsdale Gardens, created by Britain's best loved gardener and star of Gardener's World - the late, great Geoff Hamilton. Next, we travel 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 cruise on Rutland Water.

Day 4

King Richard III Visitor Centre
Before making our way home, we visit the King Richard III Visitor Centre which charts the story of the king's life and death, revealing one of the greatest archaeological detective stories ever told. The centre is a stone's throw from Leicester Cathedral and the tomb of King Richard.

Other Information

Hotel

4* Leicester Marriott Hotel, Enderby, Leicester

No matter your reason for visiting, the Leicester Marriott Hotel will make you feel at home. You'll have no trouble exploring the city while you're here; the hotel offers an ideal location in Enderby, close to a range of celebrated attractions like King Power Stadium, Leicester Cricket Ground, Fosse Shopping Park and the National Space Centre. Unwind in your recently renovated guest room brimming with 4-star amenities, such as a flat-screen TV, a pillowtop mattress, a workspace, a mini-refrigerator, high-speed Wi-Fi and a coffee maker. Satisfy your cravings at Market Kitchen, the signature restaurant or soak up the atmosphere in the lobby bar.

• Lift • Air conditioning • 24-hour room service • Tea/coffee making facilities • Hairdryer • Safe • Iron and Ironing board • Telephone • TV • Free Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Gym •

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