Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for Chester
Discovering Chester and the Wirral
Chester and the Wirral offer a wealth of fascinating places to visit. In this new tour we combine a day in Chester, including a cruise on the River Dee. We also include visits to the delightful Ness Botanic Gardens and Port Sunlight, the garden village built by ‘Soap King’ William Hesketh Lever.
Dates throughout 2022 & 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to your hotel
Chester and cruise on the River Dee
Today we visit the historic city of Chester starting with a relaxing half hour river cruise (with commentary) on the River Dee. The rest of the day is then free to explore all that the city has to offer. Don’t miss ‘The Rows’, the 700-year-old, two-tiered shopping galleries with an array of independent and high street names. The city is home to the most complete City Walls in Britain dating from the Roman occupation 2,000 years ago built to protect the city. Today you can take the 2 mile walk of the walls and admire the beautiful heritage of Chester. The world famous Eastgate Clock was built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897. Climb the steps alongside the clock to walk along the The Eastgate Clock – one of the most photographed in the world – built to celebrate Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee in 1897 most complete city walls in Britain, dating from the Roman occupation.
Ness Botanic Gardens and Port Sunlight
This morning we travel onto the Wirral peninsula to visit Ness Botanic Gardens, a beautiful 64-acre garden created in 1898 by a wealthy cotton broker from Liverpool. After lunch we visit Port Sunlight, a garden village built by ‘Soap King’ William Hesketh Lever to house the workers from his ‘Sunlight Soap’ factory. Included is a 45-minute visit to the fascinating Port Sunlight Museum followed by a one-hour guided tour of the village by coach. If time permits, don’t miss the Lady Lever Art Gallery, one of the finest art galleries in Europe (free).
Suggested Hotels – Recently inspected by Greatdays staff
Holiday Inn Chester South ***
A warm welcome awaits at this friendly, modern Chester hotel. It is located less than three miles from Chester city centre and less than 2 miles from the River Dee. The restaurant offers a hearty buffet breakfast and you can enjoy a nice drink in the modern, open lobby. Starbucks coffee is served all day in this 3-star hotel. Guests enjoy complimentary use of the fitness centre and can relax in the sauna, solarium and Jacuzzi. All spacious bedrooms are equipped with hairdryers, trouser press, TV and tea and coffee making facilities. This hotel does not have a lift, but does have ground floor bedrooms and coach parking is available on site.
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel and Spa ****
Nestling in 27 acres of Cheshire woodland, you wouldn’t believe how close Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa is to the M53, connecting to the M56 and onto Manchester and the rest of the UK. A beautiful secluded hotel, Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa blends the best of British tradition with comfort and style to ensure your stay is special. The hotel is ideally located just a short distance from the attractions of the North West, with the historic city of Chester only ten minutes away. Enjoy a drink on the terrace before experiencing gourmet dining in the Craxton Wood Grill. Treat yourself in the Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and Spa which has just undergone a sensational £1.4million transformation and there’s no better place to put your feet up and let one of their therapists ease away your stresses
Please note there is a short walk outside the hotel to access the leisure facilities.
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. The Brasserie and Bar offer gourmet cuisine and there is a nice terrace. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and spa. The hotel has 11 meeting rooms with space for up to 220 people. All 126 bedrooms are furnished with en-suite bathrooms, TV, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Most rooms offer views of the hotel courtyard. There is on-site coach parking available.
Option: The Chester half-hour river cruise can be changed, subject to dates and availability, to a two-hour cruise with refreshments.
|Dates||4 days / 3 nights|
|2022 dates||From £215.00 per person|
|2023 dates||Prices on request|
Single room supplement available upon request.