Dear Friends Wales is a country steeped in culture, with breath-taking views and a rich and varied history. We, the Cambria Tours team, are passionate about the country we live in, and we want to provide you with the opportunity to experience it through our eyes. We want you to see the real Wales, in all its glory; our country may be small but it has everything you could ever want in a trip! Mountains, beaches, forests, rivers, cosmopolitan cities and tiny villages, a strong cultural identity, music, festivals, dancing, literature and more. Our team of dedicated and passionate individuals have handpicked tours which we believe reflect the multi-faceted and vibrant nature of Wales and there is something for everyone, whether your interest lies in history, literary or even culinary delights. We want you to make the best of your time spent in Wales, and we respect that every clientâ€™s needs are individual. This is why we believe the personal touch is best, and why we think you should consider us and consider Wales for that something just that little bit specialâ€Ś Croeso i Gymru (Welcome to Wales)
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2 Introduction 3 Content 4 About Wales 6 Map of Wales 7 North Wales 8 Mid and West Wales 9 South Wales Highlights 10 Heritage and Cultural tours 12 Historical tours of Wales 14 Literary tours of Wales 15 Culinary tours of Wales 16 Agricultural tours of Wales 18 Self guided tours of Wales 19 Adventure sports toursW 20 Golf tours of Wales 22 Sporting events and tours in Wales 24 Tailor-made tours in Wales 25 MICE 26 Terms and conditions
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Meet the team! Our friendly team in Aberystwyth are looking forward to working with you on your next tour of Wales.
ales may be compact but it features an extremely diverse landscape with mountains, coastlines and woodland. It is, particularly mountainous in the north and central regions. The highest mountains in Wales are in Snowdonia and include Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa), which, at 1,085m (3,560ft) is the highest peak in Wales and England. Wales is full of panoramic views and manages to fit into its small
area three striking national parks and four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the former being Snowdonia, Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast and the latter Anglesey, the Clwydian Range, the Gower Peninsula and the Wye Valley. The Gower Peninsula was the first area in the whole of the United Kingdom to be designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, in 1956. Walesâ€™ also boasts not one but SIX UNESCO world heritage sites, including Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
and Canal, Blaenavon World Heritage Site, Caernarfon Castle, Harlech Castle, Beaumaris Castle and Conwy Castle. In fact, we have a total 641 castles throughout the country.
While English is also spoken throughout the country, our native language Welsh is the oldest language in Britain dating back possibly 4,000 years. It is celtic in origin and is spoken natively in Wales, by some along the Welsh border in England, and in Y Wladfa (the Welsh colony in Chubut Province, Argentina).
s A ‘Visit Britain’ poll showed overseas holidaymakers rank visiting castles in Wales as Britain’s top Must Do activity.
In 2013, visitors to travel website TripAdvisor voted Rhossili Bay, on the Gower Peninsula, the best beach in the UK. This helped it rank as the 3rd best beach in Europe and 10th worldwide.
North Wales is an outstanding area featuring beautiful coastal paths, the stunning Snowdonia national park and the island of Anglesey, an area of Outstanding Natural beauty with plenty of Blue Flag awarded beaches. We have a fabulous range of tours in this area including the sample itineraries seen below.
Royal North Wales Tour
North Wales Coast
Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton (now Duke & Duchess of Cambridge) married on April 29th 2011 and for a period set-up home in Anglesey, North Wales. Everyone’s taking about it so we’ve put together a three day tour of some of the Royal sites in North Wales.
Taste the tang of sea spray and feel soft, golden sand between your toes as you enjoy the beauty of Britain’s finest coastline with this four-day itinerary in North Wales.
Includes: 4 nights’ luxury accommodation, good quality local food on a half board basis, deluxe coach with driver, experienced guides, entry fees to scheduled sites.
Day 1: We will arrive at our hotel and have our evening meal together. Day 2: We will start our tour with a visit to the Conwy area including the world heritage castle, Britain’s smallest house. Day 3: Today we will visit Caernarfon and another listed World Heritage castle, followed by a journey over the Menai straights to Anglesey and visit the village with the longest name in Britain ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch’. Day 4: On our final day we will visit the village of Penmynydd, home to the Royal house of Tudor, followed by the oldest ecclesiastical sites in Wales. We will cross over onto Holy Island and end our tour with a visit to Beaumaris castle, with spectacular views towards the ominous peaks of the Snowdonia National Park that seem to plunge straight into the sea. Day 5: After breakfast we will depart for home.
