- Visit ancient sacred sites, Pagan and Christian
- Enjoy an evening of poetry with the National Poet of Wales
- Breathtaking coastal scenery
- Insight into Welsh history, culture and language
- 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 blue stones 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, while the hand of Man is evident in a 5000-year-old New Stone Age cromlech and, in contrast, the national cathedral of Wales in St Davids.
Sunday Overnight: Warpool Court Hotel
Monday Overnight: Warpool Court Hotel
Tuesday Overnight: Wolfscastle Country Hotel
Wednesday Overnight: Wolfscastle Country Hotel
Thursday Overnight: The Grove
Friday Overnight: The Grove
(Single Supplement $565.00)
Departure: Carmarthen Rail Station
Hotels - Where we stay
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
The Wolfscastle Country Hotel & Allt yr Afon Restaurant, a former vicarage nestling in the lush mid-Pembrokeshire countryside, is still known locally by its original name "Allt yr Afon" ("Wooded Hill by the River"). The hotel is very much a family affair in ambience and character and guests regularly comment very favourably on the warm welcome and friendly atmosphere which, combined with good service and fine food, guarantee a memorable experience. The hotel is a careful blend of the old and the new, the rooms practical as well as comfortable. Each bedroom has been recently refurbished and has private bathroom with shower, telephone, satellite TV and tea/coffee facilities. Over the years an enviable reputation has been gained for the cuisine and, in particular, for the use of fresh local produce, caringly prepared by the chefs. The hotel has consistently earned an AA Rosette for culinary excellence.
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