Tours of Wales 2. Cambrian Safaris Highlights. (Example itinerary)
Up through Wales' wild landscapes.
Starting in Cardiff. 2 nights in Mid Wales and 1 or 2 in North Wales.
Other start points are available, the itinerary can be reversed for example.
This tour features highlights of Cambrian Safaris' tours, and then continues north to see more of Snowdonia and north Wales.
It would be possible to begin with a day or 2 based in Cardiff, visiting the city's highlights perhaps including a food based 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 or Dan Yr Ogof Showcaves. After that;
Contact us to help you plan your trip. We suggest considering 8 days in Wales, this itinerary works well from 3 or 4 days or more.
Day 1. Cardiff to the Cambrian Mountains.
Heading north from Cardiff up the coal mining valleys, through the Brecon Beacons to the Dolaucothi Gold Mine or the remote Llyn Brianne Reservoir. Onwards along ancient drovers routes to the little known county of Ceredigion.
Over-night - 2 or 3 nights, at Y Talbot Tregaron, the Black Lion Pontrhydyfendigaid or in Aberystwyth.
Day 2. The Picturesque Hinterland.
Discovering the wild and tranquil secret places of mid Wales, based on our regular local tours. A trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway is an option. Devils Bridge Waterfalls, Strata Florida Abbey, the Elan Valley Reservoirs, some "off Road" exploration in some really wild country with tremendous views, and the hidden gem of The magical Hafod Estate. 'Hinterland' film locations can be seen!
Over night accommodation in or near Aberystwyth.
Day 2a Extra time in Aberystwyth
An extra night could be added here, to give an extra day to explore Ceredigions' coast, take a Dolphin watching boat trip at New Quay and visit Llanerchaeron, visit the National Library of Wales, visit Powys Castle or explore more of the Cambrian Mountains. (Over night accommodation in or near Aberystwyth.)
Day 3 'Bomber Lane'.
An exploration of the dramatic ruggedness of Southern Snowdonia with secluded valleys and rocky mountains, based on the bomber lane tour on our tours pages, we will visit the ruins of Castell Y Bere, constructed by Llywelyn the Great in the 1220s and Mary Jones' cottage at Llanfihangel-y-pennant.
Passing the dramatic Craig yr Aderyn ('bird rock') where Cormorants and Choughs nest, we set off up 'Bomber lane' which climbs high above the Dyssinni Valley and continues over the western flank of Cadair Idris, with views from 1300 feet high above the Mawddach estuary with Barmouth to the north.
Overnight in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.
Day 4 (and 5). Snowdonia Highlights, Ancient Anglesey, coast castles and mines.
Llechwedd Slate mine caverns, the Great Orme Copper mine, a narrow gauge railway trip, Caernarfon and Conwy Castles, Portmerion and a tour of the highlights of Snowdonia are among the mainland options.
Anglesy has a range of ancient sights from neolithic burial chambers to hut circles, as well as Beaumaris castle, Plas Newydd and a rugged coastline.
At the end of the trip 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.