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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 Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

    2. Bristol Like a Local: Customized Private Tour

    With a customized tour, you’ll skip the mundane historical tours and discover the city through a local’s eyes. Experience a tour that will transform the way you travel to make it as much about the people you meet, as it is the places you see. Our local guides (Lokafyers) are passionate about their city and eager to share their knowledge and perspective. Since Lokafyers are not professional guides and tour occasionally, they provide an experience that’s authentic and personal, like a friend showing you around their city. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel comfortable navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Through conversations with your Lokaf...

    We would thoroughly recommend Beth as a guide around Bristol. She was very knowledgeable and very engaging.

  • Bristol: Self-Guided Sightseeing Audio Tour

    3. 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

    4. 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.

  • From Bristol: Stonehenge and Bath Private Day Tour

    5. From Bristol: Stonehenge and Bath Private Day Tour

    After getting picked up  from your accommodation in Bristol at 8:30 AM you will be driven by private car to Stonehenge. Your private guide will take you around the Stonehenge Visitor Centre to explain about the history of the ancient monument. Walk around the stone circle and see interesting features while your guide explains the stories behind the stones. There will be plenty of opportunities for photos to show family and friends. On route to Bath you will stop to have lunch at a charming village pub. Your local guide will take you to their favourite viewpoint of Bath to give you a great perspective of the city before you explore the UNESCO World Heritage City of Bath on foot.  See all of the famous buildings and streets in Bath such as the Royal Crescent, Pulteney Bridge, and the city's hot springs which are the only hot springs in the country. You will hear about the interesting sto...

  • From Bristol: Private Half-Day City Tour of Bath

    6. From Bristol: Private Half-Day City Tour of Bath

    Your guide will collect you from your accommodation in Bristol or a central location in the city and drive you to the beautiful city of Bath.  First you will visit a viewpoint overlooking Bath to give you a great perspective of the city, before exploring the centre of Bath by foot. You will be shown the location of the city's hot springs, the only hot springs in the country.  See Bath's famous buildings such as the Royal Crescent and Pulteney Bridge. Your guide will tell you about the interesting stories behind these and some of Bath's famous residents. At the end of the tour you will be driven back to Bristol.

    Daniel was an excellent companion to take us around Bath and tell us about the history about the city. This trip was great to learn about the city and it will be really helpful to navigate whenever I visit the next time. Wishing him good luck!

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What people are saying about Bristol

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

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