Welcome to Wales, the land of song and scenic beauty where the mountains of Snowdonia sweep down to stunning coastlines. This tour incorporates a visit to Bodnant Garden, and trip’s on two most famous and iconic railway journeys. Our base is the Lion Hotel in Criccieth, a popular family run hotel, where a warm welcome awaits.
The 3 star Lion Hotel is situated on the village green with views of Cardigan Bay. It offers friendly and comfortable hospitality, with a lounge, bar and restaurant serving delicious meals. All the en suite bedrooms have TV, telephone, radio, alarm clock and tea making facilities. There is a lift. Some rooms are situated behind the hotel in the Castle Cottages.
We travel via the main roads and motorways to Bodnant Gardens near Colwyn Bay. We continue to Criccieth for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Lion Hotel.
We join the Welsh Highland Railway and journey from Porthmadog through 25 miles of the Snowdonia National Park. We disembark in Caernarfon with time to look around its imposing castle overlooking the Menai Straits and the Isle of Anglesey, before returning to our hotel.
We enjoy a morning coastal drive to the resort of Abersoch for a coffee break before returning to Pwllheli where today is market day. After lunch we return to Criccieth for an afternoon by the sea.
We journey to Llanberis and join the Snowdon Railway, a masterpiece of Victorian engineering. We head for the summit (weather permitting) to enjoy stunning mountain views from the highest peak in Wales. (At the summit there will be chance to view the new visitors centre and take refreshment). After our descent we re-join our coach and continue to Beaumaris.
We travel via Bala Lake and Corwen to Llangollen for refreshment, before continuing our journey home, arriving early evening.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Evening entertainment, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver, Excursions including entry to Bodnant Garden and 2 railway rides.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
Single supplement: None