Harlech Castle | Wales | United Kingdom
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Welsh Wanderer - 5 days map

Discover the mountain peaks and windswept coastline of Wales on this 5-day group tour from London. Explore the pretty villages of the Cotswolds and spend two nights in the coastal town of Aberystwyth. Take in the ruins of Harlech Castle, uncover the scenery of Snowdonia National Park and wander the pretty whitewashed streets of New Quay. Visit the smallest city in the UK, St Davids, browse the fascinating National Museum of History in St Fagans and make your way back to the English capital.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Guesthouse Prices/Dates
Hotel Prices/Dates

Trip Highlights

Aberystwyth - Spend two nights in this charming Welsh town by the sea, with visits to nearby villages and Snowdonia National Park
New Quay - Wander this coastal whitewashed town independently, enjoying seaside walks and local hospitality
St Davids - Explore the UK's smallest city independently - it's home to just 1,800 people
Harlech Castle - Discover this 800-year-old castle, built by King Edward I during his conquest of Wales
Tenby - Admire the 13th century town walls, stroll along the beach and explore the harbour of this pretty down during a two-night stay
Cotswolds - Pass through stereotypical English villages in this area of outstanding natural beauty and make a stop in Castle Combe

Included

4 breakfasts
Escorted by a local driver-guide
Transportation in 16 seat Mercedes mini-coach with air-conditioning
20kg luggage - see Trip Notes for details
4 nights simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Entrance to Harlech Castle
All road tolls
Note: This tour is operated in conjunction with our trusted partner and you will join travellers from different operators, not solely On The Go.

Not Included

International flights & visas
Meals not specified in itinerary
Entry fees unless specified
Airport transfers (pick up and drop off information can be found in the Trip Notes)
Tipping - an entirely personal gesture!

Itinerary

Day 1

London to Aberystwyth

London - Hay-on-Wye - Aberystwyth. Departing central London this morning, we drive away from the city and into the Cotswolds area of outstanding natural beauty. Pass through charming English postcard villages, stopping for photos and whenever we come across a site of interest.

Crossing into Wales, we stop first at Hay-on-Wye, nestled just outside the Brecon Beacons and known as the 'town of books' thanks to its large number of bookshops. Driving into the Elan Valley and the Cambrian Mountains we can enjoy the scenery before reaching the seaside town of Aberystwyth, home for the next two nights.

Please note: Check-in closes at 09:00 on day 1 (tour departs at 09:15) - Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal London, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH.
Overnight: Aberystwyth

Day 2

Snowdonia & Harlech Castle

Taking a day trip from Aberystwyth, we head into the mountains of Snowdonia National Park, and stop in the village of Beddgelert. Here lies the grave of Gelert, the legendary dog, slain by Llywelyn the Great. This medieval Welsh ruler believed Gelert had devoured his baby and so killed him, when in fact Gelert had been protecting the infant from a wolf. Llywelyn never smiled again, or so the story goes.

Our next stop is Harlech Castle. Built by King Edward I during his conquest of Wales around 800 years ago, this fortress overlooks both the mountains of Snowdonia and the ocean. Returning to Aberystwyth, the rest of today is at leisure.
Overnight: Aberystwyth  |  Breakfast

Day 3

New Quay, Dinefwr Estate & Tenby

Aberystwyth - New Quay - Tenby. Departing Aberystwyth, we travel along the coastline of Cardigan Bay, through charming Aberaeron to New Quay. This whitewashed town is on the beach, and there's time to wander on foot - keep your eyes peeled for whales off the coast!

