Bath, Bristol & Tyntesfield

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Dyrham Park

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – stop at a convenient property en route such as the National Trust’s Dyrham Park property near Chippenham, built between 1692 and 1704 and containing fine textiles and paintings, as well as items of Delftware, reflecting the contemporary taste for Dutch fashions – check in at the 3* Limpley Stoke Hotel near Bath.

Day 2 – Guided tour of Bath, Assembly Rooms, the Roman Baths & No 1 Royal Crescent

Meet with our Blue Badge guide for a guided tour of Bath – the Assembly Rooms, opened in 1771 and designed by John Wood the Younger, were purpose built for an 18th century form of entertainment called an 'assembly' where a large number of guests met together to dance, drink tea, play cards and listen to music – around Britain's only hot spring, the Romans built a magnificent temple and bathing complex we know as the Roman Baths – No 1 Royal Crescent was built to the designs of John Wood the Younger between 1767 and 1774 and is justly considered one of the finest achievements of 18th century urban architecture with handsome hand painted marbled wallpaper and period furniture and artefacts of 18th century daily life.

Day 3 – Bristol guided tour & Herschel Museum

Guided tour of Bristol explores the city which was once one of Britain’s major ports and takes in the Clifton Suspension Bridge, spanning the beautiful Avon Gorge, designed by Isambard Kingdom Brunel – guided tour of the Herschel Museum, the 18th century home of astronomer William Herschel where he made his telescopes and discovered the planet Uranus in 1781.

Day 4 – Tyntesfield & Wells

Tyntesfield, an extraordinary Gothic revival extravaganza, boasts an intact original Victorian interior, an unrivalled collection of Victorian decorative arts and landscaped gardens, kitchen gardens and park land – free time in Wells, the smallest city in England, to see the famous Gothic cathedral with its fine medieval statuary, stained glass, chapter house and astronomical clock, the 13th century Bishop's Palace and the Vicar's Close, a complete medieval street.

Day 5 – Bowood House & Gardens

Stop at a convenient property en route home such as Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire, the family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne set in ‘Capability’ Brown grounds and home to a fine collection of watercolours, jewellery and Georgian costumes – return to our original departure points with comfort stops en route.

Tour Features

Half board accommodation

All excursions & guided tours included

Blue Badge guide in Bath

Executive coach throughout

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Dyrham Park

Guided tour of Bath

Assembly Rooms

Roman Baths

Number One Royal Crescent

Guided tour of Bristol

Herschel Museum - guided tour

Tyntesfield

Wells

Bowood House & Gardens

Hotel

Four nights on half board basis at the 3* Limpley Stoke Hotel near Bath. This Georgian country hotel is conveniently situated on the outskirts of Bath in a delightful village setting. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and bar and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • The American Museum - a collection of folk and decorative arts and the only museum of Americana outside the U.S., the Museum shows the diverse and complex nature of American traditions Bishop’s Palace, Wells - home to the Bishops of Bath and Wells for over 800 years
  • Arnolfini - located in the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, this is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts
  • Montacute House - an Elizabethan house whose Long Gallery has over 60 Tudor and Elizabethan portraits on loan from the National Portrait Gallery
  • Lacock Abbey, Fox Talbot Museum & Village - founded in 1232, many parts of this fine abbey have survived intact and the Victorian woodland garden includes an 18th century summer house and rose garden
  • SS Great Britain - guided tour of the beautifully recreated First Class Dining Saloon, steerage quarters and Engine Room of Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the world’s first great ocean liner
  • Clevedon Court - an outstanding 14th century manor house and 18th century terraced garden, the house was purchased by Abraham Elton in 1709 and it is still the much loved family home of his descendants today
  • Arnolfini - located in the heart of Bristol’s harbourside, this is one of Europe’s leading centres for the contemporary arts
  • Stourhead House - one of the first in the country to showcase Palladian architecture
  • The Holburne Museum - displays superb English and continental silver, porcelain, glass and Renaissance bronzes and the Picture Gallery contains works by Turner, Stubbs and Gainsborough

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Bath, Bristol & Tyntesfield

Date of Tour: June 2019

We had a great tour to Bath and Wiltshire and were exceptionally well cared for by both Val, the Tour Manager, and Stuart, the coach driver. Both were very professional, competent and friendly and the members of our group were full of praise for them both. Please pass on our thanks to them.
BW, Chalfont St Giles 
 

Date of tour: May 2017

Once again another most enjoyable and well organised tour. You and Sarah always put together a very interesting trip. The hotel was comfortable and the staff friendly and obliging.
WC, Huddersfield
 

Date of tour: April 2013

This was a most successful trip - everything went very smoothly. The hotel was a good choice, comfortable rooms and excellent food. The Blue Badge Guide of Bath was excellent. The Holburne Museum was interesting and the new extension made a very pleasant venue for afternoon tea. The American Museum was a great hit with everyone and its terrace, with a spectacular view, made a lovely place for afternoon tea. Thank you for all your help in setting up the visit.
DH, Welwyn Garden
 

Date of tour: May 2011

I have just returned from a short holiday to Somerset and neighbouring counties as arranged by your goodselves. It was thoroughly enjoyable in every way and I would like to thank Lance, our tour manager, who made it so enjoyable. I would also like to pay tribute to Paul who drove the coach impeccably. Looking forward to enjoying another of your tours in the future.
JT, Beaconsfield

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Tailor make your group tour

Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 4* hotel
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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