Ways to Go · Special Interest Travel
Some may want to taste a bit of everything. Others prefer to spend their time in Wales pursuing a single passion.

Llanthony Priory, Black Mountains

Do you love to hike? Guided tours and walking itineraries will take you from castle to cliff side. We have rivers and ponds teeming with fish, horseback riding, water sports, cycling, mountain biking and just about any other activity you might want to throw yourself into. But we also do tranquil: Wales is an oasis for garden enthusiasts and lovers of landscapes.

Anglesey Walking Holidays

t: 01144 7979 055979
w: www.angleseywalkingholidays.com
e: info@angleseywalkingholidays.com

Crwydro Môn - Anglesey Walking Holidays is a local, Wales-based company offering self-guided walking vacations on the Anglesey Coastal Path.

Walking on the Anglesey Coastal Path

  • Self-guided walking vacations on the Anglesey Coastal Path.
  • Twelve walks are available, ranging from 7-13 miles.
  • Everything is pre-arranged, including accommodations, transport, baggage transfer, supply of maps and route planners, local and historical information.
  • Vacation can be started on any day and on any walk, with optional days off to visit the historic town of Beaumaris and/or a day trip to Dublin.
  • All trips are tailor-made to suit the walker(s).

Celtic Trails

t: 01144 1600 860846
w: www.walkingwales.co.uk
e: info@celtrail.com

Organize independent, self-guided walking vacations (with luggage transfer), weekend breaks, single center vacations and guided tours in Wales.

Walking Wales

  • High-quality independent hiking trips along Wales best long distance trails.
  • Bed and breakfast, accommodation, luggage transfer, maps, route directions, visits to castles and abbeys.
  • Airport /rail terminal transfers and car rental options.

Country Walkers

t: 1-800-464-9255
w: www.countrywalkers.com
e: info@countrywalkers.com

Adventure travel company offering Classic Tours, Women's Adventures, Special Departures and Family Adventures throughout the world.

Wales � Ancient Pathways
7 Day(s)
$3198 - USD
Per person based on two people sharing a room.

  • Traditional Welsh country manor accommodations.
  • All meals and transportation.
  • Accompanied by experienced, knowledgeable and friendly guides.
  • Walks in breathtaking National Parks of Snowdonia and Brecon Beacons.
  • Varied scenery � rolling hills, green valleys, pristine lakes and dramatic coastline.
  • Routes to ancient sites � mystical lakes, enigmatic standing stones, Norman castles and 12th century Tintern Abbey.
  • Celtic trails in the homelands of King Arthur and Druids.

Equitour

t: 1-800-545-0019
w: www.ridingtours.com

Specialize in horseback riding vacations, offering a range of tours to a high standard.

Horseback Riding in Wales
Welsh Mountain Trail
7 Day(s)
April 2006 - October 2006
From $1850 - USD

  • Six nights accommodations.
  • Five days riding.
  • Small group size (maximum 9).

Essence of Wales

t: 01144 1286 677059
w: www.essenceofwales.com
e: info@essenceofwales.com

Whether you want a guide for an hour, a day or a week, Essence of Wales can meet your needs. Company is owned and operated by a qualified Blue Badge Guide who is a member of the Guild of Registered Tour Guides.

Gardens of North Wales
6 Day(s)
From $1260 - USD
Per person, based on two people sharing a room.

  • Tour starts and finishes in the town of Conwy.
  • Half of each day is devoted to visting famous high profile gardens, such as Bodnant and Portmeirion.
  • The other half of each day will be spent at small private gardens, not usually open to the public.
  • Relaxed itinerary enables each garden to be fully appreciated and also allows for unscheduled stops, perhaps to view a bluebell wood in flower or a colony of marsh orchids.
  • Tour led by a qualified Wales guide who lives in North Wales and knows all the gardens well.
  • Accommodation is in friendly, specially selected Country House Hotels and includes Dinner and Breakfast.
  • All entrance fees and ground transport throughout the tour is included.

Price is based on a six day tour but this can be extended or shortened to suit.

Geoff Cooke's Trains & Treasures

t: 01144 1938 556198
w: www.geoffs-trains.com
e: geoff@geoffs-trains.com

Train tours for railway enthusiasts and discerning travelers.

Great Little Trains of Wales
9 Day(s)

  • An itinerary that visits the best known railways with time to ride on and photograph the trains.
  • Inclusive of accommodation, road transportation (incl. airport transfers).
  • Services of a highly qualified driver-guide. Visits include Llangollen, Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis Lakeside Railway, Welsh Highland Railway, Talyllyn Railway, Vale of Rheidol and Welshpool Railways.
  • All entrance charges to sites and attractions included.
  • Maximum in group - 6 with vehicle for your exclusive use.
 
 

Trains & Treasures of Wales
9 Day(s)

  • Tour of mid and north Wales visiting steam railways and varied heritage sites.
  • Inclusive of accommodation, road transportation (incl. airport transfers).
  • Services of a highly qualified driver-guide. Visits include Conwy & Caernarfon Castles, Anglesey, Ffestiniog, Conwy Valley, Snowdon, Aberystwyth, Welshpool & the Borders.
  • All entrance charges to sites and attractions included.
  • Maximum in group - 6 with vehicle for your exclusive use.
 
