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Manchester Ship Canal & Anderton Boat Lift

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You’ll travel the 35-miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and a lively commentary along the way. Listen to the story of how this magnificent waterway shaped the city of Manchester and the North West of England; journey through locks and bridges that have remained largely unchanged since their construction over 100 years ago and see some of the region’s most stunning architectural and natural sights.

 Not only does it still do the job it was designed to do, all the way back in 1875, of lifting narrowboats and barges straight up the 50 feet from the River Weaver to the Trent & Mersey Canal, but it does it with the most ingenious and endearing character of any structure on the canal system.


The Manchester Ship Canal Cruise offers you a North West journey to remember. Come aboard with us for a six hour trip that’s as awe inspiring as it is relaxing. 

Tuesday: We depart the Travel Centre this morning and make our way North with a stop en route in Chester. We aim to arrive at the hotel late afternoon.

Wednesday: Today we head to Salford Quays, Manchester where we take in Britain’s grandest canal as you journey to Liverpool. On this 6 hour trip you’ll travel the 35 miles of the canal, enjoying spectacular scenery and lively commentary along the way. To make your journey even more enjoyable there is a licensed bar and servery available on board, selling refreshments and snacks throughout the cruise.

Thursday:  We depart the hotel this morning and head to Northwich for a ride on the Anderton Boat Lift

Roberts Silver Service
2 nights hotel accommodation, dinner and cooked breakfast throughout
Small glass of house wine with dinner on the first night
Visit to Chester
Visit to Anderton Boat Lift
Journey on the Manchester Ship Canal
Free time in Liverpool

Bolton, Greater Manchester
This hotel is built around a former Georgian Manor House with landscaped gardens, conveniently located with easy access to the attractions we have chosen to visit.

All 91 bedrooms are en suite with tea/coffee making facilities, television and hairdryer. The hotel also offers leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna and spa bath. The hotel does have some ground floor bedrooms


No single supplement on the first 2 single rooms available

  • Free secure parking at our Travel Centre in Hugglescote
  • Use of our staffed, travel centre in Hugglescote on the outward journeyExecutive coach travel with
  • experienced tour driver
  • Hotel accommodation, dinner & cooked breakfast throughout *unless otherwise stated
  • All excursions and entrances as described in the itinerary

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