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Wild Wales Walkabouts June 3-9, 2019

Wild Wales Walkabout LLC Tour, June 3 - 9, 2019

SEVEN DAYS /SIX NIGHTS 8-10 PEOPLE ONLY. $1785

 

This very special Walkabout will start in Dublin on Monday, June 3, 2019. We will all meet in the foyer of the our hotel in the Christchurch neighborhood in downtown Dublin, one block away from the Liffey. During our two nights in Dublin we will visit the Viking museum, Book of Kells at Trinity College and the Megalithic Burial Mounds at Newgrange. We will hike around this historic city for a couple of  days before taking the ferry over to Holyhead in Wales to visit the Isle of Angelsey.

We will email invoices which can be paid online with a credit card. A deposit of $595 per person ($1190 per couple) is required to secure your place, followed by a payment of $595 ($1190 per couple) December 3, 2018. The final payment of  $595 per person ($1190 per couple) is due on March 3, 2019. Invoices will be emailed for the final two payments. Single supplement payments will be split between the two final payments.

Our hiking adventure here begins on the northwest coast of the island of Angelsey, in North Wales. We will be visiting a neolithic burial chamber, an ancient celtic village. Our two nights here will be at a family friendly hotel. Here we will be close to the the Welsh Coastal Path and Cymyran Beach and can walk there from our hotel within minutes! Our last two days will be in the seaside town of Cricceth, and during our time here there will be ample opportunities to walk the Welsh Coastal Path and the upland hill country of Snowdonia National Park!

June 3, Monday

We will all meet at the foyer of our hotel at 2p.m and take a hike around town. Our supper together will be at a fine restaurant down the street from our hotel in the Temple Bar district. Wild Wales Tours will be buying dinner this evening.

 

June 4 Tuesday

9a.m. After a good Irish breakfast we will board our minibus for the short trip to New Grange, this afternoon you are welcome to walk around town and go out to dinner with others on the tour.

 

June 5 Wednesday

8.30 a.m After breakfast a short trip down to the Dublin docks to catch our ferry to Holyhead in North Wales (about 1.50 minutes).

Settle into our friendly hotel out in the country and then we can take a healthy walk this afternoon along a long stretch of beach to a small village where we can all share supper together at a great restaurant along the shore.

Our hotel in Dublin

June 6 Thursday

9a.m. After breakfast our mini bus will pick us up and transport us to Barclodiad y Gawres Tomb. This is  a Neolithic site going back 5000 years.  After lunch we will take a hike along the Welsh Coastal Path overlooking Maltraeth Bay followed by a visit to Din Lligwy on the northeastern shore of the island. Our visit here will be to the Celtic-Roman village (late Roman period 4th century A.D.) and Lligwy Chapel, an early 12th century place of worship. Tonight you can eat at the hotel or walk down to the village for supper.

 

June 7 Friday

9a.m. After breakfast we will be transported to Cricceth where we will stay two nights at a delightful hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay and Cricceth Castle. During our stay here we will be hiking along the Coastal Path and the Snowdonia National Park.

 

June 8 Saturday

9a.m. After breakfast we will head out with our packed lunch hiking. Tonight we will eat together at or hotel and share our experiences during our time together.

 

June 9 Sunday

After breakfast we will take you to the railway station in Cricceth or the bus station in Porthmadog for your onward journey. Will be happy to help you with your connections.

The cost for the six nights and seven days is $1785 based on double occupancy and includes all accommodations, breakfast, two evening meals, all transportation from pickup, visits to museums and historical sites and presentations.

 

$500 additional cost for a single occupancy.

 

You will pay for your airfare, four lunches, three dinners, and all drinks & snacks, generally people tip 10%. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Circular walk along the Fisherman’s Walk, Beddgelert and Aberglaslyn Pass. This walk takes you via the Sygun Copper Mine and high above the Aberglaslyn Gorge, before returning via Gelert’s Grave to Beddgelert. Total 6 miles. These two walks in Beddgelert are interchangeable.

Cnicht Mountain, slate fence

TRANSPORTATION TO WALES

We recommend that you fly into Dublin. Most overnight flights from the U.S. arrive early in the morning U.K. time.  At the Dublin airport, you will be able to catch a bus to the hotel. 

