Exploration of Wales and London V4

Alison, Avery, Liam & Jonah

Monday 18th March – Tuesday 26th March 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights

Highlights

  • Explore London's iconic landmarks, including Westminster Abbey and the Tower of London
  • Create meaningful memories with your Family in Wales
  • Delve into the histories of Wales and England

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 18th March - Arrival in England

Upon your arrival in England, you be greeted with warm hospitality as your private transfer awaits at the airport, ready to whisk you away into the country. Crossing the picturesque landscapes, make your way to Cardiff, a city steeped in both history and contemporary charm, and conveniently close to your Welsh family. Your stay at the Parkgate Hotel in the heart of Cardiff promises a luxurious and relaxing experience. The elegant ambience of the hotel provides the perfect backdrop for unwinding after your travels.

Overnight: Cardiff | The Parkgate Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Twin (Adjacent)
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Tuesday 19th March - Coastal Cardiff - Free Day

After a hearty breakfast, venture to Cardiff Bay, a vibrant waterfront area brimming with culture and excitement. Marvel at the sleek architecture of the Wales Millennium Centre, and perhaps visit the interactive exhibitions of Techniquest, capturing the kids’ imaginations. As the day unfolds, set off on a delightful coastal walk, tracing the shoreline and breathing in the fresh sea breeze. The rugged cliffs and panoramic views of the Bristol Channel create a picturesque backdrop as you amble along the scenic path. Discover hidden coves and sandy beaches, and perhaps pause for a picnic, savouring local treats amidst the serenity of the coast. Let the children’s laughter blend with the sound of the waves, making memories as you explore this captivating stretch of Wales together. This free day promises moments of tranquillity and joy, offering a perfect balance to your family adventure in Cardiff.

Overnight: Cardiff | The Parkgate Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Twin (Adjacent)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Wednesday 20th March - Wales from Above - Full Day - Guided

In the morning, you’ll be greeted by your Welsh guide, ready to embark on an exciting day of adventure. Together, you’ll journey to the picturesque Taff Valley, where adrenaline awaits in the form of quad biking, archery, and axe throwing. After an exhilarating morning of outdoor activities, refuel with a delicious lunch at The Welsh Mining Experience, immersing yourself in the region’s rich heritage. Explore the depths of the colliery with a guided tour, gaining insight into the area’s fascinating history. As the day unfolds, continue your cultural exploration with a tour of the Royal Mint, where the intricate process of coin production unfolds before your eyes. As the sun begins to set, return to your central hotel in Cardiff, reflecting on a day filled with adventure, culture, and unforgettable experiences in the heart of Wales.

Overnight: Cardiff | The Parkgate Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Twin (Adjacent)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Thursday 21st March - Exploring Wales - Free Day

Embrace the freedom to explore the charming landscapes and vibrant culture of Wales on this leisurely day. As you step out into the picturesque surroundings, a world of possibilities awaits. Wander through historic towns, where ancient castles stand proud amidst lush greenery, and quaint cafes invite you to savour local delicacies. With the day at your disposal, you have the opportunity to reconnect with family, sharing stories and laughter over a traditional Welsh meal. Perhaps you’ll venture into the scenic countryside, taking in the breathtaking views of rolling hills and serene lakes. Alternatively, dive into the rich cultural heritage by visiting museums and art galleries, immersing yourself in the fascinating tales of Wales. This free day offers you the chance to create cherished memories, explore at your own pace and revel in the warmth of family connections, making your Welsh adventure truly unforgettable.

Overnight: Cardiff | The Parkgate Hotel
Room Type: Deluxe Twin (Adjacent)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 5 - Friday 22nd March - Neolithic History of England - Full Day - Guided

After a scrumptious breakfast prepare to leave Cardiff, setting your sights on the ancient wonders of England. Your first stop takes you back in time to the Neolithic marvels of Stonehenge, where colossal stones stand sentinel against the ages. Feel the weight of history in the air as you explore this iconic site, marvelling at the architectural ingenuity of ancient civilizations. From there, your adventure continues to Avebury Stones, a sprawling Neolithic complex shrouded in mystique. Wander among the towering stones, tracing the footsteps of our ancestors and imagining the rituals that once took place here. As the day draws to a close, you make your way to the heart of London, where the stylish Hoxton Southwark awaits you. Nestled amidst the vibrant energy of the city, this contemporary haven promises comfort and sophistication. With the allure of London’s diverse attractions just outside your door, your journey culminates in the perfect blend of ancient history and modern luxury, ensuring a memorable stay in the heart of the bustling capital.

