Leicestershire - Rural Food, Rutland & Richard!

Our new packaged itinerary features fantastic food and drink in Melton Mowbray, beautiful Barnsdale Gardens, an afternoon tea cruise on Rutland Water and the remarkable 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 before 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 DVD demonstration 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 and the Saturday market. 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 afternoon tea cruise on Rutland Water with tea, coffee and scones with jam & cream. Please note exclusive afternoon sailings are for a minimum of 30 passengers.

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

Enderby, Leicestershire
The superb 4-star hotel has recently completed a full refurbishment programme, offering a superb standard throughout. Located just off junction 21 of the M11, 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 and gym. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Marriott Leicester Hotel

Leicester, Leicestershire
3 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £184pp
May - Sept 2019 Twin from £194pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £47
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 & DVD demo
• Guided tour Belvoir Brewery, ale tasting & local produce buffet
• Entrance to Barnsdale Gardens
• Rutland Water afternoon tea cruise
• Entrance to King Richard III Visitor Centre
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£184 for 4 days

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