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Prices Between FREE to £248.00 Liverpool: Beatles Taxi Tour Day Trip to Liverpool Includes 3-hour private Beatles-themed taxi tour and entrance to the Beatles Story Liverpool is known all over the world as the birthplace and hometown...

Day Trip to Liverpool

Includes 3-hour private Beatles-themed taxi tour and entrance to the Beatles Story

Liverpool is known all over the world as the birthplace and hometown of the Beatles. Visit locations made famous by John, Paul, George and Ringo during a 3-hour private taxi tour of Liverpool. See the former homes of the Fab 4, John’s birthplace, Strawberry Field, Penny Lane and more. Afterwards, visit The Beatles Story, the world’s largest permanent exhibition dedicated solely to the lives of the Beatles.

What’s included in your day trip to Liverpool:

  • Meet and Greet service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train to Liverpool
    Take the train to Liverpool (journey time approx. 50 minutes)
  • 3-hour private Beatles-themed taxi tour
    Meet your driver at Liverpool Lime Street train station for a tour of Liverpool. You will see the former homes of John, Paul, George and RIngo, John’s birthplace, Penny Lane, Strawberry Field and more.
  • The Beatles Story
    The tour finishes at the Beatles Story on the Albert Dock. Entrance to the exhibition is included.
  • Free time to explore Liverpool
    Before returning to Manchester there is time to explore the city of Liverpool.

Departure & timings

Monday to Saturday:  
Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:50 / Train departure 09:22

Sunday:
Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:45 / Train departure 09:18

Trains return to Manchester approximately every 30 minutes until approximately 22:30

Suggested return from Liverpool 17:52 (17:29 on Sunday); arrival in Manchester 18:42 (18:31 on Sunday)

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £60.00 Liverpool F.C. and Anfield Stadium Tour Day Trip to Liverpool Includes Sightseeing Bus Tour, LFC Explorer Bus and an Anfield Stadium Tour Visit Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, on a day trip to Liverpool from...

Day Trip to Liverpool

Includes Sightseeing Bus Tour, LFC Explorer Bus and an Anfield Stadium Tour

Visit Anfield, the home of Liverpool FC, on a day trip to Liverpool from Manchester. Go behind the scenes at Anfield Stadium, one of the world’s most iconic and historic stadiums, on the LFC Stadium Tour.

What’s included in your day trip to Liverpool:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill pub and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Liverpool
    Take the train to Liverpool (journey time: approx. 50 minutes).
  • Sightseeing bus tour with live guide commentary
    See Liverpool from the top deck of the open-top City Explorer sightseeing bus.
  • LFC Explorer
    Switch to the LFC Explorer sightseeing tour that takes you to Anfield from the city centre.
  • Anfield Stadium Tour
    Go behind the scenes at Anfield Stadium on the LFC Stadium Tour. Enjoy epic views of the pitch, visit the Home and Away Team dressing rooms, touch the famous ‘This Is Anfield’ sign and walk down the Players’ Tunnel.
  • The Liverpool FC Story and The Steven Gerrard Collection
    Your ticket also includes entry to the Club’s interactive museum and The Steven Gerrard Collection exhibition.

During the LFC Stadium Tour, you will:

  • Enjoy epic views of the pitch and cityscape from the top level of the Main Stand.
  • Visit the state-of-the-art Home and Away Team dressing rooms.
  • Practice your interview technique in the Press Room.
  • Touch the famous This Is Anfield sign.
  • Take a spine-tingling walk down the Players’ Tunnel.

Throughout your visit you can use the multimedia audio handsets to fully immerse yourself in the tour. Friendly and knowledgeable tour guides will also be available throughout your tour to answer any questions you may have.

The Stadium Tours is available in 9 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Chinese Mandarin, Arabic, Thai and Indonesian. British Sign Language is also available*

*languages only currently available during school holidays and weekend.

The availability of this day trip is subject to the availability of stadium tours at Anfield and the operational needs of Liverpool FC.

