Manchester Ship Canal & History - Fri 10th August 2018
- Duration: 4 Days
- Product code: P5RYWR
Manchester is one of the most exciting places to visit in the UK.
Known throughout the world as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Manchester has a proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport. The city has moved in to the 21st Century and is a modern metropolis incorporating technological industries whilst retaining and reimagining much of its attractive industrial heritage.
Manchester city centre is jam-packed with unique restaurants, bars, shops, museums, galleries and hotels with a splendid public transport system.
After being collected from your local pick up point around 8.00/9.00am we stop on route for comfort stops as required before arriving at the hotel late afternoon.
After breakfast we board the coach and are joined by a local guide for a panoramic tour across the city. This should include most of the major landmarks including the town hall, Salford Quays, MediaCity, Old Trafford Football Stadium, Gorton Monastery, John Rylands Library, The Lowry and much more. Free time in the city centre after. You may choose to make your own way back to the hotel if you wish.
After breakfast we board the Mersey Ferry boat at nearby Salford Quays around 10.00am for a six hour cruise to Liverpool. During a unique journey through time, discover how this magnificent waterway shaped the industrial landscape of the region, while passing through locks and past bridges that have remained largely unchanged since their construction over 100 years ago. After arriving in Liverpool we return to Manchester by coach for dinner.
We head home with comfort stops on route - arriving back in the local area around 5.00/6.00pm
Meal plan - Dinner Bed & Breakfast
4* Copthorne Hotel
We are delighted to be returning to the excellent Copthorne Hotel in the Salford Quays area of Manchester. Plenty to see in the local area plus easy access to the city centre by tram in around 10 minutes. The hotel restaurant overlooks the canal and offers an excellent Full Breakfast and 3 course evening meal with choice of menu. Holiday includes tea or coffee after your dinner. There is a large modern bar where you can relax and enjoy a drink. All bedrooms have en suite bathrooms with Colour TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift. WiFi.