First Class rail trip and tour of Chatsworth

Enjoy an exclusive day out, travelling by luxurious, private chartered train from London Victoria to Chatsworth, one of England’s finest stately homes, and surrounded by Joseph Paxton’s beautiful landscaped gardens.

Thursday 20 September, 2018
£385 per person


Boarding the train at London Victoria at 7:00am you will travel to Chesterfield in first class compartments for up to six people. Relax with Champagne and orange juice shortly after boarding, and enjoy teas, coffees, cakes or biscuits throughout the day.

BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine guests will be given an exclusive gourmet food hamper, including wine, to enjoy during the journey, as well as special Gardeners’ World gifts. On-board waiting staff will be on hand to serve hot and cold food and beverages, which will be brought to your table.

After a relaxing journey to the Peak District, a outstanding area of natural beauty, you will arrive at Chesterfield and continue by coach to Chatsworth in time for lunch, served in the relaxed atmosphere of the converted 18th-century stable block.

In the afternoon, you will given a guided tour of the magnificent home of The Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, followed by a tour of its grand estate. There is an opportunity for afternoon tea and refreshments before heading outside to take in the scenery and landscaped gardens. Trails and paths weave through the 105-acre estate, with many hidden gems to be uncovered.

In the late afternoon, you return to Chesterfield and catch the train back to London Victoria, to arrive at around 10:30pm.

Diesel-hauled private chartered train

Included in the price

  • Return rail journey from London Victoria to Chesterfield in a privately chartered train
  • Seat in first-class carriage
  • Champagne or orange juice, tea and coffee, and a selection of cakes and biscuits
  • Gourmet hamper with wine and Gardeners’ World gift bag (one per booking)
  • Coach transfers between Chesterfield and Chatsworth
  • Guided tour of Chatsworth House and Garden – lunch included
  • Services of a Brightwater Holidays tour manager

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Terms and conditions

Insurance is available from £18. This holiday is organised by and subject to the booking conditions of Brightwater Holidays Ltd. Please note that all timings are approximate and may be changed. Confirmation will be sent with instructions 28 days prior to departure.

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