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River Dee, Chester

Lake District, Southport & Chester

A relaxing three-day break which will include a visit to popular resort of Southport and the stunning Lake District National Park with its dramatic landscape of towering mountains mirrored in the shimmering lakes. Here you can enjoy an included steam train ride plus a cruise on Lake Windermere, the largest natural lake in England. We also spend some time in the city of Chester where we have an included cruise on the River Dee.




Originally a Victorian manor house, the Marriott Preston is situated within its own grounds on the outskirts of Preston and provides the perfect base for this tour. All bedrooms feature air conditioning, television, radio, telephone, Wi-Fi, iron/ironing board, safe, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and lounge bar area plus a leisure club with indoor swimming pool and fitness centre. Lift to all floors.




  • Accommodation with dinner and breakfast.

  • Single steam train journey from Haverthwaite to Lakeside

  • Cruise on Lake Windermere from Lakeside to Bowness

  • River Dee cruise

  • Excursions as described in the tour itinerary

  • Return coach travel from your local pick up point

Day One

We travel north to Lancashire and the popular seaside town of Southport where we have some free time to have lunch and explore the resort. Maybe take a relaxing stroll by Marine Lake and along the promenade or take the tram to the end of the pier. Charming Lord Street, with its glass-canopied shops and the Wayfarer’s Arcade, is home to a superb range of specialist shops. We leave Southport in the late afternoon and travel on to the outskirts of Preston to the Marriott Preston Hotel where we stay for two nights.


Day Two

We head to the beautiful English Lakes National Park where we embark on a steam train ride from Haverthwaite to Lakeside, then enjoy a cruise on Lake Windermere, the largest and most famous lake in the National Park. We disembark at Bowness on Windermere where there will be some free time to explore and enjoy the wonderful setting, then continue on to Victorian Ambleside with its much photographed Bridge House.

B, D

Day Three

We depart from the hotel this morning and travel south to the City of Chester where we have an included two hour cruise on the River Dee from Chester to Ironbridge. Some free time follows then we depart late afternoon and continue our journey home to North Wales.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner 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
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
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llandygai Llandygai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
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
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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