Bath & Bristol Christmas Markets
Bristol and Bath; two very different, very unique cities. Bristol is a hotbed of artistic talent, with the city itself having become something of a living canvas, while Bath is the stately Georgian spa-resort, with a fascinating Roman history. On this wonderful tour, you’ll be able to explore the amazing, vibrant city of Bristol, and then indulge in a little festive shopping at the fabulous Christmas Market in Bath.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
After a morning departure from your local pick-up point, you’ll head to Bristol, where you’ll have the afternoon to explore this wonderful city. Bristol has hundreds of years’ worth of stories to tell, and it’s not hard to find something fascinating to keep you entertained! Why not visit one of Bristol’s excellent, free museums and learn all about the history of the city? Or board a boat and relax as you cruise around the harbour. Visit the awe-inspiring Cathedral, the utterly spectacular Aquarium where you can see amazing creatures from the oceans of the world.
After a few hours to explore, you’ll re-join the coach and head to your hotel in the City centre.
Bath was made famous in the Georgian era as a spa-resort; people came from far and wide to take the ‘waters’ of the Roman baths in the hope of curing whatever ailed them – not that it’s recommended you try drinking the stuff, its full of sulphur and really doesn’t taste good! Come Christmas time the city hosts a uniquely British Christmas Market, with stallholders from the local area selling the exquisitely crafted wares. There’s plenty to see and buy, from handmade wooden toys and crafted candles, to tasty cheeses and funky jewellery, so you’ll be able to find something for everyone on your Christmas list! And with mulled wine and freshly baked mince pies on offer, even the grumpiest humbug will have a smile full of Christmas cheer!
You’ll have the morning at leisure in Bristol to do all the things you didn’t get to see on day 1. Why not head to the fabulous shopping areas, and indulge in a little retail-therapy (Harvey Nichols isn’t far from the hotel if you fancy something a little more high-end), or maybe just head to one Bristol’s 20 top attractions!
In the afternoon, you’ll re-join the coach for the journey home, no doubt brining quite a few gifts with you!
Hampton by Hilton Bristol
Ideally situated in the heart of Bristol, this stylish, modern hotel offers relaxation and comfort in well-appointed guest rooms. All rooms include a 32-inch flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and tea/coffee facilities. There’s also a 24-hour pizza service, just in case you get hungry in the middle of the night!
- Return coach travel
- 2 nights at the Hampton by Hilton Bristol, half-board
- Leisure time in Bristol
- Excursion to Bath Christmas Market