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Cardiff, Royal Mint and Mines

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Cardiff, Royal Mint and Mines

Take in the history and heritage of this wonderful country on our break which will allow you to learn more about 'black gold' at the Welsh Mining Experience and the coins in your pocket at the Royal Mint, before enjoying a taste of the spirit of Wales at the Penderyn Distillery.


  • Four 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 to Cardiff for a four-night stay.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Swansea

    A city by the sea! Enjoy the sweeping waterfront of Swansea Bay, explore the old Swansea Market or learn more at The Dylan Thomas Centre – a permanent exhibition dedicated to the life and times of one of Wales' literary giants. No visit to Swansea is complete without trying one of the famous ice cream parlours!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Included Highlights

    • Swansea
  • Day 3: Cardiff and The Royal Mint Experience

    Today we visit Cardiff, Wales' capital city. This is a small city that offers plenty – from the historic castle to the modern Millennium Stadium, it is a delight to explore.

    Later in the day we visit the Royal Mint Experience. This fascinating and interactive museum will teach you more about the process, history and people behind the coins in your pocket!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Cardiff Castle

    Cardiff Castle
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    Included Highlights

    • Cardiff Castle
    • Royal Mint Experience
  • Day 4: Welsh Experience – The Big Pit, Penderyn Distillery and the Welsh Mining Museum

    Learn more about 'black gold' and explore the history of the Welsh coal industry at The Big Pit, where you can relive a bygone age on a tour led by former miners.

    We'll continue our heritage day with a visit to the fascinating Welsh Mining Experience, learning about the mining communities of the area before calling at Penderyn Distillery, nestled in the foothills of the Brecon Beacons, for a tour and tasting.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Big Pit National Coal Museum

    Included Highlights

    • Big Pit National Coal Museum
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast


You will stay for four nights at the three-star Mercure Cardiff North Hotel.

  • Mercure Cardiff North

    Located just a fifteen-minute drive outside of Wales’ capital, the Mercure Cardiff North Hotel is always a popular choice with visitors in this part of the UK! A warm welcome is guaranteed, and the recently refurbished rooms are sure to make you feel right at home. The RGB Restaurant serves delectable breakfast and evening meals with a varied menu, whilst the spacious lounge bar offers casual dining and a place to relax with a well-deserved drink. With excellent gym facilities and a fantastic location, a stay here is sure to be a spectacular one!

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

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