We will all meet at our hotel in downtown Dublin at 2p.m. on June 3.

Arriving a day early is highly encouraged, if at all possible.  As most of you know these days, it is very common to have a late or cancelled flight, or luggage that shows up late. Coming a day early reduces that stress. Ireland & Wales are 6 hours ahead of Central Standard Time in the U.S..  The flight across the Atlantic takes 7-8 hours from the Midwest and around six hours from the East Coast If you can afford the time and an extra night’s lodging at a small hotel or B&B, you will not likely regret it.

 

PAYMENTS

We will email invoices which can be paid online with a credit card. A deposit of $595 per person ($1190 per couple) is required to secure your place, followed by a payment of $595 ($1190 per couple) December 3, 2018. The final payment of  $595 per person ($1190 per couple) is due on March 3, 2019. Invoices will be emailed for the final two payments. Single supplement payments will be split between the two final payments.

 

 

REFUNDS

  • You may cancel your Wild Wales Walkabout for a full refund, minus a $100 processing fee, if you do so more than 4 months prior to your scheduled tour  (February 3, 2019).

  • If you cancel fewer than 4 months before your scheduled tour, you will receive full refund, minus a $100 processing fee, ONLY if your slot can be filled!

  • If you cancel between 3 and 4 months (February 3-March 3, 2018 ) prior to your scheduled tour, and your slot cannot be filled, you will receive a 50% refund.

  • If you cancel fewer than 3 months (March 3, 2019) prior to your scheduled tour, and your slot cannot be filled, no refund will be given.

 

PACKING

Travel as light as possible. Bring one medium sized suitcase, and a carry-on or two.

The mini bus will have limited baggage space, and more small bags are easier to pack than one large bag.  We will be near the sea often and it will be breezy, so we need to dress accordingly. The normal temperatures in June range from 50F to 75F degrees. The tour is casual and there is no dress code. If necessary, we will be able to dry our clothes at our hotels. Laundry services will also be available for a fee. Do bring gloves and a hat as well as a swimsuit if you are up for a dip in the Irish Sea!

 

Suggested clothing for our Walkabouts: We suggest rainproof gear (not shower proof).

  • A waterproof hooded raincoat and pants

  • A good pair of waterproof hiking shoes

  • Three pairs of wool hiking socks, medium thickness

  • Wool hat and waterproof gloves

  • Low or hiking gaiters

  • Knapsack to carry your lunch and snacks

  • I strongly suggest walking sticks as they are very useful for balancing coming downhill

  • Head light

  • Binoculars

 

Tre Ceri Lleyn

WALKING PREPARATION

In order to enjoy the walkabouts, you need to be able to walk between seven and twelve miles a day. We suggest that you prepare for the tour by walking between ten and twelve miles per week for three months prior to the trip. We all walk at a different pace, and you will have ample opportunity to walk in pairs, in groups, or alone.

Most days we will be walking from 7-11 miles. Its really up to you how much you would like to hike. After breakfast we will set off for the day and after lunch we can arrange for you to return to the guest house or hotel to relax, on most days. This is your vacation and if you need to take a day off to walk around by yourself we can make it work for you. If some folks want to walk further than the eleven miles we can arrange that also.

 

ELECTRICITY

Electricity runs on a different current system in Wales and England. You will need a converter for all U.S. appliances. They can be bought on-line or in airports. All hotels will have a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board.

 

MEDICAL INSURANCE

We strongly recommend you buying a medical insurance plan during the time you will be hiking with us.

 

PHONES AND INTERNET

If you have an iPhone you can call your provider and make arrangements for your phone to work in the U.K. for a small fee. You will be able to call and receive calls from home, send emails and text approx. $30 for the month. It 

works very well, automatically taking place when your airplane touches down.

 

Hywel Taff Roberts the director of Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts will be leading the tour, a native Welshman who speaks fluent Welsh.

 

We will be joined by guides, entertainers and presenters along the way to highlight for you this magical homeland we call Wales. Come join us!

 

We do cater to book clubs and family groups who would like to customize their trip to Wales.

Hywel “Taff” Roberts

Wild Wales Tours

Cader Idris Sunrise

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