4th to 8th June 2018 (Monday to Friday) 5 Days £469 per person Half-Board
2018 brings a unique and unmissable attraction to the UK and in particular to the lively, fascinating and culturally rich city of Liverpool. Marking 10 years since Liverpool’s year as European City of Culture, China’s great Terracotta Warriors will invade the World Museum Liverpool and be on parade for 9 months. Our five day tour includes accommodation in the heart of the city offering the perfect opportunity to explore the many museums and attractions of this great city at your leisure, as well as a ticket to this once-in-a- lifetime event.
Monday 4th June
Travel to Liverpool with stop for lunch and visit to Shugborough Estate (admission cost included). Home to the Anson family since 1624, a legacy of exploration and innovation, it was once described as ‘a perfect paradise’. You can explore sweeping parkland, ancient woodland and a landscape peppered with monuments, then discover Park Farm, created at the cutting-edge of agricultural reforms. In the Georgian mansion, unearth unusual treasures and experience life ‘below stairs’, then enter a world of glamour and royalty in the apartments of Patrick Lichfield, 5th Earl and fashion photographer.
Tuesday 5th June
The highlight of the holiday today as we have included admission to the World Museum, Liverpool to view the Terracotta Warriors originating from the tomb of China’s first Emperor, Qin Shihuangdi. This spectacular event includes warriors and artefacts relating to the formative years of the Chinese nation – providing an unforgettable chance to view one of the world’s greatest and most iconic discoveries of the 20th Century. Wednesday 6th June
A Merseyside Discovery Trail Tour including the amazing Albert Dock complex. View the Three Graces, the trio of buildings facing the Mersey at the Pier Head, topped by the Liver Building built in the city’s Edwardian heyday. Enjoy a famous ferry across the Mersey for a nostalgic look back at the city. Optional visit to the Beatles Story (at extra cost, please notify Pat if interested).
Thursday 7th June
Today we make the short journey to Crosby Beach to see Antony Gormley’s art installation “Another Place”, 100 spectacular cast-iron, life-size figures each one weighing 650 kilos spread across three metres of the foreshore and stretching almost one kilometre out to sea. We then return to Liverpool for time at leisure to explore the many museums and galleries on offer in Liverpool. With the Albert Dock, two cathedrals and the Tate Liverpool there is so much to see.
Friday 8th June
After breakfast we will commence our return south with lunch stop at atmospheric Moseley Old Hall (admission cost included), the 17th-century farmhouse which holds many secrets and where Charles II hid after escaping the 1651 Battle of Worcester.
Named after the legendary former manager of Liverpool FC, this modern hotel offers fabulous and luxurious accommodation in the heart of Liverpool.
· Bar & restaurant · En-suite bedrooms · Free Wi-Fi· Shankly Museum & memorabilia· Lift
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Services of a just for groups! tour escort
Return coach travel
Excursions as stated (subject to change)
Complete luggage handling
Limited number of singles at no supplement
£30 non-refundable deposit Optional insurance £15pp (non-refundable)