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Avon's Calling

Avon's Calling

With a conveniently located base, this itinerary features the must-see cities of maritime Bristol and elegant Bath,

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With a conveniently located base, this itinerary features the must-see cities of maritime Bristol and elegant Bath, in addition to a stylish garden, calming canal cruise, beautiful scenic drive and Westonbirt Arboretum.



At a Glance

Painswick Rococo Garden, 45-minute canal cruise in Gloucester, SS Great Britain, Westonbirt Arboretum

Day 1

Following collection from home, join the coach for a leisurely drive to The Aztec Hotel and Spa for our four-night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

Today begins at Painswick Rococo Garden which was designed in the 1740's as a fanciful pleasure garden for the owner of Painswick House and his guests. Visitors will be delighted by the magical follies and spectacular views of the Cotswold countryside. This afternoon is to Gloucester for a canal cruise with commentary from the skipper, followed by time at leisure to explore the famous Docks. The restored warehouses make this a remarkably complete example of a Victorian port.

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Day 3

A scenic drive this morning through the Somerset Levels, Mendip Hills and Cheddar Gorge to the lovely medieval city of Wells. See the magnificent Cathedral and unique Bishop's Palace Moat and Gardens. Continue to Bristol, where the harbour side and shopping areas offer visitors a variety of attractions and retail experiences. We have included admission to Brunel's SS Great Britain, once the longest passenger ship in the world. Alternatively, if preferred, we could amend to admission to Aerospace Bristol, home of Concorde Alpha Foxtrot: the last of the iconic supersonic jets to fly.
Day 4 - Start the day at Westonbirt Arboretum, home to one of the most

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Day 4

Start the day at Westonbirt Arboretum, home to one of the most spectacular tree collections in the world, which now features a treetop walkway, accessible to all. This afternoon is time at leisure in the beautiful Georgian City of Bath. We recommend visits to the famous Royal Crescent, the Jane Austen Centre and the Roman Baths before exploring the various lanes of specialist shops.

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Day 5

After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Aztec Hotel & Spa 4*

The hotel is well located for excursions in the Bristol, Bath, Cheddar Gorge, South Cotswolds and Gloucester areas. Guest bedrooms are spacious and public areas are most welcoming.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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