Garden Tours of Wales

Wales is the perfect location to experience some of the very best in gardens in the United Kingdom. Known for its lush green surroundings, your garden tour in Wales can take in award-winning gardens and pristine grounds bursting to life next to stately homes, manor houses and even castles! Combine your tour with a National Trust pass, allowing you access to some of the very best sites in Wales, and you are bound to have a fantastic trip! Wales also has a wealth of private gardens which we can organise tours of during your time in our beautiful country. Wild gardens, landscapes or formal grounds; Wales really does have something for every garden enthusiast!

Gardens and Stately Homes

During your week in Wales you can visit some of the very best gardens and stately homes in the country. Built from as early as the 18th century, these magnificent buildings and surrounding grounds are incredibly picturesque and peaceful with fascinating histories. Experience some gardens with a difference, where you can find plants and plots you would never associate with Wales. You can visit ‘Happy Valley’ – a tiered garden home to a number of rare tropical plants, the hidden gardens of Plas Cadnant on the beautiful island of Anglesey and the spring garden and Australasian arboretum overlooking the Menai Straight. In addition to gardens and properties, there is a lot to see as you travel through the Welsh country roads. Such as the UNESCO heritage site Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a marvel of engineering this amazing structure stands tall in North East Wales and is well worth a visit. Why not visit some of the many castles that Wales is famous for too? These impressive buildings and ruins are steeped in a fascinating history and many have their own fair share of fantastic gardens and exotic plants. Ideal for avid gardeners, historians and casual holiday makers alike, this tour ensures a relaxing break with time to appreciate your beautiful surroundings. Includes: 6 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast  We can also include additional services as required, such as: Transfers Activity/Attraction entrance  Guiding services  Any other services you may require  Please contact us for more information.   

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Castles of Wales

With beautiful gardens comes beautiful buildings!

 

Castles and Cruises

Enter the mysterious and legendary land of Wales with a short drive across the island of Anglesey (within a stonesthrow of the marital home of Prince William and Kate) before navigating to the mighty town of Caernarfon. Its sheer scale and commanding presence sets it apart and to this day, still trumpets the intention of its commissioner, Edward I. Begun in 1283 as the definitive chapter in his conquest of Wales, Caernarfon was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace. After Caernarfon, you will journey into the Snowdonia National Park using carefully selected routes and taking you well and truly off the beaten track to viewpoints of wonder. No trip to North Wales would be complete without a stop at the pretty village of Betws-Y-Coed, right in the centre of Snowdonia National Park. We will visit another of Edward I’s Iron Ring in Conwy next, the famous walled town, before making a stop at one of the longest town names in the world for a picture with its famous railway station, the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch!   Includes: Transfers from Holyhead port  Small group tour  Local professional guide  We can also include additional services as required, such as: Accommodation Extended tours Wales - add one of our other itineraries onto your day trip  Any other services you may require  Please contact us for more information.   

Castles of Wales

Kickstart your castle tour in the bustling capital Cardiff, where Cardiff castle stands proud in the centre. Your castle adventure continues on to spend some time at a variety of iconic and fascinating castles from many eras of history and all positioned in spectacular settings.  What better way to enjoy Wales' castles than to stay in one! Enjoy the luxury of Glandyfi Castle near Machynlleth, which has been expertly restored as close to the original as possible. With stunning views and luxurious rooms you will really feel like a king or queen of time gone by, a real experience. Another night you can spend in Castell Deudraeth, Porthmadog an impressive Victorian restoration project that really stands tall among the beautiful landscape. As well as castles you will get a chance to see some stunning scenery of rolling hills, babbling rivers, awe-inspiring coastlines, perfect gardens and picturesque towns and villages.  This tour is real treat for the castle-lover or anyone looking to explore the very best of Wales.   Includes: 9 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast  One luxurious castle stay (within the 9 nights) We can also include additional services as required, such as: Transfers Activity/ Attraction entrance  Guiding services  Any other services you may require  Please contact us for more information. 

