With a history rich in exploration and an ancient harbour at its beating heart, Bristol has grown into an exciting, modern city; where old cobbledstreet markets and grand, historic buildings sit sympathetically alongside cutting-edge new developments. The beautiful UNESCO world Heritage site of Bath with its rich Roman history is the perfect complement to Bristol and our tour also includes a ride on the restored G&W Railway.
The 4 star Aztec Hotel and Spa is located on the outskirts of Bristol and has an awardwinning restaurant and a luxury spa with an indoor swimming pool. Each of the en-suite bedrooms have tea and coffee making facilities and there is a lift to all floors.
Thursday From your front door to the waiting ‘Club Class’ coach for our journey towards Bristol. We pass through the Cotswolds making a lunch stop in picturesque Bourton-On-The-Water. We reach Bristol and our 4 star hotel mid afternoon where we are have time to settle in before dinner.
Friday A full English breakfast before we head into Bristol. We have included a visit to Brunel’s SS Great Britain, where you will learn the full story of Captain Gray, Isambard Kingdom Brunel and the journey. There will be free time in the city that was once the most important seaport on the west coast. Bristol is well known for its Maritime Museum and distinctive Clifton Suspension Bridge majestically spanning the Avon Gorge.
Saturday After a leisurely breakfast we travel to the beautiful city of Bath for a day at leisure. The World Heritage Site is famous for its naturally hot spa water and original Roman style baths and the glorious Georgian Crescent. There’s also lots of shopping, restaurants and pubs to keep you busy. We return to the hotel with time to relax before dinner.
Sunday This morning we depart for Toddington where we board the train for our included journey through Laverton, Winchcombe and Gotherington to Cheltenham Race Course. Here we meet our coach and continue to Gloucester for free time.
MondayWe bid farewell to our hosts at the Aztec Hotel before heading to the Bowood Estate, home of the Marquis of Lansdowne. Here we have time to explore the house and gardens which sit in the centre of Capability Brown’s great parkland and over half the house, which was purchased in 1754, is open to the public.
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