River Rafters and High Flyers – NEW TOUR
Suitable for all ages, this is an adventure not to be missed!
Get ready for a raft adventure. Climb aboard a 25 foot raft and float down the River Severn whilst enjoying the views of Ironbridge and Jackfield. On the 30 minute journey you will see the world’s first ever iron bridge from a completely new perspective…by drifting underneath! We then step back in time and visit Blist Hill Victorian Town. Here, you will experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Victorian age. On this tour there is also the opportunity to visit RAF Cosford which houses over 70 aircraft’s of international importance and a Cold War exhibition, perfect for high flyers!
April – October 2020
Travel to hotel via RAF Cosford
On the way to the hotel we call into the The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford, home to over 70 historic aircraft and offers a fun, entertaining day out for all. Aircraft on display include the world’s oldest Spitfire, the unique TSR2 and the mighty Vulcan bomber to name but a few. Whilst you are here visit the award-winning National Cold War Exhibition. Visitors will discover Cold War stories and explore thrilling displays of aircraft, iconic cars, models, tanks and even life-sized Russian dolls. There is then time to relax before dinner in the evening.
RAF Cosford charges for coach parking.
River Rafting and UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge
Shropshire Raft Tours takes us on a trip down the River Severn, through the world heritage site Ironbridge. There are no whitewater rapids meaning visitors of any age can enjoy floating down the river on the 16 seater rafts. The tours are guided and focus on the history of the river activity during the industrial revolution and surrounding area. There is also wildlife to spot along the way including kingfishers, otters, wagtails and swans. The tour lasts for 30 minutes and we recommend an hour in total for the visit. Longer tours are available. There are recommended coach drop off and pick up points on the route.
After our raft tour we visit UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge including Blist Hill Victorian Town, a recreation of a late nineteenth century town. Meet the Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, see curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories.
The Telford Centre Hotel ****
Rest and relax at The Telford Centre Hotel (formerly Park Inn by Radisson Telford), located near the M54 and near the train station. The hotel houses guests in 153 rooms with a lift to all floors. The onsite fully equipped fitness centre includes a fully equipped fitness centre, heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Large Free on site car / coach park available.
- Raft price based on full raft in multiples of x 16.
- Access to the boat involves a short walk up and down uneven terrain, and seating is on the side of the raft – therefore the trip may not be suitable for those with balance or mobility issues – please ask for accessibility advice.
- Raft tours may cancel in adverse weather. In the event of a cancellation an extended visit to Ironbridge will be offered instead.
|2 day tour||Price|
|April – October 2020||From £79 per person|
Single supplement available on request.