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  New tour for 2020  

Key Features
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 16 passengers
Starting: Central London
Tour Highlights
Towns and Cities: Cardiff, Oxford, St Davids, Tenby
Key attractions: Cardiff Castle, The Cotswolds
  1. Day 1 Avebury Stone Circle and The Wye Valley

    Departing London we head West for the enchanting nation of Wales. First stop will be at the charming English village of Avebury which is set amidst Avebury Stone Circle; lesser known than Stonehenge but equally enigmatic, here you can walk amongst the stones and even touch them, something prohibited at Stonehenge itself. After a short stop we'll cross the Severn Bridge and the border in to Wales. We'll pause at the imposing castle ruins of Chepstow Castle, one of the oldest in Wales dramatically set on a rocky cliff-top overlookig the River Wye. After lunch we’ll follow the course of the Wye Valley to the elegant ruins at Tintern Abbey. Founded by Cistercian monks in the early 12th century, the Abbey was once one of the most powerful in Britain and has since inspired poetry by none other than William Wordsworth himself. Finally, we'll make our way to Cardiff, the Welsh Capital, where we’ll spend the first night of our tour.

    Overnight: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa (or similar), Cardiff

  2. Day 2 The Brecon Beacons National Park and Devil's Bridge

    Departing Cardiff we head North in to the South Wales valleys, a region synonymous with coal mining. We couldn't pass through without acknowledging the industrial heritage of the region which we'll do with a stop to the Big Pit National Coal Museum where you have the oportunity to meet real miners and descend a working mine for an intruging underground tour. A little further north we'll absorb the beautiful scenery of the Brecon Beacons National Park; after pausing for lunch in Brecon itself we pass through the heart of Wales towards the Elan Valley, a region characterized by stunning wilderness. Traversing through the Cambrian hills, we’ll arrive at our next stop, Devil’s Bridge, to see the "stacked" bridges and where, if legend is to be believed, the devil himself was outwitted by an old Welsh lady. By evening we descend into the picturesque seaside town of Aberystwyth the ‘capital’ of Welsh-speaking Wales, where we will spend the next two nights.

    Overnight: Premier Inn (or similar), Aberystwyth

    Meals: Breakfast included

  3. Day 3 Snowdonia National Park and Harlech Castle

    Today is dedicated to exporing the history and dramatic natural beauty of Snowdonia National Park. Snowdonia is a region which covers 823 square miles of hills and valleys and is home to tallest peak in England and Wales - Mount Snowdon. The area provides the sights and sounds of ‘real’ Wales with more than half of the local population speaking Welsh in their remote, rural communities. We’ll spend the day travelling through the heart of the National Park, with a number of photo-stops along the way. In the foothills of Mount Snowdon, we’ll visit the picturesque village of Beddgelert which is home to riverside craft-stalls and tea shops; we'll pasue to see the ‘grave’ of the legendary hound ‘Gelert’ after which the village is named. Our fial stop of the day will be on he coast, where we’ll pause at Harlech Castle, one of Edward I’s ring of magnificent 13th Century medieval fortresses around North Wales. After a full day exploring Snowdonia we’ll return to Aberystwyth for our second night in the town.

    Overnight: Premier Inn (or similar), Aberystwyth

    Meals: Breakfast included

  4. Day 4 St Davids and the Pembrokeshire Coast

    Today we pass South along the West Coast of Wales. Our first stop will be the tiny harbour town of New Quay home multi-coloured cottages and sandy beaches; the town has connections with Dylan Thomas, Wales’ most famous 20th century poet, and from the quay here you can often spot pods of Dolphins. Next, traverse the Presili Hills into Pembrokeshire Coast National Park; we'll head for the beautiful village of St David's - this tiny settlement is renowned as Britain’s smallest "city" owing to its magnificent cathedral and Bishop’s Palace. Inside the cathedral are the tombs of many influential medieval knights, as well as a shrine to St David, Wales' patron saint. Our final stop today is Pembroke itself, a town dominated by one of the largest and most important castles in Anglo-Welsh history. We'll then continue to the beautiful Norman town of Tenby home to sweeping sandy bays and cobbled streets. Our overnight accomodation is in the heart of the town.