Heading inland, we visit Dinefwr Estate (or Carreg Cennen Castle if it is closed) and the ruined castle located here before making a short stop in Laugharne where famous Welsh poet and playwright Dylan Thompson lived and wrote his iconic work 'Under Milk Wood'. We then complete our drive to the seaside town of Tenby, where we spend the night.
Overnight: Tenby  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Exploring St Davids

Tenby - Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - St Davids - Pembroke - Tenby. We spend our last full day in Wales uncovering the country's south-west. Take in the scenic coastline of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, birthplace of the patron saint of Wales - St David. We then travel to the UK's smallest city, which is named after the patron saint. There's free time for lunch in St Davids before we visit the rural town of Pembroke, home to some well preserved medieval walls and a ruined castle. Returning to Tenby, our final evening is at leisure.
Overnight: Tenby  |  Breakfast

Day 5

Return to London

Tenby - St Fagans - Castle Combe - London. We begin our journey back to London this morning. There's a stop at the National Museum of History in St Fagans (it is possible to leave the tour here and travel by public transport to Cardiff, should you wish). We then take the Severn Crossing back into England and enjoy a stop in the Cotswolds village of Castle Combe, the perfect place for a stroll and to enjoy a quintessential English village. We then complete our drive back to London.

Please note: This tour ends at 19:30 - London Victoria Drop Off, Stance 3, Greenline Coach Terminal, Bulleid Way, Victoria, London, SW1W 9SH.
Breakfast

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
15 Apr - 19 Apr 15% off
€1,255
€1,067
€1,575
€1,339
17 Apr - 21 Apr 15% off
€1,255
€1,067
€1,575
€1,339
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€1,255
€1,067
€1,575
€1,339
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€1,255
€1,067
€1,575
€1,339
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€1,255
€1,067
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€1,067
€1,575
€1,339
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€1,067
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€1,067
€1,575
€1,339
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€1,067
€1,575
€1,339
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€1,135
€1,665
€1,415
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€1,135
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€1,135
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€1,067
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€1,205
€1,024
€1,525
€1,296
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€1,024
€1,525
€1,296
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€1,205
€1,024
€1,525
€1,296
16 Dec - 20 Dec 15% off
€1,255
€1,067
€1,525
€1,296
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
06 Jan - 10 Jan 15% off
€1,205
€1,024
€1,525
€1,296
13 Jan - 17 Jan 15% off
€1,205
€1,024
€1,525
€1,296
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€1,024
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€1,024
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€1,205
€1,024
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€1,296
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€1,205
€1,024
€1,525
€1,296
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€1,205
€1,024
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€1,205
€1,024
€1,525
€1,296
31 Mar - 04 Apr 15% off
€1,205
€1,024
€1,525
€1,296

Prices & Dates

Departure dates are guaranteed with 2 travellers. 'Twin Share' prices are per person when there are 2 people sharing a room. 'Single Room' prices are applicable to all solo travellers, or if your booking party cannot reach the minimum of 2 persons in a room. Single Rooms can also be booked by any other person wanting the comfort and privacy of their own room.

2024
Twin Share
Single Room
15 Apr - 19 Apr 15% off
€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
17 Apr - 21 Apr 15% off
€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
20 Apr - 24 Apr 15% off
€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
24 Apr - 28 Apr 15% off
€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
27 Apr - 01 May 15% off G
€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
01 May - 05 May 15% off
€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
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€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
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€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
15 May - 19 May 15% off
€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
01 Jun - 05 Jun 15% off
€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,381
€2,285
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€1,381
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€1,625
€1,381
€2,285
€1,942
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€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
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€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
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€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
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€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
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€2,195
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€1,535
€1,305
€2,195
€1,866
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€1,262
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€1,823
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€1,262
€2,145
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€1,485
€1,262
€2,145
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€1,262
€2,145
€1,823
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€1,535
€1,305
€2,145
€1,823
2025
Twin Share
Single Room
06 Jan - 10 Jan 15% off
€1,485
€1,262
€2,145
€1,823
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€1,485
€1,262
€2,145
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€1,262
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€1,262
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€1,262
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€1,485
€1,262
€2,145
€1,823
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€1,485
€1,262
€2,145
€1,823

At a Glance

Range
Trip Type
Starts
London
Ends
London
Departs
Mondays, Wednesdays & Saturdays
Group Size
Min 2 / Max 16
Hotel Rating
Simple guesthouse (hotel upgrade available)
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 4
Countries
Minimum Age
5 years, accompanied by an adult
Arr. Transfer
No
Dep. Transfer
No
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