A Catalog of Europe's Highlights - June 2017 - 51
HIT THE TRAIL
Get your stroll on along the Wales Coast Path.
Cardiff Airport is accessible from several
major European hubs or via a two-hour
train ride from London. Summer and early
fall (June through October) promise the
most ideal conditions - warmer weather,
less rain - for walking. It's best to visit the
path with a guide, who will identify walks
based on your fitness level and handle
For this story, Avanti Destinations created a private eight-day, hiking-centric tour
accented with visits to medieval castles
and cozy villages. The company works
with local tour guides to customize itineraries. Departures: Any day through 2017.
Virtuoso advisors can work with UK-based
Abercrombie & Kent Great Britain &
Ireland to customize coastal trips, with
as much or as little walking as desired. An
eight-day itinerary with a private guide and
driver might include a Pembrokeshire hike,
a visit to the home of poet Dylan Thomas,
and time to explore Cardiff. Departures:
Any day through 2017.
Admire the Wales Coast Path by sea on
Lindblad Expeditions' eight-day, Dublin-to-London trip on the 102-passenger
National Geographic Orion. Beyond Wales
and a hike on the Pembrokeshire portion
of the path, other ports include England's
Isles of Scilly and the nautical hub of Portsmouth. Departure: September 2.
Welsh ponies, residents since the seventeenth century. Inset: National Geographic
Orion. Opposite: Saint David's Cathedral
(top), a Milford Haven pub, and the gateway