Basic Price per person sharing a twin or double room: £449.00
Single Supplement : +£40.00
Optional Door to Door Service: +£20 per person*
* within 15 mile radius of Birmingham City Centre
Including Visits to:
Glansevern Hall Gardens
LLandovery and Aberaeron
Aberystwyth & The Vale of Rheidol Railway
Carding Mill Valley.
Sunday 2nd June: Glansevern Gardens
Departing Birmingham we head for the lovely Gardens of Glansevern Hall, just South of Welshpool. sitting on the banks of the River Severn
Surrounding a Victorian Hall designed in the Greek Revival style the Gardens stretch over 25 acres and incorporate an attractive Lake and a cascading Water Garden. In addition to the more formal Gardens that includes a walled Garden, Rose Garden, White Garden and Cutting Garden. Whether you stay with the formal gardens or take a woodland walk or lakeside walk you are sure to b enthralled by its magnificence. Don't miss the wild flower meadow on your way round.
The gardens do not allow picnics in the grounds we have therefore included in today's visit a bowl of homemade soup with a cheese and Chive Scone.
After leaving Glansevern Gardens we make our way across to LLandrindod Wells and the Metropole Hotel Spa, which will be our base for the next 4 nights
Monday 3rd June: Guided Tour of Elan Valley and a walk inside Pen y Garreg Dam
Today we head for the Elan Valley. Our first port of call will be the Elan Valley Visitor Centre where we will be joined b a local guide who will escort our coach on a journey around the Elan Valley. The Elan Valley is one of the main sources of water for the Birmingham area, it is not one Lake but a chain of lakes created by damming the Elan and Claerwen rivers to flood the valley, Covering 70 square Miles it is no wonder it is sometimes called the Welsh Lake District. For a short film of the area please click here
On our journey round the Valley we will stop at Pen y Garreg Dam, pictured at the top of this page. Pen y Garreg Dam is the middle Dam in the chain. It is unusual in that the lake side of the Dam is not normally visible. As you walk through the tunnel inside the Dam it is illuminated by apertures on the downstream side of the structure.. In the centre of its length is a lantern type construction which allows you to climb up and take in the scenic views on both sides of the Dam.
At the end of the tour we return to the Visitor Centre where there will be time to have a look around. The Centre also incorporates a cafe if you want refreshments and something to eat.
Leaving the Elan Valley we return to Llandrindod Wells where there should be time to have a look around this little town before settling down for the evening meal.
Tuesday 4th June: Circular Tour of Central Wales visiting LLandovery and Aberaeron
Central Wales is often overlooked compared to its counterparts in the North and South of the country. Today we will take you on a ride through some of the stunning scenery on a circular tour of the area. Leaving Llandrindod Wells we travel through the area between the Brecon Beacons in the South to Snowdonia in the North an area which includes the Cambrian Mountains. Travelling South we skirt Builth Wells and head down towards a coffee stop at LLandovery on the Northern tip of the Brecon Beacons. Our journey then continues towards the coast for the main stop of the day at the lovely Georgian fishing port of Aberaeron. Leaving Aberaeron we take the stunning coast road to the outskirts of Aberystwyth before turning inland and passing through part of the Cambrian Mountains on our way back to LLandrindod Wells
Wednesday 5th June: Aberystwyth and Vale of Rheidol Railway
Re-tracing part of our steps from the previous day we travel back to Aberystwyth where you have a morning of leisure. Whether you stroll along the promenade, visit the ruins of the Castle, Take a ride on the funicular Railway the choice is yours.
After lunch a short ride takes us to the start o the Vale of Rheidol Railway where we will join the 2p.m. train to Devils Bridge To see a film clip (12 minutes) click here. After leaving the train at Devils Bridge there will be a short break allowing you to walk down to Devils Bridge or relax in the cafe. Your coach will be at Devils Bridge and after the break will take you back to Llandrindod Wells.
Thursday 6th June: Carding Mill Valley and Home
Leaving LLandrindod Wells behind us we head into the Welsh Borders for a visit to Carding Mill Valley. This is an outstanding area with heather clad hills and lovely views of the Shropshire Hills. For the more agile there are some lovely walks down the valley, for the less agile there is a cafe at the head of the valley where you can soak up the scenery over a refreshing cup of tea and a shop for some retail therapy. View some of the stunning scenery
Accommodation is on a half board basis starting with a dinner on Sunday night and ending with breakfast on Thursday Morning.
All rooms have, Flat screen television, tea/coffee making facility..
Please note all rooms have a shower over the bath,
Lift available to all floors.
Evening Meal will have 3 courses plus tea or coffee. Each course will have a choice of 5 dishes.
To secure this holiday a deposit of £45 will be required per person. Final payment will be required 8 weeks before departure. Please read our terms and conditions prior to booking. To book please phone 0121 459 7524 or use the contact form to check availability
Our coaches do no have a lift and are accessed by 5 steps. Manual wheelchairs can be carried in the luggage compartment if pre-booked, but no powered scooters/chairs. Accessibility to places being visited can be obtained from the venue websites, please ask if you cannot find the information you need.
What is included in your holiday:
Half Board Accommodation at hotel specified
Entrance to Glansevern Hall Gardens (including light lunch)
Guided Elan Valley Tour and entry into Pen y Garreg Dam
Circular tour of Central Wales
Single trip on the Vale of Rheidol Railway
Visit to Carding Mill Valley
Services of a tour manager throughout
Optional Door to Door Service at a supplement
What is not included:
Drinks other than tea/coffee with breakfast/dinner.
Meals not specified in the itinerary
Personal travel insurance
Entrance fees to attractions not specified.
"Just a note to say how much I enjoyed the latest holiday.
Each day was different but so interesting. Thank you very much for all your hard work,"
RW -Grassington Dickensian Festival - 10th December 2018