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New for 2017
John Whittingham Local Guided Tours


New New tour from Chestertourist.com
New tour from Chestertourist.com. The Snickelways of Olde Chester tour.


New Chester Running Tours
www.chesterrunningtours.co.uk
Chester running tours provide you with a fun, informative and social running experience
Chester Running Tours 1
Chester Running Tours 2

Dino-Chester Trail
Self guided kids trail in Chester City Centre

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New Dev Tuk Tuk Tours (Prebooked Only)
www.devatuktuk.co.uk

Dev Tuk Tuk Tours 1

Dev Tuk Tuk Tours 2


New! Just Launched New website exclusively devoted to guided walks in Chester
www.chesterwalks.uk
Chester and Liverpool Guided Walks
Join me to wander Chester's world famous City Walls, the most complete circuit of fortifications in Britain, and explore the beautiful city they have guarded for 2000 years. See sights and hear stories you'll never find in any guidebook.

New tours leaflet

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Chester Tour Event Diary
See the black board inside Chester Tourist Information Centre Northgate Street

www.visitchester.com/tours

Tourist Board Council Run Tours


Qualified Tour Guide Blue Badge worn by Tour Guides
Blue Badge Tours

New Chester Unlocked Chester Unlocked

Chester Unlocked

Please click for the Twitter Feed https://twitter.com/chesterunlocked

www.chesterunlocked.com

New New for 2015. Public launch on June 13th 2015

Free Self Guided tourist trail through the city centre.

Unlocking the heritage of Chester through dynamic museum displays, heritage trails and fringe events. Created by Big_Heritage CH1Chester and Cwacmuseums.

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Ghost Hunter Trail Ghost Hunter Trail. Please click to book Online

Ghost Hunter Trail

Take a night-time journey around the eerie haunts of Chester's mysterious and murky past. Hear spine-chilling tales of ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night.
19.30 from Town Hall Tourist Information Centre
(Special Halloween tours available)

Tickets can be bought in person from the Official Visitor Information Centre or by calling 0845 647 7868. Tickets can also be bought online by visiting
www.ghostcity.co.uk

7:30pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday May - December (Saturday Only January - April)
Tours Start at 7:30pm from Chester Visitor Centre at the Town Hall and finish at the Cross
Adult £6 Concession £5

Purchase Tickets

Tickets can be bought on the night at the Shropshire Arms Pub Northgate Street near Chester Tourist Information Centre or online at:

https://sales.webticketmanager.com/default.aspx?companyid=33

www.ghostcity.co.uk and www.visitchester.com

http://www.visitchester.com/site/things-to-do/chester-ghost-tour-p104211

http://www.ghostcity.co.uk/page12.htm

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Walking Tours of Chester Walking Tours of Chester. Please click for more

Walking Tours of Chester

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The Chester Tour History Hunter Guided Tour

All year round tour

Explore Chester's 2,000 years of action-packed history on a 90-minute walk and discover a world where... the 20th Roman Legion, conquerors of Iceni Warrior queen Boadicea built Fortress Deva to repel Welsh Tribes
Viking raiders landed in ominous long-ships on Chester's shores
Alfred the Great's daughter ruled an Anglo Saxon kingdom
Hugh the Wolf - nephew of William the Conqueror - and a blood thirsty Norman battle-lord built a strong hold
Cromwell's troops and Royalist forces clashed in the Civil War
The tour finishes at noon at the cross where the Town Crier makes a proclamation Tuesday to Saturday (May to August 10.30 tour only)
Book your tickets online in advance to avoid disappointment. Tickets are also available from the guide on the day of the tour (subject to availability)

Open All Year
Daily Walking Tour 10.30am
Adult £6.00 per ticket
Concession £5.00 per ticket
Family (2+2) £15.00 per ticket
(Additional tour at 11.30am May-October)

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http://www.visitchester.com/site/things-to-do/the-chester-tour-p104151

Secret Chester Guided Tour Secret Chester Guided Tour

Secret Chester Tour

Summertime Only May to October

Explore some of Chester's most ancient and fascinating buildings including some towers on the City Walls, not usually open to the general public.