Due to operational needs of Liverpool FC in undertaking of its business as a football club, LFC may be required at short notice (e.g. for health and safety reasons or a late change of matchdays) to:

1. change the content/format of its Stadium Tours; and/or

2. close parts of the Stadium Tour without notice for operational reasons; and/or

3. suspend or cancel the Stadium Tour

 

Departure & timings

Monday to Saturday:  
Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:50 / Train departure 09:22

Sunday:
Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:45 / Train departure 09:18

Trains return to Manchester approximately every 30 minutes until approximately 22:30

Suggested return from Liverpool 17:52 (17:29 on Sunday); arrival in Manchester 18:42 (18:31 on Sunday)

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £61.00 Liverpool and 'The Beatles Story' Day Trip to Liverpool from Manchester Including the Beatles Story, a Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour and a River Cruise Liverpool has a rich culture and heritage and with...

Day Trip to Liverpool from Manchester

Including the Beatles Story, a Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour and a River Cruise

Liverpool has a rich culture and heritage and with the city’s many museums and two magnificent cathedrals, Liverpool is a great day out. Explore the history and experience the atmosphere on our day trip to Liverpool.

Hop-on the open-top sightseeing bus and see the sights of the city while learning about the history of the landmarks from a local guide. Hop-off at the Metropolitan cathedral (free entry) or the Anglican cathedral (free entry) and explore these two very different yet equally beautiful cathedrals. Visit The Beatles Story at the world-famous Royal Albert Dock before taking a Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey on a 50-minute river cruise.

Before you go home, make sure you soak up the atmosphere of the city in the Cavern Club, or visit the city’s fantastic museums such as the Maritime Museum, the Museum of Liverpool, TATE Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery, the International Slavery Museum or the World Museum.

What’s included in your day trip to Liverpool:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return Train from Manchester to Liverpool
    Take the train to Liverpool (journey time: approx. 50 minutes).
  • Sightseeing bus tour with live guide commentary (Entrance included)
    Your hop/off sightseeing bus stops near all the best attractions in Liverpool.
  • The Beatles Story – The world’s largest ‘Beatles’ exhibition (Entrance included)
    An award-winning visitor attraction and the world’s largest permanent exhibition purely devoted to the lives and times of The Fab Four.
  • River Explorer Cruise aboard the world-famous Mersey Ferry (Entrance included)
    See Liverpool’s most iconic waterfront sights on a 50-minute cruise.
  • Britain’s largest Cathedral – 5th in the World (Free entry)
    Visit the unique Anglican cathedral finished in 1978 after 74 years of construction.
  • The Albert Dock – stunning UNESCO World Heritage site (Free entry)
    The heart of Liverpool’s historic waterfront with bars, cafes, restaurants & shops.
  • Free entrance to Liverpool’s best attractions
    Including the Albert Dock, Liverpool Cathedral, Museum of Liverpool, Maritime Museum, Tate Liverpool, Walker Art Gallery, The Bluecoat, St George’s Hall, The Metropolitan Cathedral and the World Museum.

Departure & timings

Monday to Saturday:  
Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:50 / Train departure 09:22

Sunday:
Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:45 / Train departure 09:18

Trains return to Manchester approximately every 30 minutes until approximately 22:30

Suggested return from Liverpool 17:52 (17:29 on Sunday); arrival in Manchester 18:42 (18:31 on Sunday)

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £84.00 York, the Cathedral and Vikings Day Trip to York Including entrance to all of York’s top attractions York has a history as rich as any city in the UK. Discover the Roman, Viking and Medieval origins...

Day Trip to York

Including entrance to all of York’s top attractions

York has a history as rich as any city in the UK. Discover the Roman, Viking and Medieval origins of the city with the York Pass, which includes entrance to many of York’s top attractions.

Hop-on the open-top sightseeing bus to get an introduction to the city and cruise down the River Ouse to see the city from a different perspective. Visit the Medieval York Minster and the JORVIK Viking Centre built on the site of a 1,000-year-old Viking settlement. Discover York’s more recent history at the York Chocolate Story and Fairfax House. Entry is also included to York Dungeon, Clifford’s Tower, York Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum and more. There really is something for everyone with the York Pass.

What’s included in your day trip to York:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train travel from Manchester to York
    Enjoy the journey through the Pennine Hills and Yorkshire (approx. 1 hour 15 minutes).
  • Jorvik Viking Centre
    The remains of 1,000-year-old houses are revealed beneath your feet with objects and artefacts from the Viking-age being brought before your eyes.
  • The World famous York Minster
    This cathedral church is one of the finest medieval buildings in Europe. It was built over 250 years, between 1220 and 1472.
  • York Sightseeing Pass – worth £75!
    The York Pass allows free entry to more than 30 of York’s leading attractions and discounts on shopping. Entrance included to York Minster, Clifford’s Tower, Castle Museum, Yorkshire Museum, The York Dungeon, York’s Chocolate Story, Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, York City Sightseeing Bus & York City Cruises.

