Tenby, Laugharne & Welsh Elevenses On The Gwili Railway
2020 - Belgrave Hotel - 5 Days (OM5062)
Great hotel with views over the beach & Caldey Island
Join us on this delightful tour to Pembrokeshire. We will stay in beautiful Tenby and have included a lovely day out to New Quay and the Preseli Hills. En-route Tenby we will call at Laugharne, made famous by its most renowned inhabitant, Dylan Thomas and on our return journey you can enjoy a ride and elevenses on the stunning Gwili Railway.
Set along the Promenade and with unencumbered views of seafront and Caldey Island our hotel, the Belgrave Hotel, enjoys an excellent location within the bustling resort of Tenby.
A postcard perfect seaside town, Tenby is truly a beautiful place to visit whatever the time of year. Stroll the narrow cobbled streets, enjoy the many cafes, restaurants and bars, take a walk onto the harbour or just enjoy the beautiful beach.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Located on the Esplanade in Tenby, this historic hotel is a great base from which to explore Tenby and area. The hotel offers good food and a warm welcome along with fabulous views of South Beach and Caldey Island. All rooms are comfortably furnished and come with all the usual amenities. The hotel also has a lift
After joining the coach at one of our local pick-up points, we head west to the quaint Carmarthenshire town of Laugharne. Enjoy some free time exploring and maybe grabbing a bite to eat for lunch? Then re-join the coach and continue with your journey into Pemrokeshire and the lovely seaside town of Tenby. We expect to arrive at the impressive seafront Belgrave Hotel in the late afternoon. Check-in, unpack and then maybe take a stroll along the promenade before your first delicious dinner.
Enjoy a tasty traditional Welsh breakfast every morning along with lots of free time to explore Tenby on your own. In addition, make sure you join us on our fabulous INCLUDED excursion to New Quay and the Preseli Hills. Return to the hotel every evening to enjoy delicious dinners and some great entertainment.
After a final hearty breakfast, it is sadly time to make our way home but we have a last treat in store for you. Having checked out we head for the scenic Gwili Railway for a memorable ride on this heritage steam reailway. Afterwards, re-join your coach and now it is time to head back home...
The sleepy, timeless town of Laugharne was not always the tranquil place it is today. This placid place, immortalised by its most celebrated inhabitant, the writer Dylan Thomas, has a far more turbulent past best illustrated by its dramatic ruined castle. But there is no doubting that the real pull of this town is Wales' most famous poet and you will find lots of memorabilia here including the famous boathouse, where so many of the great man's work was inspired. You'll also find that nearly every pub in the town was his 'favourite' too...
New Quay is a picturesque seaside town on the Cardigan Bay coast of West Wales. Its golden sandy beaches and sheltered harbour make New Quay a delight to visit at any time of year. New Quay was once a flourishing shipbuilding centre and fishing port. The miles of secluded coves around New Quay provided ideal hiding places in the less salubrious but probably more profitable trade of smuggling spirits and tobacco. Today the small local fishing and pleasure craft still come and go in the sheltered bay. New Quay’s beaches extend in a golden arc around the bay and are ideal for relaxing and strolling by the sea. Enjoy a walk along the front to the end of the Quay and watch the boats sail by. Or sit in one of the cafes overlooking the harbour and you never know, you might be lucky and see some dolphins!
The Preseli Mountains, or Preseli Hills, whichever you prefer, rise out of the landscape to 536m in the northern half of Pembrokeshire and are in complete contrast to the relative lowlands of the south. The landscape is wild moorland, heath and grassland and is home to a wide range of plants and invertebrates some of them quite rare. Whilst the Preseli hills are not high – just 536 metres at their highest point – but they make up for lack of stature in austere drama.
Dotted across the hills are prehistoric remains, burial cairns dating back to the bronze age and Iron Age hill forts. The Preseli Mountains are sparsely populated but there are a few hamlets and villages dotted over the hills. The village of Pontfaen in the Gwaun Valley is home to the famous ‘Bessie’s pub where beer is still served from the barrel and in a jug and also Rosebush, with its community pub made of zinc.
Gwili Heritage Railway
Gwili Railway is one of the UK's most picturesque preserved lines, set in beautiful countryside with abundant wildlife, the line follows the River Gwili on a steady uphill journey through farmland and wooded hillsides. Beyond the locomotives, history and scenery, the railway's appeal lies in the friendliness and enthusiasm of the volunteers who maintain the railway and operate the services. They're justly proud of the part they play in recreating the golden age of steam and their love of the railway is infectious -they'll be happy to regale you with information and stories about Gwili and its historic locomotives. A fascinating break in our journey home and made even better by the inclusion of some tasty elevenses to help get you through the day...
- Reserved coach seating throughout
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Regular evening entertainment
- Visit to Dylan Thomas's Laugharne
- Excursion to New Quay and the Preseli Hills
- Ride on the Gwili Heritage Railway including elevenses
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Bristol Aztec West
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West
Important NotesImportant Notes
Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing. Single rooms may carry a supplement. You will find what rooms and prices are available in the booking process.
Holiday bookings are subject to our Terms & Conditions which you must be familiar with prior to booking. We recommend Travel Insurance for this holiday. If you do not already have cover, please contact us.
Please be aware that coach trips can include lengthy periods of travel and always require some degree of walking. There are steps onto the coach and some hotels/venues will have steps.
Limited number of singles without supplement - Prices shown are per person
based on two people sharing a standard room.
Image4Back to top