West Wales

West Wales has it all – stunning scenery, a spectacular coastline, beautiful beaches, amazing wildlife, great attractions and good food!

Home also to the second city, Swansea, this region can also boast some of the best beaches in the UK and prettiest castles in Wales.

The majestic Pembroke Castle, once a mighty fortress and birthplace of Henry VII, is idyllically set on the banks of the river estuary. The enormous oval castle steeped in history, once the scene of historic battles, is now mostly surrounded by a serene mill pond. Explore the labyrinth of passageways and towers, take in the views from the 75 ft high Great Keep, and descend into Wogan Cavern.

The pretty picture postcard town of Tenby is a wonderful place to explore with gloriously quaint streets and 13th century Medieval town walls. Stroll around the picturesque harbour, visit the Tenby Museum and Art Gallery or just relax on the golden sands of this beautiful resort.

From Tenby, take the ferry to Caldey Island, sail past famous smugglers’ caverns, cross the sound to the bird reserve of St Margaret’s Island where puffins, razorbills, cormorants and other fabulous birds reside, past the giant Cathedral Caves and onwards to Caldey Island where you can view (from a distance) seals basking on the rocks.

Charming St David’s is the smallest city in Britain with a population of little more than 1,600. St David, the patron saint of Wales, lived here in the 4th century and the town is located in a designated conservation area. Spend time strolling around the lanes before visiting The Landscape Gallery at Oriel y Parc Gallery & Visitor Centre. The beautiful St David’s cathedral has much to see and admire and knowledgeable volunteers will happily provide a guided tour. There is also a weekly market which is normally held on Thursdays, selling Welsh crafts and treats. For the more adventurous, boat trips can also be booked to view the caves and wildlife around this beautiful bay.

Fantastic tour in Bonnie Scotland, enjoyed by all who went, singing and non-singing. Brilliant organisation from Jo who really made it all look so easy.
Kate HymansTour organiser for Masterworks Chorale
Jo and her team came up with a fantastic itinerary for our choir and planned everything to the last detail. We always felt we were in safe hands and that they were on the end of a phone to help us with anything we needed. We couldn’t recommend them highly enough.
Rosie SayersChairperson for Sing It Loud Community Choir
In May 2020 we were due to tour the Stirling area in Scotland, in a series of concerts and church services organised by Sound Escapes. Due to the current coronavirus pandemic we took the difficult decision to call off the tour, and whilst all our members are extremely disappointed, we all understood that the cancellation was unavoidable in the circumstances.
However, I’d like to give our thanks and praise to Jo and her team for all the planning and preparation she had done to put the itinerary together – she was able to provide us with an excellent range of stunning concert venues, plus some great suggestions for our leisure time, and it’s such a shame that we are now unable to enjoy those experiences in 2020.
However, we hope very much that it will be possible for us and Jo to resurrect the tour and its plans, once the world returns to normal – and we look forward to working with her again soon.
Sally ColesSecretary, Cantamici
As a Chorister, and eventually Head Chorister in our local church choir for eleven years, Jo was talented, dedicated and could always be relied on to work to the utmost of her undoubted abilities. I would expect that she would apply the same attributes to her professional life
P BuckmasterChoral Director
From cathedrals and abbeys, churches and stately homes, all steeped in centuries of history, some in Roman Towns others in quintessential English ‘picture postcard’ villages, every choir and musical ensemble should spend a tour exploring the United Kingdom and Ireland. Whatever part of the country you to choose to visit, by working with a knowledgeable team of people who know the regions inside out from both a tourism and musical perspective, you will be guaranteed the richest of touring experiences
Tim KnightBritish composer and Choral Director