Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!

Our new packaged itinerary includes a day in Bristol discovering the ship that changed the world, the SS Great Britain, and a day exploring the beautiful Georgian city of Bath – the perfect combination for a great weekend break!

This holiday is part of the Great West Way, a 125-mile route linking London to Bristol. It follows one of the first Great Roads commissioned by the Kings of England and showcases every day England and world-famous heritage, combining a mesmerising mix of picture postcard villages, rolling hills and historic cities.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel before dinner.

Day 2 Brunel’s SS Great Britain
Today, we head towards the Dockyard, where we discover the ship that changed the world: Brunel’s SS Great Britain. The world’s first great ocean liner is fully accessible and the winner of more than 30 tourism awards. We head beneath the glass sea, walk through the history of the SS Great Britain in the Dockyard Museum and step onto the ship itself.
We also have time to see the exciting new national museum and visitor experience, Being Brunel, where the never-before-seen personal possessions, documents and artefacts of Isambard Kingdom Brunel are displayed, before spending the rest of the afternoon at leisure in Bristol.

Day 3 Bath
We spend today in the beautiful Georgian city of Bath, famous for its thermal water springs, stunning architecture, beautiful abbey and flower filled streets, parks and gardens. We visit the Royal Crescent, the magnificent sweep of 30 Georgian houses featured as a backdrop in countless films and TV dramas, the No. 1 Royal Crescent Museum, the Roman Baths Museum, the Jane Austen Centre, the Fashion Museum & the Royal Assembly Rooms.

Day 4 Departure
Today, we make our way home.

Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel & Spa

AAAA Central Location Great West Way No Single Supplement for Double Rooms
The modern Mercure Holland House & Spa is only a 15 minute walk from Bristol city centre. There are 10 steps to the front entrance/reception but a chair lift is available. The hotel has 275 spacious and stylish bedrooms, there is a bright and spacious restaurant and a lovely, large bar with plenty of seating, serving everything from cocktails to bar meals throughout the day. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, fitness suite and 14 beauty treatment rooms. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Mercure Holland House & Spa

3 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £192pp
May, Jun & Sept 2019 Twin from £198pp
Jul & Aug 2019 Twin from £204pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £90

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Brunel’s SS Great Britain & Being Brunel Museum

Sunday night breaks are also available at the Hilton Bath City Hotel from only £65pp The welcoming Hilton Bath City is located right in the centre of Bath in an amazing position on the River Avon and within walking distance to most of the city’s attractions and the SouthGate shopping mall. All  173 lift accessible bedrooms are light and airy with contemporary décor, there is a cosy restaurant offering unrivalled views of the historic Pulteney Bridge and the River Avon, and a contemporary bar.
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Prices starting from...

£192 for 4 days

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Features of this tour

This holiday is part of the Great West Way.