Kerin Family Adventure in Wales V6 - Final Information

Andrew, Annabel, Sabrina & Tessa

Saturday 31st August – Friday 6th September 2024

Number of Travellers: 4
Duration: 7 Days / 6 Nights

Day by Day

Day 1 - Saturday 31st August - Arrival in Wales

Your family adventure begins as you touch down at the airport, where a warm welcome awaits you. A private driver will be at your service, ready to whisk you away to the enchanting exquisite boutique escape, Grove of Narberth. En route, you’ll pause for a refreshing beverage and a leisurely stretch in the picturesque Cotswolds, where charming villages and rolling hills provide the perfect backdrop for relaxation. Continuing your journey, you’ll arrive at the elegant hotel, where your bags will be promptly delivered to your room. Meet your local guide who will whisk you away to the nearby enchanting coastal towns and villages to explore, enjoy lunch and savour the fresh sea air and local delicacies.

This evening at your hotel, tucked amongst the hills of Pembrokeshire, immerse yourselves in the flavours of Wales with a menu inspired by fresh, local ingredients, creating a perfect end to your first day.

At the end of the day, your guide will arrange a meeting time and location for tomorrow’s activities. 

Overnight: Pembrokeshire | Grove of Narberth
Room Type: 1x House Signature Suite & 1x Cottage Signature Suite
Meals Included: Dinner

Day 1 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: August 31, 2024 | Airline: American Airlines | Flight Number: AA6911
Departure Airport: Philadelphia International. Airport | Departure Time: 18:30
Arrival Airport: London Heathrow | Arrival Time: 06:40

Flight departs 30th August and arrives 31st August

Day 1 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: North Wales Executive Chauffeur
Pick Up Location: London Heathrow | Pick Up Time: 07:00
Phone: +44 (0)1978 784847

Your drive will meet you Heathrow Airport Arrivals, Terminal 5 – They will have a sign showing your name.

Transfer includes a stop along the way to stretch your legs.

Your guide will meet you at the Grove of Narberth Hotel, where you can drop your bags and head out for an afternoon of exploration.

Day 1 - Guide Details - Tom Hutton Read More +

Name: Tom Hutton
Contact Number: +44 (0) 7974 912 479
Meeting Place: Grove of Narberth - Reception | Meeting Time: 12:00

Your guide will be there to welcome you at your hotel.

Day 1 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Fernery | Location: Grove of Narberth
Reservation Time: 18:30 | Booking Reference: n/a
Phone: +44 (0)1834 860915 | Website: https://ferneryrestaurant.co.uk/

Table reservation booked under Andrew Kerin

A 5 course tasting menu has been pre-paid, per person

Please note, discretionary service charge, drinks and other supplements are not included

Cancellation policy: If necessary, please cancel the reservation 48 hours prior. A cancellation fee of £50 per person will be charged for no shows, late cancellations or significant amendments with less than 48 hours notice.

Dress code: smart casual. We kindly request that no board shorts, sportswear, ripped jeans or flip flops are worn in the restaurants.

Day 2 - Sunday 1st September - Rural Wales and Narberth

This morning, join your local guide on a journey to the Brecon Beacons to experience an authentic and unique hands-on private shepherding experience, delving into the region’s rural heritage. Witness the remarkable bond between shepherd and dog in action, set against the breathtaking backdrop of rolling hills and verdant landscapes. Watch in awe as the dogs deftly manoeuvre the sheep across the fields with precision and agility. This immersive experience not only showcases the heritage of Welsh farming but also offers a deeper appreciation for the teamwork and trust between shepherd and sheepdog.

This afternoon return to the charming town of Narberth, where history and culture blend seamlessly with modern vibrancy. There’s plenty to explore, including an array of boutique shops, art galleries, and antique stores, perfect for finding unique treasures and local crafts. Delve into the town’s rich history at the Narberth Museum, where fascinating exhibits tell the story of the area’s past. As you wander, you’ll encounter colourful murals of artwork that add a whimsical touch to the town’s picturesque streets. Conclude your afternoon with a visit to the local park or a scenic walk in the surrounding countryside, soaking in the tranquil atmosphere and natural beauty.

