Welcome to Wales, the land of song and scenic beauty where the mountains of Snowdonia sweep down to stunning coastlines. This tour incorporates picturesque Ness Botanic Gardens, 2 railway rides and a cruise on the Llangollen canal. 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 commanding magnificent views of Cardigan Bay. It has been developed and extended offering friendly and comfortable hospitality. There is a lounge and cocktail bar and the pink restaurant serves delicious mouth-watering meals. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone, tea making facilities and radio alarm clock. There is Wi-Fi in public areas. There is a lift. Some rooms are situated behind the hotel in the Castle Cottages.
We travel via the main roads and motorways to Ness Botanic Gardens, on the Wirral Peninsula. We continue to Criccieth for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Lion Hotel.
We join the Welsh Highland Railway to experience a journey from Porthmadog through the spectacular Snowdonia National Park. We disembark in the picturesque village Beddgelert where you will have time for a coffee. Rejoining our coach we continue to Betws y Coed, before heading to Portmeirion with its Italianate architecture and beautiful views.
We enjoy a morning coastal drive to the yachting 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.
Today we travel south to Tywyn, on the Cardigan Bay coast, and join the Talyllyn Narrow Guage Railway, where we will board the train for our unhurried return journey along the beautiful and unspoilt Fathew Valley to Abergynolwyn. We re-join our coach and return via the seaside resorts of Barmouth and Harlech, with its spectacular castle
We travel via Bala Lake and Corwen to Llangollen for refreshment before we join the narrowboat 'Eirlys' for a 45-minute cruise along the Llangollen canal, across the famous Pontcysyllte aqueduct, 126 feet above the valley floor. We continue our journey home, arriving early evening.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Evening entertainment, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver.
Excursions - entry to Ness Botanic Gardens, Portmeirion, 2 railway journeys & canal barge trip.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
Single supplement: None