2017 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

2017 Canals, Steam & Historic Chester

Featuring two of the ‘Seven Wonders of the Canals’, this active tour based in historic Chester offers exciting heritage from Roman times to the golden industrial age of waterways and railways.

5 Days From Only £515.00

 

DEPARTS

Sunday 9 April 2017 (5 days)

Sunday 14 May 2017 (5 days)

Sunday 11 June 2017 (5 days)

Sunday 16 July 2017 (5 days)

Sunday 8 October 2017 (5 days)

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the world of canals at Ellesmere Port, as the heyday of narrow boats comes alive

  • Anderton Boat Lift, marvel of Victorian engineering

  • Masterpiece of the canals, breathtaking Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

  • Llangollen Steam Railway nostalgia

  • 2000 years of history in the beautiful city of Chester

  • Relax strolling waterside paths and ancient city walls

  • Stay in heart of Chester, at one of north England’s finest grand marque hotels

DAY 1

Sunday - We arrive in Chester where our hotel is conveniently situated near the railway station. Afternoon stroll along the ancient City Walls to the Dee for a river cruise and charming views of the town from the water. Return through Chester's attractive city centre.

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DAY 2

Monday - By train to Ellesmere Port to discover the colourful world of Roses & Castles at the National Waterways Museum. Enjoy a guided tour of the large collection of narrow boats, other canal craft and recreated workshops; there is time for further exploration at leisure before we cruise along the Shropshire Union Canal and return to Chester by train.

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DAY 3

Tuesday - Experience one of Robert Aickman's 'Seven Wonders of the Canals' at the magnificent
Anderton Boat Lift where after taking refreshments we trace the history of canal carrying and engineering and take the boat trip to descend the lift and cruise the River Weaver. We return to Chester for an afternoon at leisure in the city's charming streets of black-and-white houses, its Roman museum, beautiful Cathedral, and the famous Rows. Walk the towpath below the towering walls, marvel at the massive and ingenious Northgate Staircase Locks, idle away a moment watching the boats in Chester Basin. There's something to see at every turn in Chester.

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DAY 4

Wednesday -By private coach to the Llangollen Canal at Trevor for a breathtaking aerial cruise across another of the 'Seven Wonders', the spectacular Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. Crossing 126ft above the River Dee, it is the highest and longest aqueduct in Britain and a World Heritage site. We continue by road to Llangollen with time to look around the delightful town before a thrilling return steam train ride along the beautiful Dee Valley to Corwen.

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DAY 5

Thursday - Bid farewell to beautiful Cheshire as we make our way homeward.

*In the unlikely event of the steam train being unavailable we reserve the right to substitute a diesel train (DMU).

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Queen Hotel, Chester

Situated in the heart of Chester, directly opposite the railway station, the Queen Hotel is characterised by its elegance and Victorian heritage. The en-suite bedrooms offer modern facilities including direct-dial telephone, TV with Freeview, tea/coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. The hotel features delightful Italian gardens, bar and restaurant.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Euston

£725

£610

-£10

Greater London

£765

£630

-£10

South of England

£775

£650

-£15

East Anglia

£800

£665

-£15

South West

£755

£650

-£15

Heart of England

£665

£585

-£10

Midlands

£615

£560

-£5

Yorkshire

£635

£595

-£10

North East

£690

£635

-£10

North West

£600

£560

-£5

South Wales

£725

£610

-£10

North Wales

£585

£545

-£5

Scotland

£755

£640

-£15



 

Join & Leave at Hotel £515

 

Single Room Supplement £160

May/June/July Departure Supplement £50

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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