Undiscovered Wales9 days & 8 nights, Private Journey
Handcrafted itineraries for one or more travelers with on-the-ground support, a private guide, and a private vehicle. Private Journeys represent the best of the custom programs we've designed over the years. Our insider knowledge and destination expertise make these innovative journeys truly unique experiences.Private Journey
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Day 1Arrive London, England
Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by your Cox & Kings representative and accompanied to your hotel in London's West End district.The Savoy - 1 Night
Day 2To Cardiff, Wales
Travel through lush countryside to the Welsh capital city of Cardiff. In the afternoon, walk through the city center with a local historian and then tour Cardiff Castle.Cathedral 73 - 2 Nights (B)
After breakfast this morning, travel back in time to St. Fagan's National History Museum, a 100-acre, open-air museum. Continue to the Royal Mint to enjoy a private, behind-the-scenes visit to the world's leading export mint. Return to Cardiff for a culinary visit of the city center, savoring a six-course meal that takes you to six different restaurants.Cathedral 73 (B, D)
Day 4To Brecon Beacons
Depart Cardiff for Hay-on-Wye, a charming little town composed entirely of bookshops, which attracts antiquarians and lovers of literature from across the globe. Take a guided tour of Tredegar House, a majestic Charles II country home. Stop at Penderyn Distillery for a tour and tasting, learning the history of single malt whisky in Wales. This evening, check in to your elegant Edwardian accommodations and savor a sumptuous dinner.Llangoed Hall - 2 Nights (B, D)
Day 5Brecon Beacons
Explore the quaint cathedral town of Brecon. Then, embark on a peaceful canal boat ride on the Monmouth and Brecon Canal. Later in the afternoon, head to the bustling town of Abergavenny for a Welsh cooking class.Llangoed Hall (B, D)
Day 6To Caernarfon
Delve into the world of Welsh literature at the National Library, which is home to an original manuscript of the oldest compendium of Welsh prose texts, the Mabinogian, which influenced the tales of King Arthur and Merlin. After visiting the Aberystwyth University Museum & Cultural Center, tour the strange and wonderful village of Portmeirion, surrounded by the wild Gwyllt gardens. End your day with a special dinner at your luxury country house hotel.Plas Dinas - 3 Nights (B, D)
Journey to the best preserved of King Edward I's Ring of Iron Castles, which were constructed to conquer the Welsh. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Caernarfon Castle occupies a superb setting with the mountains of Snowdonia as a backdrop and wonderful views across the Menai Strait to Anglesey. Tour the National Slate Museum, which vividly brings back to life the inheritance of the North Wales slate industry, which roofed the industrial revolution. After a visit to Penrhyn Castle, return through mountainous scenery to your country estate.Plas Dinas (B)
Visit the Welsh seaside town of Llandudno with its Victorian-era promenade and a historic art gallery believed to be the first in the world created solely to show the work of women artists. Stroll through the bucolic landscapes of Bodnant Gardens. Try your hand at local cooking with a class in creating Welsh cuisine at the Bodnant Food Centre. Explore Betws-y-Coed, a storybook alpine village of craft shops and tea rooms in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.Plas Dinas (B, L)
Day 9Depart Manchester, England
This morning, meet your private driver who will escort you to Manchester International Airport for your onward flight.(B)
At Cox & Kings we believe that a good travel experience is not luck but judgment. We have compiled the following advice to outline the nature of travel in Europe and to help you prepare for your trip. Even with the most meticulous planning, however, minor problems can occur and, while our local representatives are always on hand to rectify such occurrences, we do request that you have a patient and broadminded approach to traveling in Europe.
Cruises & Train Tours
The river cruises and train tours in this brochure are offered subject to the conditions of carriage of the individual Train Company. PLEASE NOTE that in exceptional circumstances they may vary their itineraries with little or no notice, if water levels become unsafe, train lines become blocked or to avoid areas of dense traffic. Such changes are rare, but you should check the final itinerary at reception when you embark.
A number of flights within Europe arrive / depart early in the morning, and while we will endeavour to schedule your tour with a flight which arrives / departs at a reasonable time, sometimes there is little or no alternative and early check-in / check-out times may be required.
Accommodation standards vary dramatically throughout Europe, and hotels in Eastern Europe, Albania, Macedonia and regional Turkey, should not generally be compared to Western European standards. For our tours we have chosen hotels primarily for their location and the facilities available. We will endeavour to supply any extra information that you may require on these hotels. The hotels listed in the tour itineraries may occasionally be unavailable for the required dates. In this event, we will advise you of alternative hotels, which will, where possible, be of the same or of a higher standard than those featured in the itineraries. There are many new hotels being built in Europe and we may upgrade those featured in the brochure if better options in the same category become available. Please note all rooms reserved on your tour are standard; however, if you wish to upgrade your room (e.g. to a lake view or suite etc.), please speak to your tour consultant, who will be able to advise you about the options and the applicable supplements.
Check-in & Check-out Times: For all group and individual tours, hotel check-in/out time is normally 12 noon, but this does vary between hotels. Early check-ins and late check-outs cannot be pre-booked, but can sometimes be negotiated on site.
Many of the sites in Europe are quite spread out, and our tours consequently involve a reasonable amount of walking. Whilst the walking is normally easy going, a full-day’s sightseeing can be quite tiring and sometimes strenuous.
Although tourism is not a new concept in most parts of Europe, many of the areas visited are still extremely traditional. Therefore kindly respect local customs and dress codes.
Many countries require passports, visas to be presented before entry is permitted. Please ensure that all traveling members, including infants and children, are in possession of a passport, valid for at least 6 months, prior to departure. It is convenient and safe to have the visa process facilitated by Cox & Kings Limited from the concerned Consulates / Authorities on your behalf. Please note that it is totally at the discretion of the concerned Consulates / Authorities to grant / reject your visas. The consulate may require further documentation and / or personal appearance.
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