South Wales Explorer

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    South Wales Explorer

Tour length

8 days



Wales has it all - stunning scenery of mountainous national parks, rolling uninterrupted coastlines or bustling, metropolitan cities.






Embark on your journey into the heart of South Wales with an enchanting arrival in Aberystwyth. This charming coastal town, nestled between rolling hills and the Irish Sea, welcomes you with open arms.

Overnight—Nanteos Mansion, Aberystwyth area or similar 



Vale of Rheidol

Embark on a scenic journey to the Vale of Rheidol, a verdant valley renowned for its narrow-gauge steam railway. Board the vintage train and traverse through landscapes that seamlessly blend nature's grandeur with human ingenuity. Return to Aberystwyth an evening in this coastal haven ensures a perfect balance of nature and intellect.

Overnight—Nanteos Mansion, Aberystwyth area or similar 



St. David's

St. David’s is the smallest city in Britain, the birth and final resting place of Saint David, the Patron Saint of Wales. Don’t miss the Cathedral, ancient sites and hip coffee shops in this charming little City.

Overnight— Heywood Spa Hotel, Tenby or similar



Lovespoons & Velfy Vineyard

Embark on a day of romance and indulgence as you journey from Pembrokeshire to the heart of Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons). Begin with the fascinating tradition of Welsh lovespoons, intricately carved symbols of love and commitment. After immersing yourself in this romantic art, journey to Velfy Vineyard for a sensory experience.

Overnight— The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny or similar



Brecon Beacons National Park

Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of South Wales as you delve into the coal mining history at Big Pit National Coal Museum. The underground tour provides a gripping glimpse into the lives of miners. Transition to a more delectable experience with a Chunk of Cheese Tour, where you'll sample artisanal cheeses crafted with local expertise. Conclude the day in the breathtaking expanse of Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacons) National Park.

Overnight—The Angel Hotel, Abergavenny or similar



Riverside Ruins and Medieval Charm

Embark on a journey along the picturesque River Wye. Begin your day in Tintern, where the sublime Tintern Abbey awaits—a breathtaking Gothic masterpiece nestled amidst lush greenery. Journey onwards to the imposing Chepstow Castle, strategically perched on a clifftop, invites you to delve into its rich history and commanding views. Conclude this captivating day in Caerleon, immersing yourself in Roman history and the echoes of ancient civilizations. The juxtaposition of riverside ruins and medieval charm creates an awe-inspiring narrative of Wales' diverse history.

Overnight— Parkgate Hotel, Cardiff or similar 




Your journey brings you to Cardiff, the vibrant capital of Wales. Begin by immersing yourself in centuries of history at Cardiff Castle. The elaborate architecture and rich tales of the past create a captivating atmosphere. Wander through the bustling city center, where modernity meets tradition, and absorb the cultural vibrancy. Cardiff's dynamic cultural scene, from medieval grandeur to contemporary flair, ensures a day of endless fascination.

Overnight— Parkgate Hotel, Cardiff or similar 



Return Home

Today we say a sad farewell to the Wonderful Kingdom of Wales. Your journey ends after a hearty final breakfast.

2024 Dates and Prices

Room Type DoubleSingleTriple2 X Twin
May 1-Jul 11$2799.00$2799.00$4849.00$4849.00SOLD OUT$2699.00$2699.00
Jul 12-Aug 15$2999.00$2999.00$5159.00$5159.00SOLD OUT$2799.00$2799.00
Aug 16-Oct 31$2799.00$2799.00$4849.00$4849.00SOLD OUT$2699.00$2699.00

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars.  Subject to availability.
Child rate available on request.
Holiday Supplements applicable.
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Tour Highlights

  • Cardiff
  • St Davids
  • Aberystwyth
  • Brecon Becons National Park
  • Cardiff Castle
  • Vale of Rheidol

Tour Inclusions

  • 7 nights accommodation at first class hotels and manors
  • 7 Day “Royal Coverage” self-drive standard car rental
  • Full Welsh breakfast daily
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway - return ticket
  • Velfrey Vineyard – Tour & Taste is included
  • Cardiff Castle Entrance
  • Blaenavon Cheese Company – Talk & Taste is included

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