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Chester Steam Railway Holiday

CC4 - Bala Lake Railway

Chester Chuffer

Steam, Sail and stroll around ……Cheshire

Holiday date: Friday, 5th April 2024
4 days for  £729 per person
£1458 for two people sharing
Single supplement £120
Tour reference: CC4/1

We are chuffed to be able to present a super holiday based in the beautiful, historic City of Chester. This really is a lovely place with black and white timbered buildings, original city walls and serene riverside vistas.

Holiday Highlights

Victorian canal engineering at the Anderton Boat Lift
Take the “Ferry across the Mersey”
Ride the scenic Llangollen and Bala Lake Railways
Cross Pontcysyllte Aqueduct by boat
Vintage trams in Birkenhead
Live like a King at the Queens!

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday
We meet at Crewe about lunchtime and our first visit is a few miles further north near Northwich. Here we take a boat ride through the amazing Anderton Boat Lift – a truly remarkable piece of Victorian engineering and the world’s first boat lift.
Meals: Dinner
Day 2 - Saturday
A cracking day out in The Wirral is completed without the use of a coach at all. Local rail and the famous Mersey Ferry take us to Albert Dock in Liverpool for the extensive Merseyside Maritime Museum. In the afternoon we are back across the river for Birkenhead’s historic trams and associated heritage museum. Mid- afternoon you have the option of visiting picturesque Port Sunlight or of returning to Chester early for independent explorations of the city.
Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 3 - Sunday
Off over the border today for a round trip into Wales and a super steamy excursion. We travel over the hills to the Bala Lake Railway at Llanuwchllyn for a narrow-gauge trip, chuffing alongside the lake and keeping an eye out for the resident monster. Later we track the ex-GWR line back into the Dee Valley for an afternoon at the Llangollen Railway – another scenic ride of riverside and country views.
Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 4 - Monday
After breakfast we head south once more by rail to Wrexham and on then to Trevor. The highlight of our last day is quite literal as we travel the “stream in the sky” over Telford’s famous Pontcysylite Aqueduct by boat. After a local lunch we set off cross-country to Crewe Station where homeward bound journeys commence mid-afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast


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Our Hotel(s)

4 Star

The Queen Hotel, Chester

This four-star establishment is one of Chester’s top hotels. It is a spacious Victorian building situated immediately opposite the railway station making it the ideal base for our particular brand of touring. Good food, a stately walled garden, and comfortable rooms with all the amenities one would expect. Staying here is a delight and worth the holiday price on its own for the comfort and convenience it provides.

Features and Facilities

Free WIFI available throughout the hotel
24 Hour Room Service
Lift to all floors

What's included


All heritage railway rides
All public transport journeys, in standard class accommodation
Private coach transfers throughout the holiday


All entrances
Detailed itinerary/information pack
Services of courier throughout


Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

What's not included

Travel to/from the holiday start point
Personal holiday insurance
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