The Wonders of Wales

 7-8 day small group tour - no more than 16 on board-Brecon Beacons, Conwy & Snowdonia

Welsh dancingCome to Wales where mountains are shrouded in mist, and ancient legends blend with modern facts to produce a deep national pride worth singing about. Onour small group Welsh tour, you'll learn about Wales, which remains faithful to its Celtic roots. Appreciate Welsh history, culture and language. But most of all, marvel at its spectacular scenery. This is the Best tour of Wales!

The Lynott Tours Advantage:

  • -Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea in a restored Victorian Kitchen
  • -Listen to the dulcet tones of a Welsh male voice choir
  • -Try learning the notoriously difficult ancient Welsh language
  • -Drive along single-track lanes in Snowdonia National Park

Day 1 Cardiff – Brecon Beacons

After meeting our tour leader and fellow travelling companions, we drive to the National History Museum of Wales at St Fagans, which offers a fascinating insight to Welsh heritage. Like our own Williamsburg, it shows the ways f times gone by. Heading north we travel through the 'Welsh Valleys', home to the former Welsh coal mining industry. At the Big Pit, one of Britain’s leading mining museums, we go down a former working coal mine and learn more about the history of the industry in Wales. Later, we travel into the beautiful Brecon Beacons National Park to The Bear Hotel in Crickhowell, our base for the next two nights. (D)

Overnight: The Bear Hotel (or similar)

Wales castleDay 2 Brecon Beacons – Wye Valley – Brecon Beacons

We journey south from Crickhowell to enjoy some Roman history at Caerleon – the site of one of Britain's three permanent Roman Legionary Fortresses. Driving through the beautiful Wye Valley we stop at Tintern, home to the Cistercian abbey of Tintern, one of the greatest monastic sites in Wales. Later we travel up the steep valley side, to learn about Wales' wine industry as we stop at an award-winning vineyard. We enjoy an evening at leisure in Crickhowell. (B)

Overnight: The Bear Hotel (or similar)

Day 3 Brecon Beacons – Conwy

We travel north through the border regions of mid Wales, to the impressive Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, the longest and highest in the United Kingdom and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Later today we enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at Cefn Park, where the owners of this country estate will tell us how they unearthed and restored the original, below stairs, Victorian Kitchen and regale us with some incredible stories of their ancestors. After arriving in Conwy and checking in to The Castle Hotel for three nights, we head to Llandudno for some evening entertainment in the form of a traditional Male Voice Choir concert., which listening to is a unique and moving experience.(B)

Overnight: The Castle Hotel (or similar)

Day 4 Conwy

LlandudnoEnjoy a day at leisure in the medieval walled town of Conwy. Conwy a medieval town with a 13th Century castle and town walls by the picturesque quay with a stunning mountainous backdrop. Conwy is a classic walled town. Its circuit of walls, over three quarters of a mile long and guarded by no less than 22 towers, is one of the finest in the World. Take a walk around Conwy, with a visit to the quayside and the smallest house in Britain, built as a one up and one down fisherman’s cottage measuring only 1.8m wide. You may also wish to take a short trip to the pleasant seaside resort of Llandudno or a local taxi to Bodnant Garden, one of the most beautiful gardens in Wales, spanning some 30 acres, with views across the valley towards the Snowdonia mountain range. The more energetic may choose to hike up Conwy Mountain, which has a good network of paths, including the North Wales Path and the Wales Coast Path. (B)

Overnight: The Castle Hotel (or similar)

Day 5 Conwy – Caernarfon Castle – Nant Gwrtheyrn – Conwy

This morning we leave Conwy and head west to Caernarfon Castle. Built by Edward I as a royal palace, in the 13th century, it is probably the most famous castle in Wales – its sheer scale and commanding presence easily sets it apart from the rest. We travel along the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula to the Heritage Centre tucked away in the once abandoned village of Nant Gwrtheyrn where we have the chance to learn a few words of this notoriously difficult to pronounce language! Travelling back to Conwy we explore some of the picturesque villages of Snowdonia National Park such as Beddgelert or Betws-y-Coed. Tonight we enjoy dinner as a group in Conwy. (B, D)

Overnight: The Castle Hotel (or similar)

