2017 Festive Chester Merseybeat & Steam

2017 Festive Chester Merseybeat & Steam

Chester is stunning in the lead up to Christmas, with its own Christmas market in full swing and the famous Rows beautifully decorated. Staying at one of our favourite hotels, explore Chester and enjoy two very different excursions. A ferry across the Mersey leads to Liverpool and our 'fab four' Magical Mystery Tour, and there's steam nostalgia on the East Lancs Railway, with Christmas lunch included as we steam through the Irwell Valley.

4 Days From Only £375.00

 

DEPARTS

Monday 11 December 2017

Monday 18 December 2017

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Spend time at Chester’s Christmas Market

  • Take the ‘ferry across the Mersey’ to Liverpool

  • Included Beatles-themed ‘Magical Mystery Tour’

  • Free time in Liverpool, with its Christmas Market

  • Lunchtime steam on the East Lancs Railway

  • Christmas lunch included as we steam along the Irwell Valley

  • Sightseeing in the historic city of Chester

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening & one lunch

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

We arrive in historic Chester, where our hotel is conveniently close to the railway station. Before dinner, why not explore Chester's famous rows, its lovely shopping streets and the 70 wooden stalls of its charming Christmas Market.

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DAY 2

Our Merseyrail train whisks us from Chester onto the Wirral peninsula, where we alight at Birkenhead to join the 'ferry across the Mersey', viewing Liverpool's proud and historic maritime cityscape from the stretch of water from which it built its fame. Arriving at Pier Head, a short walk takes us to Albert Dock to board our 'Magical Mystery Tour'. A two hour coach tour is led by an expert local guide, viewing the childhood homes and schools of the 'Fab Four', as well as locations that inspired some of their songwriting, such as Penny Lane and Strawberry Fields. The tour ends at the famous Cavern Club, after which you have free time in Liverpool, which also has a Christmas Market, before we return to Chester by ferry and train.

B, D

DAY 3

Heading into Lancashire, we join the heritage East Lancs Railway at Bury's preserved Bolton Street station. From Bury we steam along the Irwell Valley through Lancashire's wintry hillsides in beautifully decorated carriages, whilst tucking into a traditional Yuletide menu with all the trimmings.

B, L, D

DAY 4

It's time to bid farewell to Chester and return by train to homeward stations. If you would like free time in the morning to explore Chester more, please state this at the time of booking.

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

Queen Hotel, Chester

Situated in the heart of Chester, directly opposite the railway station, the Queen Hotel is characterised by its elegance and Victorian heritage. The en-suite bedrooms offer modern facilities including direct-dial telephone, TV with Freeview, tea/coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. The hotel features delightful Italian gardens, bar and restaurant.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Euston

£610

£470

-£10

Greater London

£645

£495

-£10

South of England

£665

£515

-£15

East Anglia

£695

£525

-£15

South West

£645

£520

-£15

Heart of England

£525

£450

-£10

Midlands

N/A

£440

-£5

Yorkshire

£475

£445

-£10

North East

£530

£480

-£10

North West

£460

£405

-£5

South Wales

£590

£470

-£10

North Wales

£450

£405

-£5

Scotland

£625

£510

-£15




Join & Leave at Hotel £375

 

Single Room Supplement £100

 

3 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal, plus one lunch

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach transfer as described

All excursions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

 

 

Important – Please select the number of passengers before proceeding to ‘Book Now’

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