Tours from Cardiff
6 days SMALL GROUP TOUR OF WALES
Limited to 8 guests, but we go with as few as 4. Sunday start in Cardiff, ends on Fridays, with a train trip to London.
Wales is green and hilly with a distinct Celtic culture and heritage. Cardiff - Pembrokeshire - Mid Wales – Snowdonia. See St. David’s Cathedral, ride steam train in Wales, explore the Italianate village of Portmeirion, Caernarfon Castle, the town with the longest tongue-twisting name.
Our Wales tour is a 6 day Snapshot of Walesstarting in Cardiff on Sundays. We will give you a taste of the stunning scenery, vibrant people and rich cultural heritage of this beautiful country!
Day 1 - Sunday: 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
Day 2 - Monday: 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
|Royal corgis have traditionally been Welsh - from Pembrokeshire.|
Day 3 - Tuesday: Coastal scenery 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: Richmond Hotel, Aberystwyth
Day 4 - Wednesday: Enchanted places 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
Day 5 - Thursday: Essence of the North Today you will start by exploring the busy market town of Caernarfon – you will visit the imposing medieval Castle, built by Edward the 1st. You will then discover the Isle of Anglesey. Connected to the North Wales coast by two bridges, it features long stretches of coastline that have been declared Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Stop at the longest place name in Europe, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. You will then venture into the heart of Snowdonia and visit the National Slate Museum. You will share your impressions as you enjoy the farewell dinner with the group at the WAL restaurant tonight. Overnight: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon
Day 6 - Friday: Onward Journey Today you will wave Wales goodbye as you depart on your onward journey, with a transfer to Bangor train station. You have a choice of a ticket to London, Cardiff or Manchester.
• 5 nights’ accommodation in 3* or 4* hotels and country houses
• Coach transportation with a guide/driver-guide
• Breakfast daily
• Dinner on the first and lastl evening
• Attractions as noted in the itinerary
• BONUS: Train ticket to London, Cardiff or Manchester.
• All taxes and service charges
|The literal translation of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - St Marys Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave.|