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United Kingdom 02: 10 Days Wales - Snowdonia - Plas Newydd - Chirk Castle - Erddig - Portmeirion - West Wales - Caldey Island - Cardiff - Wales

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Day 1: Arrival in Wales
On arrival at Heathrow Airport, you may either go to the hotel for a rest to recover from the time difference or take a tour around the hotel by yourself.
Day 2: Snowdonia
You will leave for Wales in the morning. Your first destination is Powis Castle, where interesting rare plants can be found everywhere from the official podium garden with big yew trees hanging on to the vegetable garden, shrub garden and tangerine garden of Victorian Period that are separated by fences. At last, you will reach Snowdonia after passing through a beautiful village.
Day 3: Snowdonia - Plas Newydd
This morning, you are going to visit Beaumaris Castle, one of the most beautiful palaces built by Edward. Other places worth visiting include Jacobean Courthouse and Victorian Gaol. In addition, you will also pay a visit to Puffin Island by boat where you can cast a glance at all kinds of seabirds, such as puffins. In the afternoon, you are going to visit Plas Island of the 18th century where there is a brilliant spring garden, an Australasia arboretum that is full of the lower forest, such as various bushes, wildflowers, etc., and a summer balcony. Each year when summer passes, a lot of hydrangeas will then blossom, making the balcony filled with the color of autumn.
Day 4: Chirk Castle - Erddig
Today’s tour will begin with the visit of Chirk Castle, on top of which you can overlook the wonderful sceneries of Cheshire and Shropshire. What’s more, the splendid view of Chirk Castle Garden stretches as far as 5.5 acres all the way to the hilltop. In the afternoon, you will leave for Erddig, a unique home-style dwelling, with its walled garden being one of the most significant remains of all the gardens of the 18-century Britain, perfectly reflects the life style of a big blooming family in the early years of this century.
Day 5: Bodnant Gardens - Portmeirion
Your first stop today is Bodnant Gardens. As one of the best gardens, it has various plants, some of which are quite familiar to people, more of which are rare. You will find it colorful and interesting at any time you visit there. You will then spend the whole afternoon at Portmeirion village. Apart from the architectural scenic spots, you can also visit the 70-acre subtropical gardens and woodland for amusement of the Victorian Period, as well as enjoying the magnificent seascape and rich and fascinating plants.
Day 6: Penrhyn Castle - West Wales
From lanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrdrobwllllantisiliogogogoch, the place bearing the longest name in Britain, your journey today will start. Here, you can either take photos or go shopping in the gift stores around the railway station. Next you will go to the last garden in northern Wales - Penrhyn Castle. Here, against the amazing background of Snowdonia, you can appreciate the marvelous sight of Menai Strait to the utmost. Later you will drive all the way to West Wales, during which you may enjoy the soothing views along roadside.
Day 7: Tudor Merchants House - Caldey Island
Today’s tour is at your disposal. There are several alternatives. You may either go sightseeing to the old medieval town Tenby or tour freely around the port, strolling on the spectacular beach. Then you can also visit Tudor Merchants House which was built in the 15th century or simply take a boat to Caldey Island for a short travel. Moreover, the small ancient monastery and St. Illtud’s church built in the 12th century are also available.
Day 8: Aberglasney Garden - Wales National Botanical Garden - Cardiff
This morning, you will travel eastward to Aberglasney Garden, which is among the most amazing garden restoration projects. In the afternoon, you will pay a visit to Wales National Botanical Garden. First opened in 2000, it now has already become the most popular scenic spot in Wales. While numerous places here are well worth visiting, the one that you do not want to miss should be its giant glass house, the main attraction in this garden. Then move on to Cardiff.
Day 9: Cardiff
You are going to spend the whole morning here in Wales Folk Museum where you are lucky enough to have a close look at the restored Victorian rose gardens and parterres. In the afternoon, you will go to visit the Dyffryn Gardens, which is an A-level garden for its numerous interesting landscapes of unique characteristics, such as arboretums, garden rooms and official lawns.
Day 10: Departure from Wales
After breakfast, you will transfer to the Heathrow Airport and fly home.
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