Friday 08 June 2018
We stood in awe at the incredible sight of thousands of Terracotta Warriors during our Solent Events tour to China in 2012, but if you were unable to join us, now is your chance to see these incredible ‘hand sculptured’ soldiers, in the UK!
We will be staying in one of Liverpool’s impressive new hotels, the 4-star Pullman Liverpool Hotel (‘fashionable Lodging with refined dining’!), located at Kings Dock on the city’s world famous waterfront and just a 5 minute walk from the vibrant Albert Dock. This 216 bedroom hotel is one of the most stylish, upscale hotels in the city, with panoramic views of the famous River Mersey and Albert Dock, the largest group of Grade 1 listed buildings in Britain. We will be on a bed, breakfast and dinner tariff, when our every need will be met to the highest of standards. From breakfast to lunch, dinner to snack, Pullman provides balanced food choices 24/7, with its contemporary atmosphere and blend of both traditional & modern influences, every meal is a special occasion.
The hotel is also situated close to the Tate Liverpool, The Beatles Story, National Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum to name but a few. Just a short walk to Liverpool One and the city centre.
Liverpool was one of the few English cities shackled by reputation, but none has worked so hard to outgrow the clichés that for so long have been used to define it. A hardscrabble town with a reputation for wit and an obsessive love of football, Liverpool also has an impressive cultural heritage: it has more listed buildings than any other city outside London, its galleries and museums are among the best in the country, and its ongoing program of urban regeneration is slowly transforming the city centre into one of the most pleasant cities in northern England to have a wander in.
WHAT TO DO IN LIVERPOOL
Of course there were the Beatles: Liverpool cherishes them not because they’re wedded to the past but because the Beatles are such a central part of the tourist experience that it would be crazy not to do so. Besides The Cavern & The Hard Days Night Hotel (20 mins walk), the Albert Dock (12 minute walk) and the trendy Ropewalks area (18 minute walk) are great places to visit.
To get a real feel for Liverpool past and present, FREE museums and galleries, such as the World Museum, Walker Art Gallery, Lady Lever Art Gallery, Sudley House, the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the International Slavery Museum and the Museum of Liverpool, are all within easy walking distance of The Pullman Hotel.
Showcasing objects from one of the world’s greatest archaeological discoveries, this unmissable exhibition which opens at the National World Museum in Liverpool on 09 February 2018, spans almost 1,000 years of Chinese history; from the conflicts and chaos of the Warring States period in China, to the achievements and legacy of the Qin and Han dynasties.
The exhibition will include a number of objects that have never been on show in the UK before including material from museums and institutes from across Shaanxi Province, excavated over the last 40 years from the Imperial Mausoleum and selected tombs. These spectacular artefacts will shed light on the Emperor’s pursuit of immortality and show how he prepared for the afterlife, as well as help us to understand more about everyday life in China more than two thousand years ago.
until 09 Feb 2018
Single supplement: £95 pp
(Double/twin for single occupancy)
Luxury Coliseum Coach Travel
Only FOUR local pick-ups
Maximum 35 passengers
Complimentary Brunch Bap
4* Pullman Liverpool Hotel
3 nights with dinner,
bed & breakfast
Excursions as per itinerary
Terracotta Warriors Exhibition fee
National Memorial Arboretum
Solent Events Escort/Manager
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PROVISIONAL ITINERARY: (Exact times to be confirmed)
DAY 1 – FRIDAY 08 June
0745 Coach leaves Coliseum Coach Depot
0830 Coach leaves Stokes Bay – Sailing Club Bus Shelter
0840 Pick-up at Lee on the Solent – Bus stop opposite seafront shops
0850 Pick up at Stubbington – Red Lion
0900 Pick up at Fareham – Peak Lane
Complimentary brunch baps served – see booking form
Comfort stop en route
1430 Arrive Liverpool & Pullman Hotel
FREE TIME to explore city OR
Optional visits (see below)
1900 Dinner in hotel
DAY 2 – Saturday 09 June
Breakfast in hotel
This morning we head to Liverpool’s World Museum to see the Terracotta Warriors on display. The exhibition will span over 1000 years of China’s history and include spectacular artefacts dating from the 8th century BC to the 2nd century AD.
This afternoon we meet our local guide who will accompany us for our guided tour of Liverpool, which includes a visit to the famous Metropolitan Cathedral (unfortunately we have been informed that the Anglican Cathedral will be closed on 9th June ). However, the Metropolitan also features Lutyens Crypt & Treasury, which can be visited for a small entrance fee of £3pp if desired.
Dinner at the hotel.
Day 3 – Sunday 10 June
Breakfast in the hotel.
Today we visit Port Sunlight Village and Museum and Lady Lever Art Gallery. The model village of Port Sunlight was created by William Hesketh Lever in 1888 for his Sunlight Soap factory workers. Here we take a guided tour of the village on board our coach and have FREE time to explore the museum and lunch.
In the afternoon we visit the Lady Lever Art Gallery, a beautiful building now home to one of the UK’s finest collections of fine and decorative art.
FREE TIME to explore city
Dinner at the hotel.
Terracotta Warriors; Guided City Tour; Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral; Port Sunlight Village; Lady Lever Art Gallery
Optional Visits: These are always arranged locally, escorted by Lin, to enable those travelling on their own or for anybody wishing to visit places of interest/lunch/evening entertainment together in a small group.
When time permits: The Cavern; Hard Days Night Hotel; Mersey River Cruise
Day 4 – Monday 11 June
0930 Coach departs hotel
1145 Arrive National Memorial Arboretum
FREE TIME & Optional Road Train Tour – see booking form
1500 Coach departs for home
1800 Arrive in home area
Hotel Dinner: Tables of 4, 6, 8 (we do not have ‘large group’ tables!)
3-courses with 3 choices per course (plus veg option) – choice made when seated
Table water; tea/coffee included. Wine & other drinks payable locally.
The above itinerary is only provisional, but will give you an idea of the time schedule expected
Coach seats are allocated on a first come first served basis, after Privilege Club Member
Couples & friends will always be seated together. Larger parties will be seated together as far as possible
Preferred choice of area will be taken into consideration, but cannot be guaranteed
Solent Events & Leisure reserve the right to alter the final tour itinerary as necessary if circumstances change beyond their control.
NB. Please do not ask us to pick-up or drop-off at stops not specifically listed above, as unfortunately we are unable to do so.