At the end of the day, your guide will arrange a meeting time and location for tomorrow’s activities 

Overnight: Pembrokeshire | Grove of Narberth
Room Type: 1x House Signature Suite & 1x Cottage Signature Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 2 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Artisan Rooms | Location: Grove of Narberth
Reservation Time: 18:30 | Booking Reference: n/a
Phone: +44 (0)1834 860915 | Website: https://grovenarberth.co.uk/artisan/

Table reservation booked under Andrew Kerin

Clients to pay

Cancellation policy: If necessary, please cancel the reservation 48 hours prior. A cancellation fee of £20 per person will be charged for no shows, late cancellations or significant amendments with less than 48 hours notice.

Dress code: smart casual. We kindly request that no board shorts, sportswear, ripped jeans or flip flops are worn in the restaurants.

 

Day 3 - Monday 2nd September - South Wales and Pembrokeshire

Set your compass Northward toward St David’s on the captivating Pembrokeshire coast. With your guide at hand and leading the way, explore hidden coves and the rich histories that grace this stunning region of Wales. Marvel at the rugged limestone coastline, the azure hues of the sea, and the golden stretches of beaches that become your family’s playground for the day. After a day of coastal adventures, return to your luxurious hotel in Narberth.

At the end of the day, your guide will arrange a meeting time and location for tomorrow’s activities 

Overnight: Pembrokeshire | Grove of Narberth
Room Type: 1x House Signature Suite & 1x Cottage Signature Suite
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 3 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: The Angel | Location: Narberth
Reservation Time: 18:30 | Booking Reference: BD2GLJTX
Phone: +44 (0)1834 860318 | Website: https://theangelnarberth.co.uk/

Table reservation booked under Andrew Kerin

Clients to pay

Leave Time: We respectfully require your table back by 20:30

Day 4 - Tuesday 3rd September - Exploring Mid-Wales

After bidding farewell to the enchanting Grove of Narberth, you’ll be led by your guide and venture into the tranquility of Mid-Wales. After the journey, enjoy a refreshing walk through the inspiring Artists Valley. Following the scenic exploration, make your way to the esteemed Ynshir restaurant for a culinary adventure that promises to be a highlight of your journey. Indulge in the gastronomic delights crafted by skilled chefs in this renowned establishment. To enhance your experience, stay on-site, allowing the allure of Ynshir and its surroundings to unfold before you. This one-night stop is not just a restful pause in your journey but a memorable detour filled with artistry, flavour, and the serene beauty of Mid-Wales.

At the end of the day, your guide will arrange a meeting time and location for tomorrow’s activities 

Overnight: Mid-Wales | Ynshir
Room Type: House Room x 2
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Ynyshir Restaurant | Location: Ynyshir
Reservation Time: 17:15
Phone: +44 (0)1654 781 209 | Website: https://ynyshir.co.uk/

This is a Back Stage Pass table booked under Andrew Kerin

The dining experience starts at 5:15pm for all

Dress code: None

Please note: Ynyshir do not offer any alterations to the menu

Day 5 - Wednesday 4th September - Eyri National Park

Bid farewell to Ynshir, this morning embark on a short but invigorating hike in the breathtaking Eyri National Park, guided by a knowledgeable local expert who will share tales of the region’s rich history and natural wonders. Immerse yourself in the stunning landscapes, from rolling hills to cascading waterfalls, as you create lasting memories with your loved ones. Later this afternoon, upon arrival at your North Wales hotel, take a moment to unwind in the luxurious surroundings and settle into your accommodation. Chateau Rhianfa makes for a delightful evening of relaxation and perhaps a delicious dinner at the chateau’s exquisite restaurant. Get ready for a journey filled with beauty, culture, and family bonding in the heart of Wales!

