Become immersed in this dynamic country on your guided tour of Wales. Your first evening is spent in the capital, Cardiff—gather with your traveling companions over a sumptuous meal. The next day, you’re off to discover the authentic Wales with stops at St. Fagan’s National Museum of History, the dramatic Welsh countryside, and Brecon Beacons National Park. The 13th century Caerphilly Castle is a particular beauty. We’ll travel through the border regions of Mid-Wales to a UNESCO Heritage site, the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. We’ll also visit the mystical Valle Crucis Abbey and then enjoy a cozy afternoon tearoom.

After arriving at the North Welsh coast, we’ll spend the night in Llandudno, a sweet seaside resort town. Walk the city and you’ll find Conwy Castle, medieval town walls, the smallest house in Britain, and the serene quay. Dive into the traditional pubs and cafes! Continuing our travels to Portmeiron, you’ll have time for a photo op at the village with the longest name in Europe: Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch! We’ll head to the Welsh Heritage Centre for a tongue-twisting language lesson in Welsh pronunciation. Pure fun! Over dinner that evening, perhaps try out a few words with your companions.

The next morning, we board the steam train on the historic Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railway line. We travel through Snowdonia National Park, known for its thundering waterfalls, historic sites, charming villages, and historic sites—there is something truly breathtaking around each bend. We’ll spend that evening in Pembrokeshire, and the following morning, we set out for picture-perfect Tenby. This village is perched on a headland with Norman walls and has medieval lanes. Take time to explore! After breakfast we head back to Cardiff on the stunning drive along Wales’s west coast. We arrive late in the afternoon—consider adding a post-tour night. This is the essential Wales vacation you’ve been dreaming about.


Included Unique Activities

  • Welsh Language Lessons at the Language Heritage Centre
  • Snowdonia National Park Steam Train Ride


1 Night

Elegant Historic Hotel

1 Night

Charming Coach Inn

3 Nights

4-Star Boutique Spa Hotel

2 Nights

Country House Hotel


  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide

Dining Options Included

  • Delectable Full Breakfast Each Morning
  • 4x Evening Meals
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea Experience

Available Dates

30 June - 07 July 2023

From $3,023 per person

14 - 21 July 2023

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28 July - 04 August 2023

From $3,023 per person

01 - 08 September 2023

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15 - 22 September 2023

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22 - 29 September 2023

From $3,023 per person

03 - 10 May 2024

From $2,981 per person

14 - 21 June 2024

From $3,023 per person

26 July - 02 August 2024

From $3,023 per person

06 - 13 September 2024

From $3,023 per person

Your Price Includes


  • 7 Nights of Boutique Hotel Accommodation


  • Premium Mini-Coach Transportation with Professional Driver/Guide


  • Delectable Full Breakfast Each Morning
  • 4x Evening Meals
  • Traditional Afternoon Tea Experience


  • Welsh Language Lessons at the Language Heritage Centre
  • Snowdonia National Park Steam Train Ride


  • Discover Rich and Varied History at the National History Museum of Wales
  • Take in Jaw-Dropping Scenery at Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Gaze upon a Medieval Cistercian Abbey
  • Visit the Unique and Dramatic Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
  • Stroll the Charming Streets and City Walls of Conwy
  • Be Enthralled by Stunning Caernarfon Castle - Birthplace of The First Prince of Wales
  • Pick Up Some Tongue-Twisting Welsh Pronunciation Lessons at The Welsh Language Heritage Centre
  • Visit Industrial Victorian Workshops that Maintained the Dinorwig Slate Quarry at the National Slate Museum
  • Marvel at Unusual Devil's Bridge - Made up of Three Bridges Stacked on Top of One Another!
  • See the Miniscule 10 foot by 6 foot "Smallest House in Great Britain"
  • Stay in the Enchanting Italian Style Village of Portmeirion 
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  • Prices are Per Person based on 2 people traveling together and sharing a room.
  • Traveling Alone? No Problem. Just Ask Us for a Single Supplement Price.

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