1. United Kingdom
  2. North West England
  3. Manchester

From Manchester: Chester Sightseeing Day Trip by Train

Product ID: 271692
Take a break from the city and travel from Manchester to Chester by train. Explore the historic walled city of Chester by bus, boat, and foot on a fun-filled day trip.
About this activity
Duration: 1 day
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  • Soak up the history of Chester with an all-day ticket for the hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus
  • Enjoy a relaxing cruise on the tranquil River Dee
  • Discover Chester's rich history on a walking tour with an official city guide
Full description
Begin the day with a personal meet-and-greet service at Manchester Piccadilly Station to receive your travel pack, containing everything you need for a day trip to Chester. Then board the train for Chester, riding through the beautiful landscape for about 1 hour. Once you arrive, hop on the sightseeing bus outside the station and head into the city center. 

Hop off at the Groves by the river to board the river cruise. Relax as you sail up the tranquil River Dee and see the city from a different perspective. You might even spot some local wildlife. Meet your official city guide for a walking tour of Chester's city center. 

Uncover the rich history of the city and see the 2-tiered medieval shopping galleries known as the rows, the Roman city walls and amphitheater, the Eastgate Clock, Chester Cross, and the 900-year-old Chester Cathedral. Take some time to explore the historic city of Chester before returning to Manchester by train.
  • Meet-and-greet service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
  • Return train from Manchester to Chester
  • All-day ticket on hop-on hop-off sightseeing bus
  • River cruise
  • Guided city walking tour
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Live tour guide (outside of the walking tour)

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The Mill - Bar & Kitchen, inside Piccadilly Train Station: Piccadilly, Manchester M1 2PB, UK

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• This day trip by train is self-guided and unescorted. A local representative will meet you at Manchester Piccadilly Station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary to use as a guide.
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Manchester Sightseeing Tours

Product ID: 271692