• Welsh traditions, coastal landscapes, wildlife and poetry
  • Historic St David's, Stonehenge quarry, Preseli Hills, Treffgarne Gorge
  • Sacred Pagan and Christian sites
  • Poetry with the National Poet of Wales
  • See historic St Davids, Britain's smallest cathedral city

After days of varied but always breathtaking scenery on parts of the 186-mile Pembrokeshire coast path we turn inland to the Preseli Hills from where Stonehenge's mysterious bluestones came and we dine with Gillian Clarke, The National Poet of Wales, whose award-winning works have been inspired by local land and seascapes.

The coast path offers great variety from rugged cliff tops to sheltered coves, spacious beaches and lazy estuaries. Time to marvel at a 5,000-year-old Neolithic cromlech and the national cathedral of Wales in St Davids.

Sunday Overnight: Warpool Court Hotel

Meet at Haverfordwest Railway Station and drive to our hotel near St Davids, named for the patron saint of Wales. Welcome Dinner tonight.

Monday Overnight: Warpool Court Hotel

From our hotel beside the sea, follow a medieval pilgrimage trail to the chapel and holy well of St Non, the mother of St David. We continue into the city of St Davids, the smallest city in Britain (pop: 1,800) for a visit to the cathedral and Bishop's Palace. Dinner is in a local restaurant.

Tuesday Overnight: Wolfscastle Country Hotel

Enjoy one of the loveliest stretches of the cragged Welsh coast, passing the blue lagoon and attractive fishing villages unchanged by time. A highlight is our visit to see traditional Irish wool weavers at Melin Tregwynt, a whitewashed wool mill tucked in a remote wooded valley. There has been a wool mill on this spot since the 1600s. From here, we continue to our hotel in Wolf's Castle.

Wednesday Overnight: Wolfscastle Country Hotel

Walk in the Preseli Hills today; wild rolling moors roamed by sheep and ponies, and home to ancient myths. The bluestones at Stonehenge were quarried here. Not too far away is Nevern Church, with its famous 10th-century cross and 600-year-old bleeding yew. A bit further, we'll find Pentre Ifan, one of the finest megalithic sites in Britain, dating from 3500 BC. Returning to our hotel, we enjoy another highlight “ a talk and reading from Gillian Clarke, National Poet of Wales, who then joins us for dinner.

Thursday Overnight: The Grove

Walk from our hotel through the deep wooded Treffgarne Gorge. We'll see splendid views across the valley to the Treffgarne Rocks. This afternoon, choose to continue walking to our next hotel, or drive to Tenby, a fashionable 19th-century resort with a 13th-century castle. Our home for the next two nights is a luxury country hotel in Narbeth.

Friday Overnight: The Grove

Our final day of walking returns us to the coast, where we walk from Freshwater East to Bosherston via the impressive Stackpole Head. After a pub lunch, we'll take a different route back to the hotel, skirting the lily ponds created 200 years ago by the Campbells of Cawdor. Farewell Dinner in the hotel's highly acclaimed restaurant.


After breakfast, The Wayfarers will transfer you to Carmarthen Railway Station.
"The Leader and Manager were..."great to be with. Everything went smoothly." M&DR
Terrain: Coastal paths, riverbank and estuary trails, undulations of 150-250 feet. 10-12 miles walking per day.


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(Single Supplement $675.00)
Our Wayfarers friends' Price is $4,270.00


24-JUN-18 - 30-JUN-18
23-SEP-18 - 29-SEP-18
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Arrival: Haverfordwest
Departure: Carmarthen Rail Station


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Hotels - Where we stay

Warpool Court Hotel

Warpool Court Hotel

A privately owned hotel set in fifteen acres of coastal land and quiet secluded gardens on the St Davids peninsula - a place of inspiring natural beauty. The hotel commands a southerly outlook over one of the most beautiful coastal stretches in Europe. The view across the delightful lawned gardens, with direct access to the coast path, reveals the gentle sweep of St. Bride's Bay and the offshore islands. All the bedrooms are attractively furnished and have direct dial telephones, radios, flat screen televisions, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities, with most rooms offering Wi Fi internet access. The spacious restaurant, with glorious sea views, provides an ideal atmosphere for enjoying the exceptional cuisine for which the hotel has been renowned for many years. The lounges overlook the gardens and the sea - and there is a computer with broadband internet connection in a quiet corner. There is a heated covered swimming pool and an excellent all-weather tennis court, as well as table tennis and pool tables.

Wolfscastle Country Hotel

Wolfscastle Country Hotel

The spectacular seaside setting overlooking both the Adriatic and the ancient Old Town, combined with flawless service, mark the five-star Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik as an iconic hotel. This beloved Dubrovnik landmark now begins a new chapter in its storied history, unveiling the final stage of interior refurbishment. With its prestigious location, Hotel Excelsior is ready to show its revamped grandeur as one of the most lavish hotels on the Adriatic. Housed in a former 1913 royal villa and built to take full advantage of a west-facing view of the glorious Old Town, Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik enjoys the most enviable location of any hotel in the city “ just a five-minute walk from the medieval fortress walls. It has been welcoming famous guests from the start, including Queen Elizabeth II and Elizabeth Taylor. Its only when you go there that you fully appreciate the magnificence of the setting: the tranquil gardens in which to stroll, a private beach and three restaurants, all offering cinematic views of the Adriatic. For added luxury, there is also an indoor swimming pool, plus a glamorous spa and fitness centre.

The Grove

The Grove

Nestling in the heart of the beautiful Pembrokeshire countryside, The Grove is a luxury country house hotel and one of Wales finest restaurants. Now surrounded by manicured lawns, flower borders, meadows and mature trees, the house underwent a complete renovation in 2007 to restore this magnificent building to its former glory. Each intimate guest room has an individual character and the highest standard of comfort and luxury. Furnished with deep mattresses, the finest quality linen and a sprinkling of modern art, every room also has a DVD player, TV, phone, hairdryer and a wonderful view of the gardens or surrounding countryside. The head chef Duncan Barham has a genuine passion for food and his style is a mix of modern British influenced by classical French techniques. He fully embraces the ethos of eating locally, helping develop The Grove's kitchen garden, and exploring the numerous foraging opportunities in and around the hotel's 26 acres. He designs an exciting seasonal menu which always reflects the best of local produce at that time of year.

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What Is Included in the Price of My Vacation

  • Full-time services of two staff - a Walk Leader and Walk Manager
  • A backup vehicle for resting walkers and moving luggage
  • Comprehensive Travel Information Package and Reading List
  • Diverse itineraries with an emphasis on history, geography, culture, peoples, flora and fauna
  • Demonstrations, wine tasting, admissions to museums and historic sites
  • All ground transfers (ferries, cable cars, trains, etc.)
  • Maps and unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip
  • First-class accommodations with cultural and historical interest
  • All meals - with choices - (Special dietary requirements? No problem!)
  • Wine with dinner
  • On-trail snacks and refreshments
  • All gratuities at hotels and restaurants