We are pleased to return to our exclusive short breaks with a two-night stay aboard Fred.Olsen’s Bolette as she sails from Southampton to Liverpool. We then enjoy two nights at the Best Western Premier Queen Hotel Chester, with guided tours of Chester and Liverpool. PASSPORTS ARE NOT REQUIRED ON THIS TOUR. YOU WILL ONLY NEED PHOTO ID.
Day 1 Late morning a taxi will collect you from your home and take you to meet our Woods coach for the short journey to Southampton, where we board Bolette to enjoy two nights on board enjoying the fine food and entertainment from Fred.Olsen.
Day 2 During our day at sea relax in one of the lounges, stroll on the deck, take a dip in the Jacuzzi, indulge in afternoon tea, and perhaps spoil yourself with a soothing treatment in the Spa. In the evening enjoy a delicious five-course dinner and a range of entertainment.
Day 3 Disembarking in Liverpool early morning, your Woods coach will be waiting for you, and we begin our day with a driven guided tour of this fascinating city. You will then have free time at Albert Dock to get some lunch or visit one of the many attractions. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration. Finally, we leave Liverpool and travel to Chester and our hotel.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we travel into Chester, where we are met by our local guide for a guided coach tour of the city followed by a short walking tour. The rest of the day is free for your own exploration, to stroll along the unique two-tier Rows, discover the city walls, the cathedral, Roman amphitheatre or relax in one of the many pleasant cafés. We return to our hotel with time to relax before dinner.
Day 5 We bid farewell to Cheshire and make our way homewards with suitable refreshment stops along the way, arriving in the local area early evening to meet the taxis to take you home.
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, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.
Exuding classic, elegant style, and featuring spacious and comfortable public areas, with just 690 cabins, Fred.Olsen’s flagship leads their fleet of smaller ships by example. Meet friends in the Observatory with its large panoramic windows, or relax at the Lido Bar or in the swimming pool. The retractable roof means you can enjoy a swim all year round, wherever you’re cruising. The friendly staff provide the personal and attentive service they’re renowned for, and the chefs serve delicious and varied menus for all tastes.