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.

A weekend break to the city of manchester with an included journey on the highly popular mersey ferries cruise which sails along a 35 mile stretch of canal. The cruise features lively and informative commentary from the skipper giving a revealing insight into the facts, history and dramas of one of Britain’s major waterways. The cruise takes in

spectacular scenery leaving you with an aweinspiring sense of how its 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, Restaurant, Bar and terrace. All bedrooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows, complimentary Wi-Fi, iMac TV’s, tea and coffee facilities, room safe, hair dryer, plus iron and board. Lift to all floors.



Day One: We head for Liverpool and board the Mersey Ferry 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. The ferry docks at Salford Quays where there will be some free time for a brief look around before we continue to the Doubletree Hotel.


Day Two: After breakfast enjoy some free time in Manchester for shopping or exploring, perhaps visit the Cathedral or the excellent museums. There are some spectacular buildings to see such as the Free Trade Hall, Beetham Tower, the neo-Gothic Town Hall and the magnificent cathedral which dates back to 1215. We depart for home in the late afternoon.



  • Overnight accommodation with breakfast.

  • Manchester ship canal cruise.

  • Return transport by luxury air conditioned coach.

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. New Road Llandudno Junction, New Road Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
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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