5-Day Discover Wales Small-Group Tour from London | La Vacanza Travel

5-Day Discover Wales Small-Group Tour from London

Duration: 5 days
Destination: United Kingdom, England, London
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  • 5 days
  • London
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  • Not-Cancellable

Overview

Enjoy 5 days exploring Wales. Visit an incredible array of castles, three national parks and learn about ancient Celtic culture. Travel in comfort through beautiful countryside on this luxury, small-group tour with a maximum of 16 people.

*Entrance to Harlech Castle is included in the tour price.

Itinerary

Day 1: London - Aberystwyth

Stop At: Rabbie's, Bulleid way Greenline Coach Terminal, London SW1W 9SH England
Check-in 15 mins prior to departure and meet with your driver guide for this 5-day tour.
Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Hay-on-Wye, Hay-on-Wye, Powys, Wales
Your first stop in Wales is Hay on Wye, the ‘town of books’, nestled just to the north of the Brecon Beacons National Park.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Pass By: Elan Valley, Rhayader LD6 5HP Wales
The route then leads to the beautiful Elan Valley and up into the Cambrian Mountains. From there, it’s an hour or so to the beautiful seaside town and cultural centre of Aberystwyth, where you spend the next two nights.

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

Day 2: Aberystwyth - Harlech Castle

Stop At: Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, North Wales, Wales
Travel north into the mountainous Snowdonia National Park. You visit the beautiful village of Beddgelert, where you can see the grave of ‘Gelert’, the legendary dog.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Harlech Castle, Castle Square, Snowdonia-Eryri National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH Wales
*From 1 April 2023 Harlech Castle entrance is included in tour price. Before 1 April 2023 visit is optional and tickets can be purchased on tour.

Later you travel to Harlech Castle. Built by King Edward I during his conquest of Wales nearly 800 years ago, this mighty fortress still stands overlooking the peaks of Snowdonia and the sea.

After a fulfilling day in the mountains, you return to Aberystwyth in the late afternoon.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

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

Day 3: Aberystwyth - Dinefwr House - Tenby

Stop At: Cardigan Bay Marine Wildlife Centre, Slipway Glanmor Terrace Patent Slip Building, New Quay SA45 9PS Wales
Leaving Aberystwyth, you travel around the coast of Cardigan Bay through the quaint town of Aberaeron, and to New Quay.

A sumptuous sandy harbour, whitewashed houses, and connections to Dylan Thomas: this town is one of the most picturesque and interesting little towns in Britain. What’s more, is you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins and whales.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: New Quay, New Quay, Ceredigion, Wales
Fishing-village, where Dylan Thomas lived in mid-1940s, opportunity for dolphin-watching from the harbour wall.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Dinefwr Estate, Dinefwr, Llandeilo SA19 6RT Wales
Lunch stop (National Trust café in Newton House); passengers can explore both Newton House (17th century stately home) and Dinefwr Castle (hilltop Medieval ruined castle, great views) on the estate.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: New Quay, New Quay, Ceredigion, Wales
travel around the coast of Cardigan Bay through the quaint town of Aberaeron, and to New Quay.

A sandy harbour, whitewashed houses, and connections to Dylan Thomas: this town is one of the most picturesque and interesting little towns in Britain. What’s more, you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins and whales.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dinefwr, Llandeilo SA19 6RT Wales
You then go inland to explore the Dinefwr Estate* (Newton House) and its ruined castle before heading for Wales’s south coast to visit Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas lived for the last few years of his life and wrote the famous play “Under Milk Wood”.
*When the Dinefwr Estate is closed, you visit Carreg Cennen Castle instead.
Duration: 2 hours

Pass By: Tenby, Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales
From here, it’s a short distance to Tenby, the small, charming seaside town that’ll be your base for two nights.

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

Day 4: Tenby - Pembroke

Stop At: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Llanion Park Pembroke Dock, SA72 6DY Wales
See some of Britain’s most gorgeous coastlines at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. This region is stunning and was the birthplace of both the patron saint of Wales and the Twdyr (anglicised to Tudor) royal dynasty. A spectacular coastline packed with untouched beaches and crumbly cliffs.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: St. Davids, St. Davids, St Davids Peninsula, Pembrokeshire, Wales
You travel to the tiny cathedral city of St Davids for lunch and time for exploration, and you stop in the county town of Pembroke, where you can enter the thick medieval walls of the castle.

From here we return once more to Tenby for a relaxed evening.
Duration: 1 hour

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

Day 5: Tenby - London

Stop At: St Fagans National Museum of History, Cardiff CF5 6XB Wales
National Museum of History (a.k.a. Museum of Welsh Life) – open-air museum with historical buildings from all over Wales rebuilt in the grounds of St Fagans Castle; free entry.
Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Castle Combe, Castle Combe, Cotswolds, England
rom here, it’s time to say goodbye to Wales. You take the Severn Crossing back into England, where you have one final break at Castle Combe.

This gorgeous Cotswold village is perfect for a relaxed stroll amongst 16th-century ironstone cottages.

From here, you head back to central London.
Duration: 1 hour

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • 4 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast in either a B&B or 3-star Hotel.
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 passengers)
  • Transportation by top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Driver/guide
  • Amission Fee: Harlech Castle entrance included in tour price.
  • Accommodation included: 4 nights
  • Entry/Admission - Harlech Castle

Exclusions
  • Food and drinks: Unless specified
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees: Unless specified
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Please note: you will be required to choose between either a 3-star bed and breakfast or 3-star hotel at time of booking
  • Booking three or more people? We can accommodate up to 8 guests in a group, please add each required room to your basket separately
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to carry 20kg of luggage (44lbs); one medium sized suitcase/bag similar to airline standard carry-on luggage (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Harlech Castle – Entrance is included in tour price.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Departure Point

Green Line Coach Station, Bulleid Way, London SW1W 9SZ, UK


Departure Time

09:15 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

5 days


User's Reviews

William_C

24 Feb, 2024

This is an interesting tour because the driver dropped us off at each location and told us where he was going meet us. The ment that we had proscribed time and left on our own to see things. For me that was fantastic and you couldn't get lost. TheB&B was great and we'll placed within the city. Our Scottish driver was funny and very entertaining.

ArniShahida_A

23 Nov, 2023

Juliana, our guide, was very friendly, accommodating and nice. She also has vast knowledge on the historical places that we visited. I love to hear her stories, especially on the princes of Wales (i.e. Llewelyn); making our visits to the castles feel more real. I also like that every day that we are in Wales, we took different routes; hence we saw the different landscapes that Wales has to offer. Wales is a beautiful country and I would love to explore more of Wales in my future travels.

bonnek

22 Oct, 2023

Fantastic 5-day tour of Wales! Explored many amazing sites but pace was comfortable. Narrative was superb. We had an excellent experience enjoying the natural beauty and culture of Wales. Highly recommend Rabbie's.

Lorraine_H

05 Oct, 2023

June, our tour guide was exceptional. She would always start the day with an explanation of where we were going that day. She had many stories of the historical significance of different towns and places. We really enjoyed this tour.

lucindalou1

05 Sep, 2023

Such a fun tour! John was amazing…funny, knowledgeable and professional. I can highly recommend. And Wales is an undiscovered gem. I have no idea why it is not a more common destination. Charming towns, beautiful countrysides, amazing beaches (who knew!?), more castles than anywhere else and super friendly people.

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