2pm - 3:30pm every Sunday Monday and Tuesday, May to October. Starting from the Town Hall Tourist Information Centre near the centre of historic Chester.

http://www.visitchester.com/site/things-to-do/secret-chester-tour-p104181

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Chester Walls Walk Chester Walls Walk

Chester Walls Walk

2015 Summertime Only May to October

Explore some of Chester's most ancient City Walls.

http://www.visitchester.com/site/things-to-do

The Rows Revealed The Rows Revealed

The Rows Revealed

2015 Summertime Only May to October

Explore Chester's most ancient shopping Rows.

http://www.visitchester.com/site/things-to-do

Ghost Tours

Ghost Hunter Trail Ghost Hunter Trail. Please click to book Online

Ghost Hunter Trail

Take a night-time journey around the eerie haunts of Chester's mysterious and murky past. Hear spine-chilling tales of ghosts, ghouls and things that go bump in the night.
19.30 from Town Hall Tourist Information Centre
(Special Halloween tours available)

Tickets can be bought in person from the Official Visitor Information Centre or by calling 0845 647 7868. Tickets can also be bought online by visiting
www.ghostcity.co.uk

7:30pm Thursday, Friday, Saturday May - December (Saturday Only January - April)
Tours Start at 7:30pm from Chester Visitor Centre at the Town Hall and finish at the Cross
Adult £6 Concession £5

Purchase Tickets

Tickets can be bought on the night at the Shropshire Arms Pub Northgate Street near Chester Tourist Information Centre or online at:

https://sales.webticketmanager.com/default.aspx?companyid=33

www.ghostcity.co.uk and www.visitchester.com

http://www.visitchester.com/site/things-to-do/chester-ghost-tour-p104211
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http://www.ghostcity.co.uk/page12.htm
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Independent Chester Ghost Tour Chester Ghost Tours. Please click for more information

Independent Chester Ghost Tour

Independent Chester Ghost Tours
www.chesterghosttours.webs.com
Every Friday and Saturday
The tours begin at 7pm and last 90 minutes. Prices are £6 adults and £5 children.
Meet under the Eastgate Clock
Adults £6 / Children £5 / Family (2 Adults+2 Children) £20
Tours Operate in all weathers (No need to book)

0788 172 3104

2015 Summertime Only May - October


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Historical Tours

English Civil War Tour The English Civil War, dramatically brought to life by the Chester Civil War Company, today.

New 2015

New for Chester, inpedentent guided walking tours of the Civil War history of Chester in full 17th Century costume.

Explore Chester's role in the English Civil War.
We are a Chester-based historical tour company specialising in the period of the English Civil War

www.chestercivilwartours.com


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Roman Tours Roman Tours. Please click for www.romantoursuk.com

Roman Tours

www.romantoursuk.com

Presenting and illuminating the life of a Roman soldier in Britain, by way of informative, educational and interactive
experiences for all ages.

We provide some of the only full time professional Romans in Britain and are available throughout the year, enduring the
British climate with authentic clothing and equipment. We constantly update our knowledge and equipment as archaeologists uncover new finds. We pride ourselves on our historical accuracy and strive to make our presentations relevant, educational and fun for all age groups.

Established in 1997, we provide tours of Deva Victrix (Chester), Mamucium (Museum of Science and Industry, Manchester) and other historical venues in the U.K. for:

Schools and other educational groups
Tourist, clubs and Societies
Corporate clients
Families
Our award-winning service is also available for:

Visits to schools throughout the U.K.
Giving talks and lectures
Meeting and greeting services for corporate clients and tourists
Providing Roman characters for promotions and presentations anywhere in the U.K.
Organising tailor-made events

Roman Tours

Roman Soldier Walking Tour Roman Soldier Walking Tour. Please click for more

Roman Soldier Walking Tour

Now Everyday from Chester Tourist Information Office Town Hall Chester

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Themed Tours Themed Tours

Themed Tours

Various guided themed walks of Chester are available all year from the Chester Tourist Information Centre Northgate Street Chester.

