Tours of Wales. 1. "All round Wales"
Starting in Cardiff.
(Other start points are available, it would be possible to start in North Wales).
It would be an option to begin with a day or 2 based in Cardiff, visiting the city's highlights including a food tour, or visiting a selection of castles and Roman remains in the Wye Valley such as Caerleon, Chepstow, Talley Abbey and Raglan, or the Big Pit coal mine. After that;
Day 1 (and 2). Cardiff to Pembrokeshire.
On leaving Cardiff, either;
a) visit the reconstructed buildings from all over Wales at The National Museum of Welsh Life at St Fagans, or;
b) drive up the Rhondda Valley to see a bit of the'Valleys' and their coal mining heritage, stopping at the Rhondda Heritage park and continuing on over the spectacular Rhigos Mountain road.
For the afternoon and the next day; visiting options could include; Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves, Pembroke Castle, St. Davids cathedral and Bishops Palace, Penre Ifan neolithic Burial chamber and an exploration of the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast National Park.
Over night accommodation for 1 or 2 nights will be near Tenby or St Davids.
Day 3. Cardigan Bay.
Travel to Aberyswyth. Visits en route could include Dolphin watching at New Quay, Aberaeron, Llanerchaeron, Dolaucothi Gold Mine, Da Mhile Distillery and Teifi Cheese, New Quay Honey Farm. The National library of Wales.
Over night accommodation for 2 (or 3) nights in or near Aberystwyth.
Day 4. Cambrian Safaris highlights. - Picturesque Hinterland.
This will be a day out discovering the wild tranquillity of mid Wales and the Cambrian Mountains, visits can include a ride on the Vale of Rheidol Railway, Devils Bridge Waterfalls, Strata Florida Abbey, the Elan Valley Reservoirs, some "off Road" exploration in some really wild country with views back down to Pembrokeshire, and the genuine hidden gem of The magical Hafod Estate. 'Hinterland' film locations can be seen. (Additional Day possible here.)
Day 5. Southern Snowdonia.
A Tour of the less well known southern part of the Snowdonia National Park, Options can include a trip on the Tal-y-llyn railway, the original location of the 'Thomas the Tank engine stories' or a visit to the Corris Craft centre and possibly the King Arthur's Labyrinth, or Corris Slate Mine Exploreres, followed by Castell y Bere and Mary Jone's house in the beautiful Dysynni Valley, 'Bomber lane' and Cregennan lakes. Harlech Castle would be an afternoon option, or Port Meirion.
Overnight Accommodation for 2 or 3 nights will be somewhere around the central or Northern Snowdonia National Park.
Day 6 and 7. Snowdonia and Anglesey.
The remaining day or days can be spent visiting ancient sites on the Island of Anglesy, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Llechwedd Slate caverns (highly reccommended), The Great Orme Bronze age Copper mine, A trip on the Ffestinog Railway, the Welsh Highland Railway or the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Conwy or Caernarfon Castles. Penrhyn Castle or Baumaris Castle, Plas Newydd house and Gardens. Bodnant Gardens. Several smaller less well known Castles.
All accompanied by leisurely touring of spectacular scenery.
After your last night;Transfer to anywhere in the UK it is possible to fly back to Cardiff from Anglesey, catch a train to London from Bangor, or we can transfer you to anywhere in the UK ourselves.
We will always work closely with you to arrange a selection of visits to suit your interests and to tour at a pace that suits you.
We can introduce you to Wales in 2 or 3 days, or spend a little longer in a number of key areas.
In Wales you could easily spend a week just visiting Castles, or riding on Steam railways, or visiting mines, or touring the coast, or visiting a wide variety of small local museums, or a selection of churches, chapels or Cathedrals, or loosing yourself in wild, tranquil places, or a combination of all of the above. It is also possible to spend a number of days visiting a variety of things in a relatively small part of Wales. Choosing what to do is always a problem!
If you have some ideas of places or areas which interest you do let us know.
Contact us to help to plan your trip. We suggest considering 8 days in Wales, this itinerary works well from 4 days or more.
Pentre Ifan neolithic burial chamber
St Davids Cathedral
Cwmystwyth, Mid Wales
South Stack, Holy Island, Angelsey
Snowdonia, from the Snowdon Mountain railway.