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Key Features
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 14 passengers
Starting: Cardiff or London
Ending: London or Newport
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Wales and Cardiff Castle

    This morning, make your way to Cardiff, the Welsh Capital (just 2hrs from London by direct rail). After checking in to your hotel the afternoon is yours to explore the city at your own pace. With your included tickets, you can visit the unique Cardiff Castle whose history stretches from Roman times right through to the industrial revolution and an illustrious Victorian manor house. By evening meet your tour leader and the rest of the group where we’ll enjoy a hearty Welsh dinner together.

    Overnight: Cardiff (or similar)

    Meals: Dinner included.

  2. Day 2 Museum of Welsh Life and Cardiff Bay

    Boarding the mini-coach, a short ride from central Cardiff, we’ll visit the Museum of Welsh Life; set in the expansive grounds of the Elizabethan manor house of St Fagan’s Castle you can trace Welsh life through the centuries. We’ll then head for the cosmopolitan Cardiff Bay area to see the vibrant Mermaid Quay which is now a hub of Welsh heritage and politics and is home to a host of waterfront cafes, bars and eateries. Your afternoon is free to explore “the Bay” or return to central Cardiff to see more of the historic city.

    Overnight: Cardiff (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  3. Day 3 National Botanic Garden of Wales, Laugharne and Tenby

    Today we leave the bright lights of Cardiff for Wales’ for the dramatic coastlines of Pembrokeshire. On route, we’ll pause at the magnificent National Botanic Garden of Wales, set amongst a nature reserve spanning 500 acres before heading for the village of Laugharne, the picturesque home-town of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. Later we continuing to the beautiful seaside town of Tenby where there’ll be time to wander the within the 13th century town walls, see the sweeping golden bays or climb the rocky headland overlooking the picture-postcard harbour.

    Overnight: Pembrokeshire (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  4. Day 4 St Davids and Cardigan Bay

    This morning we continue to explore the natural scenery of the protected Pembrokeshire Coast. We’ll head for St Davids, namesake of Wales’ patron saint. This tiny village enjoys city status owing to its beautiful cathedral and Bishop’s Palace. From here we’ll turn North and follow Wales’ scenic west coast past the sweeping sands of Cardigan Bay and in to rural mid-Wales. We’ll pause in one or more of the bustling harbour towns before arriving in Aberystwyth, our overnight destination. In the evening we enjoy our dinner together.

    Overnight: Aberystwyth (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  5. Day 5 Portmeirion and Snowdonia Mountain Railway

    After a hearty Welsh breakfast we’ll enjoy a scenic drive North to the intriguing town of Portmeirion. Nestling in a sheltered position on an enclosed estuary this beautiful Italian style village was uniquely designed by Sir William Clough Ellis and has since been used for various television productions. After plenty of time to explore, we’ll head for the local train station – here it’s all aboard a narrow gauge steam train for an epic mountain railway journey of breath-taking views in to the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Later we retire to our base in Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

    Overnight: Llandudno (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  6. Day 6 Llandudno and Conwy at Leisure

    Today is a free day to enjoy at leisure; equipped with your complimentary open-top bus tour tickets you can explore the contrasting towns of Llandudno and nearby Conwy at your own pace. Llandudno is an elegant Victorian seaside resort with a sweeping sandy bay and long promenade whilst Conwy is a cobbled medieval market town nestled on the shores of the Conwy estuary. Between the two there are a host of leisure and visitor attractions to enjoy including a Victorian cable tramway ride to the top of the Great Orme headland or a walk along the medieval town walls to the ramparts of the imposing 13th century fortress at Conwy Castle.

    Overnight: Llandudno (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  7. Day 7 Llangollen and Powis Castle

    Today we make our way south along the course of the Conwy Valley to the charming Welsh town of Llangollen home of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a stunning waterway which carries boats more than 100 feet above the valley floor and enjoys World Heritage status. By afternoon we’ll continue south to visit the beautiful National Trust Powis Castle where we’ll admire the interior collections of the Herbert family and explore the elegant manicured and wild gardens. Later we continue in to the scenic border marches to our overnight hotel where we will enjoy a farewell dinner together.

    Overnight: Brecon Beacons (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  8. Day 8 Farewell to Wales

    Today we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before we transfer to Newport Train Station in South where you bid farewell to your driver. Using your complimentary rail passes you can choose to take the train either back to Cardiff to continue to explore the Welsh capital or head back to London on the direct service.

    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.

Unique Experiences

  • Discover the cosmopolitan Welsh Capital Cardiff.
  • Explore Wales’ three uniquely beautiful National Parks.
  • Visit the historic harbour town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire.
  • Enjoy a scenic railway journey through the mountains of Snowdonia.
  • Take in a host of quintessential medieval fortresses and castles.
  • Maximum group-size of 14 passengers for that intimate touring experience.

What's Included

  • 7 nights in charming hotel accommodation.
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach.
  • Rail travel to / from Wales at the start and end of the tour.
  • The services of your professional driver / tour leader.
  • Full Welsh breakfast daily.
  • 5 x evening meals.
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Cardiff Castle
    • St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life
    • National Botanic Gardens of Wales
    • St Davids Bishops Palace
    • Portmeirion Village
    • Snowdonia Mountain Railway Journey
    • Llandudno and Conwy City Sightseeing Tour Ticket
    • Powis Castle and Gardens
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your travel documents pack.

 

Please note your itinerary and accommodations are subject to change due to operational reasons.

Optional Extras

  • Additional pre-tour accommodation in London or Cardiff.
  • Post-tour accommodation in Cardiff to explore this city in more depth.
  • Additional nights hotel accommodation in London.
  • Private transfers in London.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other England tours on selected dates “Treasures of the West Country”, “England’s Rustic Charm” or “Aspect of Britain”.

Exclusions

Our tours are fully land inclusive but there are some things we do not include as standard:

  • 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

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
Monday, 1 July 2024
Monday, 8 July 2024
-
£
2350

Fully booked

Monday, 22 July 2024
Monday, 29 July 2024
-
£
2350

Fully booked

Monday, 5 August 2024
Monday, 12 August 2024
-
£
2450

Fully booked

Monday, 2 September 2024
Monday, 9 September 2024
Guaranteed departure
£
2350
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Monday, 23 September 2024
Monday, 30 September 2024
-
£
2350

Fully booked

Monday, 7 October 2024
Monday, 14 October 2024
Guaranteed departure
£
2250
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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 Notes

A single supplement from £650 applies.

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