Est. 1985

Manchester’s Northern Adventurer Tour

  • River Dee, Chester

    Chester, River Dee, Cheshire NCN north England tour
  • York Minster © Kippa Matthews

    York Minster © Matthews
  • View of York Minster and Treasurers House © Kippa Matthews / VisitYork

    View of York Minster and Treasurers House © Kippa Matthews / VisitYork
  • The Lady Teal cruise boat on Lake Windermere

    The Lady Teal cruise boat on Lake Windermere
8 day tour
From £1099 per person

Explore the North of England by Train!

The North of England is a region of contrasts, from the architectural and industrial heritage of the world-famous cities of Manchester, Liverpool and York, to the spectacular scenery of the Lake District and Peak District. In this eight-day tour, based in Manchester, we combine the opportunity to discover the city’s proud history in science, politics, music, arts and sport, with a choice of days out by train to destinations including Chester, Liverpool, York and the Lake District.

If you’re looking for a great value tour that guarantees some truly memorable experiences, this is the tour for you.


2023 dates available on request

Itinerary Summary

Fly to Manchester

Arrive at Manchester Airport where your personal driver will transfer you to your city centre hotel.


Experience Manchester (includes a guided walking tour)

Enjoy a two-hour guided walking tour of Manchester city centre and discover the story of Manchester’s industrial past. In the afternoon, why not visit one of the city’s fascinating museums, including the Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, the National Football Museum, or the Manchester United Museum at Old Trafford.


Discover Chester (including walking tour and river cruise)

Spend a full day exploring the historic city of Chester, famous for its Roman walls and ‘The Rows’, the remarkable 700-year-old, two-tiered shopping galleries.


Explore Liverpool (including Mersey Ferry cruise and The Beatles Story)

Spend the day in maritime Liverpool, the home of The Beatles. Take one of the world-famous Mersey Ferries for a spectacular view of Liverpool’s waterfront, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore Albert Dock and Liverpool’s magnificent Anglican Cathedral, visit the Cavern Club and The Beatles Story, or go shopping in Liverpool ONE.


Fascinating York (including York Minster and river cruise)

The historic city of York, famous for its quaint cobbled streets and world-famous Minster, offers everything you need for a memorable day out. Visit the Jorvik Viking Centre, York’s Chocolate Story and York Castle Museum, and don’t miss a relaxing boat trip.

Lake District

The Beautiful Lake District (including Lake Windermere cruise)

The Lake District National Park is famous for its spectacular scenery of lakes and mountains, and its connections with the poet William Wordsworth and the author Beatrix Potter. Take a relaxing cruise for a memorable ‘Lakes’ experience.

Tatton Park

Magnificent Tatton Park Estate

Visit Tatton Park, a wonderful combination of 50 acres of gardens, 1,000 acres of landscaped gardens, and Tatton Hall, a magnificent neo-classical mansion. The home of the Egerton family from the turn of the 18th century to the end of the 1950s, the Mansion now houses one of the National Trust’s finest libraries and offers a complete view of life in days gone by.

Depart Manchester

A final opportunity to explore central Manchester before your driver collects you from your hotel to take you to Manchester Airport.

Suggested Hotels

Macdonald Manchester Hotel & Spa

  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Location: Situated near Piccadilly station in the centre of Manchester
  • Room facilities: Tea/coffee making facilities, TV, iron, ironing board, trouser press, laptop safe, hairdryer, en suite bathroom
  • Hotel facilities: Restaurant, bar, spa, steam room, sauna, gym, free WIFI throughout the hotel
  • Website

Hilton DoubleTree Manchester Piccadilly

  • 4 Star Hotel
  • Location: Situated near Piccadilly station in the centre of Manchester
  • Hotel facilities: Restaurant, bar, lounge area.
  • Room facilities: En-suite bathroom, flat screen TV, hospitality tray, complimentary internet access, iMac computer, hairdryer
  • Website

*This itinerary can be tailored to suit your specific requirements.

Other full day tours: Chatsworth House; Quarry Bank; Wedgwood Pottery.

Please note that all our prices shown are per person and are nett and non commissionable, and are based on a minimum of two persons travelling together.

There will be supplements applicable for occupancy of a single room – supplements on request.

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