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Historic Cheshire is beautiful at all times of the year

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2020 Tour code: CHX21

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

We meet our Tour Manager at the elegant 4-Star Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa located just outside Chester, enjoying a hot drink and some mince pies on arrival. The rest of the day is free 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 - Christmas Eve

Today we embark on an 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 after Big Ben. 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 magic to the festive season. This annual event has become a best-selling family fun event in the grounds of this Georgian house. Later we return to our hotel for dinner this evening.

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

Our entire day is free to enjoy Christmas Day. After breakfast, you are free to spend time in the hotel. Lunch is served with all the trimmings, ahead of a free afternoon, where you can choose to partake in a Christmas quiz. This evening, there is a light festive buffet, followed by a live vocal performance.

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

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. 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 relax in Chester and bid farewell in your own time.

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

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotel

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa

Grosvenor Pulford Hotel & Spa, Cheshire

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Train

Llangollen Railway

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Cheshire at Christmas

Historic Cheshire is beautiful at all times of the year

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