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This is the ultimate Wales Tour. Across 10 Days you will visit every part of Wales. We will show you around our home city of Cardiff. Take you into the Brecon Beacons, the Gower, Pembrokeshire. You will travel up the West Wales Coast, through Snowdonia, and visit Anglesey. You will then head back down through the spine of Wales, visiting Wrexham & Powis Castle.
Explore the Largest Cathedral in Wales, the biggest, oldest and best Castles in Wales. You will go Dolphin Spotting off the West Wales Coast, watch hundreds of Birds of Prey feeding. Visit “The Town of Books”, and Roman Remains. Discover the legends of Bridges built by Devils, Gellerts faithful hound, and delve into the mining history that first put Wales on the global map.
All set against the backdrop of some of the most beautiful, stunning and dramatic scenery that make up Wales.
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Day 1
The first day is a relatively relaxed affair, as we spend the day in Cardiff.
We will take you on our Cardiff City Tour, during which we will show you some of the highlights of the city, and tell you about the history of Cardiff. You will learn how in less than 100 years, Cardiff grew from a tiny village of less than 2000 people, to become one of the richest and most important cities in the World.
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After showing you around our home, we will take you to Caerphilly Castle, where you will have some time to explore the largest Castle in Wales, before visiting the magical Castell Coch on the outskirts of Cardiff.
You will then spend the afternoon at St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life, exploring the many historical buildings from all over Wales, that have been painstakingly rebuilt in the grounds of the Elizabethan Manor House, St Fagans Castle
Day 2

The tour begins in earnst on the 2nd Day, which will start with a visit to Penderyn Distllery. Here, you will have the chance to tour the distillery, and find out about the history of Whisky Distilling in Wales, and what makes Penderyn’s award winning whisky, different to their competition.

From the distillery, we will take you on a tour around Bannau Brechiniog (Brecon Beacons) where you will visit the largest cave opening in Wales, and have the opportunity to visit some of the Waterfalls in the area.

In the afternoon, you will be taken through Wales’ 2nd city of Swansea, and shown The Mumbles, and The Gower on the way to Laugharne, the home of famous Welsh Poet & Author, Dylan Thomas. Spending the evening in the Laugharne area you will have the chance to visit his writing shed, or simply explore the area that inspired suchs works as “Over Sir Johns Hill” and part of “Under Milk Wood”
Day 3
Day Three is spent in Pembrokeshire. You will spend the morning, exploring the magical harbour town of Tenby, with its colourful buildings and narrow streets
From Tenby, we will drive you through the Pembrokeshire Countryside to Pembroke, where you will have the chance to visit Pembroke Castle, birth place of the first Tudor King. King Henry VII.
After Pembroke, you will then be taken to St Davids Cathedral. The largest Cathedral in Wales, located in the smallest city in the UK
We will then be taken to your hotel for the evening, near the picturesque town of Newport
Day 4
Dolphin Spotting starts of the 4th Day of the tour off the New Quay coast, just up the coast from Newport.
The day then continues up the West Wales coast towards Snowdonia, with stops at Aberystwyth & Aberdovey on the way. In Aberystwyth you will have the opportunity to ride the longest funicular railway in Wales. From the top of the railway, you will have the chance to use the victorian Camera Obscura to look over 60 miles in all directions. Outward across the Irish Sea, and inland across the Cambria Mountains viewing the peaks of 26 different mountains.
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Aberystwyth
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The drive from Aberystwyth to Aberdovey will take you through Machenllyth. The Ancient Capital of Wales is where the last native Welsh Prince of Wales, Owain Glyndwr, held his parliment. You will have the opportunity to visit this 15th Century parliment building if you wish, and visit the Owain Glyndwr centre where you can learn about the rebellion he led against the English.
After a stop in Aberdovey, where the moutains of Snowdonia, meet the Irish Sea, we will take you to your hotel for the evening near the town of Dollgellau.
Day 5
Half way through the tour, and the first three days exploring North Wales.
First stop of the day is Harlech Castle, widely regarded to be one of the best Castles in Wales.
From Harlech you will be taken along the North West Wales Coast to Criceth, then on to Nant Gwrtheyrn on the Llyn Peninsula.
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Harlexh Castle

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Nant Gwrtheyrn is a former mining village, that was abandoned in the 1950’s and has since been renovated and developed into a Welsh Heritage Centre. Here you will have the chance to learn more about Welsh History and culture, particularly its slate mining history.
Leaving Nant Gwrtheyrn, you will then be taken back into Snowdonia National Park, visting the picturesque village of Beddgelert, where you will learn about the story of Prince Llewllyn and his faithful hound, Gelert.
You will then spend the night in, or near the town of Caernarfon
Day 6
The focus of your second day in North Wales will the the Island of Anglesey.
Famous for having some of the most beautiful scenery in Wales, during your time on Angelsey you will be taken to a number of these picturesque locations such as South Stack, Penmon Point & Beaumaris.
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You will also visit the world famous Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which is the longest place name in the UK, and one of the longest in the world.
You will then spend the night in or near the town of Llanberis at the foot of Mount Snowdon. The largest mountain in Wales
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Day 7
Your last full day in North Wales, will be spent exploring more of the breathtaking scenery in North Wales has to offer.
You will visit Swallow Falls, and the picturesque town of Betws-y-Coed before heading to the town of Conwy on the North Wales coast, where you can visit the smallest house in the UK.
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From Conwy, you will then head towards the town of Wrexham. The largest town in North Wales, home to the oldest international football stadium in the world, and the 2nd Oldest sports stadium in the World, STOK Cae Ras. Home of football club Wrexham AFC, which shot to world wide fame after Rob McElhenny & Ryan Reynolds purchased, the then non league, club in 2021
You will then spend the night in, or near, Llangollen
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Day 8