DAY 6 CONWY – DEVIL'S BRIDGE – TREGARON


Rise and shine, we’ve got a handful of sights to tick off today. Our first stop whisks us away to the home of famous Welsh poet, Hedd Wyn and onwards to the Devil's Bridge – a world famous attraction and home to stunning waterfalls and a steam train experience. Later, enjoy a private tour of the first Welsh book shop and meet the owner. After an exciting day, enjoy dinner in Tregaron together. (B,D)



DAY 7 TREGARON – PEMBROKESHIRE

On the cards for today offers a visit to a Welsh gold centre, a visit to the Cenarth Coracle Centre and stop at the majestic Castell Henllys before we land in Pembrokeshire – an elegant country estate. Don your best outfit as we meet one last time for dinner together. (B,D)



DAY 8 PEMBROKESHIRE – KILGETTY – CARDIFF

We finish our adventure by voyaging along the west coast to meet with the Lovespoon Workshop in Kilgetty. After our visit, there’s time to pick up some final souvenirs before we return to Cardiff and say farewell to the group. (B)

Wales car tourINCLUSIONS 2018

  • 7 nights in boutique accommodation

  • Experienced Rack-Roads Driver & Tour Leader

  • Premium mini-coach transportation

  • Full Welsh breakfast daily (B), 4 evening meals (D)

  • 1 afternoon tea

  • A Welsh wine tasting experience

  • Visit the first Welsh bookshop

  • Enjoy a performance by a Welsh Choir and language taster session

Entrance included to:  Cawd Explorer pass, St Fagans Museum, Big Pit Museum, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llanberis Slate Mine, Caernarfon Castle, Nant Gwrtheyrn, Hedd Wyn home, Cenarth Coracle Centre, Rhiannon Welsh Gold Centre; Castell Henllys, Lovespoon workshop

What are our hotels like: The Bear Hotel in Crickhowell, The Castle Hotel Conwy

Pick-Up & Drop-Off

This tour commences from the Clayton Hotel, Saint Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1GD at 9.30am. Please ensure you are at the meeting point at least 15 minutes prior to departure.

The tour finishes at 5:30pm at Clayton Hotel, Saint Mary Street, Cardiff CF10 1GD.

The Wonders of Wales  2017    
Start End Nts USD per person
10-Sep-17 16-Sep-17 Fully Booked  2595
17-Sep-17 23-Sep-17 Limited  2595
24-Sep-17 30-Sep-17 Guaranteed  2595
Single supplement: April/Oct 300 May-Sep. 350

The itinerary above is for 2018. Itinerary for 2017 is one day shorter.

Wonders of Wales 2018
Starts  Cardiff Ends Cardiff Price per person USD
Saturday 21-Apr-18 Saturday 28-Apr-18 2,819
Saturday 5-May-18 Saturday 12-May-18 2,899
Saturday 12-May-18 Saturday 19-May-18 2,899
Saturday 19-May-18 Saturday 26-May-18 2,899
Saturday 26-May-18 Saturday 2-Jun-18 2,899
Saturday 2-Jun-18 Saturday 9-Jun-18 2,899
Saturday 9-Jun-18 Saturday 16-Jun-18 2,899
Saturday 16-Jun-18 Saturday 23-Jun-18 2,899
Friday 22-Jun-18 Friday 29-Jun-18 2,899
Saturday 7-Jul-18 Saturday 14-Jul-18 2,899
Monday 16-Jul-18 Monday 23-Jul-18 2,899
Saturday 4-Aug-18 Saturday 11-Aug-18 2,899
Saturday 11-Aug-18 Saturday 18-Aug-18 2,899
Saturday 18-Aug-18 Saturday 25-Aug-18 2,899
Saturday 25-Aug-18 Saturday 1-Sep-18 2,899
Saturday 1-Sep-18 Saturday 8-Sep-18 2,899
Saturday 8-Sep-18 Saturday 15-Sep-18 2,899
Saturday 15-Sep-18 Saturday 22-Sep-18 2,899
Saturday 22-Sep-18 Saturday 29-Sep-18 2,899
Saturday 29-Sep-18 Saturday 6-Oct-18 2,899
Single Supplement April, Oct   600
Single Supplement May-Sept.   610

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.

Our tours are designed principally for adults, but we will consider accepting children aged 12 or over on request. Please note that triple and family rooms are not always available and we do not offer child rates.

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