Welsh Scenic Railways 5 Days - George Iv Hotel
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TALF5367
- Travel Type: Coach
From our base in beautiful Criccieth, we visit three of the 'Great Little Trains of Wales' in an itinerary that takes in some of the most spectacular scenery in Britain.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
FIVE DAY (FOUR NIGHT) TOUR
Full Day Excursion to Welsh Highland Railway
We visit Porthmadog which is arguably Britain's narrow gauge railway capital with stations on two railways! We take a spectacular 25 mile scenic journey to beneath the castle walls in Caernarfon on the Welsh Highland Railway.
Full Day Excursion to Llanberis Lake Railway and Welsh Slate Museum
Llanberis Lake lies at the foot of Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales with majestic views. We then spend time at Llanberis National Slate Museum (free entrance to museum). We return via Swallow Falls.
Full Day Excursion to Talyllyn Railway
This historic, steam-operated railway runs for seven and a quarter miles through the beautiful Fathew valley from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn. Opened in 1865, the railway once served the workers of Bryn Eglwys slate quarry but today the passenger trains give access to stunning views. After our train journey we head to Barmouth for lunch. Barmouth is located on the coast of Snowdonia, with a long sandy beach and a picturesque harbour bordered by the dramatically beautiful Mawddach estuary. Explore Barmouth's maritime history in the sheltered harbour area nestling below 'The Rock' (the old town), or browse the displays in the Sailors' Institute or Shipwreck Museum, a medieval building on the quayside.
Fares on the three railway journeys are included in the tour cost.
George IV Hotel
Situated on the High Street in the centre of Criccieth with magnificent views towards the sea and castle from many bedrooms. The George IV hotel now has 80 bedrooms with central heating and bath or shower and WC (most have bath and shower). All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, intercom, hair dryer and television with radio channels.
Extensive public areas include a delightful intimate bar, attractive large restaurant, entertainment room with additional bar and a cosy lounge. Lift serves all floors. There is ample car parking.
AA Three Star Rated
Note for clients with a mobility impairment: There are 4 steps at the front entrance to the hotel and all public rooms are then level access. Alternatively there is a side entrance with level access. There are no ground floor bedrooms. The lift is suitable for a wheelchair and serves all floors.