Discover Wales

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    Discover Wales

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Discover Wales

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Discover Wales

  • Sightseeing Tours

    Discover Wales

Tour length

5 days

From

1269.00$1269.00

Departs from London on Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays:

Mondays: April 1 to December 16, 2024
Wednesdays: May 1 to October 30, 2024
Saturdays:  April 6 to October 26, 2024


Five days to explore the best of Wales, a land of historic castles, dramatic mountains, beautiful coastal scenery and fascinating Celtic Culture. This tour takes you to three National Parks, a huge variety of scenic countryside spots and some of the finest historical attractions in the country. If you want to get a real feel for Wales and its intriguing mix of landscapes, history, culture and friendly people then this is the tour for you.

Stay 2 nights in the coastal University town of Aberystwyth and 2 nights in the seaside resort of Tenby

DEPARTURE FROM LONDON: Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, SW1W 9SH. If coming on foot access is through the building at 4 Fountain Square, 123-151 Buckingham Palace Road, London SW1W 9SH.
The tour departs at 9:15am and returns at approx. 7:30pm on Day 5.

Itinerary


Day

1

Cotswolds & the Welsh Marches

Monday

You leave London and travel west to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds.

This area of outstanding natural beauty boasts England’s prettiest historic villages. Your friendly driver-guide ensures you get the best photos and hear the most fascinating local tales.
Your first stop in Wales is Hay-on-Wye, the ‘town of books’, nestled just to the north of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

The route then leads to the beautiful Elan Valley and up into the Cambrian Mountains. From there, it’s an hour or so to the beautiful seaside town and cultural centre of Aberystwyth, where you spend the next two nights.

Overnight - Aberystwyth


Day

2

Snowdonia National Park

Tuesday

Travel north into the mountainous Snowdonia National Park. You visit the beautiful village of Beddgelert, where you can see the grave of ‘Gelert’, the legendary dog.

Later you travel to Harlech Castle. Built by King Edward I during his conquest of Wales nearly 800 years ago, this mighty fortress still stands overlooking the peaks of Snowdonia and the sea.

After a fulfilling day in the mountains, you return to Aberystwyth in the late afternoon.

  Overnight - Aberystwyth


Day

3

Dylan Thomas & Carreg Cennen Castle

Wednesday

 Leaving Aberystwyth, you travel around the coast of Cardigan Bay through the quaint town of Aberaeron, and to New Quay.

A sandy harbour, whitewashed houses, and connections to Dylan Thomas: this town is one of the most picturesque and interesting little towns in Britain. What’s more, you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins and whales.

You then go inland to explore the Dinefwr Estate* (Newton House) and its ruined castle before heading for Wales’s south coast to visit Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas lived for the last few years of his life and wrote the famous play “Under Milk Wood”.

From here, it’s a short distance to Tenby, the small, charming seaside town that’ll be your base for two nights.

  Overnight - Tenby


Day

4

Pembrokeshire

Thursday

 Our last full day in Wales is spent exploring the extreme southwest.

You see some of Britain’s most gorgeous coastlines at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. This region is stunning and was the birthplace of both the patron saint of Wales and the Twdyr (anglicised to Tudor) royal dynasty.

You travel to the tiny cathedral city of St Davids for lunch and time for exploration, and you stop in the county town of Pembroke, where you can enter the thick medieval walls of the castle.

From here we return once more to Tenby for a relaxed evening.

 Overnight - Tenby


Day

5

Caerleon & Castle Combe

Friday

Leaving Tenby in the morning, you begin your return journey to London.

You travel past the big industrial cities of South Wales for a visit to the outdoor National Museum of History at St Fagans (public transport is available from the museum to central Cardiff for anyone who wishes to leave the tour at this point).

From here, it’s time to say goodbye to Wales. You take the Severn Crossing back into England, where you have one final break at Castle Combe. This gorgeous Cotswold village is perfect for a relaxed stroll amongst 16th-century ironstone cottages.

From here, you head back to central London.   Arrival time is approximately 7.30pm.

 


2024 Dates and Prices

Room Type Single/ B&BDouble/ B&BSingle/ HotelDouble/ Hotel
Apr 1-May 31$1669.00$1669.00$1329.00$1329.00$2329.00$2329.00$1629.00$1629.00
Jul 22-Sep 30$1759.00$1759.00$1409.00$1409.00$2419.00$2419.00$1719.00$1719.00
Oct 1-Oct 31$1669.00$1669.00$1329.00$1329.00$2329.00$2329.00$1629.00$1629.00
Nov 1-Dec 16$1619.00$1619.00$1269.00$1269.00$2269.00$2269.00$1569.00$1569.00

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars
Exclusions: Lunch, dinner & refreshments. Entrances to all visitor attractions paid locally (Admission to Harlech Castle included).
Please inquire for child rates (5-11 years sharing with 2 adults)
Children under 5 years of age are not accepted.

Luggage is restricted to one suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg (44lbs.) and one small hand/day bag to go on the coach with you. Unfortunately, Rabbie’s are unable to store excess luggage.

Tour Highlights

  • Welsh Borderlands and the Cambrian Mountains
  • Snowdonia National Park
  • Harlech Castle
  • New Quay and Cardigan Bay
  • Laugharne and its Dylan Thomas connections
  • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park & the Presili Mountains
  • St David’s
  • Castle Combe

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour
  • Services of a professional local driver/guide
  • 4 nights ensuite accommodation
  • Full English breakfast daily
  • Admission to Harlech Castle

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