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Historic Cheshire is beautiful at all times of the year

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2019 Tour code: CHX20

About the tour

Historic Cheshire is beautiful at all times of the year, but at Christmas, it takes on a particular magical glow. Enjoy exploring this gorgeously quaint town as it fills with the festivities and delights of the Christmas season.

Highlights

What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Cheshire

Meet your group and Tour Manager at the elegant 4-Star Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa located just outside Chester. During our introductory welcome meeting, we enjoy a hot drink and some mince pies. The rest of the day is at leisure, until dinner, where we are welcomed by a Town Crier, who entertains us with a talk during our meal.

Includes
  • Dinner
Grosvenor Pulford Hotel Spa
Day 2 - Exploring Chester

It is Christmas Eve in Chester, and we embark on a delightful and informative guided tour. We see some of the main sights in Chester, including the ancient Walls, and the intricate and elegant Eastgate Clock. The clock has stood on the site, which marks the entrance to the original Deva Victrix Roman fortress, since 1897, and is thought to be the second most photographed clock in Britain. We also walk by Chester Cathedral, and by the beautiful river.

After our tour, we venture to Dunham Massey by coach. Here, we are enthralled by the beautiful Christmas Lights Trail, which adds a touch of mystical beauty to the scene, and really adds to the majesty of this festive season. We return to our hotel for dinner this evening.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Grosvenor bridge, Chester
Day 3 - Christmas Day

Our entire day is at leisure today, with the main focus being on the delights of Christmas fare. After breakfast, you are at leisure, perhaps to partake in a festive quiz. Lunch is served with all the trimmings, ahead of an afternoon at leisure, where you can choose to partake in the blackjack and roulette tables. This evening, there is a light festive buffet, followed by a live disco.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Christmas Lunch
Days 4-5 - Pontcysyllte aqueduct and home

Today, we cross over the border into North Wales, and Llangollen Wharf. Here, we take a boat journey across the Pontcysyllte aqueduct, the highest of its kind in the world, and the oldest of its kind in Great Britain. This aqueduct has carried boats over the valley cut by the River Dee since 1805, and boasts of 18 enormous spans. So incredible is the feat of engineering posed by this aqueduct, it has been given UNESCO World Heritage status.

After our trip, we walk to the railway station for a return journey on the Llangollen Railway to Carrog. This route takes us through some of Wales' most beautiful countryside, and is a delight to journey on. This evening, there is live entertainment after dinner at the hotel to celebrate Boxing Day, and the end of the tour.

On Day 5, you are free to leave at leisure.

Includes
  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Day 5 - Breakfast
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Additional information

Recommended airports

For this tour, we recommend Manchester Airport as your arrival and departure airport (code MAN), which is approximately 40 miles from your hotel.

Airport waiting room
Visa Requirements

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.

Departure times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

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Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, Cheshire

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Llangollen Railway
Christmas in Cheshire

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