Roman High Tea Cruises Mill Hotel Roman Cruise. Please click for more information

Roman High Tea Cruises

The Mill Hotel Chester

Reaching Roman parts of Chester that other transport does not have the privilege to reach. Relax and enjoy the historic views as we guide you through the history of the Shropshire Union canal.
During your 1 hour cruise we will serve tea/coffee, a selection of sandwiches and cakes.
Cruises will commence 4pm daily, you will be required to be at the hotel for 3.45pm ready for 4.00pm boarding. Pre booking is essential, as a minimum of 20 guest booked is required for the cruiser to sail.

Roman High Tea Cruises £10.00 Per Person

http://www.millhotel.com/roman-high-tea-cruises
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Bus Tours

Chester Heritage Tour Bus Chester Heritage ToursChester Heritage Tours


Chester Heritage Tours
Chester
Cheshire
England
0870 765 6840
info@chesterheritagetours.co.uk

Tours leave every 3/4 of an hour and take approximately 30 minutes. Travel back in time on our authentic old style bus. Experience the sights and sounds of Chester brought to life by our highly knowledgeable guides. All of which will bring your tour to life and leave you with memories that will remain with you long after your return home. The tour takes you to many of the major tourist attractions and historical aspects of this 2000 year old Roman city.

The route:
Starts from The Chester Visitor Centre - Vicars Lane
The Groves - take in the views of the River Dee
County Hall and Castle - Handbridge
Military Museum - Lower Bridge Street
Grosvenor Museum - Grosvenor Street
The Watergate - New Crane Street
The Mall Shopping Centre - (Sundays Only)
Chester Cathedral -St Werburgh Street
Roman Amphitheatre - Vicars Lane

The vehicle has a total passenger capacity of 34 (18 upstairs and 16 downstairs). The busís ďday jobĒ is to conduct a Standard City Tour of Chester. Tours depart from the coach stop, outside the Chester Visitor Centre, opposite the Amphitheatre. To do a Standard City Tour, tickets cost £6 for adults, £5 for concessions, £2.50 for children and £12.50 for a family (2 adults and 2 children). The first tour is at 10:00am and then usually every hour, on the hour with the last tour at 4:00pm. Variations and extensions to this can be expected depending on passenger numbers, weather and traffic conditions

Prices:
Adult £6
Senior £5
Child £2.50
Family £12.50 (2 Adults and up to 2 children)

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Busy Bus Tours Around the Chester Area Busy Bus. Please click here for http://www.busybus.co.uk

Busy Bus Tours

BusyBusBusyBus


http://www.busybus.co.uk
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City Sightseeing City Sightseeing Tour Bus

City Sightseeing Open Top Bus Tour

Open top bus tour

Tour closed down for 2015, Opens March 2016.

City Sightseeing/Guide Friday, 1 Hour circular tour, Live guide commentary.

http://www.city-sightseeing.com
Click here to Book Online
www.city-sightseeing.com
With distinctive buses and friendly staff, the choice in selected cities between multi-lingual commentary or live guide, an exclusive Kids Commentary in some destinations, sightseeing has never been so much fun!

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Motorised Indian Tuk Tuk Tours

New Deva Tuk Tuk Tours Deva Tuk Tuk Tours

Deva Tuk Tuk Tours


07786 830 184 or 07771 722788
www.devatuktuk.co.uk

A new and unique pre-booked tour service in Chester. Book 24 hours in advance to travel around a circuit of Chester City Centre for £20 for two people. To book call 07786 830 184 or 07771 722788 or book online through www.devatuktuk.co.uk

Chester's first and only private hire Indian Auto Rickshaw.


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Church Tours

New Chester Cathedral at Height Chester Cathedral at Height

Chester Cathedral at Height

A one hour guided tour of Chester Cathedral's tower and hidden places.


