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Wales in a Day by Coach

Travel from London in an executive air conditioned coach to Wales with our professional guide and spend a day in another country.

Lying close to the Welsh border is Gloucester which has a magnificent Cathedral where Edward II is buried and was also where some of Harry Potter’s famous scenes were filmed.

Visit the Cathedral before travelling across the border to Wales itself and stop at the ruins of Tintern Abbey, the best preserved medieval Abbey founded in 1131.

Visit the souvenir shops in the village of Tintern Parva then stop at the sea port of Chepstow before returning by coach along the mile long Severn suspension bridge to London.



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Tour Highlights

  • Services of a tour guide throughout
  • Visit to Gloucester Cathedral (subject to services)
  • Admission to Tintern Abbey
  • The typical group size on this particular day trip is 30-40 people
  • You will travel by 49 seater luxury air-conditioned coach in a shared experience with one of our professional guides
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Tour Schedule


We leave London and head west, travelling through some of England’s finest scenery by driving through the heart of the Cotswold region and down into the valley of the River Severn to the Welsh borderlands.

Our first stop will be in Gloucester, with its magnificent cathedral and historic 18th century docks. Here, your guide will tell of the city’s connections with world trade and the development of the American colonies, we will learn of the gruesome death of one of our kings, Edward II, now buried in the cathedral, and see where some of the scenes from the Harry Potter movies where filmed. We mustn’t forget another Potter, namely the writer Beatrix, who’s Tailor of Gloucester had a house nearby.

We then move towards Wales, on wards into the Royal Forest of Dean, where monarchs hunted and played sport, across the border, down to the River Wye and the town of Monmouth, birthplace of King Henry V. We follow the Wye Valley to the romantic ruins of Tintern Abbey, once the richest abbey in all of Wales. Made famous by the poetry of Wordsworth and portrayed on canvas by Turner. Tintern Abbey and the Wye Valley show nature and mankind in harmony with stunning views in every direction. There will be plenty of time for lunch in one of the riverside inns and cafes. There are well stocked souvenir shops in the village of Tintern Parva and a craft centre at the Abbey Mill.

Following the river further downstream to its confluence with the River Severn, we end the day at the ancient sea port of Chepstow with its town walls, fisherman’s cottages and impressive castle, the oldest stone castle in Britain. The border with England is very close by, in fact one can walk between the two countries by crossing the river via the old town bridge. The castle hugs the cliff edge along the Wye and affords spectacular views from in or outside the fortress itself.

We leave Chepstow by crossing the mile long Severn suspension bridge over the Wye and Severn estuaries and back into England then eastwards to London.

Important Information

  • If you intend to travel to our central London meeting points by public transport, you can plan your journey in advance on the Transport for London website.

Tour Inclusions

  • Services of a Tour Guide throughout.
  • Visit to Gloucester Cathedral (subject to services).
  • Admission to Tintern Abbey.
  • Services of a Tour Guide throughout.

Departure Information

  • 07:30am outside Gloucester Road Tube station exit.
  • 08.00am from International Students House, 229 Great Portland Street, London W1W 5PN. Opposite Great Portland Street Tube station.


Will the tour pick-up from my hotel?

Not unless you are staying at a hotel that is a designated pick-up (you will see options for these before you pay).  This is because of Government actions to help prevent pollution, no tour operators have been allowed to make individual hotel pick-ups since 1st April 2017.

Are there toilets on the coaches?

Some coaches have toilets, some do not, but on all tours there are regular comfort stops of no longer than 2 hours apart, plus all places visited have toilets on site.

Will we have time for a full lunch stop whilst on tour?

Unless you book a tour that includes a specific lunch stop then no.  Most tours are targeted at seeing as much as possible in one day and do not have time for a full stop.  There are options to buy food and snacks at all sites visited, but these can be expensive and most people prefer to bring food and drink with them.  Supermarkets, e.g. Tesco Express offer excellent and great value, pre-prepared food that is ideal for this.  Here is a store finder link.

Will the tour return to for example London at the time stated or can it be late?

Most tours return at the expected time, but this is always subject to traffic and it is possible there could be a delay and so it is always wise to allow plenty of spare time if you are planning on booking theatre shows, trains or flights etc. after your tour.

What clothes should I wear?

It is always wise to check the weather forecast before setting out.  It is good to plan in case of rain, with perhaps a shower coat and umbrella.  There will likely be quite a bit of walking on tours and comfy shoes are a must and if any of the tour is on grass e.g. Stonehenge Inner Circle tours then waterproof shoes are sensible.  It is often colder out of London than in London particularly if windy and a jumper or fleece in summer are wise and a warm coat in winter.

If visiting London how much time will it take to see all the main sites, will we have time for more than one out of London tour if we only have a week? How long in advance should I book tours?

It is a common mistake that people think it may take six days to see London and only allow a day for out of London tours.  However there is so much to see out of London that four days to go out of London will be an amazing experience to see maybe all these locations, Dover, Canterbury, Leeds Castle, Hampton Court, Windsor, Winchester, Glastonbury, Stonehenge, Avebury, Bath, Stratford, Oxford and Warwick.

There are excellent day tours of London that see all of the main attractions in one day and then perhaps allow a further two days to see the Making of Harry Potter Warner Bros. Tour and other London attractions not included on the main tours and do not forget to book your show/theatre tickets well in advance too.

These are all very popular tours, most sell out well in advance and it is wise to book your tours, theatre and attractions several months in advance and you will find good planning in advance will optimise your holiday.

Is it better value to tour sites of London and out of London sites on our own, perhaps hiring a car?

No, fixed tours of both London and out of London are much better value than visiting sites individually and you will find going individually entrance costs alone will add up to more than the fixed tours, even before you factor in travel costs.

Do tours pick-up from any of the London airports?

Sorry no tours depart or return from any UK airports.  There are however excellent rapid express trains for example the Heathrow Express.

Can you help me find a discounted best value hotel? Plus theatre/shows and other attractions?

Yes we certainly can and here are some useful links.

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There are so many and we cater for everyone so it may be a case of a leisurely out of London trip to Stonehenge or you may want the buzz and excitement of a theatre tour of London – all the glitz and glamour is there. Out of London, we offer all sorts of adventures: Roman Baths, Shakespeare country, the Royal Pavilion, Brighton – you name it. Same with London – we don’t just do the round London tours – we can take you to Kew Gardens or we can take you on an expedition on the roof of the O2 Dome to the platform at the top offering spectacular views.

So we offer Out of London, Around London, Theatre and Hotels and then there are the spectacular Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day tours – what a way to celebrate the fun season.