10 DAYS, 9 NIGHTS | Cardiff, Brecon Beacon, Tenby, Pembroke, St. David’s, Snowdonia, Anglesey, Caernarfon & Conwy
Included with this private tour:
9 nights of hotel accommodation
10 full Welsh breakfasts
5 three-course gourmet dinners
Your very own professional chauffeur-guide and luxury vehicle
Airport meet and greet
All entrance fees
Snowdonia steam train journey in first class
Just a few tour highlights:
Spectacular Pembrokeshire coast
Castles of North Wales
Snowdonia National Park
Historic steam train journey
St David’s Cathedral
St. Fagan’s National Museum
Spectacular mountain scenery
Subject to availability, you may choose your own travel dates.
All prices are per person in US dollars includes hand-picked Superior and Luxury Boutique lodging and based on sharing a room for double occupancy.
From $4,990 per person (group of 6 people)
From $5,490 per person (group of 4 people)
From $5,990 per person (group of 2 people)
This tour can be customized to your wishes or offered with 5-star luxury boutique option. Simply email or call us with your specifics and we'll plan a program that's right for you.
CHOOSE YOUR ACCOMMODATION
In this category we have hand-picked five-star guest houses or smaller luxury hotels. These lodgings are often family owned and offer a truly unique, authentic and welcome atmosphere where you are more likely to engage with local people than in a higher-end hotel. Some tours involve a mixture of both Superior and Luxury Boutique.
Through years of experience we have hand-picked luxury boutique hotels which are not only very comfortable in the traditional sense, but as importantly offer gourmet food, and an ambience of lasting memory. All our hotel choices are of unique character, range from 4-star to 5-star, and are either downtown, or enjoy a spectacular rural or village setting.
Our detailed offer to you will specify the hotels recommended.
PRIVATE TOUR ITINERARY
With its distinctive blend of Welsh language and Celtic culture, Wales is like no other country in the United Kingdom. You’ll fall in love with its beautiful natural landscapes—from soaring mountains to stunning coastline and national parks—and revel at imposing Welsh castles. On this captivating private tour through deep green valleys, past majestic mountains and along an unforgettable coastline, we’ll go high and low in search of Wales’ most iconic sights. Join us as we walk the ancient lands of Celts and Romans, immersing ourselves in age-old local traditions as we go.
Day 1) Cardiff
Depart London Heathrow Airport for Cardiff. Visit Tintern Abbey, former Cistercian Abbey on the Welsh side of the River Wye which marks the border with England. Arrive at the New House Country House Hotel for a three-night stay. Situated on the fringes of Cardiff, New House Country House Hotel nestles amongst the Welsh hills, close to Castel Coch and Caerphilly Castle and only a short distance from Cardiff and St. Fagan’s National Museum.
Day 2) Caerphilly, Cardiff Castle & St. Fagan’s National Museum
Today visit the mediaeval Castle of Caerphilly, Cardiff Castle, a Victorian Gothic revival mansion of medieval origin, and St. Fagan’s National Museum, an open-air museum in Cardiff chronicling the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people.
Day 3) Tredegar House & Brecon Beacons
Whole-day excursion to the Brecon Beacons visiting Tredegar House along the way. Visit Hay-on-Wye, home to the Hay-on-Wye Book Festival, littered with book shops—secondhand and new. Continue along the Gospel Pass, home to canals, waterfalls, red kites and natural beauty to Lanthony Priory.
Day 4) Castle Coch & Gower Peninsula
Depart for Castle Coch, a 19th-century Gothic Revival Castle of Norman origin (alternatively, visit in Swansea the Dylan Thomas Centre, which exhibits the life and work of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas) and the Gower Peninsula, an area of outstanding natural beauty with cliffs, beaches and bays, including the picturesque village of Mumbles. This afternoon, arrive at Penally Abbey for a two-night stay.
Day 5) Pembrokeshire & St. David’s
Whole-day excursion to Pembrokeshire including a scenic tour of the coast, Pembroke Castle and in St. David’s, visit the Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace.
The 12th century St Davids Cathedral is Wales’ most iconic religious site and sits tucked away in a sheltered vale beside the River Alun. You learn about the history of St Davids, visit the impressive Treasury collection and visit the brooding Gothic ruins of the Bishop’s Palace on the opposite bank of the river.
Day 6) Tenby & Aberystwyth
This morning, explore Tenby, probably the most iconic and well-visited seaside town in Wales. Steeped in ancient history and surrounded by an imposing medieval stone wall. This afternoon, continue to Aberystwyth for an overnight stay at the Gwesty Cymru Hotel, located on the seafront. Arrive in time to explore some of the town.
Day 7) Scenic Steam Train Ride in Snowdonia
This morning, depart for Portmeirion, passing the imposing Cader Idris mountain on route. Portmeirion is a tourist village designed and built between 1925 and 1975 in style of an Italian Riviera village. Alternatively, you may visit Harlech Castle, a garrison castle built by Edward I. Arrive Porthmadog by lunchtime, from where you’ll depart on a scenic-steam-train ride through the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park to the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. You’ll then continue to the Castle Hotel, Conwy for a three-night stay, located within the town walls.
Day 8) Caernarfon Castle & Isle of Anglesey
Today, visit Penrhyn Castle, a country house designed in the style of a Norman Castle, and Caernarfon Castle, part of the system of English garrison castles that Edward I built to enforce English rule over North Wales 700 years ago. Next visit Segontium, a Roman stronghold that passed into Welsh legend. On your return to Conwy, make a short excursion across the Menai Bridge to Beaumaris on Anglesey, a pretty seaside town with views to Snowdonia.
Day 9) Conwy & Bodnant Garden
This morning, explore Conwy including the Castle, Plas Mawr Mansion and Aberconwy House. Your hotel is within the town walls and all these visits are just steps away. This afternoon, visit Bodnant Garden, overlooking the Conwy Valley towards the Carneddau mountains. Founded in 1874 and developed by five generations of one family.
Day 10) Manchester Airport or return to London
Depart for Manchester Airport for onward journey or return to London.
England's West Country
Thank you so much for a truly wonderful trip in England's West Country. The Cornish coast was more beautiful and magical than I could have imagined, and the variety of experiences you provided gave this vacation dimensions we could never have found on our own. Thank you, too, for your patience with us, and all your insights, I will always treasure memories of this trip,
Kathy - Ohio
England's West Country
Thank you so very for the most unforgettable holiday of a life. Each experience was perfect and your guidance and expertise exceptional.
Karen - Halifax, Canada
England's West Country
Every aspect of our trip's planning and execution demonstrated your dedication to superior customer service. While the itinerary, accommodations and restaurant selections exceeded our expectations, it was your attention to every detail that stands out.
Peter & Trisha Palmer, Pennsylvania