The Wonders of Wales

The Wonders of Wales
Golf, Gardens, Castles & Culture

7 Nights | 4 Rounds | Travel April - October

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Day 1

This evening depart the United States.

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Day 2

On arrival at the Manchester Airport you will be met by PerryGolf personnel who will assist you with your luggage and transfer to your transportation. Your preferred arrival & departure airport options are dependent on your personal preferences. The closest airport to your first hotel/golf course is listed first. Some airports have direct transatlantic flights from US cities while others only offer service with connections through European hub cities. Our air department is available to talk through your air travel options.

Overnight: Bodysgallen Hall & Spa: Main Hall Superior Room - including Welsh breakfast

 

Day 3

Today play Conwy (tbc). Founded in 1890, Conwy is one of Wales foremost championship courses. The course lies at the mouth of the River Conwy and is a flat links layout allowing for easy walking as it winds it way through the sand hills and gorse. A spectacular setting between mountain, castle, river and sea. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Expert.

Sightseeing Suggestion: Visit Bodnant Gardens, one of the most beautiful gardens in the British Isles, spanning some 80 acres and is situated above the River Conwy on ground sloping towards the west and looking across the valley towards the Snowdonia range. The upper garden around Bodnant Hall consists of the terraced gardens and informal lawns shaded by trees. The lower portion, known as the "Dell" is formed by the valley of the River Hiraethlyn and contains the Wild garden. Onwards to Conwy Castle, a gritty dark stoned fortress commanding a rock above the Conwy Estuary. Conwy was constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his 'iron ring' of castles to contain the Welsh, was built to prompt such a humbling reaction. The views from the battlements are breathtaking looking out across mountains. It is from these battlements that visitors can best appreciate Conwy's other great glory, its ring of town walls. Conwy is the classic walled town. Its circuit of walls, over three quarters of a mile long and guarded by no less than 22 towers, is one of the finest in the World.

Overnight: Bodysgallen Hall & Spa: Main Hall Superior Room - including Welsh breakfast.

 

Day 4

Sightseeing Suggestion: Take a tour to Caernarfon. Dominated by the most imposing and complete of Edward I's castles, with its banded walls and angled towers on the sea front. Enjoy a visit to the old town, still ringed by the almost intact walls. Continue with a trip on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. Trains  travel to the Summit of Snowdon, which at 3,560ft (1085m) is the highest mountain in England and Wales. Your journey begins at Llanberis Station and continues across an impressive viaduct, past a spectacular waterfall cascading through an ancient oak forest, before entering open countryside dotted with long abandoned dwellings and grazing sheep. On fine days the views from the train as you are carried along a spectacular ridge towards the Summit are breathtaking.

Overnight: Hotel Portmeirion: Hotel Room - including Welsh breakfast.

 

Day 5

Today play Royal St David's (tbc), set in an area of outstanding natural beauty with the rugged mountains of Snowdonia and Harlech Castle. While the course is surprisingly flat, it is proven to be one of the most difficult links in Britain with a strict par of 69. Only twice do successive holes proceed in the same direction. Please note a very limited supply of golf carts are available for hire. Certain restrictions may apply, please advise your Golf Travel Expert.

Sightseeing Suggestion: Visit the wonderful Portmeirion Village, developed by Clough Williams-Ellis on his own private peninsula on the Coast of Snowdonia. His lifelong concern was with Architecture, Landscape Design, the protection of Rural Wales and Conservation. The village has several shops and restaurants and is surrounded by the Gwyllt sub-tropical gardens and woodlands and miles of sandy beaches. Continue to Harlech Castle, spectacularly perched out on a rock, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia. The English monarch Edward I built Harlech in the late 13th century to fulfill this very role. It was one of the most formidable of his 'iron ring' of fortresses.

