We are very pleased to be able to offer a late summer tour which includes a visit to the much-anticipated new gardens by the Royal Horticultural Society. We also have a trip on the iconic Manchester Ship Canal and visit Tatton Park for a tour of the magnificent gardens.
Day 1 We pick you up from home by taxi and then travel north by coach. We reach our hotel south of Warrington late afternoon.
Day 2 We travel to Salford Quays to board our Mersey Ferries ship for a leisurely six-hour cruise along the whole length of the legendary Manchester Ship Canal. We travel the 35-miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and a lively commentary along the way, telling the story of how this magniﬁcent waterway shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England. We disembark at Pier Head, Liverpool and make our way back to the hotel by coach.
Day 3 We visit the brand new RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley, opening to the public in summer 2020. We have a short guided tour and a chance to explore this remarkable project, which will include one of the largest walled gardens in the UK, beautiful new gardens designed by award-winning landscapers, lake and extensive woodland. Before returning to our hotel we visit the picturesque village of Worsley on the Bridgewater Canal, from which the RHS garden took its name.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Tatton Park, one of the most complete historical estates in the country. We have included a garden tour, and then there are acres of parkland and gardens to explore, an impressive 18th Century mansion, historic working farm and a range of speciality shops and places to eat. We return to our hotel mid-afternoon.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel south, making stops for lunch and refreshments, reaching our taxis late afternoon.
Our four-star contemporary hotel is on the edge of Stretton in Cheshire and features leisure facilities including a 22m indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, gym and treatment rooms. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.