Includes: 4 nights’ luxury accommodation, good quality local food on a half board basis, deluxe coach with driver, experienced guides, entry fees to scheduled sites.
Day 1: We will arrive at our hotel and have our evening meal together. Day 2: Our tour will begin in Aberdyfi, a thriving little harbour resort in Snowdonia National Park. Later we will take in the stunning surrounding views from the historic narrow-gauge Talyllyn Steam Railway. Day 3: Today we will visit the picturesque seaside resort of Criccieth, including its now rined castle. We will also stop on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula to see the tiny Shoreline hamlet of Porthdinllaen. In the afternoon we will visit the Nant Gwrtheyrn Welsh Language and Heritage Centre, located in a former quarrying village. Day 4: Today we will take a visit to Beaumaris castle and the nearby Victorian Beaumaris Gaol. Following the Victorian theme, we will finally journey to the seaside town of Llandudno and take a ride on the San Francisco style Great Orme Tramway. Day 5: After breakfast we will depart for home.
Mid and West Wales The River Wye was recently voted the public’s favourite river in Wales and England. It was described by voters as “magical and timeless”, “a haven for wildlife” and a place “to get lost and slow down”. Our tour takes in the towns and villages throughout the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Beauty. Includes: 3 nights’ luxury accommodation, good quality local food on a half board basis, deluxe coach with driver, experienced guides, entry fees to scheduled sites.
Snapshot of Mid Wales tour We must admit that experiencing all of Mid Wales in five days simply can’t be done- there’s too much to do and see! However we have tried to include some of the highlights in our circular tour of big, beautiful Mid Wales and we think it’s sure to please all ages. Includes: 4 nights’ luxury accommodation, good quality local food on a half board basis, deluxe coach with driver, experienced guides, entry fees to scheduled sites.
Day 1: Arrive at your hotel and have your evening meal together.
Day 1: Arrive at your hotel and have your evening meal together.
Day 2: The tour commences in Rhayader, the oldest town in Mid Wales which lies beside the River Wye. Later visit Wales’ only commercial maker of handmade Welsh Crystal and watch a glass-blowing demonstration. Later visit Girgin farm, and the spa town of Llandridnod Wells.
Day 2: The Brecon Beacons National Park.
Day 3: Travel south to the market town of Builth Wells and home to the annual agricultural Royal Welsh Show. The next stop is Hay-on-Wye, the town which is famous for its books. The castle, the cinema, the fire station and alleyways are all book shops.
Mid and West Wales are full of beautiful and diverse settings, including Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal, Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains. We have tried to do this diverse area justice in our Mid Wales tours.
Day 4: We will start our day in the market town of Monmouth, the birthplace of Henry V and visit its castle and Nelson Museum. Later we will continue to Tintern and its 12th century Abbey. It’s one of the most serene and faithfully preserved ruin in Britain and was the source of inspiration for the artist Turner and poet Wordsworth.
Day 3: Today we will visit the picturesque Cardigan Bay for some marine mammal spotting. Day 4: Today we will visit Aberystwyth, a proper pierand-prom Victorian seaside resort. We will take a trip on the Vale of Rheidol steam railway, upto Devil’s Bridge, and from here a visit to the ancient site of the Strata Florida monastery. Day 5: Today we will visit the market town of Machynlleth. Then it’s on to Welshpool, a classy half-timbered borders town, whose star attraction is Powis Castle, which has easily some of the best gardens in Britain.
South Wales Highlights The cities of South Wales Our 5 day tour samples the many varied attractions of Wales’ southern cities. Includes: 4 nights’ luxury accommodation, good quality local food on a half board basis, deluxe coach with driver, experienced guides, entry fees to scheduled sites.
Gardens and sights of South Wales
Southern Wales is such a diverse area; it has our cosmopolitan capital city, more rugged coastline and beautiful vales and valleys which make a trip to this area full of things to do and see. The sample itineraries shown below are just a few of the things we can organise for this area.
Set in beautiful surroundings, this tour is the perfect chance to spend 4 days exploring the variety of parks and gardens. Includes: 3 nights’ luxury accommodation, good quality local food on a half board basis, deluxe coach with driver, experienced guides, entry fees to scheduled sites in South and West Wales.
