Mid-Wales Activities

Right in the heart of Wales, explore the delights Mid-Wales has to offer. From stunning scenery to rare wildlife to bustling, atmospheric towns, visit Mid-Wales for an authentic taste of real Welsh culture!  

'Hinterland' Day Trip

This tour will look at Aberystwyth's 'Hinterland' - the hilly country inland of Aberystwyth where the BBC Wales / S4C series of that name was filmed. We will pass old country estates, disused silver-lead mines and Iron Age hill forts as well as some of the film locations used in the TV series. The countryside in this area is full of stories and legends, and we also hope your morning will become legendary as you tell the story of your holiday in the future.  

A Snapshot of Wales

This exclusive small group tour departs from Cardiff every Monday and gives travellers the chance explore Wales from the comfort of a luxury vehicle with a knowledgeable local guide. Our groups are kept to a maximum of 8 people to ensure a personal experience.   Includes: 4 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast  Fully escorted with a maximum of 8 customers All transfers by luxury vehicle  Dinner on the final evening  Attractions as noted in the itinerary  We can also include additional services as required, such as: Extending this tour of Wales by request Any other services you require 

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Castle Stay - Glandyfi Castle

Enjoy being treated like royalty at this splendid, luxury boutique hotel. With all its original turrets and many of its original features inside, you will feel like a true King or Queen of time gone by. The castle was built in 1820 and has been lovingly restored to keep as much originality as possible.  Situated in a small hamlet between Machynlleth and Aberystwyth, the surroundings are stunning and with world-class food, beautiful grounds and excellent rooms - this place is a real treat. When you are not being pampered at the castle, why not explore the local area? Visit the historical town of Machynlleth, the bustling university town of Aberystwyth where you can enjoy a delicious afternoon tea at Nanteos Mansion – a beautiful Georgian country house surrounded by gorgeous countryside.      Includes: 2 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.      Please note: Price is for 2 night stay. Please select the date you wish to arrive.

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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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Ceredigion Coastal Path

Wales is the only country in the world where you can walk the entire coastline uninterrupted! Embark upon this beautiful section of the path that passes through some quaint villages, bustling towns and offers stunning coastal and mountainous scenery.  Take your time to soak in the beautiful surroundings and spend some time having a well-deserved rest at the places along the way. You route is mapped out for you and very easy to follow, this walk is pure enjoyment!  There are a number of fascinating landmarks to tick off along the way so keep your eyes peeled! Look out for: a submerged ancient forest, an Iron Age hill fort, a large hole in the cliffs known as Monk’s Cave, harbours, quarries, and much more!  This walk is the perfect way to see this stunning stretch of coastline and is an agreeable mix of hiking and relaxation. 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. 

Colourful Ceredigion

Ceredigion is located in the real heart of Wales. You will visit some amazing Welsh towns where there is so much to see and do, and where you can really soak up the culture and atmosphere.  There is alot to do in this area of mid-Wales and everything is in relatively close proximity which makes travelling around very easy and you get the chance to see as many sites as possible! Visit the bustling university town of Aberystwyth, colourful Aberaeron for some great cuisine just down the coast, the mystical village of Tregaron the beautiful waterfalls at Devil's bridge and the town of Cardigan - unrivalled for its wildlife spotting opportunities and impressive castle ruins.  Travel your way then up the Cambria Mountains for spectacular views. The nature and countryside of Wales is second to none and this tour offers a whole host of stunning and diverse landscapes - perfect for adventure activities if you wish! So take a week away and enjoy the varied and exciting area of Ceredigion, enjoying all this beautiful and interesting county has to offer!   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. 

Cultural Wales

This tour will give you a real flavour of life in Wales, including the language, industry and landscape throughout its history. Get a taste for Welsh life, and visit ancient sites, national parks and National museums. Spend time in its modern capital, and key towns and cities throughout the country. Includes: 9 nights accommodation with a full Welsh breakfast  We can also include and additional services as required, such as: Transfers Activity/ Attraction entrance  Guiding services  Any other services you may require  Please contact us for more information.   

Elan Valley Driver-Guided Day Trip

The Welsh Lake District. The Elan Valley is known as the ‘Welsh Lake District’, but we think it is even more spectacular. Consisting of five striking reservoirs built during the late 19th and early 20th century, this 70 square mile area of moorland, bog, woodland, rivers and reservoirs is an internationally important wildlife site. We would recommend a stop made at the fascinating Elan Valley Visitor Centre, followed by a visit to the quaint Penbont House tea rooms. There are fantastic photographic opportunities on this trip and it may be possible to see several different birds of prey, kites and buzzards are almost guaranteed, and ‘Eddie’ the Golden Eagle has been seen in this area. This tour will also pass through Cwmystwyth, heavy with lead mining history.   Includes: Knowledgeable local chauffer or driver-guide for the day We can also include additonal services as required, such as: Accommodation  Extended tours throughout Wales  Transfers from any entry points in the UK  Pick ups/drop offs at hotels  Please contact us for more information.

