3-Day Book Tour Of Wales

This private tour is the best thing since the printing press for bibliophiles, book worms and bards. The prologue of your story with us starts at your hotel in London your driver and your guide whisk you away to a far-off land of legends, poets, and of course books. Relax as our diver transports you through some of England’s finest countryside before crossing the border to Wales where your guide will tell you how the small border town of Hay on Wye became world renowned for its love of the written word.

Chapter One in our story will be Hay-On-Wye, home to the famous Hay Festival and approximately 30 books stores, once we arrive how the story continues is up to you. Why not indulge in Murder and Mayhem, home to a fine collection of Murder Mysteries? Or reminisce and buy presents for the little ones in Rose’s Books, a home to rare children’s books. Better still why choose and indulge yourself by visiting as many of the book stores as you can, before asking yourself as Arthur Miller once did “Hay on Wye? Is that some kind of sandwich?”” and enjoying a meal in one of Hay’s fabulous eateries.

After departing Hay-on-Wye we will travel across the mountains of mid-Wales through the countryside that inspired the legends of King Arthur and Merlin before arriving the seaside town of Aberystwyth, home to the National Library of Wales, Aberystwyth University and more books per person than anywhere else on the planet! Chapter Two of our adventure starts with checking into your accommodation. Once you are settled in your room, your guide will help you find a restaurant or bar to your liking and will (if you wish) leave you to enjoy the warm Welsh welcome. After a hearty breakfast your guide will show you the town that 6.5+Million books call home and some of the sights and locations that are mentioned in the books, such as Malcom Pryce’s Aberystwyth series, that are set in this booklovers paradise. After exploring the town your guide will (weather permitting) show you the spectacular views from Constitution Hill before our driver transports you to the National Library of Wales to take a guided tour of the Library where countless books as well as paintings and even, if rumour is to be believed, the Crown Jewels where kept safe during the Second World War. After your tour of the National Library of Wales we will head to the home of Wales’ most famous poet and playwright – Dylan Thomas.

Chapter three starts as we arrive in Laughane in time for dinner. After checking into the world-famous Brown’s hotel, you will be left to enjoy the delights of one of Dylan Thomas’ favourite pubs. The following morning after another delicious Welsh breakfast your guide will walk you through the village that inspired Dylan Thomas’ most famous work “Under Milk Wood and will finish with entry into the famous Boathouse that Dylan, his wife Catlin and their children called home. After leaving Laughne we will close the final chapter of our tale with a trip to Llandaff, home to Roald Dahl which inspired many of his classic tales before heading to the Norwegian Church in Cardiff Bay where the famous children’s author was christened.

The epilogue of our story will commence as we leave our brief visit to the Welsh capital behind us and head back to London where your driver and guide will see you safely back to your central London hotel.