Welcome to Bristol
If ever there was a British city on the rise, it's Bristol. Once a centre for heavy industry, over the last few decades the southwest's largest city has reinvented itself as a hub of culture and creativity. From Clifton's iconic suspension bridge to Brunel's groundbreaking steamship, the SS Great Britain, it's a city that's awash with historical interest. But Bristol is also known for its offbeat, alternative... Read More
Top experiences in Bristol
25-Minute Bath River Cruise including Pulteney Weir
Board your craft at Broad Quay, on the River Avon in the heart of Bath, at 10am, 3pm, or 4:30pm. On sunny days, the cockpit roof will be open to the sunshine, while on cooler days the real coal fire will keep the saloon toasty warm. As you cruise the river in this authentic and lovingly restored 1960s Broads Cruiser, your skipper will point out the key attractions. You'll see the entrance to the Kennet and Avon Canal, which links London with the Bristol Channel, and cruise under North Parade Bridge. Look out for nesting peregrine falcons at 19th-century St. John's Church, and marvel at the views of Pulteney Bridge, the rushing weir, and the city center architecture, including 17th-century Bath Abbey. From Pulteney Bridge you'll turn and head back downriver. Pass under Halfpenny Bridge and see the location where the old wharves used to stand, the central point of Bath's trading links with Bristol since the eighteenth century. Finally, return to Broad Quay where you'll disembark at either 10:25am, 3:25pm, or 4:55pm.
Brunel's SS Great Britain Entrance Ticket
Head to the SS Great Britain, nestled on the harbor just 20 minutes' walk from Bristol city center. Then, with your entrance ticket to hand, head inside to begin your independent tour. First launched in 1843, the SS Great Britain was built by Isambard Kingdom Brunel to ply the route between Bristol and New York.During your tour, explore the cabins, galleys, and saloons, and learn about life on the waves aboard the ship. Take in the sights, sounds, and smells of a Victorian voyage, and gain insight into the life and works of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. Climb the rigging, dress up in Victorian costumes, and see a working replica of the engine. Then, head below decks where the original iron hull — the oldest in the world — is preserved in time. When your independent ship tour comes to an end, visit the museum and explore 170 years of fascinating maritime heritage.
Bristol Balloon Fiesta Champagne Flight from Bristol
Come ballooning over Bristol and see the city from above!As part of your Bristol Balloon Fiesta experience you will enjoy exclusive access to the ballooning arena before your flight where your Pilot will give you a full safety briefing and you can help us to inflate the balloon before you enter the basket. You will launch along with up to 130 other balloons and fly for around an hour gently floating over Bristol's landmarks and surrounding countryside before landing and enjoying a glass of chilled Champagne to toast your flight. Your crew will collect you in the Land Rovers and take you back to the Fiesta site.You will be asked to meet at the passenger entrance of the ballooning arena where a member of the crew will collect you and take you to your balloon. The Pilot will give you a full safety briefing before the balloon is inflated and you prepare for take off.On landing the crew will have followed you with vehicles and trailers and they will meet you and pack the balloon away - most people like to be involved in this as well! Chilled Champagne, beers & soft drinks are served before returning you to the Fiesta site. Don’t forget to bring your camera!Flights take place at dusk or dawn when the winds are usually at their calmest. Morning flights meet at 5.30-5.45 am and for the evening, it is usually 5.30 pmYou need to dress suitably for a countryside walk for the time of year. You may also choose to bring a hat to protect your head from the heat of the burners! Please note ballooning is weather dependent. If your Fiesta flight is cancelled due to unsuitable weather, you will be able to join one of the flights at another time from Bristol, Bath or South Wales (Fiesta vouchers are non-refundable and are not valid for the following year's Fiesta).
Private Bristol Balloon Fiesta Champagne Flight for Two
Make your way to Ashton Court — a beautiful park outside Bristol center where the annual Bristol Balloon Fiesta takes place. On arrival, take your seat in the exclusive arena to begin your 4-hour hot-air balloon adventure. Listen to a full safety briefing from your private pilot, then perhaps lend a hand to inflate the balloon. With your hot-air balloon read to fly, climb into the basket with your partner and private pilot, and float gracefully into the skies.Along with approximately 150 other balloons, drift peacefully over Bristol and admire panoramic views over landmarks such as Bristol Cathedral, Clifton Suspension Bridge, the harbor, and the countryside beyond.Capture the action on camera, then land back on terra firma for a glass of chilled Champagne to toast your flight. Meet your crew where you land, then transfer back to the Fiesta site to conclude your private tour. Please note: ballooning is weather dependent. If your Fiesta flight is cancelled due to unsuitable weather conditions, you will be able to reschedule your flight for another time from the launch site in Bristol, Bath or South Wales. (Fiesta vouchers are non-refundable and are not valid for the following year's Fiesta).
Low Cost Private Arrival Transfer From Bristol International Airport to Bristol
Make sure everything for your trip is organized. Our driver will be there when you arrive and ensure your safe and fast transfer to Bristol without you having to worry.You will be awaited by your private driver in the arrival terminal holding in sign with your name on it. When your flight is delayed, do not worry, your driver will monitor your flight and be there when you arrived. He will then help you with your luggage and lead you to the car. Once you and the driver double-checked the location address you provided us with he will take you straight to your destination in Bristol. Enjoy the drive past the famous SS Great Britain and cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge while the driver takes you to your destination.To make sure that your transfer progresses smoothly you are asked to provide your flight number and the address of destination in Bristol when you confirm the booking. As soon as you booked you will receive a transfer voucher to present to your private driver.
Low Cost Private Arrival Transfer From Cardiff International Airport to Bristol
Relax and enjoy while your private driver leads you the way to your location in Bristol. Don’t worry about any transfer details or specifics as everything will be taken care of. Do not get confused or worried because of language barriers or other problems. Once arrived to the arrival terminal you will find your private driver awaiting you with a sign bearing your name on it. Once you made contact with your driver he will assist and direct you to the vehicle and make sure you arrive to your destination in Bristol city in comfort and safety. Enjoy a piece of mind knowing that everything is organised and enjoy the views while passing by the famous Cabot Tower or cross the Clifton Suspension Bridge.It is important that when you book you provide your flight number and the address of destination in Bristol to ensure that your trip proceeds without any problems. Once you booked you will receive a booking confirmation in the form of a travel voucher to present to your private driver.