Added to time enjoyed exploring the contrasting cities of Chester and Liverpool, we visit the beautiful home and gardens of Arley Hall.
Day 1 After collection from your home by taxi, we make our way northwards to our hotel in Chester, with suitable refreshment stops along the way. Enjoy a drink before dinner for a chance to get to know your fellow guests.
Day 2 A day in Liverpool begins with a driven guided tour to give you an insight into the history of this incredible city. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration. Visit the many attractions at Albert Dock, the cities shops and museums or take a ferry on The Mersey.
Day 3 Today is a free day to enjoy Chester, where you could explore the almost complete city walls, stroll along the famous ‘Rows’ or visit the Zoo (entrance not included).
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Arley Hall and Gardens, one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the north west. The Hall is still a cherished family home, has been a film location for Peaky Blinders and Coronation Street, and stands in magnificent gardens known for their stunning herbaceous borders. Back at our hotel, we enjoy a cream tea, and in the evening, a glass of wine with dinner.
Day 5 Departing after breakfast, we travel south with a stop in Stratfordupon-Avon for lunch and sightseeing. We reach the local area early evening.
Originally opened in 1860, our four-star hotel retains its Victorian grandeur while offering all the modern comforts you would expect. Charles Dickens and Lillie Langtree were regular guests and you can imagine them relaxing here when you see the vaulted ceilings, spectacular staircases, and regal public areas of this stately building. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift. www.bestwestern.co.uk