TIMINGS & DEPARTURES

Monday to Saturday:

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:30 / Train departs at 09:05

Sunday:

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 09:00 / Train departs at 09:33

Trains return from York to Manchester approximately every 60 minutes until approximately 23:00

Suggested return from York 18:24 (18:19 on Sunday); arrival in Manchester 19:49

 

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £50.00 Chester with lunch in the Cathedral Day Trip to Chester Including lunch at Chester Cathedral and a Walking Tour Chester is one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets, hidden...

Day Trip to Chester

Including lunch at Chester Cathedral and a Walking Tour

Chester is one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets, hidden cellars and quirky lanes to discover. Enjoy a lunch of soup and sandwiches in the Refectory cafe at Chester cathedral and discover the history of the city on a walking tour of the city centre with a professional guide.

After your tour enjoy free time to walk along the famous Roman Walls (free entry) that encircle the city centre or visit Chester Cathedral (free entry), which was founded as a Benedictine monastery more than 800 years ago. Don’t miss ‘The Rows’, the 700-year-old, two-tiered covered shopping galleries offering an extensive choice of independent shops.

What’s included in your day trip to Chester:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Chester
    Enjoy a relaxing train journey through the Cheshire countryside (journey time: approx. 1 hour).
  • Chester city walking tour with a professional guide
    Discover the history, stories and local legends on a 90-minute walking tour including the Roman city walls, the ‘Rows’ medieval tiered shopping galleries, the Eastgate Clock and the beautiful riverside Groves.
  • Chester Cathedral and lunch in the Refectory Cafe.
    Explore 900 years of history at Chester cathedral, a former Benedictine monastery which dates from 1092. Lunch of tea, soup and sandwiches served in the 13th-century Refectory Cafe.
  • Free entrance to top Chester attractions
    There is free entrance to the City Walls, Grosvenor Museum, The Roman Gardens and the 700-year-old ‘The Rows’ Shopping Galleries.

Departure & timings

Monday to Saturday: 

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:20 / Train departure 08:52

Sunday:

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:30 / Train Departure 09:04

Trains return to Manchester approximately every 30 minutes until approximately 11pm

Suggested return from Chester 18:16 (18:01 on Saturday, 18:38 on Sunday); arrival in Manchester 19:23 (19:30 on Saturday, 20:01 on Sunday)

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £64.00 Lake District - Cruise, Grasmere and Peter Rabbit Day Trip to the Lake District Including a River Cruise, The World of Beatrix Potter and the Village of Grasmere With its striking scenery and quaint villages the UNESCO Lake...

Day Trip to the Lake District

Including a River Cruise, The World of Beatrix Potter and the Village of Grasmere

With its striking scenery and quaint villages the UNESCO Lake District National Park offers a great day out and a truly memorable experience. Discover the beautiful landscape on our Lake District day trip.

Visit the village of Grasmere, one of the most picturesque in the Lake District, to see the grave of William Wordsworth and purchase some truly unique Grasmere Gingerbread. Then cruise down Windermere to Bowness-on-Windermere while admiring the magnificent mountains. In Bowness, visit the World of Beatrix Potter, where the stories of one of Lakeland’s most famous inhabitants are magically brought to life.

What’s included in your day trip to the Lake District:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station– Meet our representative at The Mill Bar and Kitchen and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Windermere – Travel by train to Windermere, with a change at Oxenholme (journey time approx. 2 hour 15 minutes).
  • Full day bus travel in the central lakes zone – The route stops in Windermere, Rydal, Grasmere, Ambleside, Waterhead and Bowness.
  • Grasmere Village and Gingerbread – . Visit the pretty village of Grasmere where you visit his grave and the famous gingerbread shop.
  • Lake Windermere Cruise – Enjoy a scenic cruise from Waterhead to the town of Bowness-on-Windermere. In Bowness, visit the many shops, restaurants, old pubs and cafes. The quaint church of St Martin’s built in 1483 is worth a visit.
  • Visit to the ‘World of Beatrix Potter’ in Bowness – The stories of Peter Rabbit and friends are brought to life in a 3D exhibition.

