National Botanic Garden of Wales
Wonderful Gardens of Wales
Savour the beautiful landscape, picturesque beaches and spectacular gardens on this tour based in South Wales. Included are two garden visits, a tour of the Gower Peninsula and scenic drive through the Brecon Beacons.
The Mumbles • Cae Hir Gardens • Gower Peninsula • National Botanic Garden of Wales
Day 1 Travel to Swansea with a recommended stop in the delightful town of Ledbury.
Day 2 A scenic drive through the Brecon Beacons to the tiny welsh village of Llandovery. On then to the University town of Lampeter, the oldest degree awarding institution in England and Wales except for Oxford and Cambridge. Depart for a guided tour of delightful Cae Hir Gardens. This private Welsh garden with a Dutch history demonstrates how ordinary can be made extraordinary, a true garden with a difference.
Day 3 Enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Gower Peninsula and The Mumbles, an area renowned for its sandy beaches. Visit the Gower Heritage Centre in a converted water mill where a guide will join the coach for a tour of the peninsula's highlights before returning for a cream tea or Welsh Cawl and tour of the mill. This afternoon is at leisure in Swansea where, if required, we can arrange a visit to the National Waterfront Museum.
Day 4 Begin the day at the National Botanic Gardens of Wales. Nestled in the Tywi Valley, the garden combines themed displays, rolling parkland and secluded woodland. The award winning Great Glasshouse is home to a profusion of rare, fragrant, exotic and even spooky plants. Continue to Carmarthen, one of Wales’ oldest towns, before returning to the hotel. Alternatively, if gardens are your passion, we can include admission to Aberglasney Gardens at an additional cost.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Mercure Swansea Hotel
With a recent refurbishment and located just 3 miles from Swansea, this is an ideal base from which to explore the surrounding area. The hotel is modern and spacious in landscaped grounds with outdoor seating and a lake.
• 4 star • 119 bedrooms • No lift
• Plenty of ground floor rooms
• Leisure Facilities • Indoor swimming pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board near Swansea with:
Full Welsh breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Guided tour of Cae Hir Gardens
• Cream tea or Welsh cawl and tour of
the Gower Peninsula
• Admission to National Botanic Garden
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