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Ferry Cross the Mersey

Ferry Cross the Mersey

Discover the well loved legacy of Liverpool, the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal with all its musical and maritime history.


Discover the well loved legacy of Liverpool, the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal with all its musical and maritime history.

Discover the well loved legacy of Liverpool, the River Mersey and the Manchester Ship Canal with all of its musical and maritime history. From the Beatles performing on the Riverboat Shuffle cruises in the early 1960’s to tales of smuggling, Mersey Ferries carry a cargo of memories. Just sit back and enjoy a fascinating commentary, wonder at the wildlife and absorb the heritage.  There is simply no better way to enjoy the iconic waterfronts, scenery and history than from the deck of a legendary Mersey Ferry.


Tuesday - Morning departure from Dorset via motorways with a stop in Worcester for lunch. Continue northwards to arrive at our hotel in Widnes with porterage of bags then dinner.

Wednesday - "Do the Double" - River Explorer Cruise and Open Top Bus City Tour. With so much to see and do in Liverpool it can be hard to make the most of the city's unique views and fascinating history. If you are keen to discover some of the most famous sights in the World we have combined Mersey Ferries fantastic 50 minute River Explorer Cruise with a fabulous 1 hour Open Top Bus Tour. You will enjoy unrivalled views of Liverpool's ever evolving UNESCO World Heritage waterfront and all the best sights around the city centre. This gives you a great orientation for the afternoon to make your own discoveries and dig a little deeper where you wish.

Thursday - "The Manchester Ship Canal Cruise". Travel the full 35 miles of the canal cruising on the famous Mersey Ferries from Liverpool to Manchester. You'll hear the story of how it was built, see stunning architectural and natural sights, pass through locks and under bridges. It's a 6 hour cruise (10:00 to 16:00) that is as relaxing as it is awe inspiring - bar, snacks and toilets available on board.

Friday - Southbound via motorways to the Dudley Canal Trust in the West Midlands. Join a 45 minute canal cruise through the Dudley Tunnel and see the caverns, a light show and display of "legging the boat". Time for lunch in the café. Resume homewards this afternoon, returning to Dorset by early evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Everglades Park Hotel, Widnes

The Best Western Everglades Park Hotel is a smart three star rated venue ideally situated for our needs. 65 bedrooms with en-suite bathroom are all furnished with classic, clean interiors and luxury king size beds, hairdryer, satellite television, phone, desk, tea tray and free wifi.  The stylish Keys Restaurant is highly regarded locally and offers mouth-watering dishes using local produce with a first class service. There is a lively bar with big-screen TV in which to socialise or the quieter Everglades lounge with its comfy leather sofas. No lift but only two floors and plenty of ground floor bedrooms available on request.


TOUR PRICE: £360.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £80.00


Price Includes: All coach travel, 3 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Porterage in/out, Mersey Explorer Cruise, Liverpool City Tour, Ship Canal Cruise, Dudley Canal Cruise, VAT.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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