NEW: Bristol, Bridges, Boats and Brunel
Friday 29th June - Monday 2nd July 2018
4 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £21.75pp
Single supplement: £85
This extended weekend break to one of Britain’s most interesting cities features a cruise around the historic docks, visits to Slimbridge, the SS Great Britain, Stourhead, and Bristol’s two exciting new attractions, Being Brunel and Aerospace Bristol.
Your Holiday Hotel
HOLIDAY INN BRISTOL FILTON is a modern hotel in a peaceful setting with a fishing lake, about a 15-minute drive from the centre of Bristol. The bright and airy bedrooms are accessible by lift and are furnished to the high Holiday Inn standard with their famous pillow choice. Rooms come with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities, and bathrooms all have toiletries, fluffy towels and a bath with shower over. The restaurant overlooks the gardens, and there is a spacious bar where you can enjoy a drink before dinner. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool and sauna.
(DAY 1) Friday 29th June
We drive through Berkshire and the Gloucestershire Cotswolds to SLIMBRIDGE, the UK’s first wetland centre that inspired Sir Peter Scott to found the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in 1946. Explore the pools, lagoons, reed beds and meadows that provide a haven for otters and some of the world’s most spectacular ducks, geese, swans and flamingos.
(DAY 2) Saturday 30th June
After enjoying the Hotel’s delicious buffet breakfast we will be joined by a local guide for a PANORAMIC COACH TOUR, including the historic harbour and fashionable area of Clifton with its famous suspension bridge. This afternoon we visit the ship that changed the world: BRUNEL’S SS GREAT BRITAIN. Head beneath the glass sea, walk through the history of the SS Great Britain and step onto the ship itself. We also see the exciting new museum and visitor experience, BEING BRUNEL, where the great man is brought vividly to life.
(DAY 3) Sunday 1st July
Bristol’s newest attraction is AEROSPACE BRISTOL. Funded by the National Lottery, it tells the story of the aviation industry from the point of view of the people who designed and built our nation’s aircraft over the past 100 years, from the bold pioneers in their magnificent flying machines to the heroes of two world wars. Star attraction is the iconic CONCORDE 216, the last of the supersonic passenger jets. This afternoon we set off from the Floating Harbour for a relaxing CRUISE WITH CREAM TEA served on board.
(DAY 4) Monday 2nd July
We will drive home today, calling to visit the world famous garden at STOURHEAD in Wiltshire. With a beautiful lake, picture perfect lawns, classical architecture and a stunning collection of trees and flowering shrubs, Stourhead is the perfect place to spend a summer’s afternoon.