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Money, Wine and Whisky luxury overnight tour to Wales - Bournemouth Departu...
Thu, 21 Sep 2017, 09:00 – Fri, 22 Sep 2017, 17:30 BST
Sample the very best that Wales has to offer on this luxury overnight tour.
Enjoy a fabulous overnight luxury tour, visiting the gorgeous Welsh Countryside. This fully escorted tour departs from Bournemouth on day one and heads to The Royal Mint Experience (RME). After a fantastic tour you will be taken to your 4 star accommodation for the night, the beautiful Miskin Manor. That evening, enjoy a tour and delicious 2 course dinner at Llanerch Vineyard. The following morning you will visit Penderyn Distillery, the only whisky distillery in Wales. After a tour, you will head towards Monmouth and the 2 AA rosette's Stonemill restaurant in the heart of the beautiful Welsh countryside. Enjoy a gorgeous 2 course lunch, before heading back to Birmingham. Tour includes: All transport in a luxury, well appointed coach, hostess escorted, entry and tour of the RME, one 'strike your own coin' per person, vineyard tour, complimentary wine glass and 2 course dinner at Llanerch Vineyard, overnight accommodation at Miskin Manor, fully cooked breakfast on day two, tour and tastings at Penderyn distillery, snack box, 2 course lunch at the Stonemill at Rockfield.
Our coach departs from Bournemouth at 9am on the morning of the 21st September, and begins the journey towards The Royal Mint, Llantrisant, with a comfort stop at services along the way. Upon arrival at The Royal Mint, you will be greeted by a visitor host who will help you get the most out of your visit. Tours are booked for 12.30pm and 12.45pm.You will be advised by our hostess which tour time you will be on. Plenty of time is allocated at The Royal Mint for the tour, interactive exhibition, browsing the gift shop and lunch in the cafeteria (own expense).
We depart The Royal Mint Experience at approximately 2.30pm, and head towards your accommodation for the night, Miskin Manor.
Miskin Manor is a gorgeous 4 star, grade II listed hotel, set in 25 acres of award winning grounds and incredibly manicured gardens. You have plenty of time to relax in your room, visit the spa, or wander the grounds before being collected at 5.30pm for transfer to Llanerch Vineyard.
This evening, enjoy a personalised guided tour of the vineyard, followed by canapes and wine tastings. The owners and staff will be mingling with you to answer any questions, and ensure you get the most out of the evening. Following, you will sit down to a wonderful two course dinner in The Calon Lodge - booked exclusively for your group. Using local and seasonal produce wherever possible, Llanerch's head chef and his team have created a truly fine dining experience.
The coach will be ready to collect you from Llanerch at 8.45pm, for the return journey to Miskin Manor.
INCLUDED: All transportation, services of a dedicated hostess, overnight accommodation, entry and tour of the Royal Mint Experience, one 'strike your own' coin per person, tour and tastings at Llanerch Vineyard, 2 course dinner.
After a sit down breakfast in the restaurant at Miskin Manor, the coach will depart at 9am, heading towards Penderyn Distillery.
Penderyn Distilery visitor centre was opened by Prince Charles in 2008. The only whisky distillery in Wales, Penderyn produces award-winning single malt whiskies and spirits in the foothills of the magnificent Brecon Beacons, South Wales. Upon arrival, you can browse through the visitor centre, before enjoying a tour. During the hour-long tour you will learn about the founding of Penderyn, how the award-winning whisky is made and what makes it so unique. See the mill, the mash tun, the innovative single copper-pot Penderyn stills and the latest addition – a pair of pot stills. At the end of your tour sample some of Penderyn's products in the Tasting Bar.
NOTE: Flat, sensible footwear must be worn by visitors at all times during the tour – flip flops, heels or open-toed shoes will not be permitted.
After departing Penderyn, your coach will take you on a scenic drive to Monmouth and the lunch stop at the Stonemill in Rockfield.
Set in an oak timbered 16th-century cider mill complete with vaulted ceiling and mill stone still in situ, this atmospheric restaurant offers modern European cooking in an ancient setting. Relax and enjoy a delicious 2 course lunch, plus tea and coffee in this AA 2 rosette's restaurant. All food is prepared fresh daily at The Stonemill and sourced locally. Surrounded by the beautiful Monmouth countryside, this is truly a wonderful way to end the tour.
The coach will depart the Stonemill, for the return journey to Bournemouth. Comfort stops at services along the way will be included.
Your tour returns to Bournemouth approximately 5pm.
INCLUDED: All transportation, services of a dedicated hostess, breakfast at Miskin Manor, tour and tastings at Penderyn distillery, snack box for the journey in the coach, 2 course lunch and tea and coffee at the Stonemill restaurant.
Coach pick up point in Bournemouth to be advised.