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Waterways, Chester & North Wales

Waterways, Chester & North Wales

Join us on this fascinating holiday which explores the region's waterways

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Join us on this fascinating holiday which explores the region’s waterways, illustrating the important part it has played to our nation’s heritage. Visit the historic city of Chester and the award-winning Ness Botanic Gardens.


At a Glance

Pontcyslite Aqueduct

River Dee Cruise

Ness Botanic Gardens

Anderton Boat Lift

Chester Zoo (optional)


G&K Shared Tour

We have been working behind the scenes with Galloway to be able to offer you an even wider range of UK and Continental Holidays, this enables us to offer you more choice and some exciting NEW destinations. As these Holidays will be offered by both companies, we encourage you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Day 1

We depart home area and make our way to our hotel making suitable refreshment stops. Our lunch stop will be in Coventry with opportunity to visit the famous Transport Museum or purchase lunch in one of the many restaurants the town centre has to offer.


Day 2

This morning we visit charming Chester, first founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D. It is known for its extensive Roman walks and in the old city, the Rows are distinguished to 2-level shopping arcades and Tudor style half-timbered buildings. Enjoy a 30-minute cruise on the River Dee including commentary. In the afternoon visit Ness Botanic Gardens, located on the Wirral peninsula. These award-winning superb gardens which overlook the Dee Estuary were founded in 1898 by Arthur Kilpin Bulley, a Liverpool cotton merchant with a passion for gardens and for plant collecting. The gardens were donated to The University of Liverpool in 1948 by Lois Bulley, the daughter of the founder. A visit to these gardens is not to be missed!

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Day 3

Today enjoy a leisurely drive past Ruthin before travelling over the spectacular Horseshoe Pass, known in Welsh as Bwlch yr Oernant (pass of the cold stream) to the market town of Llangollen. Enjoy free time here to purchase lunch before a short coach ride to Froncysylite to join a canal cruise on a brightly coloured narrowboat, where you will sail across the Pontcyslite Aqueduct, or 'Steam in the Sky', then through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen. An interesting commentary will give you an insight into the history of the area and other canals in the UK.

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Day 4

Today we 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 visitor centre houses an exhibition focusing on the lift's history, so you can get close to the action. Afterwards we return to our hotel for the afternoon for us to enjoy the hotel leisure facilities or enjoy an afternoon visit to Chester Zoo. (£26.36 extra person to paid at time of booking your holiday). Chester Zoo is one of the best Zoo's in the country to visit. They are very passionate about what they do; whether it's creating a brilliant time for you or working with endangered wildlife from around the world. There are over 20,000 animals and 128 acres of zoological gardens to explore.

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Day 5

We return to home after breakfast, making suitable comfort stops.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included


This 4-star hotel is located within 2 acres of landscaped gardens. The open plan lounge-bar offers a place to relax after your day excursions. Your evening meals will be served in the Brasserie. Fresh coffees and light snacks can be enjoyed on the garden terrace or in the bar. The hotel has a leisure centre including an indoor pool. Please Note: This hotel does not have a lift, please enquire for a ground floor room.


En-suite, Ground floor rooms, Restaurant, Bar, Pool, Wi-Fi, Hairdryer, Telephone, TV, Tea/coffee

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

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Bury St.Edmunds, Tesco Bury St Edmunds, Tesco Bus Stop, Compiegne Way
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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