Day 1: Following your home taxi collection, we make our way to the Queen Hotel in Chester for our four-night stay on a dinner, bed & breakfast basis.
Day 2: This morning we make the short journey to Ellesmere Port and the National Waterways Museum. Tea/coffee and biscuits are served upon our arrival before our guided tour of the museum. We then enjoy a 30-minute cruise on the Shropshire Union Canal. Later we continue to Port Sunlight for a guided tour. Port Sunlight Garden Village is a unique and beautiful 19th century garden village created solely for the Sunlight Soap factory workers. Step inside Port Sunlight Museum and meet the village’s creator, ‘Soap King’ William Hesketh Lever. Discover his vision for the village and its residents. Find out about the architects who designed the houses, principal buildings and landscapes. Experience what it was like to live and work here during the village’s heyday. Within the museum you will get an insight into different characters who lived and worked in the village during its early years.
Day 3: At leisure with an included river Dee cruise. Step aboard the Mark Twain or the Lady Diana for a two-hour cruise that’s a real treat. Get comfortable as you glide through rural Cheshire, along the beautiful River Dee. From our boat house at The Groves, in Chester, we head southwards, out of the city. We’ll pass by Heronbridge and Eccleston Ferry, with its Grade II listed ferry house. The river meanders through some spectacular scenery around the Crook of Dee and through the Eaton Estate, home to the Duke and Duchess of Westminster. We’ll pass under the ornate Iron Bridge at Aldford, before returning to Chester. This is avery tranquil stretch of the Dee with opportunities to spot wildlife, including swans, herons, cormorants, moorhens and – if your eyes are sharp – a kingfisher or two, so keep your camera ready! An informative sightseeing commentary will keep you informed about the river and its surroundings.
Day 4: We pay a visit to Nantwich, situated on the banks of the River Weaver. This medieval market town is famous for the black and white timbered buildings around the town. This afternoon we travel to Anderton for a cruise including the famous boat lift, built in 1875 to provide a 50ft vertical link between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal.
Day 5: We depart and return to Norfolk, where our door to door service will be waiting to return you home.
Single Supplement £nil (Limited Availability)
Tour Reference AWE4004
Deposit Required: £50pp
Balance Due: 8 weeks prior to departure