Welsh Adventure

Jess, Sarah, Toni & Adele

Monday 5th August – Thursday 15th August 2024

Duration: 11 Days / 10 Nights

Highlights

  • Exploring the National Parks of Wales and absorbing the beauty of the region
  • Spending time with local characters and learning more about Welsh heritage
  • Visiting the beautiful Pembrokeshire Coastline by foot and boat

Day by Day

Day 1 - Monday 5th August - Arrival in Cardiff

Landing in Cardiff Airport, a sense of anticipation fills the air, knowing that your Welsh adventure is about to unfold. Meet your private driver and guide, a knowledgeable local with a warm smile. Embarking on your first adventure, head to the Welsh Mining Experience, where an original miner takes you on a journey through the colliery’s history. His tales resonate with the challenges and triumphs of the mining community. Eagerly absorbing the rich Welsh culture, journey into the stunning Brecon Beacons. In the charming town of Abergavenny, the Angel Hotel stands as your Welsh home for the next few nights, promising a cosy haven amidst breathtaking landscapes. The anticipation of exploration and cultural immersion permeates the air as your Welsh escapade unfolds.

Overnight: Abergavenny | The Angel Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Superior, 2 xDeluxe Twin interconnecting
Meals Included: None

Day 2 - Tuesday 6th August - Hiking in the Brecon Beacons

Waking in the quaint town of Abergavenny, the promise of adventure beckons. After a hearty Welsh breakfast lace up your hiking boots in anticipation of the day’s main event – conquering the iconic Sugarloaf Mountain. The trail unfolds before you, leading through lush landscapes and offering panoramic views of the surrounding valleys. With each step, the crisp mountain air invigorates your senses. Upon reaching the summit, a breathtaking panorama reveals itself, making the ascent worthwhile. Descending with a sense of accomplishment, return to Abergavenny in the late afternoon, where the town’s charm awaits. Explore local shops, indulge in a leisurely stroll through the historic streets, or perhaps relax in a cosy café. The late afternoon is yours to savour the town’s ambience at your own pace.

Overnight: Abergavenny | The Angel Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Superior, 2 xDeluxe Twin interconnecting
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Walk Details: 11 km / 7 miles | 590 m / 1,936 ft elevation gain | Approx: 4 hrs

Day 3 - Wednesday 7th August - Family Adventures

Embarking on an extraordinary day of connection and discovery, find yourself amidst the enchanting landscapes of the Brecon Beacons, where long-lost family relatives reside. As you arrive, anticipation and curiosity blend, knowing that the day ahead will be filled with shared stories and newfound bonds. From the cosy hearth of their home to the sweeping vistas of the surrounding hills, this day unfolds as a cherished chapter in your family’s narrative, creating lasting memories in the heart of the Welsh countryside.

Overnight: Abergavenny | The Angel Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Superior, 2 xDeluxe Twin interconnecting
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 4 - Thursday 8th August - Foraging Fun

Immerse yourself in the sensory delights of the Brecon Beacons as you embark on a day of foraging and culinary exploration. Guided by a knowledgeable local, you’ll traverse the scenic landscapes, discovering the hidden treasures of the wilderness. Engage your senses as you identify and gather a variety of wild edibles, from vibrant berries to aromatic herbs. With a basket brimming with nature’s bounty, you’ll then partake in a hands-on cooking experience, crafting delectable meals using your foraged finds. Against the backdrop of the Beacons, prepare to savour the fruits of your labour, enjoying a feast of flavours that reflect the rich, natural tapestry of this Welsh haven.

Overnight: Abergavenny | The Angel Hotel
Room Type: 2 x Superior, 2 xDeluxe Twin interconnecting
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 5 - Friday 9th August - Geodome's in the Mountains

Bid farewell to the charming town of Abergavenny and set forth toward your mountain retreat nestled beneath an expansive night sky. Arriving at your destination, find solace in the field geodomes that await, promising a unique stay under the canopy of stars. Embark on a day of hiking through idyllic countryside, where the lush landscapes and winding trails beckon your adventurous spirit. As twilight descends, gather around a crackling fire in the heart of the national park. The dark sky above transforms into a celestial masterpiece, inviting you to indulge in an evening of stargazing. Toast marshmallows over the flickering flames, the sweet aroma filling the air as you revel in the simplicity of the moment.

Overnight: Crai - Brecon Beacons | Aber Glamping
Room Type: Rowan and Bluebell Geodome
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Saturday 10th August - Volunteering in the Brecon Beacons

Embrace a day of environmental stewardship at Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve, where you’ll dive into the heart of conservation efforts alongside the dedicated staff. Your hands-on volunteering experience may involve habitat restoration, wildlife monitoring, or other initiatives that contribute to the thriving ecosystem. As the morning unfolds with purposeful work, you’ll gain insight into the delicate balance of nature. Post-volunteering, your day takes an intriguing turn as you spend the afternoon with a local shepherd, delving into the traditions of Welsh agriculture. From tending to the flock to hearing tales of the land, you’ll witness a way of life intricately connected to the natural surroundings. This unique combination of conservation work and cultural immersion promises a day filled with both ecological awareness before returning to your mountain home.

