Manchester... Rolls Royce of Cities
Sunday 17 September - 4 days away from £419pp
Single supplement - £85
Door-to-door pick-ups available
If you think you know Manchester, you might think again once you've tried one of our new exclusive tours of delight and discovery...
- Three nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast.
- Free time in Manchester.
- Free use of hotel sauna and steam room.
- Excursions as detailed.
- Two-hour guided walking tour of Manchester.
- Two-hour afternoon tea with unlimited prosecco.
- One-hour cruise around Salford Quays and Manchester Ship Canal. (River levels dependent)
- Entrance to Imperial War Museum.
We hit the road with some free time at Trafford Centre before we head to our hotel.
This morning we meet our guide for a two-hour step-on tour of Manchester, unveiling a host of hidden gems as we learn about some of the ‘firsts’ the city has produced in its long and illustrious history. We move on to see see the Bridgewater Canal, uncover the story of the world’s first passenger railway, experience Sackville Park and the story of Alan Turing and walk in the footsteps of LS Lowry. Having built up a thirst, we relax with a drink in one of the many vibrant
pubs, with time to reflect on what we have seen, before returning to our hotel to finish with a flourish; a scrumptious two-hour afternoon tea washed down with unlimited prosecco – now that’s a treat!
Today is all about Salford, a revitalised neighbourhood of Manchester that continues to grow and attract businesses and visitors alike. We kick-off the morning by boarding the Princess Katherine for a one-hour cruise around Salford Quays and the Manchester Ship Canal, during which we get an insight
into the history of the area with a unique view of Manchester, including MediaCity, Old Trafford and the disused docks. After time for lunch, our next stop is the Imperial War Museum, one of the world’s leading museums of its kind. A purpose-built and poignant exhibition, we can walk through a timeline from the First World War through to present day, accompanied by voices of the ordinary people whose lives were torn apart by the various conflicts.
In the morning, discover legendary Carmarthen, the oldest town in Wales where Merlin was said to have been born. Then spend the afternoon exploring the quintessential seaside town of Tenby, whose narrow streets wind down from the medieval centre to the picturesque harbour, framed by pastel painted cottages. Wander through the charming, cobbled streets and take time out to watch the world go by from a quaint café or relax with an ice cream on one of Tenby’s glorious golden sandy beaches.
After breakfast, we make our journey home, with a stop at the famous Bury Market on the way.
Novotel - Manchester Centre (****)
Located in the heart of the city in close proximity to tram and bus services, the modern, bright and contemporary Novotel Manchester Centre hotel is a superb base for a city break. All 164 modern bedrooms are to a good size and standard with all containing a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The public areas are spacious and feature an informal restaurant and vibrant bar with plenty of seating. Leisure facilities include a sauna, steam room and gym. The hotel has a lift.
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