Welcome to Bristol & Bath

Bristol

A UNESCO Creative City of Film famed for its passionate character, maritime history and its sustainable approach that earned the European Green Capital status in 2015, Bristol has created its own distinctive identity.

Visitors are attracted to the city’s year-round festivals, award-winning cycle tracks, gastronomy in rejuvenated warehouses, stunning cityscapes and inspiring street art.

The city is easy to navigate on foot with boat transfers regularly available. Well connected, Bristol has two mainline train stations, plus Bristol Airport is just a 20-minute drive out of the city centre.

Hot air balloons over the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, South West England

Hot air balloons over the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol, South West England © Gary Newman

 

Bath

Bath is an ancient spa town built for pleasure and relaxation and has been a wellbeing destination since the Roman times. It is the only place in the UK where you can bathe in naturally thermal waters.

With stunning honey-coloured architecture straight out of a Jane Austen novel, the city has history built into its foundations. Bath’s compact, visitor-friendly centre is overflowing with things to do, from bathing in the spas’ naturally warm thermal waters, to exploring the many museums and galleries, not to mention plenty of places to eat and drink, and some of the finest independent shops in Britain.

Bristol and Bath are two cities’ with complementary natures. This trip will highlight why Bristol and Bath complement each other and are ideal destinations for meetings, events and incentive travel.

The Royal Crescent, Bath

The Royal Crescent, Bath, South West England © Visit Bath

 

How to get to Bristol & Bath

Airport: Bristol Airport

- Direct flights from a wide range of European destinations.

- Direct flights from major hubs - Dublin and Amsterdam for US attendees.

Mainline rail stations: Bristol Temple Meads / Bath Spa (locations are just 10 minutes apart).

Alternatives

London Heathrow Airport: Direct coach transfer (2hrs 45mins).

Train: Heathrow Express – London Paddington (25mins) – London Paddington – Bristol Temple Meads (1hr 40mins) – Total train time 2hrs 5mins.

Cardiff Airport: Transfer by train – Airport – Cardiff Central (41mins) – Cardiff Central – Bristol Temple Meads (53 mins) - Total train time 1hr 47mins.

To ICC Celtic Manor Wales: 35 min private coach journey from the final destination.

 

Day 1 – Monday, 20 April 2020

Upon Arrival: Check in followed by an Informal lunch at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel. 

13:30-16:30: Guided walking tour of Bristol, discover stories of Bristol’s past and present and explore some of the cities most famous sites. 

16:30 – 17:15: Experience Brunel’s SS Great Britain, the worlds first luxury cruise liner & Being Brunel a museum of the famous engineer's life.

17:15-19:15: Time at leisure.

19:30 – 21:30: Dinner at the The Avon Gorge by Hotel du Vin. A stunning hotel overlooking the iconic Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Brunel's SS Great Britain docked in Bristol

Brunel's SS Great Britain docked in Bristol, South West England © Meet Bristol Convention Bureau

 

Day 2 – Tuesday, 21 April 2020

09:00 – 11:00: Street art & Spray tour - A tour of Bristol’s world renowned street art, followed by the opportunity to create your own masterpiece.

Train to Bath Spa (10 mins).

11:45: - 12:45: Guided walking tour of Bath, learn about the cities history. 

12:45 – 14:15: Light lunch or afternoon tea at the Royal Crescent Hotel, a luxury 5* property with an award winning spa. 

14:30 – 15:45: Explore the elegant The Assembly Rooms followed by a visit to the iconic Roman Baths. Located in the heart of the City of Bath World Heritage Site, consists of the remarkably preserved remains of one of the greatest religious spas of the ancient world. The city’s unique thermal springs rise in the site and the Baths still flow with natural hot water.

16:00: Train back to Bristol.

16:15 – 18:45: Time at leisure.

19:00: Dinner at the Bristol Old Vic. Built in 1766 the Bristol Old Vic is the oldest continuously working theatre in the English-speaking world.

Roman Baths, Bath, South West England

Roman Baths, Bath, South West England © Visit Bath

 

Day 3 – Wednesday, 22 April 2020

09:30 – 10:15: Visit the Wave – Learn about the experiences available.

One of Bristol’s newest experience offering and the UK’s first inland surf lake powered by Wavegarden Cove technology (opening in Bristol in Autumn 2019).

10:30 – 11:15: Visit Aerospace Bristol with the chance to board Concorde.

Aerospace Bristol is one of Bristol’s newest museums and home to the last Concorde to ever fly, built in Bristol. 

12:00 – 13:30: Lunch at De Vere Tortworth Court. A stunning luxury country estate with grounds for private parties and activities.

13:30 – 14:05: Travel to ICC Wales / Celtic Manor by private coach.

 

27 Feb 2020(last updated)
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