North Wales - Snowdonia, Portmeirion & Welsh Highland Rail 2021
2021 - Celtic Royal Hotel - 4 Days (CU4AFO)
Packed itinerary of INCLUDED excursions to the Best of North Wales!
Stay in an historic hotel in the heart of Caernarfon with incredible spa facilities
Join us on an exciting tour to North Wales, a popular holiday destination for decades. Seeing the fortress castles of Edward I and the breathtaking scenery of Snowdonia National Park brings people back to the area again and again. A visit to one of the country's most famous towns, Portmeiron, is not to be missed and neither is a ride on the beautiful Welsh Highland Rail.
You’ll be staying at the lovely Celtic Royal Hotel in the heart of historic Caernarfon, and have free time to enjoy the town too. The hotel not only boasts a great location and hotel facilities, but also features a fabulous spa.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
The Celtic Royal
The Celtic Royal is a historic hotel and spa in the World Heritage town of Caernarfon. It is within walking distance of the famous castle and a great location for exploring the wider North Wales area such as Snowdonia and the coast. The spacious contemporary rooms are the ideal place to rest after a day exploring, with private bathrooms and tea/coffee making facilities. Dinner is included in your stay and you enjoy contemporary and traditional dishes using the best, fresh Welsh ingredients.
After joining the coach at one of our local pick-up points, we head north through stunning Welsh scenery to Caernarfon. There will be convenient coffee/lunch stops en route and we expect to arrive at the lovely Celtic Royal Hotel in the late afternoon. Unpack, unwind and explore the hotel and its facilities before enjoying your first tasty dinner at the hotel.
Enjoy hearty traditional Welsh breakfasts every day along with some free time to explore this lovely resort on your own. Our INCLUDED excursions, though, are a real highlight so make sure you don't miss out on any of them. Whatever you're up to during the day, you can always look forward to tasty evening meals in the hotel along with some great entertainment.
After a last delicious breakfast, it is sadly time to make our way home. After stopping for a coffee/lunch break, we continue homewards.
Conwy (Saturday is market day) + Caernarfon guided walking tour and free time
Conwy is a true one-off. Well-preserved ancient walls, the most intact in Europe, enclose a town of narrow cobbled streets, nooks and crannies chock-full of historic buildings. And that’s just the half of it. The walls radiate out from a gritty, dark-stoned castle that, even after all these years, still preserves an authentic medieval atmosphere – and still has the power to dominate and intimidate. Conwy Castle, a World Heritage Site, was a key part of the ‘iron ring’ of fortresses built around Snowdonia in the 13th century by Edward I to contain the Welsh.
Caernarfon is home to Wales’s most famous castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, mighty Caernarfon Castle commands the lion’s share of attention, but the town’s narrow streets and stylishly redeveloped waterfront also merit a visit. The castle, built in the 13th century by Edward I as a royal palace and military fortress, was at the core of a medieval walled town. Join us on a walking tour of the town plus you’ll have free time to explore.
Welsh Highland Railway Train, Porthmadog & Snowdonia travel as it should be done!
Boasting outstanding scenery, comfortable carriages and historic steam engines waiting to take you through the heart of Snowdonia, this is an excursion you will remember for years to come. Glorious coastlines, ancient oak woodlands, mountains, rivers and castles, all beckon as you embark on your journey on these award-winning railways. The at-seat bufet service and licensed bar will also help you relax and really enjoy this stunning journey. These historic trains climb over 700 feet from sea level into the mountains through tranquil pastures and magnificent forests, past lakes and waterfalls, round tight bends (even a complete spiral) clinging to the side of the mountain or tunnelling through it. Magical! Porthmadog, a harbour town situated on the Glaslyn Estuary, is rich in maritime history and has a number of craft shops, tea-rooms and restaurants. Snowdonia National Park boasts vast areas of natural beauty and unique scenery. It is known as Eryri by Welsh a name that can be translated as “the place of the eagles”. The park which covers 838 square miles is one of the three natural parks found in Wales and the oldest one being designated as one in 1951.
- Reserved coach seating throughout
- 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
- Regular evening entertainment
- Excursions to Conwy, Snowdonia, Porthmadog
- Ride on Welsh Highland Railway
- Guided tour and free time in Caernarfon
This tour picks up at the following points:
- Cardiff Central
- Cardiff Gate
- Cardiff West
- Port Talbot
- Swansea Central
- Swansea West
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