Full Day - Private Guided Tour for up to 6 Clients of Chester & Port Sunlight in V-class Mercedes
- Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
- Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
- Product code: PYK6MP
This is a private day out starting with a guided visit to the beautiful village of Port Sunlight on the Wirral.
We will meet you at your Liverpool Hotel or the Cruise Terminal and you will board your chauffeur driven V-class Mercedes and take one of the two road tunnels underneath the River Mersey to the Wirral driving 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.
Its a 15 minute journey to our first destination of Port Sunlight.
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 you will love it.
Your guide will help you to explore the village and visit 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.
After around 90-minutes in Port Sunlight we will travel in the V-class Mercedes to Medieval City of Chester the journey time is 30-minutes.
Medieval City of Chester
You will then take a short drive to the Medieval City of Chester where you will enjoy a guided 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 at 12:00noon. You’ll walk a section of the UK's most intact city walls around Chester and you will be able to see the most photographed clock outside of London. Passing 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 buy lunch at the Storyhouse which is a recently restored Art Deco theatre.
After lunch you guide will take you to visit the Cathedral and then you will travel back to Liverpool in your V-class Mercedes.
Full Day tour (these can be amended to suit your requirements)
- 09.30am - Start – Meet your Tour Guide at your hotel or the Cruise Terminal and board your V-class Mercedes.
- 10.00am – Guided tour and free time at Port Sunlight (with option of Museum visit) & time to buy morning coffee.
- 12.00pm - Watch demonstration by Chester Town Crier (Not Sundays)
- 12:15pm – Chester Walking Tour (Walls, River, Racecourse, Town Hall, Unique Rows)
- 13:30pm – Free time in Chester - with time to buy lunch at Storyhouse & buy souvenirs
- 15:00pm - Guided Visit of Chester Cathedral
- 16.00pm - Depart Chester
- 17:00pm - Arrive Liverpool
Chauffeur driven V-class Mercedes
Full day private Tour Guiding of Port Sunlight and Medieval City of Chester in Chauffeur driven V-class Mercedes.
Entrance to Lady Lever Art Gallery
Entrance to Chester Cathedral
Food and refreshments
Admission to the Port Sunlight Museum (Optional visit which is around £6 per person which they can pay on the day)