Bristol
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  • Bristol: Blackbeard to Banksy Guided Walking Tour

    1. Bristol: Blackbeard to Banksy Guided Walking Tour

    Uncover Bristol's historic downtown area on a two-hour tour with an expert guide. Begin your tour outside Bristol Cathedral on College Green, an imposing medieval church built in the 12th century. As you walk through the downtown core, hear about the origins of the city, where it first started, and its medieval center. You'll then continue on to the Norman castle site, situated strategically between the River Avon and River Frome. See evidence of blitz damage, perpetrated by the Nazis against Bristol during the Second World War.  Throughout, you'll learn about Banksy, Brunel, Blackbeard, and many other of Bristol's famous residents (whose names may or may not start with a B). Hear bizarre echoes and finally finish on Bristol's historic harborside after seeing the smallest, largest, and most beautiful pieces of street art in the city.

    The tour was a really great way to get to know the city better. I went on it with friend because we were starting Uni in Bristol 2 months later and this tour really showed me what a vibrant and beautiful city Bristol was. The tour guide was amazing! He knew everything about the places we visited and made sure to keep us entertained as well along the way. I would fully recommend this tour if you want to learn more about this city or just if you want to see all the beautiful street art and architecture Bristol has to offer.

  • Bristol: Self-Guided Sightseeing Audio Tour

    2. Bristol: Self-Guided Sightseeing Audio Tour

    The tour begins on Bristol Bridge and tells the story of Bristol’s beginnings. Learn how the city got its name, then stroll to Castle Park, the site of the original Anglo-Saxon settlement. Arrive in the Old City area of Bristol next, and learn about its fascinating history. Explore the charming Saint Nicholas Markets then pass through the only remaining city gate. Check out the area where the See No Evil Street Festival was held, and admire the gray buildings that have been brightened up by artists from across the world. Continue onto the Christmas Steps and then Colston Hall. Arrive at Bristol’s oldest pub, then pass by two of Banksy’s most famous pieces of street art. Stop by Bristol Cathedral, followed by a stroll around the College Green. Continue onto the historic Bristol Docks, then visit the famous Old Vic where you can grab a bite to eat. Along the way, listen to your audio gu...

    Very informative. A great way to get an overview of the city. Very good value for money.

  • Bristol: Street Art City Exploration Game

    3. Bristol: Street Art City Exploration Game

    Explore the wonderful street art that makes Bristol so vibrant with this exciting interactive experience. Play as a travel blogger that is back in your home city and looking for a lost love.

    Decipher graffiti messages to find the renowned and secretive street artist, known as 4D, who is your long lost love. Solve challenges to be guided to your next location.

    Starts at the Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel and be immersed in this experience for 1.5-2 hours. Pause and save the game to explore at your own pace. Finish the activity at Charlotte Street.

    Play in a large group or in several smaller groups that compete against each other. Combine a love for art and travel with a fun game with this unique app.

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What people are saying about Bristol

The tour was a really great way to get to know the city better. I went on it with friend because we were starting Uni in Bristol 2 months later and this tour really showed me what a vibrant and beautiful city Bristol was. The tour guide was amazing! He knew everything about the places we visited and made sure to keep us entertained as well along the way. I would fully recommend this tour if you want to learn more about this city or just if you want to see all the beautiful street art and architecture Bristol has to offer.

Fantastic tour! Luke was absolutely brilliant. Very knowledgeable, clearly passionate and also has a great sense of humour. Time allocated and the pace was brilliant, enjoyed every minute of it! Amazing value too!

Luke was super informative….we learned a lot….would never have seen everything by ourselves…..well worth it

Very informative. A great way to get an overview of the city. Very good value for money.

Good tour, very interesting and knowledgeable and friendly guide. Highly recommend