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Discover Wales

Wales is packed full of delightful coastal villages, incredible Roman ruins, and stunningly white beaches, but most intriguing is the warm welcome you'll experience when you travel through this wonderful country.

Discover Wales

Wales is packed full of delightful coastal villages, incredible Roman ruins, and stunningly white beaches, but most intriguing is the warm welcome you'll experience when you travel through this wonderful country.

Tour Highlights

  • Sightseeing including Welsh Borderlands, the Cambrian Mountains, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech Castle, Dolaucothi Gold Mind, Pembrokshire Coast National Park, St. David's, and Castle Combe.
  • Small groups up to 16 passengers.

Discovering Wales Tour Includes

  • Six (6) nights accommodations; two (2) nights in London (pre/post) at pre-booked mid-ranged 3-4 * hotel in London. To be advised at time of booking (subject to availability).
  • Two (2) nights at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Aberystwyth.
  • Two (2) nights at your choice of B&B or Hotel in Tenby.
  • Breakfast daily (except for morning of arrival).
  • Arrival and departure transfers in London.
  • Five (5) days of custom touring.
  • All service charges and hotel taxes.

Additional Notes

Please Note Baggage Restriction: Due to size of coach there is a luggage restriction of 14kg (31 Ibs) of luggage per person on this tour. This includes one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small personal bag.

A maximum of 8 passengers per departure date can be booked on this tour due to limitations of the coach size. If you have a larger party and/or wish to have a group booked on this tour, please contact us directly, as it will have to be quoted as a private group and rates here do not apply.

Itinerary

Day 01: London

Arrive London. Transfer to your hotel is included. You are free to enjoy London on your own. (Please note: hotel check-in is generally between 2 pm and 4 pm. If you are arriving into London early - the hotel should be happy to hold your luggage until your room is ready).

Day 02: Aberystwyth

Make your own way to the London departure point by 9 am (unless optional transfer was purchased at time of booking). Depart from London at 9:15 am. You leave London and travel west to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds. This area of outstanding natural beauty boasts England’s prettiest historic villages. Your friendly driver-guide ensures you get the best photos and hear the most fascinating local tales. Your first stop in Wales is Hay-on-Wye, the ‘town of books’, nestled just to the north of the Brecon Beacons National Park. The route then leads to the beautiful Elan Valley and up into the Cambrian Mountains. From there, it’s an hour or so to the beautiful seaside town and cultural centre of Aberystwyth, where you spend the next two nights. You will be dropped off at your accommodation.

Day 03: Aberystwyth

Travel north into the mountainous Snowdonia National Park. You visit the beautiful village of Beddgelert, where you can see the grave of ‘Gelert’, the legendary dog. Later you travel to Harlech Castle. Built by King Edward I during his conquest of Wales nearly 800 years ago, this mighty fortress still stands overlooking the peaks of Snowdonia and the sea. After a fulfilling day in the mountains you return to Aberystwyth in late afternoon, where the remainder of the evening is free.

Day 04: Tenby

Leaving Aberystwyth, we travel around the coast of Cardigan Bay, through the pretty little planned town of Aberaeron to New Quay, with its charming sandy harbor containing fishing boats and its connections with Dylan Thomas. From the breakwater wall you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins or whales out in the bay. You then go inland to explore the Dinefwr Estate* (Newton House) and its ruined castle before heading for Wales’s south coast to visit Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas lived for the last few years of his life and wrote the famous play “Under Milk Wood”. From here, it’s a short distance to Tenby, the small, charming seaside town that’ll be your base for two nights. *When the Dinefwr Estate is closed, you visit Carreg Cennen Castle instead.

Day 05: Pembrokeshire

Our last full day in Wales is spent exploring the extreme south west of the country, in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. This region was the birthplace of both the patron saint of Wales, St. David, and the Twdyr (anglicised to Tudor) royal dynasty. After stopping in the county town of Pembroke itself, with yet another fabulous castle, you will travel on to the tiny cathedral city of St. David's for lunch and time to explore this magical place. In the afternoon, we return to Tenby to explore this colorful town, with its beachside Georgian Houses, cobbled alleys, and 13th century medieval town walls. Overnight in Tenby.

Day 06: Tenby - London

Leaving Tenby in the morning, you begin your return journey to London. You travel past the big industrial cities of South Wales for a visit to the outdoor National Museum of History at St Fagans (public transport is available from the museum to central Cardiff for anyone who wishes to leave the tour at this point). From here, it’s time to say goodbye to Wales. You take the Severn Crossing back into England, where you have one final break at Castle Combe. This gorgeous Cotswold village is perfect for a relaxed stroll amongst 16th century ironstone cottages. From here, you head back to central London.  Arrive back in London at approximately 7:30 pm. Make your own way back to your pre-booked London hotel.

Day 07: London - US

After breakfast, check out of your London hotel. A transfer to the airport is included that will collect you from your hotel to the airport. We welcome your feedback on your return home.

Rates & Hotels

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Oct 02  (Please call)   $1929
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Hotels/Plans Available for Departure Dates

Discovery Wales - Based on B&B while touring, plus 2 nights London Hotel
Discover Wales - Based on Hotels while touring, plus 2 nights London Hotel

Tour Details

Your land package begins: / Your land package ends:

(As most International flights are overnight flights - please book air accordingly)

Flight Details


Accommodation Details

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    Requests are not guaranteed and are subject to each hotel's discretion and availability

UK Hotel

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Pre and post nights booked at a mid-level hotel [more]

Accommodations booked by Rabbies UK

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Depending on package booked, accommodations can be BB/Guesthomes, 3* Hotels/Inns (and some packages may include 4* Hotels) [more]

Pricing

Your tour land price is per person based on two (2) people sharing a twin or double room. When a single room is booked, a single supplement will apply. There are no triple rooms for this tour.

Discount rate applies to children aged 5-12 years. Tours are not suitable for children under the age of 5.

Pre and post nights are based on Grange Hotels / Park City or similar. Hotel is on a request basis. If necessary, a hotel upgrade may be necessary. Your booking agent can advise this at time of booking. Property in Cirencester will be advised once confirmed by our UK supplier.

This tour does not include:

  • Items not noted on itinerary
  • Lunches
  • Dinners
  • Tips to driver/guide
  • Visitor attractions

Airfare

Unfortunately, due to the 2020 pandemic, Celtic Tours will only be offering airfare for groups sizes of 15 or more. Individuals should book directly with airlines. Please make sure you book your flight to arrive and depart on accurate dates. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Departures & Transfers

Departure date is the date the tour starts in London. Please book your air one day before to accommodate overnight flights.

Tour Guarantee

Although our UK tours are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 passengers, it does not mean a date is guaranteed until we check with the Edinburgh office. Although we get regular updates, a tour can sell out and we may not yet have it noted above. We must first advise of a guarantee before airfare is booked and ticketed. Thank you.