Taste of Wales CIE Tours International

Taste of Wales

Small Group Departures Available

Welcome to Wales, Ireland’s Celtic neighbor. Begin with a visit to Manchester with its timbered houses and medieval streets. Continue to Wales where you will experience traditional farm life, stunning scenery and quaint Welsh villages. Visit might castles, the magnificent coastline, a whiskey distillery and Cardiff. End the tour with a visit to Stonehenge and the Windsor Castle.

The 9 day Taste of Wales tour from CIE Tours truly places the focus on the people, land and culture that make Wales great. Not only is this a place of magnificent beauty, it's also front and center in many important historical moments of the 20th century. Book your 9 day Taste of Wales tour from CIE Tours and discover the beauty of Wales.


9 Daysfr. $2,549

  • Cardiff Castle Banquet
  • Chester Cathedral
  • Harlech Castle
  • Penderyn Distillery
  • St David’s Cathedral
  • St Fagans National Museum of History
  • Snowdonia Train Ride
  • Stonehenge
  • Windsor Castle
  • Enjoy a light-hearted stroll with a local guide who will recount humorous tales and traditions of Tenby as you stroll around the town center and enjoy great views of the city walls and harbor.
  • Handling of one piece of luggage per person is included in the cost of all coach tours. Size should not exceed 30 x 20 x 10 inches and weight should be under 50 lbs. Luggage is carried at owner's risk throughout the tour unless insured.
  • Tips for personal services and to tour directors and drivers are not included in tour cost and left to your discretion.
  • All items of a personal nature (room service, beverages, telephone charges, laundry, special food requests, etc.) and meals not specified on the tour itinerary are not included and must be paid by the client.
  • All rates exclude airfare unless expressly noted.
  • Full daily breakfasts (except Day 1)
  • 6 dinners including a lively Welsh evening of traditional foods and entertainment, and a special farewell dinner.
  • Hallmark Hotel The Queen inChester (1 night)
  • Celtic Royal Hotel in Caernarfon (2 nights)
  • Fourcroft Hotel in Tenby (2 nights)
  • Clayton Hotel Cardiff in Cardiff (2 nights)
  • MGallery Castle Hotel in Windsor (1 night)

MANCHESTER ARRIVAL & CHESTER

Chester, United Kingdom

Tour begins 2:00 PM at your Chester hotel. Chester is about 30 miles from Manchester Airport; you’ll need to arrange a transfer. Set out on a walking tour to see medieval streets with lovely half-timbered houses and shops. Walk along part of the city walls and view Roman ruins. Also visit Chester Cathedral, which dates back to 660 AD. Enjoy a welcome drink with your group before dinner.

Dinner

Hallmark Hotel Chester The Queen

SHEEPDOGS & CONWY

Llangollen, United Kingdom

Cross into Wales and travel across the scenic Horseshoe Pass. View the scenic town of Llangollen. Immerse yourself in farm life as you watch trained dogs herding sheep. Stop for photos of St Asaph’s Cathedral, built in the 13th century.

Conwy, United Kingdom

In Conwy, a town dominated by its huge castle, take a walk around the narrow streets and see Britain’s smallest house.

Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Drive to Caernarfon for some free time before dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

Celtic Royal Hotel

Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Drive to Caernarfon for some free time before dinner.

Breakfast, Dinner

TRAM IN LLANDUDNO & NATIONAL SLATE MUSEUM

Llandudno, United Kingdom

Take a tram ride in the seaside town of Llandudno. Have lunch at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, a showcase for the best of Welsh food. Choose among the fresh, seasonal handmade food and drink from local artisan producers.

Caernarfon, United Kingdom

Tour the National Slate Museum, which relates the tough working conditions of this region’s slate industry, developed in Victorian times. Enjoy dinner at your hotel

Breakfast, Dinner

Celtic Royal Hotel

TENBY WALKING TOUR

Tenby, United Kingdom

Experience the magnificent Welsh coastline. Journey through the beautiful west Wales countryside as you head to your overnight destination of Tenby.

