2021 - Festive Chester, Arley Hall & Liverpool Christmas Market
4 daysA wonderful weekend to get you into the festive spirit. Chester with its gloriously festive market, stalls selling a variety of unique, locally made produce, handmade crafts, Christmas decorations, jewellery, accessories and stocking fillers. Experience the breathtaking rooms at Arley Hall, decorated with hundreds of fresh flowers and foliage from the Arley Gardens. Floristry colleges and florists each decorate a room in the hall in a traditional and stunning style. To round the weekend off Liverpool's Christmas Market returns to St George's Plateau against the backdrop of the magnificent St George's Hall. Mulled wine and other festive tipples will be served from the Teepee bar - enjoy!
PRICE FROM ? £319 per person
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your ItineraryDay 1- From your chosen joining point your feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your weekend begins. After joining your holiday coach, sit back and relax as your journey takes you northwards. Arrive at your hotel mid afternoon with breakfast & dinner included for the next 3 nights.
Day 2 & 3 - At leisure with 2 included excursions
Arley Hall Floral Extravaganza & Festive Chester
To Arley Hall this morning for the Christmas floral extravaganza. Each room is decorated with hundreds of fresh flowers and foliage from the Arley Gardens. Floristry colleges and florists each decorate a room in the hall in a traditional and stunning style. Entrance included.
Festive Chester in the afternoon will round off your day. It's the perfect place to do a little bit of Christmas shopping, or just treat yourself! There's also plenty of hot food and drink to sample, including tasty mulled wine, spiced cider and hot chocolate - the perfect way to keep warm whilst enjoying the market. It has over 60 traditional wooden chalets in the heart of the city centre right next to the cathedral. Chester has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000-year-old Cathedral with Europe's finest example of medieval carvings - and of course the one and only 700-year-old Rows galleries where shopping is a double delight.
Liverpool Christmas Market
The backdrop of the magnificent St George's Hall makes this visit extra special. The Ski Lodge with its karaoke cable cars, whilst the Windmill Bar and Gin Tin are sure to give you a welcome festive feel. Foodies will love the festive treats on offer from the Bavarian Grill and Yorkshire Pudding Wrap stall to sweet treats such as waffles and pancakes. There will be local arts, Christmas decorations and candles on sale, as well as a Ferris Wheel offering great views above the festoon lighting and other vintage fairground rides for the kids to enjoy.
Day 4 - Check out after breakfast and head southwards to Stratford Upon Avon - enjoy a break here for refreshments and why not Step into Christmas at The Nutcracker Christmas Shop, where you'll find beautiful Christmas gift ideas. As well as German wooden nutcrackers from Steinbach and Ulbricht, and traditional carved smoking men, you'll find exquisite wooden nativity figures in little wooden nativity stables. Onwards this afternoon to interchange and your home towns mid evening. Back to top
AccommodationHoliday Inn, Runcorn - 3 Star
You will be greeted by the arrival of Open Lobby! A fantastic, bright and inviting space, which really does meet all guests requirements. Big comfy sofas make for a relaxing area to meet with friends or maybe a catch up with colleagues is on the cards over a Starbucks. The hotel has 153 comfortable and modern en suite rooms, all with plasma TVs, a workspace, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The You Fit leisure club has a full-equipped gymnasium, a swimming pool, a sauna, a spa bath & steam room. Back to top