Explore the cosmopolitan city of Chester, one of Europe’s great heritage cities.
Visiting Chester is like taking a magical journey back in time with so much of the past in the streets, in the buildings, and in the air. One of the most historic settings in Britain, this interesting little city now guards an awe-inspiring legacy - 2,000 years of British heritage.
Enjoy a panoramic sightseeing tour of the city, with its pretty Victorian Eastgate Clock, the most photographed timepiece in the world after Big Ben, before visiting the majestic Chester Cathedral with its rich heritage. Afterwards there will be around 2½ hours of free time to explore Chester independently. If you choose to walk along part of the city’s walls, you will be rewarded with fine elevated views. Studded with historic towers and ancient gates in the form of imposing arches, the walls offer a bird’s eye view of the city centre on one side with magnificent views of the distant Welsh mountains on the other.
Not to be missed, and a magnet to every visitor, are Chester’s unique half timbered galleried shops on two levels, the foundations of which are 13th century. There are many examples of the black and white architecture – the most in Britain - giving Chester its outstanding medieval look.
Note: Luncheon has not been included to allow maximum flexibility; please carry local currency (Sterling). The visit to the Cathedral is optional. The journey to Chester is approximately 1¼ hours. Walking is at guests’ discretion.