22585
Wales
The Great Welsh Outdoors With Your Grandchild
With your grandchild, experience the lore and lure of Wales — land of King Arthur and majestic castles — during a multi-sport educational adventure based in a lovely mountain village.
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Program No. 22585RJ
Length
11 days
Starts at
2,999
Flights start at
1,200
Getting There
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At a Glance

Enchanting Wales. It summons up King Arthur and Camelot, waterfalls and crag cliffs, grazing sheep and majestic castles. With your grandchild, experience Wales’ lore and lure on an active educational adventure that will leave you breathless — literally, at times — discovering the Welsh landscape. Raft on white water, kayak an Ice Age lake, zip-line through Snowdonia National Park’s oak and beech trees, and hike to a high mountain summit to spot Ireland in one direction and Scotland in the other. Your upscale base in this majestic setting is the lovely mountain village of Betws-y-Coed (bet-us-a-koyd).
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Walking 2-3 miles over varied terrain. Kayaking, whitewater rafting, climbing in treetop adventure course. Elevations up to 3,500 feet.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Before setting off in a kayak in Llyn Tegid, hear folk lore of how the four-mile lake was magically formed to cast away a dissolute prince.
  • Be securely strapped in to soar through the Snowdonia National Park treetops, test your dexterity on a river walk and feel the misty spray while rafting in white water.
  • On easy walks, marvel at standing stones perched like sentries on Holy Island, and after a hike to mount Snowdon’s summit, see all the way to Ireland and Scotland on a clear day.
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Conway Davies
Conway Davies earned a degree in history at Bangor University, a master's from Cardiff University, and is completing his Ph.D. at Swansea University. Conway has extensive knowledge of the Welsh language and the history and culture of both North and South Wales. He is the author of two books, "The History of Poor Law Provision in South Wales" and "Out of Sight, Out of Mind: the History of Mental Health provision in South Wales."
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