Wirral, Chester & Manchester Ship Canal
2018 - Mercure Chester Abbots Well - 4 Days (BUD0222)
Placed between Liverpool and North Wales, overlooking the River Dee, Welsh hills and River Mersey, the Wirral is a fantastic peninsula blessed with stunning, natural splendour and a rich heritage.
This full and fun-packed, 5-day holiday is based at a 4-star hotel and spa, set in landscaped gardens in the beautiful and historic city of Chester. From this excellent hotel base, we spend time exploring the sights of the city at leisure with an included sightseeing city-bus tour. We will also discover Victorian & 20th Century engineering and technical marvels on a relaxing and fascinating cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal. We will visit Port Sunlight - a true delight - and an absolute must-do activity when you visit Wirral. And to top this fabulous holiday off, we visit the award-winning, superb gardens at Ness, perfectly situated on the Wirral Peninsula overlooking the Dee Estuary.
4* Mercure Chester Abbots Well
The Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel nestles amidst 2 acres of landscaped gardens. Historical Chester with its Roman Amphitheatre, medieval half-timbered buildings and charming shops, restaurants and cafés is just a couple of miles away. Enjoy a swim, sauna, or massage at our onsite Feel Good Health Club and spa. Dine al fresco on our garden terrace or enjoy your favourite tipple in the Bar. If you fancy a stroll, the hotel grounds lead to the pretty canal-side walkways of Christleton.
After joining the coach, we make our way to Liverpool. We expect to arrive at our hotel late afternoon.
Traditional English breakfast followed by free time in Liverpool.
After breakfast we make our way back to South Wales.
Manchester Ship Canal Cruise
Cruise along the Manchester Ship Canal, one of Britain’s most historic waterways between Liverpool Pier Head and Salford Quays. This fascinating cruise, with a lively commentary along the way, is as awe inspiring as it is relaxing. It is the most tranquil way to travel ever invented. You’ll love this 6–hour cruise through 35 miles of fine Lancashire landscapes, secret woodland, watery glades, and 120 years of history. Hear the story of this magnificent waterway and enjoy wonderfully differing scenery as your cruise takes you through locks and under bridges, which have remained largely unchanged for over 100 years.
Chester plus ‘Hop-on, Hop-off’ Bus Tour
Chester, 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!
Port Sunlight & Ness Botanical Gardens
We visit the picturesque and unique village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral which was built by William Hesketh Lever as an idyllic model village for his “Sunlight Soap” workers. This is perhaps the best kept secret in the region and with its distinctive styles created by 26 different architects to design the houses, it is truly a hidden gem! There is even a Beatles link here as it was the very first place that Ringo Star played with the Beatles in 1962. Your fun tour guide will bring the whole village to life and you will have free time to visit the Lady Lever Art Gallery and to buy refreshments. Afterwards we visit the award-winning superb gardens at Ness were founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a Liverpool cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and for plant collecting. Ness is open all year round with seasonal flowers, shrubs and trees, in particular Rhododendrons, Azaleas, a beautiful rock garden, enchanting Laburnum arch and spectacular herbaceous border. Don’t miss the Garden Kitchen Cafe for a light bite, meal or sweet treat.
- Coach travel throughout
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Staying in the Mercure Chester Abbots Well
- Visit to Port Sunlight with admission & Guided Village Tour
- Ness Botanical Gardens
- Manchester Ship Canal Cruise
- Free day in Chester with Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Bristol Aztec West
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms are available in the booking process.
£100 Single Room Supplement.Back to top