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Flavours of Wales

During you holiday in Wales you will be amazed by the fantastic selection of local produce and great food available at every turn. Whether you are interested in tracing the steps of your food from farm to fork, if you have a sweet tooth or a hankering for something savoury, Wales is the perfect place to eat! Our tour is well placed to allow you to explore many of Wales’ internationally renowned culinary businesses, and you could arrange to visit places such as Dà Mhìle, a producer of artisan organic spirits including ‘Botanical Gin’ and ‘Seaweed Gin’; Penderyn Whisky Distillery, known for its award winning whisky, as well as its gin, vodka, and cream liqueurs; ‘Blaenafon Cheddar Company' who make Welsh Cheddar cheeses and soft Welsh goats’ cheeses in a variety of flavours; Pant Du Vineyard, a family run business producing the highest quality wine, cider and apple juice overlooking the Snowdonia National Park or ‘Halen Môn’, a saltcote producing award winning Angelsey sea salt used by chefs worldwide. And if that isn’t enough, the country is full of inns and restaurants priding themselves on using only the best local produce and based in stunning locations. After all – food always tastes better when paired with superb views of mountains, National Parks and coasts.   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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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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Hinterland Driver-Guided Day Trip

An Introduction to the uplands of Ceredigion! This tour is designed to introduce the ‘Hinterland’ of North Ceredigion in Mid-Wales where remote lakes, isolated farmsteads, the protected Red Kite, hanging oak woodland with Redstarts and Pied flycatchers, forestry and open moorland abound. Hinterland usually refers to the intermediate land between the valley bottom and the mountain tops and is the name of a popular crime noir drama filmed in the area; and this day trip will visit some of these stunning, atmospheric locations! During the day there will also be the chance to visit the Rheidol hydroelectric power station and the Bwlch Nant Y Arian forest visitor centre which both provide introductions to major features of the glorious Rheidol valley with its 3 reservoirs and the lush forest. Includes: Knowledgeable local chauffer or driver-guide for the day We can also include additonal services as required, such as: Accommodation  Extended tours throughout Wales  Transfers from any entry points in the UK  Pick ups/drop offs at hotels  Please contact us for more information.

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South Wales in a Week

From the lively coastal town of Aberystwyth, travel south whilst exploring the very best that South Wales has to offer.  With an amazing array of wildlife and beautiful surroundings, you won’t believe you are still in the UK! Sandy beaches, stunning coastline, majestic waterfalls, rolling hills and even the possibility of dolphin spotting. With the opportunity for a range of outdoor activities, South Wales is a nature lovers’ paradise. Visit some lovely, quaint Welsh towns along the way, taking time to enjoy the friendly atmosphere, boutique shops and great local food. There is plenty to explore in these towns including a number of impressive castles, fortresses, Tudor buildings, original piers and other great example of Wales’ deep historical roots.  Why not visit Britain’s smallest city St.Davids? Home to a huge cathedral, this tiny city has a really lovely atmosphere. You end your visit in the bustling capital city, Cardiff and have the opportunity to shop, see the castle and immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere.  With so much to see and do, South Wales promises a great week away.   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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Steam Trains of Wales

Whether it's a special interest in steam trains or you just fancy something different, this is the way to travel. These beautifully restored old machines are a great way to see the outstanding countryside in style – the smell of coal, the clack of the tracks and the traditional carriages are like going back in time to the age of steam. Board narrow gauge railways, a mountain railway and the oldest railway company in the world to take you through some spectacular landscapes of towering mountains, stunning lakesides and even to places that are only reachable by train. Also, keep an eye out for some amazing wildlife that live alongside the tracks.  You will have the opportunity for some exciting activities along the way, if you’re feeling brave take a ride on Europe’s longest zip wire or venture below for a bounce on underground trampolines. With visits to Welsh towns, great view points and ending in the capital Cardiff - this tour has it all.   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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Wales in a Week

Spend a week in Wales and see some of the best bits of this beautiful country. This tour covers two national parks, Snowdonia and the Brecon Beacons as well as 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 Cenin castle, Caernarfon castle, Penrhyn Castle and Bangor Cathedral. Take time to see these inspiring castles and the great towns they are home to. Penderyn whisky distillery, the family run salt business Halen Mon Saltcote and Da Mhile distillery (who make organic spirits), are three world renowned companies that are proud to be Welsh! Book some visits and learn all about their fascinating crafts.  Stunning surroundings paired with history, culture and local culinary delights makes this tour the ultimate Wales package.   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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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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