Lancashire has so much to offer, anytime of year! This weekend getaway takes in the classic seaside town of Southport on the Sefton Coast, one of the favourite resort destinations in England, combined with a visit to the biggest market in Britain, the world-famous Bury Market plus the stunning waterside location of Salford Quays. Staying in modern hotel built around a former Georgian manor with leisure facilities and landscaped gardens - this weekend gives you a real taste of Lancashire!
Departure points to suit you...
Crusader Holidays uses an interchange system, taking place at either Beaconsfield Services (M40), South Mimms Services (M25/A1M) or Thurrock Services (M25).
Here you may have to change to your holiday coach and we are renowned for ensuring that this is smooth and efficient.
The holiday coaches typically depart from Beaconsfield Services at 11.15, Thurrock Services at around 09.30 and South Mimms Services at 10.30. Some customers find it more convenient to join direct at the interchange, please let is know when booking if this is the case.
*Due to increased operational costs, from Monday 16th October 2023 Dover, Folkestone, Canterbury & Ashford joining points will be subject to a £25.00 per person supplement on all 2024 UK Tours.
NOTE: Pick up points are a guide so please refer to your holiday confirmation for specific locations as details are subject to change.
Lancashire - so much to offer
Day 1 Journey northwards with comfort stops en-route towards Bolton for your 3-night stay in the Mercure Bolton Georgian House Hotel. Welcome drink and porterage on arrival.
Day 2 - 3 At leisure in Lancashire with two included excursions.
Bury Market & Salford Quays - Saturday
A warm welcome awaits at the world-famous Bury Market, the undisputed champion of the North, attracting hundreds of visitors every week. Bury Market oozes atmosphere and ambience with a range of products and facilities second to none. Bury Market makes a great trip out and is fully accessible for disabled visitors. Expect great people and great characters and over 200 unique stalls to explore across a Market Hall, Open Market, Fish & Meat Hall and Market Parade. From exotic indulgences to everyday necessities you're sure to find what you are looking for at Bury Market.
Return to the hotel with a stop in the unique waterfront destination of Salford Quays. This impressive, redeveloped docklands waterfront is where you will find MediaCityUK, home to the BBC and ITV. The Lowry Arts Centre with the visually striking exterior is opposite The Quay outlet shopping mall
Relax and live the beach life in Southport on the Sefton Coast. Boasting an expansive and beautiful coastline, Southport is surrounded by natural beauty. Make a stop en-route at Crosby Beach to view the impressive art installation by Antony Gormley, 'Another Place' where 100 male statues made of iron standing proudly looking out to sea. Onto Southport with Britain's second longest pier, first opened in 1860 with an original length of 3,600 ft. One of Southport's most celebrated sights is Lord Street with its Victorian canopied boulevard edged by scenic gardens. Enjoy the town's scenic parks and gardens, fabulous shopping and a mouth-watering array of restaurants and independent eateries
Day 4 Return southwards to interchange with suitable stops en-route.
- Hotel for 3 nights with breakfast & dinner- Welcome tea/coffee & porterage on arrival- Tea / coffee after dinner- 3-course Lancashire themed set dinner menu on one evening- Glass of house wine with dinner on first night- Visits to Southport, Bury Market & Salford Quays- Quiz on one night- Pre-dinner happy hour on the last night
Mercure Bolton Georgian House Hotel
This 3* hotel is built around a former Georgian Manor House with landscaped gardens and is conveniently located off the M61. Modern and spacious bedrooms offer flat-screen TV, WiFi, hair dryer and tea / coffee making facilities. There is a sports bar and leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, sauna, gym and spa bath. The relaxed brasserie restaurant (accessed by a few steps) serves traditional and international cuisine. There is a lift as well as ground floor rooms.