North Wales is one of Britain’s oldest established tourist regions - rich in history, steeped in legend, distinct Celtic traditions and heritage, some of Britain’s most spectacular mountainous scenery (Snowdonia) and a pace of life more relaxed than the rest of Britain. The Ancient Welsh tongue is one of the oldest languages in the world ... we can start by learning ‘Croeso’ - the legendary Welsh welcome!
After our visit of Wales we will wander through time in Ireland's Ancient East. The first impression here is a land carpeted by lush landscapes and idyllic towns, framed by the River Shannon and the Irish Sea. But this region is also full of secrets (just ask the locals and the stories will spring to life). With over 5,000 years of history, there are legends here from both ancient times and modern day.
- Llandudno - one of Wales’ most popular seaside resorts
- Betws-y-Coed and Snowdonia National Park
- Conwy Castle - a masterpiece of medieval architecture
- Bodnant Gardens - one of the oldest and most visited formal gardens in Wales
- Welsh Male Choir
- Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
- Kilkenny - the heart of Ireland’s Ancient East
- Waterford - Ireland’s oldest city
- Rock of Cashel
- Tullamore Distillery
- River Shannon Cruise and Athlone Castle
- Bru Na Boinne - one of the world’s most important prehistoric landscapes
*** Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.