Door 2 Tour

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Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Discover Liverpool & Charming Cheshire

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8285

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

National Trust 2018

PRICE FROM ? £149 per person
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Description

We delve into the fascinating culture and history of the maritime city of Liverpool including the National Trust’s Art and Crafts gem, Speke Hall. We also explore Cheshire’s fine historic houses with their myriad treasures and one of Britain’s greatest industrial heritage sites.

Coach Itinerary

Excursion One - Quarry Bank Mill & Arley Hall
The story of the cotton industry is at the heart of Quarry Bank Mill, one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites located on the Styal Estate in the Cheshire countryside. Built in 1784, this restored Georgian mill, complete with hand spinners in authentic costume, the noise of working machinery and Europe’s most powerful working waterwheel, offers rich insight into the earliest days of our industrial past.

Later we head to Arley Hall, the much-loved home of Viscount Ashbrook and his forbears for over 500 years. The Hall provides a warm and intimate atmosphere with elaborate ceilings, oak-panelling and beautiful furniture while the formal gardens are home to a huge variety of plants, including a magnificent double herbaceous border.

Excursion Two - Liverpool & Speke Hall
We enjoy a guided tour of Liverpool, learning all there is to know about its history as an industrial force and its most famous sons, the Beatles. Our enlightening tour takes in iconic landmarks such as the Liver Building as well as Liverpool’s more contemporary side including the rejuvenated Albert Dock, a bustling hub of shops, restaurants and the Tate Liverpool art gallery. Afterwards, we spend some time at leisure in the city.


This afternoon we visit Speke Hall, a little piece of Tudor tranquillity with later Victorian additions to boot as well as some fine Jacobean plasterwork and a spectacular Great Hall. The fully equipped Victorian kitchen recreates the existence of the hall’s servants in the past. Outside, admire the eye-catching black and white timber exterior and the beautiful restored gardens.

Excursion Three - Tatton Park & Tabley House
Built by Samuel Wyatt, Tatton Park is one of Britain’s most complete estates, with a landscaped deer park and exquisite formal gardens. The opulent interior is crammed with collections of silver, china, glass and fine furniture made by Gillows. This grandeur also extends outside to the garden, where year-round colour is provided by the Rose, Italian and Japanese gardens.

Tabley House is a fine Palladian country house designed by John Carr of York. Built in 1761 for the Leicester family who lived here for 700 years, this beautifully symmetrical Italianate building is surrounded by a landscape park. Tabley holds the first great collection of English paintings ever made, including works by Turner, Reynolds, Lawrence and Dobson, as well as furniture made by Gillow, Bullock and Chippendale.

Self Drive Itinerary

Excursion One - Quarry Bank Mill & Arley Hall
The story of the cotton industry is at the heart of Quarry Bank Mill, one of Britain's greatest industrial heritage sites located on the Styal Estate in the Cheshire countryside. Built in 1784, this restored Georgian mill, complete with hand spinners in authentic costume, the noise of working machinery and Europe’s most powerful working waterwheel, offers rich insight into the earliest days of our industrial past.

Later we head to Arley Hall, the much-loved home of Viscount Ashbrook and his forbears for over 500 years. The Hall provides a warm and intimate atmosphere with elaborate ceilings, oak-panelling and beautiful furniture while the formal gardens are home to a huge variety of plants, including a magnificent double herbaceous border.

Excursion Two - Liverpool & Speke Hall
We enjoy a guided tour of Liverpool, learning all there is to know about its history as an industrial force and its most famous sons, the Beatles. Our enlightening tour takes in iconic landmarks such as the Liver Building as well as Liverpool’s more contemporary side including the rejuvenated Albert Dock, a bustling hub of shops, restaurants and the Tate Liverpool art gallery. Afterwards, we spend some time at leisure in the city.


This afternoon we visit Speke Hall, a little piece of Tudor tranquillity with later Victorian additions to boot as well as some fine Jacobean plasterwork and a spectacular Great Hall. The fully equipped Victorian kitchen recreates the existence of the hall’s servants in the past. Outside, admire the eye-catching black and white timber exterior and the beautiful restored gardens.

Excursion Three - Tatton Park & Tabley House 
Built by Samuel Wyatt, Tatton Park is one of Britain’s most complete estates, with a landscaped deer park and exquisite formal gardens. The opulent interior is crammed with collections of silver, china, glass and fine furniture made by Gillows. This grandeur also extends outside to the garden, where year-round colour is provided by the Rose, Italian and Japanese gardens.

Tabley House is a fine Palladian country house designed by John Carr of York. Built in 1761 for the Leicester family who lived here for 700 years, this beautifully symmetrical Italianate building is surrounded by a landscape park. Tabley holds the first great collection of English paintings ever made, including works by Turner, Reynolds, Lawrence and Dobson, as well as furniture made by Gillow, Bullock and Chippendale.

Coach Bullets

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Mercure Haydock Hotel, Haydock
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Quarry Bank Mill, Arley Hall, Liverpool, Speke Hall, Tatton Park & Tabley House
  • Guided tour of Liverpool
  • Services of a Tour Manager

Self Drive Bullets

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Mercure Haydock Hotel, Haydock
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Quarry Bank Mill, Arley HallLiverpoolSpeke Hall, Tatton Park Tabley House
  • Guided tour of Liverpool
  • Services of a Tour Manager

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  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Mercure Haydock Hotel, Haydock
  • Visits to Quarry Bank Mill, Arley HallLiverpoolSpeke Hall, Tatton Park Tabley House
  • Services of a Tour Manager

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Club Class

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
400 +Call for a quote
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

Club Class

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip MileagePrice (pp)
Up to 150 miles£99
151 - 200£170
201 - 250£195
251 - 300£220
301 - 350£250
351 - 400£280
400 +Call for a quote
Single Traveller SupplementAdditional 75%

Rail Option

Discounted Rail Travel Available

If you’d prefer to take the train, we offer discounted rail fares throughout the UK on this selected tour.
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