RAIL TOUR TO CARDIFF - - Take the train from city-center London Paddington to Cardiff Central in just over 2 hours hours. Once there, join a hop on hop off city sightseeing tour (April-Oct only), followed by a return train trip to London . Please arrive at Paddington station at 07:30am where you will meet our representative who will be standing by the ticket desk and then take your 08:15am train to Cardiff Central arriving at 10:22am.The Capital of Wales - home to the Millenium Stadium, Welsh National Museum and Cardiff Castle. The dynamic waterfront developments in Cardiff Bay has many exiting places to explore, such as the Wales Millenium Centre with its year round program of world-class performances. Did you know that the National Museum & Gallery has the largest collection of Impressionist art outside of Paris? Your train departs at 5:55pm, arriving at London Paddington Station at 8:07pm.
|Easy Day Trip to Cardiff - Standard Class||120||188||107||Mon to Thur||Return train tickets to Cardiff with reserved seats - Open top sightseeing bus tour - Entrance to Cardiff Castle - Time for shopping|
|Easy Day Trip to Cardiff - First Class||125||286||199||Mon to Thur||Return train tickets to Cardiff with reserved seats - Open top sightseeing bus tour - Entrance to Cardiff Castle - Time for shopping|
|Hop on hop off tour|
|Speak some Welsh:
River : afon
Wood : coed
Church : llan
Pass : bwlch
Valley : cwm
Small : bach
Snowdonia is one of the eleven National Parks of England & Wales, and is the second largest after the Lake District. An area of outstanding natural beauty, Snowdonia offers such diverse landscapes from the highest mountain ranges, tranquil lakes, fast flowing rivers and a wealth of forest trails to miles of golden sandy beaches on the Lleyn Peninsula.
The Celtic Royal Hotel * * *
Central level location • En-suite bedroom • Television • Tea, coffee-making facilities • Hairdryer • Telephone • Lift to all floors • Restaurant • Bar • Indoor swimming pool •Gym • Sauna • Steam room.
South Wales to Caernarfon
We board the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway for a 25 mile scenic journey starting from beneath Caernarfon’s castle walls climbing from sea level to over 650ft on the foothills of Snowdon, before zig-zagging dramatically down the steep hillside to reach Beddgelert, nestling in the heart of the National Park, then through the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass on to Porthmadog, surely one of the best ways to experience the beauty of the Snowdonia National Park is to relax in a comfortable narrow gauge carriage. We continue to Portmeirion built by Clough Williams-Ellis between the years 1925 to 1973 on his own private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia.
A half day tour travelling over the Menai Straits to Anglesey where we visit Llanfair.PG and Beaumaris, famous for its castle built by Edward I after his defeat of the Welsh princes.
We travel to the world-famous Bodnant garden noted for its botanical collections. Marvel at plants from all over the world grown from seed and cuttings collected over a century ago on plant-hunting expeditions. Created by five generations of one family, the garden is superbly located, with spectacular views across Snowdonia. With expansive lawns and intimate corners, grand ponds and impressive terraces, a steep wooded valley and stream, as well as awe-inspiring plant collections, there are continually changing glorious displays of colour. Due to the garden being located on a hillside some of the compacted gravel paths have steep slopes and steps to terraces. We continue to Llandudno; one of Britain’s finest Victorian seaside resorts bringing together a lively mix of fun and entertainment. Its long crescent promenade, wide shopping streets, a perfect destination whether you’re riding the famous tramway or taking tea in the award winning tearoom at the Victoria shopping centre.
Return to South Wales
Executive coach travel
Dinner, bed and full Welsh breakfast
Excursions as described in the itinerary
Entry to Bodnant Garden
Entry to Portmeirion
Single journey on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway
Entry fees not included unless otherwise stated
|5 days/4nights||Celtic Royal|
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|Single supplement||191||total stay|
|Population: Almost three million people. Ratio of sheep to people: 4:1.|
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- St Marys Church in the hollow of the white hazel near to the rapid whirlpool of Llantysilio of the red cave.
Discover beautiful beaches, miles of tranquil, unspoilt coastline with secluded sandy coves and rugged towering cliffs, charming towns and villages and the breathtaking scenery of the deeply wooded Teifi Valley. Cardigan Bay is well known for its cliff-top walking and wildlife watching. The warm waters of the Gulf Stream bring regular visits from dolphins, porpoise and seals along with a myriad of birdlife - a wildlife paradise!
We begin the holiday travelling to Carmarthen for some free time before enjoying a return journey on the Gwili railway before completing the journey to Cardigan.
A leisurely day visiting the village of Cenarth with its spectacular falls and National Coracle Centre. We continue to the Dolaucothi Gold mines where we have arranged a guided tour of the unique underground mine workings taking you back in time to experience the conditions of the Roman, Victorian and 1930’s. See and hear the 1930’s mine and its machinery, have a go at gold panning and take the opportunity to experience the frustrations of searching for real gold. The tour does encounter some steep slopes and strong footwear is recommended.
After a leisurely breakfast we travel to the Cathedral city of St David’s, built upon the site of a 6th century monastery, the Cathedral has been a site of pilgrimage and worship for many hundreds of years. We take the coastal road travelling via Solva and Newgale to Haverfordwest returning to Cardigan by way of the Preselli mountains.
This morning we travel to Newquay with its picturesque houses, pubs and restaurants clinging to the sides of the hills rising above the blue waters of Cardigan Bay. We then continue to Aberaeron, Ceredigion's Georgian Jewel of a town. The town really took off in 1807 when the Reverend Alban Thomas Jones Gwynne obtained a private Act of Parliament to build a harbour. Today this picturesque port is a favourite with visitors from far and near.
We return home via Saundersfoot, Pendine and Laugharne.
Cliff Hotel Gwbert * * *
Spectacular setting overlooking Cardigan Bay • En-suite bedrooms • Satellite television • Telephone • Tea, coffee-making facilities • Some with sea view • Restaurant • Bar • Lift • Gym • Heated Indoor Hydro Spa • Sauna • Jacuzzi • Steam Room • Individual Treatment Rooms • Manicure and Pedicure station.
|5 days/4 nights||per person twin|
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