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A small-group tour offering an overview of this beautiful country. Enjoy a two-night independent stay in Cardiff, the Welsh Capital, before joining your guide and group for an exclusive look at the rest of Wales and its less accessible regions. Enjoy Wales' glorious natural landscapes in the Pembrokeshire and Snowdonia National Parks as well as a host of cultural experiences. Rail travel to/from London is included before and after your tour.



7 days / 6 nights

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Arrival in Cardiff, Capital of Wales

A snapshot of Wales tour - Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales

This morning board the train in London Paddington Station and travel to Cardiff, the Welsh Capital (rail travel included in your tour package). Arriving in the Cardiff you can drop your luggage at your hotel and the balance of the day is free to explore the city at your leisure; use your included Cardiff City Sightseeing open-top bus tour tickets to experience the sights and sounds of the Welsh Capital. The tour will take you around the highlights of the city viewing the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh national rugby team and the Welsh government buildings at the Senedd. Perhaps alight for a time in the Cardiff Bay area where you'll find the bars and cafes of Mermaid Quay, the cultural Millennium Centre, and the Victorian Pierhead and Norwegian Church buildings both of which are home to arts and cultural exhibitions.

accommodationAccommodation: Lincoln House Hotel, Cardiff or similar.

attractionsHighlights: Cardiff City sightseeing open-top bus.


Cardiff Castle and St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life

Today explore Cardiff on foot and public transport; begin by wandering the Edwardian baroque architecture of Cathays Park, home to the national museum and gallery of Wales or visit the Victorian market and shopping arcades. Then make your way to the city's magnificent centrepiece at Cardiff Castle which combines Roman and Norman history with a gloriously lavish Victorian mansion. By afternoon you may choose to travel by taxi or public transport to the outskirts of the city to visit the St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life a sprawling open air collection of real historic buildings and exhibitions which details life in Wales throughout the ages from the first Celtic settlers to the industrial revolution.

accommodationAccommodation: Lincoln House Hotel, Cardiff or similar.

attractionsHighlights: Cardiff Castle and Wales' cultural heritage.


Laugharne, Pembrokeshire and Tenby

A snapshot of Wales - Tenby

Tenby, Wales

This morning, meet your tour guide in central Cardiff; joined by your guide and a group of like-minded people we make our way West in to rural Wales heading for the beautiful Pembrokeshire peninsula. On route we make a stop at the small town of Laugharne where famed Welsh poet Dylan Thomas spent the last years of his life before learning about welsh Lovespoons as we visit a family workshop dedicated to the ancient tradition of hand-carving them. Later we arrive in Tenby, a picture postcard town widely regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Welsh Riviera; it's medieval town walls encircle a bustling harbour and two sweeping sandy bays divided by a rocky headland.

accommodationAccommodation: Lamphey Hall House Hotel, near Tenby – dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: the beautiful Pembrokeshire peninsula, the town of Laugharne and picture perfect Teby.


St Davids Cathedral and Cardigan Bay

Together we make our way through the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside to the most Westerly point of Wales where we visit the unique city of St Davids, namesake of the Welsh patron saint. This tiny village receives city status owing to its magnificent Cathedral which we'll visit along with the ruins of the neighbouring medieval Bishops Castle. Later we head north passing the sweeping sands of Cardigan Bay. We'll visit the charming harbour town of Aberaeron and later make our way to Victorian resort town of Aberystwyth to take a tour of Wales' National Library.

accommodationAccommodation: Richmond Hotel, Aberystwyth or similar – dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: unique City of St Davids, the sands of Cardigan Bay and the harbour town of Aberaeron.


Devils Bridge, the Cambrian Mountains and Valle Crucis Abbey

This morning we board the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway to enjoy a journey in deep in to the Cambrian Mountains. Arriving in the secluded village of Devil's Bridge we'll view the stacked bridges and enjoy walk to see the waterfalls which inspired a work by Wordsworth; surrounded by myth the falls are also said to be the last place the Devil visited in Wales. This afternoon travel into North Wales and spend some time at the superbly located Valle Crucis Abbey, once the home of an order of Cistercian Monks.

accommodationAccommodation: Faenol Fawr Country House Hotel, North Wales or similar – dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: Vale of Rhediol Steam Railway and the stacked bridges of Devil's Bridge.


