Our super packaged tour of South Wales includes visits to some of the region's most popular attractions including a Monmouthshire day with Tintern Abbey, the Brecon Mountain Railway and The Royal Mint, where we will have the opportunity to strike our own coins!
Detailed Overview

Hotel

4* Parkway Hotel & Spa, Cwmbran, Gwent

The quality Parkway Hotel & Spa is located just north of Newport about 17 miles from Cardiff, set in its own grounds, surrounded by green parkland. The hotel has 80 tastefully decorated bedrooms (35 rooms on the ground floor) with all containing a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The public areas are very spacious, including a bar that features an open fire and a cosy lounge. The elegant and intimate restaurant serves a carvery menu and you have full use of the extensive leisure facilities which include an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna.

• Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Coffee Shop • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Free Wi-Fi • Complimentary bottles of water • Hairdryer • Telephone • Heated Towel rail • TV with Free view • Iron & Ironing board • Fan • 24-hour room service • Complimentary Toiletries • Residents lounge • Beauty Room • Spa Treatments (additional costs) • Outside Boules, Badminton, Chess, Table Tennis & Croquet • Snooker Table • Indoor swimming pool • Spa bath • Sauna • Steam Room •

Price Includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course carvery menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Free use of leisure facilities

  • Live musical entertainment

  • Guided factory experience & Exhibition of The Royal Mint Experience

  • Entrance to Tintern Abbey

  • Brecon Mountain Railway return journey

  • Guided Tour & Tasting at Penderyn Distillery, Aberdare

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2

The Royal Mint Experience & Cardiff
This morning, we enjoy a guided tour of The Royal Mint Experience, where we see how metal becomes coins, observe the striking hall and even have the opportunity to strike your own coin (extra charge). We spend the afternoon in Cardiff, where we enjoy free time.

Day 3

Tintern Abbey & Monmouthshire
Today we visit iconic Tintern Abbey, nestled on the pretty banks of the River Wye. We have time to explore the remarkable remains of this once jewel in the monastic crown, founded in 1131 by Cistercian monks. Once a masterpiece of British Gothic architecture its great west front is still breath-taking today and much photographed. We then head to the county town of Monmouth. Monmouth is home to the Castle & Military Museum, Kymin Hill, St Mary's Priory Church and the Shire Hall.

Day 4

Brecon Mountain Railway & Penderyn Distillery
This morning, we embark on a 6-mile return vintage steam train journey from Pant to Torpantau on the Brecon Mountain Railway. We journey along the Taf Fechan Reservoir before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons. Our trip includes a 35-minute stop at Pontsticill station where there is a lakeside café and Steam Museum. We have free time for lunch back at Pant Station's Tearoom and time to visit the locomotive workshop before heading to the famous Penderyn Distillery where we enjoy a guided tour and tasting.

Day 5

After breakfast we make our way home.

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