7 Day Tour through Wales: Discover Wales Tour

7 DAY TOUR

Discover Wales Tour

Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park
Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park
Extensive Scenic Photo Friendly Tour Up to 9 hours in duration each day Featuring touring through the three National Parks of Wales

7 Day Tour of Wales – Discover Wales Tour

With so much to see and do in Wales, you won’t be disappointed by investing in our 7 day Tour of Wales – Discover Wales Tour. We’ll introduce you to the beauty of Wales, its hidden gems and uncover the unique culture, its amazing history and the most amazing scenic landscapes. Our touring route takes you through the three National Parks, Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire, the Brecon Beacons, along with snippets of the Isle of Anglesey and other Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty that make up Wales. You’ll get to visit and tour through some stunning landscapes from beautiful coastal stretches to magnificent mountains and valleys. We will also touch on the industrial past of Wales with the Slate and Coal industries and make visits to a couple of cities of contrast, with the capital – Cardiff to the smallest city in Great Britain at St. David’s. You’ll get to enjoy touring along some of the ‘Back Roads of Wales’ and discover the ‘Real Wales’ and each touring day offers a variety of interesting content. You’ll just love where we take you on your very own Boutique Tour of Wales! All our tours can be custom designed to suit what you want to do and see and we will work with you to help you maximise your experience of Wales.

TOUR ITINERARY HIGHLIGHTS

Start/End locations for your tour

Our private tours are completely flexible for start and end locations. This is a list of the most common start and end points, but if your locations are not listed, then please contact us to discuss your options and requirements;

Start/End locations: Liverpool, Manchester, Chester, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds, Bristol, Cardiff, London Heathrow Airport*

*Supplement applies

We will meet you at Chester Railway Station or pick you up from your accommodation in Chester.

Its also possible to start this tour from Liverpool.

Chester is just a short drive across the border into Wales and soon you will start to discover why Wales is one of the best kept secrets of Britain.  The first thing that hits you is all the ‘Greenery’ from lush rolling countryside to picturesque landscapes with scenic valleys.

The first day is spent touring a relatively unknown area of Wales in the North East corner of Wales.  With lots of interesting stops and some amazing hidden gems to discover.  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 walks in the hills along the unique Offa’s Dyke trail.

Our tour highlights of the historic and Scenic Borderlands of Wales feature:

  • UNESCO Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
  • Llangollen
  • 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.

Step into medieval history with visits to the medieval walled town of Conwy.  Conwy’s town walls are said to be the best preserved in all of Europe and one of the best ways to see the town is by walking the walls.  At Caernarfon you can walk in the footsteps of royalty at the castle where Her Majesty the Queen invested a young Prince Charles as ‘The Prince of Wales’, a tradition that was started by King Edward 1st back in the 13th century. 
 
We leave mainland Britain to make a short visit to the Isle of Anglesey and no visit to Wales is complete until you’ve visited the famous town with the longest name in Europe.  Nearby we enjoy beautiful views of the famous Thomas Telford suspension bridge.
 
Our tour through the Snowdonia National Park captures beautiful glacial lake locations and stunning mountain passes.  We tour along the most scenic road in Wales with views of the biggest mountain in Wales – Mount Snowdon.  We’ll make a visit to a Slate Quarry and we also call into the ‘prettiest’ village in Wales, set around small rivers.  Our final stop is a visit to a traditional 18th century Welsh Farmhouse, where you can discover the real culture of Wales in a wonderful setting.

Our tour highlights of the Anglesey and Snowdonia feature:

  • The medieval Walled town of Conwy
  • The town with the longest name in Europe
  • Menai Bridge
  • Caernarfon Castle
  • The Giant Blade
  • Slate Quarry
  • Snowdon Mountain View
  • Beddgelert
  • 18th Century Welsh Farmhouse

This itinerary is just an outline and we can custom tailor design the tour to suit.

Todays tour works our way through Southern Snowdonia with options to appeal to everyone.
 