The Snowdonia National Park and Carnarfon Castle

A snapshot of Wales tour - Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle, North Wales

Our drive today takes us over the Menai Straits to the island of Angelsey where we have a photo-stop at the place with the longest name in Europe; Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerych-wyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. We then return to the mainland to visit the busy market town of Caernarfon where you will visit the imposing medieval Castle, which was used for the investiture of Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales. This afternoon head in to the glorious mountain scenery of the Snowdonia National Park; here we explore the region's industrial heritage at the National Slate Museum before visiting the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre to discover Welsh cuisine and produce at its finest.

accommodationAccommodation: Faenol Fawr Country House Hotel, North Wales or similar – dinner included.

attractionsHighlights: the Menai Straits, isle of Angelsey, Snowdonia National Park, the National Slate Museum and the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre.


Tour Ends in North Wales

This morning your tour ends after breakfast in your hotel. Complimentary transfers are available to the nearby train station where you can board your rail link back to London (alternative destinations available). The journey to London is approximately 3hrs 15mins. Post-tour accommodation can be booked in London or other locations and airports across Britain as required, please ask for further information.


A snapshot of Wales - Small Group Tours of Wales


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  • Learn about the ancient tradition of carving wooden love-spoons.
  • Take a steam train ride through the Cambrian mountains to Devils Bridge.
  • Cross the Menai Straits to the remote Isle of Anglesey.


  • Rail travel from London to Cardiff (off-peak, fixed time tickets).
  • Two nights' hotel accommodation in central Cardiff.
  • Cardiff City Sightseeing open top bus tour tickets.
  • Snapshot of Wales escorted small-group tour starting in Cardiff on day three and ending in North Wales on the morning of day seven.
  • Your tour is inclusive of:
    • Four nights' hotel accommodation.
    • Full Welsh breakfast each morning.
    • All transportation by luxury mini-coach. o Maximum group-size of 18 passengers for that intimate touring experience.
    • Services of a professional driver/guide (one person).
    • A group dinner on the final night of your tour.
    • All attraction admission including:
      • Lovespoon Centre
      • St. David's Cathedral & Bishops Palace
      • National Library of Wales
      • Vale of Rheidol Steam Train
      • Valley Crucis Abbey
      • Caernarfon Castle
      • National Slate Museum
      • Bodnant Welsh Food Centre
  • Rail travel from Llandudno (North Wales) to London after your tour (off-peak, fixed time tickets).
  • Expert local advice during the planning of your trip.
  • Postage of your vacation documents pack.


  • Additional pre or post tour hotel accommodation in Cardiff and/or London.
  • Airport transfers.

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smallgroupSmall group tours: A snapshot of Wales


(in London)
(in London)
(sharing twin/ double)
Sat 29 Apr, 2017 Fri 05 May, 2017 Guaranteed £1,179
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Sat 13 May, 2017 Fri 19 May, 2017 Guaranteed £1,179
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Sat 21 Oct, 2017 Fri 27 Oct, 2017 Guaranteed £1,179
Sat 28 Oct, 2017 Fri 03 Nov, 2017 Guaranteed £1,179

Single supplements apply for single occupancy rooms, please ask for a quotation for details.

Package begins with rail travel from London to Cardiff on the start day and ends after hotel check-out and rail travel to London on the final day. Pre/post nights in London before or after your Wales package are available – please ask for details.


  • Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room.
  • Prices are for land only tours and all tours are subject to availability.
  • Prices are correct at the time of publishing to website but are subject to confirmation at time of booking.
  • Prices are in British Pounds Sterling (GBP£) currency for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.
  • All trip details are correct at time of publishing to website however due to the nature of small group tours the itinerary is flexible and is subject to change based on a variety of factors.

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