- Take a food tour through Cardiff's multicultural culinary scene
- Discover the stunning Gower Peninsula by boat
- Learn about local myth & legends on a ghost walk through historic Tenby
- Explore the Welsh countryside by vintage motorcycle & sidecar
- Take the Snowdonian Mountain Railway up Wales' highest peak
|Day 1||Arrive at London Heathrow, Train To Cardiff & Afternoon Food Tour||Cardiff|
|Day 2||Free Day in Cardiff||Cardiff|
|Day 3||Drive to the Gower Peninsula, Wildlife Boat Tour||Mumbles|
|Day 4||Tenby Historic Ghost Walk, Drive to St David's||St David's|
|Day 5||Tour the Holy Island of Caldey||St David's|
|Day 6||Aberystwyth Sidecar Tour, Drive to Portmeirion||Portmeirion|
|Day 7||Free Day in Portmeirion||Portmeirion|
|Day 8||Ride the Snowdonian Mountain Railway, Drive to Conwy||Conwy|
|Day 9||Conwy Guided Trail, Explore the Northern Coast||Conwy|
|Day 10||Drive to Llangollen, Ride the Llangollen Heritage Railway||Llangollen|
|Day 11||Drive to Manchester, Eat the City Tour, Train to London||London|
|Day 12||Transfer to London Heathrow Airport & Depart|
Day 1: Arrive at London Heathrow, Train To Cardiff & Afternoon Food Tour
Day 2: Free Day in Cardiff
Today is free for you to explore more of the capital at your own pace. Discover 2,000 years of history inside the walls of Cardiff Castle, marvel at masterworks in the National Museum (which has the largest collection of impressionist art outside Europe), or take a stroll along the bustling piers of Cardiff Bay.
Day 3: Drive to the Gower Peninsula, Wildlife Boat Tour
Day 4: Tenby Historic Ghost Walk, Drive to St David'sContinue west today into beautiful Pembrokeshire, where you'll stop in the 13th-century town of Tenby for a spine-tingling walk through its local history. With a blend of light-hearted storytelling and haunting tales, you'll learn about the town's fascinating customs, peoples, and places. From ghosts, fairies, and witches to omens, mystery, and murder, the colorful past comes to life against a backdrop of magnificent coastal views.
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Day 5: Tour the Holy Island of CaldeyToday's tour takes you to the enchanting island of Caldey, less than a mile off the Pembrokeshire coast. A holy site that traces its roots back to the 6th century, the island's Cistercian monastery is still home to monks that farm the land and produce artisan items like chocolate and lavender. A relaxed walking tour will guide you through the island's rich Celtic history and includes visits to the Old Priory and the churches of St Iltud's, St David's, and the Abbey.
Day 6: Aberystwyth Sidecar Tour, Drive to PortmeirionToday's drive turns north as you make your way up the west coast to the charming resort and university town of Aberystwyth. Here you'll meet your guide and tour the area's highlights in style—with a vintage Triumph motorcycle and sidecar. From your comfy sidecar seat, you'll visit the ruins of Strata Florida, one of the largest Cistercian abbeys in Wales, and stop for a walk at the famous Devil's Bridge. Descend a "Jacob's ladder" of stone steps to see three bridges and a waterfall where the River Mynach drops 300 feet (90 m) below.
Day 7: Free Day in PortmeirionSpend today discovering the eclectic charms of Portmeirion at your own pace. Constructed in the early twentieth century by architect Clough Williams-Ellis, this colorful piece of the Riviera on the Welsh coast has countless romantic plazas, gardens, and villas to explore.
Day 8: Ride the Snowdonian Mountain Railway, Drive to Conwy
Day 9: Conwy Guided Trail, Explore the Northern CoastHistory comes alive this morning with a walking tour of Conwy—led by a local guide in traditional costume. As you explore fascinating sites like the 13th-century Conwy Castle, the Elizabethan house of Plas Mawr, and the "smallest house in Britain" you'll be regaled with stories of the town's rich history and past and present inhabitants—real and ghostly alike.
If you're looking for something more adventurous, this area of Wales also offers rich opportunities for surfing, sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, kitesurfing, powerboating, paddleboarding, walking, and birdwatching.
Day 10: Drive to Llangollen, Ride the Llangollen Heritage RailwayBid the coast farewell this morning as you turn inland toward the beautiful riverside village of Llangollen. After settling into your hotel, board the Llangollen Heritage Railway for a 10-mile (16-km) round trip journey following the course of the River Dee through the idyllic Denbighshire countryside.
Day 11: Drive to Manchester, Eat the City Tour, Train to London
Day 12: Transfer to London Heathrow Airport & Departure
Your journey draws to a close today as a private transfer takes you to London's Heathrow Airport to catch your departing flight. Safe travels!
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