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Bristol Harbourside Self-Guided Walking Tour
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Bristol Harbourside Self-Guided Walking Tour

By Pandemic Tours - Bristol
About
Discover Bristol's rich history with Helen's self-guided walking tour of the city's harborside. Led by a local expert with 25 years of experience, she'll take you through the heart of the city, showcasing its vibrant culture and fascinating past. From the ruins of the old castle to the SS Great Britain, you'll experience firsthand the transformation of the city over the centuries. With insider recommendations on the best places to visit, eat, and drink, this tour offers a unique and immersive way to explore Bristol. Our self-guided tour allows you to explore at your own pace, take breaks when you need to, and even revisit your favourite spots. The app is designed to provide a seamless experience, with offline maps, audio commentary, and insider recommendations for you to get the most out of your visit. Whether you're a history buff or just looking to experience the city like a local, Helen's Bristol Experience is the perfect way to discover all that this vibrant city has to offer.
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Ages 4-99
Duration: 2–3 hours
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  • 3 weeks unlimited access to this Self-Guided Tour on the app
  • Map, directions, GPS route and stops of each tour
  • Helen will guide you through an audio guide (no computer-generated voice!)
  • Audio guide, videos, pictures, recommendations and all the info you need
  • Email with instructions to activate your tour (booking reference isn't the code!)
What's not included
  • In-person Guide


Start:
  • 9C3VC9XX+WRR, C9XX+WRR Bristol, UK
    All our tours are self-guided. You will be led by the GPS in the app. Remember to check the "Before You Go" Section of your ticket and give Pandemic Tours App access to your location!
End:
  • Brunel's SS Great Britain, Great Western Dockyard, Gas Ferry Rd, Bristol BS1 6TY, UK
    The tour ends in a central area of the city centre so you can wander around with the recommendations provided at the end.

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Pushchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 329930P14

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Check the "Before You Go" Section of your ticket!
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 329930P14

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  • Pandemic Tours - Bristol
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    Bristol, England
    Joined in November 2021
  • 888Sharon88
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    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another fantastic walking tour!!
    We did this tour as the Bath tour was so good. We weren’t disappointed! This route takes you to parts of Bristol that we never knew existed and we learned loads about a city that we’ve visited many times. The route was well thought through, and the information was clearly explained. Excellent value for money! We’ll be checking out the other tours from this company.
    Written 11 April 2023
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Nashandco
Preston, UK3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
Did this tour with the kids on a nice sunny October day. Very interesting, good use of outdoor family time and the kids get a good run out. Whats not to love? Would really recommend this if you like outdoorsy fun!
Written 11 November 2023
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Hi there! Thank you so much for your wonderful review of our Bristol Harbourside Self-Guided Walking Tour! We're thrilled to hear that you and your family had a great time exploring the sights and sounds of Bristol. It's always our goal to create an enjoyable and engaging experience for visitors of all ages, and we're delighted that the tour provided a fun and educational day out for you and your kids. Your recommendation means a lot to us and to Helen, our tour guide who put together this unique journey. We hope to bring you more memorable experiences in the future. If you ever find yourself looking for another adventure, don't hesitate to check out our other tours. Warm regards,
Written 13 November 2023
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George G
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Nice way to spend the afternoon. I didn’t know much about Bristol. I booked this tour as I prefer to do things at my own pace. I feel like the tour took me to the nicest bits of the city. Very informative too. Thanks.
Written 19 November 2023
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Thrilled you enjoyed your self-guided adventure in Bristol! Helen's expertise really shines in bringing the city's best to you at your pace. Thanks for sharing your experience!
Written 22 November 2023
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Elinor S
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Family
We really enjoyed the tour. We liked that you could do at your own pace and interesting details given. We also did some of the detours and recommended stops - Watershed/Toto's. There is so much to see and do here!
Written 12 February 2024
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We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your self-guided journey through Bristol! It's wonderful to know you took advantage of the pace and explored the recommended stops along the way. Our mission is to unveil the hidden gems of each city, just like Watershed and Toto's, ensuring a memorable experience. Your feedback is invaluable, and we're always here to make your adventures even more fascinating. Here's to many more explorations with us!
Written 14 February 2024
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Marcy R
Tulsa, OK58 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
I appreciated that this was something I could do at my own pace. The places on the tour were interesting.

However, some caveats. Make sure your phone is fully charged as the location feature which lets you know when you’ve reached the next spot, really drains your battery. I had a full battery and still ended up needing my portable charger.

I found the directions to the next spot somewhat confusing sometimes. I didn’t find that there was a map feature until halfway through the tour. For example she says to walk along a path till you come to a road with a bridge, then cross. Cross the bridge or the road?? Turns out it was the road.

Also, I found the detail on a spot a bit lacking. For example, she says a bridge with giant horn features was named for a slave, but doesn’t say why or what the horns have to do with it.

She gives some suggestions for places to eat, but these seem more like ads.

The tour covers a good bit of the harbour and I think was worth the cost, but I wish there had been more information on why things were the way they were. I did end the tour with her suggestion of the ferry to get back to the starting point, and ended up buying a longer fare to see the town from the harbour all the way to Temple Mead train station, which was very enjoyable.
Written 12 May 2023
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Hello there, First off, thanks a ton for your honest and detailed feedback! It's like a treasure map for us to find the X marks the spot to improve and get to a 5-star review. Sorry for the confusion with our bridge and road crossing adventure - we'll definitely work on making our instructions as clear as Bristol's blue sky. Your point about wanting more detail is noted too - after all, who doesn't love a good story? We'll be sure to feed our tour guide, Helen, with your valuable insights. As for the battery issue, we'll consider including a friendly nudge to bring a portable charger - or maybe we'll train carrier pigeons to deliver spare batteries! 🐦🔋 Glad to hear you enjoyed the ferry ride - it's our favourite part too! Again, thanks for your valuable input. It's customers like you who help us become the best tour guides we can be. Happy travels!
Written 17 May 2023
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