A small group tour of Wales – Discover beguiling natural landscapes and an utterly unique heritage on this journey through the enchanting nation of Wales. Following a stay in the cosmopolitan capital of Cardiff, we’ll explore the dramatic coastlines of Pembrokeshire, the barren moorlands of the Brecon Beacons and the towering mountains of the Snowdonia National Park. Along the way we’ll encounter colossal castles, walled medieval towns, secluded villages and ancient abbey ruins. Wales is an undiscovered gem that will leave you enchanted by its natural beauty and ancient Celtic heritage.

Touring Highlights

  • Spend two nights in the Welsh Capital Cardiff.
  • Visit the historic harbour town of Tenby in Pembrokeshire.
  • Enjoy a mountain railway journey in the Snowdonia National Park.
  • Visit the unique Italianate village of Port Meirion.
  • Explore some of Wales’ renowned medieval castle ruins.
  • Maximum group-size of 16 passengers for that intimate touring experience.


  • Attraction
  1. Day 1 Arrival in Wales and Cardiff Castle

    This morning, make your way to Cardiff, the Welsh Capital (just two hours from London by direct rail). After checking in to your central hotel the afternoon is yours to explore the city at your own pace. With your included tickets, you can visit the unique Cardiff Castle whose history stretches from Roman times right through to the industrial revolution and an illustrious Victorian manor house. By evening meet your tour leader and the rest of the group where we’ll enjoy a hearty Welsh dinner together at a local restaurant.

    Overnight – The Coal Exchange Hotel (or similar), Cardiff (DBB).

  2. Day 2 Museum of Welsh Life and Cardiff Bay

    Boarding the mini-coach, a short ride from central Cardiff, we’ll visit the Museum of Welsh Life; set in the expansive grounds of the Elizabethan manor house of St Fagan’s Castle you can trace Welsh life through the centuries. We’ll then head for the cosmopolitan Cardiff Bay area to see the vibrant Mermaid Quay which is now a hub of Welsh heritage and politics and is home to a host of waterfront cafes, bars and eateries. Your afternoon is free to explore the Bay or return to central Cardiff to see more of the historic city.

    Overnight – The Coal Exchange Hotel (or similar), Cardiff (DBB).

  3. Day 3 Big Pit, Laugharne and Tenby

    Today we leave Cardiff for a day of contrasts; we’ll ascend the renowned South Wales valleys to visit to experience Wales’ industrial heritage at Big Pit where we’ll have the opportunity to descend a an operational coal mine. We then pass West in to the Welsh countryside – we’ll pause at Laugharne the picturesque home-town of Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, before continuing to the beautiful seaside town of Tenby. There’ll be time to wander the within the 13th century town walls, see the sweeping golden bays or climb the rocky headland overlooking the harbour before taking dinner together at our hotel.

    Overnight – Heywood Hotel and Spa (or similar), Tenby, Pembrokeshire (DBB).


  4. Day 4 St Davids and Cardigan Bay

    This morning we continue to explore the natural scenery of the protected Pembrokeshire Coast. We’ll head for St Davids, namesake of Wales’ patron saint. This tiny village enjoys city status owing to its beautiful cathedral and Bishop’s Palace. From here we’ll turn North and follow Wales’ scenic west coast past the sweeping sands of Cardigan Bay and in to rural mid-Wales. We’ll pause in one or more of the bustling harbour towns before arriving in Aberystwyth, our overnight destination. In the evening we enjoy our dinner together.

    Overnight – Nanteos Mansion Hotel (or similar), near Aberystwyth (DBB).

  5. Day 5 Portmeirion and Snowdonia Mountain Railway

    After a hearty Welsh breakfast we’ll enjoy a scenic drive North to the intriguing town of Portmeirion. Nestling in a sheltered position on an enclosed estuary this beautiful Italian style village was uniquely designed by Sir William Clough Ellis and has since been used for various television productions. After plenty of time to explore, we’ll head for the local train station – here it’s all aboard a narrow gauge steam train for an epic mountain railway journey of breath-taking views in to the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Later we retire to our base in Llandudno on the North Wales coast.

