Chester, Liverpool, Chirk & The Aqueduct - Mon 22nd July 2024

From GBP £425.00
  • Duration: 5 Days
  • Product code: PZQNZG

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Encircled by two miles of Roman and Medieval walls, Chester is one of England’s historical gems and has proved to be a very popular destination with our customers.

Situated on the River Dee, close to the Welsh border, Chester has 2000 years of history and is one of Britain’s Heritage Cities with a compact city centre easy to explore on foot. Chester displays fine examples of architecture from throughout the ages. It began life as a Roman fort, and the impressive medieval walls surrounding the city in part sit upon genuine Roman foundations. Its main shopping streets feature the unique two-tiered black-and-white clad medieval shopping galleries known as ‘The Rows’, which today offer an eclectic range of designer boutiques, restaurants and tearooms.

Don’t miss the magnificent 1000-year-old Cathedral, the Roman Amphitheatre and make sure to stroll through beautiful Grosvenor Park beside the River Dee. Why now take a pleasure boat trip?

Returning to one of our best sellers for 2024!! Following a recent complete refurbishment we are returning to the Holiday Inn Chester South. Clean modern facilities with a nice lobby and bar area. The hotel is located out of town - around 10 minutes by taxi if required. This terrific holiday includes a guided coach tour of Chester with plenty of free time, a day exploring Liverpool, a chance to see the views at Chirk Castle plus a stop at the remarkable Pontcysyllte Aqueduct . Great fun!

After being collected from your convenient local pick up point around 7.00/8.30am, settle back and enjoy the journey to the North West. There will be comfort stops as required including a main stop for lunch before arriving at the hotel late afternoon. Free time to check in to your room and have a wander around the hotel and maybe have a drink before dinner. Dinner on the holiday is 3 courses with choice of menu.

In the morning, head to the restaurant with a wide choice of options for breakfast. After we board the coach for an excursion into Chester - included in the price of the holiday. We will rendezvous with our excellent local tour guide for a coach tour of the city. Chester is an absolutely fabulous destination to explore - one of Britain's most popular places for tourists. Founded as a Roman fortress, you can see the course of British history here - from Viking raiders to Norman invaders and on. Chester has the most complete city walls and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old Cathedral and the visually stunning  700 year old Rows galleries full of shops. Great day out.

Excellent excursion today as we are head to the city of Liverpool for the day. Joined by a knowledgeable local guide for a fascinating and fun tour of the city. Over recent years the city centre and waterfront have been transformed into a stylish modern metropolis, whilst celebrating the cultural heritage which inspired the city’s achievements. We explore the city centre and waterfront including the Albert Dock, packed with attractions, stylish shops and cafes. Plenty of free time after for you to enjoy a lunch of your choice and explore.

Lovely excursion today taking in some wonderful panoramic scenery. Heading first to Chirk Castle which is operated by the National Trust   This magnificent medieval fortress of the Welsh marches boasts over 700 years of history, award-winning gardens and parkland– it’s well worth a visit. Enjoy the wonderful views, a look around the impressive interior, gift shop and cafe. From here we head for the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct over the River Dee which is located near the lovely town of Llangollen. Thomas Telford's remarkable 19 arch construction was hailed as one of the most astonishing feats of engineering from the Industrial Revolution. We stop at the Trevor Basin where you will have the chance to walk along the aqueduct - if you want! Continuing back to the hotel via the Horseshoe Pass - one of the most scenic roads in the area!     

We head home with comfort stops before arriving back to your local drop off point around 5.00pm

Meal plan - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Holiday Inn Chester South

We have been staying at this hotel for many years. This 3* Hotel offers comfortable and spacious accommodation and is situated on the southern edge of Chester allowing easy excursion opportunities. The centre of Chester is only 3 miles away so only a short taxi ride if required. Having recently undergone an extensive refurbishment enjoy the clean modern decor throughout with plenty of places to sit and relax with a drink. 

The hotel offers 145 bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms - walk in showers in standard rooms - air-conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the entire hotel. Again, all rooms and bathrooms have recently been refurbished so look forward to a comfy mattress, choice of pillows, satellite TV, hairdryer, tea and coffee making facilities and bathroom amenities.

The Open Lobby Bar and reception look great and you can order food and drink here throughout the day. The Junction Restaurant has lovely views over the Welsh Mountains and in the evening enjoy a 3 course dinner with choice of menu. 

The hotel is low level but an accessible hotel lift is available to use to gain access to the bedrooms and restaurant.

As a hotel guest you have access to the You Fit Health Club, offering a 15m heated swimming pool, sauna and spa pool.