Day 1: We will arrive at our hotel and have our evening meal together. Day 2: Our tour begins in Cardiff – Europe’s youngest capital city. The bustling city’s ample charm has something for everyone: museums, art galleries, castles, intriguing Victorian and Edwardian shopping arcades as well as modern shopping centres. Day 3: On our third day we will head onto Swansea and spend the day perusing it’s many attractions. A visit to Swansea’s oldest and largest indoor market will provide us with the opportunity to experience high quality Welsh food including laverbread, cockles from nearby Penclawdd and Welsh Cakes. The National Waterfront Museum tells the story of industry and innovation in Wales, now and over the last 300 years. Day 4: Swansea sits at the gateway to the beautiful Gower Peninsula - Britain’s first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. We will visit this area to enjoy the picturesque scenery with a local ice cream or a cup of tea. In the afternoon we can include a visit to Oxwich or Weobley Castle. Day 5: Leaving Swansea, we will head west to visit our final city on this tour. The smallest city in Britain and the spiritual capital of Wales, St Davids is more of a bustling village despite its full city status. Take time to explore the magnificent cathedral which nestles in a grassy hollow before exploring the beautiful coastline of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.
Day 1: We will arrive at our hotel and have our evening meal together. Day 2: Our tour will begin with a visit to Dyffryn Gardens just outside Cardiff. Here you will find over 30 different themed areas amongst broad sweeping lawns including - the famous Pompeian garden, theatre garden, cloister garden, rose garden, and exceptional arboretum containing many rare trees. Spend the rest of the afternoon wandering through 1000 acres of historic parklands and ornamental gardens at Margam Park. Day 3: We will travel next west to Upton Castle Gardens in Pembrokeshire followed by the nearby 13th century Carew Castle and Tidal Mill, one of Wales’ lesser known gems. Just outside Haverfordwest is Picton Castle Gardens & Gallery which we will visit next. This features over 40 acres of magnificent gardens, which include woodland and a walled garden with an extensive collection of culinary and medicinal herbs. Day 4: Our final day will begin at, Bro Meigan Gardens tucked away in the Pembrokeshire countryside, about 15 minutes from Newport. Our last stop is Llanerchaeron, an unusual National Trust property just outside Aberaeron. This 18th centuryWelsh gentry estate has survived virtually unaltered for years – so be prepared to be taken back to bygone times.
Heritage and cultural tours
Haunted Wales Any county with as rich a history as Wales will have experienced tragedy and loss. How about a 5-day tour around Wales to experience the frightful and terrifying past that lingers on at bygone sites of battle, haunted houses and deep within the very landscape itself?
Wales may be small, but it is teeming with a strong sense of identity, heritage and culture. The countryâ€™s rich and varied history features battles, losses, victories and romance. Accompany us on an adventure through time where we can experience Walesâ€™ past and present, including traditions, castles and hauntings.
Explore your past If you are interested in the history, geneology or archaeology of a local area, a place of familial significance or any other place of interest in Wales, we are here to help! We can organise tours to get you back in touch with your heritage and explore your family history.
Romantic Castles and Stately Homes Let us arrange a 3-Day tour through North and Mid-West Coast for you or your group. This three-day tour contains some of the areaâ€™s most famous castles and stately homes along the beautiful coast of Wales.
Musical Wales Wales is intricately linked with song and music and was traditionally referred to as â€œthe land of songâ€?. Our musical roots date back to a time when music was a primary form of communication and these traditions are remembered through our world-famous musical and poetical festivals, the Eisteddfods. An all-singing and dancing tour of Wales featuring choirs, traditional folk performances and many other cultural highlights could be arranged.
Historical Tours of Wales The trail of King Arthur Follow the legend of King Arthur and the magician Merlin on his tour across Wales. Arthur’s tale is deeply engrained in Welsh folklore and recalled in many place names.
Includes: 4 nights’ luxury accommodation, good quality local food on a half board basis, deluxe coach with driver, experienced guides, entry fees to scheduled sites. Day 1: We will arrive at our hotel and have our evening meal together. Day 2: On our first day we will visit the border town of Monmouth, followed by Chepstow Castle in the stunning Wye Valley. This will be followed by a visit to Neath and the nearby Craig-y-Ddinas, an extensive cave system that meanders beneath Dinas Rock where Arthur and his knights are said to have been seen guarding a huge treasure. Day 3: We will visit Gower and the ancient burial site of Cefn Bryn, the location of Arthur’s Stone. Next we will head towards the romantic ruins of Dinefwr Castle. Finally we will stop at Carmarthen,(Caerfyrddin), named after Merlin who was said to have been born here. Day 4: From Carmarthen head towards Machynlleth, then continue along the Dovey Valley. This is the area where Arthur is said to have fought his final Battle of Camlan.
