This wonderful tour affords the opportunity to enjoy a seaside holiday as well as the sights and sounds of two fascinating and diverse cities. Southport’s attractions include a Grade II listed pier complete with tramcar and a seafront marine lake. The resort’s promenade is home to the Waterfront Arts Project and King’s Gardens whilst the British Lawnmower Museum promises a unique experience. Away from the waterfront Southport’s Botanic Gardens simply burst with floral displays, offering a plethora of pathways to explore. For retail therapy, inspiring Lord Street is the epitome of elegant shopping in classy Victorian surroundings. For a change of scenery, we explore two very different cities; the walled city of Chester and lively Liverpool, one time home of The Beatles.
The attractions in this picturesque walled city are endless. Walk the City Walls, soak up the serene ambience in the beautiful cathedral, discover the rich history at the Grosvenor Museum, view Eastgate with its clock that marks the entrance to the Roman Fortress, learn about the British Army at the Military Museum, stroll through leafy Grosvenor Park and along the banks of the River Dee or discover the Roman amphitheatre, the castle and The Rows.
We head firstly to the Walker Art Gallery where we include entry to the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Collection where exhibits include stained glass, ceramics, furniture and embroidery. Guests on our autumn departures will view the Fashion in the 18th Century exhibition instead with its impressive collection of intricate costumes and accessories including men’s stockings with padding to accentuate shapely calves! Afterwards, perhaps catch the ferry across the Mersey or use the city’s hop on, hop off bus to see the sights. Maybe you’d like to explore Albert Dock, the pulsating heart of Liverpool’s historic waterfront.
The opulent four star Ramada Plaza Hotel commands panoramic coastal views and has a premier position overlooking the resort’s sparkling marine lake only two minutes from Lord Street. We’re delighted to be returning to this exceptional hotel where you can expect city centre chic by the seaside.