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From London: Wales 5-Day Group Tour

1. From London: Wales 5-Day Group Tour

Day 1: Leave London and travel west to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds through England’s prettiest historic villages. Get the best photos and hear the most fascinating local tales. Travel through the Welsh Marches marked out by the ancient Offa’s Dyke. Head into the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and beautiful Elan Valley. Finally, head to the beautiful seaside town and cultural center of Aberystwyth, where you spend the next two nights. Day 2: Travel to the mountainous region of Snowdonia National Park. Visit the mountain village of Beddgelert to see the famous grave of Gelert, the legendary dog, or explore the nearby copper mine. Next, head to the town of Machynlleth to see the ancient clock tower and the quaint houses, and go antique hunting. Move on to Porthmadog and over the Cob causeway before reaching the impenetrable medieval Harlech Castle. After a fulfilling day, return to Aberystwyth in the late afternoon. Day 3: Travel around the coast of Cardigan Bay through Aberaeron to New Quay. Explore the picturesque harbor and get the chance to spot dolphins and whales. Head into the foreboding Black Mountains to explore a bedrock cave under a castle, before you visit Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas wrote the famous play Under Milk Wood. Move on to Tenby, a charming seaside town and your base for two nights. Day 4: See some of Britain’s most gorgeous coastlines at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Travel to the tiny cathedral city of St Davids for lunch and exploration, and stop in the county town of Pembroke to enter the thick medieval walls of the castle. From here, return to Tenby for a relaxed evening. Day 5: Leaving Tenby in the morning, begin your return journey to London. Head past the industrial cities of South Wales to the outskirts of Cardiff, and visit the outdoor National History Museum. Take the Severn Bridge back into England, and take a break at Castle Combe, a Cotswold village perfect for a relaxed stroll amongst 16th-century ironstone cottages.

Rise of the Tudors 4 Stop Pembrokeshire Full Day Tour

2. Rise of the Tudors 4 Stop Pembrokeshire Full Day Tour

Rise of the Tudors is a new opportunity to enjoy the amazing story of Henry Tudor's early life, supporters and perils in a single day. During your tour you will hear Henry's and his supporters real experiences in the places they actually happened. All this will be with your own guide, all entry tickets and transportation included in the price. We tell Henry's tale in a modern context, living in constant peril as a youth, undoubtedly creating a ruthless, efficient and reclusive King. You'll learn about Margaret Beaufort mother to Henry at 13 a hugely significant force in his rise to power. If you like 007 you'll love Henry's loyal and daring Uncle Jasper who jousted with death and had more than one amazing escape. We meet at 08:45 at Mill Bridge by Henry Tudor's statue in Pembroke before a short journey to the the ruins of this once-glorious medieval Bishop's Palace at Lamphey where Henry was conceived to 13 year old Margaret Beaufort. Built in the 13th century, Lamphey Palace served as the residence for the Bishops of St. David's, and its grandeur rivaled that of many royal abodes. Next is the colossol 900 year old Pembroke Castle on the banks of the Cleddau River you will discover just how much a maritime story Henry Tudor's life was. This colossal fortress boasts a history spanning over 900 years and offers a unique opportunity to delve into the early life of Henry VII Tudor. Explore the birthplace of this remarkable monarch and hear about his Welsh-speaking nurse. Imagine when young Henry roamed these grounds, dreaming of his destiny in this Lancastrian stronghold in the West. Inside the castle walls, your expert guide will narrate captivating stories of Henry's upbringing and the significance of his Tudor heritage. Experience the atmosphere of the time as you traverse the halls and chambers where the Tudor dyn As we continue our journey through time, we reach the captivating medieval walled town of Tenby and take a lunch break. Tenby was the third largest port in Wales when Henry Tudor was a youth with trade to France, Spain and Portugal. We will get a feel for how well-off Tudors lived by visited the Tudor Merchant House. We will also vist the beautiful Church of St Mary's and hear all about the incredibly loyal John White, who hid Jasper and Henry Tudor before aiding their escape to Brittany. Our final destination, Carew Castle, was a key place in the Rise of the Tudors story. Home to skilled soldier Sir Rhys ap Thomas Carew was key in raising the army to defeat Richard the Third. Hear how Sir Rhys upheld his oath to Richard and the ghostly monkey legend says haunts the castle. This magnificent castle, situated on the banks of the tidal mill pond, offers breathtaking views and reinforces the Tudor maritime story. A packed day of Tudor fun, you will be dropped off at Henry VII's statue in Pembroke at 17:30

From Bristol: 3-Day Mountains & Coasts of South Wales

3. From Bristol: 3-Day Mountains & Coasts of South Wales

Day 1 It’s time to explore the beauty and history of south Wales. Leaving Bristol, your first main destination is St Davids, known as the smallest city in Britain. Despite its tiny stature, St Davids has claimed city status thanks to the 12th century cathedral found in the heart of the town. The cathedral is definitely worth a visit, not just for its beauty, but you can learn all about the history of the city inside. In the afternoon, your driver-guide will take you on a beautiful drive along the Pembrokeshire Coast in the south of Wales, choosing the best places to stop depending on what might interest the group. Hills, estuaries, valleys, and woodlands, this stunning region really has it all. You arrive in Tenby in the early evening and this is your destination for the night. Settlement in Tenby town dates back to the 9th century, so no surprise there’s plenty to see here. Day 2 You have the morning to explore Tenby and we’d highly recommend taking advantage. This town has some fascinating history and amazing things to see, including what's left of Tenby Castle and the medieval town walls. Poetry lovers will enjoy the stop at the lovely town of Laugharne. Welsh poet Dylan Thomas lived in his boathouse here from 1949 until his death in 1953. The boathouse is open to the public, or perhaps you’ll use your time for a quick refreshment since there are plenty of pubs to choose from. In the afternoon you visit Carreg Cennen Castle. This incredible stronghold sits high on a rocky outcrop overlooking the River Cennen, so get your camera ready. There’s time here to explore the ruins and even grab a quick bite for lunch. We then treat you to a drive through the scenic Brecon Beacons mountain range. A perfect way to end the day before you arrive in Abergavenny for the evening. Day 3 Bookworms get ready. Your first stop of the day is in Hay-on-Wye, known as the First Booktown in the World. This town has become famous for its secondhand and antiquarian bookshops, so your free time here could result in a small reading collection for your travels. You then travel onwards to Ross-on-Wye, the UK’s best loved market town. Here you have some time to wander and grab some lunch. Back on the bus, you head off through the Wye Valley. This scenic route is considered the birthplace of British tourism and the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Your journey takes you to your next stop: Tintern Abbey. Sitting on the banks of River Wye, there’s some fascinating history behind this now-roofless national icon which was founded in 1131. Your last stop of the tour is in Chepstow where you can marvel at the power of Chepstow’s Norman castle. You arrive back in Bristol in the early evening.

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Great tour despite the bleak Welsh weather! Christo ,our driver come guide, was full of stories and anecdotes and made the trip even better! Really enjoyed ourselves on this tour!!