2019 - 9 Day Taste of Wales

3 & 4 Star Vacation - 8 Nights/16 Meals

Highlights

Authentic Local Experiences:

  • Enjoy a light-hearted stroll with a local guide who will recount humorous tales and traditions of Tenby as you stroll around the town center and enjoy great views of the city walls and harbour.
  • See a demonstration of wooden Lovespoon carving, a traditional Welsh symbol of love and courtship
  • Try traditional Welsh foods at Bodnant Welsh Food Center

    Trip Highlights:

  • Cardiff Castle Banquet
  • Chester Cathedral
  • Harlech Castle
  • Pembroke Castle
  • Penderyn Distillery
  • St David's Cathedral
  • St Fagans National Museum of History
  • Snowdonia Train Ride
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle

    Dining Experiences:

  • 8 breakfasts (B)
  • 6 dinners (D) including a lively Welsh evening of traditional foods and entertainment

    Hotels:

  • Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester
    Chester (1 night)
  • Celtic Royal Hotel
    Caernarfon (2 nights)
  • Fourcroft Hotel
    Tenby (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff
    Cardiff (2 nights)

    All CIE Tours Include:

  • Sightseeing by luxury coach
  • Professional tour director
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • Welcome get-together drink
  • Audio headsets
  • Free Wi-Fi on coaches
  • Deluxe documents wallet and backpack
  • All local taxes, hotel service charges & porterage for one suitcase per person
  • Call (781) 246-3737 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13984045

    Tour Operator
    CIE Tours
    Offer
    Offer valid through 9/30/2018
    Duration
    9 Days
    Escorted
    Escorted - Yes
    DayDestinationDescription
    Day 1ChesterMANCHESTER ARRIVAL & CHESTER : Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Chester hotel. Chester is about 30 miles from Manchester Airport; you'll need to arrange a transfer. Set out on a walking tour to see medieval streets with lovely half-timbered houses and shops. Walk along part of the city walls and view Roman ruins. Also visit Chester Cathedral, which dates back to 660 AD. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.
    (D)
    Day 2CaernarfonSHEEPDOGS & CONWY : Cross into Wales and travel across the scenic Horseshoe Pass. View the scenic town of Llangollen. Immerse yourself in farm life as you watch trained dogs herding sheep. Stop for photos of St Asaph's Cathedral, built in the 13th century. In Conwy, a town dominated by its huge castle, take a walk around the narrow streets and see Britain's smallest house. Drive to Caernarfon for some free time before dinner.
    (B, D)
    Day 3CaernarfonNORTH WALES & SNOWDONIA TRAIN RIDE : Take a tram ride in the seaside town of Llandudno. Have lunch at the Bodnant Welsh Food Center, a showcase for the best of Welsh food. Choose among the fresh, seasonal handmade food and drink from local artisan producers. Tour the National Slate Museum, which relates the tough working conditions of this region's slate industry, developed in Victorian times. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.
    (B, D)
    Day 4TenbyHARLECH CASTLE & TENBY WALKING TOUR : Experience the magnificent Welsh coastline. Head to the Welsh Heritage Center in Nant Gwrtheryn for a Welsh language lesson and a delicious Welsh tea. Visit the mighty Harlech Castle, one of the "Iron Ring Castles" that were built along the coast by the English in the 13th century. Continue to picturesque Tenby, featuring a harbor, castle ruins, and defensive town walls. After dinner, join a local guide for a walk around town to hear tales and traditions associated with Tenby.
    (B, D)
    Day 5TenbyLOVESPOON WORKSHOP & PEMBROKE CASTLE : Drive around scenic Pembrokeshire, a region of gentle rolling hills and ragged coastline. Watch the ancient Welsh tradition of handcarving at the Lovespoon Workshop. Tour the imposing Pembroke Castle, a 12th-century fortress, to explore the labyrinth of passageways and towers. Enjoy some free time for lunch in Pembroke before heading to the magnificent St David's Cathedral, named for the patron saint of Wales. Return to Tenby for a free evening to explore and dine on your own.
    (B)
    Day 6CardiffPENDERYN DISTILLERY & CARDIFF : Journey to Penderyn Distillery to see the process of Welsh whiskey production and sample the finished product. Take in views of Three Cliffs Bay on the Gower Peninsula, and then enjoy some free time to shop and have lunch in the Mumbles. Head to Cardiff for a guided tour of Cardiff Castle followed by an unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality at a traditional banquet with entertainment.
    (B, D)
    Day 7CardiffCARDIFF SIGHTSEEING : Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Welsh capital, then visit St Fagans National Museum of History, an open- air museum on the grounds of St Fagans Castle. After a tour of Cardiff Bay, the afternoon and evening are free for independent activities.
    (B)
    Day 8WindsorSTONEHENGE & WINDSOR CASTLE : Marvel at the wonder that is Stonehenge, one of Britain's most important prehistoric sites, and learn about the primitive builders who created the enduring monument. Continue on for a visit to Windsor Castle, the official residence of the Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.
    (B, D)
    Day 9WindsorTOUR ENDS IN WINDSOR : Your program ends after breakfast.
    (B)

    B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

    All components of this tour (hotels, visits and attractions) for 2019 itineraries are subject to change until finalized in September 2018.

    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    04/26/2019$3,235.00* (USD) / 9 days Manchester to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    05/10/2019$3,235.00* (USD) / 9 days Manchester to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    06/07/2019$3,250.00* (USD) / 9 days Manchester to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/05/2019$3,275.00* (USD) / 9 days Manchester to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    07/19/2019$2,745.00* (USD) / 9 days Manchester to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/02/2019$3,345.00* (USD) / 9 days Manchester to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    08/30/2019$3,300.00* (USD) / 9 days Manchester to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    09/27/2019$2,765.00* (USD) / 9 days Manchester to London : Price (Land Only) Twin SharingQuote
    Lodging
    Hallmark Hotel The Queen, Chester, Chester (1 night)
    Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon (2 nights)
    Fourcroft Hotel, Tenby (2 nights)
    Clayton Hotel Cardiff, Cardiff (2 nights)
    Disclaimer

    Single room supplement: $600

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    • 2019 - 9 Day Taste of Wales

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      HighlightsAuthentic Local Experiences:Enjoy a light-hearted stroll with a local guide who will recount humorous tales and traditions of Tenby as you stroll around the town center and enjoy great views of the city walls and harbour.

     
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