Steaming and Sailing through Shropshire and the Welsh Borders

Steaming and Sailing through Shropshire and the Welsh Borders

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Steaming and Sailing through Shropshire and the Welsh Borders

5 Days Starting and ending in United Kingdom

Visiting: Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Welshpool, Llanfair, Llangollen

Tour operator:

Shearings

Tour code:

uk5shrop

Guide Type:

Partially Guided

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

0-99

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians

Tour operated in:
English
Trip Styles:

UK tours by Coach

Interests:

Cultural, History

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Tour Overview

Our base, the 4-star luxury Lion Quays Resort, sits on the beautiful Oswestry waterways, along the banks of the Llangollen Canal in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. Whilst here, why not indulge in the spa or relax in the Waterside restaurant with stunning views? All guests have free access to the fantastic gym and exercise classes, swimming pool, and the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi. From this truly fantastic base, our excursions see us cruising along the River Severn, steaming through the rolling landscape of the Welsh Borders, and relaxing on a horse drawn boat along the Llangollen Canal.

Highlights

  • Along the banks of the Llangollen Canal in the heart of the Shropshire countryside.

  • Fantastic gym and exercise classes, swimming pool, and the sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.

  • The Welsh Borders, and relaxing on a horse drawn boat along the Llangollen Canal

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start From Oswestry

Location: Oswestry

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The 4-star Lion Quays Resort

Meals Included: Dinner

Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to Oswestry for a four-night stay.

Day 2 : Cruise The River Severn And Afternoon Tea In Shrewsbury

Location: Shrewsbury

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The 4-star Lion Quays Resort

Meals Included: No Meals

Enjoy beautiful views along the River Severn with photo opportunities and entertaining commentary from the knowledgeable Captain. We then continue to Shrewsbury Cathedral located along the 14th-century Town Walls, where we enjoy homemade sandwiches, cakes, pastries and tea/coffee.

Day 3 : Welshpool And Llanfair Light Railway

Location: Welshpool, Llanfair

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The 4-star Lion Quays Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

The Welshpool and Llanfair Light Railway was built in 1903 to link farming communities with the market town of Welshpool and provide them with an outlet for their produce. Operated at first by the Cambrian Railways, the line was taken over by the Great Western and then British Railways. Today the ‘Llanfair Train’ sits in the platform at Welshpool Raven Square with the resplendent engine steaming gently at the head of charming balconied carriages which promise the traveller a wonderful ride along a country by-way. The train negotiates a viaduct and river bridge, climbs the notoriously steep Golfa Bank and steams serenely through beautiful countryside. From the window, the observant passenger may spot the occasional heron, goosander, woodpecker or buzzard. As the train runs through the Powis Estate, pheasant and deer can be seen, and everywhere is a wide variety of wild flowers. The line follows a river valley, twists round a mill and runs through the middle of farms.

Day 4 : Llangollen And Horse-Drawn Barge

Location: Llangollen

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: The 4-star Lion Quays Resort

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Trip travelling via the scenic Horseshoe Pass to reach pretty Llangollen, nestled in the beautiful Dee Valley and located under the watchful gaze of Dinas Bran Castle.


Here we take to the waters of the Llangollen Canal for a tranquil cruise on the horse-drawn barge. Visitors have been enjoying leisurely trips here for over 100 years and this wonderful trip takes in part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a rich variety of local flora and fauna.

Day 5 : Return Home

Location: Oswestry

Meals Included: Breakfast

Return home.

What's Included

  • Accommodation

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Additional Services

    Travel from a wide range of joining points across the UK is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement. Please contact us for our full list of joining points.

  • Transport

    Comfortable, air-conditioned motorcoach

  • Meals

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Porterage at Hotels

What's Not Included

Accommodation

You will star for four nights at the 4-star Lion Quays Resort in Oswestry.

Check out our Q&As

  • Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach.

  • Will I know the names and details of all the accommodation before I depart?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    No

  • Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    As detailed in the itinerary

  • Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes, 6 years or above

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Will there be an escort accompanying this tour?

    You can be assured of a high level of service and reliability from our expert-trained coach crews, who will be on hand to assist and escort you along the way

  • What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

    Low

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    Shearings requires a minimum deposit of 75 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 56 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of shearings charges.

    Up to 56 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 55 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 75% of booking price.

    At 21 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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