Educational & School Trips

Educational Cruises and Tours for Schools and Colleges

We’ve been running educational cruises and tours for students for over 40 years. Every trip includes a live commentary tailored to focus on a particular theme fitting with the national curriculum.

Commentary
Themes

History
  • Origins of the City
  • Trade and Shipping
  • Transatlantic Slave Trade
  • Leisure and Tourism
Brunel
  • SS Great Britain
  • Harbour Engineering
  • Great Western Railway
  • Clifton Suspension Bridge
Regeneration
  • City Regeneration
  • Urban Development
  • Changes in Land Use
Future
  • Tidal Energy
  • Rising Water Levels
  • Investment and Environmental Impact
Avon Gorge Cruise more_vert

Locking onto the tidal Avon in the wake of a 1000 years of shipping


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Two and a half hour trip includes a passage through the Floating Harbour, locking onto the tidal Avon in the wake of a 1000 years of shipping. Passengers will experience dramatic views of Brunel’s Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Avon Gorge. Times subject to tide.

  • 2.5 hoursschedule
  • Subjetc to Tidewaves
  • Historical Sightslocation_city
  • Guided Tourspeaker_notes
City Docks Tour more_vert

Fascinating for its history, industrial archaeology, Brunel association and urban regeneration


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The history and geography of Bristol. A one hour, five mile trip around Bristol’s Floating Harbour in the heart of the city. Fascinating for its history, industrial archaeology, Brunel association and urban regeneration. The trip can easily be combined with a free visit to the M Shed museum.

  • 1 hoursschedule
  • Historical Sightslocation_city
  • Guided Commentariesspeaker_notes
  • All Time Favouritenew_releases
River Cruise more_vert

Through the harbour and onto rural stretches of the Avon, where the city meets the countryside' wildlife


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Perfect for primary school summer outings. Through the harbour and onto rural stretches of the Avon, where the city meets the countryside. See herons, kingfishers and other wildlife. This three hour trip includes a one hour stop for games or picnic on the riverbank at Eastwood Farm Park Nature Reserve.

  • 2 -3 hoursschedule
  • Subjetc to Tidewaves
  • Guided Commentariesspeaker_notes
  • Nature Discoverynature_people
  • Recommended for Primary Schoolschool