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Wells, Cheddar Cheese and Cheddar Gorge - Private Day Trip from Bristol

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This private day trip is a great way to experience some of the must-see attractions near Bristol. Visit Wells, England's smallest city, and see its magnificent cathedral, buy lunch at a traditional pub and sample Cheddar cheese at its origin. Beyond cuisine and culture, your private adventure includes a scenic jaunt through England's largest and most scenic gorge.

• Visit England's smallest city, Wells, and see the world's 2nd oldest working clock
• See Europe's oldest residential street
• Try authentic Cheddar cheese at a cheese factory in the area where Cheddar cheese was originally invented
• Enjoy the spectacular scenery of England's largest gorge
• Travel comfortably by private transportation with a local guide

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Stop At: Bristol, Bristol, England

Your guide will collect you from your hotel in Bristol and drive you to the charming cathedral city of Wells.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Wells, Wells, Somerset, England

You will have a private walking tour of the historic city of Wells. Some of the places visited are listed below.

Duration: 3 hours

Stop At: Wells Market Place, Wells England

The market place is the hub of the city. If you are visiting on a Wednesday or Sunday you will be able to experience the local market that takes place here every week. Fans of the cult film "Hot Fuzz" may recognise their surroundings as the market place featured a number of times in this film.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Wells Cathedral Cathedral Green, Wells BA5 2UE England

You will visit the magnificent 13th Century Wells Cathedral. Its beautiful interior has a number of unique features including the world's second oldest working clock.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Vicar's Close Street, Wells BA5 2 England

The picturesque Vicar's Close in Wells is the oldest residential street in Europe.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cheddar, Cheddar, Somerset, England

After lunch at an English pub you will be driven to Cheddar, the birth-place of the famous Cheddar cheese.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company, The Cliffs Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar BS27 3QA England

Today there is only one small cheese factory in the Cheddar area that still produces traditional Cheddar cheese. You will visit this to get an insight into how the cheese is made. If you are lucky you may even see it being made whilst you are there.

At the end of the visit you will have the chance to taste different varieties of the cheese they produce, including a cheese which is matured in the local caves. Should you wish there will be an opportunity to purchase cheese as souvenirs or to enjoy on the rest of your holiday.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cheddar Gorge, Cheddar BS27 3QE England

The spectacular Cheddar Gorge is England's largest gorge. Driving through the gorge you will have the opportunity to stop and walk up to your guide's favourite viewpoint on the gorge. You will be rewarded with fantastic panoramic views over the gorge and the surrounding area. This walk does involve a steep 15 minute ascent on an uneven path which can get muddy when there has been rain so this stop is optional as it may not be suitable for everyone.

At the end of the tour you will be driven back to Bristol.

Duration: 1 hour

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • A maximum of 6 people per booking
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks are required inside the vehicle when we are driving (disposable masks will be provided if needed). Bath Insider Tours has been awarded the "We're Good to Go" certification by the National Tourism Board of England to recognise it is following government and industry COVID-19 guidelines.
  • Private tour with local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Admission into Wells Cathedral and the Cheddar Cheese Factory
  • Entry/Admission - Wells Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - The Cheddar Gorge Cheese Company

  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Gratuities

Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
If your Bristol accommodation is not listed or you prefer to be picked up in a central location in Bristol instead of a hotel please send details of the location.

Departure Time
8:30 AM

9 hours

Voucher Info
You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

The tour identified in this promotion is made available through Viator. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the Bath Insider Tours in connection with this deal. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to Viator will be directed back to Groupon.

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Need To Know

14-day cancellation rights do not apply; no refunds or exchanges permitted. Voucher valid only for date and time listed; may not be exchanged or redeemed for other dates. Purchaser name and phone number must be provided at checkout; this information will be shared with Viator and the tour operator for purposes of order fulfillment. Groupon promo codes may not be used for this offer. Groupon voucher Terms of Sale do not apply. See the tour operator's terms and conditions for this offer here.