Day 1 Morning departure for the journey north to village of Mold, North Wales for a four night stay.
Day 2 A day in charming Chester where you will begin with a tranquil 30 minute cruise on the River Dee including commentary. The remainder of the morning is at leisure to explore the pretty medieval streets and city walls. After lunch, travel north to the Wirral Peninsula and the award winning Ness Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and plant collecting.
Day 3 Travel south this morning for a canal cruise through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and across the Pontcyslite Aqueduct, or ‘Stream in the Sky’, on a brightly coloured narrowboat. An interesting commentary gives you an insight into the history of the area and other canals in the UK. Spend time in Llangollen itself, before travelling over the spectacular Horseshoe Pass to the small market town of Ruthin before returning to the hotel.
Day 4 Today travel to Northwich for a ride on the magnificent Anderton Boat Lift. Originally built in 1875, the structure lifts passengers aboard the elegant Edwin Clark boat from the River Weaver to the Trent and Mersey Canal high above. A comprehensive visitor centre houses an exhibition focusing on the lift’s history together with its control centre, so visitors can get close to the action. On then to the pleasant market town of Nantwich, before returning to the hotel via the lovely lakes at Ellesmere.
Day 5 After breakfast, depart the hotel and commence the homeward journey.
Set in the beautiful North Welsh countryside, 5 minutes’ drive from the historic market town of Mold. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and tea/coffee making facilities. Restaurant, bar, coffee lounge and WiFi. No lift but there are ground floor rooms.
Single room supplement £77
Holiday insurance £18.00 (70 years and over £29.00)