A tour exploring the beautiful house and gardens at Tyntesfield, UNESCO Heritage in Bath and maritime history in Bristol. A lovely tour with something for everyone.
Day 1 After our door to door service collects you from your home, we travel across country to the pretty town of Bradford-on-Avon for some free time for refreshments. We continue to our hotel north of Bristol in time to relax before dinner.
Day 2 We travel the short distance to Bath, where we have arranged for a driven tour of this beautiful town, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The afternoon is free for your own exploration on foot.
Day 3 This morning we head for the beautiful Tyntesﬁeld Estate. Brought into the National Trust fold in 2002, this spectacular Victorian Gothic Revival estate has been beautifully restored. Spiralling turrets and pinnacles adorn the roof, and ornate stone carvings give the feel of a fairytale mansion while terraced lawns give way to spacious parkland, and a wonderful walled kitchen garden. We spend the afternoon in Bristol and enjoy a 45-minute cruise of the docks and ﬂoating harbour.
Day 4 This morning we visit Bristol’s historic harbour-side and the iconic steamship SS Great Britain. Designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the ship lies at the heart of a multi-award-winning visitor attraction. You can tour the ship from the sumptuous surrounds of the First Class Dining Room to the cramped bunks in steerage. Also visit the Dockyard Museum to learn the fascinating story of this luxury liner from her launch in 1843. We depart early afternoon and make our way to the local area, meeting our taxis early evening.
Our modern four-star hotel is to the north of Bristol and oﬀers comfortable accommodation and leisure facilities which include swimming pool, steam room, Jacuzzi, sauna and gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift.