2021 - Southport - Lancashire Tea & Tales Cruise & Steam
2021 - Prince of Wales Hotel - 5 Days (CU5AFH)
Stay in a grand Victorian hotel in the heart of Southport!
Absolutely PACKED with great excursions and experiences...
Join us on this wonderful tour that takes in some of the best that the North West of England has to offer. We'll be based in the lovely Prince of Wales Hotel, set in the heart of Southport and have some amazing excursions planned for you. We'll take you out for a ride on the fabulous East Lancashire Railway with free time in Bury, plus afternoon tea on the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Oh yes, and if that is not enough, you'll also have the chance to splash some cash at Oswaldtwistle Mills! Phew, now that's a packed tour...
Our base for this tour is Southport. This is one of the most attractive resorts in England and has earned the title of ‘The Floral Capital of England’s North-West’. Explore the shopping arcades of Lord Street, marvel at the largest marine lake in Britain and ‘take the air’ on the sandy beach.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Prince of Wales Hotel
The Prince of Wales Hotel in Southport is a beautiful reminder of Britain’s Victorian Heritage, an elegant building with landscaped gardens. Throughout the reception, lounge area and bedrooms, the decoration has been kept intact, in keeping with the elegant and stylish character of the building. All 154 en-suite bedrooms of the Prince of Wales hotel have been tastefully designed to preserve the Victorian style of this Southport hotel. Many of the rooms overlook Lord Street, the main shopping and entertainment area and all of Southport's main tourist attractions are within easy reach. The Colonial restaurant serves excellent traditional fayre dishes and the Clubhouse bar, themed in true Golf style, has a friendly atmosphere. WIFI is free to all guests and is available in all public areas of the hotel.
After boarding the coach at one of our local pick-up points, we head north, with convenient coffee/lunch stops along the way and expect to arrive at our hotel in Southport, the Prince of Wales, in the late afternoon. Check in, unpack and relax in the lounge or maybe pop out for a stroll to stretch your legs after the journey and before joining us for a delicious dinner.
Days 2 - 4
Enjoy hearty traditional English breakfasts every day along with free time to explore Southport on your own. Make sure you join us for our INCLUDED excursions. Return to the hotel in the evenings to enjoy tasty dinners.
After a final tasty breakfast, it is sadly time to make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.
East Lancashire Railway & Bury (Rawtenstall to Bury) & free time in Bury
We have tickets for the fabulous East Lancashire Railway. The line runs for 12 miles through scenic Lancastrian landscapes - beautiful rural panoramas and postcard pretty villages to bustling Victorian towns and cotton mill dotted horizons. After a ride on the East Lancashire Railway from Rawtenstall to Bury, we alight at Bury with free time. Historically, Bury was a mill which centred on textile production and it was in fact the Brooksbottom Mill in Summerseat which launched Bury’s role in the cotton industry. Industry increased for the area when the town was connected to the national canal system by the Manchester Bolton and Bury Canal in the early nineteenth century. This is a fascinating place, with lovely people and an award-winning market.
Oswaldtwistle Mills & Afternoon Tea & Tales on the Leeds Liverpool Canal
Oswaldtwistle Mills is an award-winning shopping village that has something to amaze, charm and intrigue visitors of all ages. The former weaving mill has over 100 retailers all under one roof. The Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Pavers, Peacocks & Bonmarché, an extensive new home & lifestyle centre, craft & sewing centre, homewares, furniture, lighting, unique giftware, a gourmet deli selling locally made food produce, Stockley’s sweet shop, childrens play area, textile and heritage museum and even its own wildfowl reserve.
We take a calming cruise along the Leeds Liverpool, Canal and take in the wonderful scenery and stunning views of Lancaster's skyline. As you cruise along, tuck into a delicious afternoon tea and listen to stories about the canal’s history.
- Reserved coach seating throughout
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Ride on the East Lancashire Steam Railway
- Visit to Oswaldtwistle Mills
- Free time in Bury
- Afternoon tea & Tales on the Leeds Liverpool Canal Cruise
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. Please make sure that you also read our Important Holiday Information & Enhanced Hygiene Protocols which we update from time to time.
We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please get in touch with us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps too. Sometimes, the order of excursions can change when you are on tour. We will try not to change things, but want to make you aware that this can happen.
COVID-19 PEACE OF MIND & TRAVELLING SAFELY
It is important that you familiarise yourself with our Enhanced Hygiene Protocols booklet as this will give you a clearer picture of what to expect when you travel, what we are doing to keep you safe, and what you can do to protect yourself and those around. These Protocols are updated from time to time, so please re-check just before you travel.
Please remember that you will also need to keep up-to-date with latest government advice and requirements.