The natural beauty of the Pembrokeshire coast and the Gower peninsula are famed all over the world. Glorious sandy beaches and seemingly endless rugged coastline give way to the Preseli Hills, historic towns and little villages. We stay in Carmarthen for our tour, ideal for visiting this delightful corner of Wales.
Detailed Overview


3* The Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen


This historic hotel is located in the centre of the Welsh town of Carmarthen. Once the favoured retreat of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, this hotel has been sympathetically extended over the years.

• Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Tea/coffee in room • Television • Telephone • Wi-Fi • Iron • Wake up Service/alarm clock • Hairdryer • Sauna • There is a lift to all floors, but please note there are steps to some rooms from the lift •

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Tea/coffee and Welsh cake on arrival

  • Harpist or pianist on one evening

  • One further night evening entertainment

  • Picton Castle & Woodland garden

  • Gower Peninsula guided tour with cream tea

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We travel to Carmarthen, arriving late afternoon at our hotel.

Day 2

Tenby & Picton Castle
We travel to Tenby, with its old town walls, interesting little side streets and superb beaches, Tenby is a popular holiday resort and where we'll stay for lunch (not included). Afterwards we visit Picton Castle and Woodland Garden which is regarded as Pembrokeshire's finest stately home and gardens situated close to the estuary of the Cleddau River. There are 40 acres of some of the most beautiful gardens and grounds in West Wales.

Day 3

Swansea Bay & Gower Peninsula
We head south through Kidwelly to the picture postcard resort of Mumbles, on Swansea Bay. We have time to explore and obtain lunch before a short drive to the Gower Peninsula. Our guide tours us through the unspoilt scenery of the famed 'area of outstanding natural beauty' and we return to the Heritage Centre and enjoy a Gower Cream Tea.

Day 4

St. David's
Today our excursion takes us to St Bride's Bay and Newgale Sands to the magical place of St. David's, birthplace of the patron saint of Wales. St. David's has a beautiful Cathedral, the smallest in Great Britain, well worth a visit. From St. David's we head around the Preseli Mountains back to hotel.

Day 5

After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.

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