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Check into your hotel. At 6 pm, meet your Tour Director and traveling companions for a welcome dinner at your hotel.
Explore North Wales on the way to Caernarvon where the castle saw the investiture of Charles as Prince of Wales. Drive over spectacular Llanberis Pass and through Snowdonia National Park to the pretty village of Betws-y-Coed. Your overnight destination is picturesque Llangollen, home of an annual international contest for poets and musicians.
Today’s Distance: 160 mi / 258 km
A day dedicated to the splendor of mid Wales with its rolling hills, open moorland and forests. Stop in the pretty market town of Builth Wells before you head south through Brecon Beacons National Park, land of salmon rivers and the Welsh mountain pony. In Cardiff, an orientation drive features all the major attraction and a guided tour of CARDIFF CASTLE reveals its history of invasions, abductions, and conflicts over the past 2,000 years. Later, you may choose to join an optional excursion with dinner and entertainment at a local pub.
Today’s Distance: 139 mi / 223 km
This morning’s main highlight is a visit to the LF open-air NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HISTORY in St. Fagans, where you will see many historic buildings brought from all over Wales and learn about the architecture, culture and lifestyle of the Welsh people. Back in Cardiff, time on your own to explore the Welsh capital this afternoon.
Cross the spectacular Prince of Wales Bridge into England to visit the intriguing prehistoric monument of STONEHENGE. Explore the visitor center with its imaginative exhibitions, then take the shuttle to the stone circle and admire the magnificence of the monument up close. After returning to London in the afternoon, how about taking in one of London’s West End theater shows?
Today’s Distance: 176 mi / 284 km
After a hearty English breakfast, morning sightseeing with a Local Guide includes all the famous landmarks: the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben beside the Thames River, Westminster Abbey, Whitehall’s mounted horseguards and the Prime Minister’s Downing Street residence, Piccadilly Circus, and Buckingham Palace. The highlight is a visit to ST. PAUL’S CATHEDRAL, Sir Christopher Wren’s masterpiece built between 1675 and 1708. Free time in the afternoon for independent activities. Later, how about an optional farewell dinner, followed by a cruise on the Thames River?
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative hotels of a similar standard to those shown.
The hotel is just minutes from key landmarks like the Central Library, Manchester Art Gallery and the Central Manchester Convention Centre. It has 265 bedrooms in total, a Bar&Kitchen and All Day Costa Coffee bar. The rooms are well lit, spacious and have free WiFi, flat screen TV with freeview, air-conditioning, hair dryer, tea and coffee refreshment dock and bathroom with complimentary toiletries.
The hotel is situated in the Vale of Llangollen, North Wales, just a short walk from the town centre. It combines the traditional charm and attractive original features of a 19th-century building with the contemporary comfortable dining and SPA facilities. All the bedrooms have a digital television, hairdryer, tea and coffee facilities, direct dial telephone and free WIFI in all arears.
Mercure Cardiff Holland House Hotel and Spa is a modern hotel situated in the vibrant capital city of Wales, Cardiff, with 165 bedrooms. All of the sights and attractions of Cardiff are within walking distance such as the iconic Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle.
One of the newest hotels in central London, the 494-room property is situated within walking distance of top London attractions, including the London Eye, the London Dungeons and the Imperial War Museum. The Florentine Restaurant serves a Brasserie-style menu; the bar features the best of British bubbles and craft beers as well as a range of signature cocktails; and for a relaxing cup of coffee, head to the illy Caffè bar. The hotel also boasts a fitness centre and a heated swimming pool. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available for guests throughout the hotel.
Our expert Tour Directors help you get the most out of every place you visit - and have a 96% customer satisfaction rating.
We’re delighted to have achieved the Good Housekeeping Reader Recommended endorsement for customer experience.
We are a member of ABTA and our flight-inclusive holidays are protected by ATOL. If your holiday is cancelled for any reason, you’ll receive a full refund.