Overnight: Hotel Portmeirion: Hotel Room - including Welsh breakfast

 

Day 6

Make the journey south. Stopping at Brecon, traditional Mid Wales market town nestling in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons National Park in the County of Powys. This magical spot at the confluence of two rivers, the Usk and the Honddu has always been a popular destination offering visitors spectacular scenery and leisure activities.

Overnight: The St.David's Hotel & Spa: Executive Room - including Welsh breakfast.

 

Day 7

Play today at Pennard (tbc), founded around the turn of the century, and originally laid out by James Braid, Pennard has long enjoyed the reputation as 'Wales best kept golfing secret'. Tom Doak, a leading American golf course architect has described it in his book 'The Confidential Guide to Golf Courses' as 'One of my all time favourites' adding 'the site is one of the most spectacular I've ever seen'. Its undulating fairways and greens will give you a fair test of your golfing skills. Pennard is not a long course, but nonetheless provides a stern challenge.

Sightseeing Suggestion: Head west to the Gower Peninsular with its golden sandy beaches, stunning coastline and prehistoric wonders. Visit the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea with an opportunity to glimpse at the life and work of Wales' most celebrated poet. Then we head onto Gower, Britain's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With fantastic views, coastal path walks, beach walks, ancient stone-age discoveries and plenty of fresh air.

Overnight: The St.David's Hotel & Spa: Executive Room - including Welsh breakfast.

 

Day 8

Golf today on Royal Porthcawl (tbc). A unique mixture of classic links and heathland holes, played on lush springy turf. Porthcawl has panoramic views over the Bristol Channel from every hole. Although Porthcawl has never held the Open it has held numerous top Amateur events including the Walker Cup, which featured Tiger Woods in the US team. It is Wales only venue in the top 100 courses in the world.

Sightseeing Suggestion: Visit Tredegar House, located on the outskirts of Newport and easily accessible off the M4 motorway, the 17th-century Tredegar House is one of the architectural wonders of Wales. Its 36 hectares/90 acres of award-winning gardens and parkland include formal areas and wide expanses of grassland. The Ancestral home of the Morgan family and later the Lord Tredegars. The Victorians re-modelled the original seventeenth century house so that they wouldn't have to receive guests straight into the Great Hall. They abandoned the main entrance, and turned the house on its side, building this new entrance in around 1850.

Overnight: The St.David's Hotel & Spa: Executive Room - including Welsh breakfast.

 

Day 9

Depart the United Kingdom from the Cardiff, Bristol or London Heathrow Airport.

 

Pricing

For current pricing and customized options, contact a PerryGolf Travel Expert at 1.800.344.5257or Information@PerryGolf.com.

PLEASE NOTE: This Sample Itinerary is provided primarily for research purposes. You are entirely welcome to book it as shown (based on availability), but keep in mind that it may be customized in any way you wish.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • Accommodation in hotels listed with room category and dining basis as detailed in the schedule.
  • Green fees for rounds of golf as listed in schedule.
  • Ground transportation throughout as detailed below.
  • Assistance of PerryGolf's local office at your destination.
  • Travel pack with useful information on areas visited in your tour.
  • Local taxes.

Conditions of Your Customized Quote

  • It will be priced in United States Dollars (US$).
  • It will be good for a period of 30 days from the date as quoted on your schedule. Rates do increase, and we recommend that you save a copy of the quotation you receive for your own records.
  • It neither implies nor provides any assurance of availability for the above inclusions
  • To guarantee these rates we require a non-refundable deposit of 25% of the agreed land cost per person, subject to a minimum $1,500 deposit, their name and golfer's handicap and home club at the time the reservations are requested.
  • To make a reservation please contact a Golf Travel Expert on 1-800-344-5257 or Information@PerryGolf.com

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Ground Transportation

SELF-DRIVE:
National Car Rental: Ford Galaxy. Includes Unlimited Mileage, Damage Liability Waiver and Risk Reduction Cover, thus no excess applicable should your vehicle sustain damage or loss.

