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Magic Of Snowdonia With Portmeirion & Snowdon Mountain Railway

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8973

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

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The Snowdonia Mountains and Coast covers an amazing area of North Wales that is hard to beat at any time of the year for stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and historic towns. Named after its crowning jewel, Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh), Snowdonia offers a diverse range of experiences beyond its breathtaking mountain vistas and this wonderful midweek break lets you experience some of the most beautiful aspects.

You’ll be staying at the grand Royal Victoria Snowdonia Hotel, uniquely located in a peaceful mountain setting at the foot of Snowdon, within 30 acres of its very own gardens and woodlands, which includes historic Dolbadarn Castle. Few hotels can command such breathtaking views set in its picturesque location overlooking Llanberis. From here we will take a jaw dropping railway journey to the summit of Snowdon on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

Apart from enjoying free time in Llanberis, don't miss your included excursions to see the very best of North Wales with visits to the iconic seaside resort of Llandudno, traditional Porthmadog and the world famous Italianate village of Portmeirion (home to the cult TV show The Prisoner for those who can remember it!). Bring your cameras!

An ideal choice for:

* Lovers of the beauty and romance of North Wales
* Stunning scenery and fascinating excursions from a central hotel location
* Anyone wanting a wonderful midweek break

PRICE FROM ? £489 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

Join your comfortable coach this morning at your convenient local pick-up point and head towards Wales and stunning Snowdonia, with convenient comfort breaks en route. On arrival at the Royal Victoria Hotel, we are sure you will be amazed by its spectacular locations and grounds. Why not enjoy a drink in the bar as you relax and meet your fellow travellers before dinner.

Days 2 to 4

Have a hearty breakfast each morning to get prepared for your day ahead. No matter what you get up to during the day, you can always look forward to a warm welcome from your hotel when you return. You may just want to unwind in the comfy and elegant lounge and look back on the amazing adventures of the day!

You can spend some time relaxing in the surroundings of your hotel or exploring Llanberis but don't miss your included excursions to the stunning coast with traditional Porthmadog and the world famous Italianate village of Portmeirion, along with the Queen of Welsh Resorts, Llandudno.

Day 5

After a final delicious Welsh breakfast it is time to say farewell to lovely Snowdonia today, as you join your coach and travel home, with comfort stops on the way and time to relax and share your happy memories with your fellow travellers.

Snowdon Mountain Railway & Llanberis

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

The lovely village of Llanberis is set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, in a lakeside setting at the foot of Mount Snowdon itself, at 3,560ft the highest mountain in England and Wales. You can discover Llanberis Lake Railway and the National Slate Museum or follow the self-guided Llanberis Heritage Trail taking you to fascinating places around the village.

Your experience on the Snowdon Mountain Railway is a journey to “the rooftop of Wales” on the only public track and pinion mountain railway in Britain. From the first views of the waterfall plunging into the gorge below at the start of the journey, to the breath-taking sights over the sheer edge of Rocky Valley, every moment is memorable. At the summit the Visitor Centre has a gift shop and café to relax in, and on a clear day you can take in views as far away as Ireland.

Portmeirion

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Visiting the stunning Italianate village of Portmeirion is like stepping into a fairytale village by the sea. It is located on a peninsula off the coast of Snowdonia in North Wales and was designed by an architect named Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. This place is special because it mixes colourful buildings, pretty gardens, and beautiful coastal views. When you go to Portmeirion, it's like you're entering a magical world full of art and culture, and you can walk around the charming streets, relax in the gardens, and enjoy the unique atmosphere of this special place, which has been home to many films and TV shows, probably most famously as "The Village" in the cult 1960's series The Prisoner.

Porthmadog

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationA harbour town situated on the Glaslyn Estuary, Porthmadog is rich in maritime history and sits in a scenic area with Snowdonia National Park in the distance. The town was named after W.A. Maddocks whose ambitious "Cob" embankment scheme led to the town's name, which translates as "Madog's Port". In times gone by, it was a vital, busy shipping port for the international slate trade, brought down from Blaenau Ffestiniog, and is still justly proud of its history. It also offers a quaint blend of individual and craft shops, cafes and restaurants to explore.

Lllandudno

In a nutshell, everyone loves Llandudno. Who could possibly argue with that while strolling along the elegant promenade past pastel-coloured hotels and impeccably authentic seafront architecture just like Victorians did? All that’s needed to complete the picture is a frilly parasol (for the ladies) and straw boater (for the gentlemen). Llandudno’s appearance is down to the fact that, unlike most other resorts, it has remained largely unchanged for over a century. There’s a pier (the longest in Wales) and Punch and Judy, donkey rides on the beach and canopied shopping streets just behind the prom. Put simply, Llandudno is a classic of its kind. Its sense of harmony extends to its geography. The main North Shore beach is perfectly framed by two headlands, the Great Orme and Little Orme. Over the former – linked by a spectacular Marine Drive carved into the sea-cliff, you’ll find a second beach, the West Shore. It was here that Alice Pleasance Liddell, who inspired ‘Alice in Wonderland’, holidayed as a child. There’s an Alice Trail map and souvenir guide that’s easy to navigate – simply follow the White Rabbit’s bronze footprints around the town. The resort’s genteel appearance is deceptive. It is bursting at the seams with things to see and do. Take the San Franciscan-style tramway or alpine cable car to the summit of the Great Orme Country Park, soak up the dizzy views then disappear underground at the prehistoric copper mines. Visit Llandudno Museum or call into the nearby Home Front Experience, an immersive little museum that takes you back to World War Two. Those with sweet tooth are in for a treat at Llandudno’s very own Chocolate Experience which is divided into nine different areas each one uncovering a part of the history of chocolate. One of the UK’s best contemporary art galleries can be found behind a gold-spired Edwardian façade. MOSTYN hosts a shifting programme of exhibitions that showcase the best in contemporary art and craft from Wales and beyond. There’s also a cool café and stylish shop.

Please note some attractions and activities are seasonal so may not be available depending on the date of your visit

Tour includes

  • 4 nights hotel with full Welsh breakfast and evening meals
  • Free time to explore Llanberis at your own pace
  • Return rail journey on Snowdon Mountain Railway
  • Excursion to Porthmadog & Portmeirion
  • Visit to Llandudno
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Accommodation

Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia Llanberis

Sitting at the foot of Snowdon, Wales’s highest mountain, the Royal Victoria Hotel has been welcoming guests to the idyllic lakeside village of Llanberis for over one hundred years. Adjacent to the twin lakes of Padarn and Peris, the Royal Victoria sits within 30 acres of grounds comprising of well-tended formal gardens, ancient woodland and the magnificent ruins of the 12th century Welsh castle, Dolbadarn. The hotel is situated just a 10 minute walk from the town centre and its many amenities, attractions and walks.

All bedrooms are en-suite, most with bath and shower, and are appointed in a comfortable and modern style. Room amenities include direct dial telephone, flat screen TV with Freeview, tea & coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board, and hairdryer and enjoy either woodland or courtyard views. There is lift access. Enjoy your meal in the stylish yet relaxed surroundings of the restaurant, which has been sympathetically appointed to reflect the hotel's Victorian heyday. At the end of the day, you can relax in the cosy, pub-style bar with comfortable seating. There is also an elegant lounge and beautiful gardens with stunning views.

For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window)

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