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The Boat and the Bridge: An audio tour about the creations and genius of Brunel

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A look at the life of Bristol's most famous son, master engineer Isambard Kingdom Brunel, through two of his iconic constructions. This self guided audio tour will take you past the world's first transatlantic steam ship, the SS Great Britain, as well as the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the world's longest bridge at the time it was built. Both take pride of place today in the centre of modern Bristol, which is exactly where we'll start.

Stepping over 200 years into the past, we'll learn about the world Brunel lived in and understand the way he changed the world we live in today. We'll wind our way along the river Avon, on a route that's almost entirely pedestrianised, and end at the Clifton's Suspension Bridge's official viewpoint.

About This Deal

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Lloyds Amphitheatre Bristol, Explore Lane Harbourside, Bristol BS1 5TY England

The tour starts by the amphitheatre.

Pass By: Hannover Quay, Bristol BS1, UK

The tour goes along Hanover Quay.

Pass By: Spitfire Barbecue, 1 Hannover Quay, Bristol BS1 5JE, UK

The tour passes by Spitfire Barbecue.

Pass By: Harbour Inlet, Bristol BS1 5SY, UK

The tour passes by Harbour Inlet.

Pass By: Spoke & Stringer, The Boathouse Unit 1, Lime Kiln Rd, Bristol BS1 5AT, UK

The tour passes by Spoke and Stringer.

Pass By: Capricorn Place, Capricorn Pl, Bristol, UK

The tour passes along Capricorn Place.

Pass By: Statue of Samuel Plimsoll, Canon's Marsh, Bristol BS8 4UA, UK

The tour stops briefly at the statue.

Pass By: Pumphouse Landing, Bristol BS8 4YB, UK

The tour passes by the landing.

Pass By: The Pump House, Merchants Rd, Hotwells, Bristol BS8 4PZ, UK

The tour passes by the Pump House.

Pass By: Cumberland Basin, Bristol, UK

The tour passes over Cumberland Basin.

Pass By: Plimsoll Swing Bridge, A3029, Bristol BS3 2LE, UK

The tour passes by Plimsoll Swing Bridge.

Pass By: Brunel's Swing Bridge, Spike Island, Bristol BS8 4NW, UK

The tour passes by Brunel's Swing Bridge.

Pass By: The Zig Zag, Clifton, Bristol BS8, UK

The tour goes along the Zig Zag.

Pass By: Old Clifton Rocks Railway, 1 Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4DQ, UK

The tour passes by Old Clifton Rocks Railway.

Pass By: Clifton Suspension Bridge, Suspension Bridge Road Leigh Woods, Bristol BS8 4AP England

The tour ends with a view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

Pass By: The Lookout Lectern, Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BL, UK

The tour ends at the Lookout Lectern.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • All of VoiceMap's audio tours are self-guided and users must bring their own smartphone and headphones to take the tour. We urge all our users to wear facemasks and carry hand sanitizer with them to ensure they're own protection and the protection of others.
  • Lifetime access to this tour in English
  • VoiceMap App for Android and iOS
  • Offline access to audio, maps, and geodata

  • Tickets or entrance fees to any museums or other attractions en route
  • Smartphone and headphones
  • Transportation
  • Food/Drink

Departure Point
Lloyd’s Amphitheatre, Explore Ln, Bristol BS1 5SZ, UK

Departure Time
Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/21/2020 - 5/31/2022
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

60 to 75 minutes

Return Details
The Lookout Lectern, Sion Hill, Clifton, Bristol BS8 4BL, UK

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 VoiceMap 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.

This offer is not eligible for promo codes.

Fine Print

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.