Manchester Ship Canal, Roman City of Chester and Southport
Mon 12th August – Friday 16th August 2024
The Copthorne Hotel overlooks the waterfront offering stunning views out onto Salford Quays. Hotel facilities include 2 bars and restaurant. Bedrooms are all ensuite and all have satellite television and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.
Monday-Depart from your home area in the morning and arriving late afternoon at Copthorne Manchester, Salford Quays Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed and breakfast. Tea/coffee on arrival.
Tuesday-After breakfast we board for a river cruise, taking in the Irwell and Manchester Ship Canal on a 2 hour round trip heritage cruise. We start at Salford Quays, on the Manchester ship canal before heading towards the city of Manchester and the River Irwell. Along the route you will hear stories of the Emma Boat Tragedy (1828) and Mark Addy Salford lifesaving hero, the 16,000 navvies who dug out the canal, Manchester Liners, and how the canal was a target for Luftwaffe bombers in 1940. Afterwards, we have free time in Manchester to enjoy lunch and retail therapy.
Wednesday-This morning we make our way to the historic city of Chester, where we spend the day. There are lots of things to see and do. Explore the unique ‘Rows’ of two tiered shops, enjoy a stroll around the City Walls, meander down to the River Dee. Enjoy lunch in one of the many restaurants, tea rooms and pubs.
Thursday- Today we will be heading to Southport, the seaside town of Southport, with its tree-lined boulevards, traditional shopping arcades and unspoilt beaches. Take a stroll around the town and soak up the atmosphere in this popular resort where you’ll find the UK’s oldest iron pier. Today, Southport Pier is a much-visited attraction where you can step back in time, have fun in the vintage arcade or simply relax and enjoy the views.
Friday-After breakfast we leave and head for home
Manchester Ship Canal
Roman City of Chester
Seaside resort of Southport
Four nights dinner bed and breakfast
Single Supplement: £96.00