Day 5: Our final day will be spent at Llyn Dinas, near Beddgelert, where Arthur’s Knight Owain battled with a giant by the lake. We will continue eastwards to Ruthin where Arthur sought revenge after he was wounded by an enemy called Huai.
Wales is a country steeped in tradition and folklore; scratch the surface and you’ll discover a world of myth, legend and historical wonder. Join us as we traverse the paths once walked by King Arthur and Merlin, giants, warriors and goddesses.
Myths and legends of Wales Our dramatic landscapes have inspired many folk tales, spurred on by the strong story-telling traditions of the Celts. The countryside and coastline of the central heartlands are the romantic setting for many of the stories.
Our three day tour begins in Harlech and at its World Heritage Castle and travels through Dolgellau which is overlooked by the mountain of Cader Idris, named after a mythical giant and warrior. We will take in coastal sites of Aberdyfi, located at the mouth of the sandy Dyfi Estuary, and of Aberystywth for a visit to the National Library of Wales which contains some of the oldest surviving manuscripts in the Welsh language. We will journey from Aberystwyth to Devilâ€™s Bridge, where it is claimed that a crafty old woman outwitted Satan. Finally we will finish off in Llanddewi Brefi, near Tregaron where the Church of St. Davids (Walesâ€™ Patron Saint) stands.
Wales has created and inspired many famous writers and poets, and its influence is still shown in the thriving literary scene which exists in the country. Join us for a literary tour or writing retreat to experience Wales in a different way.
Dylan Thomas 2014 is a big year for Thomas as we approach the centenary of his birth and our Dylan Thomas literary tour is the perfect way to experience this important time. Dylan Marlais Thomas is considered by many to be one of Wales’ greatest poets, and his lilting but sonorous voice becoming almost as famous as his writing. His major works include Under Milk Wood, a play and radio drama set in a fictitious Welsh fishing town, and the famous and moving villanelle for his dying father, “Do not go gentle into that good night”. Our tour will take in Swansea, Dylan’s place of birth, and Laugharne, a small coastal village that Thomas coined ‘the strangest town in Wales’. We will visit the house he was born, 5 Cwmdonkin Drive, and the theatre he sometimes performed in. In Laugharne we will visit the boathouse and writing shed where he used to work which offers breath-taking views of the Taf estuary and wonderful impressions of the Gower beyond.
Be inspired… Wales is a country of stunning scenery and undeniable charm. It has served as a muse for many famous writers including Wordsworth and Tolkien. Perhaps you want a chance to get in touch with your creative side and experience what Wales can do for your literary potential.
We at Cambria Tours organise Writing Retreats in stunning locations and including workshops from award-winning poets and writers.
Cambria Tours also has experience in literary tours throughout the rest of the UK including renowned writers such as the Bronte’s, Shakespeare, Roald Dahl, T S Eliot, Steinbeck, Thomas Hardy and many more. Enquire today for further information.
Who doesn’t like good quality, homegrown food? Wales’ strong farming culture and coastal towns means that the local food is delicious and different in each area. Join us on a culinary trail to sample some of the traditional and innovative food that Wales has to offer!
Culinary tours of Wales Culinary delights of South Wales Our ‘Culinary delights of South Wales’ tour has something for everyone; whether you have a sweet tooth or are hankering for something savoury, or whether you just want to learn more. This educational day trip supports local farms and independent businesses and will give you an insight into the processes behind some of Wales’ famous foodstuffs. We will travel to New Quay first to experience the New Quay Honey Farm which features a shop, tea-room and exhibition. As well as producing honey the farm produces mead, a sweet alcoholic drink made since the Middle Ages from honey. The exhibition, the largest of its kind in Wales, occupies the whole of the top floor of the old Chapel. We will have the chance to see bees working in a variety of natural habitats and also in manmade hives which open to show the mysteries of the bees’ nest. After this we will travel to nearby picturesque Aberaeron
and have a wander along the coast before stopping at Hive on the Quay, a highly commended modern British restaurant which specialises in locally caught fish, organic food and honey ice-cream. The Hive has been recognised in Rick Stein’s Food heroes Guide and by Henrietta Green, a British food expert.
