Wales’ Castles, Coast and Celts

009579B-20

Enjoy luxurious stays around the country, and learn about the culture and everyday life of this fascinating country! World Heritages sites, rugged coast, magnificent castles and steam trains puffing through breathtaking scenery – there really is something for everyone!

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Highlights
  • Explore Cardiff, the vibrant capital of Wales including the Cardiff Food and Drink Safari and a Cardiff Castle
  • Visit the stunning Pembrokeshire Peninsula and St Davids, Britain's smallest city, with its magnificent cathedral and ruins of the medieval Bishops Castle
  • Welsh Lovespoon Workshop to learn about this custom and the university town of Aberysthwyth
  • Vale of Rheidol Steam Train and Devil's Bridge in the Cambrian Mountains, Welsh farm visit and male voice choir rehearsal
  • Snowdonia National Park with the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the National Slate Museum
  • Island of Angelsey and the town with the longest name in Europe, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
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2018 Dates:
May: 13
June: 10
July: 8
August: 12
September: 9

2018 Prices:
US$2,935 – twin
US$3,899 – 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 also available on request.

 

Tour Code:
009579B-20

Itinerary
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Day 1 - Sunday: Arrival in Cardiff

Today arrive in Cardiff and discover the capital of Wales. Enjoy a welcome dinner in your hotel tonight with a chance to meet the group.
Overnight: Jolyons @ Number 10 Hotel or similar

Day 2 - Monday: Cardiff

Today you will get the chance to explore Wales’ vibrant capital. You will be taken on a tour of the city with a Food and Drink Safari which will allow you to taste your way around the city with a local food expert, as well as visiting Cardiff Castle which stands proudly in the centre of the city.
Overnight: Jolyons @ Number 10 Hotel or similar

Day 3 - Tuesday: Laugharne & Tenby

Today you will 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, before travelling on to your accommodation for the next two evenings.
Overnight: Elm Grove Country House or similar

Day 4 - Wednesday: St. Davids & Cardigan Bay

This morning first visit 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. Later visit the Welsh Lovespoon Workshop to learn about this custom before enjoying free time for lunch in the picturesque seaside town of Tenby.
Overnight: Elm Grove Country House or similar

Day 5 - Thursday: Aberystwyth & Devil’s Bridge

Stop at the coastal university town of Aberystwyth where you will have free time to explore the independent shops available here, as well as taking a tour of Wales’ National Library. If you have any welsh lineage, this is the place to find out! This afternoon 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.
Overnight: Y Talbot Hotel or similar 

Day 6 - Friday: Snowdonia

Today you will explore the Snowdonia National Park which holds the highest mountain in England and Wales! This afternoon visit the National Slate Museum in the heart of Snowdonia to learn about Wales’ industrial past. This afternoon visiting a working sheep farm.
Overnight: Llandudno Bay Hotel or similar

Day 7 - Saturday: Angelsey & Caernarfon

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 visit the imposing medieval Castle, built by Edward the 1st. You will have the afternoon free to explore the town of Llandudno and pick up some gifts for home, before enjoying a final dinner with the group.
Overnight: Llandudno Bay Hotel or similar

Day 8 - Sunday: Departure

Today you will depart for your return journey home or onward journey. Transfers can be arranged to Manchester, Cardiff or London.

Included
  • 7 nights accommodation in high-end hotels
  • Full Welsh breakfast daily at hotel and group dinner on final evening of tour
  • Fully escorted tour with maximum of 12 customers
  • Travel in a luxury vehicle
  • Tourist excursions and key tourist visits as noted in the itinerary
Not Included
  • Airfare or train fare to Cardiff; transportation from Manchester, Cardiff or London to your next destination
  • Transfer to Manchester, Cardiff or London at the end of your tour
  • Meals not indicated
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Tour Notes

‘Castles, Coast and Celts’ tour runs on a monthly basis. This tour will be fully escorted, with a maximum of 12 people per tour, travelling in a luxury vehicle and staying in high-end hotels throughout Wales. They will include the following experiential tourist excursions and key tourist visits:

  • Cardiff Food and Drink Safari
  • Cardiff Castle
  • St. Fagans National History Museum
  • Dylan Thomas Boathouse
  • St Davids Bishops Palace
  • St Davids Cathedral
  • Welsh Lovespoon Workshop
  • Vale of Rheidol Steam Train
  • Devil’s Bridge Waterfalls
  • National Library of Wales
  • National Slate Museum
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
  • Farm visit
  • Male voice choir rehearsal

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).one of our other itineraries
  • 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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