Welsh Whisky & Mint

Our super packaged tour of South Wales includes visits to some of the region’s most popular attractions including Tintern Abbey, the Brecon Mountain Railway and The Royal Mint, where we will have the opportunity to make our own money and strike our own coins!

Click here to watch the Brecon Mountain Railway video

Take a look at the Penderyn Distillery with this video


Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 The Royal Mint Experience & Cardiff
This morning, we enjoy a guided tour of The Royal Mint Experience, where we see
how metal becomes coins, observe the striking hall and even have the opportunity to strike
our own coin (extra charge). We spend the afternoon in Cardiff, where we enjoy free time.

Day 3 Tintern Abbey & Monmouthshire
Today we visit iconic Tintern Abbey, nestled on the pretty banks of the River Wye. We have time to explore the remarkable remains of this once jewel in the monastic crown,
founded in 1131 by Cistercian monks. Once a masterpiece of British Gothic architecture
its great west front is still breathtaking today and much photographed. We can take lunch
in Tintern or head directly to Monmouth. Top attractions include the Castle & Military
Museum, Kymin Hill, St Mary’s Priory Church and the Shire Hall.

Day 4 Brecon Mountain Railway & Penderyn Distillery
This morning, we embark on a 6 mile return vintage steam train journey from Pant to Torpantau on the Brecon Mountain Railway. We journey along the Taf Fechan Reservoir before climbing to Torpantau high in the Brecon Beacons. Our 90 minute trip includes a 35 minute stop at Pontsticill station where there is a café and Steam Museum. We have free time for lunch back at Pant Station’s Tearoom and time to visit the locomotive workshop before heading to Penderyn Distillery where we enjoy a guided tour and tasting.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Parkway Hotel & Spa

Cwmbran, Gwent
The quality Parkway Hotel & Spa is located just north of Newport about 17 miles from Cardiff, set in its own grounds, surrounded by green parkland. The hotel has 80 tastefully decorated bedrooms (35 rooms on the ground floor) with all containing a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The public areas are very spacious, including a bar that features an open fire, where live entertainment takes place at the weekends, and a cosy lounge. The elegant and intimate restaurant serves a carvery menu and our guests have full use of the extensive leisure facilities which include an indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna. • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Parkway Hotel & Spa

Cwmbran, Gwent
4 Nights Half Board

Twin from £339pp
Double for Sole Use Supplement from £94
Based on Thursday arrivals

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of carvery menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Live musical entertainment on 2 nights
• Factory tour of Royal Mint Visitor Centre
• Entrance to Tintern Abbey
• Brecon Mountain Railway return journey Pant - Torpantau
• Guided tour & tasting Penderyn Distillery