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Mumbling around Swansea and Tenby – NEW GROUP TOUR

  • Tenby from the air ©Crown Copyright (2016) Visit Wales

    Swansea Tenby (featuring Tenby harbour) Aerial Pembrokeshire South Towns & Villages
  • Swansea Marina ©CCSRP

    Swansea Swansea Marina ©CCSRP
  • Part of the National Botanic Garden of Wales ©NBG

    Swansea Llanarthne National Botanic Garden of Wales Tourist Attractions
  • The Mirror Pool at the National Botanic Garden © C. Baglow

    Swansea National Botanic Garden - The Mirror Pool ©C. Baglow
  • The view over Mumbles from Oystermouth Castle ©Crown copyright (2016) Visit Wales

    Swansea View from gatehouse over Mumbles Oystermouth Castle SAMN: GM007 GR: SS613883 Mumbles Swansea Castle Medieval Defence
  • Bracelet Bay on the Gower peninsula ©Crown-copyright-2016-Visit-Wales.

    Swansea Bracelet Bay looking west Gower Peninsula Swansea County South Coastal Scenery
4 day tour
From £195 per person

This new four-day tour gives opportunities to explore the beauty of The Gower peninsula, enjoy the peace and calm of the National Botanic Garden of Wales, and discover Swansea and the Mumbles. Take a tour of the spectacular and picturesque Gower peninsula, Britain’s first designated ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’, and Rhossili Bay, and visit Swansea and the Bay,  browse the famous traditional market with Welsh gifts and local produce. The tour will also take you to delightful Mumbles, a pretty Victorian seaside resort, postcard Tenby, a picturesque harbour town with cobbled streets to wander, and the award-winning National Botanic Garden of Wales.


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to the Swansea area

Use the impressive Severn Crossing and the M4, or perhaps take a more leisurely journey along the picturesque Heads of the Valleys road.

Day 2

Swansea, Mumbles and The Gower Peninsula

Enjoy the morning exploring Swansea’s bustling city centre with its famous traditional market. Browse among 100 stalls offering everything from fresh local produce to traditional Welsh gifts, or take away a bag of hot Welsh cakes, served fresh from the griddle. Then walk through to Swansea’s maritime quarter where the free-to-enter National Waterfront Museum tells the human story of Welsh industry and innovation now, and over the past 300 years. At the end of the morning the coach will take you along to the picturesque, Victorian seaside resort of Mumbles, now a cosy and cosmopolitan destination. After free time to explore the area, we head for the Gower Heritage Centre for an afternoon discovering The Gower peninsula, Britain’s first designated ‘Area of Outstanding Beauty’. After time at the Heritage Centre the coach will take you (with an option for a tour guide) around the peninsular, revealing ancient sites, monuments and castles.

Day 3

Tenby and the National Botanic Garden of Wales

We head west into Pembrokeshire to the pretty seaside resort and fishing port of Tenby. There’s time to explore the cobbled streets and perhaps enjoy some lunch overlooking the picturesque harbour. In the afternoon we visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Opened in 2000, the Garden is a fascinating blend of the modern and historic. At its heart is the Great Glasshouse, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, a remarkable tilted glass dome designed by world-famous architects Norman Foster and Partners. Inside, a Mediterranean landscape is dominated by a six-metre deep ravine and rock terraces and sheer faces are cut by streams and waterfalls.

Day 4

Travel home

Return home with a choice of stop-offs on the way.


Preferred Partner Hotels – Recently inspected by Greatdays staff

Mercure Swansea Hotel ***

Situated on the edge of the City and around 10 minute drive. The hotel is in a semi business / commercial area, but very quiet and surrounded by green areas. The Modern low rise hotel on just 2 floors with open plan restaurant and bar. There is no lift but 50% of the rooms are ground floor. The corridors have flat access. There is free Wi-Fi available throughout the hotel. There is a leisure centre with pool, sauna and fitness room. The 119 modern and well equipped bedrooms are with en-suite bathrooms with bath and shower. There are tea and coffee making facilities; Flat-screen TV and Hairdryer. There are adapted rooms available. Rooms at the back of the hotel have lake view. The hotel provides free coach parking in its large car park.
The hotel was visited & inspected by Greatdays staff in September 2017

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Marriott Hotel Swansea ****

This 4-star hotel is situated on Swansea Bay, beside the Marina. The Marriott Hotel Swansea has direct access onto the promenade and guests can reach the City Centre within five minutes. Many of the 121 well equipped rooms have beautiful marina or sea views and all of them are with en-suite bathrooms and have flat-screen TVs, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities. There are also adapted rooms available. The hotel has a restaurant and bar as well as comfortable lounge areas. Guests can use the leisure centre which has a pool, sauna and mini gym. The hotel has a large car park with ample spaces for coaches on site and a lift serving all four floors.

 

 


Dates Hotel  4 day tour
2020 dates  from £195.00 per person

Single supplement available on request

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with coach driver's or group organisers free place in a single room both are based on a minimum 25 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Picture is for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if unvalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk.

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