Guaranteed Small Group Tours of Wales 2020
Next Departure Date: 17th May 2020
(Starts every Sunday in Cardiff)
Cambria Tours invites you to discover Wales during a
Our best tour of Wales is so successful we run it as a guaranteed departure. This five-night tour of Wales is truly a snapshot of what makes our beautiful country so special.
Our escorted tours are small group journeys perfectly suited for up to 8 guests. Experienced tour guides give an authentic insight into the breath-taking places they live, and the characterful accommodation is always in the best locations. Guests get to know their fellow travellers and guides and we can arrange intimate experiences that wouldn’t be suitable for larger groups.
For this post we want to share with you how it really feels to take part on one of our best of Wales tours, giving you an insight into what your customers will experience with us and enabling you to sell this tour with absolute confidence.
Of course, if you enjoy this piece, it would be wonderful to welcome you on one of these tours yourself, so keep reading, and we’ll leave you to decide…
Day 1 – Sunday: Arrival in the capital of Wales
Croeso I Gymru! (Welcome to Wales!) You have the whole day at leisure to enjoy our capital city. There is plenty to see in the vibrant city centre. There are a whopping 15 castles within an hours’ drive of Cardiff – Wales is the country of castles after all – you’ll find 3 within the city itself – Cardiff Castle in the centre, the fairy-tale Castell Coch and Elizabethan St Fagans! Take a stroll along Cardiff Bay; the largest waterfront development in Europe, and a very popular spot to visit with great sea views from its numerous restaurants and cafes.
This evening, enjoy a traditional pub dinner just around the corner from your boutique hotel!
Overnight: Cathedral 73 Hotel, Cardiff
Cardiff – Day 2 – Monday: Welsh way of life
Today you will be picked up by your driver-guide to begin your journey through Wales. Spend the morning exploring St Fagans, one of Europe’s leading open-air museums. Over forty original buildings from different historical periods and all over Wales have been re-erected here and lovingly restored to their former glory.
This National History Museum explores all aspects of how people in Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time. Next, our tour takes us deep into Brecon Beacons National Park, to discover the industrial history of Wales.
Visit the National Museum of Mining – Blaenavon Big Pit and embark on a 300 ft descent into the former colliery to experience the life of a working miner. After a day full of …its time relax in the grounds of Jabajak Vineyard, where you will be staying tonight.
Overnight: Jabajak Vineyard, Whitland
Day 3 – Tuesday: Cathedral & the Coastal Way
The third day begins with a journey through the stunning Pembrokeshire countryside and a visit to the Cathedral City of St Davids.
In the 12th-century the Pope decreed that two trips to St Davids were equal to one to Rome, and the cathedral became a centre of pilgrimage for the entire Western world. Our blue badge guide will share fascinating stories about the cathedral and its namesake. There will also be an opportunity to look around the ruins of the Bishops Palace – a medieval castle which once rivalled the cathedral in all its glory.
An epic journey along the sweeping west coast follows, with a stop at the colourful harbour town of Aberaeron before a visit Wales’ National Library in Aberystwyth; a vast Edwardian building with panoramic views of the town and Cardigan Bay.
Stay overnight at one of the desirable seafront hotels. Stroll along the Victorian promenade and don’t forget to ‘kick the bar’ at the end!
Overnight: Nanteos Mansion, Aberystwyth
Day 4 – Wednesday: Enchanted places
Devil’s Bridge is the destination this morning, but the twist? The journey will be by steam train. The Vale of Rheidol is a narrow-gauge Edwardian railway which chugs its way through the heart of the Cambrian Mountains.
Guests will have time to enjoy the leafy village or take a walk around the mythical waterfalls. Legend says that they are the last place the Devil visited in Wales.
Later, the tour traces its way along the outskirts of Snowdonia National Park and into North Wales.
This afternoon sees a visit to the Italianate village of Portmeirion. Enjoy the fantastic gardens, learn about its history and while away the afternoon in the quaint cafés and shops. The quirky avant-garde series ‘The Prisoner’ was filmed in the 1960s!
This evening the first of two nights in a luxurious Welsh Hotel with a history dating all the way back to 1794. Expect true Welsh hospitality and a wonderful ambience.
Overnight: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon
Day 5 – Thursday: Essence of the North
Spend the morning in the busy market town of Caernarfon. Take in the imposing medieval fortress, Caernarfon Castle, recognised by UNESCO and classed as one of the architectural feats of the middle ages. Next, a scenic journey over the suspension bridge to the mystical island of Anglesey for a photo stop at Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch the longest place name in Europe (if you hadn’t already guessed!)
This afternoon step back in time with a visit to the National Slate Museum – an old 19th century quarry in the heart of Snowdonia. A final farewell group dinner in the evening at the WAL restaurant in Caernarfon will showcase Wales’ delicious cuisine at its finest.
Overnight: Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon
Day Six – Onward Journey
Depending on requirements train tickets can be booked for onward travel to Cardiff, London or any other departure point. Guests will be transferred to the train station or transported to a drop off point of their choosing.
Each departure is overseen by an experienced member of Cambria’s team who is always available to ensure the tour exceeds expectations and that your customers’ needs are met.
Cambria DMC offer both NET or commissionable rates on each of our tours plus the flexibility to edit and amend packages to suit the needs of your clients.
Our expert team are passionate about showcasing the best of Wales, and tours can be designed to meet individual business’ requirements; from accommodation to price point to location. Pre or post-tour extensions with accommodation are also available.
Get in touch with us now – and Make Wales Your Number One Travel Destination for 2020.
Our Wales Tour Highlights:
- Full driver-guided throughout
- Transportation in a luxury vehicle
- See the stunning Pembrokeshire peninsula, Snowdonia National Park & island of Anglesey
- Learn about the Welsh tradition of lovespoons at the Lovespoon Workshop
- Visit St. David’s Cathedral and the medieval Bishops Palace
- Explore Wales’ National Library
- Venture onto the Vale of Rheidol steam train to the mythical Devil’s Bridge
- Stop at the town with the longest name in Europe – Llanfair-PG
NationalSlate Museum and the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
- Enjoy a farewell dinner with the group on the last evening
This exclusive tour departs from Cardiff with a maximum of 8 people every Monday
(May – September) and costs £895 per person
Single Supplement: £275