NEW About the tour: Chester and the Spectacular Gardens of the North

Whether you’re a green-fingered enthusiast, lover of the outdoors or simply a fan of gorgeous scenery, this wonderful 5-day tour of Chester is sure to tick all your boxes. From our base at the 4-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester, we take in the floral delights of Ness Botanic Gardens on the Wirral Peninsula before continuing to medieval Chester, where we’ll have free time to explore. Enjoy a visit to Tatton Park, boasting 1,000 acres of sweeping parkland and an 18th century mansion featuring displays of the well-travelled Egerton family, and a final excursion to magnificent RHS Garden Bridgewater, home to a 154-acre garden. Be sure to bring your camera as you’ll want to capture these colourful moments and treasure the memories forever!

Tour Includes


  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

5 days from £589 pp

Departure Dates

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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Local departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester for a four-night stay.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    Our first floral outing takes us to Ness Botanic Gardens on the Wirral Peninsula. Born of one man’s passionate interest in plants and his desire to share that interest with others, today, Ness Gardens remains true to the vision that Arthur Kilpin Bulley created over 100 years ago.

    This afternoon, we spend time at leisure in medieval Chester, a city rich in heritage with many historic sights such as the Roman Amphitheatre, walls and cathedral. Why not take a picture with Eastgate Clock, the country's second most photographed clock after Big Ben? This stunningly ornate landmark was built to commemorate Queen Victoria's 1897 Diamond Jubilee. Chester is also famous for its shopping ‘Rows’ which boast excellent shops, boutiques and restaurants, or perhaps you'd rather explore the city a different way with a cruise along the stunning River Dee.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Chester
    Chester

    Included Highlights

    • Chester
    • Ness Botanic Gardens

    Be left in awe by 1,000 acres of sweeping parkland, where ancient deer herds freely wander. Fragrant, formal gardens take you around the world to the Japanese Garden’s symbolic harmony with nature, whilst the 18th century mansion displays treasured collections of the well-travelled Egerton family. The working farm brings to life a ‘field to fork’ story alongside rare breed animals and seasonal demonstrations.

    After strolling the beautiful parkland, why not enjoy a spot of lunch in the Gardener’s Cottage Tearoom or Stables Restaurant, where seasonal dishes use ingredients from the walled Kitchen Gardens and meat reared on the estate?

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    Tatton Park
    Tatton Park

    Included Highlights

    • Tatton Park

    The Royal Horticultural Society, the world’s leading gardening charity, proudly opened RHS Garden Bridgewater in May 2021. This brand-new garden is on the former site of Worsley New Hall which has been transformed by landscape architect, Tom Stuart-Smith, alongside award-winning garden designers. Explore this 154-acre garden, including the Worsley Welcome Garden, The Kitchen Garden and Moon Bridge Water.

    As the green-thumbed will know, seeing a garden mature over the years is a joy in itself so as one of the earliest visitors, you may want to come back to RHS Garden Bridgewater in years to come to see how it will bloom and grow.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner
    RHS Bridgewater
    RHS Bridgewater

    Included Highlights

    • RHS Bridgewater

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Images of RHS Bridgewater courtesy of ©RHS (Neil Hepworth)

    NEW Chester and the Spectacular Gardens of the North 5 days from £589pp

    Book online OR call our friendly travel advisers on:
    01709 787 463

    Accommodation

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for four nights at the four-star DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester on the outskirts of Chester city. 

    DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan

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