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British Open 2017 – Wales and The Open

This 8 day tour combines attendance at the Open with golf and sightseeing in enchanting Wales. Golfers play 2 outstanding links courses, Aberdovey and Royal St. David’s, plus enjoy a full sightseeing program.

Above: Harlech Castle with views towards the Snowdonian Mountains — © Crown copyright (2016) Visit Wales
Nefyn & District Course
Conwy, a walled market town with an impressive castle --- © Crown copyright (2016) Visit Wales
Royal St. David's Course - 15th Green with views toward the Snowdonian Mountains
Royal Birkdale Course, host to the 2017 British Open

The 2017 British Open – Bobby Jones Tour
3 Time British Open Champion – 1926, 1927, 1930

Arrive England July 17, 2017 / Depart July 24, 2017

Package Price (Land Only) based on double occupancy:
From $4,645 per Golfer / $4,415 per Non-Golfer

Itinerary

Monday, July 17, 2017
Arrive Manchester Airport
Morning courtesy transfer to a charming Inn in Northwest Wales

Evening:
Welcome to Wales Dinner


Tuesday, July 18

Golfers: Play Nefyn & District – “Nefyn – a view from the sea from every tee”. How many golf courses can boast that their origins lay in the bar of a small, remote pub on a secluded beach nestling spectacularly along an isolated piece of rugged coastline, and with a world famous mountain range as its backdrop?

Non-Golfers: Travel West to mighty Caernarfon Castle, possibly the most striking medieval monument in Wales, built in 1283 as the definitive chapter in Edward I’s conquest of Wales. From there over the Menai Suspension Bridge, the world’s first modern suspension bridge, to Anglesey Island. Visit the Welsh village with the longest place name in Europe Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which in English means ‘Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio near the red cave’. The post office clerks are happy to stamp your passport with the town name. Further along the coast is Beaumaris Castle, begun in 1295, the last and largest of the castles to be built by King Edward I in Wales to stamp his authority on the Welsh. Raised on an entirely new site, without earlier buildings to fetter its designer’s creative genius, it is possibly the most sophisticated example of medieval military architecture in Britain.


Wednesday, July 19
Golfers and Non-Golfers:
A combination of magnificent medieval architecture and breathtaking location, Harlech Castle is a must see, a fact reinforced by its status as a World Heritage site.  Built between 1283 and 1289 for Edward I, and spectacularly situated on a rocky outcrop, the Castle is defended by sheer cliffs on its seaward side, with the remainder protected by a deep moat. Some would argue that this is the most beautiful castle in Wales.

Travel inland via Dolwyddelan Castle, a small native Welsh Castle built in the 13th century, to the picturesque village of Betws-y-Coed set in a beautiful valley in the Snowdonia Forest Park. Stroll around the village to visit the numerous craft and outdoor activity shops, then on to the popular Swallow Falls nearby, where crags and jagged rocks divide the stream into a number of foaming cascades.


Thursday, July 20
Golfers: 
Play Royal St. David’s Course – Overlooked by the ancient castle of Harlech and the splendor of the Snowdonian Mountains, no championship course in Britain has a more spectacular setting. The course is a rather flat, though difficult, golfing challenge. The Club hosts National and International Tournaments, including the Ladies European Tour and the European Seniors Tour. In 2013 the Club welcomed the prestigious R&A sponsored Jacques Leglise Trophy between GB&I Boys and the Boys of Continent of Europe.

Non-Golfers: Visit Portmeirion Village & Gardens, a delightfully eclectic collection of Italianate buildings and meticulously maintained gardens and fountains. A town hall, shops and boutiques, restaurants, a pottery, and even a castle, all in a perfect waterfront setting, makes Portmeirion a fascinating place to discover and enjoy.


Friday, July 21

Sightseeing transfer to a charming country house hotel in Lancashire, England

Golfers and Non-Golfers: Sightseeing stop enroute in Conwy.
A dark stoned fortress, Conwy Castle has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. The first time that visitors catch sight of the castle, commanding a rock above the Conwy Estuary and demanding as much attention as the dramatic Snowdonia skyline behind it, they know they are in the presence of a historic site which still casts a powerful spell. Built for King Edward I between 1283-87, the views from the battlements are breathtaking, and it is from these battlements that visitors can best appreciate Conwy‘s other great glory, its ring of town walls, over three quarters of a mile long and guarded by 21 towers and three double gateways.

Evening: Welcome to England Dinner


Saturday, July 22

Transfer to Royal Birkdale Golf Club, home of the 2017 British Open, to witness the third round of the Open Championship.


Sunday, July 23

Transfer to Royal Birkdale Golf Club, for the exciting final round of the 2017 British Open
Return to the hotel 30 minutes following the awards ceremony


Monday, July 24

Depart England, Manchester Airport

Inclusions

  • 7 Nights' Accommodation
  • Full Scottish Breakfast each morning
  • 2 Dinners
  • Saturday and Sunday Open Admission Tickets
  • 2 Rounds of Championship Golf for golfers
  • Full Sightseeing program for non-golfers
  • Sightseeing Admission Fees (Scheduled Venues Only)
  • Coach Transfers to all Scheduled Events
  • All Local Taxes

Courses in this Trip

$4,645 per golfer / $4,415 per non-golfer

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