Liverpool & The North West
5 days from £409 per person*
*Based on two sharing in a twin / double room with a minimum of 40 members travelling
The city of Liverpool boasts UNESCO World Heritage status thanks to its impressive waterfront and commercial port. Brimming with iconic sights and world famous arts and culture, it’s no surprise that Liverpool is becoming more and more popular. Our 5-day tour incorporates the highlights of the city, including the Albert Docks, the Walker Art Gallery and St George’s Hall as well as some of the nearby places of interest such as The Lady Lever Art Gallery. Our final day will bring us to Salford Quays, Manchester to see works of the famed LS Lowry.
In 2018, a unique blockbuster exhibition comes to Liverpool from China, when World Museum welcomes the Terracotta Warriors from February – October 2018. This must-see exhibition is certain to be popular so if it’s one you are considering for your group please contact us now to register your interest.
Day 1 – We make our way to Liverpool by coach, visiting a National Trust property of choice en route. We arrive at our hotel early evening. Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2 – After breakfast we meet our local guide for a tour of Liverpool where we’ll see the St George’s Hall, widely regarded as one of the finest neo-classical buildings in the world, Pier Head and the Three Graces – otherwise known as The Royal Liver Building, The Cunard Building and The Port of Liverpool Building. We visit the modern Roman Catholic Metropolitan Cathedral and the neo-gothic Anglican Cathedral, as well as the Walker Art Gallery. Its vast collections include European art dating from the 13th to the 20th century, containing works by Rembrandt, Poussin and Degas.
Day 3 – After breakfast we cross the Mersey by ferry. Our coach will meet us and transfer us to Port Sunlight Village. This 19th century village was built by William Hesketh Lever for the workers in his soap factory, and is today a conservation area. Here we will have a guided tour and and a visit to the Lady Lever Art Gallery. The Lady Lever Art Gallery displays Lord Leverhulme’s art collection that he dedicated to his wife. Amongst the exhibits is an outstanding collection of 18th century English furniture, Wedgwood and Chinese porcelain and various antique tapestries.
Day 4 – Today we visit the National Trust property of Speke Hall, a rare Tudor timber-framed manor house on the banks of the River Mersey. Restored in the 19th century, it is a unique mix of Tudor simplicity and Victorian eloquence.
This afternoon we head back to Liverpool for time at the Albert Docks and the chance to visit the Tate and the Maritime Museum.
Day 5 – After breakfast we check out of our hotel rooms and we then head to Salford Quays, home to the Lowry Centre & The Imperial War Museum North. The Lowry Centre houses an impressive collection of L.S Lowry’s work, as well as offering numerous theatres and cafes. The Imperial War Museum North overlooks the Manchester Ship Canal, an area that was heavily bombed during the 1940s Blitz and its design is a metaphor for a world shattered by war. We continue home with suitable comfort stops en route.
The exact order of the itinerary is subject to change.
Jurys Inn Liverpool
The Jurys Inn Liverpool is in a central location, on the famous Albert Docks, with an array of attractions in walking distance. Bedrooms are en-suite with television and free WiFi. There is a stylish bar and restaurant offering a seasonal menu. (Dinner each night can be arranged, if required.)
Alternatively, stay at The Park Royal, Near Warrington on Half Board from £359 per person*
The 4* hotel is ideally located between Manchester & Liverpool, and offers a comfortable, modern facilities. Bedrooms are en-suite, with free WiFi, tea / coffee making facilities, TV and hairdryer. The hotel has leisure facilities, including an indoor pool, a large lounge area and modern restaurant.
Or, stay at The Formby Hall Hotel, on Half Board from £429 per person*
Other hotels in the area we use include The Richmond Hotel and The Pullman Hotel – Prices available on request
• Executive touring coach throughout
• 4 nights bed & breakfast accommodation
• Dinner on arrival night
• Itinerary as detailed
What’s not included
• Single supplement
• Travel Insurance
• Entrance to NT properties for non NT members
Any of our tours can be tailored to suit your particular groups requirements.
For further details please contact one of the team on 01225 764205 or firstname.lastname@example.org