Wales Self Drive Vacations Customized for You
We offer a wide range of vehicles for your Wales Self Drive Vacation, both manual and automatic. The largest vehicle available is our 7 Seater people carrier, however for groups of 5 or more we recommend you opt for one of our Wales Chauffeur Driven Tours. This sample Wales Self Drive itinerary includes 4* Hotels but why not upgrade to 5* Hotels or even Castles for that extra bit of luxury on your Wales Self Drive Vacation.
Day 1: Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend, Wales
Start your Wales Self Drive Vacation in Cardiff – you can get here by way of a customized England Self Drive Vacation or fly into Cardiff Airport. Collect your car rental and spend some time in Cardiff. Visit Cardiff Castle before traveling on to your hotel which is situated in an idyllic Welsh woodland.
Day 2: Coed-Y-Mwstwr Hotel, Bridgend, Wales
Spend a relaxing day making the most of all that is on offer in the Brecon Beacons National Park. There are masses of paths and trails for walkers, runners, cyclists, mountain bikers, horse riders and wildlife-watchers. There’s a brilliant range of organized activities on offer, too, from gentle recreational pursuits like photography to full-on adrenaline sports such as paragliding, rafting and abseiling. There are also some magnificent ruins to explore such as those at Brecon, Crickhowell, Llandovery and Tretower as well as grand mansions such as Cyfarthfa Castle, Newton House at Dinefwr and Tretower Court.
Day 3: Twr y Felin Hotel, Saint Davids, Wales
This morning make your way to the pretty coastal village of Laugharne. Here you can visit the Dylan Thomas Boathouse where Dylan Thomas spent the last 4 years of his life. It is now a tribute and memorial to the famous writer with visual presentations, books and tea room. You can also visit Laugharne Castle, a magnificent medieval castle turned Tudor mansion where both Dylan and author Richard Hughes put pen to paper in the castle’s garden summerhouse. In the evening make your way to your nearby hotel.
Day 4: Twr y Felin Hotel, Saint Davids, Wales
Spend today exploring the surrounding coastal area. Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is Britain’s only Coastal National Park and the Pembrokeshire coast path runs the length of the county with breathtaking views throughout. Visit the picturesque town of Tenby where recommended attractions include Monorbier Castle and the Tudor Merchant’s House. Pembroke Castle is also well worth a visit.
Day 5: Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa, Llanwddyn, Wales
This morning visit the historic market town of Cardigan before continuing along the Ceredigion Heritage Coast with its picturesque seaside towns and villages and stunning beaches. Continue on to Aberystwyth where you can take a ride on the Aberystwyth Electric Cliff Railway which is the longest electric cliff railway in Britain. It climbs Constitution Hill and from the top you can see incredible vistas from the mountains of Snowdonia in the North to the Preseli Hills in Pembrokeshire in the South. Afterwards continue on to Lake Vyrnwy which is the picturesque location of your next hotel.
Day 6: Lake Vyrnwy Hotel and Spa, Llanwddyn, Wales
Spend today exploring the Snowdonia National Park. Take a ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway – Majestic Snowdon dominates the glorious, ancient landscape of North Wales. At 3,560ft (1,085m) it is a true mountain and a place of legend – said to be the burial place of the giant ogre Rhita, vanquished by King Arthur. Some believe that Arthur’s Knights still sleep beneath.
Day 7: Bodysgallen Hall and Spa, Conwy, Wales
After a leisurely morning travel through the beautiful North Wales countryside to the walled market town of Conwy. Here you can visit the impressive Conwy Castle which was constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his ‘iron ring’ of castles to contain the Welsh. In the afternoon check into your hotel and enjoy some of the on site amenities such as their award winning spa. In the evening explore some of the quaint Welsh pubs in Conwy.
Day 13: Depart Wales for Home
Your hotel is just over an hours drive from Manchester Airport so return your car with plenty of time to spare to catch your flight home. Or extend your stay by continuing your journey with an England Self Drive Vacation customized to suit your specific needs.
Our self-drive tours include all hotel accommodations, breakfast each morning and car hire. As all our tours are customized to suit your individual needs additional items can be added to suit your chosen itinerary. You will also have access to our concierge services in the run up to your trip as well as 24 hour on tour support.