4* Bridgwater Carnival, Exeter & Bath
This fabulous weekend is a must for carnival and firework lovers! The Bridgwater Carnival is always an extraordinary experience and we have combined it with two beautiful cities. You will be based in the heart of pretty Exeter in a delightful 4* hotel with plenty of time to explore on your own. Alternatively, you can join us on our excursion to pretty Exmouth. On your way home, we'll take you into the Roman city of Bath where you can take your time browsing the various boutiques, shops and coffee shops or just taking in the atmosphere of this historic city. What a weekend!
An ideal choice for:
* Anyone who loves fireworks and parades
* People who are looking for a great value weekend break
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Join your coach for a late departure for Bridgwater, arriving there around 3pm to enjoy the celebrations and carnival fun. Rejoin your coach after all of the fun is over and journey on to your central 4* hotel in Exeter for a good night's sleep.
NB - Dinner is not included this evening, so make sure you grab something to eat at the carnival!
Day 2After a filling breakfast you can either choose to spend the day at leisure in Exeter or you can join us on our INCLUDED excursion to the pretty seaside town of Exmouth. Whatever you choose, dinner is included at our hotel tonight, where you can swap stories and catch up with your fellow travellers.
After a final tasty breakfast it is time to say farewell to Exeter today - but your holiday isn't over yet! On our way home we stop off at the beautiful city of Bath where you will have a few hours to enjoy this iconic destination before rejoining the coach and completing your journey homewards.
Bridgwater Guy Fawkes CarnivalThis is one of the biggest carnivals of the year and an absolute must for firework lovers! The history of Bridgwater Carnival dates back to the 1605 gunpowder plot, when Guy Fawkes failed to blow up the Houses of Parliament. Bridgwater takes its Carnival seriously, the origins are lost in time but journalistic records refer to the event in the 1860's. The Carnival became officially recognised in 1881 and remains a firm annual favourite. The stalls, fireworks and parade are truly spectacular.
ExeterINCLUDED Visitor DestinationAs the county town of Devon, Exeter is a vibrant, modern city with a historical past pre-dating the Romans. If you’re in need of a spot of retail therapy Exeter’s Princesshay offers a contemporary mixture of shopping, leisure and restaurants all within walking distance of beautiful Exeter Cathedral. It has an eclectic mix of global High Street brands, mixed in with local one of a kind boutiques – a shopper’s paradise.
You could also explore the Historic Quayside, just a ten-minute walk from the cathedral, and take a stroll along the canal past quaint antique shops, art exhibitions, local bars and lively waterside restaurants.
ExmouthINCLUDED Visitor DestinationExmouth is one of the oldest and most picturesque seaside towns in Devon, and the gateway to the Jurassic Coast, along with two miles of lovely sandy beach. The town is home to an indoor market and range of shops to be browsed and explored amongst the splendid Regency architecture. Fresh local produce is in abundance, from fresh fish and chips, to celebrity chefs and fine dining Exmouth has an eclectic mix of restaurants on offer in the town and along the seafront. To discover a bit more about the history of the town follow the Blue Plaque heritage trail and explore the heritage of the area.
BathINCLUDED Visitor DestinationBuilt for pleasure and relaxation, beautiful Bath has been a wellbeing destination since Roman times. The waters are still a big draw, both at the ancient Roman Baths and the thoroughly modern Thermae Bath Spa, which houses the only natural thermal hot springs in Britain you can bathe in. The compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with places to eat and drink, plus some of the finest independent shops in Britain. Immerse yourself in Bath’s remarkable collection of museums and galleries, while admiring Bath's stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture that is straight from a Jane Austen novel. For a special treat enjoy the grandeur of the world-famous Pump Room for afternoon tea, and a sample of the healing Bath waters taken by the city's famous residents for hundreds of years. For something simpler but just as historic try a delicious Sally Lunn Bunn served in the famous eating house or to take away, made to the same recipe since 1680!
- 2 nights hotel with English breakfast
- Dinner at the hotel on Sunday night
- Visit to Bridgwater Carnival
- Free time in Exeter
- Excursion to Exmouth
- Free time in Bath
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel Exeter
Located in the heart of Exeter, few hotels can boast such a breathtaking setting as the 4* Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, with breathtaking views and plenty of nearby attractions. The elegant Victorian building is situated directly facing Exeter Central train station and Rougemont Gardens, while it still maintains many of its original features. Its beautiful surroundings makes it one of the most popular venues in Exeter, while the stylish and spacious bedrooms make your stay an unforgettable one. The city centre shops and cathedral are within easy walking distance.
Drakes Restaurant and Bar offers a range of tempting Brasserie-style meals to savour, while Nelson's Lounge is the perfect retreat for afternoon tea. Guests can also enjoy an extensive wine list, which is exclusive to Mercure hotels. A lift serves most floor but there are some steps to the 4th floor. The classic bedrooms each have a private modern bathroom and tea/coffee facilities. All rooms have a work desk and Wi-Fi access, and a TV with satellite channels. With elegant décor and plenty of facilities, there's something for everyone.
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