Cardiff & the Royal Mint

Cardiff & the Royal Mint

New for 2017 - We visit The Royal Mint; the only place in the world where you can watch the UK's coins being made! This fascinating experience allows you to go behind the scenes and discover many secrets of The Royal Mint. Also included is entry to Caerphilly Castle - the largest castle in Wales and Castell Coch , meaning the "Red Castle" in Welsh.

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New for 2017 - We visit The Royal Mint; the only place in the world where you can watch the UK's coins being made! This fascinating experience allows you to go behind the scenes and discover many secrets of The Royal Mint. Also included is entry to Caerphilly Castle - the largest castle in Wales and Castell Coch , meaning the "Red Castle" in Welsh.

Sunday 8th - Wednesday 11th October 2017

 

£299 per person

 

 

Price includes: 3 night’s Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the 3 star Holiday Inn Cardiff City Hotel, plus entry to The Royal Mint, Caerphilly Castle and Castell Coch.  The hotel is conveniently located next to the Millennium Stadium and just a short walk from Cardiff Castle and the main shopping area and has a working lift to all floors. 

 

Not included: Single room supplement £60 per person

Sunday

We depart Plymouth at 8am, making a coffee stop, before travelling onto Cardiff Bay; one of Europe’s largest waterfront developments. There are plenty of pubs, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes. It is also home to the Wales Millennium Centre and a number of other attractions. Your driver will arrange a time to take you back to your hotel to check in and the remainder of your evening is free.

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Monday

This morning we travel the short distance to The Royal Mint, where you will see 1,000 years of history combined in the finest craftsmanship with cutting edge techniques to make coins and medals for over 60 countries. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of the precision striking of 700 coins per minute and learn fascinating facts about how the coins in your pocket started out. We will return to Cardiff for a free afternoon for you to spend at your leisure.

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Tuesday

Caerphilly Castle is our destination this morning, this is the largest castle in Wales. Although not quite complete, the iconic fortress is mighty impressive, surrounded by a series of moats and watery islands. Climb to the rooftop of the massive east gatehouse and see the defences that made Caerphilly such a stronghold. Explore the dark passage known as the Braose Gallery and look out for the south-east tower; which out leans Pisa’s famous tower! This afternoon we visit Castell Coch which is hidden in the trees on the side of Caerphilly mountain – it is the beautiful fabled home of a very wealthy man. While resting on ancient foundations, Castell Coch, a Welsh name meaning “Red Castle” is relatively modern, the by-product of a vivid Victorian imagination, assisted by untold wealth. The creator was given free rein by his paymaster to create a rural retreat to complement the opulence of his main residence, Cardiff Castle.

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Wednesday

Today we must head home, but firstly we will make a visit to Cabot Circus, Bristol where you will have time at leisure. We leave here mid afternoon aiming to arrive back in Plymouth early evening.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Derrys Cross Roundabout Derrys Cross Roundabout
Bottom of Royal Parade
Exeter Exeter
Exeter Services, M5, J30
Ivybridge Ivybridge
Town Hall bus bay
Milehouse Milehouse
Bus stop opposite Bus Depot
Plympton Plympton
Harewood House bus stop
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway
Outside Lidls
Saltash Saltash
Fore Street opposite the Co-op
St Budeaux St Budeaux
Bus stop facing City Centre
Wolseley Road Wolseley Road
Bus stop opposite The Co-op
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