Welsh Highland Highlights 8 Days - Hydro Hotel
Situated on a sandy isthmus between the Great Orme and Little Orme Heads, Llandudno boasts two superb beaches. The shingly North Shore is the busier of the two with its Victorian Pier, boat trips, donkey rides, Punch and Judy shows and much more. The sandy West Shore is quieter with miles of sands and panoramic views of the Snowdonia mountain range in the distance. Llandudno is a highly attractive resort with its magnificent crescent of hotels, broad tree-lined streets and elegant shops all combining to produce a unique atmosphere. There are two golf courses. A tramway and cable car both offer a route to the summit of the Great Orme (which also boasts a superb dry ski slope - one of the best in Britain). There is plenty to do both by day and by night and you are sure never to have a dull moment at what many would claim to be the most complete of all British holiday resorts.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel - Arrival in Llandudno
From the Interchange we will travel directly to Llandudno, arriving in resort around 12:30. You will be dropped off in a central location where you can enjoy the attractions of the resort, before making your way to the hotel at your leisure. Alternatively you may remain on the coach to arrive directly at the hotel, where a light lunch will be available for you to purchase. Please note rooms will not be available for check-in until 3pm. /n
Day 2 - Caernarfon & Snowdonia
Dominated by the imposing Norman castle, Caernarfon also boasts a museum dedicated to the Royal Welch Fusiliers (entry fees apply)./nThe story of the town is told in an exhibition at Oriel Pendeitsh (entry fee applies). /nAlongside the redeveloped harbour, bustling with sailing boats and motor yachts, is the Galeri arts centre (entry fee may apply)./nThe harbour town of Porthmadog has a long maritime history, which is explored in the town's Maritime Museum (entry fee applies)./nIn the lively mountain town of Llanberis, we find a quarry museum, country park (both free entry), and narrow gauge railway (fares apply)./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Day at Leisure
Day 5 - Vale of Clwyd & Llangollen
The Vale of Clwyd lies in the county of Denbighshire in northeast Wales. /n The River Clwyd runs the full length of the vale./nThe ancient town of Llangollen, situated on the River Dee, is home to the International Eisteddfod, the Welsh festival of literature, music and performance./nLlangollen Museum allows both visitors and locals easy access to information and displays about the area's heritage./n
Day 6 - Betws-y-Coed & Swallow Falls
The wooded village and popular mountain resort of Betws-y-Coed is in a picturesque setting where three rivers meet. /nThere is a quirky station with a railway museum attached and an art gallery (entry fees may apply) as well as numerous craft shops. /nSituated on the outskirts of the town are the spectacular 'Swallow Falls'./n
Day 7 - Day at Leisure
Day 8 - Return Travel - Departure from Llandudno
After breakfast we have free time to enjoy our resort at leisure. We will depart our resort around 1:30pm. A light lunch will be available to purchase at our hotel. Please note that you must check out of your room by 10am./n
Ideally placed on the sea front close to the Aberconwy Centre and a short walk from Llandudno’s wonderful shops, Pier and Happy Valley gardens, the Hydro Hotel is a favourite destination for coach holidays to Llandudno. Large entertainment suite with dance floor and entertainment most evenings. Superb "Looking Glass” bar with views over the bay, sun lounge and games room with snooker. 126 bedrooms with central heating and private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and TV with radio channels. Many rooms have views over the bay or over the town to the Snowdonian mountains. Lift serves most floors (split level floors mean some stairs to most rooms). Some ground floor rooms available.