8 days from $4,960 pp*
  • Visit Tintern Abbey, Chepstow Castle and Raglan Castle with your private guide.
  • Discover the picturesque mountains of Snowdonia National Park.
  • Take a classic rail ride on the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway.
  • Witness majestic landscapes in Brecon Beacons National Park.
  • Stay at a handpicked selection of country houses, manors, and more.
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It’s said that all of the beauty of the United Kingdom can be witnessed in one small corner of the land. A visit to Wales will make you a true believer.

Wales, a Celtic land of kingdoms and princes, sieges and conquests, from Romans and Vikings to Britons and more, there’s no shortage of history in this corner of Great Britain. History books aside, Wales stands proudly as one of the most stunningly picturesque countries in all of Europe, offering a breadth of natural splendor from the verdant slopes of Brecon Beacons to the depths of Llyn Tegid in Snowdonia. Folk tales, fairytales, and centuries-old traditions, Wales is the jewel of the United Kingdom you didn’t know you were missing.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 London to Cardiff
    London to Cardiff
    • Private Transfer - London - Cardiff [Heathrow Airport (2.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver
    • Wales - Welcome Package
    Breakfast
  • Day 2 Cardiff
    Cardiff
    • Private Tour - Castles & Ruins of the Wye Valley (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 3 Cardiff to Tenby
    Cardiff to Tenby
    • Private Transfer - Cardiff - Tenby [with Lovespoon Workshop (4 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 4 Tenby to Aberystwyth
    Tenby to Aberystwyth
    • Private Transfer - Tenby - Aberystwyth [via St. Davids and Aberaeron (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 5 Aberystwyth to Caernarfon
    Aberystwyth to Caernarfon
    • Private Transfer - Aberystwyth - Caernarfon [via Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway and Cambrian Mountains (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 6 Caernarfon
    Caernarfon
    • Private Tour - Anglesey and Northern Wales Discovery (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide
  • Day 7 Caernarfon to Cardiff
    Caernarfon to Cardiff
    • Private Transfer - Caernarfon - Cardiff [via Snowdonia National Park, Betws-y-Coed, & Brecon Beacons National Park (8 hrs)] - Vehicle/Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 Cardiff
    Cardiff
    • Private Transfer - Cardiff - London [Airport (3.5 hrs)] - Vehicle/Driver
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Day 1: London - Cardiff

Meet your private driver and vehicle for a transfer from London Heathrow Airport to Cardiff. Approximate travel time is 2.5 hours.

A welcome package with a city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Accommodation: Cathedral 73

Cathedral 73 is a dignified Victorian townhouse with funky, fashionable 21st-century accommodation. The rooms and suites are bold and beautiful, with modern amenities designed to make your stay as seamless as possible. Guests can expect the highest level of service paired with a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere and ambiance. Take part in afternoon tea served the proper, traditional way – then watch as the space transforms into a trendy piano bar in the evening.

Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cardiff
Cardiff
Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cathedral 73
Cathedral 73

Day 2: Cardiff

Meet your private driver-guide and embark on a full day tour to discover some of the most impressive highlights of Southeastern Wales. From Cardiff, you'll first head to the town of Caerleon, where you'll make a visit of some remarkable Roman archaeological remains, including a legionary fortress, an Iron Age hillfort, and some excavated Roman Baths. Then, in Tintern, you'll visit the stunning ruins of Tintern Abbey, a 12th century relic built on the bank of the River Wye, the first official Cistercian presence in Wales. With much of the structure still standing, catch glimmers of its former prominence. Continue to nearby Chepstow for a visit of 11th century Chepstow Castle, Britain's oldest surviving stone fort ruins from the post-Roman era. You'll then visit the romantic ruin of Raglan Castle nearby, built in the 15th century, offering a noticeably different construction style, and a hexagonal keep. Head in a northwestern direction to Hay-on-Wye, the 'Town Of Books’, with its maze of narrow ancient streets, housing over 35 bookshops with over a million books for sale - a mecca for second-hand book and antiquarian book lovers! Heading south, you'll pass through Brecon Beacons National Park, and the Black Mountains, only partly tamed by human habitation. Tiny villages, isolated churches and delightful lanes are folded into the undulating green landscape, a peaceful way to conclude the day as you return to Cardiff. 

Accommodation: Cathedral 73
Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tintern Abbey
Tintern Abbey

Day 3: Cardiff - Tenby

Embark on a transfer to Tenby today with your private driver-guide, stopping along the way to learn about the Welsh custom of Lovespoon making. Leaving Cardiff, you will travel eastwards along the coastline of the Gower and discover the picturesque beaches along the way, including the award-winning Rhossili and Three Cliffs Bay. Continue onward to The Lovespoon Workshop, a family-run small business specializing in hand-carved Welsh lovespoons. In no time at all you'll learn all there is to know about this unique Welsh custom dating back to the 17th century. Next, you will discover the seaside town of Tenby, surrounded by 13th Century medieval town walls. Start your afternoon by exploring Tenby Castle and tour the famous Tudor Merchant’s House for a flavor of the town's history, run by the National Trust. Spend some time at leisure to enjoy the shops, restaurants, and the beautiful sandy beach.