Timings & Departures

Monday to Friday:

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:55 / Train departs at 09:26

Saturday:

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:15 / Train departs at 08:47

Sunday:

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:20 / Train departs at 08:53.

The journey time by train to Windermere is approximately 2 hour 15 minutes.

Suggested return from Windermere 18:55; arrival in Manchester 20:59

 

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £88.00 World of Wedgwood Daytrip with Luxury Afternoon Tea Day Trip to the World of Wedgwood Including Luxury Afternoon Tea, a Factory Tour and the Chance to Either Throw a Pot or Design a Plate Visit the World of Wedgwood in the...

Day Trip to the World of Wedgwood

Including Luxury Afternoon Tea, a Factory Tour and the Chance to Either Throw a Pot or Design a Plate

Visit the World of Wedgwood in the heart of The Potteries in Stoke-on-Trent. Discover the 250-year history of the Wedgwood brand and how it became one of the world’s premier producers of luxury china and porcelain at the Wedgwood Museum before embarking on a tour of the factory. Then, get hands on as you either throw your own pot or design your own plate in the creative studio as a memento of your day (onward postage is not included).

Afterwards, enjoy a luxury afternoon tea of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with clotted cream and preserves, all of which are served on Wedgwood china. Before you return home, visit the Wedgwood Flagship store and grab yourself a bargain to take with you.

What’s included in your day trip to the World of Wedgwood:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train between Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent
    The journey passes through Cheshire towns (journey time: approx. 35 minutes).
  • Return car transfers to the World of Wedgwood
    Your driver will meet you at Stoke station and take you to World of Wedgwood (journey time: approx. 15 minutes).
  • World of Wedgwood Museum and Factory Tour
    Enjoy a factory tour, see how the famous ceramics are created. In the Museum discover the story of Josiah Wedgwood, the company he founded 250 years ago. Tours can be self-guided or guided tours are available, allocated on arrival.
  • Throw a Pot ‘or’ Design a Plate in the Wedgwood Factory
    Take a spin on the potter’s wheel or design a plate in the creative studio as a memento of your day. (Onward postage is not included.)
  • Luxury English Afternoon Tea in the Wedgwood Tea Room
    Enjoy a fine selection of teas, finger sandwiches, cakes and scones with clotted cream and preserves, all served on Wedgwood china.
  • Shop for gifts in the Wedgwood Stores
    10% off in the Wedgwood Flagship Store and Brand Junction store.

Timings & Departures:

Monday to Friday:  
Meet and Greet at the Mill at 08:45 /
Train departure 09:15

Please note:
Minimum of 2 persons required per booking.

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £66.00 Chatsworth House and Gardens, National Park and Bakewell Pudding Day Trip to Chatsworth House Including Bus Ticket to Chatsworth, Entrance to the House and Gardens and Onward Bus to Bakewell Chatsworth, the magnificent home of the Duke and...

Day Trip to Chatsworth House

Including Bus Ticket to Chatsworth, Entrance to the House and Gardens and Onward Bus to Bakewell

Chatsworth, the magnificent home of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, is set in the heart of the Peak District National Park. Explore this iconic stately home on a day trip to Chatsworth from Manchester.

Travel through the rolling hills and expansive moorland of the Peak District to Chatsworth. Then, explore the 30 spectacular rooms in the main house, where each is more jaw-dropping than the last in its opulence, before wandering the miles of paths in the 105-acre garden famous for its water features, sculptures and hedge maze.

After you’ve finished at Chatsworth, head to the traditional market town of Bakewell, home of the Bakewell tart and pudding. Sample these baked delights in the Old Original Bakewell Pudding Shop before exploring this quaint town set on the banks of the river Wye. Then return to Sheffield for the train back to Manchester.

What’s included in your day trip to Chatsworth:

  • Meet and Greet at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack.
  • Return train travel from Manchester to Sheffield
    Enjoy a relaxing train ride to Sheffield, journey time approximately 50 minutes.
  • Bus Transfers to Chatsworth House
    Your local bus will take you on a scenic drive into the National Park and Chatsworth Estate.
  • Chatsworth House and Gardens
    Enjoy a full day at Chatsworth or after your visit, take the bus to the pretty town of Bakewell.
  • Bakewell
    Famous worldwide for its pudding and tart, this Derbyshire market town is well worth a visit. You can then return to Sheffield on the same bus for your train back to Manchester.

