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

From Manchester: Historic Chester Self-Guided Tour & Lunch

Product ID: 271677
Escape the busy city of Manchester and travel by train to Chester to discover its rich heritage on a self-guided walking tour. Afterwards, enjoy a delicious lunch at the city’s 900-year-old cathedral and soak up the historical atmosphere.
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Duration: 1 day
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  • Explore the historic city of Chester and discover a selection of sights
  • Discover Chester's heritage on a walking tour with an official city guide
  • Enjoy lunch at the Refectory Cathedral in the 900-year-old Chester Cathedral
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 your day trip to Chester. Then depart by train for Chester, with a journey time of approximately 1 hour.

Once you arrive, make the short trip into the city center either by shuttle bus or foot and begin exploring Chester. Visit the Rows, the two-tiered medieval shopping galleries, or walk the city walls, which were originally built by the Romans. At your own pace, explore this history-rich city and soak up the atmosphere as you imagine what life was like here throughout the ages.

Afterwards, enjoy a lunch of soup and sandwiches at the Refectory Cafe in the 900-year-old Chester Cathedral then join a walking tour with an official city guide. Before returning to Manchester there is time to continue exploring the historic city of Chester at your own leisure.
  • Meet and greet service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
  • Return train from Manchester to Chester
  • City walking tour
  • Lunch at the Refectory Cafe in Chester Cathedral
What’s Not Included
  • Pickup or drop-off at your accommodation
  • Live tour guide

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet your representative at The Mill Bar and Kitchen, located inside Piccadilly Train Station on the mezzanine level (above Boots chemist). Take the stairs or lift next to Burger King. Our representative will be wearing a yellow Manchester Sightseeing T-shirt. Your representative will be available from 08:20 (08:30 on Sundays) for 30 minutes.

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Important information
Know before you go
• This day trip by train is self-guided/unescorted
• The local operator's 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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Chester city is wonderful. I took the tour on Sunday, September 29. The tour considered lunch in the Cathedral and a walking tpur of one and a half hours. However, it was NOT possible to use any of the two services because the cathedral and the information center of the town hall were CLOSED, for the anniversary of the Town Hall. Fully understandable, but as an agency they should be informed of these types of events, so that those who hire the tour, do not lose these services for which we pay.

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October 1, 2019

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Manchester Sightseeing Tours

Product ID: 271677