2022 - Festive Chester & Liverpool Christmas Markets
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. And then off to Liverpool's Christmas Market at St George's Plateau against the backdrop of the magnificent St George's Hall. Mulled wine and other festive treats and goodies are calling you!
PRICE FROM ? £329 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 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. Get Christmassy at the hotel with tea, coffee & mince pie on arrival, one traditional turkey dinner and one evening with bingo & quiz
Off to Chester, the perfect place to do a little bit of Christmas shopping, or just treat yourself! There's 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 70 traditional wooden chalets in the heart of the city centre wrapped around an iconic sparkling Christmas tree, 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 Liverpool Christmas Market is the perfect mix of local food, drinks and craft traders offering the very best in a wide range of delicious treats and seasonal delights and the backdrop of the magnificent St George's Hall makes the market extra special. The Ski Lodge with its karaoke cable cars and 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.
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
AccommodationBest Western Everglades Park Hotel, Widnes
This friendly, low-rise 3* hotel is in a semi-rural location and offers good quality, modern guest accommodation with flat screen TV and free WiFi. There is a popular restaurant as well as a relaxed lounge bar. There is no lift but there are rooms on the ground floor. The hotel is less than 2 miles from Widnes and makes an excellent base for exploring the region. Back to top