TIMINGS AND DEPARTURES

Monday to Saturday

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:15 / Train Departs at 08:43

Sunday

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:00 / Train departs 08:31

The journey time by train to Sheffield is 50 minutes. The connecting bus from Sheffield Interchange to Chatsworth takes 45 minutes.

Suggested return from Sheffield 18:11; arrival in Manchester 19:02

 

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £60.00 Historic Chester with River Cruise Open Top Bus and Walking Tour A journey through 2,000 years of history

Day Trip to Chester

Including the Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus, a River Cruise and a Walking Tour

Chester is one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets, hidden cellars and quirky lanes to discover. See the historic city from the top deck of an open-top bus, a relaxing river cruise and an informative walking tour.

After your tour enjoy free time to walk along the famous Roman Walls (free entry) that encircle the city centre or visit Chester Cathedral (free entry), which was founded as a Benedictine monastery more than 800 years ago. Don’t miss ‘The Rows’, the 700-year-old, two-tiered covered shopping galleries offering an extensive choice of independent shops.

What is included in your day trip to Chester:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, maps and travel tips.
  • Return Train from Manchester to Chester
    Enjoy a relaxing train journey through the Cheshire countryside (journey time approx 1 hour)
  • Sightseeing Bus
    Catch the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus from Chester railway station to the river.
  • River Cruise
    Join Chesterboat at the Groves for your 30 minute cruise on the River Dee.  After your cruise, rejoin the sightseeing bus and head to the town centre.  Why not visit the beautiful cathedral  founded as a Benedictine monastery more than 800 years ago?  Entry is free and they have a lovely refectory where you can get lunch.
  • 90 minute walking tour
    Meet your blue badge guide at the Visitor Information Centre at 13:50.  You will discover the history and local legends on your tour, including the famous Roman walls and the medieval “Rows” which are 700-year-old, two-tiered covered shopping galleries, offering an extensive choice of independent shops.  You will also see the Eastgate Clock and the beautiful riverside Groves.
  • Free entrance to top Chester attractions
    There is free entrance to the City Walls, Grosvenor Museum, The Roman Gardens and the 700-year-old ‘The Rows’ Shopping Galleries.

TIMINGS AND DEPARTURES

Monday to Saturday

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:20/Train departs at 08:52

Sunday

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:30/Train departs at 09:04

Suggested return from Chester 18:16(18:01 on Saturday, 18:38 on Sunday); arrival in Manchester 19:23 (19:30 on Saturday, 20:01 on Sunday)

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £69.00 Lake District - Cruise, Poetry and Grasmere Gingerbread The Lake District is England’s most beautiful National Park. With its picturesque lakes and craggy mountains, it is easy to see why England’s greatest poet, William...

The Lake District is England’s most beautiful National Park. With its picturesque lakes and craggy mountains, it is easy to see why England’s greatest poet, William Wordsworth, chose to live here and to write extensively about the landscape. Visit Dove Cottage, the house in which he lived with his family, and learn about the life and works of the poet. Then, head to the traditional Lakeland village of Grasmere where you can visit Sarah Nelson’s Ginger Bread Shop to purchase some Grasmere Gingerbread. Nowhere else in the world sells this delicious cake/biscuit hybrid treat.

Finally, admire the dramatic scenery as you cruise down Lake Windermere to the town of Bowness where there is some time to explore before returning to Windemere to catch the train back to Manchester.

What’s included in your day trip to the Lake District:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Windermere
    Travel by train to Windermere, with a change at Oxenholme (journey time approx. 2 hour 15 minutes).
  • Full day bus travel in the central lakes zone
    The route stops in Windermere, Rydal, Grasmere, Ambleside, Waterhead and Bowness.
  • Dove Cottage, Wordsworth Museum, Grasmere Village and Gingerbread
    Visit the famous former home and museum of poet William Wordsworth. Afterwards take a short walk to the pretty village of Grasmere where you can visit his grave and the famous gingerbread shop.
  • Lake Windermere Cruise
    Enjoy a scenic cruise from Waterhead to the town of Bowness-on-Windermere. In Bowness, visit the many shops, restaurants, old pubs and cafes. The quaint church of St Martin’s built in 1483 is worth a visit.

 

Dove Cottage will be closed from 23rd December 2018 until at least mid-June 2019. During this time this Day Trip will not run.

