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Snowdon, Steam and Surprises

  • A view of Llandudno from the Great Orme ©Crown/Conwy County Borough Council

    Day Trips for Groups in Wales
  • The genteel splendour of Llandudno attracts visitors throughout the year ©Crown Conwy County Borough Council

    The genteel splendour of Llandudno attracts visitors throughout the year ©Crown Conwy County Borough Council
  • Portmeirion, Wales ©Stuart Render

    North Wales tour Portmeirion (2) ©Stuart Render
5 day tour
From £295 per person - minimum 20 passengers

On this North Wales tour (based in Llandudno), discover the spectacular scenery and heritage of North Wales with trips on the Snowdon Mountain Railway and Ffestiniog Railway, uncover a few surprises at the Italianate village of Portmeirion and at Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, and visit Llandudno, Caernarfon and Trefriw Woollen Mills.


Dates

Dates throughout 2022 & 2023


Suggested itinerary by coach

Day 1

Travel to North Wales

Start the surprises with a stop-off at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Llangollen or Bodelwyddan Castle on the way.

Day 2

Llandudno and Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens

This morning we discover some of Llandudno’s secrets and surprises on a short guided coach tour that reveals the town’s links with Alice in Wonderland. After free time to explore the town we cross the Menai Straight to ‘find’ the remarkable Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens.

Day 3

Snowdon Mountain Railway and Caernarfon

Today we travel over the spectacular Llanberis Pass for a train ride to the top of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales. In the afternoon we visit Caernarfon where there’s free time to explore the castle and the old town.

Trains to the Summit begin in May, weather-permitting. From Mid-March to May services run to Clogwyn which is 3/4 of the way up Mount Snowdon. There are toilet facilities at Llanberis and the Summit Visitor Centre but none at Clogwyn.

Day 4

Portmeirion, Ffestiniog Railway and Trefriw Woollen Mills

Created by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975, the unique and altogether magnificent Italianate village of Portmeirion combines spectacular gardens and architectural surprises at every turn. In the afternoon we take the narrow gauge, steam-hauled Ffestiniog Railway to Blaenau Ffestiniog, the slate capital of Wales. We then call in at the family-run Trefriw Woollen Mills where there’s an opportunity to buy traditional Welsh woollens and other locally crafted souvenirs.

Day 5

Return home

Ask the Greatdays team for ideas for stop-offs on the way.


Featured Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays February 2018

The Four Oaks Hotel

The Four Oaks hotel is one of the largest sea front Llandudno hotels. It offers a warm welcome and nothing is too much trouble for them. The entrance is flat with no steps. All 55 bedrooms are en suite with tea and coffee making facilities and Freeview television. There is a range of singles, double and triples and sea view rooms are available at a supplement.  The comfortable and spacious restaurant offers amazing sea views and a great atmosphere, and serves fresh, home cooked meals. There is entertainment most evenings and bingo. There is onsite coach parking.

St. Kilda Hotel, Llandudno ***

One thing is for certain, the St Kilda offers a warm welcome and excellent hospitality to all who stay. The hotel is situated at the centre of Llandudno’s promenade with ample sea views and close to the local attractions. All bedrooms are en suite with tea and coffee making facilities. There is two comfortable lounges, a bar and a restaurant. There is entertainment most evenings and bingo. There is lift access to all floors. Coach parking is available at Builders Street and is chargeable.

 

 Other hotels are available – please contact us for details. 


Dates 5 days / 4 nights
2022 dates From £295.00 per person
2023 dates From £337.00 per person

Single room supplement available upon request.

All prices are per person based on sharing a double or twin room and with one free place for a coach driver or group organiser in a single room, both are based on a minimum 20 full fare paying passengers. Prices do not include coach hire or travel insurance. Dates are subject to availability. Smaller groups can be quoted for on request. Pictures are for illustrative purposes only. Our website policy is to use only copyright free images or images which have been authorised to us for free use by the owner. If you consider an image to be unauthorised or to be your property, please contact us immediately and if invalid we will have the image removed. If your image requires crediting or is missing a copyright statement then we will be pleased to add this to the webpage, contact us at info@greatdays.co.uk

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