5 days - from only £449pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

West Country Delights – Bath, Wells and Cheddar Gorge

The West Country offers some of England’s finest cathedral cities, steeped in history, dating back to Roman and medieval times. Our exciting excursion programme combines historic cities, rolling countryside of meandering rivers, spectacular gorges, undulating valleys and lush green hills.

TOUR INCLUDES

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

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1: Weston-super-Mare

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then to the seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare for some free time.

    Enjoy the promenade along the seafront and its sandy beaches that stretch for miles with spectacular views over the Bristol Channel.

    Wander through the parks and the streets lined with quaint Victorian terraced houses - don’t miss the Grand Pier with everything from arcade machines to thrilling rides or perhaps enjoy traditional afternoon tea in the exquisite Edwardian style tearooms.

    Continue to our hotel for four nights. 

    Included meals: Dinner

    Weston-super-Mare

    Weston-super-Mare

    Included Highlights

    • Weston-super-Mare
  • Day 2: Bath

    Today, enjoy our included excursion to Bath, where we take a guided tour of the city.

    You will have the opportunity to explore the most renowned parts of the ancient city, which are conveniently concentrated in the centre. These include the historic Roman Baths and Pump Room, the architectural splendour of Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge over the Avon. See the majestic Abbey where Edgar was crowned King of all England in 973 AD.

    There are also riverside walks, a fine selection of shops and a good choice of cafés for your morning coffee and lunch.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Bath

    Bath

    Included Highlights

    • Bath
  • Day 3: Cheddar Gorge, Wells and Glastonbury

    Enjoy an included excursion to the Cheddar Gorge, one of the most spectacular and iconic natural landscapes in England. Stunning limestone cliffs rise to nearly 450 feet in the Mendip Hills.

    Head to the Lower Gorge and village for quaint tearooms, gentle riverside walks and a whole host of restaurants and cafes.

    Our day continues with a visit to Wells, the smallest city in England. See unique moated Bishop’s Palace and the magnificent Cathedral, which provides the main focal point of the city and dates back to the 13th century. The cobbled streets and medieval architecture are barely changed since the 14th century.

    This afternoon we visit Glastonbury, famous for its ruined Abbey and the legendary burial place of King Arthur and Guinevere.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Wells

    Wells

    Included Highlights

    • Cheddar Gorge
    • Wells
    • Glastonbury
  • Day 4: West Somerset Railway and Dunster Castle

    Enjoy a relaxing trip on the West Somerset Heritage Railway and take the steam train from Bishops Lydeard through the lovely scenery of the Quantock Hills, passing unspoilt villages to the coastal resort of Minehead.

    Top off the day with a visit to the medieval village of Dunster to discover the iconic Yarn Market, a Working Watermill and Dunster Castle, dramatically situated on a wooded hill since Norman times and boasting a medieval gatehouse and ruined tower.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Dunster

    Dunster

    Included Highlights

    • Dunster
    • West Somerset Railway
  • Day 5: Bristol

    Today we head to Bristol for free time. The city’s centuries-old connections with the sea are still apparent. Discover its prosperous maritime history - the former port and harbour’s 19th-century warehouses now contain restaurants and shops and are home to the passenger steamship Brunel's SS Great Britain, lovingly restored to its former Victorian splendour.

    Following our time in Bristol we then return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

    Bristol

    Bristol

    Included Highlights

    • Bristol

Single Room Supplement from £129.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Mercure Bridgwater.

  • Mercure Bridgwater

    55-66 Eastover, Bridgwater, TA6 5AR

    The 4-star Mercure Bridgwater Hotel is conveniently set in heart of the historic town, making it easy to get around. The hotel offers a restaurant and cocktail bar, along with a small fitness centre.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price; some carry a supplement of £20pp. To find your nearest joining point, search using your postcode below.

For a full list of our joining points, click here.

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