Overnight: Crai - Brecon Beacons | Aber Glamping
Room Type: Rowan and Bluebell Geodome
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 7 - Sunday 11th August - Botanical Gardens and the Pembrokeshire Coast

Begin your day surrounded by the beauty of nature at the botanical gardens, where a morning of exploration awaits. Delight in the vibrant colours and fragrances as you wander through diverse flora, learning about the unique plant species nurtured in this idyllic setting. Following this botanical interlude, your adventure takes a thrilling turn with a falconry experience. Engage with majestic birds of prey, feeling the rush as they soar through the sky under your watchful eye. After the exhilarating encounter, make your way to St Davids, nestled on the Pembrokeshire coast. Here, the rugged coastline and charming streets welcome you to a tranquil retreat. Your evening promises coastal serenity as you settle into accommodations that overlook the breathtaking Pembrokeshire scenery.

Overnight: St Davids | Twr y Felin
Room Type: Tyddewi Windmill Tower Suite and 2 x Oriel Standard
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 8 - Monday 12th August - Coastal Trails and Travel

Awaken to the allure of the Pembrokeshire coast as your morning unfolds with a captivating hike along the rugged cliffs and pristine shores. The salty breeze and the rhythmic sound of crashing waves accompany your every step, offering breathtaking panoramas of the coastal scenery. As the sun reaches its zenith, transition to an afternoon of exhilaration with a high-speed RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat) ride along the coast. Feel the wind in your hair as you skim over the azure waters, the boat weaving between islands adorned with seabird colonies and secluded coves. This dynamic blend of coastal hiking and an adventurous RIB ride promises a day filled with both serenity and adrenaline, ensuring that your exploration of Pembrokeshire’s natural wonders is nothing short of extraordinary.

Overnight: St Davids | Twr y Felin
Room Type: Tyddewi Windmill Tower Suite and 2 x Oriel Standard
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 9 - Tuesday 13th August - Sea Kayaking and Foraging

A maritime adventure along the Pembrokeshire coast awaits as your morning unfolds with sea kayaking and foraging led by a knowledgeable local guide. Paddle through the gentle waves, the rhythmic sound of the sea accompanying your journey. Along the way, learn the art of foraging for coastal treasures, and discovering the bounty hidden within the intertidal zone. After a morning of exploration, set up a makeshift kitchen on the beach for a delightful cook-up using your freshly foraged finds. Enjoy a beachfront feast, savouring the flavours of the sea and earth. With the afternoon at your leisure, explore the charming streets and cultural treasures of St Davids, immersing yourself in the tranquil ambience of this coastal gem. This perfect blend of adventure and relaxation promises a day filled with unique experiences and a deep connection to the natural and cultural wonders of Pembrokeshire.

Overnight: St Davids | Twr y Felin
Room Type: Tyddewi Windmill Tower Suite and 2 x Oriel Standard
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 10 - Wednesday 14th August - Exploring Cardiff and the Royal Mint

Bid farewell to the coastal charm of St Davids as you journey to Cardiff, a city steeped in history and modern vibrancy. Begin your day with a fascinating visit to the Royal Mint, where the art of coin-making comes to life. Witness the intricate process and delve into the rich heritage of currency. Following this unique experience, your guide leads you through the captivating cityscape of Cardiff. Explore the grandeur of Cardiff Castle, a symbol of centuries-old history juxtaposed against the city’s contemporary energy. Meander through historic streets adorned with architectural marvels, where each corner reveals tales of the past. Stop to indulge in a delightful afternoon tea as you immerse yourself in the eclectic blend of tradition and modernity that defines Cardiff, making this day a captivating exploration of Wales’s capital city.

Overnight: Cardiff | The Parkgate Hotel
Room Type: Superior Suite and 2 x Double Room
Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 11 - Thursday 15th August - Onward Travel

As your time in the enchanting landscapes of Wales comes to a close, bid a fond farewell to the rolling hills, historic castles, and coastal wonders that have left an indelible mark on your journey. With memories of vibrant cities, quaint towns, and warm encounters with locals, you embark on the next leg of your adventure. Whether heading to new destinations or returning home, carry with you the echoes of Welsh melodies, the whispers of ancient tales, and the spirit of exploration that Wales has graciously shared. As you venture onward, may the landscapes you’ve traversed in Wales serve as a canvas for future travel dreams and stories yet to unfold

Meals Included: Breakfast

Trip Details

Inclusions Read More
  • 10 nights accommodation, as stated in the itinerary above
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary above
  • The services of a qualified and experienced driver guide from Day 1 to Day 10
  • All transfers in a private vehicle driven by our guide.
  • Final transfer to the airport by a private chauffeur.
  • All guided hikes mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary, specifically:
    • Entry to the Welsh Mining Museum
    • Private Foraging Morning and Lunch with Local Expert
    • Entry to Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve
    • Volunteering day at Newport Wetlands Nature Reserve
    • Entry to the National Botanical Gardens of Wales
    • private Half Day Flying experience at the British Birds of Prey Centre
    • Private Catch and Cook Experience in St Davids
    • Private RIB tour to the Islands for Wildlife watching
    • Afternoon Tea at the Royal Mint Experience
    • Entry to Cardiff Castle
  • Personalised trip design and delivery
  • 24/7 In-Country Support from the Wilderness Tea
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
Notes Read More
  • All suggested accommodations and services are subject to availability at the time of booking
  • A 20% deposit is required before any accommodation and services will be confirmed
  • This quote is valid for 14 days from the date quoted, after this time pricing may be subject to revision
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