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Grand National at Aintree



The world's greatest steeplechase

Experience the drama of The Randox Health Grand National - one of Britain's most exciting sporting occasions, and truly a unique experience. With admission to the Steeplechase Enclosure included in the price, plus two nights' accommodation, this holiday is a sure bet.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Admission to the Steeplechase Enclosure at Aintree (upgrades available)
  • A short visit to Chester
  • Two nights' bed and English breakfast accommodation in a good-quality hotel in the Manchester area
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area in the morning we'll journey to our hotel. Arriving in the late afternoon you'll be free to rest and relax ready for tomorrow's excitement.

Day Two

After breakfast, we'll head to Aintree. Soak up the incomparable atmosphere of the home of the 'World's Greatest Steeplechase', and enjoy a full card of thrilling racing as well as the afternoon's highlight - the spectacular running of the 2017 Randox Health Grand National.

Place your bets, cheer on your favourites and perhaps enjoy an early dinner before we transfer to your overnight hotel in the Manchester area for a good night's rest.

Day Three

After a full English breakfast, we'll begin our journey home. En route we'll visit the walled city of Chester, where you'll be able to do some sightseeing and perhaps some shopping, before we continue homewards in the early afternoon. We'll arrive back in the local area by late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Berkshire Newbury
Bristol Bristol
Cornwall Penzance, Redruth
Devon Barnstaple
Dorset Bournemouth, Dorchester, Poole
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton, Eastbourne
Essex Chelmsford
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Stroud
Hampshire Andover, Waterlooville
Hertfordshire St Albans, Watford
Kent Bexleyheath, Dover, Folkestone, Herne Bay, Orpington, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sittingbourne
London Ealing, Lewisham
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Pontypridd
Middlesex Uxbridge
Norfolk Norwich
Oxfordshire Banbury
Somerset Bath, Shepton Mallet, Taunton
Staffordshire Newcastle Under Lyme, Tamworth
Suffolk Ipswich, Newmarket
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Redhill
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry
Wiltshire Swindon, Trowbridge
You will be staying in a good hotel in the North West, such as the Holiday Inn Warrington or the Quality Hotel, Wigan. All rooms used will have private facilities, TV, radios and telephones, and the hotels will have good bar and restaurant facilities.

North West Area Hotel 

Further Information

Your Aintree admission

Open on The Randox Health Grand National day only, the Steeplechase Enclosure provides prime viewing of the first fences of the Grand National Course, unreserved seating and - with a relaxed dress code - offers a unique outdoor Grand National experience. With its own bars, catering, betting facilities, big screen viewing and live entertainment, the enclosure has an atmosphere all of its own.

Tattersalls enclosure upgrade

Tattersalls was greatly enhanced in 2007 with the completion of the new Aintree Pavilion. A Tattersalls ticket entitles you to use the bar and catering areas within the Chair Pavilion, the Irish Bar in the Princess Royal Stand, and to see the parade ring and winner's enclosure.

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

*Low deposit of £25 per person applies to new bookings made between 7th February and 31st March 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected coach-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Grand National at Aintree - 3 days reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Grand National at Aintree - 3 daysScores 7.2 out of 10 based on 89 reviews
(9 out of 10)


Barnstaple Couple
We have seen the Grand National on tv for years
And thought it would be nice to see it live .
We were not disappointed it was as fantastic.
Confirmed traveller: 09 April 2017
Published on: 24 July 2017
(9 out of 10)


Bath Couple
A lovely day at the Races and time at Chester, however, long travelling time partly due to road works.
Confirmed traveller: 09 April 2017
Published on: 25 April 2017
(9 out of 10)


Colchester Family
Good value , experience at Aintree was very good
Confirmed traveller: 09 April 2017
Published on: 22 April 2017
(6 out of 10)


Tunbridge Wells Couple
I am sad to have to say I wouldn't recommend this holiday. The logistics of picking up so many people from so many locations on route to the hotel the day before the event was the reason for this.
The overall journey up took 11 and a half hours! There were a couple of traffic hold-ups, but even so, having to zig-zag across the country to pick up a few people here and there was unacceptable. Newmarket need to look at their routing and not to try to fill a coach, no matter what inconvenience this presents to passengers. Especially those like us that got on in Kent, and didn't even leave Kent for 2 hours!

Such a shame to spoil a good weekend. We decided to get the train back, at our own expense, as we could not face the journey back.

The timings suggested were never going to be do-able. Even staff said this.
Confirmed traveller: 09 April 2017
Published on: 20 April 2017
(1 out of 10)


Warminster Family
The coach had no air conditioning and it was the hottest day of the year up till then,also the heating was on in the coach,I had to tell the driver about it he didn't realise as his window was ajar..
The National was a farce as we could only see one race in the Steeple Chase Encosure all the other races were on a different course,we tried to upgrade but the other encosures were filled to capacity.
The tour manager was first class with his quizzes and knowledge of the surroundings also keeping us all amused.
Confirmed traveller: 09 April 2017
Published on: 18 April 2017

We were sorry to learn of your discomfort with the coach provided for this tour. In our brochure and on our website we explain that the coaches we use on our UK tours do not have the same facilities as those for our continental tours and air conditioning should not be expected. The vehicles used operate a cool air flow system. However, with the very unusual high temperatures we have all been experiencing this may have proved inadequate and even those coaches that are air conditioned are struggling to operate satisfactorily under the present climate. Nevertheless, I shall ensure that our Transport Manager is made fully aware of the points raised in your e mail. He will be able to monitor any further feedback received and discuss the points raised in full with the coach company concerned. We are sorry for any discomfort felt on this occasion.

We are sorry if you felt more information could have been provided as to what areas are included with the tickets. Within the further information section on both our website and in our full brochure we do state what areas you will have access to with each ticket and we apologise if you were unaware of this.

Thank you for your kind words regarding your Tour Manager. We shall ensure that your comments are passed on to those involved.

(8 out of 10)


Great trip, upgrade your race day ticket if you want to see the horses though
Confirmed traveller: 09 April 2017
Published on: 18 April 2017
(9 out of 10)


Had a Friday to Sunday break attending the grand national and visiting Chester
Confirmed traveller: 09 April 2017
Published on: 18 April 2017