Bristol, Bath & GWR

Bristol, Bath & GWR

Join us on this lovely tour for Summer as we visit two of the West Country’s best loved cities, enjoy a ride on the Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway and visit the home of the Marquis of Lansdowne – Bowood House & Gardens.


Aztec Hotel Nr Bristol ****

A lovely contemporary hotel with superb leisure facilities and in a great location for our weekend break. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and have TV, in-room fridge with fresh milk, complimentary mineral water in rooms, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee makers. The hotel offers a restaurant, bar, lounge, leisure facilities with indoor swimming pool, sauna & steam room. Lift.

 

Tour Highlights

  • Full Day in Bristol
  • Admission to SS Great Britain
  • Full day in the city of Bath
  • Journey on Gloucester & Warwickshire Railway
  • Admission to Bowood House & Gardens

Excursions Included:

Thursday          : On our outward journey we drive through The Cotswolds, making a stop in picturesque Bourton-on-the-Water before continuing to our hotel.

Friday              : A full day excursion to Bristol. Whilst here we have included a visit to Brunel’s SS Great Britain, where you will learn the story of Captain Gray, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the incredible journey. There will then be free time to explore this maritime city and its many attractions. We return to the hotel taking in the sights of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Saturday          : Today we spend the day in the beautiful city of Bath. This World Heritage Site is famous for its naturally hot spa water and original Roman style baths. There is also lots of shops, restaurants & pubs to keep you busy.

Sunday            : Today we depart for Toddington where we board the train for our included journey through Laverton, Winchcombe and Gotherington to Cheltenham Race Course. We re-join our coach and continue to Gloucester where we spend some free time before returning to the hotel.

Monday            : Following breakfast we leave the hotel and make our way to the Bowood Estate, home of the Marquis of Lansdowne, for our visit to the House & Gardens. The House & Gardens sit in the centre of Capability Brown’s Great parkland and over half of the house, which was purchased in 1754, is open to the public. Following this visit we continue the journey home.

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