Touring Wales by Coach
Wales is beautiful, historic, diverse, and a lot bigger than many people realize. Considering the area of Wales, and the fact that many roads are not particularly fast ones, a coach tour covering the whole country would be quite a long one. Most people therefore tour one part of Wales rather than the whole country and return their often for its combination of offering incredible beauty, excitement and cheap holidays .
A North Wales coach tour will typically last 4-5 days. Usually based in a hotel in either Llandudno or Rhyl, you would probably have a series of half and full day excursions to places such as Snowdonia, the North Wales coast and Anglesey, and Llangollen. On tours such as this, you would probably have dinner, bed and breakfast included and there may also be evening entertainment on some nights, as well as free time for shopping or seeing the town you are staying in.
Mid Wales is often neglected by holidaymakers in favor of the north or the south of the country, and you may be surprised how much it has to offer. Aberystwyth is one of the must-see places in mid Wales. It is a seaside town which still has a lot of its Victorian charm. With a beach, castle ruins, and on a clear day a view of Snowdon, you really should put the town on your mid Wales itinerary. Other common destinations on mid Wales tours include Llandrindod Wells, Llanwrtyd Wells, which is the smallest town in Britain, and Welshpool. Some mid Wales tours also include the Wye Valley, including Hay on Wye and Ross on Wye.
A south Wales coach tour will usually include a variety of excursions. From the hustle and bustle of modern Cardiff, with it’s amazing areas of bars and restaurants to the slightly more neglected Swansea, to beaches and beautiful hills and rivers. For a taste of the seaside, Mumbles is often included, and the Gower Peninsula, which was Britain’s first designated area of natural beauty is also often a feature of South Wales tours.
Advantages of seeing Wales by coach
Whichever region of Wales you go to, you will still experience the advantages of coach travel. Many tour operators offer a convenient local pick-up so you don’t have to worry about getting to main transport hubs to get your coach. The environmental impact of a coach holiday is much less than the equivalent number of people taking their cars, and the knowledge that the tour company have built up over the years is invaluable. This will save you time, hassle and possibly even money on your holiday.