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Waterways of Cheshire & North Wales

Cheshire & North Wales

Mon 22 - Fri 26 Apr 2024: A 5 Day Escourted Coach Holiday to Cheshire & North Wales with Johnsons Coaches

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Monday 22nd to Friday 26th April 2024


With so many attractions on offer in Cheshire and North Wales, it is difficult to decide which to visit first. This itinerary 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

  • Tatton Park

  • River Dee Cruise

  • ‘Stream in the Sky’ Canal Cruise

  • Anderton Boat Lift


Not included: All Lunches.


We make our way to Tatton Park
– one of the most complete historical
estates in the country. With acres of Parkland and Gardens to explore, an impressive
18th century Mansion, historic working Farm, Medieval Old Hall, and a range of
speciality shops and dining, you won’t be stuck for inspiration. From here, it is a short
drive to our hotel arriving in time for dinner and our 4-night stay.


Begin the day in charming Chester with a tranquil, 30-minute cruise on the
River Dee including commentary. The remainder of the morning is at leisure to explore
the pretty medieval streets and city walls. After lunch, travel north to the Wirral
Peninsula for a guided tour of the award-winning Ness Botanic Gardens, founded in
1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and plant


A leisurely drive past Ruthin before travelling over the spectacular
Horseshoe Pass to Llangollen. Enjoy time at leisure here before a short transfer to
Froncysyllte to join a canal cruise on a brightly coloured narrowboat, where you will
sail across the Pontcysllte Aqueduct, or ‘Stream in the Sky’, then through the
beautiful Vale of Llangollen. An interesting commentary gives visitors an insight into
the history of the area and other canals in the UK.


Travel to Northwich for 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. On then to the pleasant market town of
Nantwich, before returning to the hotel via the lovely lakes at Ellesmere.


After breakfast we depart for home.

Your Hotel


4* The Mercure Chester, Abbots Well Hotel

This 4-star hotel is located within landscaped gardens just 2 miles from the beautiful city of Chester. Bedrooms are comfortable and many overlook the courtyard. The open plan loungebar offers a place to relax after a busy day's touring. The city Park & Ride service is located next to the hotel, which provides independent travel to the city centre.

Mobility Grade: 3. Locality & hotel is generally level. No lift but plenty of ground floor rooms available.


Departure Dates, Duration and Price:

Mon 22 - Fri 26 Apr 2024

4 Nights



Departs: 10.30am

Returns: 3.00pm



Single Room: £113 | Holiday Insurance £32

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour)

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

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