Accommodation: Trefloyne Manor

Set in the Ritec Valley, nearby the known seaside town of Tenby. The Trefloyne Manor is a 15th century country manor that prides itself on its hospitality. After a rousing day of roaming the Pembrokeshire Coast or navigating the local towns and villages, retire to a traditional Welsh environment at this country estate. Surrounded by an 18-hole golf course, the hotel has been designed to provide guests with an unforgettable experience. The hotel’s restaurant provides produce from locally sourced suppliers to keep up the ever-evolving menu. When you walk up onto the beautiful sun terrace adorned with flowers and enter the warm and welcoming hall, you will be greeted with a smile before you instantly relax.

Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Tenby
Tenby
Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Trefloyne Manor
Trefloyne Manor

Day 4: Tenby - Aberystwyth

Meet your private driver-guide for a transfer to Aberystwyth today, making a stop the way in the historic towns of St. Davids and Aberaeron. From Tenby, travel northeast to the smallest town in the United Kingdom, St. Davids. St David, or Dewi Sant as he is called in the Welsh language, is the patron Saint of Wales and was one of the early saints who helped to spread Christianity among the pagan Celtic tribes of Western Britain. While here, you'll pay a visit to St. Davids Cathedral, a location that has seen 1500 years of prayer and worship. Make another stop in St. Davids at the ruins of the medieval Bishops Palace, known for its impressive great hall and wheel window. Continue northwest along the dramatic coastline to your next stop, Aberaeron. This Georgian harbor town is characterized by its charming painted houses. Here you'll stop off for an opportunity to try the famous local honey ice cream and enjoy a walk along the harbor. From Aberaeron, continue onward to enjoy a tour of the bustling university town of Aberystywth, including a walk along the promenade. From here, enjoy a ride on the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway for stunning views of the town and a chance to peer through one of the world’s largest camera obscuras, which offers a bird’s eye view of 1000 square miles across the sea and land. At the opposite end of the promenade, you will discover the ruins of Aberystwyth Castle that look over the town. Arrive at your Aberystwyth hotel to conclude your tour.

Accommodation: Nanteos Mansion

An oasis of peace and tranquility amid the majestic Cardigan Bay and the rolling Cambrian Mountains, Nanteos Mansion aims to provide guests with an enchanting stay. Relax in this unique accommodation built with classic and elegant décor and enjoy an exquisite dining services at the on-site restaurant. Ideal for those looking to break routine and enjoy a scenic vacation, this hotel is surrounded by the serenity of the forest. Allow the discreet and attentive services provided by Nanteos Mansion to transform your stay at the breathtaking Welsh heartland in which guests’ needs and safety are prioritized.

Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  St. Davids Cathedral
St. Davids Cathedral
Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Nanteos Mansion
Nanteos Mansion

Day 5: Aberystwyth - Caernarfon

Along with your private driver-guide enjoy a transfer to Caernarfon today, with stops along the way including a ride on the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway and the chance to explore the Cambrian Mountains. Start your day with a ride on the Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway, a local institution that has been enchanting passengers for over a century. This open top steam train will escort you to the village of Devil’s Bridge in the heart of the Cambrian Mountains. Here you'll be able to wander around mythical waterfalls which are said to be the last place the Devil visited in Wales. After your train journey, you'll further explore the wonders of the Cambrian Mountains. This remote and wild plateau is home to many lakes and rivers as well as charming isolated farmsteads. Perhaps you'll be able to spot some rare birds like the protected Red Kite. You'll stop to view the peak of Pumlumon, as well as the Nant-y-Moch reservoir, to learn about the history of the former remote village. During your journey North, you'll have the chance to buy traditional souvenirs at Corris Craft Centre in the shadows of the southern Snowdonian mountains before stopping in the picturesque village of Beddgelert. Here you'll discover one of Wales' ancient legends at Gelert's grave. Conclude your tour in the charming town of Caernarfon with its still standing medieval walls and towered gateways.

Accommodation: Plas Dinas Country House

A former home to the Armstrong-Jones family, Plas Dinas Country House is a Grade-II listed building designed to imbue guests with a sense of familiarity and intimacy, like a home away from home. With a picturesque view of the Snowdonia mountains and the Irish Sea, Plas Dinas is the ideal destination for those looking to create a memorable experience. An oasis of peace and tranquility, Plas Dinas aims to provide an elegant and luxurious services to guests with its on-site dining and leisure services. Whether looking to explore the vicinity or wanting to enjoy the hotel’s 15-acres of serenity, allow the relaxed surroundings of Plas Dinas transform your stay at North Wales.

Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway
Vale of Rheidol Steam Railway

Day 6: Caernarfon

Set out with your private driver-guide on a full day tour to discover some of the most impressive highlights of Northern Wales. A visit to Northern Wales is not complete without a photo-stop at one of the most unique town signs in the world, take a deep breath and attempt the pronunciation of Europe’s longest village name, Llanfair­pwllgwyngyll­gogery­chwyrn­drobwll­llan­tysilio­gogo­goch. Next, you'll travel back across the Menai Strait to the charming town of Caernarfon with its still standing medieval walls and towered gateways. Here, you'll tour the impressive Caernarfon Castle, built by Edward the 1st and boasting UNESCO World Heritage status. You'll then head to Snowdonia National Park where you'll pay a visit to the National Slate Museum. Set in a Victorian workshop in the shadow of Elidir Mountain, this museum showcases an industry and way of life that has carved itself into the identity of Wales itself. You'll hear gripping stories of past quarry workers and have the opportunity to walk through restored workshops that appear as if the workers have just put down their tools and headed home for the day. Continue onward with a stop at the Bodnant Welsh Food Centre, previously owned by HRH Prince Charles. While here, enjoy some time to explore the charming estate grounds and sample the authentic local produce at one of the cafes or restaurants before heading back to Caernarfon. 

Accommodation: Plas Dinas Country House
Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle
Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Caernarfon
Caernarfon

Day 7: Caernarfon - Cardiff

Meet your private driver-guide for a transfer to Cardiff today, with stops en route at two of Wales’ picturesque National Parks. Start your morning by driving east through the majestic Snowdonia National Park while taking in the views of the rugged mountain range, winding rivers, and dense forests. This will bring you to the banks of the River Conwy and the charming atmospheric village of Betws-y-Coed. This quaint riverside village is full of outdoor shops, cafes, and restaurants, making it the perfect spot for leisurely stroll through the town or perhaps venture out to a trail along the river, be sure to stop for a photo at the famous Pont-y-Pair bridge. Next, you have another photo opportunity at the celebrated natural site of Swallow Falls, just outside the town. This multiple layered waterfall system will take your breath away with its astonishing natural beauty. Continue onward to the lush Brecon Beacons National Park, home to majestic mountain ranges, rushing waterfalls, and nearly three hundred recognized ancient monuments. End your day in the bustling and cultured city of Cardiff.

Accommodation: Cathedral 73
Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Snowdonia National Park
Snowdonia National Park

Day 8: Cardiff

After checking out, meet your private driver for a transfer to London today. Approximate travel time is 3.5 hours.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Cathedral 73 : Cardiff

Cathedral 73 is a dignified Victorian townhouse with funky, fashionable 21st-century accommodation. The rooms and suites are bold and beautiful, with modern amenities designed to make your stay as seamless as possible. Guests can expect the highest level of service paired with a relaxed and laid-back atmosphere and ambiance. Take part in afternoon tea served the proper, traditional way – then watch as the space transforms into a trendy piano bar in the evening.

Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Cathedral 73
Cathedral 73

Trefloyne Manor : Tenby

Set in the Ritec Valley, nearby the known seaside town of Tenby. The Trefloyne Manor is a 15th century country manor that prides itself on its hospitality. After a rousing day of roaming the Pembrokeshire Coast or navigating the local towns and villages, retire to a traditional Welsh environment at this country estate. Surrounded by an 18-hole golf course, the hotel has been designed to provide guests with an unforgettable experience. The hotel’s restaurant provides produce from locally sourced suppliers to keep up the ever-evolving menu. When you walk up onto the beautiful sun terrace adorned with flowers and enter the warm and welcoming hall, you will be greeted with a smile before you instantly relax.

Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Trefloyne Manor
Trefloyne Manor

Nanteos Mansion : Aberystwyth

An oasis of peace and tranquility amid the majestic Cardigan Bay and the rolling Cambrian Mountains, Nanteos Mansion aims to provide guests with an enchanting stay. Relax in this unique accommodation built with classic and elegant décor and enjoy an exquisite dining services at the on-site restaurant. Ideal for those looking to break routine and enjoy a scenic vacation, this hotel is surrounded by the serenity of the forest. Allow the discreet and attentive services provided by Nanteos Mansion to transform your stay at the breathtaking Welsh heartland in which guests’ needs and safety are prioritized.

Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Nanteos Mansion
Nanteos Mansion

Plas Dinas Country House: Caernarfon

A former home to the Armstrong-Jones family, Plas Dinas Country House is a Grade-II listed building designed to imbue guests with a sense of familiarity and intimacy, like a home away from home. With a picturesque view of the Snowdonia mountains and the Irish Sea, Plas Dinas is the ideal destination for those looking to create a memorable experience. An oasis of peace and tranquility, Plas Dinas aims to provide an elegant and luxurious services to guests with its on-site dining and leisure services. Whether looking to explore the vicinity or wanting to enjoy the hotel’s 15-acres of serenity, allow the relaxed surroundings of Plas Dinas transform your stay at North Wales.

Wales Highlights Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Plas Dinas
Plas Dinas

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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