Liverpool and Manchester Ship Canal


Travel by Coach
3 Included Excursions
  • Take a leisurely cruise down the historic Manchester Ship Canal
  • Discover the vibrant city of Liverpool on a guided city tour
  • Jaunt to nearby Chester
  • Explore Liverpool from your centrally located hotel

Liverpool is world-famous for its maritime heritage and we embark on a wonderful cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal and learn how this magnificent waterway shaped the industrial history of North West England. We also enjoy a guided city tour of Liverpool and visit historic Chester.

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Day One: Home to Chester
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Chester, where we’ll check in to the Mercure Chester North Woodhey Hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Two to Four: Liverpool  
We enjoy three days in Chester during which we will enjoy three included excursions. We will enjoy the sights and sounds of the city of Liverpool on a guided tour uncovering the city’s vibrant history and the interesting docks.

We also travel along the Manchester Ship Canal to discover the waterway that shaped the economy of the North West, passing some of the region’s most stunning architecture and natural sights which have changed little in 100 years.

The other excursion is to the city of Chester which has been a historic place since Roman times. Here you can walk along the ancient walls or discover some of the beautiful half-timbered buildings that line the city’s centre. (B,D)

Day Five: Liverpool to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Mercure Chester North Woodhey

Situated in quiet, rural surroundings, yet close the cities of Liverpool and Chester, the Mercure Chester North Woodhey House Hotel has comfortable, relaxing rooms, a wonderful restaurant, an on-site health club with indoor swimming pool and provides us with the perfect base from which to explore.

Rooms at this hotel

Hotel Gallery

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Guided tour of Liverpool

Take an interesting guided tour of cosmopolitan Liverpool before enjoying some free time to explore the city at leisure.


Full Day: Manchester Ship Canal

Travelling along the Manchester Ship Canal, discover how this magnificent waterway shaped the cities and history of the North West. Along the way we pass some of the region’s most stunning architectural and natural sights as well as locks and bridges which have remained largely unchanged for over 100 years.


Half Day: Chester

Transfer to Roman Chester, a city rich in history and heritage, evident in the 13th century ‘Rows’ and gothic cathedral.