The Heart of Wales, Tenby & the Gower Peninsula
The Elan Valley is one of the most picturesque snapshots in the heart of Wales. Begin with a scenic tour of this ever-changing area rich in diverse wildlife, where dams and reservoirs thread through over 70 square miles of scenic beauty. Then explore Tenby, one of South Wales’s most iconic harbour and seaside towns. Set against the clifftops, a crescent of pastel-hued Victorian and Georgian architecture edges the harbour and Blue Flag beaches. Medieval streets add to the year-round charm and relaxing atmosphere. We also include a visit to the Gower Peninsula, the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty recognised for its pristine beaches, cliffs and countryside. Finishing with a contrasting tour of the Black and White Villages Trail of Herefordshire, timbered and half-timbered houses characterise these historic villages.
Day 1 Departure: 0800 - 0900 hrs. Travel to Wales, making a coffee stop en-route at Worcester. Visit The Elan Valley Visitor Centre for a lunchtime stop and short tour. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 3 nights.
Day 2 Tenby lies at the heart of the Pembrokeshire coast where the remains of the 13th century castle overlook the old fishing harbour. Set on a headland fringed by four sandy beaches and is placed tightly inside medieval town walls where shops almost touch across narrow cobbled streets. Facing south, the resort is ideally positioned to catch any spring sunshine.
Day 3 Gower Peninsula. You will be met with stunning coastline scenes encompassing bays, sand dunes and coves, and dramatic cliffs and wilderness. The sandy beaches and clear waters have been awarded some of the best in the world, mostly remaining untouched since it was granted the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty over 60 years ago.
Day 4 Departure. Explore further into quintessential rural England with a partial tour of the Black and White Villages Trail of Herefordshire, making a lunchtime stop at Hereford. Arrive home: early evening.
• Return coach travel
• 3 nights accommodation
• Welsh self-service buffet breakfast
• Served 3 course dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner tea/coffee
• Hotel porter service
• All coach tours
Metropole Hotel and Spa, Llandrindod Wells
Built in 1896, privately owned by the great-great grandson of the founder, it remains the highest AA rated hotel in mid Wales. It’s a 2 minute walk to the town centre.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, telephone and radio.
Facilities: Bar and lounge. Heated indoor pool, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and gym. Night porter.
Mobility Information: Lift serves all 4 floors. No ground floor bedrooms.
Supplements (subject to availability):
Single room supplement £30.00
Sole occupancy supplement £75.00
Superior room supplement £20.00 per room per night
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