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Heritage Bath & Ancient Wiltshire

Explore Heritage & History on this new summer tour. Relax in the historic UNESCO World Heritage city of Bath. Experience the medieval ancient cathedral city of Salisbury, cruise along the beautiful Avon, and step back 5,000 years on a visit to mystical Stonehenge.

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5 days from £799

 

DEPARTS

Monday 22 July 2024

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Explore the world famous elegant Roman city of Bath on this new tour for 2024!

  • Enjoy a visit to Iford Manor Estate with private garden entrance & cream tea

  • Explore the medieval cathedral city of Salisbury

  • Marvel at the scenery and history of The American Museum & Gardens

  • 5,000 years of history on a visit to Fascinating Stonehenge

  • Relax on a beautiful cruise along the Avon

  • Stay in heart of UNESCO World Heritage city, Bath

 

ALSO INCLUDED IN YOUR TOUR FARE

  • Dinner every evening plus 1 cream tea at Iford Manor Estate

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

We arrive in the stunning city of Bath where our hotel is conveniently situated a short walk from the railway station. In the afternoon there is time at leisure to enjoy the sights and sounds of this elegant city with its famous Roman Baths and Neoclassical Palladium buildings, before our first evening meal together.

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DAY 2

After breakfast we travel by private coach to Iford Manor Estate. Iford has a long history dating back to the Doomsday book, the estate boasts 3 miles of footpaths to explore soaking up the natural beauty and peace of the Ilford valley. We will enjoy a visit to the private Grade I registered garden with its romantic design and architecture. After taking in all the beautiful scenery, we enjoy a cream tea together before retracing our steps by private coach to Bath where we have time at leisure before we reconvene for our evening meal.

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DAY 3

This morning we take the short walk to the railway station and board our Great Western Railway service direct to Salisbury, the journey takes around 1-hour and on arrival you have free time to explore this historic city which has been welcoming visitors since 1227. At its heart is the captivating cathedral which has been a place of worship for over 800 years, its spire is the tallest in the country. The cathedral hosts a special exhibition showing one of four surviving copies of the 1215 Magna Carta. Continuing our day by private coach we make our way to the ancient, mystical Stonehenge. We explore this unique prehistoric monument, which is famous the world over, soak up the atmosphere and learn about life in a Neolithic village. After our fascinating visit we return to Bath by private coach in time for our evening meal together.

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DAY 4

Today our private coach takes us to the American Museum & Gardens. A Grade I listed building, the museum hosts collections from the USA including room sets, recreating periods of American history along with folk art and map collections. We also have access to the exhibition gallery which houses the shop selling unique themed items. We have time to explore the Grade II listed gardens set on 125 acres with stunning views across the valleys. Rejoining our private coach, we return to Bath for our afternoon cruise along the beautiful River Avon. Departing Pulteney Weir in the centre of Bath we enjoy an hour return journey upriver to the village of Bathampton, passing under Pulteney bridge and out into the Avon valley, keep your eyes peeled for swans, herons, kingfishers, and maybe even otters! On the return we have a fascinating commentary on history and points of interest. Returning to our hotel we enjoy our final evening meal together.

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DAY 5

This morning we bid farewell to beautiful Bath and our newfound friends as we make our way homeward.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

Hampton by Hilton, Bath

In the heart of Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the 4-star Hampton by Hilton hotel is less than 10 minutes from dozens of parks, museums, and historic sites. Just a quarter mile from the Roman Baths and Thermae Bath Spa, and half-mile from Bath Spa Railway Station. The hotel boasts 202 modern decorated rooms, all with 55-inch TVs, tea/coffee making facilities, laptop-sized safes, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Paddington

£959

£905

Greater London

£965

£909

South of England

N/A

£889

East Anglia

£1,035

£949

South West

£959

£895

Heart of England

£985

£919

Midlands

£1,005

£899

Yorkshire

£1,119

£969

North East

£1,225

£1,029

North West

£1,175

£985

South Wales

£885

£855

North Wales

£1,075

£925

Scotland

£1,309

£1,075

 

*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


Join & Leave at Hotel £799

 

Single Room Supplement £150

 

4 nights’ bed, breakfast & 3-course evening meal plus 1 cream tea

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed.

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

 

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