The Wonders of Wales 2025

The Wonders of Wales 2025

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The Wonders of Wales 2025

8 Days Starting and ending in Cardiff

Visiting: Wales

Tour operator:

Back-Roads Touring

Tour code:

BWWCC5

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Tour Overview

On this captivating journey through deep green valleys, past snow-dusted mountains and along an unforgettable coastline, we’ll go high and low in search of Wales’ most iconic sights. Join us as we walk the ancient lands of Celts and Romans, immersing ourselves in age-old local traditions as we go.

Highlights

  • Indulge in a traditional afternoon tea served in glorious surroundings

  • Embark on a steam train ride through the spectacular scenery of the Rheidol Valley

  • Discover the majestic Gothic architecture of the Bishop’s Palace in St Davids

Itinerary

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Day 1: Cardiff (Wales)

Accommodation: Parkgate Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Dinner

After meeting the group in Wales’ vibrant capital, we’ll get to know one another over a delicious welcome dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Cardiff – Brecon Beacons

Accommodation: The Bear Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Following a hearty breakfast at our hotel we’ll venture through the dramatic Welsh Valleys to Brecon Beacons National Park. We’ll stop off at the impressive Caerleon Roman Fortress and Baths which date back to AD 74. Afterwards – if time allows – we’ll delve into Welsh mining heritage at the Big Pit National Coal Museum. This evening, another delicious group dinner awaits us at our hotel.

Day 3: Brecon Beacons – Llangollen – North Wales

Accommodation: Empire Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today’s itinerary will take us further north along the border regions of Mid Wales to Pontcysyllte Aqueduct: the longest and highest structure of its kind (and a UNESCO World Heritage Site). Next, we’ll pass by the mesmerising Valle Crucis Abbey before pausing for an afternoon tea together at a charming local tearoom. Upon our arrival along the rugged North Welsh Coast, we’ll have the evening to spend at our leisure.

Day 4: North Wales

Accommodation: Empire Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

There’s plenty of free time to explore the nearby towns of Llandudno and Conwy today. How you choose to spend the day is up to you – but we recommend visiting the imposing Conwy Castle and taking a look at the medieval town walls. Later, you could uncover the self-proclaimed “smallest house in Great Britain” along the picturesque quay – which also plays host to an abundance of cosy cafes and traditional pubs perfect for spending a relaxing afternoon.

Day 5: North Wales – Snowdonia National Park – West Wales

Accommodation: The Falcondale (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Continuing our journey today, we’ll have a brief photo opportunity at the village with the longest place name in Europe – Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch – before moving on to Caernarfon Castle. After exploring its impressive medieval battlements and uncovering fascinating historic tales, it’s onwards to the Llanberis Slate Mine. Enjoy a demonstration and stroll around the museum, learning key facts about the Welsh slate industry. Finally, we’ll journey through breathtaking Snowdonia National Park before discussing the day’s events over a group dinner.

Day 6: West Wales – Pembrokeshire

Accommodation: Wolfscastle Country Hotel (or similar)

Meals Included: Breakfast

All aboard! Today we’ll take in the stunning landscapes of the Rheidol Valley in comfort and style with a historic steam train ride. Travelling around horseshoe bends, through mountain tunnels and along cliff edges – there’s no better way to discover the region’s lush green pastures, glittering lakes and serene forests. Afterwards, we’ll pay a visit to the National Wool Museum to learn more about the booming Welsh wool industry during the 19th century. Finally, our day will end in picturesque Pembrokeshire – where you’ll have the evening to spend at your leisure.

Day 7: Pembrokeshire, Including Tenby And St Davids

Accommodation: Wolfscastle Country Hotel (or similar

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

This morning we’ll admire the verdant rolling hills of the Welsh countryside as we set a course for the picture-perfect fishing village of Tenby. Perched on a headland and surrounded by Norman-built walls, we’ll have time to explore the medieval village streets and array of cafes and stores at our own pace. Later, we'll stop off at lovely St Davids – Britain’s smallest city – to discover the ruins of the magnificent Gothic Bishop’s Palace. Upon returning to our hotel, we’ll don our best outfits for tonight’s final group dinner. Here’s to an incredible journey!

Day 8: Pembrokeshire – Cardiff

Meals Included: Breakfast

After breakfast, it’s back to Cardiff we go! This morning we’ll make the scenic drive south towards the capital, where we’ll pay a visit to St Fagans National Museum of History – Wales’ most popular heritage attraction – before our tour comes to a close.

What's Included

  • Meals
    7 breakfasts, 4 dinner

  • Transport

    Premium mini-coach transportation

  • Guide

    Experienced Tour Leader and Driver

Check out our Q&As

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    We have solo capacity, however no single share.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Upon final payments, we will distribute E-Documentation to all of our guests. Dont forget we also have our App to download as an added feature.

  • Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Like-minded travellers awaiting the opportunity to explore the less explored regions. Interests in food, wine, history, art as well as wartimes there will be a great mix of people to connect with on tour.

  • What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    We have our COVID Assurance Policy, Book now and relax knowing you are covered under our new COVID-19 Assurance Policy. At no additional cost to you, new bookings are now 100% refundable in the unfortunate event you are diagnosed with COVID-19 or unable to travel due to government-enforced lock downs prior to your scheduled departure date.

  • What level of mobility do I need?

    You need to be fit enough to get on and off the vehicle on a regular basis, and to walk both to attractions and around towns and villages. You also need to be able to walk up and down stairs in the hotels and use a shower over the bath. We frequently use traditional style hotels and the majority will not have lifts or ground floor rooms.

  • Who goes on Back-Roads tours?

    The majority of our guests come from Canada, the USA, the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. All tour commentaries are in English. Our tours appeal to those looking for a more relaxing style of travel, and who enjoy culture, good food, meeting like-minded people and exploring destinations in depth.

  • What is the minimum age for any Back-Roads Touring trip?

    The minimum age on all of our trips is 18 years.

  • Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    All Hotels in line with protocols following the World Health Organisation meet and exceed requirements for all Touring with us.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Back-Roads Touring has been operating from the UK for over 30 years.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Inline with our booking flexibility policy, you are able to make as many changes as required up to 60 days from departue - with 1 last included up until 30 days out.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    Generally no, but in extraordinary circumstances it can be looked at.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Anonymous  

The Wonders of Wales 2025

07-Oct-2022

comprehensive tour with experienced guide

Graham Jo  

The Wonders of Wales 2025

06-Oct-2022

A great tour lovely place to visit Excellent tour guide and driver

Colleen An  

The Wonders of Wales 2025

30-Sep-2022

Said it all earlier - amazing, wonderful, Emilie our tour guide was so knowledgeable and fun, the tour covered so much but without feeling rushed. Would do it again in a heartbeat

Anonymous  

The Wonders of Wales 2025

26-Jun-2022

as above. The trip was great.

Anonymous  

The Wonders of Wales 2025

06-Oct-2022

Please note, this tour is not available for booking in your country.

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  • Free Date Changes

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to make 10 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Back-Roads Touring allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform back-roads touring, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Back-Roads Touring requires a minimum deposit of 150 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 60 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of back-roads touring charges.

    Up to 61 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 60 days before tour starts: Forfeit 50% of booking price.

    At 30 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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