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Easter - Waterways of Cheshire & North Wales

Easter - Waterways of Cheshire & North Wales

Spend Easter exploring the waterways of Cheshire and North Wales staying at the Best Western Forest Hills with a 30 minute cruise on River Dee, time at Erddig House, a canal cruise through Vale of Llangollen and Pontcysyllte Aquaduct and much more

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With so many wonderful attractions on offer in Chester and North Wales, it’s difficult to decide which to visit first. This tour explores the region’s waterways, illustrating the important part it has played in our nation’s heritage.


Look What’s Included:


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Entertainment on three evenings

  • Outlined excursions

  • 30 Minute River Dee Cruise

  • Admission to Erddig Hall

  • Cruise on the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

  • Ride & Cruise on the Anderton Boat Lift

  • Admission to the Lion Salt Works


Not Included: All lunches


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We depart Henley in the morning and make our way to North Wales with a stop en-route. We aim to arrive at the hotel in the afternoon.


Today we begin the day with a visit to charming Chester starting with a tranquil 30 minute cruise on the River Dee with included commentary. There will also be time to explore the pretty medieval streets and city walls. After lunch, we travel to Erddig House - one of the most fascinating houses in Britain. This furnished 18th century country house offers a unique insight into the 'Upstairs, Downstairs' life of the gentry and a servants way of' life in the 18th and 19th century. The large walled garden has been restored to its 18th-century formal design and has a Victorian parterre and yew walk.


We venture south this morning for a canal cruise through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, or 'Stream in the Sky', on a brightly coloured narrowboat. An interesting commentary gives visitors an insight into the history of the area and other canals in the UK. There will be some free time in Llangollen.


Today we take a ride on the magnificent Anderton Boat Lift. Originally built in 1875, the structure lifts passengers aboard the elegant Edwin Clark boat from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal high above. A comprehensive visitor centre houses an exhibition focusing on the lift's history together with its control centre, so visitors can get close to the action. We then head to the nearby Lion Salt Works at Northwich to discover the fascinating story of the country's last open-pan salt making site.


We return homeward, making a stop en-route, arriving during the afternoon.

Your Hotel


3* Best Western Forest Hills, Frodsham, Cheshire

Stunning panoramic views across the Cheshire plains and the Mersey Estuary await all who visit the Forest Hill Hotel. Set amidst beautiful Cheshire countryside, this is the perfect base for us to explore the surrounding areas. All rooms are modern and comfortable and offer tea making facilities, safe, TV, telephone and hairdryer. Hotel facilities include a swimming pool and gymnasium.


Mobility Grade:  3 – Location of Hotel – Flat level ground. There is no lift but rooms are on ground & first floor.


Hotel Facilities:


  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


5 Day Tour

Tue 23 – Sat 27 Apr 2019 - £565


Tour Departs: 10.00am

Returns By: 4.00pm




Single Room: £68

Holiday Insurance: £26 (IPT included)


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.


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Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden
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