2018 - 9 Day Taste of Wales
3 & 4 Star Vacation /8 Nights /16 Meals
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Taste of Wales 9 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Enjoy a light-hearted stroll with a local guide who will recount humorous tales and traditions of Tenby as you stroll around the town center and enjoy great views of the city walls and harbour.

Trip Highlights:

  • Cardiff Castle Banquet
  • Chester Cathedral
  • Harlech Castle
  • Penderyn Distillery
  • St David’s Cathedral
  • St Fagans National Museum of History
  • Snowdonia Train Ride
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle

Dining Experiences:

  • Six dinners including a lively Welsh evening of traditional foods and entertainment, and a special farewell dinner.

Hotels:

  • Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester
    Chester (1 night)
  • Celtic Royal Hotel
    Caernarfon (2 nights)
  • Fourcroft Hotel
    Tenby (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff
    Cardiff (2 nights)
  • MGallery Castle Hotel
    Windsor (1 night)
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    Itinerary

    2018 TASTE OF WALES 9 Days / 8 Nights

    Day 1: MANCHESTER ARRIVAL & CHESTER
    Tour begins 2:00 PM, Chester hotel. Chester is about 30 miles (50km) from Manchester Airport, you’ll need to arrange a transfer. Set out on a walking tour to see medieval streets with lovely half-timbered houses and shops. Walk along part of the city walls and view Roman ruins. Also visit Chester Cathedral, which dates back to 660 AD. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)


    Day 2: SHEEPDOGS & CONWY
    Cross into Wales and travel across the scenic Horseshoe Pass. Immerse yourself in farm life as you watch trained dogs herding sheep. Stop for photos of 13th century St. Asaph’s Cathedral. In Conwy, a town dominated by its huge castle, take a walk around the narrow streets and see Britain’s smallest house. Drive to Caernarfon for some free time before dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: NORTH WALES & SNOWDONIA TRAIN RIDE
    Start the day with a ride on a narrow-gauge steam train to admire the scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. Pause for photos of Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in Wales and take a look around the typical Welsh village of Betws-y-Coed. Tour the National Slate Museum, which relates the tough working conditions of this region’s slate industry, developed in Victorian times.
    (B, D)


    Day 4: HARLECH CASTLE & TENBY WALKING TOUR
    Experience the magnificent Welsh coastline. Visit the mighty Harlech Castle, one of the “Iron Ring Castles” that were built along the coast by the English in the 13th century. Browse the attractive Georgian town of Aberaeron. Continue to picturesque Tenby, featuring a harbor, castle ruins and defensive town walls. After dinner, join a local guide for a walk to hear tales and traditions associated with Tenby.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: LOVESPOON WORKSHOP & PEMBROKE CASTLE
    Drive around scenic Pembrokeshire, a region of gentle rolling hills and indented coastline. Watch the ancient Welsh tradition of carving at the Lovespoon Workshop. Tour the imposing Pembroke Castle, a 12th century fortress, to explore the labyrinth of passageways and towers. Head to the magnificent St David’s Cathedral before returning to Tenby for a free evening.
    (B)


    Day 6: PENDERYN DISTILLERY & CARDIFF
    Journey to Mumbles, taking in the views of Three Cliffs Bay along the way. Spend free time exploring the shops and sites of Mumbles. At Penderyn Distillery see the process of whisky production and sample the finished product. Head to Cardiff for a guided tour of Cardiff Castle followed by an unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality at a traditional banquet with entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: CARDIFF SIGHTSEEING
    Visit St Fagans National Museum of History, an open air museum on the grounds of St Fagans Castle. After a tour of Cardiff Bay the afternoon and evening are free for independent activities.
    (B)


    Day 8: STONEHENGE & WINDSOR CASTLE
    Marvel at the wonder that is Stonehenge, one of Britain's most important prehistoric monuments. Continue on for a visit to Windsor Castle, the official residence of The Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. In the evening join your fellow travelers for a drink followed by a farewell dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 9: TOUR ENDS IN WINDSOR
    Your tour ends after breakfast
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

     

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    Fri Apr 27, 2018Sat May 05 2018US$2740
     
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    Fri May 11, 2018Sat May 19, 2018US$2740
     
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    Fri May 25, 2018Sat Jun 02 2018US$2290
     
     
     
     
    Fri Jun 22, 2018Sat Jun 30, 2018US$2305
     
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    Fri Jul 20, 2018Sat Jul 28, 2018US$2325
     
     
     
     
    Fri Aug 03 2018Sat Aug 11, 2018US$2835
     
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    Fri Aug 17, 2018Sat Aug 25, 2018US$2385
     
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    Fri Aug 31, 2018Sat Sep 08 2018US$2795
     
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    Fri Sep 14, 2018Sat Sep 22, 2018US$2795
     
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    Fri Sep 28, 2018Sat Oct 06 2018US$2345
     
     
     
     
    Fri Oct 12, 2018Sat Oct 20, 2018US$2710
     
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