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The Golden Age of Railways, Canals & Rivers

The Golden Age of Railways, Canals & Rivers

From the base near Chester, enjoy three contrasting days out including a boat trip on the River Mersey.

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From the base near Chester, enjoy three contrasting days out with a visit to the scenic Dee Valley and Llangollen, as well as a day in historic Chester and a boat trip on the River Mersey.


At a glance:

  • River Mersey cruise

  • Port Sunlight Village touright

  • Llangollen Railway

  • ‘Stream in the Sky’ canal cruise

  • Hotel entertainment on two evenings

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to the Beaufort Park Hotel for the four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast. One of the evening's entertainment will feature a Welsh night with male voice choir.


Day 2

Drive through the Cheshire countryside and arrive in Chester to spend the day. There is free time to explore this historic city with plenty to see and do. Maybe explore the unique 'rows' of two-tiered shops, take a stroll around the city walls, meander down to the River Dee and enjoy lunch in a riverside pub or just relax and watch the world go by.

B, D

Day 3

This morning, travel around the Wirral coast via Hoylake, with its famous golf courses, and through the tunnel into Liverpool. Spend the morning here with 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, enjoy an included boat trip on the River Mersey. This afternoon, travel through the Mersey Tunnel to Port Sunlight to 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.

B, D

Day 4

Today's excursion travels through the lovely Welsh scenery, including the spectacular Horseshoe Pass, to the Dee Valley to 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.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast, travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to take you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Beaufort Park Hotel, Mold


The Beaufort Park Hotel is an independently run 3 star hotel located just a short drive from the historic market town of Mold set in the attractive North Wales countryside.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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