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Great Little Trains Of North Wales & Portmeirion

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9295

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2023

PRICE FROM ? £319 per person
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Itinerary

Description

We discover the historic railways and meandering tramways of North Wales on this fantastic five-day break, where the lovely Welsh scenery and endless panoramas of the Snowdonia National Park create spectacular and memorable journeys. We’re based in Llandudno, the ‘Queen of the Welsh Resorts’, and also enjoy a visit to the unique, Italianate village of Portmeirion. Just imagine hearing the faint lapping of waves and admiring brightly-coloured cottages and domed buildings as you head to an authentic gelateria…no, you’re not in Italy, this is Wales!

Itinerary

Included Excursions

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 Caernarfon is the mighty castle ordered by Edward I in the 13th century and now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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 create an enchanting and memorable journey.

Great Orme Tramway & free time in Llandudno (full day)

This morning 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 the sea and mountains as we travel in the original, lovingly-restored Victorian tramcars.

Later we enjoy some free time at leisure in our resort. Llandudno is known as the ‘Queen of the Welsh Resorts’ and is famed for its golden beach flanked by two headlands, the Great and Little Ormes, and its wonderful air of traditional Victorian charm. From strolling 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.


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 Railwayto 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 New Loretta Hotel, Llandudno with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to Caernarfon & Portmeirion
  • Heritage journeys on the Welsh Highland Railway, Great Orme Tramway & Ffestiniog Railway
  • Free time in Llandudno

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

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Hotels with a JG2 rating are a mixture of larger hotels and privately owned properties. Décor and furnishings may be simple but are well maintained. All bedrooms have en-suite facilities, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Food may be buffet style in some of the larger hotels. Services may be limited
but efficient.

Highlights Self Drive Only

  • 4 nights at a selected hotel in Llandudno with dinner & breakfast 
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to Caernarfon & Portmeirion
  • Heritage journeys on the Welsh Highland Railway, Great Orme Tramway & Ffestiniog Railway
  • Free time in Llandudno

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Accommodation

Hotels

The New Loretta Hotel is located on a quiet avenue, five minutes’ walk from the beach in Llandudno. All the en-suite rooms offer a flat-screen TV, DVD player and tea and coffee-making facilities. The hotel also features a restaurant and a conservatory with a bar and outdoor seating area. (JG2 rating)

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