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A small country with a big personality, a distinct culture and an action-packed 2000 years of history.

Caernarvon_Castle_1.jpgCaernarfon Castle is one of the most picturesque in Wales

Welsh Tours

The number of castles are testament to this - no less than 641. From defensive beginnings to Tudor banqueting and Victorian decadence, the splendour of these fortresses will touch the soul. Dozens of them are beautifully preserved and in spectacular surroundings.

Spectacular aerial footage of Caernarfon Castle © Crown copyright (2016) VisitWales

Harlech Castle is one of six World Heritage Sites in Wales and sits spectacularly on the mountain side, overlooking Tremadog Bay at the edge of Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. It is one of the most famous castles in Great Britain. Conwy is also a firm favourite – a true medieval marvel, perched on a rock in with Snowdonia in the background.

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In fact, North Wales was listed at number four in Lonely Planet's Top Ten 'Best in Travel 2017' list, described as a 'stunning area with a vast array of activities on offer to keep travellers entertained'. Wales is magical on a winter vacation too.

Plas Dinas in North Wales was the ancestral home of Lord Snowdon, who married Princess Margaret in 1960. Now a luxury hotel, this is the perfect place to stay on a Royal Britain Tour.

There's something for everyone on the North Wales coast. One of the most popular parts of the UK for seaside holidays, North Wales boasts numerous coastal resorts catering for all tastes, within a stone’s throw of spectacular Snowdonia National Park. 

Here are our suggestions for five things you can do in Wales to make your tour special!

Land of History and Heritage

Wales is renowned for its heritage railways, which delight passengers as they travel through the dramatic Welsh countryside. The Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, for example, operates two fabulous heritage lines in North Wales.

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Ffestiniog_Railway_3.jpgFfestiniog Railway © Neil Redler

The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest narrow-gauge railway in the world, with almost 200 years of history, and the Welsh Highland Railway is the UK's longest heritage railway, which runs for 25 miles through the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia National Park.

A steam train leaving Porthmadog Station on the Ffestiniog Railway © Crown copyright (2016) VisitWales

Yr Ysgwrn in Snowdonia, former home of Hedd Wyn, a Welsh language poet who was killed in World War One and was posthumously awarded the bard’s chair at the 1917 National Eisteddfod, recently reopened after major restoration work and is well worth a visit.


Gladstone's Library in north east Wales is the ultimate stopover for bookworms! Britain's finest residential library, it was founded by the great Victorian Prime Minister William Gladstone himself and, following his death in 1898, became the national memorial to his life and work.

Gladstones_Library_1.pngGladstone's Library

Powis Castle started life back in the 13th Century, with a magnificent collection of paintings, tapestries and Clive of India treasures  has become world famous for its baroque gardens, hewn out of the red sandstone in the 17th century.

Powis_Castle_-_2_-_Copy.jpgThe magnificent Powis Castle and Gardens

The human story of Britain goes back thousands of years and there are dozens of ancient sites to visit and explore, many of which are in Wales, including Castle Henllys Iron Age Fort and Pentre Ifan burial chamber. Read more here.

Pentre_Ifan_Group_-_June_2018.jpgTour guide Dai Phillips with one of our groups at Pentre Ifan, Pembrokeshire

Strata Florida (pictured below), which translates from Latin as Vale of Flowers, is the romantic ruin of a former Cistercian abbey, founded in 1164, near Tregaron in mid Wales.


You can also discover more about the history of Wales by exploring the archives, collections and manuscripts of the country on one of our tailor-made tours.

Garden Tours

Other gardens to tempt include Aberglasney, an inspiration to poets since the 15th Century, Bodnant, which is situated above the River Conwy in North Wales and boasts fabulous views of Snowdonia National Park, and Plas Brondanw, the Arts and Crafts inspired garden designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis of Portmeirion fame. 

N98-958-SP-A5_-_Copy.jpgBodnant Garden © Crown copyright (2016) Visit Wales

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Portmeirion is an eccentric Italian style village close to Porthmadog in north west Wales. It was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1976 and is a now a must-see tourist destination. Williams-Ellis wanted to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it and he hoped the village would make people to think about buildings in the landscape.

