Meet Bristol, Visit Bath and MEET South West hosted a destination familiarisation trip for selected buyers planning to host events in the region.

The Bath and Bristol fam trip allowed guests to experience Bath and Bristol’s fantastic MICE offering first-hand, as well as getting a real feel for the cities.

Combining a mix of experiences and site visits the trip highlighted why both cities complement each other and are ideal destinations for meetings and events.

The programme included:

Tuesday 29 January 2019

Travel to Bath for a 10am start
Arrive and check-in at The Bird, Bath hotel. Tour of The Bird, Bath and No.15 Great Pulteney, including coffee
Lunch at Bailbrook House Hotel, with introduction and tour of hotel and function spaces
Tour of Apex City of Bath Hotel and a look around their event spaces
Walking Tour of Bath with Sulis Guides
Pre-dinner drinks at The Roman Baths
Dinner at Koffmann & Mr.White’s at Abbey Hotel, with a show-round of hotel and event spaces
Rest up at No.15 Great Pulteney and/or The Bird, Bath hotels.

Wednesday 30 January 2019

Travel to Bristol for a full day at MEET South West (10am – 4.00pm)
Networking drinks to close
Taxi to Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa to freshen up.
VIP evening with other buyers from the SW region and selected guests at the newly opened Hotel du Vin Bristol Avon Gorge hotel
Rest up overnight at the Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

Thursday 31 January 2019

Breakfast at the Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa
Boat tour of the picturesque harbourside with Bristol Packet
Tour the historic Brunel’s SS Great Britain and Being Brunel
Lunch at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel followed by a site inspection of their newly renovated rooms
Site inspection of the newly reopened and renovated Bristol Old Vic Theatre
View the Radnor Rooms unique event space and roof terrace
Finish the day with Champagne & canapes at the Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa

(Programmes are subject to change)

Train travel to Bath and Bristol will be provided free of charge by our Travel Partner, GWR.

Guests will have the option to attend:

– Bath tour + MEET South West (29 + 30 Jan.);
– MEET South West + Bristol tour (30 + 31 Jan.); or
– All three days (29 – 31 Jan.).

Booking are now closed!

Sorry. The Bath and Bristol fam trip 2019 is now fully booked.
You can still register to attend MEET South West.

Fam trip supported by