Gorgeous scenery awaits in the crisp autumn season. Admire the colours at the National Botanic Garden, the Deer Park at Dinefwr, along the Pembrokeshire coast and from the carriages of the Gwili Railway.
Day 1 After your taxi pick up, we travel across to Gloucester in time for lunch. We continue to our hotel in Carmarthen where we have a welcome drink before dinner for a chance to meet your fellow guests.
Day 2 Today we visit the National Botanic Garden of Wales, which was created within a beautiful Regency park, with over 100,000 plants and the Great Glasshouse as its remarkable centrepiece – making it perfect for all weathers. Conservation is an important element of the gardens and it is home to the Welsh Rare Plants Project. We have included entry to The British Bird of Prey Centre. Take a walk around the aviaries, enjoy a conservation talk by one of the falconers or watch one of the ﬂying displays (weather dependant). The afternoon is free in Carmarthen.
Day 3 We visit the pretty resort of Tenby this morning and this afternoon we travel further west to Pembroke. Here we have a guided tour of the castle, once the magniﬁcent home of the Earls of Pembroke, and enjoy tea and scones in the Castle Café.
Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast we make our way to the Gwili Railway where we enjoy an 8-mile return journey by diesel locomotive through picturesque farmland and steeply wooded hillsides and alongside the River Gwili. Have a look around the railway museum before we travel by coach to Dinefwr and historic Newton House, set in beautiful parkland. We have free time for lunch before our guided tour.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel to Cardiﬀ for free time over the lunchtime period. We then cross the Severn Bridge and continue to the south coast and our taxis.
Once a favoured retreat of Lord Nelson and Lady Hamilton, our three-star hotel is within walking distance of Carmarthen. Sympathetically modernised, the hotel retains its old-world charm. All rooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. The hotel has a bar, spacious lounge and terrace, a gym and sauna, WiFi and a lift.