Feast your pork pies on Melton Mowbray!

This packaged tour features fantastic food and drink in Melton Mowbray, a visit to beautiful Barnsdale Gardens, a relaxing cruise on Rutland Water and the fascinating story of King Richard III - dig out your suitcase and join us to find out more
about this remarkable discovery.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Pie & Pint in Melton Mowbray
This morning we travel to the historic market town of Melton Mowbray, famous for its pork pie and speciality cheeses. We visit Ye Olde Pie Shoppe where we watch a demonstration by an expert on how to make a pork pie and we have the chance to visit The Melton Cheeseboard shop to taste and buy the area’s most famous cheeses, before strolling around the town. 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, the late Geoff Hamilton, star of Gardener’s World, before travelling 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 & Departure
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 away from Leicester Cathedral and the tomb of King Richard.

Marriott Leicester Hotel

The superb 4-star hotel has recently completed a full refurbishment programme, offering a superb standard throughout. Located just off junction 21 of the M1, the hotel is perfectly positioned for exploring Derbyshire, Leicestershire and Warwickshire. All 227 spacious bedrooms are to a high Marriott standard, with twin rooms consisting of 2 double beds. The public areas are located in a large, open-plan style atrium in the main lobby and are modern and contemporary in design. Leisure facilities include a swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Marriott Leicester Hotel

3 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £199pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £53
Based on Friday arrivals

• Porterage
• Welcome glass of orange/apple juice with dinner on 1st night
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Visit to Ye Olde Pie Shoppe & pork pie demo
• Guided tour Belvoir Brewery, ale tasting & local produce buffet
• Entrance to Barnsdale Gardens
• Rutland Water cruise
• Entrance to King Richard III Visitor Centre
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£199 for 4 days

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