2022 - Liverpool & Port Sunlight
With an ongoing programme of urban and social renewal, the fortunes of Liverpool with its impressive cultural heritage, have changed to make it one of the most pleasant, exciting and dynamic cities in Northern England. Scousers are justifiably proud of their city with its musical legacy, transformed centre, famous ferry 'cross the Mersey and regenerated docks. Explore Liverpool form your centrally located hotel and enjoy an included visit to the peaceful Merseyside village of Port Sunlight founded by the Victorian entrepreneur, Lord Lever, as well as time in pretty Chester.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 Journey northwards with comfort stops en-route to Liverpool for your 4-night stay in your centrally located hotel. Welcome drink and porterage on arrival.
Day 2 - 4 At leisure in Liverpool with two included excursions
Liverpool (2 full days)
All aboard for an informative guided tour of Liverpool with a local guide. Plenty of time at leisure to explore the city or join the optional excursion. Liverpool city centre is often referred to in 'quarters' from the Georgian Quarter to bohemian Ropewalks, Chinatown to Baltic Triangle, the Waterfront to the Cavern Quarter. There are many innovative museums and galleries to visit as well as a cathedral (and one to spare!)
Port Sunlight Village & Roman Chester
A morning visit to Lord Lever's idyllic Port Sunlight Village (entrance included) for a fascinating insight into life in the late 1800s. The village was constructed as a home for workers at his soap factory, Lever Brothers, and today features a captivating museum, beautiful architecture, a world-class gallery and stunning parks. Continue onto Chester with time to explore this classic, contemporary city bursting with must see treasures, 2000 years of history and spectacular shopping.
Relax and live the beach life in Southport on the Sefton Coast. Boasting an expansive and beautiful coastline, Southport is surrounded by natural beauty. Make a stop en-route at Crosby Beach to view the impressive art installation by Antony Gormley, 'Another Place' where 100 male statues made of iron stand proudly looking out to sea. Onto Southport with Britain's second longest pier, first opened in 1860 with an original length of 3,600 ft. One of Southport's most celebrated sights is Lord Street with its Victorian canopied boulevard edged by scenic gardens.
Day 5 Return southwards to interchange with suitable stops en-route.
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