Picturesque Portmeirion and Scenic Snowdonia
On this new tour (based in Caernarfon or Llanberis) combine the unique experience that is the Italianate village of Portmeirion with the scenic splendour of Snowdonia.
A visit to the unique and memorable Portmeirion, and be one of the first to visit the enchanting and captivating Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens. Having been restored to their former beauty over the last 22 years, the gardens are truly magical. There are also train rides on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, a unique journey up to highest mountain in Wales, and the Welsh Highland Railway. And also visits to Caernarfon and the National Trust’s Plas Newydd.
April - October 2019/2020
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to North Wales
Consider including a stop-off or comfort stop at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct or Llangollen, or perhaps afternoon tea at Bodelwyddan Castle.
Plas Newydd and Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens
Today we travel across the Menai Strait to the island of Anglesey. There’s time to discover the enchanting mansion and gardens of Plas Newydd, with spectacular views across the Straight to Snowdonia. In the afternoon we ‘find’ Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, a remarkable garden recently brought back to life.
Caernarfon, Llanberis Pass and Snowdon
A free morning to explore Caernarfon and its impressive castle, used for the investiture of the Prince of Wales, first in 1911, and again in 1969. In the afternoon we take a scenic journey across the majestic and unforgettable Llanberis Pass to Llanberis where we join the Snowdon Mountain Railway for a memorable train ride to the top of Wales’ highest mountain.
The Welsh Highland Railway and Portmeirion
We take the narrow gauge, steam-hauled Welsh Highland Railway for a 25-mile journey from Caernarfon to Porthmadog through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass. On arrival in Porthmadog we rejoin our coach for the short journey to the unique and altogether magnificent Italianate village of Portmeirion. On our journey back to Caernarfon we stop at the Inigo Jones Slate Workshop where there’ll be time to buy locally-crafted gifts.
Celtic Royal Hotel Caernarfon ***
Visited & inspected by Greatdays July 2017
The hotel is situated in the centre of Caernarfon, not far from Bangor, and offers a lounge area; bar; restaurant; leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, steam room and gymnasium. all the bedrooms are with en-suite bathrooms, flat screen TV, tea/coffee making, Free WiFi. The hotel has a lift to all floors, rooms adapted for disabled use and plenty of coach parking.
Royal Victoria Hotel Llanberis *** – Visited & inspected by Greatdays July 2017
Situated around 10 minutes walk from the village of Llanberis, and just a short walk from the Terminal of the Snowdon Mountain Railway. The hotel is set back from the road, with Mountain views from the hotel. The hotel has Lounge areas, bar and restaurant. Pleasant gardens with seating surround the hotel. All the bedrooms have en-suite bathroom; satellite TV; hairdryer; hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift to all floors. There is ample free coach parking available at the hotel. There is entertainment at the hotel on some nights of the week.
|2019 dates||from £319.00 per person|
|2020 dates||from £325.00 per person|