6 Nights of Wales
6 Nights of Wales
This tour is customisable and private. We can provide a driver-guide with Luxury Sedan (3 PAX) or Van (8 PAX). For larger families and groups we can provide coaches from 16 to 49 seats with driver AND guide.
Discover the best of Wales in only one week. Tour the Welsh landscape; made up of National Parks, abbeys, medieval castles and mountains.
One moment you could be gazing down at a glorious Welsh valley, the next discovering marine life of the spectacular Gower Peninsular. With a heritage of coal mining which fuelled the industrial revolution, the Welsh maintained strong traditions.
Northern Wales consists of enchanting gardens, stunning waterfalls, slate mines and splendid Victorian seaside resorts which make this part of the country a magical place to visit.
Your trip includes Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey, Harlech Castle, Powis Castle & Gardens, Chatsworth House and Blenheim Palace.
See views from Symonds Yat Rock, Brecon Beacons, Mount Snowdon and the hills of the Peak District.
Your Tour Details
Day 1. Chepstow Castle, Tintern Abbey and Symonds Yat Rock.
See views of the first stone castle in Britain, Chepstow Castle was constructed during the 11th century. Playing a major part in the Civil War, the castle is now a dramatic cliff top monument within the town. The 800 year old castle door is the oldest in Europe.
Visit Tintern Abbey. The abbey suffered at the hands of Henry VIII during the Dissolution of the Monasteries. After the roof was stripped of its lead, the abbey fell into ruin and consequently became a source of romanticism for the painter JMW Turner, William Wordsworth and other poets.
On the border of England and Wales, the views from Symonds Yat Rock are simply incomparable. Look down to see the River Wye or above to see rare raptors circling overhead.
Overnight: South Wales.
Day 2. Brecon Beacons National Park and Powis Castle & Gardens.
Tour the Brecon Beacons National Park before arriving at Powis Castle & Gardens. The castle is a medieval fortress with gardens and parkland adding to the estate’s territory. The gardens are world-famous for their Italianate terraces, enormous clipped yew trees and herbaceous borders.
Overnight: Mid Wales.
Day 3. Harlech Castle, Cadair Idris and Mountain Touring.
Keeping watch over Snowdonia, Harlech Castle overshadows the untouched coastline. During wartime, the stronghold had seaborne access, allowing supplies to be delivered. The fortified structure is now a ruin, but still has a major impact on the landscape. One of Britain’s most stunning mountainscapes and a popular place for walkers and climbers, Cadair Idris is a mountain on the edge of Snowdonia National Park. There is various routes to the peak with differing levels of difficulty. Covering the most beautiful unspoiled mountains and countryside in North Wales, the topography resembles The Himalayas; hence Sir Edmund Hilary trained here before successfully ascending Mount Everest in 1952.
Overnight: North Wales.
Day 4. Conwy Castle and Bodnant Gardens.
Conwy Castle and town walls are the most impressive fortresses built by King Edward I. The remarkably well-preserved town walls are over 4000 feet long and fortified with 21 towers and 3 gates. Known as one of the finest gardens in Britain, not only for its magnificent collections of rhododendrons, camellias and magnolias, but also for its idyllic setting above the River Conwy. Explore the lower garden of ‘dell’ which features wooded slopes and riverside walks.
Overnight: North Wales.
Day 5. Snowdon Railway and Penrhyn Castle.
Craggy mountains, steep valleys and jewel-like lakes make up Snowdonia National Park. We can reach the summit of Mount Snowdon by the famous mountain railway, weather permitting.
The castle was created by a rich businessman whose fortune was founded on the nearby slate quarries and the faraway sugar plantations of Jamaica. Although only built in the 19th century, its roots are authentically historic.
Overnight: North Wales.
Day 6. Chatsworth House and Peak District.
One of Britain’s greatest treasured houses, renowned for the quality of its paintings and sculptures. The gardens feature a maze, 200 metre cascade and the Emperor Fountain, one of the tallest gravity-fed fountains in the world.
The Peak District was the first National Park to be established in Britain and one of the most visited in the world. From upland peaks, covered in peat to rolling lowland hills, the scenery is a patchwork landscape of moors, woods and pastoral valleys.
Day 7. Cotswold Villages and Blenheim Palace.
To fully appreciate the Cotswold, you must get ‘off the beaten track’ driving narrow country lanes through peaceful villages. Burford, Bibury, Chipping Campden and the villages of Upper and Lower Slaughter are just a few of the places to explore.
Blenheim Palace is a remarkable stately home in the county of Oxfordshire. Built to a vast scale, the great hall is 20 metres high with Corinthian columns and a richly painted ceiling. Home to The Dukes of Marlborough for 300 years, it is where Sir Winston Churchill was born. Walk around the formal gardens, which have been attended to since the 1920’s. Stroll through the collection of Italian, secret, rose and pleasure gardens, along with the water terraces.
Return to London.
Our new SUVs are perfect for city and countryside touring. Panoramic roof, large seats and easy access are all key features of our fleet. This vehicle is ideal for long distance touring, especially when including Britain’s National Parks. This vehicle makes easy work of mountain passes, country lanes along with being supremely comfortable. Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 small carry-ons.
VW & Mercedes-Benz passenger vans
Our range of passenger vans are suitable to fulfil a number of different roles, depending on the number of people travelling, the amount of luggage and the length of the journey. Our Mercedes vans have 7 passenger seats, plenty of head and leg room. Our VW vans have more space and more luggage capacity and therefore are ideal for extended touring with groups up to 7 people. Luggage capacity: 8 medium suit cases plus 2/3 small carry-ons OR 5 large suit cases plus 2/3 carry-ons.
BMW Grand Tourer
This vehicle is super comfortable for 2 people, touring the countryside on an extended tour or day trip is a breeze. This Grand Tourer has a long wheel base, which means more leg room than your average sedan, higher seating position making getting in out of the car easier. Another nice feature is a full panoramic roof This BMW also has a smooth and quiet ECO engine and a certain amount of style too! Luggage capacity: 2 medium cases plus 2 handbag sized pieces of luggage.
This vehicle is ideal for small corporate groups or large families. Large windows, cool boxes and quiet modern engines will enhance the touring experience. These vehicles have 15 passenger seats and rear area with tables. Luggage capacity: 15 medium bags plus carry-ons.
Our luxury motor coaches can cater for every group size from 21 to 49 passengers. All of our luxury coaches are air-conditioned, have radio/pa systems and are fitted with seat belts. Some have a refrigerator, monitors and washroom facilities. Luggage capacity varies.
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