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Liverpool & The Grand National - Festival Zone

  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCAL19416

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days

3 Days Away

And…… we’re off for a three day break to enjoy the buzz and drama of the famous Grand National! The Grand National is the ultimate test of bravery and stamina as the best steeplechasers and their riders take on the most challenging fences in horse racing. With inclusive admission to the Festival Zone Aintree and coach transfers to and from the racecourse.
PRICE FROM ? £259 per person
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Itinerary

What's Included?

  • Coach travel with reserved seating
  • Two nights dinner, bed and breakfast at The Best Western Plus Pinewood - Wilmslow
  • Admission to the Festival Zone at Aintree for the thrilling Grand National
  • Visit to Liverpool

The Festival Zone is the largest and most atmospheric enclosure at Aintree, with access to view the Parade Ring, Winners Enclosure and Red Rum Lawn.

The Grand National

The Grand National
The Grand National
Even if you don’t follow horse racing - every year, there is one fascinating horse race that’s bound to get your heart racing.

The Grand National is a 4.5 mile handicap steeplechase featuring 30 of the most testing fences and hurdles in the world of jumps racing. Up to 40 runners and riders must complete full circuits of a unique 2¼ mile (3,600 metres) course, in front of 150,000 spectators at Aintree Racecourse (as well as an estimated worldwide TV audience of 600 million across over 140 countries!). Aintree, on the outskirts of Liverpool has hosted the Grand National Festival since 1839.

A unique course
The current course opened in 1839 – the longest jump racing distance in the UK and features 16 wooden fences dressed in distinctive Lake District spruce, each of which are jumped twice with the exception of The Chair and the Water Jump, which are jumped on the first circuit only.

It’s not just the unique course which makes the race so fascinating – it’s the event’s unpredictable history.

No dress code – but a good excuse to dress up
The Grand National Festival starts with Opening Day, followed by Ladies Day and then Grand National Day. Contrary to popular belief, there is no dress code - but it’s a good excuse to dress up!

The Festival Zone

It's Aintree’s most atmospheric enclosure
The Festival Zone is the largest and most atmospheric enclosure at Aintree – offering a relaxed experience with views over the closing stages of every race including The Grand National.

Your zone pass gives you access to a lot
While your Festival Zone Pass does not give you full access to the racecourse – it does however give you access to a lot! Live music and entertainment, plenty of food, drink, betting facilities and big screens are found throughout the area.

You’ll have the opportunity to get a good look at the runners before you place your bets (at the Parade Ring), as well as access to the winner’s enclosure (where the winning horses are reunited with their owners and trophies are presented).

And it's got the best places to drink!
You’ll get access to The Irish Bar, which has screens and betting facilities of its own, as well as the iconic Red Rum Garden, a hive of activity and entertainment - complete with Red Rum statue, a tribute to the most iconic winning horse at Aintree.

Liverpool

LiverpoolIt's one of the UK’s most popular city breaks – and it’s clear why
Located right where the River Mersey meets the Irish Sea in the North West of England, it’s bursting with diverse and fascinating history, attractions – and lots and lots of shopping.

The Waterfront is definitely the place to be
The best view of the city's iconic skyline has to be from one of Mersey Ferry’s 50-minute River Explorer Cruises – board it from The Liverpool Waterfront. Here, you’ll also find the beautifully restored Royal Albert Dock, which played a key role in the famously friendly city’s maritime history. Have you ever noticed that the city’s name is below The Titanic on the mythical ship’s stern? Find out more at the free-to-enter waterfront Maritime Museum.

Liverpool Dock has restaurants, bars, independent stores, museums and art galleries including Tate Liverpool and the Liverpool Museum, as well as The Beatle’s Story, an immersive exhibition which takes you down the Long and Winding Road of the Beatles.

Liverpool is the perfect place to learn about the Fab Four
..It’s their hometown after all. Take a selfie with a larger-than-life version of them on the Pier Head, or visit The Cavern Club on Mathew Street - the live music venue where The Beatles forged their musical identity and became the club’s signature act following their first performance there on 9th February 1961.

Don’t miss - Right in the heart of the city is Liverpool ONE, the one place you can find all of your high street favourites and designers, plus food, drink and entertainment. If you’re after something unique for dinner – head to Liverpool Cathedral’s bistro for a hearty bowl of traditional Scouse. The local comfort food is served with homemade bread and pickled cabbage.

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