Overview

Beaumaris – 3 nights
Llangammarch Wells – 2 nights

Wonderous Wales

Immerse yourself in the culture and landscapes of North and Mid Wales. Soak up the stunning scenery, beautiful wildlife and incredible artisan foods, all the while enjoying exceptional, hand-picked accommodation

Discover the ancient history of Wales hidden in the hillsides, as the country and coast play host to a mix of historic sites and World Heritage fortresses which form links in the medieval ‘iron chain’ built by Edward I. Explore slate quarries, Celtic shrines and cultural centres. Centuries ago, pilgrims in their thousands were finding their way to Bardsey Island, drawn there by stories of the special peace to be found at the edge of the western world, drawn to the place of the setting sun, that sense of a sacred place that continues to draw pilgrims here today. Experience a different aspect of Wales each day on our journey of discovery as we explore; from the myths and legends to the coast and mountains that inspire them. Journey to the mountain’s summit and travel deep into the country’s heart. Revel in inspirational landscapes and a living Welsh language. Snowdonia National Park and Llŷn Peninsula are Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the Brecon Beacons is a living, working landscape. Discover the artisan produce created in the regions, all whilst delighting in a luxurious fairy tale chateau, on the banks of the Menai Strait, the perfect location from which to explore Anglesey and North Wales, and discovering the charms of a country house and spa located in the rolling hills of Llangammarch Wells, ideally situated for the Welsh countryside and the Brecon Beacons.

Key Features

Landscapes & Nature
Steam Rail Journey
Island Tour
New Domestic Tour
Artisan Produce Tastings
Private Tour
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 8 – 15

Day 1 Arrive in Beaumaris and the fairytale Chateau Rhianfa for a three-night stay. Enjoy a welcome dinner and relax with a drink as you listen to the myths, legends and tales of the Tylwyth Teg (Welsh fairy folk). (D)

Day 2 Explore Beaumaris, home to the ‘greatest castle never built’. Wander the narrow streets of pastel-coloured homes, art galleries and craft shops. Visit Newborough Forest and walk out to the iconic lighthouse on Llanddwyn Island. This small tidal island is beautifully wild and romantic, home to St. Dwynwen, Wales’ patron saint of lovers. Visit Halen Môn and discover how the finest Anglesey Sea Salt is made, and perhaps the most unusual food tasting you’ll ever try! (B)

Day 3 The Llŷn Peninsula juts out from the mainland’s west coast into the Irish Sea and two miles beyond lies Bardsey Island, (Ynys Enlli), the island of 20,000 saints and legendary burial site of Merlin, now mostly populated by wildlife, including choughs, Manx shearwaters, seals and rare plants. Then head to Cwrw Llyn, enjoy a tour of this little Welsh brewery, concluding with a well earned tasting session in the taproom! (B)

Day 4 Discover a little of North Wales’ famous slate! Known as ‘the town that roofed the world’, Blaenau Ffestiniog is home to Llechwedd slate mine, travel deep into the caverns and see how today they help create some fine Welsh cheeses. Continue to Elan Valley, famed for its spectacular dams, six in total, together they create a spectacular sight. Enjoy a Ranger guided drive of the Estate, discover the area’s rich history. Then to the Lake Country House Hotel for a two-night stay. (B, D)

Day 5 Journey through the Brecon Beacons National Park to Pant. Step back in time and enjoy a steam train journey to Torpantau, the summit of the original Brecon & Merthyr Railway. On the return journey, stretch your legs with a walk along Pontsticill Reservoir. Home to Wales’ most famous spirit, tour the distillery and taste their award-winning whisky and gin. (B, D)

Day 6 Enjoy breakfast then bid Wales a fond farewell and begin our return journey. (B)

  • Key
  • B - Breakfast
  • L - Lunch
  • D - Dinner

2021

per person in a twin/double room

Date Price
October 10 £2295

2022

per person in a twin/double room

Date Price
April 24 £2295
May 22 £2395
June 12 £2395
July 10 £2495
August 7 £2495
September 11 £2395
October 2 £2395

Supplements per person

Single Supplement

Single supplement £395
(Jul & Aug £495; Oct £295)

Rail Options

Rail Travel from London’s Euston (Via Crewe) to Bangor, returning from Llangammarch (via Swansea) to Paddington £125

Extension Options

Extra nights - Beaumaris
Chateau Rhianfa
(per night with breakfast) £175
Single supplement £95

Extra nights - Llangammarch Wells
The Lake Country House Hotel
(per night with dinner) £185
Single supplement £45

Price Includes
5 nights’ accommodation, breakfast daily, 3 dinners, scenic, steam rail journey, Bardsey Island cruise, beer tasting, sea salt tasting, cheese tasting, whiskey/gin tasting, itinerary as described, car parking at Beaumaris and return transfer for vehicle collection, services of expert local driver/guides and representative.

Not Included
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.

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