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  • £116.10 Adult from
  • £107.10 Child (5 - 14 yrs) from
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Chester by Train

Travel from London by train to the city of Chester for an un-escorted return rail tour with reserved seats.

Enjoy a one hour sightseeing tour of this ancient walled city on-board an open top bus departing from the Rail station (every 20/30 minutes). Chester was founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D. and has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse, the largest Roman Amphitheatre and 1000 year old Cathedral with its ancient chambers and medieval carvings.

Marvel at the medieval timber framed house’s and shop fronts as you walk the path of Romans enjoying the world-famous &00 year old two-tier Rows shopping galleries.




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Tour Highlights

  • Round-trip tickets to Chester with reserved seats
  • Sightseeing open bus tour
  • City map
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Chester

Meet your representative at Euston Station to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day then relax and enjoy your train journey to Chester.

Chester was founded as a “castrum” or Roman fort in the year 79 AD by the Roman Legio II Adiutrix during the reign of the Emperor Vespasian. Chester’s four main roads, Eastgate, Northgate, Watergate and Bridge, follow routes laid out at this time – almost 2,000 years ago.  No city in Britain is richer in terms of archaeological and architectural treasures than Chester with its Walled City on the River Dee.  The City Sightseeing Chester Open Top Bus Tour will introduce you to the City Walls, the Cathedral, Roman Amphitheatre and all the things to do in the city.  Discover how Chester has survived and prospered through the ebb and flow of history as you are transported around the city.  Join the tour at the Rail station (every 20/30 minutes) and enjoy a one hour guided tour of the City.

Then free time in Chester and here is some background to this fascinating city.  Each chapter of Chester’s history is etched into the very fabric of the city – walk where Roman Legionaries marched to war, Viking raiders wreaked havoc, a civil war siege took place and Norman invaders conquered Anglo-Saxons.  The city features a host of classic heritage including the world-famous, two-tier Rows shopping galleries as well as the most complete City Walls, largest Roman Amphitheatre and oldest racecourse in Britain.  The city is also home to a 1000 year old Cathedral featuring Europe’s finest example of medieval carvings and a brand new Cathedral at Height attraction giving access to one of its sky-high towers via hidden passageways and ancient chambers.



Important Information

  • This tour is unescorted.
  • Once booked, this tour is non-refundable.
  • Children under the age of 5 are not permitted on this tour.

Tour Inclusions

  • Round-trip tickets to Chester with reserved seats.
  • The City Sightseeing Chester open top bus tour.
  • City map.

Departure Information

  • Meet your representative to collect your tickets and itinerary for the day outside the Euston main ticket office at 07.40 am for an 8.10 am train.
  • The train back to London departs Chester at 17.35 pm and arrives back into London at 20.00pm.
  • Euston Station, Outside Main Ticket Office.


FAQ’s

Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.



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