Departs: Sunday 18th September 2022 | 5 Days
Heart of Wales
Tour Price: £479.00 per person
Your Holiday Centre
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
- Guided tour Elan Valley
- Train ride
- Boat cruise with buffet lunch
- 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
(Only 6 rooms)
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 our 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 en 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: Elan Valley
Today we escape to the Elan Valley and its Visitors Centre, a world away from normal life, for a coach tour by a local Ranger for 1.5 hrs. Taking in the best parts of this wonderful area. This also includes entrance to the Visitors Centre. This beautiful and unspoilt area made even more compelling by the Dams and Reservoirs which together create a wonderful living landscape. Later explore Llandrindod Wells, whose towers and ornate ironwork reflect its heyday as a Victorian spa town.
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 Vale of Rheidol steam railway 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.
Day 5: Depart for Home
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 en route we shall arrive in your local area by late afternoon.
The 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.