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Coins, Coal & Cheers

Coins, Coal & Cheers

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Join us as we head to Wales to the luxury 4 star The Vale Resort in stunning Hensol Park in the wonderful Vale of Glamorgan for our Coins, Coal and Cheers tour.  Enjoy a tour of the beautiful Hensol Castle Gin Distillery with an afternoon tea buffet included in the luxurious surroundings of Hensol Castle. Visit the Royal Mint Experience to discover the story of the coin from blank to bank, a wonderful day out with a sandwich platter lunch included. Uncover the history of mining in the Rhondda Valley from a knowledgeable ex-miner who will take you on a wonderful Welsh coal mining experience at the Rhondda Heritage Park. Travel through beautiful Welsh countryside of the magnificent Valleys and Vales along the way with a visit to Cardiff the Welsh Capital.  Join us on this great Welsh tour discovering some of the best award-winning attractions that Wales has to offer.



Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service


Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

Welcome Gin Cocktail (non-alcoholic option available)

Hensol Castle Gin Distillery Tour

Afternoon Tea Buffet at Hensol Castle

Guided Tour of the Royal Mint Experience

Lunch at The Royal Mint Experience (sandwich Platter)

Coal Mining Experience

Excursions as specified

Executive coach travel throughout.


Single room supplement - £210.00


Depart Leyland at 09.00hrs for our journey to the 4-star The Vale Resort in the Vale of Glamorgan with a suitable lunch stop en-route.

This morning following breakfast we head to the Rhondda Valley for a Coal Mining Experience followed by a sandwich platter lunch at the Royal Mint, after lunch we take a guided tour of the Royal Mint Experience.

Today following breakfast our excursion takes us to Cardiff, the Welsh capital, spend free time exploring this wonderful city, with its many attractions including the castle, museums and a varied shopping scene, wander through high street favourites, individual stores and a thriving indoor market. The city centre offers a great choice of restaurants, cafes and delis. The bar scene here is legendary, from classy cocktail bars to traditional pubs serving real ales and craft beers, there's something for everyone. Return to the resort mid-afternoon.

Spend the morning at leisure relaxing and enjoying the grounds and facilities at our resort, just before noon we head to Hensol Castle Gin Distillery for a Distillery Tour followed by an afternoon tea buffet in the beautiful surrounds of Hensol Castle.

Check out of our hotel following breakfast to bid a fond farewell to our hosts at The Vale Resort, begin our journey home with a suitable lunch stop en-route.



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 The Vale Resort, Hensol Park, Hensol, Vale of Glamorgan, CF72 8JY







Hotel Star Rating

 4 Star







Hotel Website








Hotel Contact

 01443 667800






About the hotel

The Vale Resort is far more than your average luxury hotel, nestled within a 650-acre private estate in the beautiful Vale of Glamorgan countryside. Expect a warm Welsh welcome with friendly staff that will pull out all the stops to ensure you feel right at home. You’ll find everything you would expect from a top-quality 4-star resort without being pretentious, the facilities are world-class. Guest bedrooms are spacious, luxurious, beautifully decorated, and well-equipped rooms, a perfect haven to relax in following a busy day exploring. Why nor-tv relax in the indoor pool, free to use by hotel guests.

N.B Massage, Spa and Wellness centre (additional charges apply, these must be booked and paid for locally at the time of booking by the customer)















Safety Deposit Box









Yes (fees payable locally by customer)







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About Us

Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed