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A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Wales with Johnsons Coaches

Mon 1 - Fri 5 August A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Wales with Johnsons Coaches Staying at The Beaufort Park Hotel

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Monday 1st August to Friday 5th August 2022



For this tour we are based not far from Chester, with four contrasting days out. A scenic River Cruise on the Severn, a historic railway journey visit to the Dee Valley and Llangollen. A day in historic Chester itself, and a day out to the Wirral Peninsula and Liverpool for a boat trip on the river Mersey.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Tea/Coffee & Barra Brith upon arrival

  • 2 nights Hotel entertainment

  • Sabrina River Cruise on the Severnwith refreshments

  • Mersey River Cruise

  • Sunlight Vision Guided Tour- Port Sunlight

  • Llangollen Railway

  • Pontcysylite Aqueduct Canal Trip


Not Included: All lunches.



We travel to Shrewsbury where we join 'Sabrina' for a 45-minute sailing around the Severn Loop, passing Quarry Park and the town's historic buildings. Our cruise includes live commentary and tea & coffee. From here we continue north to our hotel for our 4-night stay.


A drive through the pleasant Cheshire countryside brings us to Chester for the day. The historic city offers lots to see and do. Explore the unique 'Rows' of two-tiered shops, take a stroll around the City Walls, meander down to the River Dee and maybe enjoy lunch in a riverside pub, or just relax and watch the world go by.


Leaving after breakfast we travel around the Wirral Coast via Hoylake, through the tunnel into Liverpool. We spend the morning here and you have time to explore this fascinating city. Visit the Albert Dock complex with its many attractions, including the Beatles Story. Whilst here we include a boat trip on the river Mersey. This afternoon we travel through the Mersey Tunnel to Port Sunlight. Here we visit Sunlight Vision and enjoy a guided tour of Port Sunlight Village, built by William Hesketh Lever for his factory workers and named after his famous Sunlight Soap. Discover how visit the gift shop. This is a superb example of how life used to be.


Today's excursion takes us through some lovely Welsh scenery, including the spectacular Horseshoe Pass, to the Dee Valley where we join the Llangollen Railway for a journey on a nostalgic steam train. We also take a ride on the 'Stream in the Sky'- The Llangollen Canal - gliding gently along over the country's biggest navigable viaduct.


After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.

Your Hotel


3* The Beaufort Park Hotel

Located in the North Wales countryside, a few miles from the market town of Mold, this three-star hotel offers a great welcome and a friendly atmostphere. Coffee Lounge, bar, restaurant.

Mobility Grade: 3- The locality is generally level. No lift but all bedrooms are on ground and first floor.


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Mon 1 - Fri 5 Aug 2022

4 Nights



Departs 9.30am

Returns 4.30pm



Single Room: Nil

Holiday insurance: £31


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking. 







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