Monday: Leaving Essex this morning we begin our drive to North Wales. Using the motorways and a stop at Dobbies Garden World, Atherstone, we aim to be at our hotel in plenty of time to relax before dinner.
Tuesday: Today we enjoy some stunning scenery as we make our way into the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. The day starts with a visit to Betws-y-Coed. This pretty little village was once a major coaching centre on the Irish Mail route from London to Holyhead and today is the gateway to the Snowdonia National Park. This afternoon we climb on board the Snowdon Mountain Railway and savour breathtaking views from the summit of Wales’ highest mountain.
Wednesday: This morning we visit the medieval walled town of Conwy. A World Heritage Site with an imposing 13th century castle and walls. From here we venture over the Menai Straits onto the Isle of Anglesey and onto the seaside town of Beaumaris. Noted for its castle, Georgian architecture and views back across to Snowdonia. Before leaving Anglesey and returning to our hotel, we pay a brief visit to Llanfair PG, the town with the longest name.
Thursday: More stunning scenery as we make our way back into the Snowdonia National Park and head for Blaenau Ffestiniog, the slate capital of Wales. Here we board the Ffestiniog Railway, one of Wales’ best-loved Great Little Trains and enjoy one of the world’s great railway journeys as we travel through magnificent scenery to Porthmadog. After lunch we rejoin our coach and drive to Caernarfon, one of the most historic towns in Wales. Dominated by its castle, the town’s narrow streets and stylish redeveloped Waterfront are well worth a visit.
Friday: We spend the day at leisure here in Llandudno, enjoying the beautiful Victorian architecture and Edwardian elegance. Stroll down the longest pier in Wales, enjoy a walk along the promenade, and perhaps take the UK’s only cable hauled tramway to the top of the Great Orme.
Saturday: Sadly we must leave North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park and head for home. With a lunch stop and a comfort stop in the afternoon to get those essential supplies we hope to be back home late afternoon.
For those passengers who booked and paid in full for this tour in 2020, we will honour the price of £589.00
Please read the itineray carefully before deciding if this tour will be suitable for you:1) This tour involves heritage railways, you must be able to negotiate getting on and off the trains.Please note: the weather conditions on Snowdon can be very unpredictable and change very quickly. Trains cannot proceed all the way to the Summit if weather conditions become severe. In such cases trains will terminate at Rocky Valley and passengers will not be allowed to disembark. Suitable clothing and footwear is advised.
SUPPLEMENTS £15.00 – maximum 5 singles
The St Kilda Hotel is an elegant 3 star hotel located opposite the bandstand in the centre of Llandudno’s Victorian seafront promenade. People return to this family-run hotel year after year because of its warm welcome and excellent food. All the bedrooms are bright and each with their own unique character, are en-suite and offer flat screen TV’s, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a café and restaurant, as well as a lounge and bar with evening entertainment and quiet Seaview Lounge. Free WiFi is available in all public areas and a lift serves all floors.
Executive coach travel.• Porterage on arrival & departure. • En-suite rooms. • 5 nights dinner, bed and breakfast, comprising of a 3 course dinner with a choice of menu. Tea/coffee after dinner and full Welsh Breakfast. • Visit to Betws-y-Coed and return journey on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. • Visits to Conwy, Beaumaris and Llanfair PG. • Single journey on the Ffestiniog Railway with time in Portmadoc and Caernarfon. • Free day in Llandudno. • Complimentary travel insurance. • ALL THIS FOR AROUND £101.50 PER DAY
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