Splendour of the South West with a Theatre Trip

The South West of England is a beautiful part of the country and on this break we explore some of the region’s gems. We visit Longleat House, one of the finest examples of Elizabethan architecture in Britain, as well as the Grade-1 listed Italianate Peto Garden, which boasts impressive views of the Frome River valley. This is combined with time in iconic Bath, where we learn more of this unique city’s Georgian connections, and a memorable trip to the theatre in one of England’s most vibrant cities, Bristol. 


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Holiday Highlights

  • 4 nights at the 4-star Aztec Hotel and Spa, Bristol with dinner & breakfast
  • Porterage
  • Welcome drink
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Longleat House, Wells, Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, Bowood House, Bath – No.1 Royal Crescent & The Peto Garden
  • Guided tour and lunch* at Longleat House
  • Private guided tour and lunch* at Bowood House
  • Private out-of-hours guided tour of The Peto Garden
  • Theatre ticket for an evening performance in Bristol
  • Themed evening talk from a guest speaker
  • Accompanied by a caring and knowledgeable Tour Manager throughout

    *Please inform us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements.
  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at the 4-star Aztec Hotel and Spa, Bristol with dinner & breakfast
  • Porterage
  • Welcome drink
  • After dinner tea and coffee at the hotel
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Longleat House, Wells, Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, Bowood House, Bath – No.1 Royal Crescent & The Peto Garden
  • Guided tour and lunch* at Longleat House
  • Private guided tour and lunch* at Bowood House
  • Private out-of-hours guided tour of The Peto Garden
  • Theatre ticket for an evening performance in Bristol
  • Themed evening talk from a guest speaker
  • Accompanied by a caring and knowledgeable Tour Manager throughout

    *Please inform us at the time of booking of any special dietary requirements.

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Aztec Hotel and Spa

The 4-star Aztec Hotel and Spa is located just a few miles from the centre of Bristol. The hotel offers contemporary surroundings with elegant bedrooms, a bar and restaurant while the extensive spa facilities include an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and fitness centre.

Single Supplements Apply

Sunday: Arrival
We check in to the Aztec Hotel and Spa in the afternoon. Later, we enjoy a welcome drinks reception hosted by our tour manager.

Monday: Longleat House, Wells & Bishop’s Palace and Gardens
We begin the day with a visit to Longleat House which is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain. Substantially completed by 1580 and now home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, Longleat House is set within 900 acres of stunning ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland. We take a guided tour around the house before enjoying an included lunch.

Afterwards we venture to Wells, located at the foot of the Mendip Hills. England’s smallest city boasts a magnificent cathedral while the eclectic mix of historic buildings and narrow streets adds to the atmosphere. We also spend time at the Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, which in 2020 are celebrating 800 years since construction began on the palace. The 14 acres of gardens here are a haven of serenity and there is time to explore at your leisure, and marvel at the spectacular moat. 

After dinner this evening, we enjoy an interesting themed talk from a guest speaker.

Tuesday: Bowood House & Theatre Performance in Bristol
Today we head to Bowood House. Family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, Bowood houses a unique collection of historical artefacts and family heirlooms built up over 250 years; from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection. Outside are 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. After our private guided tour, we enjoy lunch here before returning to our hotel to freshen up.

After an early dinner at our hotel, we make the short journey into the centre of Bristol, straddling the River Avon. Here we enjoy our evening theatre performance.

Wednesday: Bath – No.1 Royal Crescent & The Peto Garden
Once home to Jane Austen, Bath has remained faithful to its Regency roots and today we visit No.1 Royal Crescent. This beautiful Georgian town house creates a wonderful picture of life for both the wealthy and their servants in Georgian Bath. Afterwards, there is some free time to find lunch and explore Bath further. You might wish to visit the famous Roman Baths, impressive Abbey or grand Pump Rooms (please note that extra charges apply for these visits).

