Chester: Half-Hour City Cruise
- Duration: 30 minutes
- Optional audio guide
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We booked on line the morning we decided to go ( it was a beautiful day), parked in Broughton Park and Ride, getting off by The Barrs. The river is well signed from the Main Street, and you can walk down there - we walked through Grosvenor Park, but if you head for the clock tower you can climb up to the walls from there and have a really nice walk past some Roman remains down to the river. We headed for the boat ( Mark Twain in our case), showed the person in the cabin our booking on the phone, and climbed upstairs. I would recommend going upstairs if you can because you have a really good view of the gardens and buildings on the river bank.. A commentary runs with interesting facts about the buildings - a fascinating insight. After 15 minutes we turned round and headed back. It was just a very pleasant half hour on a lovely afternoon. And then an ice cream - try Sugbury’s , a local firm and absolutely delicious!!
What a perfect trip on the river. We had the best ice cream, while waiting for our boat, and sat beside the river.It was beautiful. Very informative little trip and really enjoyable. Great staff and just an all round must do while in Chester.
Booking online is the best option, but you can pay on the boat. Ideally the commentary needs to be a bit loader as when there is a lot of people on the boat this can’t be heard so well Overall a great 30 minute trip the river.
Great value for money however the lady who took fares and served on bar could be a bit more welcoming and less grumpy and hurrying.
A lovely, informative and relaxing way to see Chester. Also very helpful with a disbaled member of our group.