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Chester Winter Break with Cream Tea on the Dee

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3 day tour
From £149 per person - minimum 20 passengers

Wrap up warm and spend the weekend exploring the historic city of Chester. Our tour includes a look around the compact Christmas markets, located outside the city’s beautiful Town Hall Square opposite Chester Cathedral. There is also time to explore the centre on foot including the Grosvenor shopping centre. In the afternoon we board the Chester Boat and take a two hour cruise down the River Dee. We will be served a cream tea and hot drink as the scenic countryside passes us by. The boat is covered and heated making it a cosy trip and nice way to relax after a busy morning shopping. Our hotel for this trip is Mercure Abbotts Well, a 4 star hotel set in 2 acres of landscaped gardens with leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and spa – perfect for relaxing in after a wintry excursion.


17th November, 1st December, 8th December 2024

Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to your hotel

On the way to your hotel you may choose to visit the popular (and normally quite busy) McArthurGlen Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet village. Arrive at your hotel with time to relax and use the hotels leisure facilities before dinner.

Day 2

Chester Christmas Markets and Chester Boat Cruise with Cream Tea

This morning we explore the small but perfectly formed Chester Christmas Markets**. A historical and magical experience awaits you with over 70 traditional wooden chalets surrounding the iconic sparkling tree in the heart of the city centre. Discover unique, locally made produce and handmade crafts, jewellery, accessories and stocking fillers. You can also peruse the shops in the covered and beautifully decorated Grosvenor Shopping Centre.

Next we take a relaxing river cruise with commentary along the River Dee. Get comfortable as we glide through the countryside on our decorated, covered and heated boat and enjoy homemade, freshly baked fruit scones with jam and cream and a warm drink. Return to your hotel for a relaxing dinner.

**Christmas market dates are yet to be confirmed for 2024 and may not be available on selected dates, if so an alternative attraction will be suggested subject to supplement

Day 3

Return home

After a full English breakfast you may choose to visit Liverpool’s Albert Dock or the Ness Botanic Gardens (supplement on request) on your way home.

Featured Hotel – inspected by Greatdays staff in February 2023

Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel ****

Nestled amidst two acres of landscaped gardens, this 4-star hotel is situated just two miles from the city centre and Cheshire Oaks. There is a spacious and cosy restaurant and lounge area. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and spa. All 126 bedrooms are furnished with en-suite bathrooms, TV, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Most rooms offer views of the hotel courtyard. There is no lift but plenty of ground floor rooms. There is on-site coach parking available.


Other hotels in and around Chester are available – please contact us for details.

Dates 3 days / 2  nights
17th November 2024 From £162.00 per person
1st December 2024 From £149.00 per person
8th December 2024 From £149.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at

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