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The Wonder of Wales
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8 Days / 7 Nights Trip to United Kingdom

The Wonder of Wales

Explore the vibrant cities and rugged countryside of <insert country names> for a journey of discovery, wonder, and delight.
Come join us on a journey around the United Kingdom, home to  England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Wales, encountering rich history, cinematic landscapes, modern cities, castles, diverse cultures, warm pubs, and welcoming locals. Whether you’re riding a bright red double-decker bus in London, drinking whisky in Scotland, exploring Lake District in Wales or having a round with locals in Dublin, you’re in for a time like no other.
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  • Duration
    8 Days
  • Starting From
    $2,458
    /person
    Twin sharing
  • Travel Operator
    Back-Roads Touring
  • Flights
    Not Included
    Flight booking assistance will be provided.

Trip highlights

Britain’s Museum of the Year 2019
Highlight #1
Britain’s Museum of the Year 2019
This award-winning National History Museum of Wales showcases what everyday life was like for the Welsh throughout their history.
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Highlight #2
Big Pit National Coal Museum
Explore a real coal mine and get a taste of what life was like for the miners who worked here from 1880 to 1980.
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct: a UNESCO heritage site
Highlight #3
Pontcysyllte Aqueduct: a UNESCO heritage site
It is the most spectacular piece of engineering on the entire UK canal system and the highest canal aqueduct ever built.
Explore the coastal town of Pembrokeshire
Highlight #4
Explore the coastal town of Pembrokeshire
Visit a wealth of Celtic and pre-Celtic sites, forbidden castles, idyllic islands and activities such as surfing, sea kayaking and coasteering.
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What does travelling around the United Kingdom look like?

William Wei’s video showcases his time in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, encountering the country’s rich history,  art, castles and more.

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Itinerary

Cardiff - Brecon Beacons

After meeting the group in Cardiff this morning, we’ll set off in search of the Wales of old. Our first stop will be the National History Museum of Wales in St Fagans. Then it’s on to Caerleon, where we’ll explore the fascinating Roman Fortress and Baths. When we’ve had a look around, we’ll journey onwards through the dramatic Welsh Valleys. After a day of taking in some remarkable scenery we’ll enjoy a welcome dinner at Brecon Beacons National Park, our beautiful base for the next two nights. Accommodation: The Bear Hotel at Crickhowell (or similar)

Brecon Beacons - Wye Valley - Brecon Beacons

Centuries of history have left their mark on the Brecon Beacons’ remarkable landscape. First today, we’ll visit the Big Pit National Coal Museum before travelling through the spellbinding Wye Valley en route to our next stop: the hauntingly beautiful ruins of Tintern Abbey. After a wine-tasting session at an award-winning vineyard, we’ll return to our hotel for an evening of leisure. Accommodation: The Bear Hotel at Crickhowell (or similar)

Brecon Beacons - Llangollen - Conwy

Today our journey will take us further north along the border regions of Mid Wales to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the longest and highest structure of its kind and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After enjoying an afternoon tea together, we’ll move on to our Conwy hotel, where we’ll stay for the next three nights. Accommodation: Castle Hotel (or similar)

Conwy

After an eventful few days, today you’ll have plenty of free time to explore Conwy. This afternoon, we’ll be in for a traditional Welsh cultural treat: a soul-stirring male voice choir performance. Accommodation: Castle Hotel (or similar)

Conwy - Caernarfon Castle - Nant Gwrtheyrn - Conwy

We’ll turn west today, setting a course for Llanberis Slate Mine and Caernarfon Castle – once a royal palace built for Edward I. We’ll then head to the fascinating Welsh Language Heritage Centre, Nant Gwrtheyrn, which is located in a former quarrying village. Here, we’ll flex our language skills with a lesson in tongue-twisting Welsh pronunciation. There will be plenty of time to practise your new-found skills at dinner tonight! Accommodation: Castle Hotel (or similar)

Conwy - Devils Bridge - Tregaron

First today, we’ll be whisked away to the home of famous Welsh poet Hedd Wyn. Then, it’s onwards to the Devil's Bridge – a world famous attraction home to stunning waterfalls and a steam train experience. Dinner is in Tregaron tonight. Accommodation: Y Talbot Hotel (or similar)

Tregaron - Pembrokeshire

First today: a visit to a Welsh gold centre, a stop at the Cenarth Coracle Centre and an exploration of the majestic Castell Henllys. Then, we’ll continue to Pembrokeshire, where our lodgings come in the form of an elegant country estate. Here, we’ll wear our best outfits and meet for one last dinner together. Accommodation: Hammet House (or similar)

Pembrokeshire - Saint David's Head - Cardiff

We’ll finish our adventure by travelling along the west coast, visiting the coastal town of St David’s Head before we return to Cardiff.

Inclusions

 Accommodation - 7 nights in boutique accommodation

 Transport - Premium mini-coach transportation

 Meals - 7 Breakfasts, 4 Dinners

Not Included

 Additional 5% GST

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