Food trail of North Wales This tour of North Wales takes in traditional and contemporary Welsh food, including Llanbadrig Vineyard on the picturesque island of Angelsey, the award winning Derimon Smokery overlooking the eastern Dulas estuary the picturesque seaside resort of Criccieth, where you’ll have opportunity to sample Cadwalader’s ice cream and why not sample Aerona, the first aronia berry liqueur to be sold in the UK. It’s made using aronia berries from the family farm in Pwllheli and received a silver medal in the Wales the True Taste Food & Drink Awards 2011.
Agricultural Tours of Wales Organic Farming and Biodiversity Wales features some stunning examples of diversified and modern farming that is totally in tune with the environment, and nestles amongst some amazing scenery. We can organise farm stays, workshops and visits during your trip to Wales.
Sheepfarming in Wales The topography of Wales lends itself to sheep farming and this activity has gone on for hundreds of years in all areas. Once it was for the quality of the wool produced but today it is mostly for the taste of the meat. A visit to a Welsh Sheep Farm will be particularly interesting for visitors from Australia and New Zealand but also for visitors who have a general interest in farming. There are several native breeds in Wales, some of which have become officially designated as â€˜rare breedsâ€™ and are receiving particular interest from enthusiasts wanting to re-establish breeds such as the Balwen, a black and white mountain type.
The most important friend the sheep farmer has is his dog. In Wales, where there are more sheep than people, great value is placed upon the skills of the Welsh Border Collie and his handler. Sheepdog trials are an enjoyable part of the annual calendar. A visit to an experienced breeder, handler and competitor is something never to be forgotten.
Wales is still a very rural country and can offer visitors a variety of experiences. Farming and all that is associated with it is still a way of life for many families all over the country. We can organise farmstays or include trips to these and agricultural events for you or your group.
Agricultural shows in Wales The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society was formed in 1904, and the first show was held in Aberystwyth in the same year. The Society has come a long way since those early days and the show has become an important event in the Welsh calendar. The four days is packed with all kinds of livestock, in competition and exhibition, displays, trade stands, retail stalls and entertainment. The permanent showground at Llanelwedd, near Builth Wells, which is set in the heart of the scenic Mid Wales countryside, was first used in 1963. A visit to this or any of the County Shows in Wales offers the tourist a real insight into rural life in Wales.
Welsh Ponies and Cobs The native British Breeds of horses and ponies are admired around the world and the Welsh breeds are renowned for their good looks, adaptability, character and temperament. A visit to a stud or a local show is a great way to see this wonderful selection of ponies and cobs. Come during the spring and summer to see new arrivals and stallions being prepared for shows and stud work. Attend a sale and witness the international perspective. Contact us directly or via the society to make arrangements for visits.
Do you crave a bit more independence or freedom on your holidays? Do you like to take things at your own pace? Then our self-guided holidays could be the ones for you.
Self-Guided Tours of Wales Whether you like to travel by foot, car or on two wheels, our self-guided holidays are the perfect way to explore all that Wales has to offer. Discover the beauty of the Welsh landscape and the friendliness of the local people on your own terms, in your own time. We will supply you with detailed route notes, clear maps and a comprehensive information pack to guide you every step of the way, so there is no need for a guide. Each day your baggage can be collected and moved on to your next hotel so that you are free to enjoy your day.
Why use Cambria Tours? We tailor-make our self-guided trips using expert local knowledge and specially select hotels, guesthouses and B&B so that we can guarantee peace of mind, leaving you to simply enjoy your tour! We offer door to door baggage transfer and 24/7 emergency support and advice.
A few of our suggested walking and cycling routes include:
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Offa’s Dyke National Trail Pembrokeshire Coast Path National Trail Wales Coast Path - South & West Wales North Wales Path Glamorgan Heritage Coast Path Pembrokeshire Coast Path Ceredigion Coast Path Glyndwr’s Way National Trail
The rugged and varied landscape that Wales provides makes it the perfect location for adventure sports that will please anyone with an interest in the great outdoors! Wales’ stunning coastlines and mountain areas, including the highest mountain in England and Wales, provide many challenges for groups who fancy something a little bit different.
Adventure Sports in Wales We offer activites including: • • • • • • • • • • • •
Coasteering White Water Rafting Canoeing Climbing Gorge Walking Adventure Racing Raft Build Hill Walking Sea Kayaking Surfing Mountain Biking Tubing
We can organise tailor-made trips or extensions based on one particular activity, or a combination programme of as many as you want! Whether you have already tried something or not, we can provide activities at every level and you can be sure you’ll be in safe hands with our trained and insured instructors.
