Wild Wales

Wales is a destination that will truly surprise you. Set off on a 10-day adventure through Wild Wales, known for its beautiful landscapes, lush green valleys, medieval castles (more than any country in the world), rolling hills of sheep, and postcard-pretty market towns.

  • Dates: June 23-July 2, 2024
  • 10 Days | 16 Meals
  • From $4200 per person
  • Cardiff City, walled town of Tenby, St. David’s, The Gower Peninsula, Snowdonia National Park, Caernarfon Castle, and more!


Day 1 | Macdonald Windsor

Arrival and Windsor Castle

Upon your arrival at Heathrow Airport, a dedicated driver will warmly greet you at the arrivals hall headed to your luxurious 4-star hotel, conveniently situated adjacent to the magnificent Windsor Castle. Later in the day, delve into the rich history of Windsor Castle with an immersive afternoon tour. As the oldest and largest occupied castle globally, Windsor serves as the esteemed residence of His Majesty The King. To embrace the local charm, savor a delightful welcome dinner at one of Guidester’s beloved nearby pubs. B, D

B = Breakfasts L = Lunches D = Dinners

Day 2 | Cardiff Coal Exchange

Tintern Abbey and Caerphilly Castle

After a hearty breakfast we head to Wales. Our first stop is Offa’s Dyke, a 1200-year-old earthwork that marks the ancient border between England and Wales. Visit Tintern Abbey, a stunning ruin of a Gothic monastery on the banks of the River Wye, where we will stop for lunch. Continue to Caerphilly Castle, one of the largest and best-preserved medieval castles in Britain. Arrive in Cardiff, capital of Wales, and check into your 4-star hotel in the city’s bustling waterfront area for two nights. B

Day 3 | Cardiff Coal Exchange

Cardiff City

Embark on a captivating morning stroll through Cardiff’s historic city center, the vibrant heart of Wales’ capital. Delve into the rich history with a visit to Cardiff Castle, a magnificent 2,000-year-old fortress boasting a blend of Norman keep and Victorian Gothic revival mansion. Following this enriching exploration, the afternoon opens up for your personal discovery of this splendid city. Unleash your wanderlust with abundant shopping, myriad sightseeing opportunities, and a tapestry of cultural marvels awaiting your exploration. B, D

Day 4 | Tŷ Milford Waterfront

The Gower Peninsula and Pembroke Castle

After breakfast, check out of your hotel and drive to the gorgeous county of Pembrokeshire. Enroute visit the Gower Peninsula, Britain’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a popular destination for hiking, biking, and beach lovers. Relish a delightful lunch break at the charming Kings Head Inn, a historic pub exuding a warm and inviting ambiance. Later, delve into history with a tour of the awe-inspiring Pembroke Castle, a monumental fortress and the esteemed birthplace of Henry VII, offering a glimpse into Wales’ storied past. Check into your 4-star waterfront hotel along the Welsh coast, your home for the next two nights. B, L

Day 5 | Tŷ Milford Waterfront

St. David’s and Tenby

Drive through Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Britain’s only coastal national park renowned for its spectacular scenery and wildlife. Explore the grandeur of St. David’s Cathedral, an awe-inspiring medieval church nestled within lush surroundings. This serene site serves as the eternal resting place of Wales’ revered patron saint and houses an array of ancient relics. Later, immerse yourself in the charm of Tenby, a medieval town ensconced within ancient walls. Wander amidst its vividly painted buildings, stroll along sandy beaches, discover an ancient fort, and soak in the quaint allure of its harbor during an afternoon tour and leisure time. B

