Liverpool & the Manchester Ship Canal

Liverpool & the Manchester Ship Canal

4* Liverpool central hotel, guided tour of Liverpool, admission to Ness Gardens, visit to Chester, optional Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

Sunday 2 June

We depart the local area and have a lunch stop on route before we arrive at our 4* hotel, the Mercure Atlantic Tower, situated in the city centre opposite the Liver Building, in time to settle in before dinner.


Monday 3 June

This morning we are joined by a guide for a sightseeing tour of the city.  The rest of the day is at leisure to enjoy the myriad of attractions Liverpool has to offer.  The regenerated Albert Dock is located in a spectacular World Heritage waterfront, home to the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Liverpool Museum and the International Slavery Museum, not to mention the Beatles Story.  The dock is home to the Mersey Ferry and sightseeing tours can be taken from here. 


Tuesday 4 June

Day at leisure to explore the city. 


Optional 6-hour cruise on the Manchester Ship Canal that’s as awe inspiring as it is relaxing. We travel the 35-miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and a lively commentary along the way. We hear the story of how this magnificent waterway shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England; travel through locks and bridges that have remained largely unchanged since their construction over 100 years ago; plus see some of the region’s most stunning architectural and natural sights.  (£44 supplement)


Wednesday 5 June

Spend the morning at Ness Botanical Gardens and explore the 64 acres with stunning views of the River Dee and North Wales. Ness was born of one man's passionate interest in plants and his desire to share that interest with others. The Garden features a diverse variety of plants and planting areas. This afternoon we will head to the city of Chester. Chester is a classic, contemporary city bursting with must see treasures, 2000 years of history and spectacular shopping. 


Thursday 6 June

This morning we depart with a lunch stop on route arriving back home late afternoon.


Mercure Atlantic Tower Hotel, Liverpool ****

5 Days

£425 per person sharing a twin/double room

£90 single supplement (double/twin room for sole occupancy)

£44 Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

Home pick up/set down from £25 per person

Front Seat Supplement for duration of tour £12.50


Price Includes:

All coach travel


4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Ness Gardens

Guided Sightseeing tour of Liverpool

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details Times
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfit Clar N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Clarence Rd Bus Stop
Opposite Tesco Express
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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