Elegant and historic Chester is the perfect base from which to explore a region rich in canals, waterways and railway heritage, not to mention scenery, on both sides of the border with Wales.
A beautifully scenic rail short break. Glorious Cambrian seascapes, steam train nostalgia in Ffestiniog, the mountains of Snowdonia, plus the little steam railways of Wales not visited elsewhere in the Railtrail programme, all explored from our base in historic Chester.
Chester is stunning in the lead up to Christmas, with its own Christmas market in full swing and the famous Rows beautifully decorated. Staying at one of our favourite hotels, explore Chester and enjoy two very different excursions. A ferry across the Mersey leads to Liverpool and our 'fab four' Magical Mystery Tour, and there's steam nostalgia on the East Lancs Railway, with Christmas lunch included as we steam through the Irwell Valley.
Award winning rail holidays in Europe and the UK. All departing in 2017