    Overnight – Dunoon Hotel (or similar), Llandudno (BB).

  6. Day 6 Llandudno and Conwy at Leisure

    Today is a free day to enjoy at leisure; equipped with your complimentary open-top bus tour tickets you can explore the contrasting towns of Llandudno and nearby Conwy at your own pace. Llandudno is an elegant Victorian seaside resort with a sweeping sandy bay and long promenade whilst Conwy is a cobbled medieval market town nestled on the shores of the Conwy estuary. Between the two there are a host of leisure and visitor attractions to enjoy including a Victorian cable tramway ride to the top of the Great Orme headland for spectacular panoramic views or wandering the cobbled streets and medieval town walls to the ramparts of the imposing 13th century fortress at Conwy Castle.

    Overnight – Dunoon Hotel (or similar), Llandudno (BB).

  7. Day 7 Llangollen, Powis Castle and the Brecon Beacons

    Today we make our way south along the course of the Conwy Valley to the charming Welsh town of Llangollen home of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, a stunning waterway which carries boats more than 100 feet above the valley floor. By afternoon we’ll continue south pausing at the beautiful National Trust Powis Castle where we’ll admire the interior collections of the Herbert and explore the elegant manicured and wild gardens. Finally, we arrive in the barren landscapes of the Brecon Beacons National Park where wild ponies roam the hillsides. Tonight we enjoy a farewell dinner together at our village hotel.

    Overnight – Bear Hotel (or similar), Crickhowell (DBB).

  8. Day 8 Tintern Abbey and the Wye Valley

    After a leisurely start our final journey will take us south through the market town of Abergavenny and in the shadow of Raglan Castle before we follow the course of the scenic Wye Valley. We’ll visit the haunting riverside ruins of Tintern Abbey which is said to have inspired Wordsworth himself before pausing for lunch in the border town of Chepstow. By afternoon we return to Cardiff where our tour ends. Those returning to London can use their complimentary rail passes to make the simple journey.

What's included
  • 7 nights in charming boutique accommodation.
  • Transportation by luxury mini-coach.
  • The services of your professional driver / tour leader.
  • Full Welsh breakfast daily.
  • 4 x evening meals.
  • A comprehensive touring programme including the following admissions:
    • Cardiff Castle
    • St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life
    • Big Pit working mine
    • St Davids Bishops Palace
    • Port Meirion
    • Snowdonia Mountain Railway Journey
    • Llandudno and Conwy City Sightseeing Tour Ticket.
    • Powis Castle and Gardens
    • Tintern Abbey
  • Expert local advice during planning your trip.
  • Postage of your travel documents pack.

Our tours are fully land inclusive but there are some things we do not include as standard:

  • Trip Insurance – we ask that our guests purchase suitable cover in case planned travel is affected or disrupted due to unforeseen circumstances. More information on the benefits of trip insurance can be found here.
  • Flights – adeo Travel do not book air travel but are happy to offer advice on where to seek competitive airfare.
  • Meals and/or sightseeing other than that outlined above.
Optional Extras
  • Additional pre-tour accommodation in London.
  • Post-tour accommodation in Cardiff to explore this city in more depth.
  • Additional nights hotel accommodation in London.
  • Private transfers in London.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other England tours “England’s Rustic Charm” or “Quintessential Cotswolds”.
Start Date End Date Availability Price (Per Person)*  
Mon Apr 18, 2022
Mon Apr 25, 2022
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Mon May 9, 2022
Mon May 16, 2022
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Mon Jun 6, 2022
Mon Jun 13, 2022
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Mon Jul 4, 2022
Mon Jul 11, 2022
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Mon Aug 8, 2022
Mon Aug 15, 2022
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Mon Sep 5, 2022
Mon Sep 12, 2022
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Mon Oct 3, 2022
Mon Oct 10, 2022
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*A single supplement applies