One of the fastest growing genres of travel in the 21st Century is Wellness Holidays. Taking some time out to relax, unwind and soak yourself in a mineral rich pool of water has become the must do when visiting any luxury hotel, resort or destination. However, those clever Romans were doing this 2,000 years ago! “What have the Romans ever done for us” I hear the cast of Monty Python cry…..the answer is BATH!
The City of Bath is the largest city in Somerset, England and is actually one big UNESCO World Heritage Site. Founded by the Romans in the 1st Century AD as a thermal spa, Bath became an important centre of the wool industry in the Middle Ages. In the 18th century, under George III, it developed into an elegant town with neoclassical Palladian buildings, which blend surprisingly well with the Roman baths. These days, tourists flock to the city to see the famous Roman Baths, The Royal Crescent, The Circus and the spectacular Abbey.
As usual, here is your chance to visit Bath, by booking yourself on to this weeks Cruise Deal!…
This weeks offer sees you fly from Australia on the 22nd August, arriving in London, UK. You’ll collect your hire car and drive the short 19km from Heathrow Airport to the royal city of Windsor. The most perfect hotel awaits you, just yards from the famous Windsor Castle. 2 nights in Windsor is plenty to explore this fascinating destination.
Leaving Windsor you take a leisurely drive through the English countryside (you may choose to make the side trip to Stonehenge) arriving in Bath. Once again, a your hotel is in the perfect location, withing walking distance of all the major sites. Another 2 night stay will help you take it all in.
Saying farewell to Bath, it is a short 30 minute drive to the nearby city of Bristol to drop off your hire car and enjoy a final hotel night before your cruise the next morning. A transfer is provided to take you to the nearby Avonmouth Pier to embark the intimate 1,250 passenger Magellan of Cruise & Maritime Voyages
A 10 night British Isles Discovery cruise awaits, with a fantastic opportunity to really appreciate some of the beautiful scenery, fascinating history and ancient cultures of the British Isles. On this fascinating cruise Magellan visits stunning Scottish Islands, charming Guernsey in the beloved Channel Islands, and the remote Isles of Scilly. Discover picturesque harbours, and historic castles, Ireland’s fair capital and a corner of France to complete this wonderful cruise.
BRISTOL – SEA DAY – PORTREE (ISLE OF SKYE) – KIRKWALL (ORKNEY ISLANDS) – SEA DAY – HONFLEUR (FRANCE) – ST. PETER PORT (GUERNSEY) – ST. MARY’S (SCILLY ISLES) – DUBLIN (IRELAND *OVERNIGHT STAY*) – BRISTOL
Just some of the highlights of this cruise include…
- From Portree, visit Eilean Donan or Dunvegan, two of Scotland’s most iconic castles
- Skara Brae, a beautifully preserved Neolitic village, is Orkney’s oldest monument
- In picturesque Honfleur, take a stroll along the sea walls from the old port to the beach
- Discover the lovely bays and hidden coves of Guernsey’s beautiful southern coastline
- Although only 28 miles from Land’s End, sub-tropical Scilly has a tranquillity and quality of life very different from the mainland
Finally a transfer is provided to take you from the pier to Bristol Rail Station, and a train ride back to Heathrow for your journey back to Australia….
This is a wonderful 15 day fly, cruise and stay programme is an absolute steal at just $4,399 per person! It is also completely flexible if you would like to spend longer in Windsor or Bath, or visit the relatives anywhere in the UK, just speak to the crew at Travel Masters and they can customise it all for you.
Now, here is a few BONUS inclusions. Mention that you hear this deal on the National Cruise & Travel Show, and we will include breakfast in your hotel stays in Windsor, Bath and Bristol. PLUS, we will also include Hop-On-Hop-Off sightseeing bus tickets in both Windsor and Bath so you don’t have to wear your heals down exploring these amazing cities!