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Mersey Ferry, Beatles Tour, Liverpool & Chester

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCAL20518

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

4 Days Away #2 For 1 Bar

Enjoy the celebrated, refined attractions of Southport on four special days away. Plus a visit to enjoy delights of historic Chester - with its handsome buildings and marvellous city walls – and two inclusive day excursions to the city attractions of Liverpool with an included journey on the Mersey ferry and a look into the life, times, culture and music of the Beatles with a fabulous guided tour of where it began, and beauty of the Lake District with included stop at Bowness on Windermere.
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What's Included?

  • Coach travel with reserved seating
  • Three nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the The Scarisbrick Hotel, Southport
  • "2 for 1" bar for three hours each evening (6pm-9pm) with a choice of beers, wines, spirits and soft drinks
  • Time to enjoy the traditional charm of Southport
  • An excursion to Liverpool with an inclusive guided Beatles city tour, Mersey Ferry cruise and free time
  • Excursion to enjoy the beauty of the Lake District with included stop at Bowness on Windermere.
  • Visit to explore the stunning architecture and historical gems in Chester on your return
Liverpool - It'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. - Enjoy an inclusive guided city tour to make sure you get the most from your stay, a cruise on the World famous Mersey Ferry and a visit to the Cavern Club celebrating the very best of The Beatles.

Bowness-on-Windermere - A busy town right on the shore of the largest lake in The Lake District -and England: Windermere. You’ll find traditional stone cottages, lakefront pubs, B&Bs – and lots and lots of water sports!

Visit Chester, one of the best-preserved walled cities in England with Roman ruins, charming medieval buildings and a fascinating old town. Walk the city walls, the oldest, longest and most complete in Britain, with parts dating back nearly 2,000 years!

The Scarisbrick Hotel - Ideally located on Lord Street, the main boulevard in the heart of Southport, a delightful seaside town. The hotel combines stylish décor with modern luxury to provide guests with comfortable accommodation in this much-loved seaside resort. This traditional hotel is just a few minutes walk from many popular attractions, including the historic pier, beautiful beaches and great shopping opportunities. 

Southport

SouthportThe seaside town of Southport, with its tree-lined boulevards, traditional shopping arcades and unspoilt beaches.

Take a stroll around the town and soak up the atmosphere in this popular resort where you’ll find the UK’s oldest iron pier. Today, Southport Pier is a much-visited attraction where you can step back in time, have fun in the vintage arcade or simply relax and enjoy the views. 

Discover the stunning coastline, visiting some of the many beaches. You'll be able to see plenty of wildlife, along with the largest area of wild dunes in Britain.  Described as the floral capital of the North West, Southport is home to beautiful parks and gardens, with spectacular flower displays, open green spaces and Victorian features. 

Visit Southport’s Botanic Gardens and marvel at the floral splendour and the lake winding through it. Admire the themed gardens and ornate fountains at Hesketh Park, a 12-hectare Victorian park, designed by Edward Kemp in the 19th century. 

For those that love a bit of retail therapy, Southport is the perfect destination. It has well-known high street stores, independent boutiques and Victorian shopping arcades. You can also watch the world go by with a drink in one of the pavement cafés.

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.

Bowness-on-Windermere

Bowness-on-Windermere
Right on the shore of Windermere
The tiny town of Bowness-on-Windermere - not to be confused with Windermere town, is right on the shore of the largest lake in the Lake District, and England: Windermere. It sprung up after the opening of the railway line from Oxenholme and Kendal to Windermere in 1847 – because it was the nearest accessible point to the lake.

Luxurious hotels on the lakeshore
Today, traditional stone cottages, lakefront pubs, B&Bs – and lots and lots of water sports can be found in Bowness. As you scan the surroundings from the middle of the lake (you can hire easy-to-drive boats from Bowness Bay Marina), you will see the ex-Victorian residences lining the lake shore. A lot of these have now been converted into luxurious hotels.

A great base for exploring The Lake District
Busy year-round, there are regular ferries departing from the tourist town and crossing the large lake. Only a short walk will take you to Orrest Head, the first ‘summit’ Alfred Wainwright visited in his book ‘Lakeland’. Also found in Bowness - see the famous characters from Beatrix Potter’s famous books come to life at The World of Beatrix Potter, a must-see attraction for the whole family.

Chester

Chester

Chester’s rich history is evident as you explore the city
Founded as a fort by the Romans in AD 76 due to its advantageous position at the highest bridging point on the river Dee, the county town of Cheshire is found in the Northwest of England.

Forming almost a complete circuit, Chester's grade I listed walls originate from 100 AD - the best-preserved in England and it's home to Britain’s largest Roman amphitheatre, the oldest sporting venue in continual use (The Roodee Racecourse), a 1000-year-old cathedral with Europe’s finest example of medieval carvings, plus The Rows: 700-year-old medieval two-tiered timber-framed galleries which line the main streets of the city.

The remarkable Rows
Your eyes will catch these striking black-and-white buildings – which are now home to an exciting mix of shops, restaurants, pubs, bars, attractions, and experiences. The unique structures have been the place to eat, drink, and trade through much of Chester’s history.

Chester Zoo
As well as its racecourse, cathedral, and black-and-white buildings - Chester is also known for its zoo. 20,000 animals are resident in what is the most visited zoo in the UK - and the most visited UK attraction outside of London.

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Accommodation

The Scarisbrick Hotel, Southport The Scarisbrick Hotel, Southport

Delightfully located on the main boulevard, right in the heart of town and close at hand to all the attractions of this refined resort, the Scarisbrick Hotel promises characterful accommodation in a terrific setting. This traditional building combines elegant and stylish décor with modern luxury for the perfect seaside break.

Only a few minutes’ walk away, you will find Southport Beach, Southport Pier and the Queen’s Jubilee Nature Trail. The hotel features spacious en-suite rooms which come with a TV, and tea and coffee making facilities. There are three bars to choose from offering a range of hot and cold meals and drinks.

* Please Note: the Hotel swimming pool is currently closed

Facilities: 

  • Bar
  • Restaurant 
  • Evening entertainment (select nights)
  • Real ale bar / Cocktail lounge
  • Lift
  • Tea & coffee making facilities 
  • Wi-Fi facilities 
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