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Heritage Railways of the Cotswolds & Avon Valley

Set amid 30 acres of pristine Wiltshire landscapes, the 4-star Blunsdon House offers the perfect base for a discovery of the Cotswolds and Avon Valley. The hotel’s restaurant serves delectable à la carte cuisine, rooms are stylishly decorated with modern touches, and a fantastic range of leisure facilities ensure you leave feeling refreshed. From here, we’ll explore the very best of the West Country, from breathtaking landscapes to nostalgic rail journeys. Enjoy a unique mix of rich history and stunning scenery as we ride along Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, visit renowned attractions such as Brunel’s SS Great Britain and the Museum of the Great Western Railway, and discover charming Broadway.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

5 days from £595pp

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  • Coach Excursions
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Itinerary

Make your own way to our hotel, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Includes Dinner

After a leisurely breakfast, our coach takes us to Bristol to discover Brunel's masterpiece, the SS Great Britain. Once the world’s biggest passenger ship when it was in service, enjoy time to explore the painstakingly restored ship, captivating dry dock and original settlement. The quaint courtyards feature a charming variety of shops, pubs, modern outlets and stylish cafés.

Our journey continues, with the coach taking us towards Swindon's Museum of the Great Western Railway. Housed in a stunningly renovated Grade II listed railway building, this museum stands in the heart of what once was the Swindon railway hub. Learn more about the men and women who built, operated and travelled on the Great Western Railway, see iconic locomotives, experience a unique train simulator, and work the signals in the interactive signal box.

We return by coach to our hotel for dinner this evening.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Brunel's SS Great Britain Museum of the Great Western Railway

Today, our coach takes us to the elegant town of Cheltenham, where we hop aboard the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway. Operated by volunteers, this heritage railway runs along the border of Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Travelling between Cheltenham Racecourse and Broadway, enjoy panoramic views of tranquil villages, the distant Malvern Hills, and the stunning countryside – expect to see some of the most spectacular scenery in the Cotswolds.

Our arrival in Broadway, you’ll have time at leisure to explore this postcard-worthy village. Be sure to wander down the scenic high street with its towering chestnut trees, period houses and honey-coloured cottages.

We return to the hotel by coach and enjoy dinner this evening.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway Broadway

Our day begins with a coach journey to Bristol. Here, we enjoy a ride on the Bristol Packet Boat, cruising smoothly through the Docks.

Later, we continue to Bitton Station, where we board the Avon Valley Railway for a fantastic journey. Settle into the lovingly restored carriages and locomotives, taking in the scenery as we ride along the re-laid Bitton track. Enjoy an included traditional English cream tea at your seat whilst we pass by beautiful rolling landscapes and the River Avon.

We return to our hotel by coach later this afternoon and enjoy dinner at the hotel.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Bristol Packet Boat Trip Avon Valley Railway with English Cream Tea

After breakfast, it is time to check out of the hotel and make your own way home.

Includes Breakfast

*Please note: We cannot guarantee that all our rail journeys will be steam hauled and the running order of the itinerary may change depending on availability. The final itinerary will be confirmed in your final Travel Documents.*

Single Room Supplement from £150.00 (5 days).

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the Blunsdon House Hotel, Best Western Premier Collection.

Best Western Premier Collection Blunsdon House

Nestled within 30 acres of gorgeous Wiltshire countryside, the 4-star Blunsdon House, a Best Western Premier Collection hotel, awaits you in the charming village of Broad Blunsdon. Discover a haven of relaxation and indulgence with two restaurants and three bars, offering the perfect setting to unwind, and enjoy a refreshing drink after a day of exploration. Stroll through the captivating grounds, visit the lovely nearby villages and local landmarks, or enjoy the excellent shopping facilities of the town. The hotel boasts free Wi-Fi, a gym, indoor pool, steam room and sauna (extra charges may apply, please pay locally).

Hotel Facilities

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Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Free Wifi
  • Ensuite Facilities
General
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
Accessibility
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Service
  • Gym
Hotel
  • Swimming Pool
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Travel Options

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Combine the experience of a group tour with the independence of travelling at your leisure to our hotel.

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