Portmeiron_1.jpgPortmeirion © Neil Redler

A bird's-eye view of Portmeirion © Crown copyright (2016) VisitWales

Choir Tours

Wales is famed for its singing and male voice choirs are still as popular today as ever. More than a quarter of the nation are able to speak Welsh, a language 4000 years old, dating back to roman times. You’ll hear this fabulous language spoken and see it on road signs throughout Wales.

Nant_Gwynant_2.png  Nant Gwynant Valley in North Wales

Why not visit Wales’s capital city, Cardiff? This is the youngest capital city in Europe and, no doubt you’ve guessed it, there is a castle there too - together with the acclaimed Museum of Wales which houses Wales’s national archaeology, art, geology and natural history collections and major visiting exhibitions. 

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Millennium_Centre_Cardiff.jpgWales Millennium Centre, Cardiff, is one of Wales's leading cultural venues

Cader Idris (or Cadair Idris) has to rank amongst the most iconic mountains in Wales, after Snowdon, and is well worth a visit. Although only 2,930 ft (893m) high, it is very much a ‘mountain’ and the hike to Penygader i involves scrambling over rocks and boulders.

Cadair_Idris.jpgCader Idris

The spectacular Elan Valley in mid-Wales, pictured below, is beautiful at any time of year.

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Golf Tours

In a new initiative for 2020, Janet Redler Travel & Tourism has invited EuroWales Golf Vacations to design unique golf tours of Wales for our clients. EuroWales has been involved in arranging bespoke golf tours for over 25 years and, while featuring courses of outstanding character in all corners of the British Isles, EuroWales remains the leading Wales golf specialist. Read more about our golf tours here.

Aerial_view_of_Old_Course_and_Porth_Dinllaen_village_Nefyn_and_District_Golf_Club.jpgAerial view of Nefyn and District Golf Course © Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales

For those seeking adventure, Wales offers a wide range of adrenaline-packed activity. From surfing in Snowdonia to speed boat rides down the Menai Straits, North Wales is famous for its exhilarating activities. Exciting new adventure attraction Bounce Below, an underground trampoline park in a disused slate cavern near Blaenau Ffestiniog, was ranked number one in USA Today’s list of new travel adventures for 2016.

A day out in Snowdonia is also perfect for following in the footsteps of some of Wales's most famous people, such as Hedd Wyn, Bishop William Morgan, Thomas Charles and Mary Jones.

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Food and Wine Tours

For food and wine connoisseurs, we have developed a number of food and wine tours to excite the taste buds. For instance, we haves teamed up with a number of leading vineyards to create a tour which showcases the best of Welsh and English wine. And it’s not just wine – Janet Redler Travel and Tourism can organise visits to the best breweries, distilleries and cider producers, as well as tours for foodies which take in Wales’s best restaurants and cookery experiences. 

Bottle_of_wine_and_glasses_Llanerch_Vineyard.jpgLlanerch Vineyard near Hensol in the Vale of Glamorgan © Crown copyright (2014) Visit Wales

Whether it is the chance to try one of the country’s five Michelin starred restaurants, a cookery weekend in the heart of Snowdonia, a luxury wine tour offering a flavour of the exceptional wines produced in Wales these days, or a trip to a brewery, such as the award-winning Monty’s in Powys, we can create a food and drink tour to suit every palate.


Helen Moriarty from Janet Redler Travel & Tourism recently enjoyed afternoon tea at Llangoed Hall, a luxury country house hotel in the beautiful Wye Valley of Wales.


King Arthur's Britain

Why not step back in time and explore King Arthur's Britain? King Arthur is one of Britain’s greatest legendary figures, with his origins lost in the mists of time. The mythical king, who many think could have been a real person, is associated with numerous landmarks across Wales and other parts of Britain. Enjoy a tailor-made tour with Janet Redler Travel & Tourism discovering the sites and locations linked to Arthurian legend.

If you or your group would like to enjoy your own tailor made Welsh tour, please do contact Janet Redler Travel & Tourism today.

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