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Grandparents’ Day Vintage Afternoon Tea Cruise

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Grandparents are special.

It’s only right and proper we have a special day to celebrate everything they do for us.

Treat them this year with a two-hour, family-friendly cruise along Chester’s beautiful River Dee. The Lady Diana will be dressed in her Sunday best and we’ll serve a delicious afternoon tea as we sail out into the Cheshire countryside and through the Duke of Westminster’s estate.

Enjoy a glass of Prosecco on arrival (squash for the children), then a vintage-style tea, prepared by our friends at King’s Acre Cupcakes. Freshly-made finger sandwiches; home-made fruit scones with jam and cream (of course!); an assortment of refreshing teas and a tempting array of deliciously dainty home-made cakes.

Relaxing background music will be played throughout the cruise.

Lady Diana ChesterBoat

Lady Diana & Georgian-style Houses of Deva Terrace, The Meadows, Chester, Cheshire, England, UK

This cruise itself is quite superb, an extension of our city cruise up the beautiful River Dee, cruising through some of the most attractive parts of rural Cheshire. We pass Heron Bridge and Eccleston Ferry, meander around the Crook of Dee and sail through beautiful, tranquil scenery of the Eaton Estate. Aldford is next, then the Duke’s Iron Bridge, before we return to Chester. There may be excellent opportunities to see and photograph wildlife, including, Swans, Wildfowl, Cormorants and even Kingfishers. And whatever the weather, you’ll be warm and cosy in our fully heated boat.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements when booking your tickets. There are no high chair or baby changing facilities on board, but limited space is available for foldable pushchairs.


Sailing Dates & Times

Sunday 9th September 2018
Sailing at 12:00 noon


£27.50 for Adults aged 16+ when booked online
(£28.00 when booked via our office or by phone)
£14.00 for Children aged 4-15 years when booked online
(£15.00 when booked via our office or by phone)
Under-4s go free.

Advance booking essential.

Ticket includes

Afternoon tea, a glass of Prosecco and a two-hour cruise.

Afternoon tea, a glass of squash and a two-hour cruise.

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