Over the years we have been asked to plan custom tours that take include some of the Waterfalls in the Brecon Beacons, and or Penderyn Distillery, also in the Brecon Breacons. For our Whisky & Waterfall Tour we have combined both of these popular requests into one memorable tour
On this tour you will have the opportunity to visit Penderyn Distillery where this world famous multi global award winning Welsh Whisky is made. The Penderyn Distillery was the first disillery opened by the company, and where their journey began. You can take a tour of the facility and find out about the history of distilling whisky in Wales, and Penderyns own journey. At the end of the tour you can sample some of their range, and purchase a bottle or two if you wish.
After a quick lunch, you will then have the chance to walk “The Four Waterfalls Walk” along which you can see four of the best waterfalls in the area.
The tour starts at a location of your choosing in Cardiff (usually your hotel) and your driver for the day will arrive to meet you at 9:15.
You will head north, and up through the Rhondda Valley, once the heart of the Welsh Coal Mining industry. As you are driven up through the valley you can see the former mining communities, before going over The Rhigos Mountain at the very top of the Valley. Once on top of the mountain, your driver will pull over to allow you to take in the stunning views from the top of the moutain, across The Brecon Beacons National Park.
You will head north from Cardiff, and be taken up through the Rhondda Valley, once the heart of the Welsh Coal mining industry.
After a short stop, you will head down the other side of The Rhigos, and into the Brecon Beacons arriving at Penderryn Distillery in time for the start of there 11:00am Tour.
After your tour of the distillery, you will go on a short drive towards the village of Ystradfellte where you can have some lunch in the country pub in the heart of the time hamlet. After lunch your driver will take you to Porth-yr-Ogof, and the start of the Four Waterfalls walk. If you do not feel like a large substantial meal, there is a food van located in the car park for Porth-yr-Ogof if you prefer a “light bite”
From the car park, you will have the choice of visiting Porth-yr-Ogof, the largest cave opening in Wales
You will also have the chance to go on the Four Waterfalls Walk. You can either do the whole walk, and visit all four Waterfalls, or just do part of the walk, to see one or two, before returning to the car park. The choice is yours.
On particularly busy days, the car park can be full. Should the car park be full on your arrival, your driver will drop you off in the car park and return at around 4:00pm. If parking allows, they will wait in the car park until you return. Once you have been reunited with your driver, you will return to Cardiff arriving back at your hotel around 5:15-5:30pm
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Timings & Numbers
The Whisky & Waterfall Tour is for up to 6 people, and lasts approximately 8 hours.
This tour starts at a location of your choosing, but must start and finish in Cardiff.
Tour Start Time: Monday to Saturday at 9:15am
Planned Finish Time: 5:15pm
Additional important information
We are unable to accommodate any luggage on this tour. If you are likely to have luggage with you, please contact us in advance.
Whilst this tour is available for up to 6 people, we will need to know how many people will be going on the tour, as the vehicle used may be dependant on the number of people on the tour.
Our guides are not historical experts. Your guide will have at least a basic knowledge of the locations they will take you, and Welsh HIstory and Culture in general. They will also be happy to answer any questions you may have to the best of their ability, but there may be some gaps in their knowledge and may not be able to answer all questions fully.
The tour starts at 9:15am from your hotel, and your driver will return you to your hotel at the end of the tour around 5:15pm.
Your driver guide for the day will not accompany you on the Penderyn Tour or the Four Waterfalls Walk
There is an additional fee for the Penderyn Distillery Tour, that is not included in our tour fee. Tickets for the tour can be purchased at the distillery on the day, however pre-booking is strongly advised. The tour is scheduled to arrive at the distillery around 10:45am, so if tickets are being pre-booked, we recommend booking for the 11:00am tour. In the event there are not enough spaces on the 11:00am tour, we will happily work the our tour around the tour you book, however we recommend a 3:00pm tour as an alternative time.
There is a minimum age of 14 for this tour. This is due to an age limit imposed by Penderyn for the distillery tour.
Lunch is not included in the tour, and neither do we make arrangements to stop at any particular place for lunch.
You are free to spend as little or as much time as you wish at any of the locations we stop at, and your driver will be happy to stop anywhere else during the day, so long as it is safe and legal to do so. St Fagans Museum closes at 5:00pm, and this is the last stop of the day.
The weather in Wales can be unpredictable and changeable. We therefore recommend you bring rain jackets or umbrellas on the tour. Even if it is sunny at the start of the tour, the weather may change during the day. These items can be left in the car at the various stops if not needed.
The walk to Porth-yr-Ogof and The Four Waterfalls Walk may be wet and slippery in places, even in dry weather. We therefore strongly recommend suitable footwear, that is sturdy, waterproof and has a good grip is worn, and care is taken when walking
The tour is available Monday to Saturday all year round. Although between April & October is the best time to go on this tour, when the weather is usually slightly better, and the days are slightly longer.
Between November & Mid February it may be dark before leaving the Cwm Porth Carpark after the Four Waterfalls walk. It is recommended that should you wish to take this tour between the winter months, you ensure you have a torch with you, and take extra care in poor light, and be aware it can get dark very quickly in the winter months.