Cardiff-based tour operator British History Breaks (BHB) has announced three scheduled tours to Wales this September. Established in 2013, British History Breaks (BHB) officially became an inbound tour operator in June 2015, specialising in affordable luxury tours.
Wales has traditionally kept a low profile, however with the growing trend among tourists in finding hidden gems and experiential activities Wales cannot hide any longer. Its culture, landscape and people make it especially suite to adventurous tourists who want to immerse in their travels. Wales and luxury may not often be spoken in the same breath but there is a lot historic luxury on offer in Wales and much more affordable than tourists may expect.
Lewis Stallard co-founder and Director says “Wales is the castle capital of the world, with around 400 sites across the country but it is not just history that Wales does particularly well – with vast mountain ranges, and 870 miles of coastal path, Wales has always attracted the adventurous.
“Tours in the 21st Century need to be more than just ticking off attractions. They should engage the traveller, allowing them to discover and self-discover in equal measure. It is really exciting to develop these tours which get to the heart of the regions they explore. As our world becomes more homogenised it is increasingly important to showcase authenticity; this is where true escapism lies.”
Having completed the Marathon Des Sables in April this year, Lewis is no stranger to adventure himself and is hoping to secure his mountain leaders and gorge walking qualifications in the coming months to allow him to lead groups himself.
Cardiff is where the majority of BHB tours begin, which is predicted to be the fastest growing Capital in Europe over the next ten years. As well as the M4, Cardiff is served by a 2hr direct train from London Paddington. For International tourists and Londoners coming on its tours, BHB has struck a deal with First Great Western to offer significantly discounted travel from London Paddington – £100 return for First Class with brunch included.
Cardiff International Airport is served by direct flights from Europe including Dusseldorf, Munich, Amsterdam, Paris and Barcelona as well as connecting flights via Dublin from the North and South America, Canada, Singapore, Hong Kong and India among others.
Upcoming scheduled tours
- Castles of Edward I 18th – 20th September 2015
£590pp fully catered.
With historian, author and broadcaster Dr Marc Morris 18th – 20th September, Marc gives an intimate and uncensored account of Edward I’s campaign. With exclusive use of Plas Dinas Country House.
- Heritage Food & Drink 4th – 6th September & 18th – 20th September
£495pp fully catered.
A growing appreciation of traditional recipes, seasonal eating, whole foods and locally sourced ingredients, has revived the culinary scene in Wales. This tours offers a contemporary take on traditional cuisine. Staying at historic luxury accommodation throughout.
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For further information about British History Breaks tours or its History Collection please contact Shelley Doyle
The Exchange Buildings, Mount Stuart Square, Cardiff, CF10 5EB