Join a ready-made group of solo travellers for a leisure break in Bristol, a city built around the River Avon in the southwest of England, with a rich maritime history. Based in a lovely four-star hotel right in the heart of the city, we have our days planned out to soak up every bit of Bristolian beauty. Our short city getaway includes a day out exploring Bristol and SS Britain, and a visit to the icon that is Tintern Abbey over the border of Wales.
Following an afternoon check-in at the Clayton Hotel Bristol, we meet this evening for our welcome drink followed by dinner at the hotel.
After a leisurely breakfast, we begin our guided walking tour from our central Bristol hotel and discover why much of the city is best seen on foot. We’ll learn about the city’s street art, history, culture, food and art, spotting Bristol’s top sights along the way. We end our walking tour by using the Cross Harbour Ferry to enjoy a visit to the SS Great Britain. When she was launched in 1843, the SS Great Britain was the largest ship in the world and the first screw-propelled, ocean-going, wrought iron ship. Once our walking tour has finished, we can have some time at leisure to further explore around SS Great Britain and all that the city has to offer.
This evening, we come together for dinner in our hotel restaurant.
Today we cross the border into Wales and take a visit to the Welsh national icon – Tintern Abbey. The Abbey ruins still stand in roofless splendour on the banks of the River Wye, nearly 500 years since its tragic fall from grace. Learn about the Abbey’s long and turbulent history before we continue up the Wye Valley for a cruise down the River Wye. We can sit back, enjoy the scenery, and relax before transferring back to our hotel.
After a freshen up at our hotel, we’ll meet in the hotel restaurant for dinner.
After a final breakfast, we wish each other a fond farewell and head home.
The Clayton hotel Bristol is located in the old city at the walls of St. John’s. The hotel’s location right in the heart of Bristol makes it an ideal base for a leisure break, with all the sites, harbourside, restaurants, bars and shops a short walk away.
This modern, contemporary hotel sits within the Grade II listed Everards printworks and facilties include a restaurant and bar, fitness studio and Wi-Fi throughout.
The comfortable ensuite rooms include flat screen TV, tea/coffe making facilties, hairdryer, safe, iron/ironing board and Wi-Fi.
Please note that a bath is on request.
Clayton Hotel Bristol City is located in the heart of the old city. Bristol can be accessed using the M4, M32 and M5. The hotel postcode is BS1 2EQ.
There are many car parks located within a short distance of the hotel. Some of these include NCP Rupert Street, NCP Nelson Steet and the Galleries. For more information about parking you can visit https://visitbristol.co.uk/your-visit/travelling-to-bristol/car-parking
Bristol Temple Mead Station is a 15 minute walk to the hotel. Exit the station onto the Station Approach Road. Turn right onto temple gate. At the next junction follow Victoria Street until you reach Bristol Bridge. After crossing Bristol Bridge follow the high street for approx. 200 yards until it meets Broad Street. The hotel is located at the bottom of Broad Street.
The dress code for during the day is comfortable and casual. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended. In the evenings the dress code is smart/casual.
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below. The Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual.We suggest a group collection at the beginning of your holiday to cover drivers, guides and hotel staff (including restaurant, kitchen and reception staff) of approximately £15. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of bar staff and housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (the rounding up of the drinks bill and a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, restaurants expect a 10% gratuity (do check that service has not already been added to your bill). For taxis 10% of the metered fare.
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