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Golden Age of Railways, Rivers & Canals 5 Days 16 – 20 August 2021

YOUR HOTEL The Beaufort Park Hotel is situated near the market town of Mold and is an ideal base for our tour. You are assured of a warm and friendly welcome and you will soon feel that you never want to leave. The Scandinavian style reception and mezzanine lounge provide an oasis of peace to relax, read or enjoy a drink. All bedrooms are en suite, and have TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and tea & coffee making facilities.

MONDAY Depart from your home area in the morning for Cheshire to arrive late afternoon at Beaufort Park Hotel. Tea and Bara Brith served on arrival.

TUESDAY A drive through the pleasant Cheshire countryside brings us to Chester for the day. The historic city offers lots to see and do. Explore the unique ‘Rows’ of two-tiered shops and maybe do some Christmas shopping, take a stroll around the City Walls, meander down to the River Dee and maybe enjoy lunch in a riverside pub, or just relax and watch the world go by.

WEDNESDAY Leaving after breakfast we travel around the Wirral coast via Hoylake, with its famous golf courses, and through the tunnel into Liverpool. We spend the morning here and you have time to explore this fascinating city. Visit the Albert Dock complex with its many attractions, including the Beatles Story, see the magnificent Cathedrals, or just wander around the city. Whilst here we include a boat trip on the River Mersey. This afternoon we travel through the Mersey Tunnel to Port Sunlight. Here we visit Sunlight Vision and enjoy a guided tour of Port Sunlight Village, built by William Hesketh Lever for his factory workers and named after his famous Sunlight soap. Discover how the village was planned with the happiness of his workers uppermost and visit the gift shop. This is a superb example of how life used to be.

THURSDAY Today’s excursion takes us through some lovely Welsh scenery, including the spectacular Horseshoe Pass, to the Dee Valley where we join the Rheilfford Llangollen Railway for a journey on a nostalgic steam train and also take a ride on the ‘Stream in the Sky’- the Llangollen Canal – gliding gently along over the country’s biggest navigable viaduct.

FRIDAY After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.



PRICE INCLUDES: Pick up from local area or car parking our premises (please state when booking as this is less time on the coach). Executive air-conditioned coach travel with toilet. Half board accommodation. Mersey Ferries Cruise, Sunlight Vision – Port Sunlight, Llangollen Railway, Canal Cruise & entertainment on two evenings.

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