Detailed Overview

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 and Exhibition of The Royal Mint Experience

  • Entrance to Tintern Abbey

  • Brecon Mountain Railway return journey

  • Guided Tour and Tasting at Penderyn Distillery, Aberdare

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel in time for tea/coffee and dinner.

Day 2

The Royal Mint Experience & Cardiff
This morning, we enjoy a guided tour of The Royal Mint. We see coins being crafted, observe the striking hall and even have the opportunity to strike our own coins (extra charge). We spend the afternoon in Cardiff. Enjoy time at leisure to explore the city's Victorian shopping arcades or beautiful Cardiff Castle.

Day 3

Tintern Abbey & Monmouthshire
Today we visit the iconic ruins of Tintern Abbey, nestled on the pretty banks of the River Wye. Explore the remarkable Remains, founded in 1131 by Cistercian monks. Once a masterpiece of British Gothicarchitecture its great west front is still breathtaking today. We then head to the county town of Monmouth; home to the Castle & Military Museum, Kymin Hill, St Mary's Priory Church and the Shire Hall.

Day 4

Brecon Mountain Railway & Penderyn Distillery
Brecon Mountain Railway & Penderyn Distillery
This morning, we enjoy a 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 Tearoom and time to visit the locomotive workshop. To round off our day, we head to the famous Penderyn Distillery, where we enjoy a guided tour and tasting.

Day 5

After breakfast we make our way home.

Other Information

Hotel

4* Parkway Hotel & Spa, Cwmbran

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 • TV with Free view • 24-hour room service • Complimentary Toiletries • Residents lounge • Beauty Room • Spa Treatments (additional costs) • Indoor swimming pool • Spa bath • Sauna • Steam Room •

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