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    • September 19, 2021
    • 6 Days
    • Departs UK
    • Arrives Chester
    • Single Supplement £80 | Dinner, Bed and Breakfast throughout
    Tour Details

    This fabulous packaged itinerary includes exploring bewitching Chester and its complete city walls, with cruising on the famous waterways of Cheshire and Merseyside.

    Departure & Return Location

    Local departure points.

    Included Highlights

    • Cruise on the River Dee
    • Guided tour of Ness Botanic Gardens
    • Canal Cruise across Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
    • Ride on the Anderton Boat Lift
    • Chester

    Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel

    Nestled amidst 2 acres of landscaped gardens, our four-star hotel boasts stunning views of the rolling Cheshire countryside. Our hotel offers stylish bedrooms, an indoor swimming pool, tempting evening meals and full English breakfasts. An open-plan lounge-bar offers the ideal spot to relax after a day’s touring.


    Sunday – Chester

    We leave from our local departure points and travel to our welcoming hotel for five nights near Chester. Mercure Chester Abbots Well.

    Monday - Thursday – Chester

    Cheshire and North Wales are areas bursting with amazing attractions and in this holiday we explore the regions’ waterways, illustrating the important part they have played in our nation’s heritage. Our programme takes us 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. We travel to Wales for a canal cruise through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, or ‘Stream in the Sky’, on a brightly coloured narrowboat. After spending time in pretty Llangollen, we travel over the spectacular Horseshoe Pass to the small market town of Ruthin. We enjoy a cruise on the river Dee in Chester and enjoy ample time to explore this charming town with its Roman ruins and spectacular cathedral. We travel north for a guided tour of Ness Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and plant collecting, the award-winning gardens are situated on the Wirral peninsula overlooking the Dee estuary. An interesting tour, offering a different perspective of Cheshire and Wales.

    Friday – Scotland

    We return to Scotland after an enjoyable coach holiday.