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Tall Ships Festival in Liverpool

A parade of sail

Join us to see many of the world's most beautiful ships set out from Liverpool at the start of the 2018 Three Festivals Tall Ships Regatta. Soak up the carnival atmosphere as the Liverpool waterfront comes alive with maritime celebrations, and marvel at these stunning ships, with their graceful lines, soaring masts and miles of rigging, on what promises to be an unforgettable nautical coach trip.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • A visit to the Tall Ships Regatta festival in Liverpool
  • Time to enjoy the Parade of Sail
  • A sightseeing coach tour of Liverpool
  • Two nights' bed and English breakfast accommodation at a good hotel in the North West area
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Tall Ships Festival Itinerary

Day One: Coach travel to Liverpool

Leaving your pick-up point, this morning, we'll head towards Liverpool. We'll stop en route for the chance to have lunch before heading to our hotel. After time to relax and unpack, dinner will be served at the hotel.

Day Two: Included Liverpool city tour

After breakfast we'll head to Liverpool. After a short coach tour of the city's sights, you'll be free to head to the Liverpool Waterfront and immerse yourself in the the festivities. Many of the ships will be open to the public, and there'll almost certainly be music, fireworks, dancing, art and special maritime craft demonstrations to enjoy as as the city celebrates its great maritime and sea-going tradition.

Alternatively explore the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in Britain at Albert Dock, visit the Merseyside Maritime Museum or head elsewhere to wander the galleries of TATE Liverpool, the Walker Art Gallery or The Beatles Story.

We'll return to the hotel by coach in the late evening.

Day Three: Included Tall Ships Parade of Sail

This morning we'll return to Liverpool, after leisurely breakfast. Spend a few more hours exploring, then join the crowds lining the dock to watch this afternoon's Parade of Sail as the whole fleet leaves port to begin the first leg of their voyage - across the Irish sea to Dublin. It's a breathtaking and unforgettable sight!

After the last ship has vanished we'll head for home, arriving back at your original pick up by mid-to-late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton
Berkshire Bracknell
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Penzance, Redruth, St Austell
Derbyshire Derby
Devon Barnstaple, Exeter Services M5, Honiton, Paignton, Torquay
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Poole, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
County Durham
County Durham Stockton On Tees
Dyfed Carmarthen, Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Brighton
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hessle, Hull
Essex Benfleet, Brentwood, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Harlow, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, Thurrock Services M25
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Gloucester, Tewkesbury
Gwent Newport
Hampshire Eastleigh, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Havant, Ringwood, Southampton
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hertford, Letchworth, Waltham Cross
Kent Bexleyheath, Canterbury, Dartford, Deal, Gillingham, Orpington, Sevenoaks
Leicestershire Hinckley, Leicester, Loughborough, Market Harborough
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Skegness
London Eltham, Lewisham
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Bridgend, Swansea
Middlesex Uxbridge
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Middlesbrough, Northallerton, Selby, Thirsk, York
Norfolk Dereham, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire Kettering, Northampton
Nottinghamshire Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Retford
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Rotherham
Shropshire Telford
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Yeovil
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket
Surrey Epsom, Kingston Upon Thames, Redhill, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames
West Midlands
West Midlands Coventry, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall
West Sussex
West Sussex Horsham, Worthing
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Bradford, Huddersfield, Leeds, Wakefield
Warwickshire Nuneaton, Rugby
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire Chippenham, Trowbridge
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Droitwich Spa, Malvern Link, Worcester

North West Area Hotel ★★★

You will stay in a 3* standard hotel in the northwest area such as the Mercure Bolton, or Bredbury Hall Hotel. All rooms offer private facilities, TV, radio and telephone and each hotel has a good restaurant and bar.

Further Information

Programme of events

The final entertainment/schedule for the Tall Ships Regatta was not yet confirmed at the time this package went on sale.

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.

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.