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5 Days / 4 Nights (B 'n B or hotel)
Availability : Year round
Start: London, England
End: London, England

Discover Wales & the Cotswolds: 2 nts Aberystwyth, 2 nts Tenby 

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

Wales is an intriguing place.

Somehow this small country has more castles per square mile than anywhere else in Europe. Amazingly, 20% of the country is protected by national parks. And strangely, their national animal is a mythical dragon!

What’s more is it’s packed full of delightful coastal villages, incredible Roman ruins, and stunningly white beaches.

But most intriguing is the warm welcome you’ll experience when you travel through this wonderful country on our five day tour.

5 DAYS / 4 NIGHTS / MAX 16 GUESTS

Tour Details
Places you explore

Welsh Borderlands and the Cambrian Mountains – Cross the gentle rolling hills that have divided kingdoms for hundreds of years.

Snowdonia National Park – Discover the jagged peaks of Wales’ first national park.

Harlech Castle – UNESCO described this castle as one of “the finest examples of late 13th century military architecture in Europe”.

New Quay and Cardigan Bay – White houses speckled on a hill overlooking a gorgeous beach.

Laugharne and its Dylan Thomas connections – Explore the town that inspired one of the world’s greatest poets.

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park & the Preseli Mountains – A spectacular coastline packed with untouched beaches and crumbly cliffs.

St Davids – Britain’s smallest city contrasts a tiny population of 1,841 people with a remarkable cathedral.

Castle Combe – Don’t let the name fool you. This village full of gentle cottages and trickling waterways couldn’t fend off anything.

Pick Up Location & TIme

London  (Google Map)
9:15am – Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH

Drop off Location & Time

London
6:30pm

Price Includes

  • 4 nights Bed 'n Breakfast or hotel accommodation
  • Transport in a 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach
  • Air conditioning as standard
  • Daily full English breakfasts
  • The stories and services of an English-speaking driver-guide

Meals

  • 4 breakfasts
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Entry fees to visitor attractions
  • Airfare
  • Transfers
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

Explore in 16 seat mini-coaches, always taking the scenic route, you have great views through large windows, and you’re free to sample the local tipple without worrying about driving. Our driver-guides are famous for their knowledge, facts, quirky stories, history, and fairy-tales. They truly take you beyond the guidebooks and into your adventure. You make your trip your own. We provide the timetable; and you can choose where you want to eat and which attractions you pay to see. So, if you want to skip a castle and read your book by a mountain view, you can.

Itinerary
Discover Wales & the Cotswolds

Day 1London - Aberystwyth

You leave London and travel west to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds.

This area of outstanding natural beauty boasts England’s prettiest historic villages. Your friendly driver-guide ensures you get the best photos and hear the most fascinating local tales.

Your first stop in Wales is Hay-on-Wye, the ‘town of books’, nestled just to the north of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

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.

Please note: on some dates this tour operates a reversed itinerary.

Day 2Aberystwyth

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.

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 late afternoon. (B)

Day 3Aberystwyth - Tenby

Leaving Aberystwyth, you 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, is you may be lucky enough to spot dolphins and whales.

You then go inland to explore the Dinefwr Estate 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”.

From here, it’s a short distance to Tenby, the small, charming seaside town that’ll be your base for two nights. (B)

Day 4Tenby

Our last full day in Wales is spent exploring the extreme south-west.

You 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.

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. (B)

Day 5Tenby - London

Leaving Tenby in the morning, you begin your return journey to London.

You travel past the big industrial cities of South Wales for a visit to the outdoor National Museum of History at St Fagans (public transport is available from the museum to central Cardiff for anyone who wishes to leave the tour at this point).

Next you head 2,000 years back in time with a stop at the remarkably well preserved Roman fortress at Caerleon.

From 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. (B)

Dates and Prices - Authentic Bed 'n Breakfast accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: April 3 to May 31 – Monday, Saturday $985 $1,160
2021: June 2 to September 29 – Monday, Wednesday, Saturday $1,185 $1,355
2021: October 2 to October 30 – Monday, Saturday $985 $1,160
2021: November 1 to December 13 – Monday $1,050 $1,230
2022: January 10 to March 28 – Monday $1,050 $1,230
2022: April 2 to May 30 – Monday & Saturday $1,090 $1,290
2022: June 1 to September 28 – Monday, Wednesday & Saturday $1,180 $1,360
2022: October 1 to October 31 – Monday & Saturday $1,090 $1,290
2022: November 7 to December 19 – Monday $1,050 $1,230
2023: January 9 to March 27 – Monday $1,050 $1,230

All guaranteed departures.

Dates and Prices - Hotel accommodation
Departure Dates and Days Double/Twin (pp) Single Rate
2021: November 1 to December 13 – Monday $1,280 $1,420
2022: January 10 to March 28 – Monday $1,280 $1,420
2022: April 2 to May 30 – Monday & Saturday $1,340 $1,470
2022: June 1 to September 28 – Monday, Wednesday & Saturday $1,390 $1,540
2022: October 1 to October 31 – Monday & Saturday $1,340 $1,470
2022: November 7 to December 19 – Monday $1,280 $1,420
2023: January 9 to March 27 – Monday $1,280 $1,420

All guaranteed departures.

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp) based on twin/ double occupancy.
Rates are in $ CAD.

 


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

Ask us for the best available pricing for your dates & choice of airline.

 

Notes
Mobility: All of our tours involve walking and require our guests to board and disembark our vehicles several times a day making this tour unsuitable for those with reduced mobility.

Luggage: You’re restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) and a small bag for onboard personal items.

Want to extend your stay in London?  Take a look at our hotel packages. 

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