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 modern, 4-star Leicester Marriott is located in south Leicester, close to the King Power Stadium, Leicester Cricket Ground and Fosse Shopping Park. All 226 spacious bedrooms are contemporary in design and all contain a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant is light and airy and the bar and lounge welcomes guests with a warm atmosphere and an ideal space in which to enjoy a drink. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and gym. Coach parking is on-site & chargeable.

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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