 

Treasures of Wales
8 Day(s)

  • Leisurely tour of Wales with emphasis on the heritage and natural beauty.
  • Inclusive of accommodation, road transportation (incl. airport transfers).
  • Services of a highly qualified driver-guide. Visits include Bodnant Gardens, Conwy & Caernarfon Castles, Anglesey, Ffestiniog, Conwy Valley, Snowdon, Aberystwyth, Welshpool & the Borders.
  • All entrance charges to sites and attractions included.
  • Maximum in group - 6 with vehicle for your exclusive use.

Haunting Breaks

Enjoy the best of Haunted Wales

Combine rest and relaxation with a ghost hunt. We provide your accommodation, the equipment and a professional team, including a psychic, to guide you through your investigation. All you do is DARE to join us!

Lynott Tours

t: 1-800-221-2474
w: www.lynotttours.com
e: lynott@lynotttours.com

We create one-of-a-kind vacations for groups and individuals.

North Wales Garden Tour
8 Day(s)
May 27 2006 - 2006
$1525 - USD
Price is per person based on sharing a twin room.

  • Visits to both public and private gardens including Bodnant in the Conwy Valley.
  • Visits are interspersed with free time to pursue your interests.
  • Accommodation and breakfast, dinner and afternoon tea daily.
  • Full-time tour leader.
  • All taxes and service charges.

Mountain Travel Sobek

t: 1-888-687-6235
w: www.mtsobek.com
e: info@mtsobek.com

Mountain Travel Sobek pioneered small-group adventure travel back in 1969. The passion that fueled our early years lives strongly on and is evident in the travel experiences we continue to provide each year.

Historic Hikes of Northern Wales
8 Night(s)
May - September
$3590 - USD
Land only, per person based on two people sharing a room

  • Hike ancient trails in the footsteps of prehistoric peoples, pilgrims, drovers, and climbing pioneers�an MTS exclusive!
  • Explore the ruins of ancient abbeys and 13th-century castles, and beautiful medieval villages tucked in rolling hills and valleys
  • An excellent blend of natural beauty, history, and cultural interest�and great hikes, too!
  • Full, detailed itinerary available on our website.

Simply Nice Tours

t: 1-717-243-5112
w: www.simplynicetours.com
e: office@simplynicetours.com

With offices in the US and Wales we are your personal travel specialists for Wales, offering a wide range of escorted and customized tours to Wales

Gentler Walking and Hiking Tours
10 Day(s)
From $1700 - USD

  • Escorted and custom tours to Wales.
  • Eight itineraries to choose from.
  • Small groups.
  • Airport transfer.
  • Charming B&B accommodations.
  • Support available from company offices in both USA and Wales.

The Wayfarers

t: 1-800-249-4620
w: www.thewayfarers.com
e: walk-info@thewayfarers.com

Specialists in walking vacations, The Wayfarers is committed to providing inspired options for the very best of travel on two feet.

Snowdonia � Land of Myths and Mountains
6 Day(s)
July 2006 - August 2006
$2995 - USD
Per person based on two people sharing a room.

  • All meals (wine with dinner).
  • Walk leader and manager.
  • First class hotels.
  • 8-10 miles walking per day in the magnificent Snowdonia National Park.
  • Includes visits to the World Heritage sites of Harlech and Caernarfon castles, a ride on an historic narrow gauge railway and the chance to meet and hear stories from a local hill farmer.

Welsh Sporting Breaks

t: 01144 1686 440730
w: www.welshsportingbreaks.com
e: wsportingbreaks@aol.com

Company is based in Mid Wales and specializes in country leisure pursuits, including falconry, taxidermy and fishing.

Falconry, Fishing and Conservation in the Heart of Rural Wales
2 Day(s)
$1400 - USD
per couple

  • Stay in a beautiful hunting lodge or country house, with breakfasts and evening meals included.
  • Or, for groups of up to 8, in a luxurious holiday barn overlooking the River Wye
  • Experience falconry � walk in the countryside with a bird on your glove and learn the history of this ancient sport
  • Attend a demonstration by Mark Winston-Smith, museum conservator and Principal of the British School of Taxidermy
  • Other activities available include mountain biking, rally driving, horse-back riding and kayaking.
  • Ideal location in stunning mid-Wales

Wheely Wonderful Cycling

t: 01144 1568 770755
w: www.wheelywonderfulcycling.co.uk
e: info@wheelywonderfulcycling.co.uk

Specialize in walking and cycling vacations throughout the UK.

Brecon Beacons Cycle Tour
7 Day(s)
$890 - USD

  • 6 nights accommodation.
  • Luggage transported.
  • Quality bikes and equipment.
  • Includes the towns of Brecon and Crickhowell, the stunning ruins of Llanthony Priory and the Wye Valley.

A shortened 6 day (5 night) version of the tour is also available.

 
 

The Welsh National Cycle Route � Lon Las Cymru
7 Day(s)
$890 - USD

  • 6 nights accommodation.
  • Luggage transported.
  • Quality bikes and equipment.
  • The tour passes through the best part of the National Cycle Route in Mid Wales.
  • Includes Presteigne, Hay on Wye, the Wye Valley Elan Valley and Red Kite country.
  • A shortened 6 day (5 night) version of the tour is also available.
 
 

Welsh Borders Cycle Tour
3 Day(s)
$315 - USD

  • 2 nights accommodation.
  • Luggage transported.
  • Quality bikes and equipment.
  • The route follows the River Teme to its source and includes spectacular views across Offa�s Dyke.

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