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Wonderful Wales

Wonderful Wales

Steaming through Snowdonia on the new 'wonder of the world' - the Welsh Highland line is just one of many great rail journeys taking you from glorious sea at Llandudno to the peak of Mount Snowdon.

6 Days From £845

 

DEPARTS

Monday 18 May 2020

Monday 6 July 2020

Monday 7 September 2020

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Stunning scenery, amazing history, nostalgic journeys - and much more…

  • Steam through Snowdonia - the Welsh Highland Railway, world famous Ffestiniog Railway and picturesque Llanberis Lake Railway

  • Spectacular Snowdon Mountain Railway

  • Glorious Bodnant Gardens for tea

  • Conwy Valley scenic train journey

  • Magnificent Portmeirion with its Italian style feel

  • Great Orme Mountain tram ride

  • Relax at the renowned Empire Hotel, amidst friendly ambience and elegant comfort

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening, plus 1 Afternoon Tea

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

 

 

DAY 1

After arriving in Llandudno we journey to Bodnant Gardens for afternoon refreshments, picturesquely located above the River Conwy - a wonderful place to relax into your holiday. We then return to Llandudno and the superbly traditional Empire Hotel.

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DAY 2

Heading into Snowdonia, we take a steam train ride on the Llanberis Lake Railway followed, after a relaxing break, by a steam journey on the amazing Snowdon Mountain Railway. After enjoying this kaleidoscope of vistas we return through the National Park and Conwy Valley to Llandudno.

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DAY 3

Take a traditional great railway journey as we head along the beautiful Conwy Valley Line to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Here we board our narrow gauge steam train on the world famous Ffestiniog Railway to travel to Porthmadog. The afternoon is free to enjoy lunch and explore; you may wish to travel on the quaint Welsh Highland Heritage Railway. Late afternoon we return by steam train, climbing steep gradients back to Blaenau Ffestiniog, then down the Conwy Valley line to Llandudno with seats on the opposite side as outward so no vista is missed.

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DAY 4

We follow in the footsteps of Victorian holidaymakers aboard a vintage tramcar to the summit of the Great Orme, offering magnificent views across the Irish Sea. The day is then free for you to enjoy at leisure in Llandudno to savour the Edwardian elegance of this charming resort.

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DAY 5

A truly scenic rail journey as we board the magnificent Welsh Highland Railway at Caernarvon for a steam hauled journey climbing into Snowdonia, twisting around forests to Beddgelert and through the much treasured beauty of Aberglaslyn Pass. We then visit the magnificent Portmeirion with its Italian style architecture and sub-tropical gardens before returning back to our hotel via a brief stop at the alpine style Betws-y-Coed.

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DAY 6

A reluctant farewell to Llandudno and the lovely Empire Hotel sees us make our way to the station for our journeys homeward.

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B=Breakfast, LR=Light Refreshments, D=Dinner

HOTEL

The Empire Hotel, Llandudno

Faithful to its Victorian character, all rooms are furnished with antiques and beds with down bedding - and have private bathroom, colour TV with satellite, video or DVD player, safe, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. The award-winning Watkins and Co. restaurant offers the finest local produce; a creative chef, elegant surroundings and friendly service all combine to ensure a memorable experience. The indoor heated swimming pool has a sauna, steam room and whirlpool; the small outdoor heated pool has a spa bath.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

London: Euston

£1059

£955

Greater London

£1099

£969

South of England

£1135

£995

East Anglia

£1165

£1005

South West

£1089

£965

Heart of England

£999

£925

Midlands

£1009

£939

Yorkshire

N/A

£969

North East

N/A

£1005

North West

£979

£915

South Wales

£1095

£955

North Wales

£909

£869

Scotland

£1089

£975

 

Join & Leave at Hotel £850

 

Single Room Supplement £180

 

£5 Tour Discount for holders of National Railcards

 

5 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal, 1 afternoon tea

 

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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