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Key Features
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Tour feature: Maximum group size 18 passengers
Starting: Cardiff
Ending: Cardiff
Tour Highlights
Key attractions: Cardiff Castle
  1. Day 1 Cardiff Arrival

    Today make your way to the Welsh Capital City where your tour begins; Cardiff is just over two hours from London by rail (please ask our agents if you require rail tickets for that journey). After dropping your bags at your central hotel you may chose to relax or get out and explore the city - well worth a visit are the beautiful Cardiff Castle and the Cardiff Bay area of fashionable waterside bars and eateries. By evening, we'll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner at the hotel.

    Overnight: The Coal Exchange Hotel (or similar), Cardiff

    Meals: Dinner included.

  2. Day 2 Caerphilly Castle and The Brecon Beacons

    This morning we’ll set off in search of the Wales of old. Venturing through the dramatic Welsh Valleys to Brecon Beacons National Park, we'll stop at the 13th-century Caerphilly Castle along the way. The medieval fortification with a Leaning Tower and a truly great fortresses looks spectacular on the photos. We may even have time to delve into Welsh mining heritage at the Big Pit National Coal Museum (subject to factors). This evening, another delicious group dinner awaits us at our hotel, this time in the picturesque Usk Valley.

    Overnight: The Bear Hotel (or similar), Crickhowell

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  3. Day 3 Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and North Wales

    Today we continue north through the Brecon Beacons and in to the Wales Border Marches. We pause near Llangollen for views of the UNESCO World Heritage site at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct; an awe-inspiring site it is the longest and highest structure of its kind in Britain and carries canal boats 100 feet above the valley floor. As we pass North through the mountainous landscapes, we’ll stop to enjoy an Afternoon Tea in one of this little nation’s most scenic spots, before we retire to our hotel in the Conwy region.

    Overnight: The Empire Hotel & Spa (or similar), Llandudno

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  4. Day 4 Llanberis Slate Mine and Welsh Language

    This morning we'll stop for a photo at special village with the longest place name in the world! Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Then onwards to the slate mine at Llanberis, where you can stroll around the museum, learn the art of slate splitting and how this abundant resource is mined. By afternoon we continue to the beautiful and remote Lleyn Peninsula which is a stronghold of traditional Welsh culture and heritage; at the Nant Gwrtheyrn Heritage Centre we enjoy a short talk on the ancient Welsh language and have the chance to learn a few words of this notoriously difficult language. Your evening is free to enjoy at your leisure in one of Llandudno's many cosy pubs and cafes.

    Overnight: The Empire Hotel & Spa (or similar), Llandudno

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  5. Day 5 Llandudno and Conwy at leisure

    Today you have a day at leisure in Llandudno. You may choose to ride a cable car up the Great Orme headland or simply take a stroll along the elegant Victorian promenade and shopping arcades. A short distance away is the contrasting medieval market town of Conwy. Using public transport, you can reach the town and explore its 13th century fortress, city walls and visit Britain's smallest house in the docks. You will have a chance to share your day adventures over an included dinner.

    Overnight: The Empire Hotel & Spa (or similar), Llandudno

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  6. Day 6 Portmeirion, Snowdonia and Steam Train Experience

    We’ll begin our day in Italian style this morning as we head to picturesque Portmeirion. Designed in the 1920s to replicate an Italian village, its quirky pastel-hued houses, classical mansions and maze-like gardens are straight from the pages of a storybook. After, we'll aboard a steam train for a ride through hills and forests of the Snowdonia National Park. Gaze upon the green pastures, glittering lakes, magnificent forests and rushing waterfalls of the National Park. We then head to West Wales for an evening at leisure in hidden from the world hotel at the top of the Teifi Valley.

    Overnight: The Falcondale Hotel (or similar), Mid Wales

    Meals: Breakfast included.

  7. Day 7 Tenby and Pembrokeshire

    This morning we’ll explore the seaside fishing village of Tenby. This gorgeous and colourful little town will charm you with its medieval atmosphere, quirky shops and of course the beautiful beaches. Upon returning to Pembrokeshire, we'll be sure to take in some more of those famous dramatic coastlines and enjoy some leisure time before we don our best outfits for tonight's final group dinner. Here's to an incredible journey!

    Overnight: The Falcondale Hotel (or similar), Mid Wales

    Meals: Breakfast and dinner included.

  8. Day 8 St Fagans and return to Cardiff

    This morning we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before passing along Wales' South coast towards the National History Museum of Wales at St. Fagans. This unique living museum offers an insight of Wales and Welsh heritage throughout the ages from its Celtic origins right through to the industrial revolution. Our journey ends in Cardiff where we bid farewell to the group. If you require rail tickets back to London, please ask our agents for more information.

    Overnight: 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 features

  • Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in a Welsh village.
  • Take a trip on a narrow-gauge steam railway.
  • Stay in the enchanting Italianate style village of Portmeirion.
  • Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience.

What's included

  • 7 nights in charming hotel accommodation
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach
  • The services of your professional driver and separate tour leader
  • Full Welsh breakfast daily
  • 4 x evening meals
  • 1 x afternoon tea
  • Welsh Language Session
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • St Fagans Museum
    • Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
    • Llanberis Slate Mine
    • Caerphilly Castle
    • Welsh Language Heritage Centre
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your travel documents pack.

Optional extras

  • Pre or post tour hotel accommodation in central Cardiff.
  • Rail transport to/from Cardiff before/after your tour and accommodation in central London or at London Airports.
  • Hotel accommodation in London.

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

Please select your preferred tour date from the list below.

Start DateEnd DateStatusPrice
(per person)*
 
May 5, 2023
May 12, 2023
Guaranteed departure
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£
2389
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May 19, 2023
May 26, 2023
Limited availability
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£
2389
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June 9, 2023
May 16, 2023
Limited availability
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£
2419
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June 30, 2023
July 7, 2023
-
from
£
2419
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July 14, 2023
July 21, 2023
Guaranteed departure
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£
2419
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July 28, 2023
August 4, 2023
Guaranteed departure
from
£
2419
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August 11, 2023
August 18, 2023
-
from
£
2419
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September 1, 2023
September 8, 2023
Guaranteed departure
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£
2419
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September 15, 2023
September 22, 2023
Guaranteed departure
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£
2419
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September 22, 2023
September 29, 2023
Limited availability
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£
2419
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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 2022

Single Supplement: from £590.

 

All tours commence at your central Cardiff Hotel in the evening of day one and finish in central Cardiff at around 5.30pm (approx) on the End Day.

 

Please ask for a quote if you require additional pre-tour accommodation in central London and/or Cardiff and rail travel to/from Wales from London or other destinations. Likewise we can also offer post-tour accommodation in Cardiff, London or elsewhere.

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 British Pounds Sterling (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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