Cave in to the Beauty of Bath & Wells


The historic Best Western Plus Swan Hotel in Wells is fabulously located in the very centre of Wells, England’s smallest city, which nestles at the foot of the Mendip Hills and is famous for its medieval architecture. It is from here that we explore Somerset’s great variety.

This holiday features parts of the Great West Way, a 125-mile route linking London and Bristol, where you'll find a mesmerising mix of picture postcard villages, rolling hills and historic sites.

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Bath
We spend today at leisure in Bath where we can visit the remains of one of the finest spas of the ancient world, The Roman Baths, before enjoying lunch in the Roman Baths Kitchen or Pump Room Restaurant. We can then explore stunning Bath Abbey, Jane Austen Museum or the Fashion Museum amongst other fine options.

Day 3 Wells & Cheddar Gorge or (from June) the East Somerset Railway
After breakfast we enjoy the fine city of Wells, where the cathedral is a ‘must see’ whilst
the Somerset Farmers’ Market (every Wednesday 9.00am - 2.30pm) will be in full swing.
After lunch we head to the Cheddar Gorge and Caves where our ticket includes one cave entrance and a hot drink with cake (please note, some steps need to be negotiated in the caves). From June this trip can be substituted for a ride on the East Somerset Steam Railway.

Day 4 Longleat
Today we pay a visit to the extraordinary and unique Longleat estate, the first stately home to fully open its doors to the public back in 1949. We enjoy an exclusive 60 minute tour of the fascinating house before embarking on a safari to track down some of the park’s 1,000 animals.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Best Western Swan Hotel

Wells, Somerset
AAAA Collection Hotel Great Views Historic Hotel
The historic, award-winning Best Western Swan Hotel in Wells could not be more centrally located or have a more dramatic view, located directly opposite Wells Cathedral. Parts of the hotel date back to 1422 and over the years, the hotel has been sympathetically refurbished and extended, offering modern amenities in a beautiful setting. All 46 bedrooms are furnished in an elegant, traditional style and there is an elegant yet modern bar, a comfortable lounge with a warming log fire, a beautiful wood panelled restaurant, a terrace which has unrestricted views over Cathedral Green and Wells Cathedral, and a Walled Garden Café for al fresco dining during the summer months. Owing to the historic nature of the building, there is no lift but there are three ground floor rooms located in the adjoining Coach House. • Limited ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable

Best Western Swan Hotel

Wells, Somerset
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £354pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £75
Selected Dates Only

• Porterage
• Welcome glass of Buck’s Fizz before dinner on 1st night
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Cheddar Gorge and Caves entrance to one cave & hot drink with cake (or journey on the East Somerset Railway - from June only)
• Longleat House Exclusive Tour & Safari
Call to tailor this tour 01732 879191
Click to get a quote Request a call back

Prices starting from...

£354 for 5 days

» view pricing & inclusions

Features of this tour

This holiday features parts of the Great West Way