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From brewing in Burton to pork pies in Melton Mowbray. The inspiring, beautiful gardens at Barnsdale to a relaxing cruise on Rutland Water. Unearth the fascinating story of King Richard III and be delighted by the beautiful towns and villages along the way.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

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

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Full cooked breakfast

  • Entrance to the National Brewery Centre with tasting tokens

  • 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 a complimentary glass of fruit juice on arrival.

Day 2

National Brewery Centre & Melton Mowbray
After breakfast, we make our way to Burton-upon Trent where we enjoy an engaging guided tour and tasting at the National Brewery Centre Museum. This unique experience celebrates the history, art and fun of brewing through an informative and interactive experience, culminating in a tasting session where you will get to sample some of the award-winning ales brewed on site.

In the afternoon, we travel to the historic market town of Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pies and speciality cheeses. Here you may like to visit Ye Olde Pie Shoppe and 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. We then return to our hotel for dinner...if you have room!

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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