WYE VALLEY TOUR

 

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Tour held on Tuesday & Friday in 2014 (& 2015)

Highlights
►Caerleon former Roman Garrison to visit Amphitheatre, Roman Baths & Roman Museum
►Chepstow Castle the UK's oldest Norman Castle founded in 1067AD
►Tintern Abbey
►Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
►Vale of Usk

 
 
PRICES GBP*: Adult £45.00  | Over 60s & Student £40.00 | Child £25.00 (5 years and under 16 years
 
Price Includes
► Top of the range Mercedes air-conditioned mini-coach
► Professional driver
► Local guide.
 
Not Included
► Lunch and refreshments
► Entrance fees x(2):
Chepstow Castle Adult £4.50 | *Concession £3.40| **Famiy Ticket £13.50
Tintern Abbey Adult £5.50|*Concession £4.10 | ** Family Ticket £16.50
* Concession= 60 years and over, students & children under 16 years
**Family Ticket admits 2 adults and all children under 16 years
 
Tour summary
Your tour travels east to Wales' only land border starting with Caerleon town where historians say the extent of Roman remains in the town is impressive: Amphitheatre, Roman Baths and Roman Museum.  Enjoy scenic Welsh countryside from rolling lush hills to green valleys, quaint villages, farms and livestock. The Wye Valley, awarded an Area of Outstanding National Beauty offering the most  perfect setting for Tintern Abbey and Chepstow Castle, film location for the 50th anniversary of Dr Who.  At Chepstow take an optional short walk across the Regency Cast Iron bridge to visit England on the opposite side.  
 

►Start time 09:00 and return time 17:30 approx

►Departs from outside the steps at the National Museum Cardiff -click map
 

ITINERARY

Travel east of Cardiff to Caerleon town, formerly called Isca Silurum, the permanent garrison for the Second Augustan Legion of the Roman army back in the first century AD.  The extent of Roman remains in the town is impressive, and regarded as Britain's most revealing Roman site. Join your guide on a private tour of the Roman Bath House, Amphitheatre and the Roman museum. All admissions are free.

Continue our journey through the lush green Vale of Usk, with gentle rolling hills and farmhouses,  to the southeast border town of Chepstow.  Enter the town by driving through the 13th century gateway to the the town and see the River Wye which is the boundary separating Wales from England.  During your visit take a short walk (only 5 minutes) across the Regency Cast Iron Bridge to England.  Chepstow offers a good selection of lunch options, which your guide will give helpful advice. After lunch take a private guided tour of Chepstow Castle, the UK's oldest Norman castle founded in 1067AD, or the option of free time in the town. 

From Chepstow take a scenic journey to the Wye Valley, awarded an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  If you visit in spring you will find ancient woodlands carpeted with bluebells, wild garlic and wood anemones, in summer the meadows come alive with wild flowers followed by one of natures grandest displays, the autumn colour changes in the ancient forest, and in the winter months take advantage of the extensive views as most of the trees are bare of foliage. At Tintern, a private guided tour of the 13th-century abbey, truly a masterpiece of decorated Gothic architecture which has inspired poets and artists for centuries.  Late afternoon travel through Tintern Parva village onto the back roads through quaint villages and beautiful countryside.

 

Return to Cardiff  at 5.30pm approximately.

 

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*Tour prices will increase effective March 1 2015: Adult £48.00|Concession £43.00|Child £28.00

 

 

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