directions_busTours & Packages in Wales, Cardiff, Llangollen, Portmeirion, Aberystwyth & Tenby
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Wonderful Wales

On this captivating journey through deep green valleys, past snow-dusted mountains and along an unforgettable coastline, we’ll go high and low in search of Wales’ most iconic sights.
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$4,139PP
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DURATION
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7 nights
WHAT'S INCLUDED
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About this holiday

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Your tour at a glance

Join us as we walk the ancient lands of Celts and Romans, immersing ourselves in age-old local traditions as we go.

  • Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea served in glorious surroundings
  • Embark on a steam train ride through the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia National Park
  • Stay in the enchanting Italianate style village of Portmeirion – an architectural marvel

Inclusions

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  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation
  • 7 Breakfasts & 4 Dinners
  • Premium mini-coach transportation
  • Experienced Tour Leader and Driver
  • Maximum 18 Passengers

Accommodation

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On your tour you will spend 7 nights in charming boutique accommodation with en-suite bathrooms of 3-star/4-star standard ranging from country inns to town centre hotels.

Travel dates

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Please note that prices are subject to availability at time of booking and may change without notice.

Twin share from $4,139 per person / Sole use from $5,179 per person

  • 5 May - 12 May2023

Twin share from $4,199 per person / Sole use from $5,249 per person

  • 9 - 16 Jun 2023
  • 30 Jun - 7 Jul 2023
  • 14 Jul - 21 Jul 2023
  • 28 Jul - 4 Aug 2023
  • 11 Aug - 18 Aug 2023
  • 1 Sep - 8 Sep 2023
  • 15 Sep - 22 Sep 2023
  • 22 Sep - 29 Sep 2023

Why not extend your stay and see more of Wales or head to Europe? We can book your flights and accommodation and arrange your travel insurance. Please call our travel team on 1300 414 198 for details.

Itinerary

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Please note the following itinerary is subject to change without notice.

Day 1 - Cardiff

After meeting the group in Wales' vibrant capital, we'll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner at the hotel.

  • Accommodation: Jurys Inn City Centre (or similar)
  • Meals: Dinner

Day 2 - Cardiff - Brecon Beacons

Following a hearty breakfast at our hotel, we’ll set off in search of the Wales of old. Our first stop? St Fagans National Museum of History, Wales’ most popular heritage attraction. Continuing our journey, we’ll venture through the dramatic Welsh Valleys to Brecon Beacons National Park, stopping at the 13th-century Caerphilly Castle along the way. This evening, another delicious group dinner awaits us at our hotel.

  • Accommodation: The Bear Hotel at Crickhowell (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 3 - Brecon Beacons - Llangollen - North Wales

Today’s itinerary will take us further north along the border regions of Mid Wales to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct: the longest and highest structure of its kind (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site). We’ll have the opportunity to visit the mesmerising Valle Crucis Abbey before pausing for an afternoon tea together at a charming local tearoom. Upon our arrival along the rugged North Welsh Coast, we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure.

  • Accommodation: St Georges Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - North Wales

After an eventful few days, today you’ll have plenty of free time to explore the nearby towns of Llandudno and Conwy. How you choose to spend the day is up to you – but we recommend visiting the imposing Conwy Castle and taking a look at the medieval town walls. Later, you could uncover the self-proclaimed “smallest house in Great Britain” along the picturesque Quay – which also plays host to an abundance of cosy cafes and traditional pubs perfect for spending a relaxing afternoon.

  • Accommodation: St Georges Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 - North Wales - Nant Gwrtheyrn - Portmeirion

Continuing our journey today, we’ll have a brief photo opportunity at the village with the longest place name in Europe – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch – before moving on to the fascinating Llanberis Slate Mine. After enjoying a demonstration and stroll around the museum, it’s onwards to the Welsh Language Heritage Centre in Nant Gwrtheyrn – where we’ll flex our language skills with a lesson in tongue-twisting Welsh pronunciation. There will be plenty of time to practise your new-found skills over our included dinner in Portmeirion tonight!

  • Accommodation: Hotel Portmeirion (or similar)
  • Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 6 - Port Meirioin - Aberystwyth - Pembrokeshire

Today we'll take in the breathtaking landscapes of Snowdonia National Park in comfort and style as we enjoy a steam train ride along the historic Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway. The oldest independent railway company in the world - gaze upon the lush green pastures, glittering lakes, magnificent forests and rushing waterfalls of the national park as we travel around horseshoe bends, through mountain tunnels and cruise along cliff edges. Our day will end in picturesque Pembrokeshire - where you'll have the evening to spend at your leisure.

  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 - Pembrokeshire - Tenby - Pembrokeshire

This morning, we'll set a course for the picture-perfect fishing village of Tenby. Perched on a headland and surrounded by Norman-built walls - we'll have plenty of time to explore the medieval village streets and array of cafes and stores at our own pace. Upon returning to Pembrokeshire, enjoy some leisure time before we don our best outfits for tonight's final group dinner. Here's to an incredible journey!

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner

Day 8 - Pembrokeshire - Cardiff

After breakfast, it’s back to Cardiff we go! From Pembrokeshire, we’ll make the scenic drive along Wales’ west coast. When we reach the capital, our tour will come to a close.

Meals: Breakfast

Questions

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Where do I meet my Tour Leader upon arrival? Your Tour Leader will usually meet you in the arrival hotel’s reception area at the tour’s listed start time. If you can’t see your Tour Leader, look out for any notices posted in the lobby or ask a member of the hotel staff.

Do you provide airport transfers? For Europe and UK tours, airport transfers are not included in your tour price – however, we can book transfers for you as an additional service.

How much luggage can I bring? As we travel in mini-coaches, luggage space is limited. Each guest may bring one piece of main luggage of a standard size of no more than 158cm (when the length, width and height is added together) and weighing no more than 20kg. You may also bring one small carry-on bag per person. If you have more luggage, please make arrangements to store it prior to joining the tour. We are unable to carry extra luggage on the mini-coach.

What clothes should I bring? A suggested packing list will be provided in your pre-departure information. We suggest packing for variable weather conditions. We also suggest a pair of good shoes for walking tours.

What level of mobility do I need?: You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms. 

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate mobility scooter or wheelchair users. If you have any medical issues, please declare them to us in advance of your tour. If you are in any doubt as to whether our tours are suitable for you, please check with us.

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Fine print

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Travel at 60 and supplier booking conditions apply.

  • $200 per person deposit due within 7 days of booking, full payment required 60 days prior to departure.
  • Deposit is non refundable but will be issued as a credit to use within 1 year of cancellation. Further cancellation fees within 60 days of travel.