Group Travel Tour Operator and DMC for South Wales
Welsh Heritage and Whisky Trail
The heritage and history of south Wales are revealed in this tour that uncovers the stories of the Romans, the Welsh mining industry, and 21st century whisky production. Highlights include visits to the National Roman Legion Museum, Roman Baths, Abergavenny and Big Pit, a ride on the Brecon Mountain Railway, and a whisky tasting at the Penderyn Distillery.
Dates throughout 2022 & 2023
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to South Wales
Travel to your hotel in the Newport area, perhaps visiting the Wye Valley and Tintern Abbey on the way.
National Roman Legion Museum, Roman Baths, Abergavenny and Big Pit
This morning we travel to Caerleon to see the fascinating National Roman Legion Museum and Roman Baths (complete with swimmer!). Discover why Wales was a popular posting for the Roman army and see examples of graffiti of its day. We then drive to the historic market town of Abergavenny, where there’s free time for shopping and lunch. After lunch we visit Big Pit, once one of Wales’ largest collieries, which closed in 1980. A former miner will lead you through the underground caverns to reveal the secrets and stories of life at the coal face.
Brecon Mountain Railway and Penderyn Whisky
Today there’s a ride on the steam-hauled narrow gauge Brecon Mountain Railway into the Brecon Beacons National Park. In the afternoon, we arrive at the Penderyn Whisky Visitor Centre. A private tour will reveal the manufacturing secrets before a tutored tasting gives you the opportunity to sample a selection of products from the only whisky distillery in Wales.
Ask the Greatdays team for ideas for stop-offs on the way.
Preferred Partner Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in March 2020
Holiday Inn Newport ***
Located three miles from the centre of Newport. The hotel comprises of 119 bedrooms, an open plan lobby with lounge area and bar leading onto the restaurant and a mini gym with splash pool. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available. Large free onsite car park.
Mercure Cardiff North ***
This modern 3-star hotel is situated in a residential area on the outskirts of Cardiff, 4 miles from the city centre and close to the M4. The hotel offers a great restaurant and bar as well as cosy lounge areas. There is also a small fitness room. The 134 bedrooms are with en-suite bathrooms and are equipped with flat-screen TVs, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel provides ample free on site coach parking in its large car park and a lift to all three floors.
Park Inn Cardiff Centre ****
This Cardiff hotel is situated in the city centre opposite the Motorpoint Arena, next door to John Lewis and just a short flat walk from main shopping and eating areas in the City Centre. The hotel features a great restaurant and bar and comfortable lounge areas. All 146 modern bedrooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has limited coach pick up and drop off and a lift to all seven floors.
Copthorne Hotel Cardiff ****
This 4-star hotel is situated in a rural location around four miles from Cardiff City Centre. It offers great dining opportunities in its restaurant and bar with seating outside in a decked area. All 135 spacious bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and are well equipped with flat-screen TVs, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has ample space for coaches to park on site and a lift serving all four floors.
|Dates||4 days / 3 nights|
|2022 dates||From £215.00 per person|
|2023 dates||From £297.00 per person|
Single room supplement available upon request.