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The Highlights of Wales tour from Cardiff - Four Days

4 days, 3 nights
YOU'LL VISIT: Snowdonia National Park, Pembrokeshire Coast, St Davids, Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley, Tenby, St Fagans, Big Pit Coal Museum and more!

Join us on a four-day tour of Wales from Cardiff where we'll explore the highlights of this unique country in four days. Visit fortresses in the 'castle captial of the world', absorb breath-taking scenery in National parks and discover Welsh traditions, industrial history and much more...

  • This tour starts & finishes in Cardiff.

  • Tours are fully-guided by our knowledgable Tour Leaders, and include minibus transportation & three-nights accommodation

  • Travel in small-groups and enjoy a more personal tour experience with more time away from the minibus to explore

  • Spend two nights in Aberystwyth & one night in Tenby

  • Absorb breathtaking scenery in Wales’ three national parks: Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire Coast

  • Visit Britain's smallest city St Davids; the home of Wales' patron saint

  • Marvel at the history of some magnificent Welsh castles including Harlech Castle and Pembroke Castle

  • Discover Wales' past, with visits to St Fagans National Museum of History and the Big Pit National Coal Museum

From £TBA pp

How do I see available dates and book?

Click the green ‘Book Now!’ button (above right) and you’ll see a calendar of all the available dates. Just choose your tour and follow the simple steps!

Where does the tour start & finish?

The tour starts and finishes in central Cardiff. The departure time is 8.30am, but please arrive at least 15 minutes before. On the last day of the tour you’ll return to Cardiff by approximately 3pm. 

How many people are there on a tour?

Our tours travel in small-groups with a maximum of 16 passengers each.

Is there a single supplement charge?

No. The ‘per person’ price is the same for everyone regardless of how many people are booking, and there is no single supplement cost.

What if I have a question but the answer isn’t here?

Take a look at our full FAQ’s page and you may find your answer there. If not, please get in touch at info@go-tours.co.uk.

This tour includes:

  • Three-nights accommodation (choose B&B or Hotel)
  • Full minibus transportation
  • Guided by knowledgeable local Tour Leader
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Time to explore each destination

Meeting Point:

Our Higlights of Wales tour starts in central Cardiff at 8.30am on the morning of departure. Departure location to be confirmed soon!

2020 Dates Available Soon!

(Departing every Monday from March-October)

Tour Itinerary

Day One

Big Pit Coal Museum, Brecon Beacons & Elan Valley

This morning we depart Cardiff and make the journey to our first stop, the Big Pit National Coal Museum. Big Pit is a celebration of the Coal Industry in South Wales and one...
This morning we depart Cardiff and make the journey to our first stop, the Big Pit National Coal Museum. Big Pit is a celebration of the Coal Industry in South Wales and one of the leading mining museums in Britain. There’s a lot to see and do, including exhibitions where you can learn about the history of Wales’ industrial past, and the option to take an underground tour. Next, absorb the beautiful scenery as we journey across Brecon Beacons National Park on our way to the traditional market town of Brecon, where we’ll stop for lunch. This afternoon we continue north through the heart of Wales towards the Elan Valley, an area of stunning landscapes and Victorian engineering. This terrain is defined by magnificent dams and beautiful wilderness which shows off Wales at its best. Traversing through the Cambrian hills, we’ll arrive at our next stop, Devil’s Bridge, where, if legend is to be believed, on his first visit to Wales the devil was outwitted by an old Welsh lady. Now it’s time to descend into the picturesque seaside town of Aberystwyth; the ‘capital’ of Welsh-speaking Wales, where we will spend the next two nights.

Day Two

Snowdonia National Park

Today is all about absorbing the history and beauty of Snowdonia National Park; home to some of the most stunning scenery in Britain. This morning we travel north through the Welsh...
Today is all about absorbing the history and beauty of Snowdonia National Park; home to some of the most stunning scenery in Britain. This morning we travel north through the Welsh countryside and it won’t be long before we cross into Snowdonia itself. Covering 823 square miles, this is Wales’ largest National Park, home to mountains, valleys and charming villages. It is area that provides the sights and sounds of ‘real’ Wales; more than half of the local population in this region speak Welsh. We’ll spend the day travelling through the heart of the National Park, with a number of stops along the way. In the foothills of Mount Snowdon, Wales’ highest peak, we’ll visit the picturesque village of Beddgelert, with its riverside craft, tea shops, and the ‘grave’ of the legendary hound ‘Gelert’ after which the village is named. We’ll also make the short journey to the coast, where we’ll stop in at Harlech Castle, one of Edward I’s ring of magnificent 13th Century medieval fortresses around North Wales. At the end of the afternoon following a full day exploring Snowdonia we’ll return to Aberystwyth for our second night in the town.

Day Three

Pembrokeshire Coast, St Davids City & Pembroke Castle

Our adventure continues and today we’ll explore the south-westernmost corner of Wales. Departing Aberystwyth we’ll begin by travelling along the coast towards the tiny harbour town of New Quay. With it...
Our adventure continues and today we’ll explore the south-westernmost corner of Wales. Departing Aberystwyth we’ll begin by travelling along the coast towards the tiny harbour town of New Quay. With it multi-coloured cottages and sandy beaches, the town has connections with Dylan Thomas, probably Wales’ most famous 20th century poet, and from the quay here you can often spot pods of Dolphins. Next, we continue south, passing the Presili Hills into Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, before arriving in Britain’s smallest city; St David’s. Despite its size the city is home to a magnificent cathedral, sited next to the Bishop’s Palace which was founded by Wales’ patron saint, St David. Inside the cathedral are the tombs of many influential medieval knights, as well as a shrine to St David himself. Our last stop today is Pembroke; a town dominated by one of the largest and most important castles in Anglo-Welsh history. Take a wander around the picturesque Castle Pond, but as you do beware of the infamous ‘Mr Nasty’ swan who lives here. Now it’s time to make the short journey to the charming seaside town of Tenby, where we’ll spend the night.

Day Four

St Fagans, Cardiff Bay & Cardiff

This morning we depart Tenby and make our way to St Fagans National Museum of History, a fantastic, free open-air museum which captures a huge range of Welsh history in one...
This morning we depart Tenby and make our way to St Fagans National Museum of History, a fantastic, free open-air museum which captures a huge range of Welsh history in one place. We’ll have plenty of time here as there is much to do and see. Set in 100-acres of parkland in the grounds of St Fagans Castle, there are more than fifty original re-constructed buildings from across Wales, showing different periods of Welsh architecture. There are also beautiful gardens, native breeds of livestock in the fields, workshops where craftsmen demonstrate traditional skills and much more. After ample time at St Fagans, we’ll make the short journey to the modern area of Cardiff Bay, where we’ll have some lunch. Cardiff Bay was formerly the city docklands and once the largest coal-trading port in the world. Now regenerated, it is home to the Welsh parliament, the Millenium Centre, an international sports village and the BBC’s home of Doctor Who. By mid-afternoon we’ll travel into the centre of historic Cardiff, where our adventure concludes.

Tour Summary

4 days, 3 nights
YOU'LL VISIT: Snowdonia National Park, Pembrokeshire Coast, St Davids, Brecon Beacons, Elan Valley, Tenby, St Fagans, Big Pit Coal Museum and more!

Includes: Full minibus transportation, services of professional Tour Leader, three-nights accommodation 

Extras: Meals (except breakfast), entry to attractions

From £TBA pp
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