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2 Day Wild Wales and Horse Riding Tour

Departing from London, we head out towards Wales, travelling through stunning scenic Oxfordshire and Cotswolds countryside. Then it is across the border over the River Severn estuary into Wales. Our first stop is from the gateway of Wales to historic Chepstow where we visit the thousand year old castle and enjoy a lunch stop.

Then it is on to explore the impressive Wye Valley and ruins of Tintern, a twelfth century Cistercian Abbey that inspired Wordsworth poetry and Turners art.

Next we travel through the enchanting south Wales countryside to the famous town of Hay-on-Wye, before heading off to your accommodation where you can enjoy a traditional Welsh evening meal.

Next day we head to the Brecon Beacons National Park to the renowned Cantref Horse Riding Centre, where you will enjoy a magnificent half day of Horse riding through the beautiful Welsh countryside, with a stop for lunch at a traditional village pub.

All riders receive tuition before setting out and no experience is required.

Your tour concluded, enjoy stunning scenery travelling back to London.




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Tour Highlights

  • Half a day's horse riding in the Brecon Beacons National Park - an adventurer's paradise!
  • Sightseeing in Chepstow and Wye Valley along the way
  • 1 night's accommodation in Baskerville Hall with breakfast in multi-bedded rooms
  • Travel by executive coach
Brecon Beacons
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Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Chepstow, Tintern and Hay-on-Wye

Day 2

Breacons National Park

Day 1

Our adventure begins as we travel west over the border, crossing the River Severn estuary and into another country – Wales.  The first stop is Chepstow with its impressive castle; the oldest stone fortress in the country.  Here the beautiful River Wye merges with the Severn and flows out to the ocean.

This ancient Welsh port provides us with an early lunch stop before we explore the Wye Valley and visit the ruins at Tintern, a 12th century Cistercian Abbey whose romantic delights inspired the poetry of Wordsworth and the paintings of Turner.

As we continue our journey westwards we enter the dramatic hill country of South Wales and visit Hay-on-Wye, the famous town of books, which boasts a yearly festival that Bill Clinton once called ‘the Woodstock of the mind’.  Here, amongst the quiet, narrow streets there will be time to look around the many second hand bookstores before we head off to our accommodation where you can enjoy a relaxing evening meal.

We stay overnight in Baskerville Hall on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in 130 acres of Welsh countryside.  Built in 1839 by Thomas Myners Baskerville, the Baskervilles were family friends of Sherlock Holmes author Arthur Conan Doyle who was a regular visitor to Baskerville Hall.  It was here he learnt of the legend of the hounds of the Baskervilles.  It is reputed he wrote his famous case for the detective on nearby Hergest Ridge, but at the request of his friends (who did not want their beautiful part of Welsh countryside invaded by tourists) he actually set the book in Devon!

Day 2

Our second day involves a half day’s horseback riding in the Brecon Beacons National Park, taking in remote bridleways and ancient tracks with views of the stunning mountains, an important feature of the Welsh countryside.  The riding is organised through Cantref Horse Riding Centre. The centre has been established for over 40 years and is the only horse riding centre that goes into the Brecon Beacons.  All riders will receive instruction in outdoor riding in the centre before leaving for your ride.  A relaxing stop in a village pub for food and refreshment will also be given (food and drinks not included in tour price).

Important Information

  • No knowledge of horse riding required! Experienced instructor accompany group.
  • All horses are well trained and used to special trails.
  • Weight limit applies for all riders of 16 stones/224 pounds/101 kgs. Anybody over this weight please contact us before booking.
  • The typical group size on our 2 day Horse riding in Wales tour is 30-40 people.
  • You will travel by 49 seater luxury air-conditioned coach in what will be an excellent, shared experience with one of our professional Tour Managers.
  • Please note, entry to Tintern Abbey or Chepstow Castle is not included in the tour price.

Accommodation

Your tour includes 1 night’s accommodation in Baskerville Hall with breakfast in multi-bedded rooms, but you can select an upgrade to a twin or double rooms. If you do not select a upgrade you will automatically be placed in a room with customers of the same gender.

Departure times

08.00am Outside exit at Gloucester Road tube station
08.00am From International Students’ House, 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN
The meeting point  is in the car park (just outside reception) of International Student House (ISH). ISH is directly opposite Great Portland Street tube station but also a very easy walk from Warren Street, Regent’s Park and Baker Street tube stations.

This tour normally ends by 19.30-21.30pm in London.



FAQ’s

What meals are included?

Breakfast is included on all overnight tours.  Lunches are not included, unless otherwise stated.  Evening meals are included when stated on the tour itinerary.  On tours of seven days or more, generally fifty percent of dinners are included.  Please check the itinerary page for exact details.

Where does the trip depart from?

Each UK trip will have a dedicated pick up point in central London.  Shorter duration trips will normally depart from Victoria Coach Station, with longer duration trips leaving from the London Reception Centre, near to Waterloo train station.  Departure points will be confirmed before booking a tour.

Can I get picked up from my hotel?

Pick up from hotels is not possible.  You will need to make your own way to the departure point.  However some tours do have a designated hotel departure, which you can stay in prior to the trip.  Please ask at time of booking for departure points and we can direct you to local hotels.

Are entrance fees included?

Entrance fees are included where specified on the itinerary.

Can I pay in dollars?

All tours are quoted and charged in pounds sterling, but you can pay using your local card and currency.  We will debit the card in pounds sterling and your bank will use their exchange rate at that time to deduct the amount in your local currency.

What time does the trip leave and return?

Departure times will vary depending on the itinerary.  European tours departing from London will usually leave between 05.00am and 07.00am.  Multi day UK tours will leave between 06.00am and 07:30am.  Day trips will depart between 07.00am and 09.00am.  European and worldwide tours that start in an overseas city will have a welcome reception on day one of the tour which is usually around 18.00pm.

Return times vary depending on the itinerary.  All the full day coach tours should be finished by no later than 19.00pm, traffic permitting.  The train tours return between 20.00pm and 22.00pm.  Longer duration trips will return between 16.00pm and 19.00pm.  All times will be confirmed at time of booking.

Is this a definite/guaranteed departure?

A definite departure is guaranteed to operate for that given departure date.  A trip that is not yet designated a definite departure is not yet guaranteed to operate based on current booking numbers.  If a trip and departure date you are interested in is not yet definite, do not let this discourage you from booking.  The more paid passengers received, the odds of the trip operating increase.  In the slim case that the operator withdraw a trip you are booked on due to a lack of numbers, you are entitled to a full refund of any funds already paid towards the tour, or if flexible with your time, we can move you onto another departure.

Who travels on these tours, who else is booked?

Whilst we can not confirm exactly who else is booked on a tour, we can guarantee you will be travelling with fellow liked minded travelers who share a passion for travel, fun, adventure and discovery.  All tours will be run by English speaking guides and age ranges will vary.  The beauty of taking a guided holiday is you’ll have the opportunity to meet and travel with people from all over the globe.

Are transfers included from the airport?

In general, if you are joining or departing your guided holiday on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included (excludes itineraries starting and/or ending in London).  You’ll find specific information on the itinerary’s page.

What optional excursions can I do and can I book them now?

Optional experiences are available on some tours.  These are activities that are not automatically included, but offered during your trip to enhance your travel experience.  These are all bookable whilst on the tour via your tour guide/travel director.  These are payable by cash or card.



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