Romantic Wales

Arts and Culture
Romance
Outdoors
Castles

Fall in love with Wales, a small country with an epic history! With its rugged coastline, mountainous national parks, beautiful hiking trails and plentiful outdoor activities, Wales has wide open spaces to enjoy. With some of the world’s most amazing intact castles, walled towns and beautiful spots, Wales makes for the perfect romantic getaway.

 

 

Highlights

  • Castles, castles and more castles! On a grand scale, these castles are some of the best that you will see anywhere.
  • Experience a heritage train ride through Snowdonia National Park.
  • Learn about the traditional Welsh craft of lovespoons and have one made for your love.

 

Overnight Stops

North Wales (2) – Pembrokeshire (2) – Cardiff (1)

Why not extend your trip and spend a night or two in Dublin, Liverpool or Manchester?

 

Pricing

From $1,497 per person based on double occupancy

 

Itinerary

 

Day 1: Arrive in Wales

Croeso! Welcome to Wales. Arriving in Manchester or Liverpool airport or taking a ferry from Ireland is the best way to start your tour. Your visit to this Celtic nation begins in North Wales with its epic landscapes and distinctive culture. Stop in Conwy, a UNESCO World Heritage Center and see its castle, which is considered one of the finest built between the 13th and 14th centuries. Journey on to the stunning Italianate village of Portmeirion, which will set the scene for your romantic getaway.

Highlights include: Conwy Castle, Plas Mawr
Optional highlights: Aber Falls Distillery

Overnight in North Wales
Tenon Recommends: Portmeirion Hotel

 

Day 2: North Wales

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel and then wander around the village before the day visitors come in! Just a mile from Portmeirion is the Minffordd railway station, where you can board a heritage narrow-gauge train that will take you through the heart of Snowdonia toward Blaenau Ffestiniog. Spectacular views await you.

Highlights include: Private tour of Portmeirion Village, Ffestiniog rail trip

Overnight in North Wales
Tenon Recommends: Portmeirion Hotel
(Breakfast included)

 

Day 3: North Wales to Pembrokeshire

Enjoy a change in scenery today, going from North Wales to the beautiful Pembrokeshire coastline. The landscape is peppered with medieval castles illustrating the history of this nation from its Celtic origins to Norman rule. A stop in Aberystwyth will provide a break on the journey today. Just before getting to your hotel, you will find a local working woolen mill that’s been in business since 1912.

Optional highlights: St Davids Cathedral

Overnight in Pembrokeshire
Tenon Recommends: Roch Castle Hotel
(Breakfast included)

 

Day 4: Pembrokeshire

Today you will learn about the Welsh craft of making lovespoons, which date back to the 17th century! You will definitely want to take home one of these tokens of love. Watch the lovespoons being made at a local workshop and go home with your very own handmade souvenir.

Highlights include: The Lovespoon Workshop with souvenir lovespoon

Overnight in Pembrokeshire
Tenon Recommends: Roch Castle Hotel
(Breakfast included)

 

Day 5: Pembrokeshire to Cardiff

Visit Ogmore Castle and its stepping stones, which date back to the year 1100. Situated on the banks of the Ewenny River, this castle is an idyllic scene like you’d find in a fairytale. Continue to Penarth, a town known as the “Garden by the Sea”. A seaside resort just five miles from the capital city of Cardiff closes your trip to Wales. Enjoy the salty sea air, Victorian charm, picturesque pier and maybe try the local fish and chips!

Highlights include: Ogmore Castle, Coity Castle, Castell Coch
Optional highlights: Cosmeston medieval village, Welsh banquet at Cardiff Castle

Overnight in Cardiff
Tenon Recommends: Holm House Hotel
(Breakfast included)

 

Day 6: Departure

Time to say hwyl fawr to Wales today. Take home with you many memories of this magnificent Celtic nation.
(Breakfast included)

 

This trip can be booked as a self-drive tour or chauffeur tour.

Prices and Itinerary subject to change without notice.


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Itinerary Details

This trip can be booked as a self-drive tour or chauffeur tour.

Standard Inclusions

  • Daily breakfast (except day 1)
  • 5 nights in 4-star hotel accommodations with private facilities
  • Exclusive By-Your-Side ServiceSM, our personal concierge service that includes a dedicated 24/7 emergency hotline and our mobile app, complete with features to enhance your journey.
  • Private airport transfer on arrival
  • Self Drive: 6-day vehicle rental from arrival in either Liverpool or Manchester, including unlimited mileage, tax, collision damage waiver (CDW) and super CDW with downtown pick-up and drop-off to and from the departure airport
  • Chauffeur Drive: 5 days private driver and airport drop off on departure day

Special Inclusions

The CADW Pass gives you admission to the following sites:

  • Conwy Castle, Plas Mawr, Ogmore Castle, Coity Castle, Newcastle Castle, Castell Coch.

North Wales

  • Bodnant Garden, tea on Ffestiniog Railway, Thomas Welsh Lovespoon Workshop and souvenir lovespoon and a private tour of Portmeirion Village.

Pembrokeshire / Cardiff

  • Ogmore Castle, Coity Castle, Newcastle Castle, Castle Coch

Exclusions

  • Pre- and post-trip nights in North Wales or Cardiff
  • Airfare
  • Meals other than those specified in the itinerary or list of inclusions
  • Personal expenses and additional sightseeing not listed in the inclusions
  • Local taxes
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