Departs: 12th May 2019 | 5 Days
Heart of Wales
Tour Price: £449.00 per person
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Llandrindod Wells evolved from a small farming village into a popular tourist resort and Spa town. As the name suggests, the history of the town is linked with the health-giving waters. Hundreds of Victorians flocked to take to the water and you can still try the waters at the Chalybeate Spring in the Rock Park.
The buildings architecture around the town all date back to the Victorians making it feel like you've stepped back in time. Located in the heart of Wales it has a reputation as one of the country's most beautiful and breathe taking areas. The Elan Valley, with spectacular dams and reservoirs, the Brecon Beacons magnificent mountain range and the small market towns such as Hay-On-Wye and the Cardigan Bay Coast all create the contrasting yet stunning scenery.
- All coach travel
- 4 nights half board
- Entertainment on one evening
- Included: Train & boat cruise
- Services of driver/guide
- Please inform us of any special dietary needs (diabetic, gluten free, vegetarian, etc).
- Special requests are put forward to the hotel and they will do their utmost to accommodate your needs.
- Itinerary could be subject to change.
- Price Per Person
Single Room Supplement: £40.00
The Metropole Hotel and Spa
Temple Street, Llandrindod Wells, Powys, LD1 5DY.
Tel: 01597 823700
The Metropole Hotel, built in 1896, was the largest hotel in Wales upon completion and provides a great location in the heart of Wales. Each of the comfortable 122 bedrooms have en-suite bathroom and shower, colour television, direct dial telephone, trouser press, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities.
You can enjoy traditional cuisine using only the finest of local ingredients in the elegant Radnor Restaurant. There is also the Spencer's Bar and Pantry which has a more informal atmosphere if you just want a drink.
The hotel has a superb indoor leisure complex in a Victorian style conservatory. Facilities include a 54ft heated swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, steam room, beauty salon and exercise machines to help you relax after a long day.
Day 1: Depart for Llandrindod Wells
After boarding your luxury coach, we head west and over the border in to Wales, with comfort stops on route. We arrive at The Metropole Hotel where we will spend the next four nights with dinner bed and breakfast. On arrival we can relax while our cases are taken to our room.
Day 2: Abbeycwmhir House
Today we take the short drive to Abbeycwmhir House, (Included) one of Wales' most outstanding Victorian homes. The grade II listed building overlooks the ruins of the 12th Century Cistercian 'Abbey of the Long Valley' set in the beautiful Welsh countryside. Each of the 52 rooms are beautifully decorated, all individually styled and all hold collectable items. These antique and vintage items all complement the different and unique rooms, from phonographs and radios to railway memorabilia and paintings. You can have a peaceful stroll around the gardens which consist of a walled garden, lake and boathouse, waterfall and many courtyards. Make sure you look out for the gypsy caravan, shepherds hut, a row of beach huts and a vintage caravan lying among the gardens. You are free to look around at your own pace. We then return to the hotel to relax before dinner.
Day 3: Vale of Rheidol Railway
Today we take a scenic ride through beautiful Welsh countryside to Aberystwyth. Aberystwyth is the principal holiday resort of the west coast of Wales. The town is nestled between three hills and two beaches, and has some castle ruins, a pier and a harbour. The surrounding hills hold the visible remains of an Iron Age fort and also a monument to Wellington and once climbed offer stunning views of Cardigan Bay. Later we board the train to Devils Bridge. A narrow gauge heritage steam railway, opened in 1902. Runs between Aberystwyth and Devils Bridge. After arriving at Devils Bridge there will be time to explore the little town and the devils bridge, and for the more adventurous you can walk the many many steps down to the Devils Falls. Later we return to the hotel to relax before dinner.
Day 4: Boat Cruise on Brecon & Monmouthshire Canal
Today we head of to the Brecon to Spend a delightful few hours cruising through some of the most beautiful scenery in Britain lying within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Travel on the Monmouth and Brecon Canal - a historical waterway and fantastic feat of engineering, built before roads and railways. Cruise through a canal lock and over an aqueduct carrying the canal over the River Usk. A buffet lunch will be provided on board. Consists of sandwiches, pastries, welsh cakes and scones, followed by a choice of hot or cold drinks. Returning back to hotel.
After breakfast and all cases have been loaded onto the coach, we say farewell to your hosts at the Metropole Hotel, and start the journey home. With comfort stop on route we shall arrive in your local area by early evening.
The tour driver/guide will do their professional best to ensure that you enjoy this tour. It will be at their discretion to rearrange the itinerary to better the tour for your comfort.