October 9 – 19, 2021
Snowdonia | National Trust Gardens | Blaenau-Ffestiniog Steam Railway | the Llyn Peninsula | Pontcysyllte Aqueduct | Ironbridge Gorge
Welcome to the UK’s Playground!
Prepare to be swept away by the ancient charms of Wales! Join a small group of adventurers to explore majestic northern Wales, including the sublime mountain region known as Snowdonia, and the enchanting Llyn Peninsula. We’ll enjoy multi-night stays in three lovely inns, using them as hubs to explore the surrounding regions. We'll also discover rich culture and history around every bend, in a place known for its melodic language and ancient Celtic heritage.
Our itinerary will take us from the valley of the fast-flowing River Conwy – and the nearby sites of Bodnant Gardens and Conwy Castle, to the Porthmadog area, then to the Shropshire Hills on the border with England. Discover this stunning countryside through scenic drives in the mountains and along the coast, and leisurely visits to some of Wales’s loveliest villages. Enjoy tea-time, delicious dining, and the warm hospitality of top-shelf boutique hotels. Transportation enthusiasts will enjoy rides on the Blaenau-Ffestiniog steam railway, as well as a canal boat across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. For those who are truly feeling adventurous . . . we’ll cap off the journey with a spelling bee featuring Welsh place names.
• Lovely mountain villages: Betws y Coed, Beddgelert
• Local art, music, and heritage sites
• The fun rapport of the small group
• Some of Britain’s prettiest drives
• The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage area
$5,350 / person (double occupancy; single supplement, $1,250)
Price includes comfortable ground transportation in Wales, accommodation with breakfast in high-standard boutique hotels for 9 nights, 5 lunches and 5 dinners, all activities and admissions per the itinerary, guide and concierge service throughout the trip. Price does not include airfare, alcohol, other meals, optional personal expenditures, or optional trip insurance.
For online registration and payment, please click the Booking link below.
(864) 384 - 6947
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