A Snapshot of Wales

009579A-20

This exclusive small group tour departs Cardiff every Monday and gives you a taste of the stunning scenery, vibrant people and rich cultural heritage of this beautiful country! It includes a range of historical and cultural visits, as well as time to relax and enjoy the country for yourself.

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Highlights
  • Four nights of accommodation
  • Breakfast daily at accommodation and dinner on final evening
  • Small group size for a personal experience
  • Expert local guide throughout
  • Historical sites such as St. David's Cathedral and Devil's Bridge in the Cambrian Mountains
Details

Group Size: Max. 8

2018 Dates:
Departs from Cardiff every Monday (June-Oct).

2018 Prices:
US$1,345 – twin
US$ tba – single

Prices are shown in US$, per person, based on two people sharing a twin room or one person in a single room. CA$ prices are available on request.

Tour Code:
009579A-20

Itinerary
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Day 1 - Monday: Laugharne & Tenby

Today you will begin your tour into Wales! Travel into the stunning Pembrokeshire peninsula. On the way, stop at the small town of Laugharne where Dylan Thomas lived with his family for the last four years of his life, and later visit the Lovespoon centre to learn about this custom before enjoying free time in the picturesque seaside town of Tenby.
Overnight: Lamphey Hall Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Tuesday: St. Davids & Cardigan Bay

This morning first visit the unique city of St Davids, the 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 or similar

Day 3 - Wednesday: Devil’s Bridge & North Wales

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 and stop at the superbly located castles and sites on the way.
Overnight: Bron Menai Guest House, Caernarfon or similar

Day 4 - Thursday: Snowdonia

Today you will travel first to the island of Angelsey. Stop at the longest place name in Europe, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, known locally as Llanfair P.G., 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 and the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre.
Overnight: Bron Menai Guest House, Caernarfon or similar

Day 5 - Friday: Onward Journey

Today you will depart for your onward journey. You have a taxi booked for your Bangor Railway Station transfer this morning and optional train tickets can be booked to Cardiff, London or any other departure point on request.

Included
  • 4 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast
  • Fully escorted with a maximum of 8 customers
  • All transfers by luxury vehicle
  • Dinner on the final evening
  • Attractions as noted in the itinerary
Not Included
  • Airfare or train fare to Cardiff; train from Abergele and Pensarn or Rhyl to Cardiff or London
  • Transfer from last night's accommodation to nearest train station
  • Meals not indicated
  • Gratuities to local guide
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

‘Snapshot of Wales’ tour runs on a weekly basis. This tour will be fully escorted, with a maximum of 8 customers travelling in a luxury vehicle and staying in good 3* or 4* hotels and guesthouses throughout on a bed and breakfast basis. Dinner is included on the final evening. The tour will be guided by a knowledgeable driver-guide and will include the following attractions:

  • Lovespoon Workshop
  • St Davids Cathedral
  • St Davids Bishops Palace
  • National Library of Wales
  • Vale of Rheidol Steam Train
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • National Slate Museum
  • Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

We can also include additional services as required, such as

  • Extending this tour of Wales by adding a variety of options: a city stay in Cardiff with accommodation and escorted day tours; a car rental, allowing you to explore on your own; a 3 or 7 day Cadw Explorer Pass (entrance to historic attractions); a 7 or 14 day National Trust Touring Pass (entrance to historic attractions).
  • Let us know what your interests are and we can custom design a program for you – from castle stays or “foodie” tours to steam trains or golf, Wales really does offer it all!

Disclaimer: We do our utmost to ensure that information posted on our website is correct at the time of publication, however trip details are subject to change without notice by the suppliers and operators involved. We update the information as soon as possible when changes are advised to us, however, we cannot assume responsibility for such changes made by the suppliers and operators.

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