Bristol Private Walking Tour
The Floating Harbour
Brunel's SS Great Britain
The Guided Tour
Take a private walking tour for a group of up to 16 people and be introduced to the world famous maritime city of Bristol.
Tours are hosted by professional and internationally respected Blue Badge registered, fully insured, Institute of Tourist Guiding qualified guides. They will ensure you take away a full understanding of Bristol and show them the must-see highlights.
The private group walking tour is informative, interesting, entertaining, and historically correct. Choose from a morning (10.30am) or afternoon (2.00pm) departure time. Although mainly flat, this tour will involve a few steps and slight incline.
Millennium Square - here, you will see a number of large water features and bronze statues, including figures of the Bristol-born actor Cary Grant and the Quaker William Penn. Surrounding the Square are many attractions, looking at Bristol’s historic and industrial past, including the warehouse known as the M Shed. This building tells the story of Bristol, spanning 1000 years and its influence and global connections, from recent aviation achievements, including the creation of the iconic Concorde, Bristol’s role in the African slave trade of the 1700’s and references to why you can find a building with the names of Bristol in many locations throughout the world.
The Floating Harbour - The original port of Bristol, now known as the Floating Harbour covers an area of 70 acres (28 hectares) and has existed for over 700 years, but was developed into its current form just over 200 years ago by providing a tidal by-pass for the rivers Avon and Frome. It was here that John Cabot sailed in 1497 and to many, became the real discoverer of the New World, when he landed in Newfoundland. The ocean-going replica of his ship, the Matthew, is normally moored here, often along with many other colourful boats and ships of varying sizes and ages.
Bristol Cathedral - A stunning church, build in a combination of Gothic styles, with elements dating back 1000 years. It is located on a knoll just above the old harbour in the lovely area of College Green and is juxtaposed close by with wall paintings from Bristol’s Street Art scene, with examples from world renowned artists, including Banksy.
SS Great Britain (viewed from across the water) - She was the longest passenger ship in the world from 1845 to 1854 and was designed for service between Bristol and New York City. This was the first ship to be constructed of iron and use a propeller and to combine these features in a large ocean-going ship. She was the first iron steamer to cross the Atlantic Ocean, which she did in 1845.
£150 (Based on 16 people max)
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