Wales Family Walking & Hiking Tour - Older Teens & 20s
The Gem of the United Kingdom
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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.
- 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
Day 1 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.
Days 2-3 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 with 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 Hay-on-Wye, the town of books | 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.
Day 4 Welcome to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, Britain’s most breathtaking coastline, complete with craggy cliffs, twisting estuaries and secluded coves | 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 | Visit a hillside-perched grand medieval castle.
Days 5-6 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 | Walk along the coast to the picture-perfect fishing village of Solva | Explore the tiny city of St. David's, known for its cathedral dating to the 6th century.
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.
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2020 Private Trip Pricing
- 10 or more guests: from $4,799 pp dbl occ
- 9 Guests: from $5,299 pp dbl occ
- 8 Guests: from $5,499 pp dbl occ
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