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. Click here for Easter in Snowdonia
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
May and October Tours
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 Blaenau Ffestiniog, our first rail journey will be on the Ffestiniog Steam Railway. The unique steam-hauled trains run along 13 miles from Blaenau Ffestiniog in the mountains to Porthmadog on the coast (fare included). Your coach will pick you up in Porthmadog and transfer you to Beddgelert before continuing with the next part of your heritage railway journey. Joining at Beddgelert, the journey on the Welsh Highland Railway (fare included) to Caernarfon has to be one of the most spectacular ways to see the awe-inspiring scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. Your coach awaits you as you disembark and heads back to Llanberis.
July and August Tours
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 Welsh Highland Railway to Beddgelert (fare included) has to be one of the most spectacular ways to see the awe-inspiring scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. Our coach will pick you up in Beddgelert and transfer you to Porthmadog 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 disembark 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.
PLEASE NOTE for the 2022 season, the rail journey operates up to Clogwyn Station ONLY which is 3/4 of the way up the mountain (approx. 45 minutes). The summit building 'Hafod Eryri' will remain closed. Clogwyn Station (no facilities) 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. May be a steam or diesel engine
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.
This itinerary has been produced well in advance of the 2022 holiday season and is subject to change. Back to top
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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.