PerryGolf VIP Coach: Complete with 8 oversize seats with 2 tables, CD, DVD, PA, Radio, 2 monitors, large fridge, ice box, jacket storage, shoe store, air-con and webasto heating.

Your Golf Concierge Driver: Your personal Concierge Driver will be with you throughout your stay. In addition to driving you safely, they take care of your golf equipment, assist you on arrival at hotels and golf courses, make dinner reservations and sightseeing suggestions, and generally remove the normal worries associated with organizing a golf trip to make your experience as seemless and enjoyable as possible. To view a short video presentation featuring our Concierge Drivers click here.

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HOTEL Information

BODYSGALLEN HALL & SPA

Situated just outside the town of Llandudno, this magnificent 17th century house sits amidst 200 acres of its own parkland with spectacular views of Snowdonia mountain. The house is adorned with antique furnishings and fresh flowers which creates a warm ambience. The hotel has two restaurants, with imaginative food, which has been awarded three rosettes by the AA for fine-dining in the Main Hall, and is prepared from fresh local produce and complemented by fine wine. 1620, Bodysgallen Hall's new Bistro opened at the end of 2008, and offers simpler good value food in a contemporary setting. There are 15 extremely comfortable bedrooms in the Main Hall. Each bedroom has been individually decorated. There are 16 cottage suites, with picturesque names like Pineapple Lodge, Castle View and Gingerbread House and are situated in the grounds, for guests preferring a greater degree of privacy. Bodysgallen Hall's Health and Fitness Spa, approached by a short walk through the garden, has been converted from the original stone built farm. It contains a 50ft swimming pool, spa bath, steam room, sauna, relaxation room, a clubroom, together with five beauty treatment rooms.

 

HOTEL PORTMEIRION

Portmeirion can truly claim to be unique. This fantasy village, the creation of architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, stands on its own private peninsula overlooking sea, sand and mountain. At its heart is Hotel Portmeirion, whose beguiling, eclectic character matches that of its amazing surroundings. Decoration and furnishings in its glittering rooms are based on many different themes. There's the Mirror Room, for example, with floor-to-ceiling gilt-framed mirrors. Throughout, there are artefacts and antiques brought from as far afield as China. And the curvilinear art deco dining room is a stunning space designed to convey the atmosphere of a grand ocean liner. At high tide it seems almost to be afloat, an impression enhanced by the stone ship permanently moored outside! As well as the view across the estuary, guests enjoy a fine classical cuisine based on the best of fresh local ingredients, complemented by an outstanding wine list.

 

THE ST.DAVID'S HOTEL & SPA

The St David's Hotel & Spa is positioned spectacularly on the waterfront of Cardiff Bay and is the leading luxury hotel in Cardiff. Less than two hours from central London, this stylish hotel is flooded with natural light creating a calming and tranquil atmosphere that delivers an unforgettable stay. The Marine Spa, was voted as one of the top 15 spas in the UK by Conde Nast Traveller, is the ideal place to relax and let your cares melt away. Cardiff Bay is now one of Europe's biggest and trendiest waterfronts with numerous bars, restaurants and shops on the doorstep you're never short of something to do outside of the hotel. Classic bedrooms can be found on the 4th and 5th floors. Designed in neutral fresh colours, decorated with Italian furnishings and marble bathroom, there's a feeling of space and tranquility in every standard bedroom. Each with floor to ceiling views across Cardiff Bay and access to your own private balcony, experience one of the best views in the city. Every bedroom also comes with ensuite facilities, wall mounted LCD TV, tea and coffee making facilities, work desk with computer points, air conditioning, hairdryer, iron and ironing board.

 

AIR TRAVEL SERVICES

PerryGolf offers a full service air department to assist in the planning and coordination of airline travel. We encourage you to consider traveling on our Preferred Airline; British Airways which provides an extensive route network to all of our destination cities. For further details on our air travel services and competitive rates please call 1 800.344.5257 ext 230 or email air@PerryGolf.com

Wales' Golf Vacation Packages including Royal Porthcawl

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