Day 6 | Ty'n Rhos Country House Caernarfon

Aberystwyth and Harlech Castle

Today, we venture towards Northern Wales, making captivating stops along the way. Begin by exploring the imposing Harlech Castle, an esteemed World Heritage Site seated atop a cliff, commanding breathtaking views of the sea. Celebrated for its significant role in the Wars of the Roses, this castle stands as a poignant testament to Welsh history. Following this historical immersion, pause for a delightful lunch break in Aberystwyth, a picturesque coastal town adorned with a Victorian promenade, a captivating ruined castle, and a charming funicular railway. As the day draws to a close, settle into your enchanting country house hotel nestled at the foot of Snowdonia. Here, amidst scenic surroundings, you’ll find your beautiful, humble abode for the next three nights. B, D

Day 7 | Ty'n Rhos Country House Caernarfon

Caernarfon and Conwy

Explore the northwest coast of Wales, a bastion of history, natural beauty, and Welsh culture where you’ll often hear the ancient native language spoken. Enjoy a tour of Caernarfon Castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive castles in Britain. The dramatic castle was built by the English King Edward I in the late 13th century as part of his conquest of Wales, and served as the site of King Charles’ investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969. Next, head to Conwy, another World Heritage Site that boasts another stunning castle, a picturesque harbor, and the smallest house in Britain. We conclude this splendid day at Llandudno, a Victorian seaside resort that features a wide promenade, a historic pier, and a cable car with spectacular views across the sea. B, D

Day 8 | Ty'n Rhos Country House Caernarfon

Snowdonia National Park

After breakfast, enjoy a full day exploring Snowdonia National Park, the first national park in Wales. Revel in the unparalleled beauty of this remarkable landscape adorned with majestic mountains, serene lakes, enchanting forests, and cascading waterfalls. Did you know? The iconic song “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin drew inspiration from the picturesque surroundings of Snowdonia. Immerse yourself in the charm of the idyllic village of Beddgelert, nestled amidst this natural wonderland. Then, behold the awe-inspiring vistas of the National Park and embark on a nostalgic journey aboard an old steam train ascending to the summit of Mt. Snowdon, the loftiest peak in both Wales and England. Experience nature at its most majestic from this breathtaking vantage point. B, D

Day 9 | Macdonald Windsor


Check out of your hotel and drive back to Windsor with a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon. Stop for lunch and time to explore the classic medieval market town in England’s West Midlands, which was the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Possibly the most famous writer in the English language, Shakespeare is known for his sonnets and plays such as ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘Hamlet’. Arrive in Windsor to check into your hotel next to the castle. In the evening, savor a tasty final farewell meal with the group at a local restaurant. B, D

Day 10

Depart for Home

Enjoy a final hearty breakfast as we depart for the airport to say our goodbyes with new friends and fond memories of Wild Wales! B

Dates and Prices

Tour Dates:
June 23-July 2, 2024 (10-day land tour) 

Double: 4,200 per person
Single: 5,100 per person

Deposit: $250 per person
To reserve your place please follow the link below to signup. The tour manager will then contact you to complete your reservation and tour deposit.

What's Included

  • A small group of just 15-20 people
  • 9 nights premium, centrally-located accommodation
  • Full-time services of expert tour host Jack Baumann with over 15 years of travel experience.
  • Private Transportation by luxury motor coach with driver and tour director
  • Personal Guidester travel guide that will help you explore in your free time
  • Airport transfers to and from hotel on arrival and departure
  • 16 meals (9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 6 dinners)
  • Welcome dinner at a local pub in Windsor
  • Tour of Windsor Castle
  • Entry to Caerphilly Castle
  • Guided walking tour of Cardiff City and entry into Cardiff Castle
  • Tour the scenic Gower Peninsula
  • Visit coastal hamlet of Rhossili
  • Lunch at King's Head Inn overlooking gorgeous landscape
  • Entry to Pembroke Castle
  • Guided walking tour of the walled town of Tenby
  • Scenic drive through Pembrokeshire National Coastline
  • Tour of St. David's Cathedral
  • Visit coastal town of Aberystwyth
  • Entry to Harlech Castle
  • Entry to Caernarfon Castle
  • Tour of walled town of Conwy and entry to Conwy Castle
  • Full day tour through Snowdonia National Park
  • Guided walking tour of Stratford-upon-Avon


All of your premium hotels are included on tour. Hand selected 4-star and 5-star accommodations are perfectly situated in each destination, and private transfers to and from the airport are included in your tour experience.

