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Things to Do in Bristol

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Bristol and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Bristol activities? We have 18 tour ideas.


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Attraction Tickets

20th Century Seaside Garden Estate Self-Guided Tour

Bristol, USA
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 15.00


Enjoy a self-guided tour of the estate ranked by Yankee Magazine as one of the five best public gardens in New England. Blithewold, formerly home to the Van Wickle family, is a 45-room English-style manor mansion filled with family heirlooms and framed by a series of lovely gardens and an arboretum... Read More

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Family Concert, Picnic, Crafts and Fun in Bristol

Bristol, USA
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 14.00


Blithewold`s Family Fun Fridays are the ultimate family-friendly way to enjoy an early summer afternoon. Bring a picnic, a blanket to sit on, and enjoy the show!  Dance and sing along with your family, each week, to a variety of educational and interactive musical performances.

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Bristol Rhode Island Explorer Pass

Bristol, USA
Duration: 7 days
Priced From: USD 35.00


The Bristol Explorer Pass opens the doors of 5 of unique attractions in Bristol, RI. for a of full week! Imagine a day&hellip;<ul><li>Walking along the Audubon Society's boardwalk overlooking Narraganset Bay</li><li>Picnicking in the gardens at Blithewold Mansion, Gardens &amp; Arboretum; built in the 1900s by the Van Wickle family</li><li>Chasing chickens at... Read More

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Brunel’s SS Great Britain Entrance Ticket

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 18.33


Explore the rich maritime history of Bristol with this SS Great Britain entrance ticket. Step aboard the SS Great Britain — widely considered among the most important ships of the 19th century — and relive her glory days sailing between Bristol and New York. Visit the galleys and saloons, climb the rigging, and gain insight into life on the waves during the Victorian era. Afterward, head into the Dockyard Museum... Read More

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Balloon Rides

Hot Air Balloon Flight from Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 170.22


Take to the skies for a Champagne Balloon Flight from Ashton Court in Bristol. Enjoy fabulous scenery as you float effortlessly over the beautiful city taking in the sites of the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Queens Square and other famous landmarks. Balloon rides take place at dawn or dusk and the whole experience lasts around 3-4 hours. Meet at Ashton Court Mansion house where your Pilot will give you a full safety... Read More

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Bristol Balloon Fiesta Champagne Flight from Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 327.35


Take to the skies for a Champagne Balloon Flight from the magical Bristol Balloon Fiesta in Ashton Court, Bristol. Fly in a mass ascent with over 130 hot air balloons at the 38th Bristol International Balloon Festival 11th-14th August 2016.  Dawn and Sunset Champagne VIP Balloon... Read More

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Balloon Rides

Private Bristol Balloon Fiesta Champagne Flight for Two

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 582.69


Take to the skies from Ashton Court during Europe's largest hot-air balloon show on this private 4-hour Bristol Balloon Fiesta Champagne flight for two. Help inflate your hot-air balloon for the 39th Bristol International Balloon Fiesta — 10th-13th August, 2017. Then, hop into the... Read More

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Hot Air Balloon Flight from Ashton Court

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 196.41


Enjoy the chance to fly from Ashton Court, Bristol, in a balloon which carries up to 5 passengers and the Pilot. The flight will last about and hour, then you can help to pack away the balloon and return to Ashton Court in the Land Rover, where we celebrate your flight with a glass of Champagne. The views are stunning and you will see the world famous Clifton Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain and other Bristol land marks.

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Balloon Rides

Sunrise Hot Air Balloon Flight at the Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 391.52


Enjoy the chance to fly from Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, in a balloon which carries up to 5 passengers and the Pilot. The flight will last about and hour, then you can help to pack away the balloon and return to Ashton Court in the Land Rover, where we celebrate your flight with a glass... Read More

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Balloon Rides

Summer Evening Hot Air Balloon Flight at the 2017 Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 60 minutes
Priced From: USD 391.52


Enjoy the chance to fly from Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, in a balloon which carries up to 5 passengers and the Pilot. The flight will last about and hour, then you can help to pack away the balloon and return to Ashton Court in the Land Rover, where we celebrate your flight with a glass... Read More

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Balloon Rides

Summer Evening Hot Air Balloon Flight at the 2017 Bristol Balloon Fiesta

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 360.09


Enjoy the chance to fly from Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, in a balloon which carries up to 5 passengers and the pilot. The flight will last about and hour, then you can help to pack away the balloon and return to Ashton Court in the Land Rover, where you can celebrate your flight with a... Read More

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Day Trips

Burrington Combe to Cheddar Gorge Caving and Hiking Day Tour from Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 78.57


Come and explore the famous caves of Mendip on this Burrington Combe to Cheddar Gorge day tour. If you're experiencing caving for the first time the small caves at Burrington Combe will get you hooked. If you'd like the challenge of the ascent but you're not keen on long-distance hill-walking, then... Read More

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Historical & Heritage Tours

Classic Driving Tour of Vermont in a BMW Z4

Bristol, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 173.52


For those of you that want a racier drive, try the Classic Tour. After selecting your BMW Z4, you will get two-way headset radios connected to the tour guide's radio, and you will drive off to climb up and down the Green Mountains, around sharp corners, past several waterfalls, over covered bridges and past beautiful scenery and the homestead of Robert Frost. You stop at the very funky Warren General Store for lunch and a... Read More

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BMW Z4 Driving Tour of Vermont with Picnic Lunch and Wine Tasting

Bristol, USA
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 199.69


Pick out the luxury BMW Z4 sports car that you want to drive and join in on the Picnic Tour that takes you through the spectacular Vermont countryside. Cruise the road and enjoy the views of Camel's Hump and the Champlain Valley. Listen through your headset as the guide tells you more about... Read More

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Historical & Heritage Tours

BMW Z4 Driving Tour of Vermont with Dinner

Bristol, USA
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 260.72


This unique tour of Vermont has it all- luxury driving in a BMW, spectacular Vermont scenery, history, and a delicious three-course dinner! With your local guide driving ahead, cruise the open road of the Vermont countryside and enjoy the views of Champlain Valley. With headsets and a two-way radio, your guide will delight with stories and facts about Vermont's unique history. Visit villages, mountains, lakes, and covered... Read More

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Hop On Hop Off Tours in Bristol

Bristol Hop On Hop Off Tour

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 days
Priced From: USD 22.01


Hop on and off with a 2-day ticket at most of Bristols major historical sights and museums.

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Horseback Riding

Mendip Hills Tynings to Weston-Super-Mare Pony Trekking and Hiking Day Trip from Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: 1 day
Priced From: USD 78.57


One of the best ways to enjoy Somerset – it has to be pony trekking! For a hooved adventure meet the friendly sure-footed ponies of Somerset on this full-day Tynings to Weston-Super-Mare tour.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Low Cost Private Arrival Transfer From Bristol International Airport to Bristol

Bristol, United Kingdom
Duration: Flexible
Priced From: USD 95.49


Low-cost private arrival transfer from Bristol International&nbsp;Airport (BRS) to your hotel or private address in the centre of Bristol.

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