Little Trains Of Wales
Attractive Llanberis – a paradise for walkers and climbers, is the perfect location for your included Welsh railway journeys on this favourite Crusader Tour. A highlight is an included ride on Britain's only rack and pinion railway, the epic Snowdonia Mountain Railway! The Ffestiniog Railway is truly a 'Great Little Railway' and the oldest independent railway company in the world today. Experience Snowdonia on the Welsh Highland railway from historic Caernarfon via the base of Snowdon and down to Porthmadog.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Your ItineraryDay 1 - From your chosen joining point our feeder vehicle will take you to your designated interchange point where your weekend begins. After joining your holiday coach a comfort stop will be made en route for lunch before arriving in Snowdonia for 4 nights with breakfast and dinner.
Day 2 - 4 At leisure in Llanberis with three included excursions.
Welsh Highland Railway & Ffestiniog Steam Railway
Outstanding scenery, comfortable carriages and historic engines await you today in the heart of Snowdonia. Glorious coastlines, ancient oak woodlands, mountains, rivers and castles, all beckon as you embark on your journey on two award winning railways. Joining at Caernarfon, the journey on the new Welsh Highland Railway to Porthmadog (fare included) has to be one of the most spectacular ways to see the awe inspiring scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. There is time in Porthmadog for a spot of lunch before continuing with the next part of your heritage railway journey on the Ffestiniog Steam Railway. The unique steam-hauled trains run along 13 miles from Porthmadog on the coast to Blaenau Ffestiniog in the mountains (fare included). Your coach awaits you as you disembarck and head back to Llanberis with a scenic drive through the Snowdonia National Park.
Snowdon Mountain Railway
The Snowdon Mountain Railway, Britain's only rack and pinion railway starts from Llanberis and travel 4.7 miles to the summit of Snowdon, a place of legend 1.085 metres above sea level. This epic journey has been experienced by some 12 million travellers since 1896. One of the world’s greatest panoramas is revealed on arrival at the summit. Hafod Eryri, the UK’s highest visitor centre, has spectacular panoramic views to the valleys below. From here you can venture to the cairn, where on a clear day the views stretch out as far as Ireland. Standing on the summit of the highest Mountain in Wales and England, young and old can embrace the invigorating atmosphere of Eryri – Land of the Eagles.
PLEASE NOTE that for the October departure a diesel service operates and that generally Clogwyn Station is as high as the trains can go when prevailing weather conditions prevent them from reaching the Summit. Clogwyn Station is located on an exposed ridge, overlooking Llanberis Pass and Clogwyn Du’r Arddu cliffs. Nearby lies a group of huge boulders that once tumbled from cliffs above and are rumoured to be the home of a witch named Canthrig Bwt who would try to catch children climbing on the rocks.
Snowdonia National Park & Coast Scenic Drive
Travel through stunning scenery and spectacular panoramas as you head south through the National Park via the west of the Coed y Brenin Forest Park to Barmouth with its long sandy beach and picturesque harbour bordered by the dramatically beautiful Mawddach estuary, an area of outstanding natural beauty.
Day 5 - After a hearty Welsh breakfast, all aboard for the journey back to your home towns. Back to top
The Royal Victoria Hotel
Being cradled between two lakes Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris as well as the Welsh mountains the location is quite simply breath taking, Few hotels can command such wonderful views as the 3* Royal Victoria Hotel which is set in this picturesque location directly opposit the Snowdon Mountain Railway and just a 10 minute walk away from the town centre. All 104 bedrooms are well decorated and equipped with TV, hairdryer and tea / coffee making facilities. The large restaurant is stylish and bright and there is a relaxing, cosy pub-style bar with comfortable seating. There is also an elegant lounge and beautiful gardens. There is a lift to most floors.