Timings & Departures

Monday to Friday: Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:55 / Train departs at 09:26

Saturday: Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:15 / Train departs at 08:47

Train journey from Manchester to Windermere takes approx. 2hr15, including a change at Oxenholme Mon-Fri. Train from Manchester Piccadilly is direct on Saturday.

Trains return to Manchester approx. every 60 minutes until approx. 20:45

Please note that all day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at the station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary to use as a guide.

Unfortunately, bookings for this day trip cannot be taken after 20:00 for the following day.

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Prices Between FREE to £79.00 Lake District - Cruise Steam Train and Peter Rabbit Day Trip to the Lake District Including a River Cruise, Steam Train and Entrance to The World of Beatrix Potter The Lake District is famous for its lakes and mountains, and...

Day Trip to the Lake District

Including a River Cruise, Steam Train and Entrance to The World of Beatrix Potter

The Lake District is famous for its lakes and mountains, and the children’s author Beatrix Potter. See the spectacular landscape on a return journey from the town of Bowness-on-Windermere to Haverthwaite. Begin your journey from Bowness with a cruise on Lake Windermere to Lakeside on the southern shore. Then enjoy a ride on a traditional steam train to Haverthwaite. To return to Bowness you will reverse your outward journey.

When you return to Bowness, visit The World of Beatrix Potter, where the tales of Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle and more of the author’s characters are magically brought to life. There is time to explore the cafes, tea rooms, shops and pubs of Bowness before returning to Manchester.

What’s included in your day trip to the Lake District:

  • Meet and Greet at Manchester Piccadilly Train Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train travel from Manchester to Windermere
    Enjoy a scenic journey from Manchester to Windermere in the Lake District.  Journey time is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes.
  • Sightseeing Bus
    Take the sightseeing bus to Bowness Pier
  • Yellow Cruise on Lake Windermere
    Take the Yellow Cruise from Bowness to Lakeside where you can catch the steam train.
  • Return Trip on Lakeside Haverthwaite Steam Railway
    Enjoy a nostalgic ride on a steam train before returning to Lakeside and catching the return cruise back to Bowness
  • The World of Beatrix Potter 
    A visit to this unique attraction will bring the stories of Peter Rabbit and friends to life.  Enjoy some free time afterwards to explore Bowness before catching the Sightseeing bus back to the station for your return train to Manchester.

TIMINGS AND DEPARTURES

Monday to Friday

Meet and Greet  at The Mill at 08:55 / Train departs at 09:26

Saturday

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:15 / Train departs at 08:47

Sunday

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:20 / Train departs at 08:53

The journey time by train to Windermere is approximately 2 hour 15 minutes.

Suggested return from Windermere 18:55; arrival in Manchester 20:59

 

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £120.00 English Country House and Garden, Tatton Park and Knutsford Day Trip to Tatton Park Includes return travel to Tatton Park by train and taxi, entrance to the Mansion, Gardens and Farm Visit  the exquisite former estate of the...

Day Trip to Tatton Park

Includes return travel to Tatton Park by train and taxi, entrance to the Mansion, Gardens and Farm

Visit  the exquisite former estate of the Egerton family on a day trip to Tatton Park from Manchester. Admire the collections of fine art and memorabilia in the neoclassical Mansion. Wander at leisure through glorious gardens or meet rare breed animals at the working farm. Then visit the quaint Cheshire town of Knutsford, the inspiration for Elizabeth Gaskell’s Cranford, before returning to Manchester.

What’s Included in your day trip to Tatton Park:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, travel vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return Train From Manchester to Knutsford
    Take the train to Knutsford (journey time approximately 50 minutes).
  • Return car transfers to Tatton Park
    Meet your driver at the train station for transfer to Tatton Park.
  • Tatton Park
    Explore the Tatton Estate with the Totally Tatton ticket, including entrance to the Mansion, the Farm and the Gardens.
  • Free Entrance to Knutsford Heritage Centre
    Meet your driver for return transfer to Knutsford. Before you go home, explore the historic Cheshire town. Uncover Knutsford’s history at the Heritage Centre, where you can admire the spectacular Millenium Tapestry. This incredible community project depicts all walks of life in Knutsford and was created by 3000 local residents to celebrate the Millennium.
  • The Courtyard Cafe Penny Farthing Collection
    The Courtyard Cafe in the heart of Knutsford houses a curious collection of Penny Farthings. This is the best place in the UK to admire the many examples of this unique bicycle.

