EXPLORE WALES

EXPLORE ALL THREE WELSH NATIONAL PARKS AS WELL AS THE SCENIC WALES WAY

7 Days / 6 Nights

From $898.00*

Itinerary:

DAY 1 – NORTH WALES WAY

Arrive at the Manchester Airport and pick up your rental car. On your way to North Wales, drive along the north coast – the so called Castle Way – to Llandudno or Conwy. These two towns are very different, yet only a few miles apart. In Llandudno you can enjoy fish & chips on the pier, or take the Victorian tram or the cable car up onto the Great Orme – the headland that dominates the coast near Llandudno. Or go to Conwy, a historic walled town where you can visit the smallest house in Britain as well as the impressive 13th century castle. Climb up the top of one of the towers of the castle to enjoy stunning views of the Conwy estuary. Continue to your hotel in the Caernarfon area. This evening, you have the option to enjoy a home hosted dinner with a family in the Caernarfon area, to meet the locals and sample home-cooked Welsh food. Overnight: Caernarfon/Llandudno area

DAY 2 – NORTH WALES AND SNOWDONIA

NATIONAL PARK

Today you are free to explore north Wales. You may want to take a drive through the scenic Snowdonia National Park and stop in some of the picturesque villages like Betws-y-Coed or Beddgelert. Or you may want to explore Anglesey, the island off the coast of North Wales which was home to Prince William and his Kate at the time of their wedding. Anglesey is known for its many prehistoric remains, as well as the town with the longest place name in Europe, Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Or you may want to explore the Llyn peninsula, a stronghold of Welsh culture and language as well as stunning coastal scenery. Spend some time getting to know the many seaside villages and beaches, or play a round of golf at the Nefyn golf course. Its headland golf course is not for the faint hearted – it is like playing off the deck of an aircraft carrier. Back in Caernarfon, explore the walled town with its many restaurants and quaint pubs. Overnight: Caernarfon/Llandudno area

DAY 3 – COASTAL WAY

Drive along the scenic west coast of Wales, known as the Coastal Way, and stop to explore at your leisure. You may want to visit the Italianate fairy-tale village of Portmeirion, or continue along the coast to Harlech Castle, one of the most dramatically situated castles in Wales. Stop at Barmouth to snap photos of the famous railway bridge, and continue through Aberystwyth, the main town on the west coast to Aberaeron, a picturesque village with colourful houses clustered around the harbour. Check into your hotel in Pembrokeshire. Overnight: Tenby / Pembrokeshire area

DAY 4 – PEMBROKESHIRE NATIONAL PARK

Explore the Pembrokeshire National Park, famous for its stunning coastal scenery. Take a walk around Tenby to see multi-coloured houses and beautiful beaches – one which was voted the best beach in Europe recently. You may want to take a boat trip out to Caldey Island, with its monastery and great walking trails, or continue along the coast to visit Manorbier Castle. On the western tip of Pembrokeshire, visit St David’s – the smallest city in Britain with a population of 1800 – to see the cathedral, named after Wales’ patron saint. You may also stop in Pembroke, and see the castle where Henry VII, the first Tudor king was born. Overnight: Tenby / Pembrokeshire area

DAY 5 – CARDIFF, THE CAPITAL CITY OF WALES

Drive along the south coast of Wales to Cardiff the capital city. On your way, you may choose to stop at Penderyn Distillery to discover how Welsh whisky is made, or take a scenic drive around the Gower Peninsula to see some the most stunning beaches in Wales. On arrival in Cardiff, visit the castle which is located in the centre of town. Dating back to Roman times, you can explore the Norman keep as well as the extravagant castle which was extensively refurbished in the 19th century. Check into your hotel in Cardiff, a cosmopolitan city with a fully pedestrianised city centre, some of the best shopping in Britain, as well as buzzing bars and restaurants. Overnight: Cardiff

DAY 6 – BRECON BEACONS NATIONAL PARK

Today, you can either drive north through the stunning Brecon Beacons National Park and stop for photos of the dramatic hills and deep valleys. Spend some free time to explore the many book shops and tea rooms in Hayon- Wye, Wales’ book town, where even the castle has a book shop in its grounds. Or you can drive through the beautiful Wye Valley which has inspired artists and writers for centuries. Stop at Tintern Abbey, the ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey, for photos. Either way, you will cross the border to England and Shropshire, a county famous for its black and white market towns. Explore one of these market towns – Ludlow has a reputation for the quality of its food and drink with many excellent restaurants and cafes, so why not try out cream tea in one of the many quaint tea rooms before continuing north to your hotel in Manchester / near Manchester Airport. Overnight: Manchester / near Manchester Airport

DAY 7 – DEPARTURE

Depart from Manchester Airport

SUGGESTED VISITS: Llandudno, Conwy Castle, Snowdonia National Park, Portmeirion, Harlech Castle, Pembrokeshire National Park, St David’s, Caldey Island, Pembroke Castle, Penderyn Distillery, Gower, Cardiff Castle, Brecon Beacons National Park, Wye Valley, Shropshire, Manchester

Package Includes:

  • 6 nights accommodation
  • 6 full English / Welsh breakfasts
  • 7 days car rental *
  • Service Charges & Taxes at exiting rates

*Possibility with supplement to book different car category

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