Mumbling around Swansea and Tenby – NEW GROUP TOUR
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.
Sunday 2nd June 2019, Sunday 16th June 2019, Sunday 7th July 2019
Suggested itinerary by coach
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.
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.
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.
Return home with a choice of stop-offs on the way.
Preferred Partner Hotels – Recently inspected by Greatdays staff
Mercure Swansea Hotel ***
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|
|Sunday 2nd June 2019||Mercure Swansea||from £199.00 per person|
|Sunday 16th June 2019||Mercure Swansea||from £199.00 per person|
|Sunday 7th July 2019||Mercure Swansea||from £199.00 per person|
|2020 dates||from £195.00 per person|
Single supplement available on request