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A very enjoyable tour; good hotel; very good rep.
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(Tour code: 19BWS)

Bristol, Bath, Wells and the highlights of Somerset

Discover delightful Somerset on this superb holiday. Visit Brunel's SS Great Britain, admire the West Country's charming countryside on the UK's longest heritage railway, explore magnificent Bath and historic Wells.

  • Bristol
  • West Somerset Railway
  • Exmoor National Park
  • Wells, England's Smallest City
  • SS Great Britain
  • Bath
What’s Included
  • Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Bath & the West Country 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol


The tour begins in Bristol where your Tour Manager meets you at The Bristol Hotel. After settling in, you are free to begin exploring this vibrant city ahead of dinner tonight.

  • Dinner
Day 2 The West Somerset Railway
The West Somerset Railway

West Somerset Railway

Join the preserved West Somerset Railway for a steam-hauled journey from Bishop's Lydeard to Minehead, the longest heritage railway in the UK. Admire the enchanting scenery as the train steams past the rugged Quantock Hills towards the coast. On arrival, board a coach and travel through part of the dramatic Exmoor National Park, to 'England's smallest city' of Wells.

  • Breakfast
Day 3 Bristol


Discover Bristol's striking cultural attractions today. Embark on a guided tour of the SS Great Britain, Brunel's pioneering iron steam ship. Voted the second greatest Briton of all time, Brunel was one of the engineering giants of the 19th century, and the SS Great Britain is a fabulous testament to his genius. Explore the inner workings of this incredible vessel when it was in operation, and learn about the experiences the sailors would have encountered at sea. You are then at leisure in Bristol.

  • Breakfast
Day 4 Bath


Travel by rail to Bath, a spectacular Georgian showpiece city and celebrated national treasure. Enjoy a guided tour of its famous sights, seeing Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge, the King's Circus and the emblematic Royal Crescent. You are free to explore at leisure. Perhaps learn about the city's Roman heritage with a visit to the renowned baths, or uncover the Jane Austen links in the Grand Pump Room and the beautiful Assembly Rooms.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Customers


After breakfast, the tour concludes, and you are free to depart at leisure.

  • Breakfast

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and 2 dinners
  • Journey along the West Somerset Railway
  • Excursion to Wells
  • Guided tour of Bath with a local guide
  • Guided tour of SS Great Britain


Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.

Please note: This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.

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Bath & the West Country

Bristol, Bath, Wells and the highlights of Somerset


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