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Jane Austen's Bath & Bristol

Jane Austen's Bath & Bristol

Thu 20 July 2017: Our tour visits sites with strong associations with one of the most influential women of the last 200 years: Jane Austen

Jane Austen, the national treasure and iconic Georgian novelist responsible for such classics as ‘Pride and Prejudice’, ‘Emma’, ‘Persuasion’ and ‘Northanger Abbey’, has strong links with Bristol and Bath. She resided in Bath between 1801 and 1806 and our itinerary includes visit to sites with strong associations with one of the most influential women of the last 200 years.

 

Your Holiday Includes

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Blaise Castle House Museum

  • Jane Austen Centre Bath

  • Bath Open Top Bus Tour

  • Guided tour of Bristol

  • Entrance toSS Great Britain

  • Entrance to Bowood House & Gardens

Not included: All lunches

 

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Thursday

We head south to Bristol calling at the Blaise Castle House Museum. Set in 400 acres of parkland it is home to a superb social history collection. Discover everyday objects from centuries past, including Victorian toilets and baths, kitchen and laundry equipment, model trains, dolls, toys and period costumes. The folly castle here was immortalised in Jane Austen's 'Northanger Abbey' and was described as 'the finest place in England'. From here it is a short drive to our hotel and our 4-night stay.

Friday

After breakfast we visit Bath. Jane Austen knew Bath as a thriving spa resort popular with fashionable society. We commence with a visit to the Jane Austen Centre in Gay Street - A small museum dedicated to celebrating the life of Bath's most famous resident. After our visit we are free to explore Bath at leisure. To allow you to see more of this splendid Georgian City we include tickets for the Open Top 'Hop-on, Hop-Off' bus tour.

Saturday

This morning we make the short journey into Bristol where we collect our guide and enjoy a tour of this historic maritime city. Later, we visit Brunel's SS Great Britain, the world's first great ocean liner. Dating from 1843 we can discover what life was like for Victorian passengers and crew.

Sunday

Today we travel to the picturesque Wiltshire village of Lacock, well known for its Abbey. From here, we continue to Bowood House and Gardens, the magnificent home to the Marquis of Lansdowne. Set in glorious Capability Brown parkland, with terraced gardens and sloping lawns leading to the 40-acre lake beyond

Monday

We commence our return journey, arriving home during the afternoon.

Your Hotel

The Hilton Hotel, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

The hotel is located around 8 miles north of Bristol. Facilities include Restaurant, lounge bar, Indoor swimming pool & Fitness Centre. Mobility Grade: 4 – The hotel and its locality are generally level. No lift but hotel has 2 floors only with ground floor rooms available.

 

Hotel Facilities:

               

· Restaurant

· Indoor Pool, Fitness Centre

· En Suite Bedrooms 

· TV 

· Hairdryer 

· Hospitality Tray 

· No Lift

 

Duration, Departure Dates & Price

 

5 Day Tour

Thursday 20 – Monday 24 July 2017 – £485

 

Tour Departs: 9.30am

Returns By: 4.00pm

 

Times are approximate

    

Supplements

 

Single Room: £100

Holiday Insurance: £24.50

 

Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain and Europe.

 

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