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Manchester Ship Canal

Manchester Ship Canal

A great weekend break to the vibrant city of Manchester with an included six-hour cruise by Mersey Ferries along the Manchester Ship canal, a truly memorable journey along a fascinating 35-mile stretch of canal.

Experience a journey to remember along the famous and highly popular Manchester Ship Canal. Enjoy a fascinating cruise along the 35 mile stretch inland waterway, with live and informative commentary giving a revelling insight into the facts, history and dramas of one of Britain’s major waterways that will leave you with an awe-inspiring sense of how the canal's construction shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England.



The four star Hilton is located at Piccadilly in the heart of the city centre just a short walking distance to the shopping areas. Facilities include the Blue Bar plus the City Café, a restaurant, bar and terrace. All bedrooms feature, television, telephone, Wi-Fi, hair dryer, iron / ironing board, safe and tea / coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.


  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast

  • Manchester Ship Canal Cruise

  • Return Travel by Coach

Day One

We head for Birkenhead and board the Mersey Ferry at Seacombe Pier for our journey along the Manchester Ship Canal. The cruise will pass through locks and bridges largely unchanged since their construction over 100 years ago and allow you to discover some of the region’s architectural sights. Opened in 1894, this is one of the last major canals to be constructed in Britain, built to enable sea-going ships to reach Manchester. At the end of our cruise, the ferry will dock at Salford Quays where we board the coach for a short transfer to the Hilton Doubletree Manchester Hotel in the City Centre.

Day Two

After breakfast enjoy a day at leisure to explore Manchester and sample some of its excellent attractions and facilities. If you enjoy shopping, there is an excellent selection including the Arndale shopping centre, a host of department stores, well known high-street brands and independent boutique stores. The city also boasts a diverse range of fascinating museums including the Museum of Science and Industry and the Imperial War Museum North or why not take a canal cruise from the city centre to Salford Quays. We depart Manchester late afternoon and begin our journey home to North Wales.


B=Breakfast Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham, Northbound Wrexham, Taxi Stand King Street
(Taxi Feeder Service)
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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