01243 868080 Mon-Fri 8.30-17.30 · Sat 8.30-16.00 Closed Bank Holidays

Manchester Ship Canal

RHS Bridgewater & The Ship Canal

We are very pleased to be able to offer a late summer tour which includes a visit to the wonderful RHS Bridgewater, time at Arley Hall and journeys on both the Anderton Boat Lift and the iconic Manchester Ship Canal.

5 Days from £559

UK Tour

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Door to Door Service
  • Half Board
  • Manchester Ship Canal
  • Cruise
  • Arley Hall & Gardens
  • RHS Bridgewater
  • Anderton Boat Lift
  • Excursions as Listed
Thu 15 September 2022
  • £559
  • 5 Days
  • G2279

  • Twin/Double for Sole Use £100

View all our holidays, click to:

Request your Brochure


Day 1 We pick you up from home by taxi and then travel north by coach, with suitable refreshment stops along the way. We reach our hotel south of Warrington late afternoon.

Day 2 We travel to Liverpool to board our Mersey Ferries ship for a leisurely six-hour cruise on the legendary Manchester Ship Canal. We travel up to Latchford Locks, 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 return to Liverpool, and make our way back to the hotel by coach.

Day 3 We spend our day at RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley. We have an introductory guided tour and a chance to explore this remarkable project which saw the transformation of the site of Worsley New Hall into an iconic 154-acre RHS Garden. Tom Stuart-Smith and a team of award-winning designers have created ‘gardens within a garden’ by blending history with world-class horticulture. We have a quick visit to Worsley before we return to our hotel.

Day 4 Today we visit Arley Hall and Gardens, one of the most interesting and attractive stately homes in the north west. In the afternoon we visit Anderton for a journey on the famous boatlift and a short cruise on the canal.

Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel south, making stops for lunch and refreshments, reaching our taxis late afternoon.

The Park Royal

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.


More Great Woods Holidays