Departures and Timings

Wednesday to Saturday:

Meet and Greet at The Mill 09:10 / Train departure 09:41

Sunday:

Meet and Greet at The Mill 08:35 / Train departure 09:04

Trains return to Manchester approx. every hour until approx. 23:00.

Suggested return from Knutsford at 16:44, arrival in Manchester 17:30

 

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £76.00 Blackpool Seaside Resort Blackpool Seaside Resort

Day Trip to Blackpool

Includes the Blackpool Big Ticket

When you think of Blackpool Seaside, you might think neon lights, entertainment, sticks of rock and a golden mile of beaches perfect for sand castles and donkey rides. However, as you’re strolling down Blackpool Promenade, you’re also soaking up centuries of British seaside culture!

What’s included in your day trip to Blackpool:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, travel vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Blackpool.
    Travel by train to Blackpool (journey time approximately 1 hour 30 minutes).
  • Blackpool Bus and Tram Day Ticket
    Your ticket will give you UNLIMITED bus and tram travel in the town for the day.
  • Blackpool Big Ticket
    Your ticket gives you entry to ALL the following attractions:

     

    • The Blackpool Tower Eye with 4D Cinema
      Encounter the new 4D Blackpool…amazing sights, smells and special effects. Then embark on a journey to the top of Blackpool Tower where you’re met with ceiling to floor, uninterrupted views from the breath-taking new SkyWalk…it’s like walking on air.
    • The Blackpool Tower Dungeon
      Delve into Blackpool’s most horrible history at the Blackpool Tower Dungeon – experience live actors, thrilling rides and exciting special effects. Step back into the darkest of times… are you brave enough to face 70 minutes of Blackpool’s dark past?
    • The Blackpool Tower Circus (subject to availability)
      Built between the tower’s four legs, is The Blackpool Tower Circus – a unique setting for a unique show. Each season Blackpool’s favourite double act, Mooky the Clown and Mr Booo find new ways to give you a giggle alongside world-class acrobats performing amazing acts. The 2018 season will run from Easter until November. See website for opening times
    • The Blackpool Tower Ballroom
      Stepping onto The Blackpool Tower Ballroom dance floor is like stepping back in time. From the opulent balconies to the intricately painted ceiling, you’ll fall in love with this special hidden gem. Listen to the organist play the grand Wurlitzer as you enjoy a delicious afternoon tea and watch the world dance by.
    • Jungle Jim’s Indoor Play
      Time to let the kids discover the amazing Lost City of Jungle Jim’s! They will love exploring the giant adventure playground surrounded by huge Inca Gods. You can watch on in contentment from the Harbourside Café as you enjoy time to relax, and they enjoy the playtime of their lives.
    • SEA LIFE Blackpool
      Home to one of the largest collections of tropical sharks in Europe, SEA LIFE takes you on a journey from the coastline and sandy shallows to the ocean depths. You can’t miss the mighty ocean tank, teeming with tropical sharks and colourful reef fish, from the amazing underwater tunnel.
    • Madame Tussauds Blackpool
      The ultimate celebrity experience, getting you up close and personal with Britain’s best-loved celebrities. From top style tips to high profile crime scenes, you can join the cast of your favourite TV shows. There’s something for everyone, from iconic sporting heroes to music idols, and Britain’s favourite soap characters to comic legends. So, who do you want to meet?

TIMINGS & DEPARTURES

Monday to Saturday

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:55/ Train departs at 09:26

Sunday

Meet and Greet at The Mill at 08:20/Train departs at 08:52

Return trains run approx every 30 minutes until 22.00

Suggested return from Blackpool 17:38 (17:41 on Sundays), arrival in Manchester 18:57 (19:01 on Sundays)

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between FREE to £304.00 Alton Towers Theme Park and Resort Britain's best-loved theme park Day Trip to Alton Towers Resort Including Return Taxi Transfer from Stoke-on-Trent to Alton Towers Resort and Entrance to the Park Alton...

Britain's best-loved theme park

Day Trip to Alton Towers Resort

Including Return Taxi Transfer from Stoke-on-Trent to Alton Towers Resort and Entrance to the Park

Alton Towers Resort is home to Britain’s best loved theme park with great children’s attractions; ground-breaking, white-knuckle roller coaster rides;  special events and much, much more.

