Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam
- Duration: 4 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TNEW11488
- Travel Type: Coach
- 2 star hotel
- Excursions: 2
3 nights. September 2018. From £259.00.
Enjoy a break in beautiful North Wales!
The extraordinary Italianate village of TV's 'The Prisoner' fame, and two wonderful railway journeys through North Wales' stunning scenery, all add up to a memorable break, based in the coastal resort of Rhyl.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
Single journeys on the Conwy Valley Railway and Ffestiniog Railway
Visit to Portmeirion, the set of 1960s TV series 'The Prisoner'
Visit to Llandudno
Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the Westminster Hotel in Rhyl
Coach travel throughout
The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Leaving the local area early this morning we'll head to North Wales. We should arrive in Rhyl in plenty of time for you to unpack and relax before dinner.
Today we head to the popular resort of Llandudno, where you'll have plenty of free time to enjoy the beaches, elegant promenades and stylish shops. Alternatively, join our optional full-day excursion and see some of North Wales' spectacular scenery. Designated as one of the best locations in the world to visit by Lonely Planet, the area has much to offer. Our tour will include the beautiful Llanberis Pass, the pretty village of Betws-y-Coed and the delightful lakeside resort of Llanberis itself.
For many, today's highlight will be a ride on the Welsh Highland Railway. Closed in the 1930s, the line has been under restoration since 1997, and our journey takes us on the 12 breathtaking miles from Caernarfon to Rhyd-Ddu at the foot of Snowdon.
Following breakfast, we'll begin a day of memorable rail journeys. The Conwy Valley Line, one of Britain's most beautiful railways, takes us through heather-clad moors and mountains to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Here we'll transfer to the Ffestiniog Railway for the twisting descent through the Snowdonia National Park to Porthmadog.
After lunch, we'll continue to Portmeirion, featured in the popular 1960s TV series 'The Prisoner'. Here, the ornate, colourwashed buildings and Mediterranean Piazza are surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical woodland gardens.
Following breakfast we leave Rhyl and head for home. Depending on the traffic and distance to be travelled, you should be back in the local area by early-to-mid evening.Back to top
The friendly, family-owned Westminster is a traditional style hotel situated on the seafront in Rhyl, next to the main shopping centre and promenade attractions.
The hotel has good public areas including a bar, a restaurant and a lounge.
All of the rooms, which vary in size and style, have private facilities, colour TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities.Back to top
In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive.
Changes to your itinerary
In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change the order in which the itinerary is operated.
Coach seating arrangements
Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.Back to top