Group or private tour of Medieval Walled City of Chester & the beautiful Village of Port Sunlight
- Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
- Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
- Product code: PRLZP1
This is a popular Brilliant Liverpool Tours fully guided group or private day out starting with a guided visit to the beautiful village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral.
We will first take you on a very short Liverpool City tour through the World Heritage Site on route to the 1934 Art Deco Birkenhead Tunnel and then drive through perhaps the finest example of a Regency Square and Birkenhead Town Hall. You'll then pass Cammell Laird Shipyard whose claim to fame is to have built the Ark Royal as well as the CSS Alabama for the Confederacy during the American Civil War.
This unmissable guided tour is a great idea for a group of friends visiting Liverpool or a group wanting a private cruise excursion.
Port Sunlight was built by William Hesketh Lever as an idyllic model village for his “Sunlight Soap” workers. At a time when the majority of workers had been living in terrible conditions without running water, heating or even a bathroom to move to such a village was the envy of many a family lucky enough to work at the soap factory. Lever used around 27 different architects to design clusters of houses using different European styles to reflect the countries he was trading with.
Your Tour Guide will show you open spaces, theatres, bowling greens, shops and there is even the church where Lord Lever and his wife are interred in a splendid crypt. This is a real hidden gem and your guests will love it.
You will have free time to explore the village and we recommend a visit to the Lady Lever Art Gallery which contains a collection of Wedgewood as well as important works pre-Raphaelite art and other artifacts from roman excavations. There is also a fascinating collection of traditional English Furniture crafted by Thomas Chippendale and other famous designers.
There is a restaurant in the Lady Lever Art Gallery and there are other quaint tea shops as well as the café in the museum itself where you can buy refreshments.
You will then rejoin your coach and your tour guide for a short drive to the Medieval City of Chester where you will enjoy a guided coach tour through the walls and across narrow bridges alongside the River Dee and the racecourse.
You will then enjoy a guided walking tour starting and finishing at the Town Cross where the Town Crier entertains the visitors every hour. You’ll walk a section of the walls which are intact around Chester and you will be able to see the most photographed clock outside of London. Passing the Cathedral with its Romanesque arches and the Town Hall and the black and white timber clad buildings you will fall in love with the unique charm of Chester.
After the walking tour you will have free time to maybe visit the Cathedral or even take the Cathedral Tower
Full Day tour (these can be amended to suit your group and to include dinner at an additional charge).
- 09.00am - Start – Meet your Tour Guide at your hotel or at the Albert Docks – Liverpool L3 4AE
- 10.00am – Guided tour and free time at Port Sunlight (with option of Museum visit)
- 12.30pm - Chester Coach Tour
- 13.00pm – Chester Walking Tour
- 14.00pm – Free time in Chester - with possibility to book group lunch at Booth Mansion
- 16.00pm - Depart Chester
- 17.00pm - Arrive Liverpool
This is a group tour in your own coach or we can arrange transport for you.
Full day Tour Guiding of Port Sunlight and Medieval City of Chester in your own coach or you can book transport from us.
Transport which you can book from us.
Food and refreshments and you can book something from us at the 15th Century Booth Mansion in Chester
Admission to the Port Sunlight Museum
We can tailor this and any of our tours to suit the interests of your group. Tours can also be combined to create an exciting and bespoke holiday using a quality hotel in Liverpool City Centre with excursions out to explore a wider part of North West England and North Wales.