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Grand Tour of Wales

Grand Tour of Wales

New for 2020 - We are combining the best of north and south Wales to give you a Grand Tour, including a single journey on the Welsh Highland Railway, entry to COnwy Castle, Plas Mawr House, Portmeirion Village, a guided tour of the mill at the Gower Peninsular Heritage Centre and a one hour cruise around Cardiff Bay plus much more!

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New for 2020 - We are combining the best of north and south Wales to give you a Grand Tour, including a single journey on the Welsh Highland Railway, entry to COnwy Castle, Plas Mawr House, Portmeirion Village, a guided tour of the mill at the Gower Peninsular Heritage Centre and a one hour cruise around Cardiff Bay plus much more!

EARLY BIRD BOOKING OFFER - BOOK AND PAY YOUR DEPOSIT BEFORE 31st OCTOBER 2019 TO GET A £20 PER PERSON DISCOUNT.  

ENTER THE DISCOUNT CODE "EARLY BIRD 20" WHEN PROMPTED DURING THE BOOKING PROCESS. 

 

 

Monday 29th June - Monday 6th July 2020

 

£765 per person

 

 

Price Includes: 4 night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at 3 star Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis plus 3 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast accommodation at 3 star Mercure Swansea Hotel, a single journey on the Welsh Highland Railway, entry to Conwy Castle, Plas Mawr House, Portmeirion Village & Garden, a guided tour of the mill at the Gower Heritage Centre (inc Lunch), a guided coach tour of Gower peninsula incorporating the UNESCO accredited Rhossili Bay, a one hour return cruise around Cardiff Bay plus visits to Caernarfon, Portmadog, and Cardiff.

 

There will be no single room supplement for the first 4 guests to book, extra single rooms will be on a request basis only and subject to a supplement of £175 per person.

Monday

We leave Plymouth at 8am and make our way towards our first hotel in North Wales which will be our base for the next 4 nights. Comfort stops will be made along the way and a longer stop for lunch. We then check into our hotel and enjoy our first evening meal.

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Tuesday

Today we visit Snowdonia’s newest railway! We travel to the beautiful harbour town of Caernarfon where you will have free time before we join the Welsh Highland Railway. Pass through spectacular scenery from beside the 13th century castle into the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. This approximate a 1.5-hour single train journey which snakes around seemingly impossible bends, up hard gradients and around the foothills of Snowdon before arriving in Beddgelert. We then travel to Porthmadog, a harbour town situated on the Glaslyn Estuary, Porthmadog is rich in maritime history boasting several craft shops and restaurants. Porthmadog is a major hub, with no less than four lines - the Ffestiniog (running to Blaenau Ffestiniog), the Welsh Highland Railway (running all the way to Caernarfon) and the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (with its excellent hands-on railway museum) and the Welsh Highland Heritages miniature line.

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Wednesday

Today we visit Conwy - a medieval town with a 13th Century castle and town walls and a 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 and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The gritty dark stoned fortress can evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. We also include a visit to Plas Mawr which is one of the finest Elizabethan Manor Houses in Britain and well known for its colourful plasterwork. It was built by Robert Wynn, an influential merchant of great repute. We then have the chance to explore the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno which is Wales' largest resort. It is situated between the Great and Little Ormes with two beaches, the award-winning North Shore and the quiet sand dunes of West Shore. Take a ride on the 'San Francisco style' Great Orme Tramway (one of only three still in existence in the world today _ will incur a cost). Views from the 207 metre (679 feet) summit are fantastic, stretching even as far as the Isle of Man!

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Thursday

Today is a free day. Why not take the train to Snowdon’s summit? (the station is right across the road from the hotel). Or take the lake railway and visit the Slate museum (free entry to slate museum, train journey’s will incur an additional cost).

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Friday

We depart our hotel in North Wales and head to the South coast. En-route, we stop and make a visit to Portmeirion Village & Garden. The Italianate village was built by Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 - 1976. Surrounding the village are 70 acres of sub-tropical gardens and woodlands with lakes and miles of pathways. Portmeirion is North Wales’ most popular visitor attraction with over 250,000 visitors every year.

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Saturday

Today we enjoy the Gower Peninsula which is more than just a pretty face! It was the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty back in 1956 and hasn’t changed much since! We enjoy a guided tour of the 12th century water powered corn and saw mill, before enjoying a light lunch, comprising of a selection of sandwiches, crisp, salad, Welsh Cake served with tea or coffee. We re-join our coach for a tour of the Gower peninsula incorporating the UNESCO accredited Rhossili Bay. A fully qualified guide will point out the highlights of Gower: from the heights of Cefn Bryn and the historic "Arthur’s Stone" to the breath-taking beauty of Rhossili beach and the Worm’s Head. (The tour will predominately take place on the coach). Depending on weather conditions, the guide will stop off at suitable points for guests to walk. 

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Sunday

A one-hour return cruise around Cardiff Bay this morning allows guests to soak in the atmosphere and the beautiful scenery, passing by monuments such as Cardiff Castle, before returning to Mermaid Quay where guests can have free time to explore the restaurants and shops which overlook the Bay. 

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Monday.

Sadly, we begin our journey home this morning. Comfort stops will be made along the way and a longer stop for lunch anticipating arrival in Plymouth early evening.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Derrys Cross Roundabout Derrys Cross Roundabout
Bottom of Royal Parade, outside Rumpus Cosy Cafe
Exeter Exeter
Exeter Services, M5, J30
Ivybridge Ivybridge
Town Hall bus bay
Milehouse Milehouse
Bus stop opposite Bus Depot, Alma Road
Plympton Plympton
Harewood House bus stop
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway
Outside Lidls
Saltash Saltash
Fore Street opposite the Co-op
Saltash, Ploughboy Saltash Ploughboy
Outside the pub
St Budeaux St Budeaux
Bus stop facing City Centre
Wolseley Road Wolseley Road
Bus stop opposite The Co-op
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