1 Day Tour through Wales: Across the Rooftop of Wales


Across the Rooftop of Wales

Touring across the ‘Green Desert of Wales’ with Boutique Tours of Wales
Touring across the ‘Green Desert of Wales’ with Boutique Tours of Wales
Extensive Scenic Photo Friendly Tour 1 Day Tour Featuring touring remote scenic roads of Wales

A one day transit tour through Wales

The tour can start from either end of the country from the Llandudno or Conwy areas in the North or from Cardiff in the South. Your personal Tour director will collect you from your accommodation on this fulfilling touring day through Wales. It’s an early start as we have a lot of ground to cover and although Wales is not a big country to get through, it does take time and boy do we have the scenery and route to show off to you. North to South the country is no more than 180 miles in length, our touring day will be around 12 hours from start to finish. That said, we make lots of scenic photo stops for you to capture the beautiful landscapes of Wales. Across the Rooftops of Wales will take you through two of the National Parks of Wales and Areas of Outstanding Beauty – through the ‘Green Desert of Wales’! You’ll be touring amongst the most beautiful natural scenery and we’ll pass through some beautiful towns and villages We’ll climb the mountain passes in the Snowdonia National Park, tour the scenic lake district of Wales, driving the heights of the Cambrian Mountains and routing you through the Brecon Beacons. We will pick up dramatic and picturesque back roads, which many of the tour buses, even the smaller ones can’t reach and at times, we will be touring along single-track roads amongst the most scenic and remote parts of Wales. At times, we will pick up the old Roman roads and we will stop at one of the remote locations of a Roman fort outpost. We also will stop to take in a visit to a historic Welsh farm and introduce you to the culture and history of Wales and of course we have many scenic locations, including our famous secret views.


Snowdonia National Park
The tour starts high up on the back roads in the Snowdonia National Park. We will be touring through rolling countryside and if ever a description is befitting for Wales – you will see ’50 shades of Green’! We will get great views of the Carneddau mountains passing patchwork fields.
The Secret View of Snowdonia
We stop high above the valley floor with one of the best views of the Snowdonia mountain landscape.
Ysbty Ifan
As we come down off the high ground to cross the river Conwy, we pass through a beautiful remote Welsh village with many stories and legends. Today it’s a tranquil haven, but Ysbty Ifan sat on the ancient route of the pilgrims who travelled across Wales. It’s also the location where the Drover’s would pass through, drive their herds of cattle and sheep to the markets as far away as England.
Roman Fort
We take a single-track road up through a forest with stunning views as we climb out to a remote location of the ruins of a Roman fort. Here roads would run North, South, East and West. You get a chance to have a wander across the site, literally stepping in the footsteps of the Roman legionaires who were posted to one of the most remotest outposts, amongst one of most hostile regions of the Roman Empire.
18th Century Welsh Farmhouse
We break our journey with a fascinating stop that takes you into the culture of Wales with life on a traditional working farm.
Corris Craft Centre
Time for refreshments and a little shopping. There’s also the opportunity for tasting an award winning local Gin that is distilled on site.
Cambrian Mountains
This section of touring takes us through the remotest and wildest parts of mid Wales. We describe it as ‘The Green Desert of Wales’, where the scenery, landscapes and views are simply the best! The area is sparsely populated and is a wilderness in which sheep graze.
Llyn Clywedog
An oasis in the middle of the Green Desert – there are stunning panoramas and majestic views across mid Wales.
Elan Valley
Often described as the Lake District of Wales, the estate cover 72 square miles and features a wonderful blend of Victorian engineering with man made dams set amongst the wildest Welsh uplands and we tour around the edge of four of the man-made reservoirs.
Mynydd Epynt
We tour across a rolling expanse of high moorland featuring tremendous views and a variety of landscapes.
Brecon Beacons National Park
The feature of our tour through the Brecon Beacons is to take you up high for views of the second highest mountain in Wales – Pen-y-Fan. We will be touring on small roads where the sheep and wild ponies roam. We also get to tour along a section of the old Roman road with a breath-taking climb up hare-pin bends.

Tour Testimonial and Endorsement

“Best Tour Ever Taken”

After a number of months of memorable overseas travel, we thoroughly enjoyed a number of excellent tours but the tour with Boutique Tours of Wales was definitely the best tour we have ever taken anywhere!

John is a highly experienced and knowledgeable tour guide and expert driver. His love of Wales is evident from the moment you first meet him. He tailored our very full day of touring to suit our request to experience both the natural beauty Wales but also aspects of its history and culture. We thoroughly enjoyed and appreciated John’s humorous stories, easy-going manner and his extensive knowledge of the natural environment and history of Wales.

We highly recommend his outstanding tour company.
Karen O’Toole from Massachusetts, USA
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It’s your very own private tour and we can custom design the tour itinerary and arrangements to suit what you want to do and see. Our flexibility allows you to make changes to our itineraries. So take something out and add something more appealing to your desires. Alternatively combine an element of this tour with that of another tour. All you have to do is ask and if it is possible then it will be our pleasure to accommodate your wishes.

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