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From London: Wales 5-Day Group Tour

1. From London: Wales 5-Day Group Tour

Day 1: Leave London and travel west to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds through England’s prettiest historic villages. Get the best photos and hear the most fascinating local tales. Travel through the Welsh Marches marked out by the ancient Offa’s Dyke. Head into the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and beautiful Elan Valley. Finally, head to the beautiful seaside town and cultural center of Aberystwyth, where you spend the next two nights. Day 2: Travel to the mountainous region of Snowdonia National Park. Visit the mountain village of Beddgelert to see the famous grave of Gelert, the legendary dog, or explore the nearby copper mine. Next, head to the town of Machynlleth to see the ancient clock tower and the quaint houses, and go antique hunting. Move on to Porthmadog and over the Cob causeway before reaching the impenetrable medieval Harlech Castle. After a fulfilling day, return to Aberystwyth in the late afternoon. Day 3: Travel around the coast of Cardigan Bay through Aberaeron to New Quay. Explore the picturesque harbor and get the chance to spot dolphins and whales. Head into the foreboding Black Mountains to explore a bedrock cave under a castle, before you visit Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas wrote the famous play Under Milk Wood. Move on to Tenby, a charming seaside town and your base for two nights. Day 4: See some of Britain’s most gorgeous coastlines at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Travel to the tiny cathedral city of St Davids for lunch and exploration, and stop in the county town of Pembroke to enter the thick medieval walls of the castle. From here, return to Tenby for a relaxed evening. Day 5: Leaving Tenby in the morning, begin your return journey to London. Head past the industrial cities of South Wales to the outskirts of Cardiff, and visit the outdoor National History Museum. Take the Severn Bridge back into England, and take a break at Castle Combe, a Cotswold village perfect for a relaxed stroll amongst 16th-century ironstone cottages.

Coastal Way/Wales’ West Coast (Interactive Guidebook)

2. Coastal Way/Wales’ West Coast (Interactive Guidebook)

-This online travel guidebook helps you create a bespoke road trip to help with planning your break before you travel as well as when you are on your break, with 12 months of access. -Therefore, we suggest you don’t wait until your travel date, purchase the guidebook in advance to help you with your planning. Choose an early date and get planning straight away! ....................................................................................................................................................... • The Coastal Way is a picturesque route tracing the West Wales coastline from Aberdaron in the north, winding southward through charming seaside towns and villages, including Porthmadog, Aberystwyth, New Quay, Cardigan, St Davids, and the Pembrokeshire Coast. • This journey offers breathtaking coastal vistas, and opportunities to explore sandy beaches, discover historic sites, and immerse in Wales' cultural heritage. • Find nearby Wales’ coast htoels, B&Bs, campsites and motorhome stopovers. • Get the best out of your break with our user-friendly, online guide that will make planning a breeze. Simply cherry-pick from the options provided ensuring you won’t miss a thing! Wales’ Coastal Way • The online guidebook's suggested mapped route is fully flexible, helping you plan your trip with places to go and things to see and do, whether for 3 to 14 days. • Wales Coast Path: Traces West Wales including the Llŷn Peninsula, Cardigan Bay, and Pembrokeshire coast. • Llŷn Peninsula: Explore rugged cliffs, sandy beaches, and ancient sites in picturesque fishing villages. • Best West Wales Coast Beaches: Enjoy Wales' scenic and pristine beaches. • Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park: Climb Snowdon, Wales' highest peak, and experience a nostalgic steam engine ride. • Portmeirion: Marvel at this picturesque Italianate village. • Harlech Castle: Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, a medieval fortress with historical significance. • Victorian Seaside Towns: Discover charming towns along the coastline with Victorian architecture, and scenic beauty. • Cardigan Bay: Known for its natural beauty, dolphins, seals, seabirds, and beaches. • Historic steam engines, a funicular cliff railway, and a narrow track gauge railway. • Pembrokeshire Coast National Park: Explore rugged cliffs, golden beaches, wildlife, coastal paths, and historic sites. • Visit St Davids, home St Davids Cathedral, and the historic St Davids Bishop's Palace. • Save hours using our inspiration and signposting to plan your perfect trip • The guides cover 17 destination locations on essential places to visit • Over 90 attractions, experiences and activities • The Uncover More map includes: 40+ Viewpoints, 100+ Places of interest, 30+ Hidden gems, 10 Wild swim spots • The Overnight Stay map includes: 180+ Campsites, 25+ Motorhome stops, 70+ Hotels, 125+ B&Bs, guesthouses

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(6 reviews)

The tour is well organised. The places visited were many and above expectations. Our guide Jack was brilliant. Very well prepared and available to any request. Attentive to guests and their needs. I would suggest adding a short visit to Cardiff (at least the castle)

A very nice guide and an unforgettable program. Beautiful encounters and magnificent landscapes, I really recommend this experience!

Mark was great! He went the extra mile adding to the itinerary when we had extra time to see more.

Wales was unexpectedly beautiful! Our guide Francis was fantastic. Had a wonderful time.

a top team, very professional, thank you very much