South Wales & the Pembroke Pirate Coast Tour

South Wales

The Pembroke Pirate Coast Tour

An exclusive four day Tour with day tours including the huge Museum of Welsh Life, many ancient and historical sites, Welsh towns, the birth places of the Pirates and in the evening we will have informal talks from Professional speaker and pirate expert Brian Halliwell. Will be staying at the Clarence Hotel on Tenby’s Grand Promenade overlooking the ocean, on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

We are heading off to the spectacular valleys and rugged coastlines of South Wales and to the beautiful Pembrokeshire National Park, the birthplace of some of the most infamous Pirates, such as the legendary Henry Morgan, Black Bart and Howell Davis.

South Wales boasts a whole variety of amazing historical and pre-historical sites and we will be visiting examples, including the Museum of Welsh Life with its reconstructed Welsh buildings, St. David’s the home of the Abbey and Cathedral and many Neolithic Chambered Tombs, Holy Wells and other megalithic sites. All this and some of the most breath taking scenery in Britain.

Our base for the four days will be the sea-front Clarence Hotel situated on Tenby’s Grand Promenade’.

On this exclusive tour we will be entertained each evening by qualified and professional Speaker Brian Halliwell, who has dedicated many years to the study of all aspects of piracy. Brian’s informal talks are packed with fascinating detail and are guaranteed to enlighten, enthrall and amuse.

Day 1. Thursday

We will begin our Pirate adventure by travelling down to South Wales, calling off at the vast Museum of Welsh Life and two amazing ancient sites near Cardiff, the birth-pace of Henry Morgan, before booking onto the Clarence Hotel on Tenbys seafront.  In the evening Brian Halliwell will speak on the subject of the ‘The Buccaneers’, we will learn about the rise of a blood thirsty brotherhood & the men who followed a brutal calling.

Day 2, Friday

After a relaxing breakfast our days tour will take us to a cliff-hanging ancient Hermitage and a hidden Pirate Cove. We will visit the Pembroke towns of St David’s, the location of the historical Abbey and Cathedral and Fishguard, the location of the Dylan Thomas’s Under Milk Wood.  We will also quest out the birth place of the legendary pirate ‘Black Bart’, see his plaque and visit his church.  Our informal evening talk with Brian Halliwell will be “The Golden Age of Piracy”, the full colour story of the real pirates of the Caribbean, who became legends.

Day 3, Saturday

On today’s afternoon tour we will travel back 5,000 years to the time of our ancient ancestors, visiting ancient and mystical sites such as the Pentre Ifan and Carreg Samson Burial Chambers, the Llandeloy and St. Nicholas Well Holy Wells & Sacred Springs and the Parc-y-meirw Stone Row Alignment and more.   Today evening informal talk by Brian Halliwell will be “The Life and Times of the Woman Pirates”.  We will hear the story of the woman pirates though the ages.  A story that reads like adventure fiction, of wild women adventurers who became legends as they dared enter what was considered man’s world, the highly dangerous profession of piracy on the high seas.

Day 4. Sunday

Today we will have the morning to take in the historic fishing town of Tenby, with its defensive walls and spectacular sea views over the harbour and cove, oh and of course shops. We will then take the picturesque route home through Mid-Wales, the spectacular Cambrian Mountains and North Wales.

Price of the four day tour £380 (single sup £20)

Including all transport in the minibus from the pick up point, all days out and site visits, evening informal talks by Brian Halliwell and dinner, bed and breakfast at the Clarence hotel, Tenby

No included, travel insurance (please do take out relevant cover)