8 Day Tour of Wales, Bath & London
Ready to discover all the great sights that Wales has to offer?
Wales is known for its rugged coastline, national parks, mountain landscapes and Celtic culture. You will not be disappointed!
After your arrival in Rotterdam / Zeebrugge, you start your journey with the night ferry to Hull.
Enjoy the ride, relax or explore the various entertainment possibilities on board.
You will continue your journey to North Wales. Once you have arrived in Hull, you will travel through central England to North Wales. You will visit Erddig House and its garden.
Your stay will be in a fully furnished 18th-century house and relive how the servants and their masters lived in those days. The surrounding of the house is a large beautifully landscaped Victorian park, perfect for a walk!
Then you will have your evening meal at the hotel in the Mold area.
After breakfast, you will visit Caernarfon Castle, which is probably the most famous castle in Wales.
In 1283 it was not only built as a military garrison but also used by the government as a royal palace. The architectural style is a true reflection of the walls of Constantinople, the imperial strength of Rome and a dream castle of Welsh myths and legends. And after all these years, the incredible power of Caernarfon Castle is still there.
You will then visit Conwy Castle.
Then arrive at the top of a hill, where you will see the medieval castle with the magnificent landscape of Snowdonia National Park. Which had originally been built to control the Welsh as one of the Iron Rings of the English King Edward I.
You will then explore the eight towers of the castle and enjoy a magnificent view of the mountains, the sea and the roofless Great Hall of the castle. After you will visit the nearby Bodnant Gardens, one of Britain's most beautiful garden landscapes, stretching over 32 hectares.
And lastly, explore the beauty of the Conwy River landscape with its local and exotic plants.
In the evening the bus will take you back to your hotel.
Your morning begins with a tasty, traditional welsh breakfast.
After you will head down south to Llanerchaeron, a small 18th-century Welsh aristocratic estate in the beautiful Dyffryn Aeron region. The building has lasted and remained intact for the last two centuries. Llanerchaeron also has organic farming, where there are vegetables and fruit gardens with local production.
In the afternoon, you will visit Kidwelly Castle. Visiting the impressive remains of the vast 12th-century building, which lays on a hill above the Gwendraeth River.
You will then climb the tall towers, enjoying the views of the castle walls and explore the damp and dark ruins.
Tonight, your dinner and overnight stay will be in the area of Swansea.
In the morning you will be driven to Caerphilly Castle, Europe's largest castle. Nestled in a 30-hectare park, it still reflects the turbulent times of the Middle Ages.
You will get to admire the tower, which is even more slate than that of Pisa, and perhaps you can also see the spirit of the Green Lady that haunts the castle.
In the afternoon you will reach Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Here you will go on a sightseeing tour before exploring the city on your own and having the rest of the day to yourselves.
After starting the day with a good breakfast at the hotel, you will visit the Museum of Welsh Life in St. Fagans. You will get an insight into how the Welsh people lived in earlier centuries. Visiting humble huts, farmhouses, chapels and a smithy and a village shop.
All the buildings come from different parts of Wales and were rebuilt in the museum.
You will continue to Castell Coch, a late 19th-century fairytale castle built on medieval foundations. It was made by William Burges for the third Marquis of Bute and had an opulent Victorian-Gothic style - a romantic vision of the Middle Ages.
The tour will also take you to visit Rhondda Heritage Park, where you will take a trip to the mine, accompanied by a former miner who will tell you about mining and guide you through the tunnel.
Then you will be taken back to your hostel, where the rest of the day is yours.
Today you drive to Bath, where you will take part in a sightseeing tour.
In the afternoon you will reach Windsor, one of the Queen's official residences and the largest inhabited castle in the world. It has been a royal palace for more than 900 years. You will then visit the State Apartments and the chapel where King George V and Queen Mum were buried.
You will then have dinner and stay the night in London.
You will indulge in a typical English breakfast!
Then drive to Dover and from there to Calais. Then you will travel home.
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