Arrive in Bristol with plenty of time to relax and take in the sights of Bristol before returning to the hotel restaurant for dinner.
A maritime theme runs throughout Day 2. You’ll begin your day at Bristol’s famous Floating Harbour, discovering both contemporary culture and the deep and fascinating history of Bristol. Take some time to really learn about who Isambard Kingdom Brunel was, by visiting his Being Brunel Museum, and unearth the captivating world of the SS Great Britain. Spend free time in the afternoon absorbing Bristol’s culture and history as you walk around the city.
Today is all about the history of air travel! Explore the Aerospace Bristol Museum and become transfixed as you wander around the world-famous Concorde! The next step on your journey is exploring Brunel’s Suspension Bridge on a guided tour, another nod to Bristol’s most famous resident.
You’ll spend today engulfed in rail travel. You’ll make your way to the Avon Valley Railway and travel along the Midland Railway branch line before returning to Bitton on this classic steam engine where the sights and sounds of the steam era are complemented with a classic cream tea lunch. The second part of your day will be spent travelling on a vintage bus to Bath where you’ll have leisure time to explore Bath’s rich Georgian history.
Travel home, reminiscing on your new memories of the historic towns of Bristol and Bath.
- SS Great Britain and Brunel Museum
- Bristol’s Floating Harbour
- Concorde and Aerospace Bristol museum
- Clifton Suspension Bridge tour
- Avon Valley Steam railway
- Leisure time exploring Bath
Included in your package
- Dinner each evening (excluding day 5)
- Cream tea on Day 4
- Breakfast each morning
- Second or First Class rail options to and from your selected home station
- Hotel Porterage
Departure dates 2020
Tour Price: From £565
You will be staying at the Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa in Bristol.
The facilities include:
- En-suite bedrooms
- Flat screen TV
- Tea/Coffee facilities
- Stylish bar and restaurant
- Indoor heated pool
- Fitness suite