You’ll very quickly start to discover why Wales is one of the best kept secrets of Britain! The first impression that hits you is all the ‘Greenery’ from lush rolling countryside to picturesque landscapes with scenic valleys. Croeso i Gymru (Welcome to Wales)!
The first day is spent touring a relatively unknown area of Wales in the North East area of the Borderlands, which is amongst one of the five designated areas or Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Clwyd and Dee Valleys.
We’ll tour you along some amazing back roads and take you to places where the tour buses can’t go and give you the best views in Wales! You can choose to take short (easy) walks in the hills along the unique Offa’s Dyke trail.
Our tour uncovers interesting historical and architecture sites and you will very quickly immerse yourself as you get to discover some amazing hidden gems of Wales.
Marvel at the civil engineering feat of the UNESCO Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and the beauty of Llangollen set on the river Dee. Discover the home of the famous ‘Ladies of Llangollen’.
The evocative ruins of Valle Crucis lie in green fields beneath Llangollen’s steep sided mountains. Founded in 1201, the Abbey was caught up in many of the battles between the English and Welsh.
Our second religious attraction is a shrine! St Winefride’s Well has been welcoming royalty, pilgrims and visitors for over 1,300 years! Today its waters still provide miracle cures from sickness and infirmity and you can get the chance to taste the water and even step in to bathing pool if you so desire.
Our castle of the day is a beautiful riverside photo shot of Rhuddlan Castle before we make the short journey along the coast for our overnight stop in either Llandudno or Conwy.
Our tour highlights of the historic and Scenic Borderlands of Wales feature:
- UNESCO Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
- Plas Newydd
- Horseshoe Falls
- Valle Crucis Abbey
- The Horseshoe Pass
- Walking on Offa’s Dyke Trail
- St Winefride’s Well
- Rhuddlan Castle
This itinerary is just an outline and we can custom tailor design the tour to suit.
Accommodation Options/Tour Concierge Service:
Your tour excludes accommodation.
Tonight, we recommend a lovely 4 star rated promenade hotel in the Victorian coastal resort town of Llandudno.