Explore the beauty and history of Wales with our professionally guided tours
30 Years of Smiles!
Wales Guided Tours prides itself on being tourism professionals of 30 years and counting. We truly know Wales! A small team, we guide you through your booking, deliver your tour in comfort, ensure a warm welcome from our accommodation partners and 'no snag' visits to the attractions. We know you'll just LOVE your Wales Guided Tour!
More About Wales
Wales, positioned at the core of Great Britain's history, was initially composed of 14 small Celtic kingdoms and principalities, boasting a rich heritage from that era waiting to be explored. Between the 11th and 13th centuries, the Welsh united against English invasion, continuing a historical trend dating back to the departure of the Romans in the fourth century AD. Throughout this period, they resisted the Saxons, Scots, and Irish. It wasn't until the late 13th century, after centuries of diverse rulers, that the English king Edward I defeated the influential Princes of Gwynedd, marking the first time Wales experienced consistent rule under a single faction. The defeated dynasty had proudly held the title 'Prince of Wales,' reinforcing the Welsh people's legitimate claim to independence and a distinct culture within Great Britain.
Wales stands out among nations still using a Celtic language, as it actively maintains the ancient language as a primary means of communication. It stands as the oldest spoken language in Europe, contributing to the unique identity of the Welsh people. A visit to Wales unveils numerous surprises, revealing its historical linguistic roots in Latin and "Old Welsh" long before the establishment of a united England.
In the transition from the 19th to the 20th century, Wales earned the distinction of being the "most industrialized nation on Earth." The land that birthed the Arthurian legends, often attributed to a Welsh hero, holds a rich tapestry of history. The Welsh National Flag, one of the oldest in the world, proudly displays the ancient red dragon battle emblem and the colours of the Tudor dynasty, which ascended to the English throne under Henry VII in 1485.
A prevailing theory suggests that every Welsh individual possesses an innate gift for poetry and song, a notion validated by the remarkable talents of stage and literary giants like Richard Burton and Dylan Thomas, who shared a close friendship. Wales' male voice choirs, some formed by coal miners and slate quarrymen, have achieved legendary status, much like iconic figures such as Sir Tom Jones and Dame Shirley Bassey. The cultural richness and artistic prowess of Wales are ingrained in its history and continue to captivate visitors from around the world.
Wales is a land of breathtaking scenery, mountains, lakes, coastlines, rivers, green valleys, shifting mists and gleaming sunsets and Wales Guided Tours look forward to welcoming you to this beautiful and surprising country.
Many of our visitors have come to Wales to find their roots, to investigate their ancestry, some unaware until researching for their visit of their Welsh blood and heritage. Hopefully, we can design a personalised itinerary taking you to places connected with your family history.