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Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!

Shipshape & Bristol Fashion!

Explore Bristol's fascinating industrial and maritime past on a great Railtrail tour. Join us as we discover iconic modes of transport that have influenced global passenger travel over hundreds of years from Brunel's SS Great Britain, the ship that changed maritime voyaging, to the world's fastest passenger jet, supersonic Concorde. During our transport themed tour we also enjoy a fascinating harbour boat trip and nostalgic steam train journey on the Avon Valley Railway.

5 Days From £565

 

*For a limited period only*

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DEPARTS

Thursday 20 May 2021

Thursday 02 September 2021

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the world’s first great luxury liner, Brunel’s SS Great Britain

  • Explore Bristol’s Floating Harbour by boat

  • Step aboard supersonic Concorde at Aerospace Bristol

  • Discover the history of the Clifton Suspension Bridge on a guided tour

  • Steam along the Avon Valley Railway with a cream tea

  • Enjoy free time at leisure in the beautiful city of Bath

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening plus a cream tea

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

We arrive in Bristol where our hotel is conveniently situated a short walk from the railway station. You may wish to take a stroll around Temple Gardens ahead of dinner this evening in the hotel restaurant.

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DAY 2

This morning we explore Bristol's waterways as we board our boat tour discovering the fascinating history and contemporary culture of Bristol's Floating Harbour. Following this, we keep the Maritime theme going as we head to the Being Brunel Museum and the SS Great Britain, a museum ship and former passenger steamship designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel. This afternoon is free to explore the city's many attractions including the Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Bristol Cathedral and The M Shed Museum.

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DAY 3

Today we experience 100 years of British aerospace industry as our coach takes us to Aerospace Bristol. We enjoy a guided tour and talk on the supersonic Concorde, the museum is home to the last of these iconic passenger jets to be built and flown. In the afternoon we transfer to the Grade I listed Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the beautiful Avon Gorge. Here we have a guided tour of the bridge and learn about its construction, completion and how it is maintained to this day.

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DAY 4

This morning we make our way to the Avon Valley Railway, here we enjoy a return journey from Bitton along the former Midland Railway branch line. Onboard we sample a cream tea as we take in the sights, sounds and scent of nostalgic steam. Following our relaxing train ride we continue to Bath, we have time at leisure to explore this beautiful and historic city, famed for its Georgian Royal Crescent and Roman Baths. Following our visit we return by train from Bath to Bristol Templemeads.

B, LR, D

DAY 5

We bid farewell to Bristol with its proud Maritime history and make our way home.

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B=Breakfast, LR=Light Refreshments, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Hilton Garden Inn, Bristol

Situated next to the historic Temple Gardens in the heart of the city and ideally just a short stroll from Bristol Temple Meads train station. The en-suite bedrooms offer modern facilities including flat screen TV, tea/coffee making facilities and Wi-Fi. The hotel features a stylish bar and restaurant with a pleasant terrace overlooking the gardens.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Paddington

£655

£625

Greater London

£659

£625

South of England

N/A

£615

East Anglia

£715

£659

South West

£655

£615

Heart of England

£675

£635

Midlands

£695

£615

Yorkshire

£755

£655

North East

£805

£679

North West

£725

£639

South Wales

£625

£605

North Wales

£715

£639

Scotland

£859

£719


 

Join & Leave at Hotel £565

 

Single Room Supplement £145

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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