Weston-Super-Mare Summer Holiday
AU5AGPIf you're looking for a relaxing midweek break by the sea, then this 5 day trip to Weston-super-Mare could be for you. The original British seaside resort sitting on the North Somerset coast has reinvented itself from its Victorian beginnings but retains much of its original charm. There are still the lines of limestone houses, the beautiful parks, the piers and of course the sandy beaches. We've included some lovely excursions for you to enjoy along with lots of free time for you to just do your own thing.
You'll stay right in the heart of Weston in the comfortable family-run Royal Grosvenor Hotel, overlooking the sea and the impressive Grand Pier and making it easy for you to explore and enjoy this pretty seaside resort at your leisure. During your holiday, we'll take you to the tiny medieval city of Wells and legendary Glastonbury. We'll also whisk you away to the nearby bustling seaside resort of Burnham on Sea with one of the longest sandy beaches in Europe. We will also stop at Clifton Village on the outward journey and on the way home we'll give you time to wander through the famous cathedral city of Bath. If that is not enough, there'll be entertainment at the hotel on 2 evenings for you to enjoy.
An ideal choice for:
* Anyone looking for a relaxing midweek break by the sea to do as much or as little as you want
* People who love to have the choice of doing their own thing or joining in with others
* Anyone just looking to switch off and have some fun
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1Join your coach at your convenient pick up point this morning before heading to Clifton Village in Bristol, renowned for its stunning Georgian and Regency architecture, in particular Royal York Crescent which was once reputed to be the longest terrace in Europe. It boasts a whole host of shops and restaurants and you will have some free time to browse and maybe have a bite in one of the many eateries. Rejoin your coach in the afternoon to arrive in Somerset's favourite seaside resort of Weston-super-Mare and your fantastically located hotel overlooking the sea front and Grand Pier. Enjoy time to settle in and perhaps take a stroll along the prom before enjoying dinner and time to get acquainted with your fellow travellers at the bar, or a wander out to see the lights and fun of Weston at night. After dinner you can enjoy fabulous entertainment in your hotel on some evenings - it might be hard to decide whether to stay in or go out!
Days 2 to 4Enjoy your traditional full English breakfasts along with free time in Weston-super-Mare to make the most of your fabulous central location. Weston offers great entertainment, shopping and seaside strolls all close to your hotel. This elegant resort grew out of tiny fishing villages 200 years ago. The wonderful sweep of Weston Bay, with views over to Wales and down to Exmoor, is a never-ending source of satisfaction. Miles of broad, flat sandy beach are perfect for everyone. There’s also a host of cafes, pubs, and restaurants where you can sit and watch the world go by. Why not head to the lovely Grand Pier to enjoy the spectacular views of Weston? Spend all of your time in the resort or join your INCLUDED excursions.
We will whisk you along the coast for a half day visit to the nearby seaside resort of Burnham-on-Sea which enjoys many of the usual seaside attractions, including the smallest pier in Britain, long-stretching sandy beaches and stunning coastal walks.
Wells is the smallest City in England, which offers numerous historical marvels such as the famous 14th century Astronomical Clock, The Bishop’s Palace and of course, the outstanding cathedral. You will find yourself transported to a different age, whether you shop or explore this picture perfect setting. Continue to the equally ancient Glastonbury, a charming town to browse and wander through full of myth and magic from its mysterious past. You can explore the Abbey, reputedly the burial place of King Arthur himself, check out the fantastic independent shops or enjoy a drink or snack in one of the many welcoming cafes and pubs. Make sure you leave room for dinner!
It is sadly time to say farewell to Weston and Somerset today. After a filling breakfast the fun is not over as you head for the stunning city of Bath. You will have time to discover the delights of this ancient city at your leisure. Whether you want to get lost in Austen, visit a Roman Bath or take a rooftop thermal bath in the modern spa, there are choices galore. For a tasty treat try a Sally Lunn Bunn serving the same delicious recipe since 1680, or shop until you drop in the fantastic range of shops and boutiques that line the beautiful mellow stone streets.
