6 days - from only £469pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Highlights of the Welsh Marches, Gardens and the ‘Stream In The Sky’

A tour of contrasts, with a boat cruise, steam railway, a journey across the ‘Stream In The Sky’ and visits to Cheshire and North Wales beautiful gardens. No visit to this part of the world is complete without a Beatles Tour of Liverpool. Head back in time to the Industrial Revolution, as we visit Ironbridge Gorge - the birthplace of industry and home to the world’s first-ever iron bridge and Blists Hill Victorian Town.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 5 nights hotel with Welsh breakfast
  • 5 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

6 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1: Chester

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to the medieval city of Chester. The most complete walled city in Britain, where the sights span the centuries, Chester has inspired writers and artists for years. Wander through the streets of black and white Tudor houses and shops known as Rows or visit the remains of the city’s Roman Amphitheatre and the 10th century cathedral. As well as an abundance of historical attractions Chester has a thriving shopping centre with a host of cafés and restaurants.

    We continue to our hotel for five nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

    Chester

    Chester

    Included Highlights

    • Chester
  • Day 2: Ironbridge and Blists Hill Village

    Today it’s time to learn about the industrial revolution at Ironbridge Gorge and immerse yourself in the sights and smells of Old England at the open air village of Blists Hill, a perfectly recreated Victorian town with authentic shops and craft workshops which allow you to experience life over 100 years ago.

    Welcome back to the Victorian age - as well as interacting with costumed characters, you can buy fascinating goods from a bygone era, watch traditional craftsmen in action and try your luck in the Victorian fairground.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Ironbridge

    Ironbridge

    Included Highlights

    • Ironbridge & Blists Hill Village
  • Day 3: Tatton Park, Anderton Boat Lift and river cruise on the Edwin Clark

    We’ll start the day in Tatton Park. The estate contains a medieval Manor House, and a Neo-classical mansion where you can discover the dramatic contrast between life above and below stairs. The mansion’s opulent state rooms are resplendent with rich furnishings, important artwork collections and a fine library and the humble servants' quarters consist of scullery, kitchen and salting room - you can imagine them going about their daily tasks and preparations for elaborate dinner parties held by the owners, the Egerton family. There’s also a rare breed farm and deer park, set in fifty acres of lavish landscaped gardens for you to wander through at leisure.

    In the afternoon we head to Cheshire’s Anderton Boat Lift where we take a combined lift and river cruise to see this magnificent Victorian boat lift in action. Climb aboard the glass sided boat, the Edwin Clark, named after the engineer who designed and constructed this clever bit of Victorian machinery. One of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Waterways', the structure lifts boats and barges 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal high above. Discover why the lift was so important on a guided cruise of the River Weaver to Northwich and back.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Anderton Boat Lift

    Anderton Boat Lift

    Included Highlights

    • Tatton Park
    • Anderton Boat Lift & River Cruise on the Edwin Clark
  • Day 4: Llangollen Railway and Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

    We head first to Carrog to begin today's adventure by boarding the Llangollen Railway steam train through the picturesque Dee Valley to the pretty village of Llangollen.

    From here we’ll take a gentle ride on a horse drawn boat trip on the Llangollen Canal over the mighty Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, an 18 arched stone and cast iron construction known as the Stream in the Sky, the highest in the world, all the while enjoying beautiful views of the surrounding countryside.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Llangollen Railway

    Llangollen Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Llangollen Railway
    • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
  • Day 5: Liverpool and Beatles Tour

    Today we'll enjoy a guided city tour of Liverpool, learning all there is to know about its history as an industrial force and, of course, its most famous sons.

    From the impressive Liver Building to the renovated Albert Dock we’ll discover some of the city’s iconic landmarks, and take in some of the locations frequented by the Beatles such as the Cavern Club, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and the homes of John and Paul.

    The rest of the day can be spent at leisure in Liverpool.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Liverpool

    Liverpool & Beatles Tour

    Included Highlights

    • Liverpool & Beatles Tour
  • Day 6: Erddig Gardens

    This morning, we visit the magnificent National Trust property of Erddig, an 18th century medieval manor park with it’s beautiful walled garden and wide canal leading to the house, surrounded by borders of exotic wild flowers and many other species including orchids.

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £109.00 (6 days).

Hotels

You will stay for five nights at the 4-star Ramada Plaza Wrexham.

  • Ramada Plaza

    The hotel is ideally placed for our exciting excursion exploring the best of North Wales, Shropshire and Cheshire. The hotel has a restaurant and bar. Located one mile from Wrexham Town Centre, our convenient location is the perfect place to stay. Our accommodating guest rooms were designed with you in mind and feature thoughtful amenities to brighten your stay.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

For a full list of our joining points, click here.

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