Staying at the stylish 4* Mecure Holland House Hotel
4 DAYS | 23rd October 2020
Bristol is a modern and vibrant city whose history goes back thousands of years, showcased perfectly by the eclectic mix of buildings that line the streets. Set on the banks of the River Avon, the city has a rich maritime history and was a major port for trade. Isambard Kingdom Brunel, one of the world’s greatest engineers, has strong links with Bristol through the development of Bristol Docks, the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the Great Weston Railway and SS Great Britain. From the more serious industrial historian to those simply looking for a new adventure, there is something on this tour for everyone.
Our base for our stay is the stylish 4* Mecure Holland House Hotel that boasts a quiet location with only a short five minute walk into the city. The Urban Bar & Kitchen prides itself on cooking with local produce, and the large indoor swimming pool and fitness suite are the perfect spots to unwind after a day out and about. All rooms have en suite bathrooms, WiFi and a courtesy tray . There are also lifts to all floors.
We depart Macclesfield in the morning making a quick coffee and lunch stop en route. Having arrived into Bristol we will meet our guide for a tour of this fascinating city and the surrounding area. Whilst touring the city we will pass some of Brunel’s great masterpieces, making our way to the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the visitor’s centre where we will have time for a wander. After the tour we make our way to the hotel and our base for the tour.
Today enjoy a free day to explore Bristol. Why not visit Brunel’s SS Great Britain, one of the most important historic ships in the world; launched in 1843 she was described at the time as ‘the greatest experiment since the Creation’ and as the world’s first great ocean liner you can even go below decks to experience the different classes of travel. Alternatively, why not take a boat trip around the harbour, visit one of the many museums such as the Georgian House Museum, the Cathedral, browse the shops, or take a relaxing trip on the hop on hop off sightseeing bus.
Travelling first to Bath, we begin our day with a guided tour of this wonderful city. The remainder of the day is yours to explore the many museums on offer or to browse around the shops. Why not delve into the world of Jane Austen and visit the famous Crescent or travel even further back in time to the Roman Baths?
On our final day we visit the Arboretum at Westonbirt. Warm clothing and sturdy shoes are the order of the day, as you will have free time to wander and admire the fiery autumnal colours of this magical garden as it prepares for winter. After lunch we head for home making a comfort stop en route. We aim to arrive early evening.
£335.00 per person sharing twin/double
£60.00 single room supplement
£26.50 insurance per person, inc. IPT