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Waterways of Cheshire and North Wales

Leave ❱ Sun 12 May 2019

❰ Return Thu 16 May 2019

Half Board

Tour Price: £439
Single Supplement: £91

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Waterways of Cheshire and North Wales

With so many attractions on offer in Cheshire and North Wales, it is difficult to decide which to visit first.  This itinerary explores the region's waterways, illustrating the important part it has played in our nation's heritage.


Sunday - Day 1 

We head north making suitable stops en-route to the Mecure Chester Abbotts Well Hotel situated just two miles away from the historic city centre of Chester.


Monday - Day 2 

We begin the day in the charming city of Chester with a tranquil 30 minute cruise on the River Dee including commentary.  The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore the pretty medieval streets and city walls.   


Tuesday - Day 3 

Venture south this morning for a canal cruise through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and across the Pontcysllte Aqueduct, or 'Stream in the Sky', on a brightly coloured narrowboat. An interesting commentary gives visitors an insight into the history of the area and other canals in the UK.   Spend time in Llangollen itself, before travelling over the spectacular Horseshoe Pass to the small market town of Ruthin, before returning to the hotel.


Wednesday – Day 4
We make our way to the Wirral Peninsula where we stop at the wonderful Port Sunlight village, built by ‘Soap King’ William Hesketh Lever in 1888.  The village was built to house Lever’s ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory workers, but today is home to a fascinating museum, beautiful architecture, a world-class art gallery, stunning parkland and a thriving community.  To ensure you have the best experience of Port Sunlight we have arranged for a guided tour.  After lunch, we head to the award winning Ness Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and plant collecting.


Thursday - Day 5

Time to commence our journey home however not before one final visit – to Northwich for a ride on the magnificent Anderton Boat Lift.  Originally built in 1875, the structure lifts passengers aboard the elegant Edwin Clark boat from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal high above. A comprehensive visitor centre houses an exhibition focusing on the lift's history together with its control centre, so visitors can get close to the action.  We then re-join the coach and continue our drive home.

Hotel Information

The 4 star Mercure Chester Abbotts Well hotel is located within landscaped gardens just 2 miles from the beautiful city of Chester.  The hotel has 126 comfortable en-suite bedrooms of which many overlook the courtyard.  All of the rooms are equipped with televisions, high speed wifi, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities.  The open plan lounge-bar offers a place to relax after a busy day's touring.  The city’s park and ride service is located next to the hotel, which provides independent travel to the city centre.  The hotel does not have a lift but there are plenty of ground floor rooms available on request.  The hotel also has an indoor swimming pool

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Additional Information

Tour Price includes

  • Home pick up
  • 4 nights’ accommodation at the Mercure Abbotts Well Hotel, Chester
  • Boat trip on the River Dee
  • Visit to Chester
  • Canal cruise
  • Visit to Ruthin
  • Visit to Port Sunlight
  • Visit to Ness Botanic Gardens
  • Visit to the Anderton Boat Lift

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About Our Tours

We have been operating tours and mini breaks around the U.K. and abroad for a number of years, and by far the most popular innovation that we have introduced in recent years, is to offer a virtually door to door service. Picking up as near as practically possible to your home in Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire means you don’t have to worry about getting your luggage to the coach, and avoids the additional cost of having to use taxis.

By using our small fleet of mini-buses, we are able to keep the pick-up time to a minimum and get you on your tour coach and on your way as soon as possible. This way your holiday starts on the first morning. Once your holiday is over we will collect you again from the coach park and return you home.

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