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Queen Chester Waterways

Queen Chester Waterways

Enjoy some delightful cruises along picturesque waterways with included free time in Liverpool.

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Calling all boat lovers! Our fabulous packaged tour includes a cruise on the Shropshire Union Canal, the picturesque River Weaver with the Anderton Boat Lift and the River Mersey!

Day 1

We depart Kent in the morning and travel to our hotel with a lunch stop en route. We arrive at our hotel to a glass of bucks fizz and in time for dinner whilst we settle in our bags are taken to our rooms.


Day 2

We begin our day with a visit to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port with its delightful waterside setting, flotillas of historic boats and fascinating displays housed in fine Victorian buildings. On arrival, tea coffee and biscuits are served before we climb aboard a narrowboat for a 30 minute guided tour of the Shropshire Union Canal while our guide brings the changing fortunes of the canal and its people to life. Afterwards we are taken on a 45 minute guided tour of the museum. We have the afternoon to explore the beautiful historic city of Chester which boasts the most complete city walls and largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, along with its 1000 year old cathedral and 700 year old shopping rows.

B, D

Day 3

This morning we make our way the beautiful Georgian market town of Knutsford which has a selection of independent boutiques and popular high street stores - there is plenty on offer for the shoppers amongst us. Alternatively, why not visit the Heritage Centre (closed Mondays) on King Street and learn about Knutsford's famous ancestors, such as the Victorian author, Elizabeth Gaskell, and the notorious Highwayman Higgins, as well as Charles Royce, the engineer who created the Rolls Royce.

We can enjoy a lunch in one of Knutsford's many fine eateries before visiting the historic Anderton Boat Lift. We admire the massive iron framework, a masterpiece of high Victorian Engineering, as it lifts canal boats 50ft between the Weaver Navigation and the Trent & Mersey Canal before experiencing the lift first hand in a glass covered boat on a 30 minute voyage! Afterwards we enjoy a unique 45 minute cruise along the River during which we can discover the industrial heritage of Northwich, a town which has made its living from salt for 2,000 years.

B, D

Day 4

We spend today in Liverpool beginning the day with a 50 minute River Explorer Cruise where we discover the well-loved legacy of Liverpool and the river Mersey, with its musical and maritime history. The rest of the day is spent at leisure to discover Albert Dock with its museums, galleries, restaurants and bars or some of the other world-class attractions that Liverpool has to offer. A great idea to spend your time is choosing to visit the world famous Terracotta Warriors at the World Museum?

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast we begin our journey home with a stop en route for lunch.


B=Breakfast Included, D =Dinner Included

What's Included:


  • Porterage

  • Welcome glass of Bucks Fizz

  • Choice of 3 course dinner

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to National Waterways museum including refreshments, boat trip & guided tour

  • Entrance to Knutsford Heritage Centre (FOC)

  • Anderton Boat Lift and river trip

  • 50 minute Explorer Cruise on the River Mersey

  • Free time in Liverpool and Knutsford


Your Hotel

The Queen Hotel is centrally located, just a short walk from the centre of Chester and is one of the oldest hotels in the UK, having originally been built to serve the train station in 1860. The hotel’s elegant style includes quirky touches, which provide an interesting twist to its traditional origins. Rooms are comfortably furnished and equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant, bar and lounge are well decorated and offer comfortable areas in which to dine, socialise and relax. There is also an outside courtyard terrace with plenty of seating.

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 Contact Details
Ashford Park Street Bus Stop A, Ashford
Canterbury St George's Lane, between bus station and Fenwicks
Deal South Street, Deal (surcharge applicable)
Dover Market Square, Dover
Faversham Railway Station, Faversham (surcharge applicable)
Folkestone Bus Station Bay D, Folkestone
Hawkinge Haven Drive, bus stop outside Lidl, Hawkinge
Herne Bay Bus garage High Street, Herne Bay
Hythe North Bound Red Lion Square next to pub, Hythe
M2 Medway North Bound M2 Medway Services, North Bound
Maidstone Bus stop outside Vinters Road Car Park,
Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone
Rainham Bus stop next to St Margaret's Church, Rainham
Sandgate Outside Royal Norfolk Pub, Sandgate
Sittingbourne Railway Station, Sittingbourne
(surcharge applicable)
Walmer Thompson Bell pub, Walmer (surcharge applicable)
Whitstable Bus layby outside Tesco Extra, Whitstable

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3a-3b Defiant Close, Terlingham Forum, Hawkinge, Kent, CT18 7SU
01303 261 870

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09:00hrs – 17:30hrs

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