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Shipshape and Bristol Fashion

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Shipshape and Bristol Fashion

With luxurious rooms, a contemporary on-site bar and restaurant which serves delicious meals and refreshing drinks, and an indoor heated swimming pool, the exceptional 4-star Mercure Bristol Holland House is a great base for this tour, which explores Bristol's rich maritime past. Enjoy a boat tour of Bristol's floating harbour before visiting the SS Great Britain, which tells the incredible story of one of Britain’s greatest engineers and one of the most important ships in maritime history. We will then step back in time as we journey through the Forest of Dean aboard the nostalgic heritage railway. With the chance to also discover beautiful Bath with its stunning Georgian architecture, trendy bars and cultural attractions, this tempting tour is a must.

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  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to Bristol and the centrally located Mercure Holland House for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Bristol’s Maritime Heritage

    No visit to Bristol would be complete without acknowledging its maritime history. Our boat tour of Bristol’s floating harbour is a great way to get to know the city’s past and present.

    The maritime theme then continues with a visit to the SS Great Britain, a museum ship and former passenger steamship, which was advanced for her time. She was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the Great Western Steamship Company's transatlantic service between Bristol and New York City.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Bristol Boat Tour
    • SS Great Britain
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Bath

    Relax at your hotel, explore Bristol’s maritime heritage some more, or join our optional excursion to Bath.

    Situated on the River Avon, between the Cotswolds and the Mendip Hills, Bath’s striking architecture and sweeping Georgian terraces combine to produce one of the most elegant cities in Europe. Attractions include the Abbey, Victoria Art Gallery, the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge and the Roman Baths which in Georgian times were the focal point of out-of-town London activity.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    • Bath

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Dean Forest Railway

    We head across the River Severn and enjoy a relaxing, nostalgic journey along the Dean Forest Railway behind one of their steam locomotives. Your nine-mile round trip will last approximately 85 minutes along the forest line, beginning at Norchard Station and travelling south to Lydney Junction and north to Parkend, before returning to Norchard.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £169.00 (5 days).


Boasting expertly crafted itineraries and luxurious, handpicked accommodation, enjoy an indulgent escape in the UK's most desirable destinations with The Signature Collection.

Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel

The Mercure Bristol Holland House is a centrally located 4-star hotel, set close to the harbourside and just a 10-minute walk from Bristol city centre. The hotel's unique look shares its connections to the rich industrial and maritime history that the city is renowned for, and is flooded with natural daylight throughout. The on-site restaurant, Urban Bar & Kitchen, offers a vibrant and contemporary atmosphere, serving delicious meals using the finest local produce, and refreshing drinks for those looking to unwind after a day out exploring. For ultimate relaxation and indulgence, guests can enjoy the indoor heated swimming pool and fitness suite. Stylish and modern, this superb hotel will ensure your stay is memorable.

Most popular facilities

  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool

Hotel Facilities

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  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Laundry Service
  • Gym

Food & Drink

  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu


  • 4 Star
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool

Room Amenities

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi


  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Wheelchair Access

Additional Information

Single Room Supplement from £169.00 (5 days).

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