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Experience outstanding natural beauty, historic castles and the heart of Welsh culture on this tour of South Wales.  From the moorlands of the Brecon Beacons to the towering cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coast.  Not forgetting the lively capital city of Cardiff.



6 days / 5 nights

Regions visited:
South Wales

Start point:
London, Bristol or Cardiff

End point:
London, Bristol or Cardiff



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selfdrivetourSelf drive tour: Cardiff, Castles and Coastline


The Wye Valley, Tintern Abbey and the Brecon Beacons

Cardiff, Castles and Coastline - Brecon Beacons

Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales

Arriving in to Bristol (or London) cross the border from England in to Wales via the Severn Bridge. You may choose to stop at border town Chepstow to see the stunning medieval fortress at Chepstow Castle before following the beautiful Wye Valley where you can visit the magical ruins of Tintern Abbey. Pass the market towns of Monmouth and Abergavenny before arriving in the dramatic moorlands of the Brecon Beacons National Park.

accommodationOvernight: Brecon.

distanceJourney details: 160 miles / 260 km, 3 hours (approx.), if starting at Heathrow Airport*.

attractionsHighlights: Chepstow Castle, Wye Valley, Tintern Abbey and Brecon Beacons.


Carreg Cennen Castle and harbour town Tenby

Passing along the northern edge of the of the Beacons you enter the Welsh county of Carmarthenshire. Stop at one of Wales' best kept secrets at the hilltop medieval fort of Cennen Carreg Castle before making your way to the Pembrokeshire town of Tenby, home to a bustling harbour, Norman Castle and city walls, a labyrinth of cobbled streets and flanked by stretching sandy bays.

accommodationOvernight: Pembrokeshire.

distanceJourney details: 80 miles / 130 km, 1 hour 50 minutes (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Brecon Beacons, Carreg Cennen Castle and Tenby.


Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and St David's Cathedral

Cardiff, Castles and Coastline - Tenby

Tenby, Pembrokeshire, Wales

Today enjoy the breath-taking scenery of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park home to almost two hundred miles of protected coastline. Enjoy walking stretches of the famous coastal path across bays and cliffs as you spot the sea and bird life including dolphins, grey seals in the waters and Puffins nesting in the rock faces. Make your way to tiny town of St David's which has city status due to its stunning cathedral and Bishop's Palace.

accommodationOvernight: Pembrokeshire.

attractionsHighlights: Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and St Davids Cathedral.


Monorbier Castle, Laugharne and Swansea

This morning you may choose to visit some of the region's historic forts including those at Manorbier Castle and Narbeth Castle before passing east to the tranquil village of Laugharne to visit the Boathouse visitor centre where welsh poet Dylan Thomas's penned some of his greatest works. You may choose to visit more Dylan Thomas sites or the National Waterfront Museum in Swansea, Wales' second largest city. Continue to the Welsh Captial, Cardiff.

accommodationOvernight: Cardiff.

distanceJourney details: 100 miles / 160 km, 2 hours (approx.)*.

attractionsHighlights: Laugharne and Swansea.


Cardiff Castle and Cardiff Bay

Cardiff, Castles and Coastline - Cardiff Castle

Cardiff Castle, Cardiff, Wales

Spend today discovering Cardiff from the Edwardian baroque architecture of Cathays park, home to the national museum and gallery of Wales to the city's stunning centrepiece at Cardiff Castle which combines Roman and Norman history with a gloriously lavish Victorian mansion. Explore the cosmopolitan Cardiff Bay area which is home to the National Assembly for Wales, the Millennium Centre and a host of waterfront bars and cafes.

accommodationOvernight: Cardiff.

attractionsHighlights: Caerphilly Castle and Cardiff Bay.


Castle Coch and St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life

Enjoy Cardiff's outlying areas today as you explore the St Fagan's Museum of Welsh life, a living museum where you can experience Welsh life through the ages. Nearby is fairytale Victorian castle at Castel Coch whilst 13th century moated Caerphilly Castle complete with its famous leaning tower offers a stunning highlight on which to end your experience of South Wales.

Return your vehicle.

distanceJourney details: 140 miles / 225 km, 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.), based on a direct route to Heathrow Airport*.

attractionsHighlights: Castell Coch and the Museum of Welsh Life.


Cardiff, Castles and Coastline - self drive tour of Wales


selfdriveSelf drive tour: Cardiff, Castles and Coastline


  • 5 nights accommodation in Castle Hotel or Manor House accommodation as per the itinerary (also listed below).
  • Full cooked Welsh breakfast each morning.
  • 6 days car rental inclusive of all mandatory taxes.
  • Adeo travel suggested driving itinerary.
  • Toll-free calls to your Britain vacation specialist whilst planning your trip.
  • Expert assistance during the planning of your trip and local number for advice during travel


  • Felin Fach Griffin, Brecon Beacons x 1 night
  • Lamphey Court Hotel, near Tenby, Pembrokeshire x 2 nights
  • Angel Hotel, Cardiff x 2 nights

As our self-drive tours are fully customizable we can tailor the suggested accommodations for your particular quotation based on your preferences, budget etc. Read more about the accommodation we offer by clicking here.


  • Enjoy a City Sightseeing open-top bus tour of Cardiff.
  • Purchase the CADW overseas visitor passes for entry to a number of sites and historic attractions on route.
  • Enjoy a traditional Welsh Banquet in the grounds of Cardiff Castle.
  • Add pre/post tour accommodation in London or Cardiff before or after your trip.
  • Add rail travel to/from Cardiff before or after your tour.


  • Add extra nights in any of your destinations to explore further.
  • Add a night in historic Bath in England on route to/from London.
  • Have your very own private driver-guide chauffeur your tour.
  • Combine this tour with one of our other Britain self-tours.
  • Stay in quaint family run B&Bs throughout your tour or on selected nights.
  • Enjoy an upgrade to a luxury castle or manor hotel on one or more nights of your stay.

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selfdriveSelf drive tour: Cardiff, Castles and Coastline

arrowDEPARTURE DATES 2017/18

This self-guided tour is customizable and can be taken at any time throughout the year and starting and ending on any day of the week - simply let us know your preferred dates of travel!

arrowPRICING 2017/18

From GBP £439 per person (based on two people travelling).

Representative pricing above based on travel in shoulder season (May/September) with two people sharing a twin/double room, staying in sample accommodations as listed and sharing a compact automatic vehicle. For a direct quote for your preferred dates of travel please contact us.


  • As this tour can be taken at any time pricing will vary dependent on departure day, date of travel, selected accommodations etc.
  • Your quotation will be based on the suggested accommodations listed however please note that we may tailor your specific quote to accommodate your budget and preferences. Please indicate these when you contact us.
  • Prices are calculated as per person based on two people sharing a twin/double room and one vehicle.
  • Prices are for land only travel and do not include flights.
  • Prices are in GBP£ currency, for approximate amounts in other currencies please contact us.

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