After your overnight stay in the Llangollen area, you will visit the impressive Powis Castle, before heading into the Cambria Mountains and stopping at Devils Bridge. Here you will have the chance to see the bridges that, according to legend, were built by the Devil, and the near by waterfall.

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From here you will be taken past the abandoned Cwmystwyth Lead Mines, and through the Elan Valley, arriving in Rhayder, just in time to to witness 100’s of Red Kite’s and other birds of prey feed on mass, before heading for your hotel for the night in the heart of Wales

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Day 9

The penultimate day of the tour, will see you head towards the border with England, through the border town of Knighton, and along the Wales / England border to Hay-on-Wye, the self titled “Town of Books” and home of the world famous “Hay Festival of literature and arts”.

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Hay on Wye

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After spending some time in the Town of Books, you will head towards the town of Brecon, on the edge of The Brecon Beacons National Park, where you will have the chance to explore the canal basin, before heading to the historic Market Town of Abergavenny in the afternoon.

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The day will end with a visit to Raglan Castle, before spending the final night of the tour in, or near the town of Monmouth, birthplace of King Henry V.

Day 10

The 10th and final day of your epid adventure, will begin with a drive down through The Wye Valley. Following the part of the route of the worlds first package holiday, “The Wye Tour”. In the Wye Valley, you will visit the majestic ruins of Tintern Abbey on the banks of the River Wye, before heading to Chepstow Castle. The oldest stone castle in the UK.

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Its then a drive through the rolling hills of South East Wales, to “Big Pit” a former coal mine, that has been transformed into a museum. Here you can head down into the mines, just as a Welsh Miner would have done 200 years ago.

After experiencing the working life of a miner, you will then head to Caerleon, for the last stop of the 10 day’s. With nearly 2000 years of history, you can visit some of the best preserved roman remains anywhere in the world, in what was the headquaters for Legio II Augusta, the largest Roman Legion in Wales

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Important Information:
The fee for this south wales  tour does NOT include accomodation We do not arrange your accomodation, and guests are free to choose where they wish to stay each night, and you are required to make you own arrangements. We will advise where the tour is due to end on each day, and recommend guests book suitable accomodation for yourself within 20 minutes of these places. If you are not sure if the location of somewhere is suitable, we will be please to advise accordingly before anywhere is booked

There is a fee to go on the Penderyn Distillery Tour, which is not included in our tour fee. It is strongly recommended that tickets for this tour are purchased in advance, as numbers are limited on the Distillery Tour and availability can not be guaranteed. If you choose to book your tickets in advance, please book the 11:00am Tour. If a different time is booked, please advise us, so we can adjust the start time of the day accordingly.

There is a fee for Dolphin Spotting at Newquay. Which is not included in the tour fee. Tickets must be booked in advance online, and we recommend booking an 11:00am excursion. Please advise what time you have booked as this will dictate the start time of the tour.

There is a fee to visit the Red Kite Feeding Site in Rhyader, which is not included in the tour fee. Tickets must be booked in advance if you wish to visit Gilgrin Farm to watch the feeding.

We can pre-book Penderyn Distillery, Dolphin Spotting & Red Kite Feeding on your behalf if you wish, once the number of people on the tour is known. The cost of the tickets, plus a 10% admin fee would be added to the tour fee.

Many of the castle and historical monuments visited on this tour are owned and operated by CADW and you may wish to consider an annual membership to CADW, which will give you free entrance to any CADW site. We can purchase a membership on your behalf if you wish also. The cost of the pass plus a 10% admin fee would be added to the tour fee. Please note: Pembroke Castle is not owned and operated by CADW, so entry to here will still need to be paid on the day.

There may other places on the tour that you wish to visit that may have an entry fee. No Entrance to any places / venue / attraction or landmark is included in the tour fee. Any entrance fee’s would be payable directly to the attraction on the day on the door.

Places such as Porth yr Ogof, Swallow Falls and Devils Bridge may have wet and uneven ground. We therefore strongly recommend that you ensure you have suitable footwear that is waterproof with good grip with you to visit these places.

Due to the length of the tour, you may be allocated two or three different drivers throughout the tour. Depending on dates and availability, of drivers and guides, your driver may change at the end of Day 3 or Day 4, and again at the end of Day 7 or Day 8. We will advise all your drivers and confirm who will be driving you for each day before the start of the tour.

Each day will typically start at around 9:00-9:30am, but the start time each day will be confirmed with driver at the end of day before. So long as no entry tickets to attractions such as Penderyn Distillery or Dolphin Spotting, you can choose for an early or later start each day of you wish. Each day is then scheduled to finish between 4:00pm & 6:00pm

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