Coach holidays with Alfa Travel

Gardens Of South Wales

Resort - Porthcawl

Overview

Located between Swansea and Cardiff, Porthcawl was originally a port for the iron and steel industries and still has some interesting features from that period, including the oldest maritime warehouse in Wales, an attractive harbour and the last coal and gas powered lighthouse in the country. It developed as a seaside resort after the Great War and the splendid Grand Pavilion dates from 1932. Nearby is Kenfig Nature Reserve, a site of national importance. This attractive seaside resort offers numerous facilities, including the world famous Porthcawl golf course, the finest course in Wales and one of several in the area, an expansive sandy beach and Coney Beach, a fairground with a variety of rides and amusements which was named after the famous New York venue. To the East of the town lies the River Ogmore and the beautiful Glamorgan Heritage Coast.

Prices from

£269 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 5387EC

Tour: Gardens Of South Wales

Resort: Porthcawl

Days: 5

Date Travelling: 14 May 2022

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Seabank Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - National Botanic Garden of Wales & Aberglasney Gardens

  • The National Botanic Garden of Wales houses a range of themed gardens, the world’s largest single-span glasshouse, play areas and a national nature reserve.
  • To date the National Botanic Garden has been voted ‘No 1 Garden to Visit in Wales’ by BBC Gardeners’ World and is the most visited garden in Wales.
  • The National Botanic Garden boasts an amazing collection of over 8000 different plant varieties, spread across 560 acres of beautiful countryside.
  • Aberglasney was made famous by the BBC television series 'A Garden Lost in Time' which followed its restoration.
  • Aberglasney Gardens is home to a wide range of gardens as well as the North Lawn & Yew Tunnel, the Gatehouse and Bishop Rudd’s Walk.
  • The extraordinary Cloister Garden is Aberglasney’s 'most legendary feature'. The Sunken Garden houses a water feature by sculptor William Pye.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 4 - Dyffryn Gardens & St Fagans National History Museum

  • In the Vale of Glamorgan lies Dyffryn Gardens (entrance included), a Grade 1 Edwardian garden of 55 acres.
  • Dyffryn is not just one garden but a series of outdoor rooms set among broad, sweeping lawns.
  • Among the beautiful scenery are flowers and rare trees, a croquet lawn with an arboretum, and a wild garden.
  • St Fagans is one of Europe’s premier open air museums and the most popular heritage attraction in Wales.
  • The museum affords visitors a journey through the history of Welsh life with over 30 preserved and re-constructed buidings spanning 500 years of history.
  • Amongst these you will also find indoor exhibitions displaying costume, daily life and farming implements.

Day 5 - Return Travel

Important Information

Customers will be required to wear face coverings whilst travelling on our coaches and at the interchanges, unless they are unable to do so due to breathing difficulties or a disability. Customers unable to wear a face covering are advised to complete a special requirement form before travelling so the driver is aware. Our drivers and interchange teams will wear face coverings until all customers have boarded the coach and whilst handling luggage. All feeder vehicles will be required to operate in accordance with our Alfa Coaches Covid-secure procedures. Customers will be required to adhere to safety measures at interchange, which are likely to include restrictions on the capacity numbers in the services at any one time and socially distanced queues both inside and outside the Services. We will be utilising employees at the interchange as marshals, to make sure passengers are following the correct social distancing measures whilst providing extra reassurance and support. Random customer temperature checks by members of the team wearing appropriate PPE will be undertaken at the interchange. All excursions and venues featured within our holiday programmes will be risk assessed to ensure that we are still able to still deliver a memorable holiday experience operating in accordance with our own Covid-secure procedures. The availability of any attraction mentioned in the resort or excursion descriptions cannot be guaranteed.

Seabank Hotel

Porthcawls most prominent building is situated on a headland, a short walk from the Grand Pavilion and John Street shops. There are spectacular views of the Bristol Channel and South Wales coast from the bar, restaurant and most bedrooms.

Contact Details

Seabank Hotel
West Road

Tel No: 01656 782261

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