2019 - 9 Day Taste of Wales
3 & 4 Star Vacation /8 Nights /16 Meals
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Taste of Wales 9 Day Tour
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Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Stroll around Tenby with a local guide who will recount humorous tales of the seaside town, which dates back to the Middle Ages.
  • See a demonstration of wooden Lovespoon carving, a traditional Welsh symbol of love and courtship
  • Try traditional Welsh foods at Bodnant Welsh Food Centre

Trip Highlights:

  • Cardiff Castle Banquet
  • Chester Cathedral
  • Pembroke Castle
  • Harlech Castle
  • Penderyn Distillery
  • St David’s Cathedral
  • St Fagans National Museum of History
  • Snowdonia Tour
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle

Dining Experiences:

  • 8 breakfasts (B)
  • 1 lunch
  • 6 dinners (D) including a lively Welsh evening of traditional foods and entertainment in Cardiff Castle on most departures.

Hotels:

  • Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester | Chester (1 night)
  • Celtic Royal Hotel | Caernarfon (2 nights)
  • Fourcroft Hotel | Tenby (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge | Cardiff (2 nights)
  • MGallery Castle Hotel | Windsor (1 night)
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    Itinerary

    2019 TASTE OF WALES 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS / 15 MEALS

    Day 1: MANCHESTER ARRIVAL & CHESTER
    Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Chester hotel. Chester is about 30 miles from Manchester Airport; you’ll need to arrange a transfer. Set out on a walking tour to see medieval streets with lovely half-timbered houses and shops. Walk along part of the city walls and view Roman ruins. Also visit Chester Cathedral, which dates back to 660 AD. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)


    Day 2: SHEEPDOGS & CONWY
    Cross into Wales and travel across the scenic Horseshoe Pass. View the scenic town of Llangollen. Immerse yourself in farm life as you watch trained dogs herding sheep. Stop for photos of St Asaph’s Cathedral, built in the 13th century. In Conwy, a town dominated by its huge castle, take a walk around the narrow streets and see Britain’s smallest house. Drive to Caernarfon for some free time before dinner.
    (B, D)


    Day 3: TRAM IN LLANDUDNO & NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM
    Take a tram ride in the seaside town of Llandudno. Have lunch at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, a showcase for the best of Welsh food. Choose among the fresh, seasonal handmade food and drink from local artisan producers. Tour the National Slate Museum, which relates the tough working conditions of this region’s slate industry, developed in Victorian times. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.
    (B, L, D)


    Day 4: HARLECH CASTLE & TENBY WALKING TOUR
    Experience the magnificent Welsh coastline. Visit the mighty Harlech Castle, one of the “Iron Ring Castles” that were built along the coast by the English in the 13th century. Continue to picturesque Tenby, featuring a harbor, castle ruins, and defensive town walls. After dinner, join a local guide for a walk around town to hear tales and traditions associated with Tenby.
    (B, D)


    Day 5: LOVESPOON WORKSHOP & PEMBROKE CASTLE
    Drive around scenic Pembrokeshire, a region of gentle rolling hills and ragged coastline. Watch the ancient Welsh tradition of handcarving at the Lovespoon Workshop. Tour the imposing Pembroke Castle, a 12th-century fortress, to explore the labyrinth of passageways and towers. Enjoy some free time for lunch in Pembroke before heading to the magnificent St David’s Cathedral, named for the patron saint of Wales. Return to Tenby for a free evening to explore and dine on your own.
    (B)


    Day 6: PENDERYN DISTILLERY & CARDIFF CASTLE
    Take in views on the Gower Peninsula, and then enjoy some free time to shop and have lunch in the Mumbles. Journey to Penderyn Distillery to see the process of Welsh whisky production and sample the finished product. Head to Cardiff for a guided tour of Cardiff Castle followed by an unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality at a traditional banquet with entertainment.
    (B, D)


    Day 7: CARDIFF SIGHTSEEING
    Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Welsh capital, then visit St Fagans National Museum of History, an open- air museum on the grounds of St Fagans Castle. After a tour of Cardiff Bay, the afternoon and evening are free for independent activities.
    (B)


    Day 8: STONEHENGE & WINDSOR CASTLE
    Marvel at the wonder that is Stonehenge, one of Britain's most important prehistoric sites, and learn about the primitive builders who created the enduring monument. Continue on for a visit to Windsor Castle, the official residence of the Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.
    (B, D)


    Day 9: TOUR ENDS IN WINDSOR
    Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)


    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner



     

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