We also offer led hiking expeditions which make full use of our fantastic landscape for youth or adult groups, the adventurer who wants a little bit more of a challenge from his hiking holiday or the visitor who wants to sample our historic heritage along with the natural beauty of our landscape.
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Pembrokeshire Coast Path Cambrian Way Welsh 3000 Mid Wales Snowdon Offas Dyke Beacons Way
Golf Tours of Wales Castles and cadies With Wales boasting around 200 golf courses and 641 castles, it would be ridiculous to not create a tour to showcase some of the best and essential ones! This tour is perfect for any golf or landscape lover.
Includes: 4 nights’ luxury accommodation, good quality local food on a half board basis, deluxe coach with driver, experienced guides, entry fees to scheduled sites. Day 1: We will start our tour at Rhuddlan Golf Club, where its par 71, 6482m parkland course was first established as a nine-holer in 1930 and extended to 18, eight years later. After a challenging round of golf and lunch within sight of the beautiful Clwydian Range, we will move on to Edward I’s Rhuddlan Castle a few minutes away. Day 2: Our first stop today is at Bodelwyddan Castle which has been carefully restored as a regional centre of the National Portrait Gallery specialising in Victorian portraits, followed by Wider Castle in Llanrwst situated in the beautiful Conwy Valley and set within a Grade 1 listed 10-acre garden. Gwydir has also acquired a reputation for being one of Wales’ most haunted houses! Leave the north behind for the scenic afternoon drive to Harlech through Snowdonia National Park via Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Day 3: Today we will try our luck on the Royal St David’s championship course at Harlech, overlooked by Edward I’s 13th century castle which looms high on the hill nearby. Day 4: The picturesque resort of Tenby is home to the oldest established golf course in Wales which will take up our morning and in the afternoon we will visit Pembroke castle.
Day 5: Today, our final golfing destination is the South Wales Valleys. Where else can you ‘tee off’ at a 1,000ft feet (300m) above sea level - and enjoy a combination of breathtaking panoramic views and industrial heritage?
Almost half of the 200 or so golf courses in Wales come with stunning sea views, with many of the best ones actually hugging the coastline and offering some of the finest links golf in Britain or – let’s not be bashful here – anywhere in the world. Our golf tours of Wales are the perfect way to relax, get in a world class game of golf and see some of the most beautiful sites Wales has to offer.
Historic Harlech & Llŷn Peninsula There can be few more dramatic backdrops in golf than at Royal St David’s where the renowned links lie in the shadow of Harlech’s magnificent battlements. To the north west, the holiday magnet of the Llŷn Peninsula offers golf of the highest pedigree – James Braid and Tom Morris designed Pwllheli, while Harry Vardon shaped Abersoch. Porthmadog and Criccieth were created by the same influences. The Llŷn also boasts Nefyn & District, one of the most beautifully located courses in Britain. Join us for a 4 day tour of this beautiful area where every round of golf will offer views that will make you never want to leave! Includes: 4 nights’ luxury accommodation, good quality local food on a half board basis, deluxe coach with driver, experienced guides, entry fees to scheduled sites
Sporting events and tours in Wales
Wales loves sport, and the Welsh are very passionate about their teams! The Millennium Stadium stages international rugby, football and speedway, while Swansea City and Cardiff City play top-class opposition every week. The centre of the Welsh horseracing calendar is the Welsh National at Chepstow racecourse and you can watch the best European golfers in action at the Wales Open. There’s pulse-racing action in cycling and motorsport too!
You’ll find something of interest in every major field of sport wherever you go in Wales and we are the perfect company to organise tours featuring the best of these sporting events. The Cambria Tours team is dedicated to creating travel experiences based on specific interests and we believe in the highest level of personalised service. We specialise in sports supporter’s tours, tailormade travel for major sporting events throughout Wales and the rest of the UK, and sports playing tours, festivals and tournaments for schools, clubs
Passion for sport We want to showcase our wonderful country alongside sharing our passion with sports lovers all over the world! We challenge ourselves to create packages for our clients based on innovation and professionalism, and to exceed our guests expectations in terms of culture and comfort. Our tours provide the opportunity to experience the social, cultural and environmental life of our country and we have the right contacts and expert knowledge to allow you peace of mind when you book.
