Swansea is officially a city and a county – and the two could not be more different, yet they compliment each other beautifully.
On one hand the bustling city is full of great shops, bars, restaurants and museums, whereas the county incorporates the Gower Peninsular; one of the first sites in the UK to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and home to some of Wales’ most beautiful beaches. On our way there we’ll find out why ‘Distilling in Wales was a lost art…’ until St David’s day 2004.
We have pick up points in Newtown (subject to numbers), Welshpool and Oswestry with many additionaly points in-between. Please let us know if you have a preferred pick-up point and we will do our best to accommodate you.
The 4-star Marriott Hotel in Swansea is right beside the marina on the glorious Swansea Bay. You can easily stroll into the city centre or pay a visit to one of the excellent nearby golf courses, or you can contentedly stay in and enjoy the swimming pool and fitness centre, or alternatively the relaxed bar and restaurant. All rooms have ensuite facilities and dinner, bed and breakfast are included in the price.
On our journey to Swansea we’ll stop at the Penderyn Distillery where you’ll be taken on a tour of the distillery to learn the manufacturing secrets of this unique drink, and then, of course, it’s time for a tutored tasting session! You’ll have the chance to sample some of its award-winning produce and learn about the history of the only whisky distillery in Wales.
Free day in Swansea – left to your own devices you can enjoy a huge range of activities and places to visit, or just enjoy some time out in Wales’ second city. Highlights include the National Waterfront Museum and the Dylan Thomas Centre, and Swansea Market is well worth a visit.
A guided tour of the Gower Peninsular – collecting our guide from the Gower Heritage Centre we’ll tour the beautiful peninsula and see some of the most stunning scenery and best beaches in the UK, before returning to the Heritage centre for tea and scones. (The guided tour itself will take over two hours.) From there we’ll mooch back for our final night in Swansea.
After a hearty but leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we’ll climb aboard the coach and head on home, crossing the Brecon Beacons and stopping in Brecon for lunch giving you the opportunity to see even more beautiful Welsh countryside along the way.