Charming Chester & The Stream In The Sky
AU4AAHYou will be staying in beautiful Chester at the lovely Queen Hotel. Set close to the railway station, the Queen has played host to the likes of Charles Darwin and Cecil Rhodes offering a historic and comfortable base. All of Chester's historic sights lie within a 10 to 15 minute walk so we've been careful to make sure you get time to relax and explore this great city on your own or with friends.
You can also get stuck into the history and heritage of one of our great cities as we take you on a guided tour of Chester. We have also included a memorable boat trip on the soaring Pontcysyllte Viaduct in North Wales. Now that's a lot of memories to take home with you...
An ideal choice for:
* Anyone who enjoys staying in a really well appointed hotel
* Couples and friends looking to enjoy new experiences
* A great value break in a super location
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 1Enjoy the journey, boarding your coach at your convenient local pick up point. Time to relax and recharge on the way to historic Chester, with time for coffee and lunch en route. On arrival at your hotel, the centrally located Queen Hotel Chester, there will be a chance to explore the great attractions on offer. Make sure you leave time to enjoy a drink before dinner.
Days 2-3Enjoy a traditional English breakfast each day and then the choice is yours. Chester has so much to discover. Whatever you decide to do, you'll find a warm welcome home at the hotel and delicious dinners laid on for you every night.
We have included an excursion over the border to enjoy a wonderful cruise which takes you across the famous, soaring Pontcysyllte Viaduct in North Wales.
Day 4After a thoroughly enjoyable stay, enjoy breakfast this morning before saying farewell to Chester and heading for home with a stop for lunch and a last chance to share stories with your fellow travellers.
ChesterINCLUDED Visitor DestinationThis may be the best-preserved walled city in England, with its galleried streets, Roman Wall, Tudor houses, and unique medieval shopping experience at the famous ‘Rows’, where the shops are quite literally ‘on top of each other’. This is a fascinating city where you can truly combine a love of history with some truly inspiring shopping opportunities!
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. You are walking where Roman Legionaires marched to war, Viking raiders wreaked havoc and Norman invaders conquered Anglo Saxons!
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct Boat TripINCLUDED Visitor Destination
Built between 1795 and 1805, the impressive structure stands out from its surroundings and yet somehow complements the landscape perfectly, making it a site that simply has to be seen up close. This is the country's highest navigable aqueduct, towering 126ft (38m) above the River Dee and supported by 18 stone piers. The canal runs through an iron trough 1007 feet (306.9 metres) long, 11 feet 10 inches (3.6 metres) wide and 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 metres) deep. Clear water is fed from the River Dee at the Horseshoe Falls near Llangollen.
Fully weatherproofed and fitted with comfortable seats and central heating, our Covid secure canal boat is specially designed for sitting back and taking in outstanding views. Meanwhile, live commentary will help you to understand more about the area’s rich heritage and thriving wildlife, whilst the inviting bar ensures that you have everything you need to refresh and unwind.
- 3 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
- Free time to explore Chester
- Boat trip on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
The Queen at Chester, Best Western Premier ChesterWalk through the magnificent brick and stucco Italianate hotel entrance and you’re following in the footsteps of some extraordinary guests. Since opening in 1860 to serve first-class rail passengers, the hotel has entertained the likes of Charles Dickens, Cecil Rhodes and Lillie Langtry. It is a hotel of many firsts and was the first hotel built to specifically serve the many rail travellers to the city. It is now a modern, stylish and well equipped hotel, set next to the railway station close to the centre of this historic city. There is a great bar and restaurant, and all of the rooms are stylishly appointed including tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift to all floors and free WiFi throughout the hotel.
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