Wales | Countryside, Castles & Coastline

A lovely mix of empowering landscapes, scenic beaches, and jagged cliffs


Trip Highlights:

  • Explore stunning coastline, National Parks, and lovely countryside
  • Summit one of Wales' most iconic mountains
  • Discover unique landmarks such as castles, ruins, gardens, and caves

Immerse yourself in the magic of Wales, a land of breathtaking beauty and rich history. Our journey begins in the Gower Peninsula, bathed in the golden light of the UK’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Imagine rugged cliffs carved by the Irish Sea, secluded coves whispering secrets of the past, and charming villages where time seems to stand still.

Lace up your boots and prepare to conquer miles of windswept coastline, each bend revealing a new vista of breathtaking splendor. Explore ancient castles that stand sentinel against the tides, their weathered stones echoing tales of chivalry and intrigue. Discover hidden gardens bursting with vibrant blooms and quaint coastal towns where friendly smiles and warm welcomes await.

Delve deeper into the heart of Wales, where national parks unfurl emerald carpets beneath your feet. Hike through Snowdonia, scaling the majestic peak of Mount Snowdon, or wander through the Brecon Beacons, where waterfalls tumble from moss-draped hills. Breathe in the crisp mountain air, feel the sun warm your face, and let the wild beauty of nature wash over you.

Retreat to luxurious havens nestled amidst this enchanting landscape. Imagine waking up to panoramic views from a lakeside lodge or sinking into a plush armchair beside a crackling fireplace in a grand country estate. Each night promises restful slumber and dreams woven from the day’s adventures.

Our journey culminates in Cardiff, the vibrant capital of Wales. Here, history whispers from the ramparts of its magnificent castle, a symbol of the city’s enduring spirit. Stroll through bustling streets lined with independent shops and trendy cafes, soaking in the infectious energy of this modern metropolis.

From rugged coastlines to soaring mountains, charming villages to bustling cities, Wales beckons with an irresistible symphony of sights, sounds, and experiences.

Join us on our guided trek as we embark on an unforgettable adventure, where every step unveils a new chapter in the enchanting story of Wales.

Trip Itinerary

Transfer from Paddington Train station to Swansea, then taxi to Penmaen. Meet your guides and groups for orientation and dinner.

Today’s tour begins with a stunning 5-mile loop hike through beautiful parklands to the South Wales coastline with a visit to the lovely Three Cliffs Bay. We explore fascinating bone caves, and the 12th Century ruins of Pennard Castle. A truly delightful day of exploring the Gower, the UK’s first AONB, designated in 1956.
Distance: 5 miles

We head to the coast again today for another 5-mile loop hike, which hugs the evocative Pembrokeshire National Park coastline. Along route we visit the 13th Century St Govan’s Chapel, a tiny chapel, steeped in myths and legends. A brief ramble around one of Wales’ wonderful harbor towns, Tenby, completes the day.
Distance: 5 miles

A short drive along the coast delivers us to Martin’s Haven where we catch a ferry to Skomer Island for a day of exploring the National Nature Reserve famous for its puffins, but boasting an array of wildlife including dolphins, razorbills and much more.
Distance: 3 miles

Our 3-mile loop takes us along Caerfai Beach to St Non’s Chapel, the reputed
birthplace of Wales’ patron saint, Saint David. Return to St Davids for a visit to the medieval ruins of St Davids Bishop’s Palace and the fabulous St Davids Cathedral. Next we head to North Wales for four days to explore the majestic mountains of Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) .
Distance: 3 miles

Today we take the Traditional Diesel Service train to the summit of Wales’ highest peak, Yr Wyddfa (Mount Snowdon 3,560 ft.). Visit the ruins of Dolbadarn Castle and explore Portmeirion.
Distance: 2 miles

The imposing Conwy Castle is our first stop today. Built by Edward I in the 1280s as a statement of intent towards the conquering of the Welsh. Next we visit Bondnant Garden, founded in 1874, and boasting 80 acres of gardens.
Distance: 2 miles

We head south towards Cadair Idris, one of Wales most brooding and mystical mountains, for what promises to be our hardest, but most rewarding hike of the trip followed by a visit to Harlech Castle.
Distance: 7 miles

Depart to the Welsh capital of Cardiff, or Caerdydd, our final stop. Along the route, we visit Big Pit National Coal Museum for an underground tour of the old coal mine at a depth of 300 feet.
Distance: 1 mile

Visit St Fagans National Museum of History, Wales, followed by a visit to Cardiff Castle, with its 11th century keep. Browse Cardiff’s many food markets, parks, galleries, and museums.
Distance: 2 miles

Countryside, Castles & Coastline | Wales

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