The Fry’s Chocolate Steam Train & Bristol Harbour Cruise

Join us for an enchanting weekend break where we discover the delights of the South West by rail and boat. We enjoy a scenic journey on the heritage Avon Valley Railway, and take a trip into yesteryear with an exclusive brake van ride hauled by the Fry’s ‘Chocolate Train,’ complete with a chocolate goodie bag! This little locomotive was built in 1928 and spent its entire working life at the famous Fry’s Somerdale Factory in Keynsham. We combine these charming journeys with a leisurely cruise around Bristol Harbour and a visit to the historic city of Bath.


Travel Options


3 Days from just £pp

Holiday Highlights

  • Return coach travel
  • 2 nights at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel with dinner & breakfast
  • Heritage train journey on the Avon Valley Railway
  • Exclusive brake van ride hauled by the Fry’s Chocolate Train (with one Fry’s Chocolate goodie bag per booking)
  • Cruise around Bristol Harbour
  • En-route visit to Bath

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Departure Date Pickup Points Hotel from Price Single Supplement  
25/09/2020 £199.00 £N/A Book Now
16/10/2020 £189.00 £N/A Book Now
Hotel

We’ll stay at a selected 3 or 4-star hotel. The comfortable rooms are en suite and other facilities include a bar and restaurant.  

Mobility Information: Your hotel will be confirmed approximately 3 weeks before departure, therefore we cannot guarantee that the hotel will have a lift and/or ground floor rooms and may be unsuitable for those with limited mobility. We will provide you with the hotel information as soon as it is known and should you have any queries on the facilities in relation to mobility, please contact us immediately.

Day 1
From a morning pickup in your local area we travel by coach to our hotel, arriving in time for dinner.

Day 2
Today we head to the quaint Bitton Station where we board our heritage steam train. From here we journey through stunning countryside along the picturesque Avon Valley Railway, which opened in 1869 as a through-route between Birmingham and the South Coast. Next we enjoy an exclusive brake van ride hauled by the Fry’s Sentinal, or the Fry’s Chocolate Train as it’s affectionately known due to its working life at Fry’s Chocolate Factory in nearby Keynsham. Following a boiler inspection it ran under its own steam for the first time in over 60 years in April 2019!

Afterwards we sit back and relax on a cruise around Bristol Harbour. Once a bustling dock where sailors and merchants would trade goods and set sail for voyages, Bristol Harbourside is now a modern combination of world-class attractions, restaurants, bars and hotels. We discover its fascinating history and contemporary culture on our leisurely cruise. 

Please note: whilst a steam locomotive is scheduled to operate the main passenger service, in the event of mechanical failure, a diesel service will be used as a substitute.

Day 3
After breakfast, we check out of the hotel and head to the beautiful city of Bath. The city has remained faithful to its Regency roots, with an abundance of elegant terraces, circuses and squares in a picturesque valley setting. The magnificent Royal Crescent is a must-see and the central square is home not only to Bath Abbey, but also the ancient Roman Baths. After enjoying some free time we continue our journey home. 

Please note: itinerary order subject to change.