During the morning you can choose from two tour options
 
Tour Option A:   Wales is full of legends, myths and great stories.  Some say King Arthur and his Knights are still hiding asleep in a cave somewhere in Snowdonia, where when they wake, they will once again defend Britain against an invading enemy!  So step aboard your boat on a tour underground, where your hooded boatman guides you through a labyrinth of underground tunnels through an old slate mine.  You’ll sail through a cascading veil of an underground waterfall and discover a magical place where tales from the mists of time are retold. Tales of dragons, giants and the legendary King Arthur himself.
 
Afterwards we head for Aberystwyth where you can ride the unique cliff railway for a stunning view from the top of Constitution Hill of the Cambrian Coast.
 
Tour Option B:  Further south there is the opportunity to experience one of the Great Little Steam trains of Wales.  All aboard for a stunning scenic steam railway journey through ancient woodlands to Devil’s Bridge, home of the famous waterfalls, nestled in the magnificent Cambrian Mountains.  The Vale of Rheidol Railway re-creates the Edwardian spirit of adventure aboard one of the restored steam trains for a stunning journey along the Rheidol Valley.  Afterwards there’s time to visit the waterfalls before making our way across country to the coast.
 
Both tour options make it to the pretty Georgian harbour town of Aberaeron and further along the coast we pull in to visit the resort town of New Quay. Later on you’ll step back to the ancient history of Wales with a visit to the largest and best preserved Neolithic Dolmen in Wales, dating from around 3500 BC.  Our coastal forage also captures the town of Fishguard.  To round off a spectacular touring day we head for the beach and cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coast to visit a hidden gem – the Blue Lagoon.
 
Our tour highlights of the Cambrian Coast and Hills features:
 
  • King Arthur’s Labarynth and the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway
  • or the Vale of Rheidol Railway and Devils’ Bridge Waterfalls
  • Aberaeron
  • Newquay
  • Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber
  • Fishguard
  • The Blue Lagoon

This itinerary is just an outline and we can custom tailor design the tour to suit.

Today we tour across the south west corner of Wales covering the stunning Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park.  St Davids is the smallest city in Britain and is no bigger than the size of a village!  This is Wales’ spiritual home, with its magnificent Cathedral and the remains of the Bishop’s Palace.
 
There are two options to choose from in the morning:
 
Option A:  Take to the water on a 90 minute boat ride around Ramsey Island and witness the ocean wildlife.
 
Option B:  Take a short walk along the spectacular Pembrokeshire Coastal path.
 
Whichever option you choose, you are amongst some of the most natural and unspoilt landscapes in Europe!
 
Afterwards we go onto visit Solva, a beautiful inland fjord setting and in contrast the beautiful expanse of sandy beaches run across St Brides Bay.  At Pembroke you have an appointment with a king and a royal photo call with Henry VII himself.  We then uncover more remote sections of the Pembrokeshire with some stunning hidden gems with the famous ‘Green Bridge of Wales’ and the unique St Govan’s Chapel.  You’ll also get to discover one of the top beaches in Britain with a cliff top walk and the touring day is complemented with a short visit to the popular resort town of Tenby with its beautiful harbour and cliff top setting overlooking golden stretches of sandy beaches.
 

Our tour highlights of the Pembrokeshire Coastal National Park feature:

  • Boat Trip around Ramsey Island or a Pemrbokeshire Coastal Walk
  • St David’s
  • Solva
  • St Brides Bay
  • Pembroke Castle (photo stop)
  • Green Bridge of Wales
  • St Govan’s Chapel
  • Stackpole Quay
  • Tenby

This itinerary is just an outline and we can custom tailor design the tour to suit.

The Brecon Beacon National Park is land locked and our scenic touring day captures the most amazing scenic regions of the Park area.  We’ll tour across remote moorlands along single track roads amongst herds of grazing sheep looking for the wild ponies. The day also features some medieval history with a visit to one of the most scenic and remote castles in Wales, along with one of the earliest castles built in the Welsh Marches.
 
