Wales

Scheduled Tours

Jul 15th–Jul 18th, 2017

2017 Short South Wales

This superb, short tour will introduce you to the very best of South Wales. Focusing on one area of this wonderful country, you’re sure to…

Jul 19th–Jul 22nd, 2017

North Wales Sampler – Celts, Castles & Gardens

Links with the Short South Wales tour. Easy rail connections between London and Manchester North Wales is home to the fantastic scenery of Snowdonia National Park, Isle of…

Sep 9th–Sep 16th, 2017

2017 Wales Highlights, The Land of Song

Wales – The hills are alive! With singing and the second oldest language spoken in Europe. On this Welsh adventure, sample the fantastic scenery of…

Suggested Tours

Welsh Quilts & Malvern Quilts UK Quilting Show

The ‘green and pleasant land’ of Wales is quite a source of inspiration for many art forms, from the poetry of Dylan Thomas, to the…

Pembroke Highlights

Pick-Up Point: A convenient railway station or bus depot. We recommend Neath or Port Talbot if you are travelling in from the East. If you are arriving by car then arrangements can be made for a slightly different itinerary. Pick-Up Time: approximately 10.00AM Tour Itinerary: Day One Pick up approx 10am from Neath onward to Carreg Cennan Castle Set high on a limestone crag on the edge of the Brecon Beacons the castle offers spectacular views. You can…

Cardiff & Pembroke

Here is a tour with so much variety – wonderous scenery, historic Celtic sites, Roman ruins, wildlife viewing opportunities, ancient burial chambers and miles upon miles of Coastal Pathways reserved as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the option for walking or cycling if you wish. Spoilt for choice! Departure Dates: Your choice! Any time of the year, any 5 consecutive day period to suit your schedule, subject to availability. Pick-Up Point: Cardiff railway station, bus…

Wales Wildlife

Special Group Tours and Archaeotours will be glad to arrange walking and or wildlife tours guided or without a guide. We can arrange accommodation, transport, great walks and can get you to the wildlife. What Wildlife Can you See in and Around the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path: Puffins nest on Skomer Island in May and June. Seals bob around the coast all year but are best seen in September when the pups are born. There are…

​Saints & Stones of West Wales

These chauffeur driven small group tours offer Christians and those interested in early Christian religion the chance to follow in the footsteps of pilgrims as they made their way to St. David’s Cathedral. It is nearly 1500 years since the first Christian pilgrims traveled through Brittany and Cornwall to Pembrokeshire and Ireland. Men like St. David, St. Brynach, St. Justinian, St. Teilo and even, briefly, St. Patrick. Our SAINTS AND STONES small group tours will introduce you…

Mystical Wales – Celts, King Arthur, Merlin and other Welsh legends

Join us as we take you on a journey through Wales’ magical past, back to a time of romance, mystery and intrigue. We begin in…

Musical Wales

Wales is known as ‘The land of Song’. As early as the 12th century, writers were noting the Welsh passion for singing in harmony. Today, the passion lives on! If you are a visiting choir, why not let us arrange a venue for you to perform, from village halls to churches, chapels and even cathedrals. Meet and share the stage with a local choir for a memorable experience. Private harp recitals at your hotel, by…

​Literary Heritage in Southern England and Wales

This is a feast for the bookworm, the literary-minded and simply those who enjoy seeing and learning about a country, not just ‘photographing the sites’ from a bus window. Here’s the plot. Our knowledgeable and entertaining guide takes you, and just 10 or so others, through some of the UK’s prettiest landscapes, visiting author’s homes, literary museums, towns and villages where stories are set, and places that obviously inspired the artist’s muse.   Available at…

​In Search of that Boy Wizard, Harry Potter film locations & inspirations

What a fantastic opportunity to visit England with the ‘kids’ or ‘grandkids’, introduce them to British culture, history and literature, while at the same time discovering the world of J K Rowling and Harry Potter through visits to film locations and sites and attractions associated with the boy-wizard and friends. Quite unashamedly we’ve designed this tour to capitalize on the appeal of Harry Potter to include many other magical works of children’s literature. Our memorable,…

​Sceptred Isle, England-Wales-Scotland sampler tour

A Grand Tour of sixteen days, this is ideal for the first time visitor and for those who have been before but have perhaps not ventured far out of London or from one particular area. Britain is a fortunate island, blessed with a wealth of unrivalled scenic beauty, a depth that only five thousand years of history can provide, and a variety of cultures bequeathed by our numerous invaders. Pity about the climate! Still, our…

WISE Islands: Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England sampler tour

A Grand Tour of sixteen days, this is ideal for the first time visitor and for those who have been before but have perhaps not ventured far out of London or from one particular area. Britain is a fortunate island, blessed with a wealth of unrivalled scenic beauty, a depth that only five thousand years of history can provide, and a variety of cultures bequeathed by our numerous invaders. Pity about the climate! Still, our…

​Roman Britain South – Hampshire & South Wales

At the time of the Roman invasions of 45 & 55BC, Britain was still in the late Iron Age, inhabited by Celtic tribes whose ancestors had emigrated centuries before from the Danube basin. In July 54BC with 50,000 men General Julius Caesar landed in Southern England unopposed and crossed the River Thames. It was to be the start of 450 years of occupation and settlement. Our tour will visit major sites of Roman occupation in…

​Caesar’s Britain, Roman Sites in Sussex, South Wales, Borders, Lakes

At the time of the Roman invasions of 45 & 55BC, Britain was still in the late Iron Age, inhabited by Celtic tribes whose ancestors had emigrated centuries before from the Danube basin. In July 54BC with 50,000 men General Julius Caesar landed in Southern England unopposed and crossed the River Thames. It was to be the start of 450 years of occupation and settlement. Our tour will visit major sites of Roman occupation in…

Wales-Ireland: Coasts and Rivers

Sometimes called ‘The Celtic Fringe,’ the southeast coast of Ireland and the west coast of Wales have much to offer visitors. The areas share a…

Sacred Places, South Wales and Pembroke

This short tour, our very own Pilgrimage to St David’s, visiting the spiritual sites on the Christian heritage trail. We’ll visit places of the Saints,…

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Hop on Hop Off Cardiff Tour: The best way to see Cardiff! Join us for a 50 minute guided open top bus trip. The tour