Rejoin your coach this afternoon and head homewards with lots of lovely memories and time to relax on board.
Clifton VillageINCLUDED Visitor DestinationClifton Village is a beautiful suburb of Bristol, tucked away from the hubbub of city life and located just a five-minute drive away from the centre. It is famous for some of Bristol’s most iconic landmarks, such as the Suspension Bridge and Observatory. There is always something to see and do, from shopping to dining, gardens and beautiful walks.
Weston-super-MareINCLUDED Visitor DestinationWeston-super-Mare, nestled on the Somerset coast and embraced by Weston Bay’s 2 mile long sandy beach has reinvented itself from its beginnings in Victorian history. Few towns can say that their beachfront is so close to the town centre, is mostly on the level without steep walkways and can offer so much to do, whatever the weather. The town centre's independent shops, cafes and bars are nestled within a few steps.
Well known for traditional donkey rides, the amusements and rides of the Grand Pier, ice-cream on the beach and fish & chips, there is so much more to offer as well! There’s two theatres, two cinemas, a free museum and a vast range of traditional and international cuisine – you’ll be pleasantly surprised at the amount of things to do.
Burnham on SeaINCLUDED Visitor DestinationBurnham on Sea has one of the longest sandy beaches in Europe, landmarks steeped in history and offers something for everyone. Blossoming during the Victorian era, Burnham continues to offer timeless seaside pleasures.
It is one of Somerset’s classic seaside resorts complete with promenade lined with Victorian and Edwardian guest houses and retains much of its traditional charms, right down to donkey rides on the beach. It is also home to Britain’s shortest pier, built in 1911 and measuring just over 100 ft. There is a bustling town centre packed with shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.
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Wells & GlastonburyINCLUDED Visitor DestinationsWells is the smallest city in England nestled at the foot of the Mendip Hills and famed for its medieval architecture and its spectacular Gothic Cathedral, Bishop's Palace and Vicars' Close, said to be the oldest residential street in Europe. Wells has a wealth of fine eateries and fashionable shops. There is always lots going on in this compact city and you can enjoy it at its best on one of it's bustling market days held in Wells Market Place! (Wednesday and Saturday visits only)
Historic Glastonbury is a quirky, unique place to visit, best-known for its nearby annual music festival. A compact town, everything worth seeing is within walking distance and one of the most refreshing aspects of Glastonbury is that it is not over commercialised. The Abbey, dating from 670 AD is now an atmospheric ruin, and a visit is still very worthwhile. Prior to that time, the town existed as a Celtic religious centre. According to legend, 2000 years ago Joseph of Arimathea is said to have brought the young Jesus here. A 10-minute walk from the High Street will take you past Chalice Well to the foot of the famous mystical Glastonbury Tor. You can also enoy the 'new age' side to the town, with mystic shops and free spirits who have made Glastonbury their home. It is a legendary place that weaves its way through everything you experience here.
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!
- 4 nights hotel with English breakfast & evening meals
- Evening entertainment on at least 2 nights
- Free time to explore Weston from your seafront hotel
- Stop in Clifton Village
- Half day visit to Burnham-on-Sea
- Excursion to Wells & Glastonbury
- Time to explore the historic city of Bath
- Direct Coach Travel
- Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
Royal Grosvenor Hotel Weston-super-MareSituated just off the famous Weston seafront, the Royal Grosvenor Hotel boasts an enviable location with fantastic views overlooking the lawns, beach and Grand Pier. Step inside the hotel and a warm welcome awaits you, with relaxing, open public areas including the lounge, restaurant and of course, the bar where you can enjoy your favourite tipple whilst taking in the views. All the bedrooms enjoy comfortable furnishing, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer & complimentary wifi during your stay. A lift serves all floors.
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