Wales & Chester

8.5 hours | Liverpool | L P L - 1 1 0
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Points of Interest

  • Chester & Cathedral
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic drive to Llangollen, a small village in the Dee Valley famed for its International Eisteddfod, a festival of folk music, costumes, and dance. The village's 14th-century stone bridge is considered one of Wales' great scenes.

En route, you'll drive to the Wirral Peninsula, crossing under the Mersey River via the Mersey Tunnel. You'll continue to Ruthin and cross the Horseshoe Pass, a mountain pass in northeast Wales, and witness views of rugged mountains and the Vale of Clywd before arriving in Llangollen.

In Llangollen, you'll browse the village shops, then make your way to Chester. Chester was founded by the Romans in 75 AD and began life as a permanent garrison. Portions of the original Roman walls are still visible. Upon arriving, you'll have free time to explore this medieval city now bustling with vibrant 21st century life. You'll witness the city's historic towers and ancient gates, as well as its unique 13th-century 'rows,' half-timbered galleried shops on two stories. You'll also pass grand Georgian homes and medieval streets among exclusive shops and restaurants.

Next is a lunch at one of the city's hotel. After enjoying your traditional meal, you'll make your way to Chester Cathedral, a 13th-century Norman cathedral originally an abbey church, and site of Handel's first public performance of 'The Messiah' in 1742. Chester was raised to cathedral status following Henry VIII's dissolution of the monasteries in 1550. Inside, you'll witness its superb carved wooden choir stalls.

Before returning to Liverpool, you'll have an opportunity to snap a photo of the Eastgate Clock, a prominent landmark in the city of Chester, said to be the most photographed clock in England after Big Ben.

Special Notes:

This tour may not operate on all voyages due to lack of time in port.
Please note that some of the houses seen in Chester are not original as they were built in the Victorian period.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a scenic drive to Llangollen for free time

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
02:00
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes

Transfer to a leading local hotel for lunch

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Visit Chester Cathedral followed by free time in Chester

Transport type:
Walking
Time at site:
02:30
Free time at site:
120
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
2
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship on a narrated scenic drive

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:15
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No