What’s included in your day trip to Alton Towers:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your tickets and travel pack containing a detailed itinerary, travel vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Stoke on Trent
    Travel by train to Stoke-on-Trent (journey time approximately 35 minutes).
  • Private transfer from Stoke on Trent Station to Alton Towers Resort
    Your driver will meet you and transfer you to Alton Towers (journey timeapproximately 30 minutes).
  • Day ticket to Alton Towers Theme Park
    Enjoy a mind-blowing mix of fantastic rides and attractions offering unlimited funfor kids of all ages, families and thrill seekers. Adrenaline junkie? Scream your
    way into Oblivion; feel the speed of Rita; experience the windswept exhilaration of Galactica; enjoy Nemesis’ famous turbulent, twisting frenzy; and journey into the
    unknown on the world’s first free fall drop coaster, TH13TEEN.
    Wicker Man is the UK’s first new wooden coaster built in over 20 years, a globally unique experience that will reconnect riders with the primal essence of rollercoasters.
  • Return transfer from Alton Towers to Stoke Station
    Your driver will collect you from Alton Towers and transfer you to Stoke Station where you catch the train back to Manchester.

TIMINGS & DEPARTURES

Monday to Saturday :

Meet and Greet at The Mill 08.45/
Train departs at 09.15

Return to Manchester at 19:04

Sunday:

Meet and Greet 08.50/
Train departs at 09.20

Return to Manchester at 19:05

 

Please note:

  • All day trips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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Prices Between £28.00 to £64.00 Brief Encounter Film Location and English Stately Home Visit the setting of one of the greatest British films of all time at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre before heading to Leighton Hall, the historic seat of the Gillow family,...

Visit the setting of one of the greatest British films of all time at Carnforth Station Heritage Centre before heading to Leighton Hall, the historic seat of the Gillow family, which is still occupied by them to this day.

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Meet our representative at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly railway station, who will be available from 08:30 for 30 minutes, to receive your tickets and travel pack. Travel by train to Carnfrorth where you can explore the station, heritage centre and refreshment room, which are famous as the setting of David Lean's romantic classic Brief Encounter. Then, meet your pre-booked taxi to Leighton Hall for a guided tour of the stately home before returning to Carnforth and catching the train back to Manchester.

What’s included in your Day Trip:

  • Meet and Greet Service at Manchester Piccadilly Station
    Meet our representative at The Mill and receive your train tickets and a welcome pack containing your itinerary, payment vouchers, maps and travel tips.
  • Return train from Manchester to Carnforth
    Travel by train to Carnforth (journey time approx. 1 hour 35 minutes).
  • Carnforth Station Heritage Centre
    Carnforth Station Heritage Centre, including the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room, have been restored to their 1940s glory, when the refreshment room was used as the setting for David Lean’s classic romance Brief Encounter. Take a picture under the famous station clock, re-watch the film in the mini-cinema and learn about the production of the film at the David Lean Exhibition.
  • Lunch in the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room (not included in price)
    Grab a bite to eat in the Refreshment Room, where one of Britain’s most iconic romances began when Dr Alec Harvey first met Laura Jesson. You may even be able to sit in the Station Master’s Office, where Celia Johnson rested in between takes during filming.
  • Private Transfer to Leighton Hall
    Meet your pre-booked transfer for the short journey to Leighton Hall
  • Guided Tour of Leighton Hall
    The Lady of the Manor, Suzie Reynolds, greets visitors to the family home before embarking on a guided tour of the elegant hall. Afterwards, stroll in the grounds, where you might catch a falconry display, or enjoy afternoon tea in the original Victorian kitchen quarters.
  • Return Transfer to Carnforth and Train to Manchester Piccadilly
    Meet your pre-booked return transfer to Carnforth Station where you will catch your return train to Manchester.

Timings

Tour operates Tuesday-Friday from May 2019. Depart from Manchester Piccadilly at 09:01; journey time is approx. 1 hour 20 minutes.

Suggested return from Carnforth 17:39; arrival in Manchester 19:15.

Please note:

  • All daytrips by train are self-guided/ unescorted. Our representative will meet you at The Mill at Manchester Piccadilly station and provide you with all the information you need, including an itinerary, to use as a guide.
  • Bookings can be made up until 20:00 the day before travel.
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