Staying in the beautiful town of Llangollen, this tour combines the best of nature and man’s ingenuity. We journey across the Horseshoe Pass and through the beautiful Cheshire countryside to visit the remarkable Anderton Boat Lift. We also travel on both the Llangollen Canal and Railway, and spend time in the historic town of Chester.
Day 1 Leaving the local area this morning we travel towards Llangollen and our hotel, stopping en route for lunch and refreshments.
Day 2 This morning we travel into Cheshire and to Anderton for a cruise including the famous boat lift, which was built in 1875 and provides a 50ft vertical link between the River Weaver and the Trent and Mersey Canal. We then have free time in the walled city of Chester for lunch, sightseeing and shopping.
Day 3 We take a trip on the Llangollen Steam Railway, with a journey along the picturesque Dee Valley to Carrog. From here we travel by coach into the Snowdonia National Park to Betws-y-Coed for free time for lunch. We return to our hotel via a scenic drive over the famous Horseshoe Pass.
Day 4 Our morning is free in Llangollen with a chance to take advantage of the hotel’s leisure facilities. This afternoon we have a cruise along the Llangollen Canal crossing the Pontcysyllte Aquaduct, built by Thomas Telford in 1805. Refreshments are available on board.
Day 5 Departing after breakfast, we take a scenic route home, stopping in the Cotswolds for refreshments. We arrive in the local area late afternoon.
Set in the magnificent Vale of Llangollen, our wonderful four-star hotel combines the charm and features of a 19th-century building with modern chic, and has views of the Vale, Dinas Bran Castle and the Berwyn Mountains. The hotel has hydro-pool, steam room, sauna and a beauty spa. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to all rooms.