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Chester Cathedral Audio Tour Chester Cathedral Audio Tour

Chester Cathedral Self Guided Audio Tour

Guideport is a hand held audio guide for Chester Cathedral purchased on admission to Chester Cathedral

Also guided tours available please check with Chester Cathedral


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St John's Church Guided Tour St John's Church Guided Tour

St John's Church Guided Tour

A guided tour of St John's Church. Please see Church for details


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Miscellaneous Tours

Black Cab City Tour Taxi Tours

Black Cab City Tour

Black Cab Taxi Tour £20 from Princess Street Taxi Rank

Foreign Language Tours Foreign Language Tours

Foreign Language Tours


For foreign language tours please contact
Heather Beecher
Visit Chester and Cheshire
Tours Organiser

01244 405 626

Tour Guides

Arthur of Chester Arthur of Chester

Arthur of Chester

Guided Tours of Chester

01244 300 888

Mobile 07989 466 550

Green Badge Tour Guide Tom Jones Green Badge Tours. Please click for moreGreen Badge Tours


I'm Tom Jones - a qualified, experienced, Chester-born Green Badge tour guide. I offer guided walking tours of Chester for groups of up to 25 people. You'll experience a fascinating mixture of history, legends and anecdotes about the City; a perfect way to get to know this beautiful part of the world. I can also provide commentaries on your own coach tours of Chester, Cheshire and North Wales.
In conjunction with the award-winning Chester Zoo, I offer guided group walking tours for those who want to quickly find their favourite animals in its 110 acre grounds whilst finding out more about the zoo - its background, mission and future plans.
If you're feeling particularly brave, why not opt for one of my Chester Ghost Tours - visiting dark, spooky corners of the City where 2000 years of history can produce strange, inexplicable goings-on.

www.chesterguidedtours.com

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Stephen Shakeshaft Stephen Shakeshaft

Stephen Shakeshaft

www.chestercitytours.com

Chester City Tour Guide
01244 579 067
07770 934 582
Coach and Walking Tours

Independent Guided Walks

Independent Chester Walking Tours Chester Walking Tours. Please click for website

Independent Chester Walking Tours

www.chester-walking-tours.co.uk

Chester Walking Tours. Please click for website

We can offer a wide variety of guided walking and coach tours (in your own coach) of our "Loyal and Ancient" City the only City in the U.K. that can boast the oldest and most complete circuit of City Walls the unique Medieval "Rows" the largest Roman Amphitheatre in the U.K. and many more special and unique features every generation from the Romans through to the Victorians have left their mark on this very special place
Group sizes are limited to a max 25 people per guide and prices start from £50 for up to a ninety minute tour
Our Guides are experienced fully qualified and registered
Length of tours can be tailored from 1 hour to a full day
Cathedral tours can also be arranged with an extra fee payable to the Cathedral
Come and join us on what we hope will be a very memorable and enjoyable experience
0790 769 4802

Guided Walks Guided Walks

Guided Walks


Call for a guided walk around the historic city centre www.chesterwalls.info

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Day Excursions from Chester

Busy Bus


Mini-Bus excursions from Chester

www.busybus.co.uk

Jones www.jonesholidays.co.uk

Jones


Coach excursions from Chester to all over the UK

www.jonesholidays.co.uk

Darrens Excusions Darrens Excusions 1

Darrens Excusions

4 Southbank
Shotton
Flintshire
CH5 1XAZ
01244 831 832
07793 48 66 85

Coach excursions from Chester to all over the UK

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Bespoke Castles of North Wales Tour Bespoke Castles of North Wales Tour www.castlesandbattlefields-tours.com

Bespoke Castles of North Wales Tour

Caernarfon - Conwy - Harlech - Criccieth - Beddgelert
Bespoke Castle Tours of North Wales
8 Seater Mini Bus
Pick up and return to Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales.

01244 54 55 44
07804 852336

www.castlesandbattlefields-tours.com

Rainbow Trike Tours
Rainbow Trike ToursRainbow Trike Tours

Rainbow Trike Tours


07759 753 473
info@rainbowtriketours.co.uk
www.rainbowtriketours.co.uk

Motorcycle trike tours Chester and Flintshire
Weddings
Birthdays
Civil Ceremonies

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Self Guided Tours

Heritage Trails in Chester

http://chester.yourwestcheshire.co.uk/pages/2336/1/Heritage_Trails_in_Chester.html

Chester has a number of fascinating walks and tours. Here are some self guided trails which help explain the city's heritage. It is intended that more trails will be added to this page.


