Chester Charms and Waterways
5 days from £359 per person*
*based on sharing on a twin/double basis and a minimum of 40 paying passengers
Discover the historic delights of the wonderful city of Chester and explore the waterways and museums of Cheshire…
The ancient and beautiful city of Chester is situated in north west England, close to the border with North Wales. In addition to its unique covered galleries and countless other architectural gems, the city possesses the most complete circuit of Roman, Saxon and medieval city walls in Britain. From the cobbled paths to cathedral spire, Chester offers buildings of every era, each carefully restored to retain the old world backdrop to the modern day bustle of vibrant city life. Chester is home to the unique 13th Century rows, half-timbered galleried shops, the largest Roman amphitheatre in Britain and a glorious cathedral. Awash with fascinating history and time-honoured heritage, Chester is a delightful destination. Excursion highlights will include Anderton Boat lift, Arley Hall & Gardens, the National Waterways Museum and Llangollen Canal.
Today we travel from our selected pick up points and make our way to our hotel. Arriving this afternoon we enjoy a welcome tea/coffee as our luggage is taken to our room. There is time to settle in prior to dinner this evening.
After a leisurely breakfast we make our way to Northwich where we visit the Anderton Boat Lift, built in 1875 to lift cargo boats 50 feet in the air from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal, it is a great place to see something a little different. After taking a look around the visitor centre, we learn about the history of the boat lift and experience it for ourselves. As we board the boat, your guide will take you through the lift and onto a journey down the river for a unique look at the industrial heritage of Northwich. We continue the day with a short ride to the much cherished family home of Arley Hall & Gardens where we have the chance to visit the hall and gardens before returning to our hotel late this afternoon.
Continuing our waterways theme this morning we take a short ride to Ellesmere Port where we visit the National Waterways Museum housed in the historic canal docks. Here we can enjoy a 30 minute cruise on the Shropshire Union Canal and a guided tour of the museum. Returning to our hotel the rest of the day is at leisure.
Llangollen is our destination today, enjoy browsing the independent shops, walking along the Victorian Promenade or visiting the museums. The highlight of the day is a 2 hour cruise on the motorised canal boat Thomas Telford. Carrying us through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, towering some 126ft above the River Dee.
This morning we leave our hotel and make our way back home.
The Westminster Hotel, Chester
This 3 star hotel is a central Chester historic building, with delightful furnishings, grand staircase, fireplaces and Roman artefacts. Relax and enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the bar or drawing room before making your way to the Churchill restaurant for dinner. The 75 bedrooms all have hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Due to the nature of this building there are a couple of steps in the public areas along with some bedroom corridors which cannot be avoided.
• Executive coach travel throughout
• 4 nights accommodation
• Welcome of tea or coffee and biscuits on arrival
• Drinks reception before dinner on 1st night
• Meals on a half board basis
• Tea or coffee after dinner
• Excursions and admissions as stated in itinerary
What’s not included
• Single supplement
• Travel insurance
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