Tailor-made tours in Wales We handle tailor-made packages and series bookings for travel in the whole of Wales (and throughout the rest of the UK). Our team provides distinctive, exclusive and bespoke travel experiences to all our clients and guests.
We offer: • Full programs in Wales, and the rest of the UK • Hotel and Resort reservations, logistics and negotiations • Excursion and activities • Concierge service: Restaurants, shows and events recommendations/reservations • Air/ground transportation and management • Airport meet and greet • Baggage handling • Local Guides • Theme coordination • Special Services (VIP Services, Welcome Gifts, Medical Services)
If you haven’t found exactly what you are looking for so far in our brochure, we can still create a tour tailored exactly to your needs.
We are experts in anticipating the demands of the each and every traveller and we know that personal service and experience is important to you, which makes it important to us too! Taking a hands-on approach to everyone we work with to ensure the right facilities and arrangements for your tour is our number one priority. Our team all live locally and have lived in various locations around Wales, and we are extremely familiar with all the destinations we provide. This means we can assist you in all queries and we can advise on the best way to maximising the educational and cultural elements of any trip and arrange the best combination of activities and accommodation according to budget and group.
Meetings, incentives, conferences and events
We can work around your needs and requirements, whether you require a half-day course to a weeklong event focusing on leadership, goal setting, team building or adventure challenge. We believe our company has the experience and commitment to fulfil expectations according to budget and requirements using innovation, professionalism and attention to detail.
We here at Cambria Tours can provide you and your company, school or organisation with a diverse range of training or incentive events. These events are a great opportunity to build communication, leadership skills and confidence. We specialise in full Event Management Service using the knowledge and experience we have gained in the past through projects we have been involved with.
Our area of expertise lies in events relating to the corporate incentive, sports, medical field, business, cultural encounters, local culinary and entertainment, with specific themed events and gatherings. In the past we have created memorable, cost-effective group travel packages that build camaraderie and enthusiasm among all our participants.
MICE department services:
Transportation and ground service:
• Incentive programs • Meeting and special event planning and management • Awards Ceremonies • Hotel and Resort logistics and negotiations • Site selection services • Meeting space negotiations • Award Ceremonies • Characters, actors and artisans • Entertainment & special events • Themed Parties • Event security • Lighting enhancement • Food and beverage arrangements • Décor, Flora, and staging • Agenda and itinerary development • Participant registration and management • Product Launches
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Air/ground transportation and management Airport meet and greet Baggage handling Private flight logistics Local Guides Theme coordination
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Special Services (VIP Services, Welcome Gifts, Medical Services) Customized surveys for each travel participant Hospitality Desk
Cambria Tours Ltd: DMC Department Terms & Conditions for Tailor-Made Groups 1. Your contract with us Your contract is between you and “Cambria Tours Ltd”, 7 Bridge St, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, Wales, SY23 1PY. It commences when you approve the itinerary detailing the accommodation and activities you have specified with the final confirmed price. You must check the details and confirm they are correct by paying the required balance. Please contact Cambria Tours Ltd immediately if any of the details are incorrect such as the number of people, hotel choice or activities. Once Cambria Tours Ltd receives your deposit Cambria Tours Ltd assume you have checked all the details and that they are correct. Any subsequent changes may incur alteration or cancellation charges. 2. Payment conditions: 25% of the total amount due upon tour confirmation. 50% 10 weeks before arrival 25% 4 weeks before arrival All payments are to be made in pounds sterling (£) Please note: tour confirmation is the time you wish to go ahead with a tour. Pre-arranged tailor-made tours that have been published in tour operator brochures are not confirmed until Cambria Tours Ltd are informed by the operator that the tour is to go ahead. Once confirmation is received that a tour is to progress a contract is sent to the operator for signing. Once agreed and signed all payment conditions above must be honoured. 3. Cancellation or Changes by you. 25% deposit non-refundable from contract signature until 3 months before group’s arrival 50% of the total amount from 10 weeks to 4 weeks prior to group’s arrival 100% from 4 weeks prior to group’s arrival 4. Cancellation by Cambria Tours: If for any reason the tour is cancelled by Cambria Tours 100% of amount already paid is returned. 5. Partial cancellations: You can cancel up to 10% of the entire room block until 1 week prior to group’s arrival 6. Rooming list The rooming list is due 45 days prior to group’s arrival. 7. Your arrival • If arriving by air, your flights to your destination are bound by the terms and conditions of your airline. Cambria Tours Ltd cannot be held responsible for any losses financial or otherwise due to late flights or lost baggage including missing any part of your scheduled activities. Cambria Tours Ltd do promise however to do their best to assist you in such an event and also promise that your transfers will not be affected in the event of your flight arriving late. • If you are transferring to our services using other suppliers, we do not accept responsibility if you suffer illness, injury or death during these transfers - you must ensure that you are adequately covered by the insurance policy you decide to take out. • All timings are shown in ‘local time’. As timings are subject to change, it’s important that you check your travel tickets for the most up to date flight timings. Cambria Tours Ltd is not liable for any change to a departure or arrival time previously given to you or shown on your ticket. It is your responsibility to inform Cambria Tours Ltd of any time changes that will affect pick-up or drop-off times. Additional charges may be incurred if Cambria Tours Ltd is not informed of these changes. 8. Our responsibilities • Cambria Tours Ltd is responsible for the services provided by them. These services must be of a reasonable standard and as described by Cambria Tours Ltd on their website and if not Cambria Tours Ltd will be liable to pay you compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your tour.