Chester City Walls Trail
Chester's City Walls form virtually a complete 2 mile (3 km) circuit around the city centre. They provide an enjoyable route to see many of the city's key heritage sites.


Here we provide an account of the key features on or near the walls together with an explanation of selected views. These are organised by convenient sections in an anticlockwise direction from the Eastgate.
Walls Heritage Trail Map (PDF, 143KB)
Walls Timeline (PDF, 123KB)
Walls Wheelchair Access Map (PDF, 87KB)
Riverside Promenade Trail
A purpose-built Promenade around the Little Roodee, Roodee and New Crane Wharf in Chester.


View the attached PDFs for information about a trail along this section of riverside, a potted history of the River Dee in Chester and an explanation of the various heritage features that can be seen along the route.
Riverside Trail Route and Features (PDF, 322KB)
Riverside History and Heritage Leaflet (PDF, 1.11MB)
Canal Towpath Trail
The towpath of the historic Shropshire Union Canal between Waverton and Ellesmere Port provides some 25 km (15 miles) of walking and cycling centred on the City of Chester.


View attached PDFs for information about a trail along this section of canal, the history of the canal and an explanation of the various heritage features that can be seen along the route.
Canal Trail Route and Features (PDF, 332KB)
Canal History and Heritage (PDF, 594KB)
Discover Edgar's Field
Whether you live in Chester or are from out-of-town, a visit to Edgar's Field Park will provide a different perspective of the city and the River Dee. It will bring you face-to-face with the unique Minerva Shrine and some of Chester's distinctive sandstone geology.


As an alternative to browsing these webpages, here is a fully illustrated PDF version (including maps).
Edgars's Field Full Guide (PDF, 1.8MB)
Heritage Features Map (PDF, 36KB)
Route Map (PDF, 73KB)
Chester Millennium Trail
All 40 buildings on this Trail were selected by local people as outstanding examples of Chester's architectural development over two millennia. From Roman times to the present day. They include many well known and much-loved buildings. Others are less familiar and some may surprise! They all contribute to the rich architectural heritage which makes Chester so special among Britain's historic cities.
Trail Map (PDF, 59KB)
Each building is celebrated with its own unique way-marker created by artist Michael Johnson. The complete route takes about two hours to walk. Click on a building for more details. Should you wish find out more about these and other important buildings in Chester the Chester Civic Trust's book '2000 Years of Building - Chester's Architectural Legacy' is a compilation of over 130 such structures. For more details, including how to obtain a copy of the book or a printed version of the leaflet visit the Chester Civic Trust website.

Matthew Henry Tercentenary Trail Matthew Henry Tercentenary Trail


Matthew Henry Tercentenary Trail
Celebrating the Presbyterian Minister and Bible Commentator 1662 - 1714
Leaflet available from Chester Library

The Cenotaph to Matthew Henry stands on a roundabout opposite the entrance to Chester Castle.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cenotaph_to_Matthew_Henry

Walk Talk Audio Podcast Tour www.walktalktour.com


Explore Chester at your own pace with your own personal audio tour. Download to your iPod, MP3 or mobile phone music player.
This 1.7 mile (2.7 km) tour can be comfortably completed in 2 hours and provides listeners with an insight into Chesterís rich heritage. More
This tour commentary is narrated by Jonathan Keeble in English.

www.walktalktour.com/chestertourfull.html
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The Millennium Festival Trail The Millennium Festival Trail - Self Guided Tour

The Millennium Festival Trail

http://chester.yourwestcheshire.co.uk/pages/2336/1/Heritage_Trails_in_Chester.html

A self guided tour around the landmarks of Chester City Centre using pavement waymarkers

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Self Guided Tours

Coach Tour Commentaries

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Groups

Group Tours can be arranged all year round. For further information please contact the Tours Organiser 01244 405 635
tours@marketingcheshire.co.uk

Visit Chester Tours Page

http://www.visitchester.com/things-to-do/tours

Heritage Tours

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