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The Best of Wales: Small-group Tour from London (6-days)

London
| 6 days

Overview

At a glance
Category: Tours, Day Trips
Duration: 6 days
Description
Itinerary

Day 1: Avebury, Chepstow Castle & Tintern Abbey

Stop At: Avebury Stone Circle, Herepath Marlborough, Avebury SN8 1RF England
The charming village of Avebury is home to the world’s largest stone circle. An authentic version of Stonehenge; here you can get close to the stones and even touch them.
Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Chepstow Castle 1 Bridge Street, Chepstow NP16 5EY Wales
Chepstow Caslte is the oldest fortress in Wales. This castle was originally built by the Normans in the 11th century and while here there will be time to explore & also have some lunch.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Tintern Abbey, Saltmills, New Ross, Wexford Ireland
Once the most powerful Abbey in Wales, Tintern is now among the most iconic and romantic ruins in Britain.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Cardiff

Day 2: Big Pit, Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley & Devil's Bridge

Stop At: Big Pit National Coal Museum, Blaenavon NP4 9XP Wales
Big Pit National Coal Museum is a celebration of Coal Mining where you can discover the history of Wales’ industrial past and perhaps take an underground tour.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Brecon, Brecon, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
Absorb the beautiful scenery as we travel through the Brecon Beacons National Park towards the market town of Brecon where we'll stop for lunch.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP Wales
Set in the heart of Wales the Elan Valley, is a landscape that’s equally defined by both its series of Victorian dams and beautiful wilderness.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach), Devil's Bridge (Pontarfynach), Ceredigion, Wales
An iconic bridge where legend says an old Welsh lady outwitted the Devil himself.
Duration: 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Aberystwyth

Day 3: Snowdonia National Park

Stop At: Snowdonia National Park, Wales
Spend the day enjoying the breath-taking scenery and fascinating history of Snowdonia National Park. Set over 823 square miles of north Wales, this national park is home to mountains, valleys, charming villages and features some of the most stunning scenery in Britain.
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Aberystwyth

Day 4: New Quay, St Davids & Pembroke

Stop At: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Llanion Park Pembroke Dock, SA72 6DY Wales
Travel along the beautiful Pembrokeshire coast, absorbing the scenery with stops at New Quay and a traditional Welsh woollen mill.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: St. Davids, St. Davids, St Davids Peninsula, Pembrokeshire, Wales
St Davids, the smallest city in Britain and the home of Wales' patron Saint. Here we’ll have ample time to explore, visit the Cathedral and have lunch.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Pembroke Castle, Pembroke SA71 4LA Wales
Visit this fascinating and imposing castle which has a history dating back to the 11th century.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Tenby

Day 5: St Fagan's, Cardiff Bay & Cardiff Castle

Stop At: St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff CF5 6XB Wales
A fantastic and free-to-visit open-air museum capturing the history of Wales. From the variety of re-constructed historic buildings, beautiful gardens and traditional workshops, there is much to do and see.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Stop At: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Wales
Once the largest coal trading port in the world, this re-generated area is now home to the Millennium Centre and Welsh Parliament. We'll stop here for lunch.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Cardiff, Cardiff, South Wales, Wales
We’ll travel into the historic city centre of Cardiff, where we’ll have the rest of the afternoon free to explore Wales’ capital city, including old city and Cardiff castle.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Cardiff

Day 6: Caerleon, the Cotswolds & Oxford

Stop At: Caerleon, Caerleon, Newport, South Wales, Wales
We'll visit Caerleon; the only Roman fortress in Wales, made up of an amphitheatre, museum, barracks and Roman Bath Complex.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cirencester, Cirencester, Cotswolds, England
We’ll travel through the beautiful countryside of the Cotswolds; famed for its rolling hills and sheep farming scenes towards Cirencester, known as the ‘captial of the Cotswolds’, where we can visit the magnificent church and have some lunch.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Oxford, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
The ‘city of dreaming spires’, Oxford. Home to the world-renown Oxford University, visit some of the college buildings such as Christchurch College, famously the inspiration for the Great Hall of Hogwarts of Harry Potter.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
Inclusions
5x Breakfast
Accommodation included: 5 nights
5-nights en-suite accommodation
Driver/Guide
Breakfast each morning
Transportation in air-conditioned minibus
Small-group tour (max. 16 passengers)
Breakfast
Food and drinks, unless specified
Gratuities
Entrance to attractions
Entry/Admission - Pembroke Castle

Location

Meeting point
Mercure London Kensington Hotel, 1a Lexham Gardens, Kensington, London W8 5JJ, UK
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