    Overnight: Atlantic Hotel (or similar), Tenby

    Meals: Breakfast included

  5. Day 5 Cardiff, the Capital of Wales

    This morning we depart Tenby and return eastwards heading once again for Cardiff, the capital of Wales. We'll stop on the outskirts of the city to visit St Fagans National Museum of History, a fantastic open-air museum which captures Welsh history through the ages. Set in 100-acres of parkland in the grounds of St Fagans Castle, there are more than fifty original re-constructed buildings from across Wales, showing different periods of Welsh architecture. After ample time to explore, we’ll make the short journey to Cardiff Bay; once the second largest industrial port in the world, Cardiff Bay has since been redeveloped and is now home to BBC Wales television studios, the Welsh Goverment buildings and a host of cultural centres such as the Millennium Theatre and Norwegian Church. It's the perfect place for a spot of lunch in one of the trendy waterfront eateries. By afternoon, we’ll travel into the centre of historic Cardiff, and the balance of the day is free to explore Wales’ capital city at your leisure. Wander through the streets of old Cardiff and perhaps visit the National Museum, Cardiff Castle or the Principality Stadium, sporting home of Wales’ national game, Rugby. Tonight we spend the final night of our tour in Cardiff.

    Overnight: Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel & Spa (or similar), Cardiff

    Meals: Breakfast included

  6. Day 6 Caerleon and the Cotswolds

    Today we depart Cardiff and make the short journey to Caerleon, the only Roman fortress in Wales; here we'll see the ruinous amphitheatre, museum, barracks and Roman Bath complex. Then we cross back over the border into England, and into the Cotswolds. The Cotswolds is an area of outstanding natural beauty of quintessentially English countryside famed for its rolling hills and sheep farming vistas. We’ll meander along country lanes, passing farmlands and quaint cottages as we make our way to Cirencester, a town affectionately known as the ‘Capital of the Cotswolds’. After visiting this quaint Roman town we continue east to the ‘city of dreaming spires’, Oxford. Home to one of the world’s great universities, Oxford is a centre of education with Alumni that includes: JRR Tolkien, Stephen Hawking & Bill Clinton. Stroll the historic streets, soak up the whinsical academic ambiance and visit one or more the intriguing university sites such as the Bodlean library or Christchurch College, where you’ll find the hall that inspired the Great Hall of Hogwarts in Harry Potter. By evening we make our way back to central London where our journey conlcudes.

    Meals: Breakfast included

*Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

What's Included?

  • 5 nights in Hotel accommodation.
  • Full Welsh breakfast each morning.
  • All transportation by luxury mini-coach.
  • Services of a professional driver/guide (one person).
  • Maximum group-size of 16 passengers for that intimate touring experience.
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.

Optional Extras

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in London.
  • Airport transfers or transport to/from London before/after your tour.
  • If you want more time in Cardiff you can choose to leave the tour in Cardiff after breakfast on the morning of Day 6 in which case we can provide additional hotel nights in Cardiff and rail travel back to London at a later time.

Exclusions

  • Trip Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. More information on the benefits of trip insurance can be found here.
  • Flights – adeo Travel do not book air travel but are happy to offer advice on where to seek competitive airfare.
  • Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.

Departure Dates 2020

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

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April 5, 2020
April 10, 2020
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April 12, 2020
April 17, 2020
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April 19, 2020
April 24, 2020
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April 26, 2020
May 1, 2020
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May 3, 2020
May 8, 2020
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1020
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May 10, 2020
May 15, 2020
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1070

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May 17, 2020
May 22, 2020
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1070
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May 24, 2020
May 29, 2020
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1070
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May 31, 2020
June 5, 2020
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June 7, 2020
June 12, 2020
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June 14, 2020
June 19, 2020
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1070
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June 21, 2020
June 26, 2020
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June 28, 2020
July 3, 2020
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July 5, 2020
July 10, 2020
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1070
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July 12, 2020
July 17, 2020
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1125

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July 19, 2020
July 24, 2020
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1125
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July 26, 2020
July 31, 2020
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August 2, 2020
August 7, 2020
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August 9, 2020
August 14, 2020
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August 16, 2020
August 21, 2020
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August 23, 2020
August 28, 2020
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August 30, 2020
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September 6, 2020
September 11, 2020
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September 13, 2020
September 18, 2020
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September 20, 2020
September 25, 2020
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September 27, 2020
October 2, 2020
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October 4, 2020
October 9, 2020
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October 11, 2020
October 16, 2020
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October 18, 2020
October 23, 2020
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October 25, 2020
October 30, 2020
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* Prices are per person based on two people sharing either a double room or twin room. A single supplement will apply for those bookings where a single room is required.

Pricing 2020

Single supplements apply for single occupancy rooms, please ask for a quotation for details.

This tour starts at 9.00am on the first day of travel and returns around 6.30pm on the final day of travel. We recommend arriving in your city of departure at least one day prior to the start of your tour. If you require pre or post tour accommodation in central London, please let us know.

Pricing Notes

  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however due to the nature of small group tours the itinerary is flexible and is subject to change based on a variety of factors.
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