Cheshire & the Welsh Borders

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 - Attingham Park

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – visit en route a suitable National Trust property such as Attingham Park in Shropshire, an elegant 18th century mansion, and home to a fine collection of ambassadorial silver, Italian furniture and Grand Tour paintings – check in at the 4* Park Royal Hotel in the village of Stretton.

Day 2 - Chester Cathedral & Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Guided tour of Chester Cathedral, one of the best preserved examples of a Benedictine abbey in England – at Llangollen there is free time at leisure or an optional canal boat excursion through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford between 1795 and 1805.

Day 3 - Bodnant Gardens & Plas Newydd

The 80 acre National Trust property at Bodnant Gardens, one of the world’s most spectacular gardens, features huge Italianate terraces and stunning views across Snowdonia – continue to the 18th century National Trust property and gardens at Plas Newydd, one of the United Kingdom’s finest mansion house settings and the home of the Marquess of Anglesey.

Day 4 - Erddig & Chirk Castle

The National Trust’s Erddig property is one of the most fascinating houses in Britain with an evocative range of outbuildings and state rooms displaying most of their original 18th and 19th century furnishings – visit the National Trust’s Chirk Castle, a magnificent medieval fortress with elegant state rooms and fine furniture.

Day 5 - Powis Castle

The world famous garden at National Trust’s Powis Castle was laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles and retains its original lead statues, while the medieval castle contains one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales.

Tour Features

4* hotel

Half board accommodation

Full programme of included excursions

Blue Badge guide on Day 3

Executive coach throughout

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Attingham Park, Shropshire

Guided tour of Chester Cathedral


Spectacular Bodnant Gardens

18th century Plas Newydd


Medieval Chirk Castle

Powis Castle


Four nights on half board basis at the 4* Park Royal Hotel in the village of Stretton. Set in 2.5 acres of grounds, facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming and sauna. All rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate - this restored Georgian cotton mill tells the story of ‘King Cotton’ from a bale of raw cotton to finished cloth, and the original Apprentice House recreates the 1830s atmosphere of the lives of child workers
  • Dunham Massey - an elegant Georgian mansion with a sumptuous Edwardian interior filled with a fine collection of paintings, furniture and Huguenot silver

  • Tour of Liverpool - taking in the splendour of the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Cathedral, the iconic Liverpool Cathedral and Albert Dock, where you can choose to visit Tate Liverpool, the new Museum of Liverpool or the Merseyside Maritime Museum

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Cheshire & the Welsh Borders

Date of tour: June 2019

We had a wonderful holiday to Cheshire and the Welsh Borders. The pre-holiday service was excellent, the hotel, coach driver and guides were perfect. The visits were varied and very interesting, and nothing was rushed despite the busy programme. Thank you for all your help.
MT, Sevenoaks


Date of tour: May 2019

Now we are back, I would like to thank your both for organizing an excellent trip to Chester and the Welsh Borders. Liz was absolutely great as the guide - both knowledge and humour. Stuart, the driver, was also superb in his willingness to help and his skill/knowledge. So THANK YOU. I know the committee is considering next year's outing and they have your brochure. I expect to be travelling with you again next year!
DT, Lewes


Date of tour: June 2017

Thank you for a well organised holiday to Cheshire, Liverpool and North Wales. We had a great time, a new area of Britain for us, and your Blue Badge guides made it even more interesting. The quickly revised alternate Steam Train ride, and the refund of £15 per person for the Snowdon Mountain Railway, which was not running on the day, made it enjoyable.
GT, Rochester

Date of tour: May 2016

I wanted to thank you for making all the arrangements for our tour to Cheshire. Everything went well and I am sure that everyone enjoyed it. The driver was easy to get on with and was helpful. The Blue Badge guides in Chester were excellent, and all the National Trust Houses that we visited made us feel welcomed. Many thanks for making this another successful tour.
MV, Dorking

Date of tour: April 2016

We had a great tour to Cheshire! Many thanks again to Tailored Travel for getting everything sorted. The coach was on time and was really comfortable with plenty of leg room, leather seats and it was clean with rubbish bags for each pair of seats. The driver, Stuart, was excellent. Nothing seemed too much trouble for him. We arrived at all our destinations safely and on time. The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington is a really good and comfortable hotel. Everyone was very happy. The staff were efficient, friendly and very helpful and keen to make our stay as good as possible. The choices for the vegetarian options were unimaginative. We were very fortunate with our Blue Badge guides. Kate gave us two very interesting days and even managed to take a small group to the John Rylands Library which was much appreciated. Peggy and Liz showed us round Chester and each group was very happy with the tour they were given. Peggy also guided us to the Grosvenor Museum and gave us a very interesting introductory talk. These are three really good guides and made so much difference to our tour. I think we were all very pleased with the itinerary and all the places we chose to see. Powys Castle really was excellent. Thank you again Louise! You have done a wonderful job for us. We always enjoy dealing with you and everything was beautifully organised.
KP, Hayling Island

Date of tour: Sept 2014

I have just returned from a holiday with Tailored Travel which I thoroughly enjoyed, thanks in part to your excellent driver and guide who were professional at all times.
FE, Little Chalfont

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • with less dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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