Wild Wales

Wales, the land of dragons, 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.

  • June 23-July 2, 2024 (10-day land tour)
  • Cardiff, Tenby, St. David’s, The Gower Peninsula, Snowdonia National Park, Caernarfon Castle and much more
  • From $4000 per person


Day 1 | Macdonald Windsor

Arrival and Windsor Castle

Arrive at Heathrow airport where you’ll meet your driver at the arrivals hall before setting into your 4-star hotel located next door to Windsor Castle. Take an afternoon tour of Windsor Castle, the oldest and largest occupied castle in the world and the official residence of His Majesty The King. Enjoy a welcome dinner at a Guidester favorite local pub.

Day 2 | Cardiff Coal Exchange

Tintern Abbey and Caerphilly Castle

Have a hearty breakfast before heading 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.

Day 3 | Cardiff Coal Exchange

Cardiff City

Enjoy a morning walking tour through the historic city center of Cardiff, the capital of Wales, including a visit to Cardiff Castle, a 2,000-year-old fortress with a Norman keep and Victorian Gothic revival mansion inside. The rest of the afternoon is yours to explore this wonderful city with plenty of shopping, sightseeing, and cultural sights to enjoy.

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 surfing, hiking, and beach lovers. Have lunch at the Kings Head Inn, a historic pub with a cozy atmosphere. Tour the impressive Pembroke Castle, the birthplace of Henry VII and one of the most impressive castles in Wales. Check into your 4-star waterfront hotel along the Welsh coast, your home for the next two nights.

Day 5 | Tŷ Milford Waterfront

St. David’s and Tenby

Drive through Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Britain’s only coastal national park and home to spectacular scenery and wildlife. Visit St. David’s Cathedral, a magnificent medieval church set in a lush landscape, and the final resting place of Wales’ patron saint featuring many ancient relics. Enjoy an afternoon tour and free time in Tenby, a medieval walled town with colorful buildings, sandy beaches, an old fort, and a quaint harbor.

Day 6 | Ty'n Rhos Country House Caernarfon

Aberystwyth and Harlech Castle

Today, we head to Northern Wales with wonderful planned stops en route. Visit Harlech Castle, a World Heritage Site perched on a cliff overlooking the sea famous for its role in the Wars of the Roses. Stop at Aberystwyth for lunch, a gorgeous seaside town with a Victorian promenade, a ruined castle, and a funicular railway. Check into your beautiful country house hotel situated at the base of Snowdonia, your home for the next three nights.

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. Visit Caernarfon Castle, a World Heritage Site and one of the most impressive castles in Wales. The dramatic castle was built by 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.

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. This area of outstanding natural beauty boasts dramatic mountains, lakes, forests, and waterfalls. The song “Stairway to Heaven” by Led Zeppelin was written here in the area around Snowdonia. You’ll have the option to hike up the wide open rugged terrain, or you can take a train ride to the summit of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales and England.

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 luscious final farewell meal with the group at a local restaurant.

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!

Dates and Prices

Tour Dates:
June 23-July 2, 2024 (land only) 

Double: $4,200 per person* 4,000 per person
Single: $5,100 per person* 4,900 per person
*Receive the $200.00 off ‘Early Bird Special’ if booked by November 1st, 2023. 

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
  • 14 meals (9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, and 4 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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