The Dylan Thomas Story - Itinerary…
Day 1 – Arrive at your accommodation
Day 2 – After a restful night, and a fabulous breakfast, you will be joined by our guide. You will visit the Dylan Thomas Centre in Swansea, followed by a coach tour through the Uplands and Mumbles – favorite haunts of Dylan Thomas. In the afternoon we will stop in Mumbles, where you can visit ‘Watering Holes’ (Pubs) that were favoured by Dylan Thomas… or you can simply enjoy Mumbles and do a little shopping. (It is expected the group will want to wander and do their own lunch, however, a group lunch can be arranged at an additional cost)
Day 3 – Again our guide will join you and take you on a scenic tour of Gower. A lifelong friend of Dylan Thomas, Vernon Watkins, who was brought up on Gower, is buried in the Pennard Parish Church – we will stop at Pennard Parish Church. Depending on the size of the group we will visit Pennard Stores / The Cliffs Restaurant in Southgate, Gower – where we will stop for lunch – and learn more about Vernon Watkins with a short talk over lunch. (As an alternative location for lunch, we will visit the Gower Heritage Centre). We will head to Rhossilli talking about Dylan’s trips into Gower and his escapades in Rhosilli, stopping at Rhossilli for the spectacular views and a short walk. On the return journey we will stop for afternoon tea at the Gower Heritage Centre. Returning to the Hotel for the evening meal.
Day 4 – A visit to Laugharne to do the Dylan Thomas walking trail, see the Boat House, Grave, Browns Hotel.
Day 5 - After breakfast leave to return home.
Scenic Tours of The Gower Peninsula and Swansea Bay – Itinerary…
Day 1 – Arrive at your accommodation
Day 2 - After a leisurely breakfast, a tour guide will join you at your hotel. The first stop of the day will be at the award winning attraction - Aberdulais Tin Works and Waterfall – where you can explore the history and heritage of the Aberdulais Tin Works - the attraction boasts an impressive waterfall that is quite accessible to view. At the end of the morning we will have a light lunch at the attraction. After lunch we travel to Brecon to explore this traditional Welsh town with a range of shops and restaurants. The afternoon concludes with the scenic journey returning to your hotel.
Day 3 - Tour of Swansea Bay and Gower Peninsula - A tour guide will provide commentary on your journey from your hotel into the City of Swansea. A scenic drive into Gower stopping at the Gower Heritage Centre for refreshments and a tour of this attraction. Scenic tour of Gower continues with a visit to Rhossilli Bay and then returns to Gower Heritage Centre for an afternoon cream tea. Returning to Aberavon via a tour of Mumbles and Swansea Bay.
Day 4 – A visit to the National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, in morning, followed by a visit to the gardens of Swansea in the afternoon – such as Clyne Gardens and Swansea Botanical Gardens (Depending on the time of year) – lunch will be in Mumbles.
Day 5 - After breakfast, leave to return home.
Swansea Bay GOOD Food Trail…3 – 5 day stays.
There is a choice of accommodation providers for the Swansea Bay GOOD Food Trail.
Swansea Bay is an outstanding destination for food; not only do we have a wide choice of award winning eateries to suit all tastes, we have a wonderful choice of local produce that includes – salt marsh lamb, Welsh black beef, pork, breweries to name just a few…
Check out the list below of some of the places you can visit..!
- Home of Gower’s Salt Marsh Lamb
- Penclawdd Cockles
- Traditional Butchers
- Several Micro Breweries – including Tomos Watkin & Gower Brewery
- Wales’ largest indoor market
- Locally grown vegetables
- Local Produce Markets
- Food and Foraging Trails
We can organise…
- Brewery Tours
- Foraging Days
- Cooking experiences – including bread making, Welsh Cooking, Medieval Cooking… to name a few
- Dinners to suit all tastes
The price of the trip is dependent on where you stay and the activities you choose…
For example - The price for a 2 night stay…
- brewery tour… would start at £199
- bread making day… would start at £175
Visit - www.swanseabayfoodcircle.co.uk - for more information Or call 01792 371441
Guided Tours: Walks & Talks
Walking, Talking Tours in Swansea Bay with Experienced Guides...
Tourism Swansea Bay offer Premier Guided Walks encompassing areas such as – Swansea, Mumbles, Gower Peninsula, Mawr, Neath, Neath Cannels, Afan Forest Park, Aberdulais Falls, Pontneddfchan – Waterfall Country and Carmarthenshire.
From our tourism hub - based in Parkmill, Gower - Tourism Swansea Bay work in partnership with our members to deliver a comprehensive range of - Walking, Talking, Guided Tours - of Swansea Bay.
The tours can be all-inclusive... such as – Guided Walks / Talks / Food / Transport - and can include entry into an attraction or include an activity. We can also help you arrange suitable accommodation for your visit to Swansea Bay.
We have a range of standard guided walks & talks that are suitable for groups of all ages, abilities and group sizes - large or small. However, if you would like something a little different, we are happy to advise you and create bespoke guided walks & talks to suit you and your budget... we can also arrange guides for the individual visitor to our area.
During the holiday season we arrange a series of guided walk & talks – visit www.tourismswanseabay.co.uk for more details – most are suitable for families & dogs* (*Please check when booking)
Book with us with confidence... We are Wales Activity Tourism Organisation (WATO) accredited and all our walks are led by qualified, highly knowledgeable, experienced guides.
Costs can start from as little as £5 per person