Seaside, Steam & Glorious Gardens

Seaside scenic image

Sunday 3 September - 5 days away from £499pp
Single supplement - £60

Door-to-door pick-ups available

Carmarthenshire is known as the 'garden of Wales' and Pembrokeshire is the jewel in its crown. You are sure to be in for a treat with this tour!

Price includes:
  • Four nights’ dinner, bed and breakfast.
  • Entertainment in the hotel on one evening.
  • A round trip steam rail journey.
  • Entry to Aberglasney Gardens, Botanic Gardens of Wales, and British Bird of Prey Centre.

Day one:
We make our way to the hotel with a couple of comfort stops on the journey and are welcomed with tea and coffee on arrival.

Day two:
We spend this morning at Aberglasney Gardens. This peaceful paradise offers over twenty different garden styles, with a wealth of rare and unusual plants to discover. In the afternoon, we enjoy a round trip on the restored Gwili Steam Railway; boarding at Bronwydd Arms station, we wind our way alongside the river through the Gwili Valley to Danycoed Halt before heading back to the hotel.

Day three:
Today, we visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales. Take a journey through six Mediterranean climate zones to view some of the world’s most endangered plants in the garden’s centrepiece, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse. Admire exotic butterflies in the Tropical House, wonder at the displays at the British Bird of Prey Centre and discover the lakes, ponds, including a Japanese Garden, Bog Garden and Apothecary’s Garden.

Day four:
In the morning, discover legendary Carmarthen, the oldest town in Wales where Merlin was said to have been born. Then spend the afternoon exploring the quintessential seaside town of Tenby, whose narrow streets wind down from the medieval centre to the picturesque harbour, framed by pastel painted cottages. Wander through the charming, cobbled streets and take time out to watch the world go by from a quaint café or relax with an ice cream on one of Tenby’s glorious golden sandy beaches.

Day five:
On our final day, we enjoy a leisurely breakfast before heading home, arriving late afternoon.

Your Hotel: 

Ivy Bush Royal Hotel, Carmarthen (***)
This historic hotel is located on the outskirts of Carmarthen, just a 10-minute walk to the town centre and in a good location for touring. All 70 bedrooms are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is an informal restaurant, a traditional pub-style bar, a comfortable lounge, and an outside terrace. There is also a gym, and free use of the hotel sauna. Please note, there is a lift to all floors, but there are steps to some rooms from the lift.

Book today:

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  • Call our friendly Booking Line team on 01482 222 444
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