3 day small group tour - no more than 18 on board- Departs from Bristol with easy train connection from London.
Discover the history of medieval towns, gaze upon beautiful landscapes, and marvel at longstanding structures as you explore the beauty of South Wales.
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS / UP TO 18 GUESTS
How much do you know about Wales? It's a country filled with rich history, stunning landscapes, and plenty of adventure. This is why we're thrilled to take you there on this 3-day tour into the south of Wales.
You'll soon see for yourself why this country is so stunning. From coastal roads to the scenic Bannau Brycheiniog mountain range, you'll be spoilt for views on this trip. Then there's the incredible Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, over 240 spectacular square miles just waiting to be discovered.
Bookworms, in particular, will get a kick out of this journey. Hay-on-Wye is known as the First Book Town in the World, famous for its secondhand and antiquarian bookshops. Perhaps leave some space in your suitcase for a few extra purchases.
So, get your cameras ready because you're about to find out what's so special about Wales.
THE LYNOTT DIFFERENCE
St Davids – It might be Britain’s smallest city, but St Davids has a lot going for it, including a 12th-century cathedral.
Tenby – After a night in this beautiful medieval harbour town, you might never want to leave. Carreg Cennen Castle – Protected by limestone cliffs to the south and rock-cut ditches to the west, this striking Welsh castle has a dramatic history.
Bannau Brycheiniog National Park – Each area of this national park is unique in its own way, so you’re sure to love this scenic drive.
Hay-on-Wye – Booklovers are going to lose it when they visit the world’s first book town.
Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - Backed by hills, estuaries, valleys, and woodlands; a stunning coastline isn't all on offer in this beautiful region.
DAY 1 BRISTOL - ST. DAVIDS - TENBY
Venture to the smallest city in Britain, St Davids Explore the beauty of the south of Wales and the Pembrokeshire Coast It’s time to explore the beauty and history of south Wales. Leaving Bristol, your first main destination is St Davids, known as the smallest city in Britain. Despite its tiny stature, St Davids has claimed city status thanks to the 12th century cathedral found in the heart of the town. The cathedral is definitely worth a visit, not just for its beauty, but you can learn all about the history of the city inside. In the afternoon, your driver-guide will take you on a beautiful drive along the Pembrokeshire Coast in the south of Wales, choosing the best places to stop depending on what might interest the group. Hills, estuaries, valleys, and woodlands, this stunning region really has it all. You arrive in Tenby in the early evening and this is your destination for the night. Settlement in Tenby town dates back to the 9th century, so no surprise there’s plenty to see here.
DAY 2 - DYLAN THOMAS - ABERGAVENNY
Wander the picturesque town of Tenby Retrace Welsh poet Dylan Thomas’ steps in Laugharne Marvel at Carreg Cennen Castle You have the morning to explore Tenby and we’d highly recommend taking advantage. This town has some fascinating history and amazing things to see, including what's left of Tenby Castle and the medieval town walls. Poetry lovers will enjoy the stop at the lovely town of Laugharne. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas lived in his boathouse here from 1949 until his death in 1953. The boathouse is open to the public, or perhaps you’ll use your time for a quick refreshment since there are plenty of pubs to choose from. In the afternoon you visit Carreg Cennen Castle. This incredible stronghold sits high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Cennen, so get your camera ready. There’s time here to explore the ruins and even grab a quick bite for lunch. We then treat you to a drive through the scenic Bannau Brycheiniog National Park mountain range. A perfect way to end the day before you arrive in Abergavenny for the evening.
DAY 3 HAY ON WYE - BRISTOL
Lose yourself in the many bookstores of Hay-on-Wye Gaze upon the beauty of the Wye Valley Bookworms get ready. Your first stop of the day is in Hay-on-Wye, known as the First Booktown in the World. This town has become famous for its secondhand and antiquarian bookshops, so your free time here could result in a small reading collection for your travels. You then travel onwards to Ross-on-Wye, the UK’s best loved market town. Here you have some time to wander and grab some lunch. Back on the bus, you head off through the Wye Valley. This scenic route is considered the birthplace of British tourism and the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Your journey takes you to your next stop: Tintern Abbey. Sitting on the banks of River Wye, there’s some fascinating history behind this now-roofless national icon which was founded in 1131. Your last stop of the tour is in Chepstow where you can marvel at the power of Chepstow’s Norman castle. You arrive back in Bristol in the early evening.
NOTE: You can add on a train trip from London to meet up with this tour.
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Tuesday departures, Thursday returns May-October
StartsCheck-in closes at 08:15 (tour departs at 08:30) - Bristol Pick-Up, DoubleTree by Hilton, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS16NJ Finishes (approx.)17:15 - Bristol Drop Off, DoubleTree by Hilton, Redcliffe Way, Bristol, BS16NJ
To add the train London Paddington to Bristol Temple Meads 06:00/07:36, returning 18:35 20:15 and cost approx. $85. You will need to take a taxi from the train to the hotel, at added cost (.3 miles)Call +1-800-221-2474 9AM - 5PM Mon-Fri Eastern Time Please Email Us For Information