From London: Best of Wales 6-Day Tour
- Marvel at the history of some of the most magnificent castles in Wales
- Spend time exploring Cardiff and visit St Davids
- Absorb beautiful scenery in the Brecon Beacons, Snowdonia and Pembrokeshire Coast
- Discover Welsh industrial history at the Big Pit National Coal Museum
- Travel as part of a small-group tour, starting and finishing in London
Escape the busy city of London and head west towards the charming village of Avebury, home to the world's largest stone circle. Stretch your legs and get up close to the stones as you discover this authentic version of Stonehenge. Next, cross over the Severn Bridge into Wales, stopping over at the oldest fortress in the country, Chepstow Castle, originally built by the Normans in the 11th century. Enjoy some free time to explore and grab some lunch, then head to Tintern Abbey in the afternoon. After an epic first day, travel to Cardiff for a restful night's sleep.
Depart from Cardiff on day two and head north towards the Big Pit National Coal Museum. Learn about the history of Wales' industrial past and take an optional underground tour. Continue north through the Brecon Beacons National Park, soaking up stunning scenic views before stopping in the market town of Brecon for lunch. After lunch, continue through the heart of Wales via the Elan Valley where the landscape is defined by a series of Victorian dams and beautiful wilderness. Leave the valley behind as you arrive at the legendary Devil's Bridge before heading to the seaside town of Aberystwyth where you'll spend the next two nights.
Head towards North Wales, traveling through the stunning scenery of Snowdonia National Park. Stop at the picturesque village of Beddgelert. Next, head to the coast to visit Harlech Castle. Explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site and have lunch with seascape views. Travel back to Aberystwyth, walk along the seafront, check out the castle, or ascend Constitution Hill for some panoramic views of the town.
Explore the south-westernmost corner of Wales, traveling along the Pembrokeshire coast towards the harbor town of New Quay. Continue south to Abercastle to visit a working Welsh woollen mill or take a countryside stroll. Head to St Davids, the home of Wales' patron Saint, to visit the magnificent cathedral. Stop at Pembroke, dominated by its castle, one of the largest and most important in Anglo-Welsh history.
The day begins with a visit to St Fagans National Museum of History, a fantastic free-to-visit open-air museum that captures the history of Wales. Explore the variety of re-constructed historic buildings, pretty gardens, and traditional workshops where there is plenty to see and do. After ample time to explore, begin the journey to the modern Cardiff Bay for lunch. Once the largest coal trading port in the world, this re-generated area is now home to the Millennium Centre and Welsh Parliament. Spend the afternoon wandering through the streets of old Cardiff, visit Cardiff Castle, and admire the brilliant Millennium Stadium, the home of Welsh rugby. Spend the final night of the tour in the city.
On the final day of your adventure, leave Cardiff and visit the Caerleion, the only Roman fortress in Wales which is made up of an ampitheater, museum, barracks, and bath complex. Cross back over the border into England, traveling through the rolling countryside of the Cotswolds along the way. Pass through the charming country lands towards Cirencester, known as the 'Capital of the Cotswolds', where you can admire the magnificent church and grab a bite to eat. In the afternoon, arrive at the beautiful city of Oxford, home to the world-renowned Oxford University which provided much inspiration for the Great Hall of Hogwarts in the Harry Potter series. Spend some time exploring Oxford before beginning the journey back to London where the tour ends.
- Full minibus transportation
- Services of local driver/guide
- 5-nights en-suite accommodation
- Breakfast each morning
- Entry to attractions
Prepare for the activity
The meeting point for this tour is the Mercure Kensington Hotel. Please arrive at least 15-minutes prior to the departure time. The hotel is less than 10-minutes walk from Earl's Court Station.Open in Google Maps ⟶
• Please bring suitable clothing for various types of weather
• Tour starts and finishes in London
• Option to leave the tour in Cardiff
• Children must be aged 10 and above