Discover the secrets of the ancient Forest of Dean and the beautiful Wye Valley on this five-day tour. Visit the enchanting Tintern Abbey, scenic Chepstow Castle and enjoy the surrounding countryside and charming villages.
Detailed Overview

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3 course dinner menu with 3 choices per course

  • Welcome glass of fruit juice on arrival

  • 3 nights of live entertainment

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Entrance to Tintern Abbey

  • Entrance to Chepstow Castle

  • Return journey on the Dean Forest Railway

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

Today, we travel to our hotel and are welcomed with a refreshing glass of fruit juice.

Day 2

Wye Valley & Tintern Abbey
Enjoy a scenic drive along the beautiful Wye Valley as we make our way to the pretty village of Tintern. Here we visit the spectacular remains of the gothic Tintern Abbey, and spend time at leisure visiting the craft and antique shops or have some light refreshment. We then wend our way to Symonds Yat, an iconic spot which straddles the River Wye and has the most spectacular river views. Later in the afternoon, we visit the historic market town of Ross-on-Wye, with its stunning Market House, galleries, independent shops and riverside eateries.

Day 3

Chepstow & Dean Forest Railway
We begin the day with a visit to Chepstow Castle, which offers breathtaking views across the Wye Valley. After exploring the
town we travel to Norchard, for the Dean Forest Railway. Enjoy a visit to the museum and locomotive restoration shed before rounding off the day with a journey on a steam or heritage diesel train; a wonderful way to experience the medieval Forest of Dean.

Day 4

Brecon Beacons, Hay-on-Wye & Ledbury
Today, we discover the magnificence of the Brecon Beacons. We travel to the traditional town of Brecon before stopping for lunch in the pretty town of Hay-on-Wye. Take time to explore the stalls of its vibrant local market. We make our way back to the hotel via Ledbury, stopping to admire the timbered buildings along Ledbury High Street.

Day 5

We begin our journey home.

Other Information

Hotel

3* Bells Hotel & Country Club, Coleford

Positioned in a peaceful location on a hill with beautiful views over the Wye Valley, the hotel boasts a county standard bowling green and an 18-hole golf course (both payable locally.) Bedrooms combines traditional, elegant style with convenient modern facilities to ensure your stay is as relaxing and indulgent as possible.

• Lounge • Bar • 18-hole Golf Course (Payable) • Bowling green (Payable) • Forest activities (Payable) • Hair & Beauty salon (Payable) • Tea/coffee in room • Television • Telephone • Limited Wi-Fi • Hairdryer •

Please note: There is no lift but ground floor rooms can be requested, subject to availability.

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