The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath has launched its very own luxury hot air balloon flight experience and package, available to book now and take to the skies until 30th September 2023.

A memorable experience for couples and friends, the balloon flight will see guests gently travel up towards the blue skies until they reach the perfect height to take in the breathtaking views. From the famous Royal Crescent and Georgian architecture to the major city landmarks, there is so much to see and capture on camera.  Upon landing, guests will be invited to unwind and relax with a glass of Taittinger’s finest champagne.

Post flight, guests will take a leisurely stroll through the hotel’s beautiful and tranquil gardens where they will enjoy the famous, quintessentially British afternoon tea, alongside a second glass of Taittinger champagne.  Created by Head Pastry Chef, Michael Topp, the classic menu includes a delicious selection of locally-sourced freshly baked Bath buns and scones, pastries and cakes and sandwiches.


Deluxe delight – The Beckford Suite with Bambino set up

Following the afternoon tea, guests will be given complimentary access to The Spa & Bath House to indulge in some luxurious pampering and pure relaxation.  Then when it’s time to turn in, guests will enjoy a one-night stay in one of the hotel’s luxurious rooms or suites.  Prior to departure the following morning, a full English breakfast will be available at the hotel’s Dower House Restaurant, the perfect way to round off a very special experience.

Sol Zakay, Chairman of Topland Group, told Essential Journeys: “The South West is a staycation hotspot for UK families with tourism continuing to be one of the leading sectors driving the regional recovery. Offering these types of luxury packages to our guests and visitors is all part of our commitment to provide the best experience possible at The Royal Crescent while attracting more discretionary income to the city. The prestigious city of Bath is the perfect arena for this type of adventure, and we are excited to be bringing this offer later in the year.”

Prices for The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa Balloon Flight experience start from £1,275 for two people in a Deluxe Double room.  The package includes:

  • Exclusive balloon flight for two in the hotel hot air balloon, followed by a glass of champagne
  • Champagne afternoon tea
  • Access to The Spa & Bath House
  • One-night stay in a luxurious room or suite
  • Full English breakfast in the morning
  • Valet parking and parking
  • VAT

To book and for terms and conditions, email, call 01225 823 333 or go to

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