City, Coast & Country in South Wales

Monday 19 September 2022 to Friday 23 September 2022

£650pp Single supplement £95

4 nights' dinner, bed and breakfast Guided tour at The Royal Mint Experience Return ride on The Brecon Mountain Railway Tour and tasting at The Penderyn Distillery Entry to Dyffryn Gardens (NT) Free time in Cardiff, Barry, Tintern and Bourton-on-the-Water
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Experience some of South Wales’ top, award-winning attractions on this tour through city, coast and country. Visit The Royal Mint, which is celebrating 1100 years and an exclusive design for Her Majesty The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Enjoy a tipple at a distillery with a world-wide reputation that was launched in the presence of HRH Prince Charles. Steam through endless scenery in The Brecon Beacons National Park, past mountain peaks, winding waterways, tranquil lakes and deep forests. Enjoy all of this, and more, with 4* hospitality from The Parkway Hotel and Spa.

There is a wait list for single and double rooms on this popular tour, please send through your booking request and we'll be in touch if availability changes. Twin rooms are still available.

Tour code: C3370

Monday

Check in with tea/coffee on arrival.

Tuesday

Find out how British coinage is made and how it is one of the most secure currencies in the world at The Royal Mint Experience. Witness first-hand production and discover some of the rarest coins in the world in the exhibition area. Enjoy some free time in the Welsh capital this afternoon – perhaps visit The National Museum of Wales, Cardiff Castle, take a wander through Bute Park or hit the shops.

Wednesday

Start the day with some fresh air at the National Trust’s Edwardian revival gardens at Dyffryn. Garden ‘rooms’ include the Pompeian Garden, Paved Court, Reflecting Pool and Mediterranean Garden, all of which are being carefully restored to their original glory. Spend the afternoon by the sea in Barry with its long golden beach backed by great views from The Wales Coastal Path. Hunt out the boutique independents on the locally labelled ‘High Street Shopping Quarter’.

Thursday

Take a morning ride on the Brecon Mountain Railway passing the Taf Fechan Reservoir and climbing to Torpantau Station, high in the Beacons, and following part of the original line. They’ll be a stop at Pontsticill Station where you’ll find the Lakeside Café. Liven your taste buds at Penderyn Distillery this afternoon. This award-winning site, in the foothills of the Beacons, produces single malt whiskies and spirits. Learn about the unique techniques and finish with a tipple in the Tasting Bar.

Friday

Ride through the Wye Valley then stretch your legs in the riverside village of Tintern. We’ll continue our journey home with a lunchtime stop in Bourton-on-the-Water. This beautiful, traditional village is known as ‘The Venice of The Cotswolds’ with attractive little bridges crossing the gently flowing River Windrush.

  • 4 nights' dinner, bed and breakfast
  • Guided tour at The Royal Mint Experience
  • Return ride on The Brecon Mountain Railway
  • Tour and tasting at The Penderyn Distillery
  • Entry to Dyffryn Gardens (NT)
  • Free time in Cardiff, Barry, Tintern and Bourton-on-the-Water
  • Welcome tea/coffee
  • Tea/coffee after dinner each evening
  • Porterage
  • Please note dinner is served carvery style
  • All singles are guaranteed double for sole
  • Door2Door travel (save £10pp by meeting the coach)
  • Free holiday insurance
  • Free BCH/ABTOT financial protection
  • Pre allocated coach seat
  • Just £40pp deposit (balance due 8 weeks prior to departure)
  • Executive touring coach featuring a refreshment station, reclining seats, reading lights, curtains, foot and arm rests, toilet, safety belts, air suspension and individual air-flow controls
  • An experienced, friendly, highly-rated and professional tour driver
  • Book soon to secure the single supplement at this reduced rate
  • £5pp discount for National Trust Members
Parkway Hotel & Spa, Cwmbran
  • Privately owned hotel within 7 ½ acres of award-winning grounds (winners of the 2019 Wales in Bloom award for outstanding grounds)
  • Modern hotel with recently refurbished bedrooms, lounge and reception areas
  • Ensuite rooms featuring flat screen TV, hairdryer, telephone, radio, ironing equipment, robes, complimentary bottled water, hospitality tray and free WiFi
  • Lounge with a log fire and snooker table
  • Private residents lounge with Bar Billiard Table, Space Invaders Table, board games and TV with ESPN
  • Restaurant, bar and coffee shop
  • Garden and outdoor terrace
  • Outdoor boules, badminton, chess, table tennis and croquet
  • Indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, gym, beauty treatments (pre-booking advised)

ACCESS: Bedrooms are on the ground floor and first floor (up a short flight of stairs), ground floor rooms are available upon request

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