In the afternoon we head to The Peto Garden at Iford Manor. These Italian-style gardens were designed by Harold Peto, who lived at Iford Manor from 1899 until his death in 1933. The landscape is characterised by terraces, impressive sculptures and stunning views of the valley. We enjoy an exclusive, out-of-hours guided tour.

Thursday: Departure
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel for our journey home.

Please note: in order to accommodate your theatre performance the itinerary order is subject to change.

Club Class Home Collection

Door to Door Service from just £99 per person

Take advantage of our brand new, stress free departure option of "Club Class Home Collection Service". With this luxury service, a uniformed chauffeur will collect you from home and transfer you to the hotel, airport or cruise port in top specification cars or MPV's then at the end of your holiday they will be waiting to whisk you home again.

Please note: On some journeys we may collect other customers en-route who are travelling on the same holiday as yourself. The maximum number of pickups would be your plus two more with a maximum of six people in the vehicle. Journeys over 2.5 hours will include comfort breaks and complimentary bottles water is provided. All vehicles are fitted with satellite navigation and tracking devices. Service available from addresses in mainland England only, one pickup per booking. Service operating in partnership with Club Class Chauffeurs.
Round Trip Mileage Price (pp)
Up to 100 miles £99
101 - 150 £135
151 - 200 £175
201 - 250 £225
251 - 300 £250
301 - 350 £280
Single Traveller Supplement Additional 75%
Longer journey prices on request

Sunday: Arrival
We check in to the Aztec Hotel and Spa in the afternoon. Later, we enjoy a welcome drinks reception hosted by our tour manager.

Monday: Longleat House, Wells & Bishop’s Palace and Gardens
We begin the day with a visit to Longleat House which is widely regarded as one of the best examples of high Elizabethan architecture in Britain. Substantially completed by 1580 and now home to the 7th Marquess of Bath, Longleat House is set within 900 acres of stunning ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland. We take a guided tour around the house before enjoying an included lunch.

Afterwards we venture to Wells, located at the foot of the Mendip Hills. England’s smallest city boasts a magnificent cathedral while the eclectic mix of historic buildings and narrow streets adds to the atmosphere. We also spend time at the Bishop’s Palace and Gardens, which in 2020 are celebrating 800 years since construction began on the palace. The 14 acres of gardens here are a haven of serenity and there is time to explore at your leisure, and marvel at the spectacular moat. 

After dinner this evening, we enjoy an interesting themed talk from a guest speaker.

Tuesday: Bowood House & Theatre Performance in Bristol
Today we head to Bowood House. Family home of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, Bowood houses a unique collection of historical artefacts and family heirlooms built up over 250 years; from Queen Victoria’s wedding chair to Napoleon’s death mask and an extensive art collection. Outside are 100 acres of beautiful parkland, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown. After our private guided tour, we enjoy lunch here before returning to our hotel to freshen up.

After an early dinner at our hotel, we make the short journey into the centre of Bristol, straddling the River Avon. Here we enjoy our evening theatre performance.

Wednesday: Bath – No.1 Royal Crescent & The Peto Garden
Once home to Jane Austen, Bath has remained faithful to its Regency roots and today we visit No.1 Royal Crescent. This beautiful Georgian town house creates a wonderful picture of life for both the wealthy and their servants in Georgian Bath. Afterwards, there is some free time to find lunch and explore Bath further. You might wish to visit the famous Roman Baths, impressive Abbey or grand Pump Rooms (please note that extra charges apply for these visits).

In the afternoon we head to The Peto Garden at Iford Manor. These Italian-style gardens were designed by Harold Peto, who lived at Iford Manor from 1899 until his death in 1933. The landscape is characterised by terraces, impressive sculptures and stunning views of the valley. We enjoy an exclusive, out-of-hours guided tour.

Thursday: Departure
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel for our journey home.

Please note: in order to accommodate your theatre performance the itinerary order is subject to change.