• Cambria Tours Ltd do not accept responsibility for any loss or damages caused by any member of your party, failure of someone providing services not connected with us, anyone not connected with either party or reasons due to force majeure. Our liability in all cases shall be limited to the total amount paid to us by you.
• Our suppliers provide some of the activities Cambria Tours Ltd offer. In those instances Cambria Tours Ltd acts solely as a booking agent for them. Cambria Tours Ltd accept no liability whatsoever for any harm, injury or loss including physical or otherwise and even death as a result of taking part in an activity. Whilst Cambria Tours Ltd only work with suppliers Cambria Tours Ltd believe to be highly reputable, Cambria Tours Ltd cannot be held responsible for any false representations given to us by the suppliers. • Please note that some activities may also be considered “hazardous pursuits” by insurance companies and may require a premium if you wish to be adequately covered by the policy you decide to take out. 9. Your responsibilities • Cambria Tours Ltd want you and your group to have a pleasant time, Cambria Tours Ltd therefore expect your group members to behave in an appropriate manner at all times. They will be responsible for any damage caused during the tour. If someone in authority deems you or any member of your party unfit to travel or consider that they are causing discomfort to other people and ask you to leave the accommodation or activity then our contract will be terminated at that moment. Cambria Tours Ltd will have no further obligation to you and full cancellation charges will apply. • It is your responsibility, as booking representative, to inform other members of your party of the terms and conditions stated in this contract. By approving the itinerary you are acknowledging that all members will read, understand and abide by the terms and conditions. 10. Passports, Visas and Health EU citizens do not need a visa to travel to the UK but are required to hold a valid passport valid for SIX MONTHS beyond the date of return. Citizens of other countries may have different requirements and should check with an appropriate embassy or consulate. Cambria Tours Ltd are in no way responsible for anyone not being admitted to a country due to incorrect documentation and shall award no refunds should this happen. -You must tell us of any disability or medical condition that any member of your party has that may require special assistance before you make a booking. Should you not do this Cambria Tours Ltd reserve the right to treat the booking as cancelled by you and apply the appropriate cancellation charges. 11. Complaints If anything is not up to your expectations Cambria Tours Ltd want to know! Please inform your guide, hotelier, service/activity provider, or our own staff as soon as possible so Cambria Tours Ltd can rectify matters quickly and smoothly. Any complaints made after the tour have to be made in writing not more than 28 days after the last of your bookings with us. 12. Insurance You and all members of your party are required to be adequately insured for the whole duration of your tour. Bear in mind that you will need to check that all planned activities are covered by the personal insurance of people travelling within the group. Also remember that most insurance policies should provide cover for unexpected events such as the need to make changes or cancel your booking. It is advised for all operators or agents to make sure that their customers have adequate travel insurance in place, and at time of booking. 13. Force Majeure Neither party shall be liable for any delay or failure to perform any of its obligations if the delay or failure results from events or circumstances outside its reasonable control, including but not limited to acts of God, strikes, lock outs, accidents, war, fire, breakdown of plant or machinery or shortage or unavailability of raw materials from a natural source of supply, and the party shall be entitled to a reasonable extension of its obligations. 14. Governing Law These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the law of England & Wales and the parties hereby submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English & Welsh courts.
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