Peak District and The Gilbert & Sullivan Festival

This Victorian operatic duo wrote 14 operas, such as The Mikado, H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and Iolanthe, and the International Gilbert & Sullivan Festival was founded in 1994 to celebrate these fantastic works. Sitting somewhere between an opera and a musical, these performances are referred to as operettas or ‘light operas’. We’ll also take in the charming towns and quaint villages of the Peak District, including Eyam, Castleton, Bakewell and Matlock Bath.

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 meals (either dinner at the hotel or packed lunch for evening performances)
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel


Local departure by coach or Home Connect, then to our hotel where we stay for four nights.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Discover the quaint villages of the Peak District on our trip to charming Eyam – known for its associations with the Black Death! Dark history aside, it is a pretty village with a craft centre, sculpture garden and market hall.

We also call at Castleton, a picturesque village in the Hope Valley – steeped in history and a quintessential English hamlet.

We return back to the hotel in time to get ready for tonight's performance and transfer is included to the Buxton Opera House ready for a 7.30pm performance

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Included Highlights

  • Gilbert & Sullivan Festival
  • Castleton
  • Eyam

Morning at Leisure in the hotel. Why not pop into Sheffield centre to do some shopping or visit one of the many museums or enjoy the leisure facilities at the hotel including swimming pool and spa before we return to Buxton for free time to explore and watch the 2nd performance at the Opera House of one of Gilbert and Sullivan Masterpieces.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Included Highlights

  • Gilbert & Sullivan Festival
  • Buxton

Today, we will visit the pretty town of Bakewell, best known for its famous tart and beautifully location on the banks of the River Wye.

We will then visit the spa town of Matlock Bath. Lord Byron dubbed it ‘Little Switzerland’ on account of its magnificent views and steep, wooded hillsides. It has been attracting visitors since the late 17th century, and by the 19th century it was a place for the finest in society to be seen, including royalty.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Matlock Bath
  • Bakewell

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast


You will stay for four nights at the Old Hall Hotel in Buxton or Mercure Kenwood Hall Hotel in Sheffield.

Mercure Kenwood Hall, Sheffield

Mercure Kenwood Hall, Sheffield

The 4-star Mercure Kenwood Hall Hotel is situated in 12 acres of stunning grounds and gardens just 1 mile from Sheffield’s city centre. An ideal location to explore the nearby Peak District, it is in easy reach some of the areas most famous attractions including Chatsworth House, Bakewell and Buxton. The Kenwood Hall Hotel offers a modern restaurant, bar and a Laura Ashley tearoom. It also boasts a leisure club including gym, indoor pool, sauna, steam room and spa area. The hotel provides spacious rooms, all with classical décor and many with views of the lake and gardens. Car parking is available onsite and is free of charge.

Location: Kenwood Road Nether Edge, Sheffield, S7 1NQ

Hotel Facilities

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  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Disabled Rooms Available
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Room Service Available
  • Laundry Service
  • Gym
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Swimming Pool
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

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