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Coins, Castles & Brecon Beacons

Coins, Castles & Brecon Beacons

Another new tour for 2019 sees us visiting some of South Wales's most popular attractions including

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COINS, CASTLES & THE BRECON BEACONS

 

26 – 30 September 2019

Thursday - Monday

5 Days

From £495

 

Visit some of South Wales’s most popular attractions including The Royal Mint, Dyffryn Gardens, Castle Coch, Penderyn Distillery and the Brecon Mountain Railway.

 

Highlights

 

The Royal Mint Experience   |   Dyffryn Gardens   |   Castle Coch   |   Brecon Mountain Railway   |   Penderyn Distillery

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your home and join your tour coach to journey south with comfort stops enroute.  Arriving at your hotel late afternoon, tea & coffee await you whilst your luggage is taken to your rooms, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO

This morning we enjoy a guided tour of The Royal Mint Experience visitor attraction, where you will see how blank pieces of metal become coins, observe the striking hall from a viewing gallery, and even have the opportunity to strike your own coin to take home (cost not included) - Please note visitors are required to undertake security checks.  We spend the afternoon in nearby Cardiff where you have free time to explore the city.

 

DAY THREE

Our excursion today sees us visiting the stunning 55 acres of Dyffryn Gardens surrounding the partially restored Dyffryn House where you can explore the beautiful garden rooms, formal lawns and extensive arboretum at leisure.  In the afternoon we visit Castle Coch (please note: not suitable for those with walking difficulties) the ultimate fairy tale castle with conical towers and needle-sharp turrets peeking out from a wooded slope.  Due to its ‘Camelot’ style of drawbridge, portcullis, court yard and lavish interiors the castle is a popular filming location.

 

DAY FOUR

This morning we embark on a 6 mile return vintage steam train journey from Pant to Torpanau on the Brecon Mountain Railway.  We journey along the Taf Fechan Reservoir before climbing to Torpantau, high in the Brecon Beacons.  Your 1½ hour trip includes a 35 minute stop at Pontsticill station where there is a Lakeside café; you can obtain lunch back at Pant Station’s Tearoom and visit the locomotive workshop before we head to the famous Penderyn Distillery where you will enjoy a guided tour and tasting.

 

DAY FIVE

This morning after breakfast we bid farewell and begin our homeward journey with refreshment stops enroute.

 

Price Includes:

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pick up

·          4 nights’ accommodation, dinner (carvery) & breakfast

·          Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

·          Live music on 2 nights in hotel

·          Factory tour of Royal Mint Visitor Centre

·          Admission Dyffryn Gardens

·          Admission Castle Coch

·          Brecon Mountain Railway

·          Penderyn Distillery Tour & Tasting.

 

PARKWAY HOTEL & SPA, Cwmbran

The hotel is located just north of Newport, set in its own grounds and surrounded by green parkland.  The hotel has 80 tastefully decorated bedrooms and the public areas are very spacious, including a bar that features and open fire and a cosy lounge.  The elegant restaurant serves a carvery menu and guests have full use of the extensive leisure facilities which include an indoor pool, gym and sauna.

DAY ONE

Beginning your holiday with our exclusive home pick-up service, you will join your tour coach and journey south with comfort stops enroute. Arriving at your hotel late afternoon, tea & coffee await you whilst your luggage is taken to your rooms, time to relax before dinner.v

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DAY TWO

This morning we enjoy a guided tour of The Royal Mint Experience visitor attraction, where you will see how blank pieces of metal become coins, observe the striking hall from a viewing gallery, and even have the opportunity to strike your own coin to take home (cost not included) - Please note visitors are required to undertake security checks. We spend the afternoon in nearby Cardiff where you have free time to explore the city

B, D

DAY THREE

Our excursion today sees us visiting the stunning 55 acres of Dyffryn Gardens surrounding the partially restored Dyffryn House where you can explore the beautiful garden rooms, formal lawns and extensive arboretum at leisure. In the afternoon we visit Castle Coch (please note: not suitable for those with walking difficulties) the ultimate fair tale castle with conical towers and needle-sharp turrets peeking out from a wooded slope. Due to tis 'Camelot' style of drawbridge, portcullis, court yard and lavish interiors the castle is a popular filming location.

B, D

DAY FOUR

This morning we embark on a 6 mile return vintage steam train journey from Pant to Torpanau on the Brecon Mountain Railway. We journey along the Taf Fechan Reservoir before climbing to Torpantau, high in the Brecon Beacons. Your 1½ hour trip includes a 35 minute stop at Pontsticill station where there is a Lakeside café, you can obtain lunch back at Pant Station's Tearoom and visit the locomotive workshop before we head to the famous Penderyn Distillery where you will enjoy a guided tour and tasting.

B, D

DAY FIVE

This morning after breakfast we bid farewell and begin our homeward journey with refreshment stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PARKWAY HOTEL & SPA, Cwmbran

The hotel is located just north of Newport, set in its own grounds and surrounded by green parkland.  The hotel has 80 tastefully decorated bedrooms and the public areas are very spacious, including a bar that features and open fire and a cosy lounge.  The elegant restaurant serves a carvery menu and guests have full use of the extensive leisure facilities which include an indoor pool, gym and sauna.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights' accommodation, dinner (carvery) & breakfast

Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

Live music on 2 nights in hotel

Factory tour of Royal Mint Visitor Centre

Admission Dyffryn Gardens

Admission Castle Coch

Brecon Mountain Railway

Penderyn Distillery tour & tasting

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Broughton Broughton, Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester, Chester, Holiday Inn South - Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
Wrexham, Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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