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Bath: Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Prosecco

1. Bath: Sightseeing Boat Cruise with Prosecco

See the highlights of Bath from the water on a shared or private cruise on a restored 1960s cruiser. Choose the standard option to enjoy two glasses of Prosecco as you lounge in the sun or by the coal fire. Celebrate your party or get-together with the bottomless Prosecco and gin tasting cruise options. On sunny days, enjoy an open cockpit roof on the boat, or stay cozy and warm with a real coal fire on cooler days. As you enjoy your trip onboard an authentic, restored 1960s small cruiser, your skipper will point out the key attractions.  See the entrance to the Kennet and Avon Canal, which links London with the Bristol Channel, and cruise under North Parade Bridge.  Look out for nesting peregrine falcons at the 19th-century St. John’s Church, and see Pulteney Bridge, the rushing weir, and the city center architecture, including the 17th-century Bath Abbey. For standard private and shared tour options, enjoy your view with two glasses of Prosecco while you pass under Halfpenny Bridge and see the location where the old wharves used to stand, the central point of Bath’s trading links with Bristol since the 18th century. Private Bottomless Prosecco Cruise For groups, parties, and other celebrations, pump up the part with the private bottomless Prosecco cruise option. Keep the prosecco flowing as you keep the party going. Enjoy access to the onboard music system to play all your favorite tunes. Private Gin Tasting Cruise Alternatively, sip a G&T with friends with the private gin tasting cruise option. Cranking up the music of your choice and sip on signature boat cocktails. Sit back as your guides talk you through three spirit samples from the Gin collection, all before raising a toast with your favorite gin and mixer.

Wonders of Wiltshire (Interactive Guidebook)

2. Wonders of Wiltshire (Interactive Guidebook)

This online travel guidebook helps you create a bespoke road trip to help with planning your break before you travel and when you are on your break. Explore the wonders of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Stonehenge and Avebury, where ancient stone circles and historic mysteries await discovery. Discover the rich history of Devizes, home to attractions like the Wiltshire Museum and bustling markets, as well as nearby breweries and other local gems. Experience the marvels of the Kennet and Avon Canal, including the impressive Caen Hill Locks, a testament to canal engineering and history. Immerse yourself in the charm of Wiltshire's market towns and villages, offering bustling markets, historic architecture, and quaint streetscapes. Indulge in shopping at independent boutiques and artisanal stores, then relax in cosy pubs or cafes while enjoying local cuisine and atmosphere. Embark on scenic walks through picturesque villages and along the Ridgeway, or explore the tranquil countryside of the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Visit Swindon for a blend of modern amenities, cultural attractions like the STEAM Museum, and easy access to stunning countryside adventures. Marvel at Wiltshire's iconic white horses, ancient hill figures etched into chalk hillsides, showcasing stylised designs and cultural heritage. Discover the timeless beauty of Salisbury, with its majestic cathedral, historic streets, and medieval allure, offering a captivating experience for visitors. Access this Wonder of Wiltshire road trip online on 2 devices (mobile, tablet or desktop) for 12 months to help with planning your break before you travel, as well as on your holiday. Wiltshire: • The suggested mapped route on the online guidebook is fully flexible meaning it will help you plan your trip with places to go and things to see and do, whether from 3 to 14 days • The route is a fully flexible route that allows you to explore West and East Wiltshire separately or together, depending on your preferences and time constraints. Covering an overall distance of 128 miles (207km), the combined route offers approximately 6 and a half hours of driving time. • Depending upon stops, however, you can adjust this to between 3 and 14 nights. Of course, you can tweak this route as much as you like to make your own perfect route. Online & Interactive Destinations Guidebook: • Save hours using our inspiration and signposting to plan your perfect Wiltshire driving route. • The destination guidebook covers 22 destination and location guides on essential places to visit including Stonehenge, Salisbury and many of the traditional market towns The Uncover More map includes: • 20+ Viewpoints • 100+ Places of interest • 30+ Hidden gem The Overnight Stay map includes: • 30+ Campsites • 55+ Motorhome stops & almost wild spots • 50+ Hotels • 30+ B&Bs, guesthouses and lodges

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What people are saying about Kennet and Avon Canal

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4.6
(340 reviews)

An absolutely delightful 50 minutes. A beautiful boat, really friendly crew and so perfect to just have 8 people. The information was a bit different, interesting and delivered eloquently by Celyn who was also attentive and engaging in serving prosecco or tea. It was a grey day made less so by such a lovely activity. Good value too.

What a wonderful trip along the river. Lots of interesting facts . My sister and I were the only passengers due to another party not arriving so we had our own private tour with Prosecco. Would highly recommend this trip. Was excellent value for the price

A beautiful relaxing ride! It was informative but not an information dump- it allowed us to really enjoy the river and sip our champagne. We say bridges and birds and beautiful sites. I really enjoyed it.

Amazing trip with my mum on a lovely sunny day sitting at the top of the boat. Lots of interesting information on the cruise. Really enjoyed the Prosecco. Will certainly do the cruise again 😊

Lovely and relaxing, great information supplied by our guide. We even saw a kingfisher on the river and a peregrine falcon high on one of the buildings.