Luxury South Wales: Coin, Coal and Cheers

Tucked away in a 650-acre private estate in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan countryside, the 4-star Vale Resort is the perfect base from which to discover the delights of Wales. Originally part of the Hensol Estate, the hotel boasts beautifully furnished rooms, outstanding leisure facilities, and high-quality food in a stylish restaurant – you’re guaranteed a stay to remember at this exceptional resort. From here, we’ll learn about coin making at the fascinating Royal Mint, uncover heritage and history at the Welsh Mining Experience, visit the spectacular cities of Swansea and Cardiff, and enjoy a guided tour of Hensol Castle and Distillery.

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Your Tour Includes

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


Local departure by coach or Home Connect, then we travel to South Wales and the 4-star Vale Golf & Spa Resort for a four-night stay.

Included Meals

  • Dinner

Today, we visit the fascinating Royal Mint. This unique attraction takes visitors behind the scenes of coin making and it is the only place in the world where you can watch the United Kingdom's coins being made. The tour includes tea and coffee on arrival, followed by a visit to the exhibition, which houses many rare and historic coins, such as the 1,100-year-old Alfred the Great penny.

This afternoon, we explore Welsh heritage with a fascinating and memorable tour of the Welsh Mining Experience. Former coal miners will guide you on the ‘Black Gold’ tour, which is both on the surface and underground, to discover what life was like for miners in the Rhondda Valleys. Learn about the international history of Welsh coal, uncover the mines connections with the RMS Titanic, and view the Engine Houses and Lamp room. You will also receive a free lamp check gift as a souvenir.

(Please note: all aspects of the surface tour are accessible for wheelchair users but due to the industrial nature of the underground site, it is not suitable for wheelchairs).

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Royal Mint Experience
  • Welsh Mining Experience

This morning we visit Swansea, the second largest city in Wales. If you're interested in history, there are plenty of museums and landmarks to explore, including the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea Castle, and the Dylan Thomas Centre. For those who love shopping, Swansea is home to a variety of high street and boutique stores, as well as a bustling market where you can find unique souvenirs to take home. With a wide range of restaurants, cafés, and pubs that serve up delicious traditional Welsh cuisine, foodies will also be spoilt for choice.

Once back at the hotel, why not go for a swim or relax with a book on the terrace?

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Swansea

This morning, we visit the beautiful Welsh capital, Cardiff. You will have free time in this fascinating city to discover some of the main sights. Why not take an open-top bus tour, visit one of the many museums, or explore the independent boutiques at the Victorian and Edwardian arcades?

This afternoon, we will visit the 17th-century Hensol Castle and Distillery. Enjoy a guided tour and learn more about the history of the castle and the origins of Welsh Gin. With a tutored gin tasting session to round the day off, plenty of memories will be made.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included Highlights

  • Gin Tasting
  • Cardiff
  • Hensol Castle Distillery

Return home.

Included Meals

  • Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £269.00 (5 days).


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Vale Resort

Vale Resort


You will stay for four nights at the 4-star Vale Golf & Spa Resort in South Wales.

Vale Resort

Vale Resort

Blending seamlessly into a backdrop of 650 acres of beautiful countryside, the 4-star Vale Resort offers a tranquil retreat amidst the most stunning surroundings. The hotel’s rooms are warm, inviting and elegantly designed, and you can take advantage of a range of leisure facilities including two championship golf courses, tennis and squash courts, an indoor swimming pool, steam room, sauna, and state-of-the art gym. The chic Vale Grill’s stylish décor and floor-to-ceiling glass conservatory complements a menu of traditional Welsh flavours and international cuisine, whilst the Vale Bar offers a fantastic collection of Hensol Castle gins made in the estate’s cellars. With the very best hospitality and service from the staff, your stay will be one to remember.

Location: Hensol Park, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan,

Hotel Facilities

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  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Sauna or Steam Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Air Conditioning
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press
Food & Drink
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Vegan Menu
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • Room Service Available
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Single Room Supplements

Single Room Supplement from £269

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