Night 1: Macdonald Hotel, Windsor

Ideally situated 4-star hotel located just 2 minutes' walk from the gates of Windsor Castle and in the centre of the shopping parade, Macdonald Windsor Hotel.

Nights 2-3: Cardiff Coal Exchange Hotel, Cardiff

The Coal Exchange Hotel is a historic, grade II listed luxury hotel situated 450 yards from Cardiff Bay.

Nights 4-5: Tŷ Milford Waterfront Hotel, Milford Haven

Enjoy a relaxed stay at the stylish Tŷ Milford Waterfront 4-star hotel. Overlooking the marina this stunning location is the perfect base to explore West Wales.

Nights 6-8: Ty'n Rhos Country House, Caernarfon

Set in the tranquil foothills of Snowdonia just outside Caernarfon, the grand Country House is a 5-star guesthouse with the perfect balance of beauty and luxury.

Night 9: Macdonald Hotel, Windsor

Ideally situated 4-star hotel located just 2 minutes' walk from the gates of Windsor Castle and in the centre of the shopping parade, Macdonald Windsor Hotel.


Tour members will fly in and out of London Heathrow (LHR) arriving June 23rd and departing July 2nd— unless you decide to do a pre or post stay. Optional Flights - To allow for maximum flexibility your flight arrangements are not included. Your tour host can assist with booking airfare as requested, shopping out the best rates and flight schedules.

Welsh Sheep
Kings Head Inn
Caernarfon Castle
Pembroke Castle
Snowdonia National Park
Harlech Castle

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Having taken 3 trips with Jack, I always appreciate the attention to detail and quality that Jack has for the trips he leads. Time is balanced between scheduled, group events and free time to explore the city, using the guide we’re provided before the trip begins. It’s clear that Jack has a love of all things Europe, which he works to impart onto those on the trip.
Adam B.
We had a sensational “trip of a lifetime” with Jack at Guidester traveling to Rome, Tuscany and Bologna. Jack was so knowledgeable and accommodating; he is certainly a “master at his craft”! Because of his insight, we not only saw the sights, we experienced them! We plan to travel with Jack again in the future and highly recommend his services - he knows all the local secrets!
Lori T.
There is no way I could have put together the adventure that Jack organized for us on the taste of Italy tour. To pack so much in, not feel rushed, have amazing place to stay just would not have happened I have always been a do it yourself person no matter what it is on this occasion at a friends advice joined Jacks tour. The experience exceeded my expectations fro the first hotel to the last day of departure. The advice on what to see when to see where to eat what sights to prioritize was invaluable in using my vacation time in the best way possible. Jack I also appreciated the personal time you were able to give everyone and the individual attention to their interest. Well done and thank you!
Jim F.
"Jack did an amazing job organizing and leading our tour of Ireland. We enjoyed it so much that we're going to Scotland with him next year."
Chris C.
Jack did a fantastic job preparing our trip plans so all we had to do was go, have fun and no stress. All sightseeing was well organized. I would highly recommend Jack for your next adventure.
Sue H.
Jack provided a very personalized 10 day tour to Italy. It was well thought out from a scheduling perspective and the hotels, restaurants and tours were top-notch. This was easy to say "yes" to and I had to do no planning beyond booking a round-trip flight (and Jack even told me exactly which flights to book). I felt it was value-added is so many ways. Every day was an adventure and a joy and Jack with his calm and friendly nature was right with plenty of guidance. It was a perfect blend of history, culture and just "getting away from it all." I highly recommend Jack and his personalized Guidester tours and look forward to another one in the future.
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