Steaming and Sailing through Shropshire and the Welsh Borders

Our base, the 4-star luxury Lion Quays Resort, sits on the beautiful Oswestry waterways, along the banks of the Llangollen Canal in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. Whilst here, why not indulge in the spa or relax in the Waterside restaurant with stunning views? All guests have free access to the fantastic gym and exercise classes, swimming pool, and the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. From this truly fantastic base, our excursions see us cruising along the River Severn, steaming through the rolling landscape of the Welsh Borders, and relaxing on a horse drawn boat along the Llangollen Canal.

5 days from £579pp

Single Room Supplement from £189pp

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Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel


Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to Oswestry and the 4-star Lion Quays Hotel for a four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Enjoy beautiful views along the River Severn with photo opportunities and entertaining commentary from the knowledgeable Captain. We then continue to Shrewsbury Cathedral located along the 14th-century Town Walls, where we enjoy homemade sandwiches, cakes, pastries and tea/coffee.

Included Highlights

  • Shrewsbury

The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway was built in 1903 to link farming communities with the market town of Welshpool and provide them with an outlet for their produce. Operated at first by the Cambrian Railways, the line was taken over by the Great Western and then British Railways. Today the ‘Llanfair Train’ sits in the platform at Welshpool Raven Square with the resplendent engine steaming gently at the head of charming balconied carriages which promise the traveller a wonderful ride along a country by-way. The train negotiates a viaduct and river bridge, climbs the notoriously steep Golfa Bank and steams serenely through beautiful countryside. From the window, the observant passenger may spot the occasional heron, goosander, woodpecker or buzzard. As the train runs through the Powis Estate, pheasant and deer can be seen, and everywhere is a wide variety of wild flowers. The line follows a river valley, twists round a mill and runs through the middle of farms.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Trip travelling via the scenic Horseshoe Pass to reach pretty Llangollen, nestled in the beautiful Dee Valley and located under the watchful gaze of Dinas Bran Castle.

Here we take to the waters of the Llangollen Canal for a tranquil cruise on the horse-drawn barge. Visitors have been enjoying leisurely trips here for over 100 years and this wonderful trip takes in part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a rich variety of local flora and fauna.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Llangollen Horse-Drawn Barge

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £189.00 (5 days).


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Lion Quays Luxury Hotel & Spa

Lion Quays Luxury Hotel & Spa


You will star for four nights at the 4-star Lion Quays Resort in Oswestry.

Lion Quays Luxury Hotel & Spa

Lion Quays Luxury Hotel & Spa

Along the banks of the Llangollen Canal sits the fabulous Lion Quays Luxury Hotel & Spa, a resort devoted to providing guests with amazing experiences. With a fantastic restaurant, bar, lounge and terrace, as well as meeting and event spaces, Lion Quays doesn’t disappoint. It is so beautiful there that many engaged couples choose the hotel as their wedding venue! All rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, a power shower and tea and coffee-making facilities and, in many of the rooms, guests can enjoy stunning views across the canal and into the Shropshire countryside. Also, the Lion Quays has wonderful spa and gym facilities. All guests have access to a 75-station gym, fitness classes, and a 25-metre swimming pool with steam room, sauna and Jacuzzi. Prioritising wellness and health benefits, as well as ensuring all guests enjoy a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, the hotel’s spa also offers thermal suites, a hydrotherapy pool and wonderful spa treatments (extra charges may apply, please pay locally).

Location: Weston Rhyn, Gobowen, Oswestry, SY11 3EN

Hotel Facilities

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  • 4 Star
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Sauna or Steam Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Shower or Bath
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • Gym
  • Swimming Pool
  • Lift

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £189

Our customer service reviews

Rated 4.4 / 5

Based on 4985 reviews

1 hour ago

Found the Front of House Manager Vicky (if she was) very rude and confrontational. Deeply disappointed that the lift was out of order and having to climb 4/5 flights of stairs to reach my room. Being almost 83 and having walking difficulties I had to make sure I had everything each morning to avoid going up the stairs unnecessarily. Chris the driver was very helpful and polite at all times and tried to cater for everyone's needs.


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1 hour ago

driver (Chris) was excellent, above and beyond helpful.

Roz Sharman

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2 hours ago

Had really nice time, met some lovely people and well looked after the Shearing's staff. Trips were both enjoyable and very informative, Would definitely recommend and will be booking again. An all round good value for money holiday.

Mr R Singh

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