We’ll step further back in time to discover life living on a Crannog.  One of the highlights of the day is visiting the second hand bookshop capital of the world, Hay-on-Wye.  Afterwards, we’ll get to tour you on old ancient single track roads literally just wide enough for our vehicle to fit and you are rewarded with touring along the highest road in Wales, where we are amongst the most stunning rolling countryside and towered by the border Black Mountains of Wales.  As we descend from the heights we tour along the Vale (valley) of Ewyas, which features a beautiful picturesque chapel and the ruins of an Augustinian Priory. 
 
The day is rounded off an optional stop at the oldest inn in Wales before dropping off at your chosen accommodation for the evening.
 
Our Brecon Beacons National Park Tour features visits the following locations:
 
  • Carreg Cennen Castle
  • Black Mountain Moorland Tour
  • Brecon Beacon Visitor Centre
  • Llangorse Lake
  • Bronllys Castle
  • Hay on Wye
  • The Gospel Pass
  • The Oldest Inn in Wales
This itinerary is just an outline and we can custom tailor design the tour to suit.
 

 

Today’s tour features an eclectic range of attractions to visit that captures the culture of Wales.

First up is a visit to a Coal Mine.  The coal industry was at the forefront of the industrial revolution and Welsh coal was most sort after in the world!  You can join a tour led by a former mine, which takes you down 300 feet underground with a real miner and see what life was like for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face.

We then step back in time to a fortified manor house and witness life as it was in the household during 1645.  Enjoy the various stories from costumed members of the house, all set around the time of the English Civil War.  Our tour then moves onto the biggest castle in Wales at Caerphilly, famous for its leaning tower and great moats (lakes). 

The last stop of the day presents a choice of two tour options:

Option 1:  Visit to the Royal Mint*

How about getting your hands on some money – literally!  You’ll go behind the scenes for a close up production where coins are minted for over 80 different countries.

Option 2:  Visit to the Museum of Welsh Life

One of the leading open-air Museums, set in the grounds of St Fagans Castle.  The museum features over 50 historic buildings from all over Wales, capturing the life and culture of the country through various ages.

Our tour highlights of the South of Wales touring day include:

  • Blaenarvon Big Pit
  • Llancaiach Fawr Manor*
  • Caerphilly Castle*
  • The Royal Mint* or a visit to St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life


*Entrance fee payable to attraction

This itinerary is just an outline and we can custom tailor design the tour to suit.

After breakfast we rendezvous with a boat on the river Taff in the heart of the capital to take you on a cruise from the city centre of Cardiff through to the new Cardiff Bay.  The port of Cardiff was once the coal capital of the world and has been completely regenerated to create one of the best waterfront settings for a European capital city.  Your cruise will take you out past the Principality Stadium – the home of Welsh Rugby and once in the Bay you will see the landmark buildings of the Millennium Centre, The Pierhead Building, the Norwegian Church and the St David’s 5 Star Hotel.

As we leave the capital, we take a short drive to step back nearly 2000 years into history to discover the best preserved Roman amphitheatre in Britain along with the Roman Baths.  We then go right onto the English border for one of the famous castle settings in Wales.  Chepstow castle is classed as one of the oldest in Britain and sits high on the cliffs overlooking the River Wye, facing the English border across the river. 

Progressing further along the Wye valley and just a short drive from Chepstow, we go on to discover the magical settings and iconic ruins of Tintern Abbey.  Founded in the 12th century by Cistercian monks, Tintern Abbey became one of the most powerful Abbey’s in the country.  Our final stop along the Wye Valley is a visit to the market town of Monmouth, famous for its medieval stone gated bridge, which is the only one of its type remaining in Britain. 

Our tour highlights of the Wye Valley Tour Day feature:

  • River and Bay Cruise*
  • Cardiff Bay
  • Caerleon
  • Chepstow Castle*
  • Tintern Abbey*
  • The Monnow fortified bridge

*Entrance fees applicable

This itinerary is just an outline and we can custom tailor design the tour to suit.

As the tour of Wales concludes, you can either choose to stop in Wales for your final night or move onto the Cotswolds/ Stratford-upon-Avon or back to Heathrow Airport*.  Alternatively, if you are heading back into London, we can drop you down for the direct train from Newport to London Paddington.

