Day 1, December 23rd: Collection from London at 8.00am bound for Wales. We will don our miner’s helmet and lamp and descend a real working coalmine before lunch. Then onto Aberfan Memorial, Caerphilly Castle (biggest in Europe), Castell Coch (fully restored fantasy castle) before arriving at Cardiff Backpackers. The night is yours, but since it’s a Sunday night we strongly recommend a night on the town in Europe’s fastest growing Capital City.
Day 2, December 24th: Pick up Cardiff Backpackers after your free breakfast at 10.30am. Onto the beautiful yet rugged Gower Peninsula – King Arthur Legend and smugglers hideout before heading to the outskirts of Lampeter (west Wales) our base for the next 3 nights. We will cook you a hearty meal and provide alcohol for a cozy night in. Fingers crossed we may even experience a Welsh snowfall in time for Santa!
Day 3, December 25th: Merry Christmas! For those of you not too hungover we will take you to a Welsh speaking Christmas chapel service where you will meet the village locals before heading back home for Secret Santa and a traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings. The afternoon will be spent walking/sleeping/eating before going to the local 400 year old Welsh pub for some beverages in front of the blazing fire.
Day 4, December 26th: For those of you missing the beach we will take you to the traditional Boxing Day swim at Aberystwyth Beach (optional) before lunching and heading back to base. En route we will stop at Llanddewi Brefi – made famous by Little Briatin’s Dafydd-the-only-gay-in-the-village. Then back to Lampeter for the annual Boxing Day rugby match. By this time, you will be the talk of the town and we will drink, dance, sing and laugh with the locals! The night will be your choice of activities – cottage, local pub, rugby club or restaurant.
Day 5, December 27th: After a lie-in we’re off to Pembrokeshire and a look into a 6th century hermit church before a wander in the castled town of Tenby. Its then back to the big smoke of London arriving by 8pm.
Note: Only a limited number of places available due to popularity of tour. Please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
The early bird bonus price for this trip is £250.
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