Overnight: London | The Hoxton
Room Type: Roomy Twin (Connecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Saturday 23rd March - Naval London and Westminster Abbey - Full Day - Guided

Wake up to the vibrant energy of London, where your exciting day begins with a local guide eager to show your family the city’s treasures. After a hearty breakfast, embark on a private transfer to Westminster, a living pageant of British history. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, delve into the stories behind this magnificent abbey, where kings and queens have been crowned and historical events have unfolded. Absorb the grandeur of the architecture and the weight of centuries of history. The adventure continues as you board the Uber Thames Clipper boat, gliding down the iconic River Thames, taking the city’s skyline from a unique perspective. Your nautical journey brings you to the captivating Naval Museums. Explore the rich maritime history, marvel at the majestic Cutty Sark, a 19th-century clipper ship frozen in time, and absorb the maritime tales that come to life within the museum’s walls.  After a day filled with exploration and discovery, return to your hotel, your minds brimming with newfound knowledge and your hearts with the charm of London’s past and present.

 

Greenwich, home to the captivating Naval Museums. Explore the rich maritime history, marvel at the majestic Cutty Sark, a 19th-century clipper ship frozen in time, and absorb the maritime tales that come to life within the museum’s walls. The adventure continues as you board the Uber Thames Clipper boat, gliding down the iconic River Thames, taking in the city’s skyline from a unique perspective. Your nautical journey brings you to Westminster Abbey, a living pageant of British history. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, delve into the stories behind this magnificent abbey, where kings and queens have been crowned and historical events have unfolded. Absorb the grandeur of the architecture and the weight of centuries of history. After a day filled with exploration and discovery, return to your hotel, your minds brimming with newfound knowledge and your hearts with the charm of London’s past and present.

Overnight: London | The Hoxton
Room Type: Roomy Twin (Connecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Sunday 24th March - City of London - Free Day

Embrace the sense of freedom and adventure as you wake up to a day of endless possibilities in the vibrant city. With your family by your side, set out to explore the enchanting streets, each corner holding a new discovery. Wander through bustling markets, where colourful stalls showcase local crafts and delectable treats. Allow the city’s rhythm to guide you, whether it’s stumbling upon hidden art galleries, tasting exotic street food, or simply soaking in the local atmosphere at a cosy cafe. Dive into the city’s history by visiting museums, gardens, or historic landmarks, immersing yourselves in the rich culture that surrounds you. Let the children’s curiosity lead the way, and watch as their faces light up with each exciting find. Your free day in the city is a canvas waiting to be painted with your unique experiences, creating cherished memories and deepening the bonds within your family.

Overnight: London | The Hoxton
Room Type: Roomy Twin (Connecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 8 - Monday 25th March - The Tower of London - Half Day - Guided

This morning you will delve into the historic wonders of the Tower of London. With an experienced guide leading the way, the morning is filled with tales of royalty, intrigue, and centuries-old secrets. Explore the towering walls, learning about the fortress’s fascinating past, from royal ceremonies to notorious prisoners. After the enriching tour, cross the iconic Tower Bridge, its majestic towers framing the cityscape, offering a spectacular view of the Thames below. Your adventure continues at Borough Market, a food lover’s paradise where the tantalising aromas of international cuisine fill the air. Indulge in a leisurely lunch, savouring gourmet delights from around the world, a true feast for the senses. With satisfied appetites, take a scenic stroll back to your hotel, The Hoxton, absorbing the city’s charm along the way.

Overnight: London | The Hoxton
Room Type: Roomy Twin (Connecting)
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Tuesday 26th March - Onwards to Paris - Departure

Bid farewell to the enchanting streets of London as your family embarks on the next leg of your adventure. A seamless transition awaits with a private transfer ready to whisk you away to St Pancras International, the gateway to your European escapade.

Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 8
  • Most meals as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable UK-qualified guide on Day 2, 3, 5, 6 and Day 8
  • Ground transportation on Days 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 8 and 9
  • All guided hikes and activities mentioned in the itinerary
  • Quad Biking, Axe Throwing and Archery at Taff Valley
  • Entry to Welsh Mining Experience
  • Entry to The Royal Mint
  • Entry to Stonehenge
  • Entry to Avebury Stones & Museum
  • Entry to Greenwich Naval Museums
  • Entry to Cutty Sark
  • River Roamer Ticket on the River Thames
  • Entry to Westminster Abbey
  • Entry to The Tower of London
  • Foodie Tastings at Borough Market
  • Eurostar Tickets – Standard Premium
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • Map and trip dossier
  • 24 hour in-country support from the Wilderness Team
Exclusions Read More
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned in the inclusions
  • Activities and entrance fees not mentioned in the inclusions
Pricing Read More

Pricing:

The total NET EXC VAT price for this itinerary, based on 4 clients on a twin-share basis:

  • £15,420 GBP EXC VAT
  • This includes a £12 per person conservation & community contribution which can be opted out of if wished, please see notes below.

Conservation & Community Contribution

This voluntary donation of £12 per person goes towards conservation & community projects in the locations we operate.  If you would like to opt out just let your trip designer know.

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