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Cardiff Bay and Welsh Highlights 2020

Cardiff Bay and Welsh Highlights 2020

The Welsh Capital 's many sights and a variety of mountain and coastal scenery

5 day holiday


Monday 1 June    £419


Single room supplement £100


Insurance £29 inc IPT



4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Excursions as described

Journey on the Brecon Mountain Railway



Day 1 Monday

Depart in the morning for Wales. Arrive at the Exchange Hotel for 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2 Tuesday

We make our way towards some mountains – those of the Brecon Beacons where several peaks are above 2,000ft. We stop for the sights of the historic town of Brecon on the River Usk. This can be
before or after our included ride on the Brecon Mountain Railway, part of the Merthyr-Brecon line, abandoned in the 1960s and rebuilt as narrow gauge. Travel from Pant alongside the Pontsticill Reservoir and as far as Torpantau.

B, D

Day 3 Wednesday

A leisurely start to the day as thereis free time for the city’s many sights. The Castle, Civic Centre, National Museum of Wales, St David’s Centreetc. are within easy reach of the hotel, but closer is the
Cardiff Bay area, the huge regeneration area with exciting developments of every kind. In the afternoon a short excursion to Penarth and Barry Island on the coast.

B, D

Day 4 Thursday

We travel the short distance to St Fagans National History Museum, one of Europe’s foremost open air museums, exploring all aspects of how people in Wales have lived, worked and spent their
leisure time. Admission free. Then some more free time in the Welsh Capital.

B, D

Day 5 Friday

After breakfast we leave for home


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

In South Wales you are never far from a mountain or the seaside, with the wonderful coastline of the Bristol Channel, the openness of the Brecon

Beacons, the thriving capital, Cardiff where we stay and the wholesale regeneration of an area that had been scarred by heavy industry.


EXCHANGE HOTEL, CARDIFF l The Exchange Hotel opened in 2017 after a £40 million regeneration project. Located between Cardiff City Centre and Cardiff Bay, Mermaid Quay is just a short walk. Formerly the Coal Exchange building, this is now a luxury hotel with beautiful rooms, luxury beds and ornate furnishings. The Exchange Hotel also features a tranquil spa, inviting restaurant and bar. All bedrooms are en suite and have all the modern day facilities you would expect from a hotel of this standard.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Chelmsford Victoria Road (coach bays)
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Folkestone services XX Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by Travelodge IG1 !BA
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
x Benfleet Hopes see hope xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up
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