A Waterway Wonder in Cheshire

Ahoy there, boat lovers! Our fabulous packaged itinerary explores the famous waterways of Cheshire and Merseyside, with a cruise on the Shropshire Union Canal, an uplifting experience on the Anderton Boat Lift and a ferry down the Mersey! Set sail with us and enjoy these wonderful waterways…

Janine says…
'Ideally positioned for exploring the North West, this hotel is to a very good standard and offers superb Anderton Boat Lift bedrooms and excellent value for groups.'
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 National Waterways Museum & Chester
We begin our day with a visit to the National Waterways Museum in its delightful waterside setting at Ellesmere Port, surrounded by flotillas of historic boats and fascinating displays in its fine Victorian buildings. On arrival, tea, coffee and biscuits are served before we climb aboard a narrowboat for a 30 minute canal cruise on the Shropshire Union Canal, after which we enjoy a 45 minute guided tour of the museum. We have the afternoon to explore the historic city of Chester at leisure.

Day 3 Liverpool
We spend today in Liverpool, beginning with a 50 minute cruise on the River Mersey. We have the rest of the day at leisure to discover Albert Dock and Liverpool’s famous world-class attractions, including The World Museum, the Beatles Magical Mystery Tour, the Cavern Club and the Museum of Liverpool to name but a few.

Day 4 Arley Hall & Anderton Boat Lift
We spend this morning at beautiful Arley Hall, where we have time at leisure to explore this historic family home and gardens, amongst the finest in the UK. After lunch, we visit the historic Anderton Boat Lift, a masterpiece of Victorian engineering. We enjoy a 30 minute voyage in a glass covered boat to experience exactly how the lift works - by raising us 50ft into the air! Afterwards we enjoy a 45 minute cruise along the river.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

The Park Royal

Warrington, Cheshire
AAAA Great Touring Location
A warm welcome awaits from the friendly staff at the 4 star Park Royal hotel located in the stunning Cheshire countryside. Blending modern facilities with elegant grandeur, part of the hotel was built in 1831 as the vicarage to nearby St Matthew's Church. The 146 spacious bedrooms are well furbished whilst the bar and restaurant are large with plenty of seating. Superb leisure facilities include a 22 metre indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam bath, steam room and gym. • Ground floor rooms • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

The Park Royal

Stretton, Cheshire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £269pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £95
Selected Dates Only
Based on Thursday arrivals

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to National Waterways Museum incl. refreshments, canal cruise & guided tour of museum
• Entrance to Arley Hall & Gardens
• Anderton Boat Lift & river cruise
• 50 minute Explorer Cruise on the River Mersey
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£269 for 5 days

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