Wales Escorted Tours

Welcome to Wales, a land of enchantment and mystique! Nestled within the western part of the United Kingdom, this enchanting country is a treasure trove of natural beauty, ancient heritage, and a vibrant modern culture that will leave every traveller captivated.

From the moment you set foot on Welsh soil, you'll be greeted with a warm and friendly atmosphere, reflecting the renowned hospitality of its people. Wales boasts a rich tapestry of history and myth, evident in its stunning castles, ancient ruins, and time-honoured legends that permeate the landscape. Each step you take is a step back in time, and you'll quickly understand why this land has been an inspiration for countless poets, writers, and artists over the centuries.

Nature lovers will also find themselves in paradise, as Wales is a haven of natural splendour. The rugged coastline stretches for miles, revealing dramatic cliffs, sandy coves, and charming fishing villages. Inland, the picturesque countryside unfolds like a patchwork quilt, dotted with rolling hills, verdant valleys, and majestic mountains. Eryri National Park (Snowdonia), with its imposing peaks and scenic trails, offers a paradise for hikers and adventurers.

For history enthusiasts, Wales presents an astonishing array of castles and fortresses that evoke a sense of medieval grandeur. Caernarfon, Conwy, and Cardiff Castles are just a few examples of the country's architectural wonders, each with its own captivating tale to tell. Amidst these imposing structures, one cannot help but be transported back to a time of knights, chivalry, and intrigue. Wales also embraces its traditions and cultural heritage with pride. The Welsh language can still be heard in many communities and you'll find lively festivals, traditional music, and age-old customs that exemplify the spirit of the Welsh people and celebrate their unique identity.

Get ready to savour delightful culinary experiences, featuring locally-sourced ingredients and flavours that reflect the country's agricultural richness. The quaint pubs, cosy tearooms, and an increasing number of Michelin-starred restaurants are all eager to indulge your taste buds in the finest Welsh cuisine.

Whether you're seeking adventure in the great outdoors, immersing yourself in history and culture, or simply yearning for a tranquil escape from the bustle of everyday life, Wales promises an unforgettable journey. So, pack your bags and let's explore this captivating land together, where the old and the new intermingle harmoniously to create a truly magical travel experience.

Escorted Tours Wales

Small Group Escorted Tours and Tailormade Holidays

The Welcome to Wales Tour is a one week exploration of Cymru. Our circular route explores the history, culture, wildlife and stunning scenery of Wales.

Group and Tailormade Wales Holidays

Our Local Travel Experts in Wales

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Our local partner in Wales is one of the premier inbound travel business in the country. They offer bespoke guided tours to explore the country's hidden gems. With knowledgeable local guides, they aim to immerse you in Wales' captivating culture, landscapes, and historic landmarks. Adding special little touches to make sure you get a fully authentic travel experience, they are ready and waiting to welcome you to Wales.

Welcome to Wales

The history of Wales is truly captivating. This is a land steeped in tales of courage, resilience, and cultural richness. From ancient times to the present day, this enchanting country has witnessed a journey of triumphs and challenges that have shaped its unique identity. The story of Wales begins thousands of years ago when the Celts settled in these lands, bringing with them their language, customs, and traditions that still endure today. Throughout its history, Wales has often been a land of resistance, facing invasions and battles from neighbouring kingdoms and foreign powers.

In the medieval period, Wales was divided into several independent kingdoms, each ruled by their own princes. However, it was during the 13th century that the Welsh faced their greatest challenge—the invasion by the English under King Edward I. This tumultuous period saw the construction of numerous impressive castles, such as Caernarfon and Conwy, as the English sought to subdue the Welsh and establish their dominance.

The 15th century brought a glimmer of hope with the rise of Owain Glyndŵr, a Welsh nobleman who led a rebellion against English rule. Though ultimately unsuccessful, Glyndŵr's legacy remains a symbol of Welsh resistance and national pride.

Wales' history took a significant turn in the 19th and 20th centuries with the growth of industry and mining, particularly in the South. The coal and iron industries boomed, bringing prosperity to some but also harsh working conditions for many. During this time, a strong sense of community and identity emerged among the working class, giving rise to the labour movement and a desire for more autonomy.

In the 20th century, Wales faced challenges in preserving its language and culture, but it also achieved notable milestones. In 1920, the first National Eisteddfod, a celebration of Welsh culture, was held, and the Welsh language was granted official status in 1967. In recent decades, Wales has experienced a revival of its language and traditions, with increasing support for Welsh-medium education and cultural events. The devolution of power in the late 1990s also led to the establishment of the National Assembly for Wales, granting the country a measure of self-governance.

Today, as you explore Wales, you will encounter a nation that cherishes its history while embracing modernity. The landscape is dotted with ancient castles, standing proudly amidst awe inspiring scenery. The Welsh language continues to thrive and a renaissance in Welsh produce and food is sure to delight visitors. But above all, you will find a warm and welcoming people eager to share their history and heritage with visitors from around the world.

Welsh Wildlife

As you venture into the heart of Wales, prepare to be enchanted by a wildlife wonderland that seems to have sprung from the pages of a fairy tale. Amidst the rolling hills, lush valleys, and rugged coastline, a diverse array of creatures call this land their home, creating a symphony of sights and sounds that will leave you in awe. So, grab your binoculars and immerse yourself in the untamed beauty of Welsh wildlife.

Embrace the serenity of Wales' countryside, where ancient woodlands whisper secrets of the past and gentle rivers wind their way through the landscape. Here, you may be fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the elusive red squirrel as it darts among the trees. With its tufted ears and vibrant russet coat, this charming native species adds a touch of magic to the woodlands. As you venture further, you'll discover the skies above Wales are alive with feathered wonders. The majestic red kite, once on the brink of extinction, now soars high, its graceful silhouette a symbol of conservation success. Watch in awe as these magnificent raptors ride the thermals, their forked tails distinguishing them from other birds of prey.

But the skies have more in store for you as you feast your eyes on the spectacle of seabird colonies along the rugged coastline. The Pembrokeshire cliffs, in particular, are a bustling metropolis for puffins, razorbills, and guillemots. These comical seabirds offer a captivating show as they plunge into the sparkling waters below to find their next meal. For marine enthusiasts, the waters surrounding Wales offer a mesmerizing marine world to explore. Boat tours take you out to sea, where you may encounter playful dolphins dancing in the waves. These intelligent creatures often put on a delightful show, leaping and frolicking alongside the boat, seemingly delighted to have you as an audience. Venture inland, and you might be fortunate enough to spot the regal red deer, the largest land mammal in the country. As the sun sets, listen carefully for the haunting sound of the male deer's bellow, echoing through the valleys during the mating season.

In the west, the Cardigan Bay area welcomes visitors to witness the fascinating lives of harbour seals and grey seals. On quiet beaches and rocky outcrops, these endearing creatures bask in the sun, occasionally peeking curiously at onlookers. Wales is also home to several wildlife reserves and sanctuaries, each playing a vital role in preserving and protecting its precious biodiversity. Here, conservation efforts have paved the way for the reintroduction of species such as the pine marten and the iconic osprey, whose impressive nests are often a highlight for wildlife enthusiasts. .

In this enchanting land, nature thrives, weaving its magic through the landscape and captivating the hearts of all who tread upon its soil. Whether you're a dedicated wildlife lover or simply seeking a deeper connection with the natural world, Wales promises an unforgettable journey into the heart of its wildlife wonderland.