A Snapshot of Wales
Departs from Cardiff on Sundays (May-September)
This exclusive small group tour departs Cardiff every Sunday and gives travellers the chance to explore Wales from the comfort of a luxury vehicle with a knowledgeable local guide. Our groups are kept to a maximum of 8 people to ensure a personal experience!
6 days/ 5 nights (1 night in Cardiff, 1 night in Whitland, 1 night in Aberystwyth and 2 nights in Caernarfon)
DEPARTURE: Day one is at leisure - check into hotel independently and meet group at pub for 7 pm (hotel reception will direct to pub).
The tour finishes after breakfast on Day 6 (in Caernarfon). Complimentary transfer to Bangor Train Station is on offer. Please inquire about transfers to Manchester, Cardiff or London.
The Capital of Wales
Welcome to Cardiff! Make your own way here and spend a day at leisure enjoying the capital of Wales. There is plenty to see in the town centre, including the impressive Cardiff Castle and Sofia Gardens. Why not spend some time in Cardiff Bay, the largest waterfront development in Europe? This is a very popular spot to visit with its variety of restaurants and cafes and is home to the National Assembly for Wales – the body that governs the country. This evening you will enjoy a traditional pub dinner just around the corner from your boutique hotel!
Overnight: Cathedral 73 Hotel, Cardiff
Welsh Way of Life
Today you will be picked up by your driver-guide and will begin your journey by learning everything about Welsh way of life! You will spend your morning exploring St Fagans, one of Europe’s leading open-air museums. This National History Museum explores all aspects of how people in Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. You will then travel into Brecon Beacons National Park, where you will learn the industrial history of Wales! You will visit the National Museum of Mining - Blaenavon Big Pit to embark on a 300 foot descent into the former colliery to experience the life of a working miner. After a day full of impressions, you will be able to relax in the grounds of Jabajak Vineyard, where you will be staying tonight.
Overnight: Jabajak Vineyard, Whitland
Travel into the stunning Pembrokeshire peninsula, and spend the morning at the stunning seaside town of Tenby. You will then journey into the unique city of St Davids, smallest city in Britain, and spend some time in the magnificent Cathedral and the ruins of the medieval Bishops Castle next to it. Stop at the coastal harbour town of Aberaeron and visit Wales’ National Library in the bustling university town of Aberystwyth.
Overnight: Nanteos Mansion, Aberystwyth
Today embark on the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway and enjoy the village of Devil’s Bridge in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and take a walk around the mythical waterfalls here which are said to be the last place the Devil visited in Wales. This afternoon travel into North Wales stop at superbly located castles and sites on the way. You will stop in the unique Italianate village of Portmeirion. Enjoy the fantastic gardens, learn about its history and while away the afternoon in the quaint cafés and shops. For any fans of the series ‘The Prisoner’, this is where the show was filmed!
Overnight: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon
Essence of the North
Today you will travel first to the island of Anglesey. Stop at the longest place name in Europe, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, before the busy market town of Caernarfon where you will stop at the imposing medieval Castle, built by Edward the 1st. This afternoon visit the National Slate Museum in the heart of Snowdonia. You will dine at the WAL restaurant in Caernarfon tonight.
Overnight: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon
Today you will wave Wales goodbye as you depart on your onward journey. A complimentary transfer to Bangor Station is on offer. Other transfers can be arranged at an additional fee - please inquire at time of booking.
- Cardiff Castle & Sofia Gardens
- Cardiff Bay
- Brecon Beacons National Park
- Pembrokeshire peninsula
- Seaside town of Tenby
- St Davids
- Coastal harbour town of Aberaeron
- Wales’ National Library
- Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway
- Devil’s Bridge
- Cambrian Mountains
- Italianate village of Portmeirion
- Island of Anglesey
- Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - Longest Place Name in Europe!
- Fully escorted in a luxury vehicle with a maximum of 8 customers & Services of a professional local driver/guide
- Arrival dinner at a traditional pub
- 5 nights ensuite accommodations
- Full Welsh breakfast daily
- Farewell group dinner on the final evening
- Attractions as noted in the itinerary
- Departure Transfer to Bangor Station