*Supplement applies

Your tour excludes accommodation. Once you have secured your private tour booking with us, we will introduce you to our exclusive private Tour Concierge Service.

Using our local knowledge, we can provide you with a Tour Concierge Portfolio, which features a select number of 4 and 5 Star Visit Wales rated accommodation options for each of your touring days. The accommodation portfolio cover all styles of accommodation ranging from B&B Guest Houses, Farmhouse, Inns, Country Houses and Hotel. Our private Tour Concierge Service can even assist you with reservation arrangements* at your chosen establishments.

* You will pay the accommodation provider directly.

Our exclusive Tour Concierge Servicealso includes suggestions for your evening dining arrangements, where we can assist with pre-booked table reservations. As a tour bonus, if required, we can even provide transportation to and from the restaurants when needed.

Alternatively, you have the freedom to choose to reserve your own accommodation in the overnight areas that we stop on tour and also for your pre and post tour accommodation.

Tour Testimonial and Endorsement

“Wales – the trip of a life time with Boutique Tours!”

We experienced the beauty, culture and history of Wales with our 7 day customized tour of Wales with John from Boutique Tours of Wales.

It truly was the trip of a life time from meeting and greeting us on our arrival at Heathrow Airport, right through to dropping us off for our departure at Heathrow Airport we had a seamless worry free tour of beautiful Wales.

John’s very exclusive ‘Tour Concierge’ service really does enhance your private tour experience of Wales. He organised a private cooking class of Welsh foods and also to attend a private rehearsal of a Welsh Male Voice Choir in a local school of a mining community. He took us to visit the towns of our Welsh heritage and helped us have dinner with a Welsh relative. He organised our accommodation arrangements, which were all 5 star, along with some fabulous places to dine out at in the evenings.

We discovered the real Wales with John and we cannot recommend his private tour services highly enough. It was 5 star all the way.
Judy and Wally Evans from Rapid City, South Dakota, USA

Our Best Rate Guarantee

Thank you for considering Boutique Tours of Wales as your private tour provider for your visit to Wales.  We are a small, family run business and every booking is extremely important to us.

In choosing to book directly with us, you are guaranteed the best rate, with the best service, along with the best touring experience available.

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Our Private Tour Pricing Guide

The 7 Day Discover Wales Tour can be custom designed to fit a number of touring options such as duration and pick up/drop off locations.
 
Our private tours are completely flexible for start and end locations and the tour itinerary can also run in reverse from the South of Wales.  We are also happy to continue our tour services outside of Wales into other regions of England and Scotland with pre and post Wales tour services.
 
The most common starting and finishing locations for our tours are: 
 
Wales: Holyhead, Cardiff,  Newport (South Wales).
 
England: Chester,  Liverpool, Manchester, York, the Lake District, Stratford-upon-Avon, the Cotswolds and  London Heathrow Airport.*
 
If you are staying anywhere else pre and post tour, then please contact us to discuss your actual tour requirements and we will be pleased to quote for our services.
 
*Supplements may apply to certain pick up locations.
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3 or 4 persons
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5, 6 or 7 persons
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Your Tour Rate Includes:

• 7 Days of Touring with driver-guide in an executive touring van
• Pick up from the front door of where you are staying
• Complimentary Full Colour Touring Map
• Complimentary Bottled Water
• All mileage, fuel, road tolls and car parking costs
• Driver-guide accommodation and subsistence either pre/post tour
• Empty leg re-positioning pre/post tour.


Not Included in Your Tour Rate::

• Tour Accommodation
• Entrance fees to attractions
• Meals and refreshments
• Driver guide gratuities

NO BOOKING FEES APPLY WHEN YOU BOOK DIRECT WITH US!

We accept payment by American Express, Mastercard and Visa Credit Cards, Debit Card or Electronic Bank Transfer.

Our private tour rates sit very competitively against the rates quoted by The Guild of Professional Tour Guides, along with the Association of Professional Tourist Guides and the Driver-Guides Association.

Not found what you are looking for?

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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