At the end of the day, your guide will arrange a meeting time and location for tomorrow’s activities 

Overnight: North Wales | Chateau Rhianfa
Room Type: Rhianfa Suite and Rhianfa Standard
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: Sage Kitchen | Location: Menai Bridge
Reservation Time: 19:00 | Booking Reference: BZ43HJNY
Phone: +44 (0)1248 714776

Table reservation booked under Andrew Kerin

Clients to pay

Day 6 - Thursday 5th September - The Delights of North Wales

Today will be filled with culinary delights and local immersion! This morning, meet your local driver guide who will lead you through the picturesque landscapes around Menai Bridge in North Wales. Dive into the heart of Welsh gastronomy as you spend the day with talented local bakers, chefs, and suppliers who will passionately share their craft. You’ll meet skilled mussel farmers and fishermen who have dedicated their lives to the trade. As you explore the mussel farms, you’ll gain insights into sustainable harvesting techniques and the intricate processes that ensure the highest quality seafood. Hear fisherman sharing stories of their daily adventures and the rich maritime heritage of the region. Afterwards, join a local chef for an engaging cooking session. Under their expert guidance, you’ll learn to prepare delicious dishes incorporating traditional recipes and modern culinary techniques. This unique experience not only deepens your appreciation for the local cuisine but also allows you to savour the fruits of your labor in a delicious, freshly prepared meal.

After a day of savouring the tastes of the region, return to your hotel for a cosy evening, reminiscing about the flavours and experiences that made your day truly unforgettable.

At the end of the day, bid farewell to your guide.

Overnight: North Wales | Chateau Rhianfa
Room Type: Rhianfa Suite and Rhianfa Standard
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Dinner Details Read More +

Restaurant: La Dragon Rouge | Location: Chateau Rhianfa
Reservation Time: 18:30 | Booking Reference: n/a
Phone: +44 (0)1248 880090 | Website: https://chateaurhianfa.co.uk/dine/

Table reservation booked under Andrew Kerin

Clients to pay

Day 7 - Friday 6th September - Onward Travel

As your remarkable week in Wales ends on your journey to the airport, reflect on the memories forged in the Welsh countryside, each twist in the road serves as a poignant reminder of the beauty and warmth experienced during your Welsh escapade. Upon reaching the airport, bid a fond farewell to the enchanting landscapes and vibrant culture and your driver guide. The journey concludes with a flight that carries the echoes of laughter, exploration, and the rich tapestry of Wales. Depart with hearts full of cherished moments, leaving behind a week of unforgettable family adventures as you soar towards your onward travel destination.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 7 - Transfer Details Read More +

Supplier: North Wales Executive Chauffeur
Pick Up Location: Chateau Rhianfa | Pick Up Time: 05:00 | Approx Duration: 5 hrs
Phone: +44 (0)1978 784847

Your private transfer will meet you at the reception of your hotel.

Day 7 - Flight Details Read More +

Travel Date: September 6, 2024 | Airline: American Airlines | Flight Number: AA692
Departure Airport: London Heathrow | Departure Time: 13:40
Arrival Airport: Philadelphia International Airport | Arrival Time: 16:35

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • All accommodation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Breakfast and Lunch as indicated above
  • Services of an experienced and knowledgeable qualified guide from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Private ground transportation from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Private Driver Guide from Day 1 to Day 7
  • Afternoon Guided hike in Eyri (Snowdonia) National Park
  • Private Gastronomic tour with local suppliers in Northern Wales
  • Private cooking masterclass
  • 5 course Tasting Menu at Grove of Narberth
  • 30-Course Tasting Menu at Ynyshir
  • Guided hike in Mid-Wales with local delights
  • Pembrokeshire Coastal Cove explorations
  • Private Shepherding Experience for the Family
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • Snacks throughout the trip
  • 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
  • Gratuities for the main driver guide
Pricing Read More

The total NET price for this itinerary, based on 4 clients on the rooming basis stated, and including a £12 per person conservation contribution is:

  • £29,840 GBP

Conservation Contribution

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

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Terms & Conditions Read More

Please see our booking terms here.


Accommodation

Grove of Narberth

Molleston, Narberth | Pembrokeshire |
SA67 8BX | Wales
Phone: +44 (0)1834 860 915
Web: grovenarberth.co.uk


Meet Your Guide

Tom Hutton

Contact Number: +44 (0) 7974 912 479

I was born in the Cotswolds and raised in the southwest of England. After 20 years in a suit and tie, I threw it all in and became a photographer and writer, specialising in the outdoors, particularly mountain biking. Somehow, this morphed into guiding and instructing, and I’ve never looked back.

Favourite Place to Play

Anywhere that feels wild and remote. I live in Wales, and it feels like home, but I am always drawn to England’s high places.

Not a lot of People Know This

I play guitar and write depressing songs.