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“Croeso i Cymru”

Welcome to Wales!

Sites and places of interest

See the sites and places of interest in the south of Wales. The tour can easily be extended to visit mid and north Wales, too.

The Wales of Your Ancestors

If you can trace back your ancestors, our introductory tour will give you plenty of chances to learn how the population lived in the past.  But why not let us create a tour specifically for your own heritage?

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Day by Day

Extend your tour
Caldey Island
  • Visit ancient castles
  • Explore a holy island and its monastery
  • Learn about Welsh history at a fascinating life museum
  • Roam fabulous sandy beaches

If you want to extend this holiday and take in North Wales as well, it can be easily extended to allow you to visit Snowdonia in North Wales including a trip up Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in England & Wales.

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Did you know?

Wales is the English name for the country, with the Anglo Saxon meaning of ‘foreigner’ or ‘outsider’. The Welsh name for the country, however, ‘Cymru’ means ‘friends’.

About the Tour

“Welcome to Wales” is our suggested introductory holiday to our beautiful, welcoming homeland. It is an 8 day/7 night holiday to South Wales, staying in top class hotels. showing you much of what Wales has to offer, without having to do too much travelling.

It covers most of the places and things of interest and is perfect for getting to know the towns, cities and countryside of this part of the country.

Dylan Thomas Writing Shed, Laugharne

Day by Day Itinerary

“WELCOME TO Wales”  Tour

Day 1 – Fly from your home country to Wales.

Day 2 – Arrive Cardiff Wales Airport where after completing arrival formalities, you will be met by our representative and transferred to your hotel in a village close to the city of  Cardiff. The remainder of the day free at leisure. O/n at your hotel.    (L,D)

Day 3 – After an early breakfast, sightseeing tour of Cardiff, including a visit to the fairytale castle of Castell Coch, on a wooded hillside outside the city. Then lunch (own cost) at Cardiff Bay, where you can visit “The Senedd” ( Wales ‘parliament’’ building), then on to the city centre to visit Cardiff Castle and with some time for shopping. Return to your hotel to overnight. (B,D)

Day 4 – After an early breakfast, you will board your coach and continue your journey, stopping en-route at St Fagans Museum of Welsh life & heritage where various buildings from Wales’ past have been painstakingly restored. In the afternoon, a short journey to your country house hotel to overnight.  (B,D)

Day 5 – Travel today to the coastal city of Swansea, including a short drive around the panoramic Swansea Bay, visiting Mumbles and Oystermouth.  The afternoon is free at leisure – you can take a stroll on the white sand beach, or, walk into the city centre to the 12th century castle ruins & Central Market – until dinner is served at your hotel. O/n at hotel. (B,D)

Day 6 – Morning drive to the picturesque fishing village of Laugharne, where the famous poet & author Dylan Thomas lived and wrote many of his most famous works.  Laugharne and its inhabitants were the inspiration for Thomas’ most famous play, “Under Milkwood”. Later, drive on to the ancient seaside town of Tenby. On arrival check in to your hotel and meet your guide for your time in Tenby. The remainder of the day is free at leisure for you to enjoy the walled town and harbour. Dinner at your hotel. O/n at hotel. (B,D)

Day 7 – After breakfast there will be a boat ride to the nearby monastic island of Caldey. The day will be spent exploring the island and its monastery, chocolate, fudge and perfume factories before sailing back to Tenby, where you will board your vehicle and drive to Cardiff for dinner at your hotel. O/n at hotel. (B,D)

Day 8 – After an early breakfast (dependant on flight times) you will transfer to the airport for your return flight.  (B)

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

Guide Price – from GPB £ 1,400 per person

Based on a group of 6 maximum

For the purpose of these tours it has been assumed that flights to and departure from the UK, will be at Cardiff Wales Airport. Arrivals/departures from other airports will necessitate alterations to the itinerary.

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Tour Highlights

Cardiff Castle

The Castle you see today has been a Roman fort, an impressive Norman castle and an extraordinary Victorian Gothic fantasy palace, created for one of the world’s richest men.

St Fagans

St Fagans is the most popular tourist destination in Wales. It is a people’s museum, where you can explore Welsh history together through the lives of everyday people as they lived through the ages.

The Gower Peninsula

The Gower was made the first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the United Kingdom and has plants otherwise only seen in the Mediterranean and caves with ancient ruins.

Dylan Thomas' Laugharne

Enjoy a visit to Laugharne, the place where Dylan Thomas composed some of his greatest poems, including a visit to the famous Dylan Thomas boat house.

Extend Your Tour

Amazing eating

Seafood and Lamb

Extend your tour with cooking lessons in Cardiff, or, if you prefer, visit the Black Mountain smokery in Crickhowell and taste beautiful Welsh Whisky with a tour of the Penderyn Distillery.

Pool & Spa

Treat Yourself

With a two day stay at a leading spa and pool where you can relax, be pampered and indulge yourself in lovely surroundings.

Winter Rates

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Address

4 Gorsto Road
Gwaun Cae Gurwen
Ammanford
Carmarthenshire
SA18 1UW
Wales, UK

Contact Info

Tel: (+44) 0 1269 823 355
[email protected]