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Great Little Trains Of North Wales & Portmeirion

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8574

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2020

PRICE FROM ? £279 per person
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Description

From our base in the seaside town of Rhyl, we explore the spectacular scenery and historic railways and tramways of North Wales. The charm of these vintage railways, combined with North Wales’ rugged coastline, magnificent castles and the endless panoramas of the Snowdonia National Park makes for a memorable break away. We also enjoy time at leisure in Llandudno, the ‘Queen of the Welsh Resorts’ and unique Portmeirion, designed in the style of an Italian coastal village, to complete a lovely few days away in Wales.  

Coach Itinerary

North Wales Railways And Towns

Caernarfon & Welsh Highland Railway (full day)
We travel to Caernarfon, a charming town with a thriving harbour located on the eastern shore of the Menai Straits. The main landmark of the town is the imposing castle ordered by Edward I in the 13th century.

In the afternoon we board the Welsh Highland Railway and enjoy a picturesque trip to the quaint village of Beddgelert, admiring the awe-inspiring scenery of the Snowdonia National Park on the way. Stunning coastlines, ancient woodlands, towering mountains, sparkling rivers and historic castles combine to create an enchanting and memorable journey.

Llandudno & Great Orme Tramway (full day)
We enjoy some time at leisure in Llandudno, known as the ‘Queen of the Welsh Resorts.’ This seaside town is famed for its golden beach flanked by two headlands, the Great and Little Ormes, and its wonderful air of traditional Victorian charm. From a stroll along the beautiful coast to exploring the famous Llandudno pier, or perhaps a spot of shopping at the Victoria centre, there is plenty to do here.

Later we board the Great Orme Tramway, Britain’s only cable-hauled public road tramway which has been delighting visitors since it opened in 1902. We embark on a scenic journey up to the summit of the Great Orme, passing through the Great Orme Country Park and Nature Reserve. Enjoy the breathtaking views of sea and mountains as we travel in the original, lovingly-restored Victorian tramcars.

Portmeirion & Ffestiniog Railway (full day)
Architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis designed and built the Italianate village of Portmeirion after being inspired by visits to the Mediterranean. Its unique atmosphere has seen it featured on camera many times, most famously in the 1960s TV series, The Prisoner. Enjoy browsing the cluster of historic cottages and iconic architecture, admire the glorious views, and indulge in an ice cream in the authentic Italian style gelateria.

After a morning here, we travel to the harbour town of Porthmadog to catch the Ffestiniog Railway to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau. The train climbs over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures, magnificent forests, lakes and waterfalls.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at the Westminster Hotel, Rhyl with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to Caernarfon, Llandudno & Portmeirion
  • Heritage journeys on the Welsh Highland Railway, Great Orme Tramway & Ffestiniog Railway

    Please note: a £20pp supplement will apply for passengers departing from the Isle of Wight on all 2020 UK & Ireland breaks.

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  • 4 nights at the Westminster Hotel, Rhyl with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to Caernarfon, Llandudno & Portmeirion
  • Heritage journeys on the Welsh Highland Railway, Great Orme Tramway & Ffestiniog Railway

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