Breakfast, Dinner

Fourcourt Hotel

LOVESPOON WORKSHOP & PEMBROKE CASTLE

Kilgetty, United Kingdom

Drive around scenic Pembrokeshire, a region of gentle rolling hills and ragged coastline. Watch the ancient Welsh tradition of handcarving at the Lovespoon Workshop.

Pembroke, United Kingdom

Tour the imposing Pembroke Castle, a 12th-century fortress, to explore the labyrinth of passageways and towers. Enjoy some free time for lunch in Pembroke before heading to the magnificent St David’s Cathedral, named for the patron saint of Wales.

Tenby, United Kingdom

Return to Tenby for a free evening to explore and dine on your own.

Breakfast

Fourcourt Hotel

PENDERYN DISTILLERY & CARDIFF CASTLE

The Mumbles, United Kingdom

Take in views on the Gower Peninsula, and then enjoy some free time to shop and have lunch in the Mumbles.

Penderyn, United Kingdom

Journey to Penderyn Distillery to see the process of Welsh whisky production and sample the finished product.

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Head to Cardiff for a guided tour of Cardiff Castle followed by an unforgettable evening of Welsh hospitality at a traditional banquet with entertainment.

Breakfast, Dinner

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

CARDIFF SIGHTSEEING

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Enjoy a panoramic tour of the Welsh capital, then visit St Fagans National Museum of History, an open- air museum on the grounds of St Fagans Castle. After a tour of Cardiff Bay, the afternoon and evening are free for independent activities.

Breakfast

Clayton Hotel Cardiff

STONEHENGE & WINDSOR CASTLE

Stonehenge, United Kingdom

Marvel at the wonder that is Stonehenge, one of Britain's most important prehistoric sites, and learn about the primitive builders who created the enduring monument.

Windsor, United Kingdom

Continue on for a visit to Windsor Castle, the official residence of the Queen and the largest inhabited castle in the world. Enjoy dinner at your hotel.

Breakfast, Dinner

Castle Hotel

TOUR ENDS IN WINDSOR

Windsor, United Kingdom

Your program ends after breakfast.

Breakfast

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Important information:

  • All rates listed are per person based on double occupancy and are subject to change without notice. Your land package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once your deposit is received and applied to the booking, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Room configurations are subject to availability. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added.

ALL guests must carefully verify the existing identification requirements for their particular travel situation DIRECTLY WITH THEIR LOCAL CONSULATES OR EMBASSIES or with a visa service, as these requirements may change. Guests without proper documentation may be denied entry and will not be entitled to a refund
  • 70 days or more prior to departure: Forfeiture of deposit
  • 69 - 46 days prior to departure: 25% per person
  • 45 - 8 days prior to departure: 35% per person
  • 7 - 1 days prior to departure: 50% per person
  • On day of departure: 100% per person
  • All cancellations must be received in writing prior to tour departure. The cancellation policy will apply according to the date that the cancellation notification is received. The MINIMUM cancellation penalty is the deposit amount.
  • The purchase to trip cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
  • Land only “from price” is per person based on two people sharing a room together.
  • All prices are in US Dollars.
  • A non-refundable land deposit of $250 per person is required for coach tours. Deposits are required within 5 days of making the reservation. Early booking discounts require higher deposits.
  • The final payment must be made by credit card no later than 80 days prior to departure date. If payment is not received as scheduled, the reservation will automatically cancel and deposit payment become forfeit.
  • Once confirmed any revision to land tours will incur a $50 handling fee per booking. If clients cancel from one tour and rebook on another tour or another date, a cancellation fee may apply. Revisions are not permitted within 14 days of departure or once documents have been issued.
  • Documents will be shipped by U.P.S. ground service approximately 21 days prior to departure provided full payment has been received. If documents are required earlier, sufficient notice id required to arrange for early delivery by regular service. Late bookings will incur an express service delivery charge.
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