Somerset; Seaside, Sailing & Steam

Somerset; Seaside, Sailing & Steam





5 DAYS FROM £367


Situated in England’s West Country, Somerset is a county for all seasons. Awash with history, the region has attractions to suit all tastes from the long sweeping beaches of the coastal resorts to the Levels and Moors of the countryside where traditional crafts such as willow making are still practiced today. Much upgraded in recent years, Weston-Super-Mare still features all the traditional seaside attractions including the famous donkeys! The wide sweep of Weston Beach has miles of safe bathing and there is a level promenade boasting superb views over the Bristol Channel.


New for 2018, our base here is the family run SMITHS HOTEL which is located in an unrivalled position on the Promenade just a few minutes stroll from the town centre. Features of the hotel include a restaurant and comfortable lounge/bar in which to relax. All of the en suite bedrooms are attractively furnished and have tv, telephone and hospitality tray. There is evening entertainment each night and a passenger lift serves all floors.


Monday 10th September
Departing Newark we travel south via an extended lunch break in Stratford-upon-Avon of approximately 2 hours before joining the motorway system so into Somerset and our base at Weston-Super-Mare.

Tuesday 11th – Thursday 13th September
Scheduled excursions during our stay will include the following:
• Full day tour including a journey aboard the West Somerset Steam Railway to the coast at Minehead. After an afternoon at leisure here our coach will then collect us for the return journey to our hotel.
• Free day at leisure in Weston-Super-Mare.
• Full day tour including a morning visit to the pretty coastal town of Portishead and free time in the Marina with its variety of bars and cafés overlooking the many boats and yachts moored here. In the afternoon we travel to Bristol for a river cruise down the scenic Avon Gorge. You will be able to view the SS Great Britain and sail under the magnificent Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Friday 14th September
Departing after breakfast, we return via scenic Bourton-on-the-Water, so home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £367 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Please note – there is NO single room supplement but these are limited in number

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 mile radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of our brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements.



Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout, including excursions as mentioned in the tour itinerary

Welcome cup of tea/coffee on arrival

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Smiths Hotel

Ride aboard the West Somerset Steam Railway

River cruise along the Avon Gorge



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable)

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
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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