East Lancs Railway
Highlights of the North West
In addition to highlighting the stunning countryside and picturesque villages of the Ribble Valley, this tour includes a ride on the famous East Lancashire Railway and a barge trip on the Lancaster Canal. There is something for our food lovers too with a fish and chip lunch and visit to the Chocolate House.
Bury Market • Fish & Chips • Chocolate • Heritage Railway • Lancaster Canal Cruise
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Lancashire.
Day 2 First stop today is Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village and Garden Centre. After browsing at leisure here, meet your guide for a tour of the Ribble Valley. On then to Bolton for a traditional lunch at the Olympus Fish & Chip Restaurant, a firm favourite of visitors to Bolton. Allow free time in the city centre this afternoon.
Day 3 Travel to Bury for some free time to explore the famous market. Board the East Lancashire Railway for the journey to the delightful village of Rawtenstall in the Rossendale Valley. This afternoon head to Blackburn for a visit to The Chocolate House, well known in the North West for their handmade chocolates and truffles.
Day 4 Following time at leisure in the popular seaside resort of Morecambe, travel to Lancaster for an included one and three quarter hour Lune Aqueduct cruise. See the Victorian city center before heading out into the countryside to the aqueduct. On a clear day, the view from this 100-foot monument will leave you astounded. Depending upon the operator's schedule (particularly weekends from May to Sept) the cruise may be a 50 minute horse-drawn barge cruise from Barton Grange Garden Centre.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
Looking for an alternative base for this tour?
We can offer a variety of bases for this tour, including the historic
Last Drop Village Hotel. Contact us to discuss your requirements.
All tours are tailored to your requirements
Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel Spa, Clayton Le Moors
Built over 700 years ago. The original turret, wood panelled rooms and porticoes evoke memories of a bygone age, however, its modern facilities and furnishings provide guests with great comfort.
• 4 star • 175 bedrooms
• Lift to some rooms
• Ground floor rooms • Leisure facilities
• Indoor swimming pool • Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Lancashire with:
Porter service, Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Visit to Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village and Garden Centre, followed by 90 minute tour of the Ribble Valley
• Fish & Chip Lunch
• Single Journey on East Lancashire Railway
• Talk and Tasting at The Chocolate House
• Barge cruise on the Lancaster Canal
While we offer a very wide range of destinations it is impossible to feature everything here. If you cannot see what you are looking for please contact us to discuss your requirements.