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Castles, Coast and Celts

New date included: Sunday 16th June 2019 Due to popular demand   Enjoy luxurious stays around Wales and learn about the culture and everyday life of this fascinating country. World Heritages sites, rugged coastlines, magnificent castles and steam trains puffing through breathtaking scenery – there really is something for everyone.   Includes: 7 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast in high-end hotels Fully escorted tour with maximum of 8 people per tour Travelling in luxury vehicle Tourist excursions and key tourist visits as noted in the itinerary  We can also include additional services as required, such as: Pre and post-extension tours  Any other services you may require 

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Historical South Wales

In Wales, history is everywhere! This enlightening week-long visit takes you to a whole host of fascinating historical landmarks in South Wales.  Parts of this tour are led by local, informative guides meaning you have the opportunity to learn absolutely everything about the area from the experts! In Monmouth and the surrounding area, your guide will show you Monnow Bridge; a rare mediaeval fortified river bridge, Shire Hall and Tŷ Ebbw Fach - the impressive Guardian Six Bells.  The tour visits many many more sights of historical interest including one of the most important settlements in the Roman Empire, the most complete amphitheatre in Britain, the fortress baths and the only Roman Legionary barracks still on view anywhere in Europe.  Wales has an unprecedented amount of castles! We are very proud of the constant restoration and preservation work that goes on to keep these amazing structures in a good condition without changing any of the history they hold. You will have the opportunity to explore a whole host of fascinating Welsh Castles - the heart of this historical adventure. Even if you don't think history is your 'thing' this tour is suitable for anybody - with a chance for some walking, visiting iconic welsh towns, enjoy spectacular scenery and indulging in local cuisine take some time to see the joys of the beautiful area. Includes: 6 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast  We can also include additional services as required, such as: Transfers Activity/ Attraction entrance  Guiding services  Any other services you may require  Please contact us for more information.   

South Wales Explorer

A perfect combination of city and countryside, this tour of South Wales has it all. Staying in the lively capital Cardiff every night you will be able to explore the beautiful surrounding area that is all in driving distance from the city itself. With plenty of time to experience the highlights of the city, you have the chance to head out to the Brecon Beacons National Park one day and the Gower Peninsular another. Both are within an hour and a half drive from Cardiff and offer some spectacular scenery. The Brecons are famous for rolling green hills, lakes and majestic waterfalls, perfect for hill walking. The Gower is home to impressive rugged coastline, a great coast path and golden beaches – one of which being Rhossli Bay, named one of the top ten beaches in the world. Take a trip to Wye Valley where you can see fascinating ancient Roman ruins and architecture, castle ruins, and the impressive Raglan Castle. This area has so much history surrounding it and is well worth a visit.  This tour is perfect for any traveller and is the ideal way to see the incredibly diverse South Wales. Includes: 4 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast  We can also include additional services as required, such as: Transfers Activity/ Attraction entrance  Guiding services  Any other services you may require  Please contact us for more information. 

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Wales in a Week (with Castle Stay)

Spend a week in Wales and see some of the best bits of this beautiful country with the added luxury of an overnight stay in a grade 2 -listed French-style Château. Nestled in the hills of Anglesey you'll feel as though you are in a fairy-tale. This tour covers two national parks, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons and the island of Anglesey which all offer outstanding natural landscapes. Snowdonia is home to the tallest mountain in England and Wales so why not ride the Snowdonia Mountain Railway all the way to the top for some incredible views? Wales has a fascinating history and consequently is home to an impressive amount of castles. On this tour you can visit Castell Coch - 'Red Castle', Carreg Cennen Castle, Caernarfon Castle, Penrhyn Castle and Bangor Cathedral. Take time to see the castles and the great towns they are set within. Penderyn Whisky Distillery, the family run salt business Halen Môn Saltcote and Dà Mhìle distillery who make organic spirits, are three world renowned companies that are proud to be Welsh. Enquire with us to book a visit and learn all about their fascinating crafts.  Stunning surroundings paired with history, culture and local culinary delights makes this tour the ultimate Wales package, the hardest part is leaving!   Includes: 7 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast  We can also include additional services as required, such as: Transfers Activity/Attraction entrance  Guiding services  Any other services you may require  Please contact us for more information. 

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