Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Derbyshire
Matlock Illuminations features a unique parade of illuminated and decorated boats on the River Derwent every weekend throughout September and October. Each boat carries a decorated model and as darkness falls the boats disappear into the blackness below, leaving the models apparently gliding along just above the water.
Dates throughout 2021 & 2022
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
Arrive at your hotel in time to relax before dinner.
Spend a day at leisure to explore Derbyshire and its many attractions such as Chatsworth House or the Crich Tramway Village.
In the evening, make your way to Matlock for their annual illuminated display.
After breakfast, begin your journey home. Perhaps call into the pretty Peak District towns of Buxton or Bakewell.
Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in September 2019
Hallmark Hotel Derby Mickleover Court ****
Located five miles west of the city centre. With 99 bedrooms, this hotel has a lounge area, restaurant bar and a leisure club with an indoor pool. Lift to all floors and ample free parking available.
Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights ****
Located close to the intu Dery Shopping centre, this hotel is great for groups wishing to stay centrally. There are 223 bedroom, most with showers over baths. The hotel has a large restaurant and lounge with city and river views. Coach parking is off site and chargeable. There is a lift to all floors. Rates include porterage and tea and coffee on arrival.
Holiday Inn Derby Riverlights
|Dates||3 days / 2 nights||Single Supplement|
|2021 dates||From £121.00 per person||From £35.00 per person|
|2022 dates||On request||On request|
Prices staying at Hallmark Hotel Derby Mickleover Court available upon request.