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Cardiff, Dean Forest Railway and Welsh Border Wine Tasting

5 days - from only £599pp


Cardiff, Dean Forest Railway and Welsh Border Wine Tasting

Enjoy a taste of Wales on this spectacular short break. Our base is the St. Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club; housed within a historic 14th century manor home, the hotel is surrounded by 400 acres of parkland and boasts beautifully designed rooms. Experience the best of British dishes in Cast Iron Bar & Grill, and be sure to enjoy a dip in the indoor swimming pool. From here, explore the picturesque Wye Valley with visits to Monmouth and Ross-on-Wye, and enjoy a scenic journey aboard the Dean Forest Railway. With a tour and tasting at White Castle Winery and a trip to historic Cardiff, there’s something for everyone on this Welsh escape.

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  • 4 nights hotel with Welsh breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service then on to the 4-star St. Pierre Marriott Hotel and Country Club near Chepstow for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Wye Valley and Dean Forest Railway

    Our scenic trip today follows the winding route of the picturesque Wye Valley along the banks of the River Wye, which forms the border between Wales and England. We reach Monmouth, where there will be free time to explore this historic town. Well known for its iconic 13th century gatehouse bridge, Monmouth has a famous past and is renowned for its independent shops and being the UK's first Bee Town.

    We continue to Ross-on-Wye; enjoy a saunter along the town's 19th century mock Gothic walls, and admire the pastel painted buildings that are scattered across the hillside.

    Later in the day we join the Dean Forest Railway which runs through beautiful woodlands and countryside, giving you chance to experience the relaxing pace of this typical country branch line.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Dean Forest Railway

    Dean Forest Railway
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    Included Highlights

    • Ross-on-Wye
    • Wye Valley
    • Monmouth
    • Dean Forest Railway
  • Day 3: Morning at White Castle Winery, afternoon at leisure

    This morning we visit White Castle Winery – a family-owned vineyard, where we take a tour and enjoy a tasting of the award-winning wines produced here. White Castle is home to the first Welsh wine ever to win a gold award, beating competition from France, America and around the world in a blind tasting test.

    Later, we return to the hotel where the remainder of the day will be at leisure to relax.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    White Castle Winery

    White Castle Vineyard

    Included Highlights

    • White Castle Winery
  • Day 4: Cardiff

    Enjoy a trip to Cardiff, Wales' compact capital city. From its historic castle to the modern imposing Principality Stadium, it is a delight to explore.

    There's a host of Victorian shopping arcades with inviting independent shops and cafés, and the vibrant waterfront area is perfect for watching the world go by. You could also visit the popular Cardiff Market; located in an impressive Victorian structure, this market has been trading in one form or another since the 1700s – it is truly the beating heart of the city.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


    Cardiff Castle

    Included Highlights

    • Cardiff
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (5 days).


Boasting expertly crafted itineraries and luxurious, handpicked accommodation, enjoy an indulgent escape in the UK's most desirable destinations with The Signature Collection.

St. Pierre Marriott Hotel & Country Club

Nestled into the beautiful countryside on the England-Wales border, the St. Pierre Marriott Hotel and Country Club is housed within a historic 14th century manor home and surrounded by 400 acres of beautiful parkland. The rooms are beautifully designed, with many enjoying views of the courtyard, lake or golf courses. Experience the best of British dishes in the Cast Iron Bar and Grill, or perhaps take a moment to relax in the spa, workout in the gym or take a dip in the pool.

Most popular facilities

  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Gym

Hotel Facilities

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  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Gym


  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift

Room Amenities

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi


  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Disabled Rooms Available

Additional Information

Single Room Supplement from £179.00 (5 days).

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