Private Tour to Wales by Firebird

Private Tour to Wales by Firebird

Caernarfon Castle, Wales
Llandudno, Wales
Big Ben, London
London Eye

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Trip Overview

Experience the enchanting beauty of England and Wales. During your 7-day trip discover the highlights of the bustling capital of the United Kingdom, London, and see the best of inspiring Cardiff, Llandudno & Conwy. As an unforgettable hallmark of the trip traverse the breathtaking Valleys of Wales, explore Snowdonia National Park and rise to the peak of Mount Snowdon.

Tour type:
Private tour
Tour rating:
4.8 / 5, Based on
  • HOTELS
  • 4-star central hotels
    Standard rooms
    6 nights
  • TRANSPORT
  • Airport/railway station transfers
    Private transfers
    First class train journey
  • SIGHTSEEING
  • 4 guided city tours
    Snowdonia
    Exceptional tour guides
  • MEALS
  • 6 breakfasts

Day-by-Day

Day 1

Arrival to London

Welcome to the incredible capital of the United Kingdom - London! Upon arrival, your driver meets you at the airport and assists you to your hotel for check-in.

The rest of the day is free so you can start exploring the magnificent city center on your own, dine in one of the local restaurants or take a good rest in your comfortable room.

For the afternoon activity, we would recommend visiting The British Museum or the National Gallery.

 

Day 2

Royal London

Following breakfast in your hotel, you begin to explore the iconic landmarks of London. We have booked a 2-day pass for London tube for you, so you can experience famous London transportation system and save time on traffic.

Together with your professional guide, you begin your tour with the legendary Tower of London. Your tour continues with a walk to the absolutely unmissable must-sees of the city: the 700-year-old Westminster Abbey and one of London's most famous landmarks - the Houses of Parliament's iconic clock tower Big Ben, officially known as Elizabeth Tower.

After the tour, you return back to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to explore London.

 

Day 3

Trip to Cardiff & City Tour

After breakfast check out from the hotel. Your driver takes you to the rail station where you board a train that takes you to the capital of Wales - Cardiff. Upon arrival, your driver meets you and takes you to your centrally located hotel to drop your luggage. After a short rest meet tour guide in the lobby for a walking tour of Cardiff.

Your circular walking tour of the city center begins at the Pettigrew Tea Room. Today you visit the world famous Animal Wall and gothic revival castle, stroll through a lovely Victorian shopping arcade and Cardiff’s bustling indoor market. After a glimpse of the old Glamorganshire canal, you carry on to the beautiful Bute Park.

After a short tea/coffee break head down the river Taff by water bus to Mermaid Quay, passing Cardiff Arms Park and the Millennium Stadium on the way. You also see the picturesque Norwegian Church, Scott memorial and the Pierhead Building.

Following a lunch break, carry on to Cardiff Castle - one of Wales’ leading heritage attractions and a site of international significance. Located in the heart of the capital, within beautiful parklands, the Castle’s walls and fairytale towers conceal 2,000 years of history. During your House Tour, you see some of the fabulous interiors in the Castle Apartments including The Winter Smoking Room, The Nursery, Lord Bute’s Bedroom and the Roof Garden. You may carry on to the Clock Tower under request as it does have many uneven and steep steps.

After the tour, you are walked back to your hotel that is minutes away from this historical monument. The rest of the day is at leisure.

 

Day 4

Trip to the Valleys & Snowdonia

Today following breakfast you check out from your hotel and meet your guide and driver for an unforgettable trip to the amazing sites and nature that Wales is famous for. They say that you haven’t visited Wales until you’ve been to the Valleys – the Heart and Soul of Wales.

Leaving from Cardiff you definitely stop for 'Bunch of Grapes' - the best award-winning Welsh pub with great food making traditions. After having a nibble carry on towards the highlight of the day - Breacon Mountain railway! This is a picturesque journey on a traditional steam train that takes you to magnificent sights, including the Taf Fechan valley and reservoir. Built through the Brecon Beacons using steep gradients, the Torpantau tunnel located at 1313-ft above sea level is the highest railway tunnel in Great Britain.

Then carry on to Waterfall Country - one of the most beautiful and popular parts of the Brecon Beacons National Park. Visit a few waterfalls and continue to Penderyn Distillery that is the only distillery in Wales and among the smallest distilleries in the world.

After an adventurous day, your stop for tonight is Portmeirion, a charming village near Snowdonia that will take you back in time!

 

Day 5

Snowdonia National Park Trip

In the morning after breakfast, you are met by your driver guide and go on an amazing day trip to the amazing Snowdonia National Park area.

Your day starts with a short drive to the Caernarfon Castle where princes are crowned even today! You see the petite fishing town of Caernarfon, wrapped within the castle’s mighty stone walls and the Castle itself, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Then continue to the stunning Snowdon Peak! Upon arrival to Llanberis's, located at the foot of Mount Snowdon, you take the old steam tram up to the peak. Your journey takes about an hour and a half but it is worth a while and views are amazing. Up the peak, you'll find the visitor's center and a viewing platform. Your driver then takes you back to your hotel in the coastal town of Llandudno.

 

Day 6

Llandudno & Conwy City Tours

After breakfast meet your guide and driver and enjoy a walking city tour of beautiful Llandudno.

The town has maintained its traditional and authentic charm. The Victorian seaside resort has much to offer, so today you can take a leisurely walk along its promenade, or travel up to a summit of the Great Orme to see incredible views of its surrounding mountains and coastal towns. One of the highlights of your tour is a ride on an old tram.

Your tour then continues to Conwy. Here you visit the famous 13th-century castle and the smallest house in Great Britain.

After the sightseeing, you are taken back to your hotel just by the beach to enjoy the sunset.

 

Day 7

Departure from Manchester

Today is the last day of your adventure. Your driver meets you in the hotel lobby and takes you to the Manchester airport for your departure. We wish you a safe flight and hope to see you again on our tours!

  • Optional extension: If you wish to continue your journey, we recommend to visit Liverpool, York or even Scotland.


Hotels

6 nights in centrally-located 4-star hotels

  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Always included:

  • Central location close to major sights
  • Buffet breakfasts
  • Free WiFi
  • Spacious beds

  • Accommodation in centrally located hotels in London, Cardiff, Portmeiron & Llandudno;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • First class train tickets London - Cardiff;
  • Professional English-speaking guides and drivers;
  • Sightseeing tours according to the itinerary;
  • Entrances as per program;
  • Airport and railway station transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • All tourist fees and taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: international flights, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses

Tour Highlights

  • Four guided city tours of London, Cardiff, Llandudno and Conwy
  • A day trip to Snowdonia National Park
  • A trip on a steam train
  • A visit to Animal Wall
  • A visit to Penderyn Distillery (one of the smallest in the world)

What to Know

  • It rains a lot in England throughout the year, so it is worth bringing a water-resistant jacket and an umbrella
  • The currency in the UK is Pound Sterling. Most of the places accept credit/debit card payments, and there are plenty of ATMs available. Although, to avoid any local currency exchange fees we suggest preparing some cash prior the trip

Dates & Rates

Package type Price
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$3,445
Deposit $689
Single traveler
$5,055
Deposit $1,011
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Package type Price
Regular package
based on double occupancy
$3,445
Deposit $689
Single traveler
$5,055
Deposit $1,011

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Maggie Dylann

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October 16, 2016

We had a top-notch tour to the UK. Even more than top-notch, "ace" as the locals say!

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