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Chester & BBC Media City.....from £439pp

Chester & BBC Media City.....from £439pp

Monday 7th to Friday 11th October 2019 - Staying at the 4* Queen Hotel in Chester historic city centre and enjoy a behind the scenes tour of BBC MediaCity Salford with Tally Ho Holidays.

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Each chapter of Chester's fascinating history is etched into the very fabric of the city, from its founding by the Romans to Viking raiders, Norman invaders and Anglo Saxons.   You'll have free-time to explore this beautiful, historic city with lots of attractions to enjoy, some wonderful retail therapy and many tempting restaurants.   We'll head into Wales on the Llangollen Railway through glorious scenery along the banks of the River Dee.   Finally, enjoy a behind the scenes tour of BBC MediaCity in Salford, home to a host of BBC favourites such as Match of the Day, Blue Peter and Mastermind.


Best Western Premier Queen Hotel, Chester****

This grand Victorian style hotel is perfectly placed in Chester city centre, only 5 minutes' walk from the cathedral and central shopping area.   This charming hotel has recently had a £20m refurbishment and offers its guests comfort and style with some rather quirky features.


Your holiday includes:


  • 4 nights dinner, bed and full English breakfast

  • Steam train ride on Llangollen railway

  • Boat trip over Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

  • Free time in Chester

  • Tour of MediaCity UK

  • Time in Salford

  • Travel by Tally Ho! Pullman coach

  • Accompanied by our Tour Manager


*Priced based on two people sharing a twin/double room.  Single supplement - £118pp

Monday 7th Oct

We travel to our hotel in Chester with time to relax and unpack before dinner.


Tuesday 8th Oct

A free day to explore the beautiful, historic city of Chester which has the most complete city walls and largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus 1000 year old cathedral and 700 year old unique shopping rows. There are lots of attractions to enjoy, for example a 30 minute river cruise on the River Dee, or a self-guided tour of the Medieval Cathedral to discover the extraordinary story behind its imposing walls. Alternatively enjoy a spot of retail therapy or lunch at one of the many lovely restaurants.


Wednesday 9th Oct

After a full English breakfast we head to Wales for a train ride from Langollen to Corwen taking in the 10 mile scenery along the River Dee. Then travel via the spectacular Horseshoe Pass for a canal boat trip across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, 1000 ft long and 126 ft above the river.


Thursday 10th Oct

This morning we travel to Salford to enjoy a tour of BBC MediaCity UK where you can walk in the footsteps of some of your favourite celebrities! The new home of the BBC in the North of England is one of the most ambitious projects in the BBC's history. They have thrown open their doors, so you can take a peek behind the scenes. Home to a whole host of BBC channels and programmes including favourites such as Match of the Day, Blue Peter, A Question of Sport, Mastermind, BBC Breakfast, Radio 5 Live and many many more. The well-informed and friendly tour guides will entertain and surprise you and will make sure that you see the most interesting areas available, as well as giving you a fascinating insight into how TV and radio work. You can also have a go at making your own news and weather bulletin in the interactive studio. There will be free time after to visit the Lowry Gallery.


Friday 11th Oct

After a full English breakfast we will depart from Devon.


D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

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
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Buckfastleigh Lay by on old Buckfastleigh - Ashburton Rd
Nr Furzeleigh Mill
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Others Other pick up points are available
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Car Park by Library
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Torquay Torquay coach bay outside Princess Theatre
Totnes 7 Stars 2 Totnes 7 Stars opp. Morrisons
Wembury Wembury Odd Wheel Pub
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