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West country Steam Railway Holiday

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Dare you whirlybird over Weston?

Holiday date: Friday, 10th June 2022
UK
England
4 days for  £649 per person
£1298 for two people sharing
Single supplement £90
Tour reference: WF4/1

Need a thrilling and uplifting West Country break - how about this? Our usual blend of steamy nostalgia is combined with, scenic, nautical and, highlight, aeronautical experiences. Heavens above, you’ll be left dizzy from this scintillating itinerary!

Holiday Highlights

Breath-taking helicopter flight over Weston-Super-Mare
Grass roots heritage at the Somerset & Dorset
Fantastic scenery in Cheddar Gorge and the Wye Valley
Maritime heritage at S.S. Great Brittain
Steam at the Avon Valley, Dean Forest and Perrygrove Railways
Informative harbour cruise in Bristol

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Friday

We are going to meet at Bristol Temple Meads, get rid of our luggage, and head straight to the Bristol Harbour district.

Here we will visit the S.S. Great Britain – the country’s first steel hulled ship, that broke record after record.

After this, an informative cruise around the harbour and out onto the Avon will complete our first afternoon.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2 - Saturday

A day of scenery starts with the awesome Cheddar Gorge as we make our way to the inimitable Somerset & Dorset Railway for a steam train ride.

More steam later as we chug alongside the Avon on the Avon Valley Railway.

Now for something very special, perhaps the highlight of this holiday!

We have managed to arrange, at great expense, helicopter rides from a helicopter museum near Weston-Super-Mare.

You will be taken up for a breath-taking flight that takes in views of the Severn Estuary and Weston-Super-Mare itself - WOW!

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 3 - Sunday

You’re certain to be flying high from yesterday so let’s continue the fun! Over the Severn we go and into the Dean Forest.

The local railway takes us through the woods to Parkend and down to Lydney – it’s a charming line.

After allowing time to lunch in Coleford we visit the Perrygrove Railway for more steamy fun before tracking back to base via the delightfully scenic Wye Valley and a stop at Tintern Abbey.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 4 - Monday

Last, but by no means least, we have a very local attraction to keep you absorbed this morning. Just down the road is Aerospace Bristol.

The project is run by the Bristol Aero Collection Trust and houses a varied collection of exhibits, including Concorde Alpha Foxtrot, the final Concorde to be built and the last to fly.

Homeward bound journeys commence from Bristol Temple Meads early afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast

Railways

Avon Valley Railway

Lovely steam train ride by the River Avon.

Dean Forest Railway

Lovely, leafy journey for 4 1/2 miles between Lydney and Parkend

Perrygrove Railway

Purpose built miniature steam line near Coleford

Somerset and Dorset Railway

Restored station and short train ride courtesy of the very friendly volunteers.

Our Hotel(s)

4 Star

The Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, Bradley Stoke, Bristol

Located outside of Bristol this is a fine hotel. All rooms are spacious (no singles!), well appointed, and set over two floors around a central garden. There is a gym, swimming pool, bar, restaurant and, best of all, super friendly staff - you are guaranteed a relaxing stay. At the Doubletree, to ensure quality of service, we will be dining in the evening together at a set time suited to the day’s itinerary.

Features and Facilities

Non-smoking rooms
Digital Key
On-site restaurant
Indoor pool
Fitness center
Room service
Radio alarm clock
Air conditioning
Black-Out Curtains
Duvet Covers
Hairdryer
Iron/ironing board
Crabtree and Evelyn(R) bath amenities
High Speed Internet-NoCharge
Tea/Coffee Making Facilities

What's included

Transport

All heritage railway rides
All public transport journeys, in standard class accommodation
Private coach transfers throughout the holiday

Entertainment

All entrances
Detailed itinerary/information pack
Services of courier throughout

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

Treats

Breath-taking helicopter flight over Weston- Super-Mare

What's not included

Travel to/from the holiday start point
Personal holiday insurance
Porterage
Lunches
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