Vintage Afternoon Tea Cruises

Celebrate Grandparents’ Day with a charming 2-hour cruise through the Duke of Westminster’s estate.

Sunday 10th September (12 Noon & 3PM)

Treat your grandparents – and yourselves – to the perfect family-friendly outing.

Enjoy a delicious vintage afternoon tea, prepared by King’s Acre Cupcakes with freshly-made finger sandwiches, homemade fruit scones with jam and cream, an assortment of quality teas and an array of divine homemade cakes.

All adults will receive a complimentary glass of Prosecco on arrival, and children will receive a glass of squash. The bar will then be open throughout the cruise, while relaxing music plays as we cruise along the beautiful River Dee.

Afternoon Tea

The Lady Diana will be decorated with frilly table cloths and colourful bunting, while tea will be served in vintage teapots, cups and saucers. What a charming way to spend a couple of hours cruising up and down the beautiful river Dee.

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, past Heron Bridge and Eccleston Ferry, meandering around the crook of Dee and through ‘Eaton Estate’ with its most beautiful and peaceful scenery. Aldford is next, then the wonderful sight of the Duke’s Iron Bridge, before returning to Chester.

There may be excellent opportunities to see and photograph wildlife, including, swans,wildfowl, cormorants and even kingfishers.

This is a cruise not to be missed and a fantastic way to spend time with your loved ones. All of our vintage afternoon tea cruises sold out in 2015 and 2016, so book now!

Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Some dietary requirements can be catered for including vegetarians and then wheat, dairy and fish allergies. Unfortunately there are no high chair or baby changing facilities on board so please consider this when booking for small children.

Terms and Conditions of Carriage

Before taking a cruise with us, please ensure that you read our Terms and Conditions of Carriage; we want all of our passengers to enjoy their cruise in a safe environment. Thank You.

Grandparents' Day - Sunday 10th September 2017

Grandparents are truly special and deserve being treated every now and again for all of the wonderful things they do for us, especially when we are really young.

This Grandparents’ Day, why not treat your grandparents to a delightful 2 hour cruise aboard the Lady Diana, cruising along the beautiful river Dee with a vintage afternoon tea? They will have a truly delightful time. Your Grandparents will receive a complimentary box of chocolates as well.

Sailing at 12 Noon & 3PM.


Tickets & Availability

The boat sails from The Groves and boarding commences half an hour prior to departure. Great food and a fantastic setting await on board the Lady Diana for our Vintage Afternoon Tea Crusies.

Please note that tickets are non-refundable. Some dietary requirements can be catered for including vegetarians.

Please call 01244 325394 for more information.


    Adults: £25.00 (online bookings)

    Adults: £27.50 (booked via our office/over the phone)

    Children: £12.50 (online bookings)

    Children: £13.50 (booked via our office/over the phone)



    Tickets are cheaper when booked online

    Grandparents' Day - Sunday 10th September 2017

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