Historic Chester with River Cruise, Open Top Bus and Walking Tour Day Trip by Train
Day Trip to Historic Chester
Including the Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus, a River Cruise and a Walking Tour
Historic Chester is one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets, hidden cellars, and quirky lanes to discover. See the city from the top deck of an open-top bus, a relaxing river cruise, and an informative walking tour.
After your tour enjoy free time to walk along the famous Roman Walls (free entry) that encircle the city centre or visit Chester Cathedral (free entry), which was founded as a Benedictine monastery more than 800 years ago. Don’t miss ‘The Rows’, the 700-year-old, two-tiered covered shopping galleries offering an extensive choice of independent shops.
What is included in your day trip to Chester:
- Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station
Meet our representative outside The Mill Bar and Kitchen to receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, maps and travel tips.
- Return Train from Manchester to Chester
Enjoy a relaxing train journey through the Cheshire countryside (journey time approx 1 hour)
- Sightseeing Bus
Catch the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus from Chester railway station to the river.
- River Cruise
Join Chesterboat at the Groves for your 30-minute cruise on the River Dee. After your cruise, rejoin the sightseeing bus and head to the town centre. Why not visit the beautiful cathedral founded as a Benedictine monastery more than 800 years ago? Entry is free and they have a lovely refectory where you can get lunch.
- 90 minute walking tour
Meet your blue badge guide at the Visitor Information Centre at 13:50. You will discover the history and local legends on your tour, including the famous Roman walls and the medieval “Rows” which are 700-year-old, two-tiered covered shopping galleries, offering an extensive choice of independent shops. You will also see the Eastgate Clock and the beautiful riverside Groves.
- Free entrance to top Chester attractions
There is free entrance to the City Walls, Grosvenor Museum, The Roman Gardens and the 700-year-old ‘The Rows’ Shopping Galleries.
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CHILD (5-15 years)
- All day trips by train are unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
- Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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