Wales Walking & Hiking Tour
Wales Walking & Hiking Tour
Wales Walking & Hiking Tour
Wales Walking & Hiking Tour
Wales Walking & Hiking Tour
Wales Walking & Hiking Tour
Walking & Hiking
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Wales Walking & Hiking Tour

The Secret Gem of the United Kingdom

Endless comes to mind in southern Wales. A seemingly infinite patchwork of Welsh valleys and fields blazing purple and gold. A castle around every corner. Bountiful layers of history and archaeological wonders. Uninterrupted coastal views. Surprising discoveries of lakes below weather-worn cliffs. The possibilities, it seems, are boundless.

THIS ITINERARY: 6 days, 5 nights

ACCOMMODATIONS: Premiere Hotels*

FROM: $4,899 pp dbl occ
($1,100 for sgl occ)

Wales Tour Map
Wales Tour Map

Wales

Start/End Cardiff

Start/End locations may vary. Do not book flights until your trip details are confirmed.

Highlights
  • Explore the woodlands, wildlife and country meadows in Brecon Beacons National Park's verdant and rugged mountain ranges
  • Discover relics of the Iron Age, historic trails, and cathedrals and castles of medieval princes and kings
  • Hike the Pembrokeshire coast with its sparkling beaches, sheltered coves and awe-inspiring clifftop views
  • Luxuriate in historic hotels featuring manicured gardens, impeccable service and gastronomic delights
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Itinerary
Accommodations may vary based on departure date.
6 Days Premiere Hotels*
Accommodations may vary based on departure.
Days 1-2

From Cardiff, venture to stunning Brecon Beacons National Park and try your first taste of Welsh scones and tea | Climb into the heart of the mountains along a fern-lined path to the summit of Fan y Big, one of the park's highest peaks | Atop an escarpment, take in sweeping views of emerald-green hills and valleys | Come home to elegant Llangoed Hall, the site of the first Welsh Parliament and former home of fashion icon Laura Ashley | ​Follow part of Offa's Dyke Path National Trail, tracing an 8th-century earthen ditch built at the command of King Offa of Mercia | Enter the rugged sandstone-dominated Black Mountains, covered in grasses and windswept heather | Grand vistas of the valley below unfold before you: farmland, rural hamlets and perhaps glimpses of soaring birds of prey and Welsh mountain ponies | On the border with England, arrive at charming Hay-on-Wye, the town of books.

Llangoed Hall, Brecon, United Kingdom
Llangoed Hall
Llyswen
| Premiere Hotel

Dating back to 1632, this luxurious Edwardian country hotel sits among extensive gardens and welcomes you with impeccable service and inviting antique-furnished rooms.

Days 3-4

Climb to Llyn y Fan Lakeland, enchanting lakes created by ancient glaciers | Journey through a remote valley and ascend impressive hillsides to find stunning views of the Fforest Fawr | ​Welcome to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Britain's most breathtaking coastline, complete with craggy cliffs, twisting estuaries and secluded coves | Starting at scenic Whitesands Bay beach, a favorite of surfers, head up to an overlook for views of Ramsey Island and perhaps spot porpoises below | Jaunt into small harbors filled with colorful fishing boats | Learn about Pembrokeshire's agricultural and industrial history | Explore the tiny city of St. David's, named after the patron saint of Wales and known for its magnificent 12th-century cathedral and ruins.

The Grove of Narberth, Wales, UK
Grove of Narberth
Molleston
| Premiere Hotel

Nestled in the heart of the rolling Pembrokeshire countryside, the peaceful and intimate Grove of Narberth is surrounded by ancient oak trees, flowerbeds and emerald meadows and offers views of the Preseli Hills.

Days 5-6

Relish views of some of the UK's most beloved beaches, following an undulating path over rolling wildflower-strewn terrain | A shimmering seascape provides the backdrop for impressive rock formations | Rub elbows with locals in the tiny village of Stackpole | Get to know the fabulously colorful, quirky and historic town of Tenby with its medieval walls and picturesque seaside setting | Visit a hillside-perched grand castle and tour the Norman and Tudor fortress' magnificent ruins, gardens and woodland.

St. Brides Spa Hotel, Wales, United Kingdom
St. Brides Spa Hotel
Saundersfoot
| *Casual Plus Hotel

A contemporary and cozy hotel set on a cliff overlooking Carmarthen Bay. Enjoy the infinity pool rain or shine and the views from floor-to-ceiling windows. (pool, spa)

Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind — you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due. View cancellation policy

SMALL GROUP? TRY RENDEZVOUS | An extra leader and van for even more flexibility | Call us to book your Rendezvous.

Click on dates for pricing, itinerary variations and to book your trip. Price is per person, double occupancy.

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Activity Level: 1-4

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do. LEARN MORE.

Day 1
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 5 miles* | 1000 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Day 2
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 3 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 800 ft. gain
Day 3
Walking & Hiking
Level 2 | 4 miles* | 800 ft. gain
Level 3 | 8 miles* | 1500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 10 miles | 2100 ft. gain
Day 4
Walking & Hiking
Level 3 | 6 miles* | 400 ft. gain
Level 4 | 7 miles* | 500 ft. gain
Level 4 | 11 miles | 900 ft. gain
Day 5
Walking & Hiking
Level 1 | 4 miles | 300 ft. gain
Level 2 | 3 miles | 1000 ft. gain
Level 2 | 7 miles | 600 ft. gain
Day 6
Other
Carew Castle Tour & Walk (2 hours)
* Includes shuttle.

Note: The terrain on this trip is mostly rolling, with some moderate and occasionally steep ascents and descents. Many of our hikes are on boggy and uneven trails, pavement and dirt roads that can be wet, muddy and rocky. We also traverse some steep mountain paths. Please note that on several sections of our hikes the van will be unable to intersect the route.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • Expertise and services of our experienced Trip Leaders
  • Snacks and beverages between meals
  • Additional guides and experts from the region on many trips
  • Van shuttles to support a variety of route options
  • Comprehensive Travel Planner with detailed pre-trip information
  • Private guided tours at museums, historic sites, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the Travel Planner
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
  • Special events, including wine tastings and other select attractions as mentioned in the Travel Planner
  • On biking and multi-adventure trips, use of fully equipped Backroads titanium bike plus helmet and accessories
  • Trailercycles, carriers, and kid-sized helmets for Family Trips
  • Equipment and experienced guides for kayaking, rafting, snorkeling, sailing and canoeing as described
  • Park and other entry fees
  • Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the Travel Planner
  • Select coach transfers
  • Baggage transfers and porterage

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