Welsh Highland Railway
Railways and Tramways of Wales
Enjoy some of North Wales’ best railways and a visit to the fantastic village of Portmeirion on this tour based in the pretty village of Llanberis. Also included is a ride on the Great Orme Tramway in the Victorian resort of Llandudno.
Portmeirion • Ffestiniog Railway • Llandudno • Snowdonia • Welsh Highland Line • Caernarfon
Day 1 Travel to North Wales with a recommended stop in the medieval city of Chester.
Day 2 Travel to Porthmadog for a single rail journey to the slate quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The historic train descends over 700 feet from the mountains to sea level passing through tranquil meadows, past waterfalls and around horseshoe bends. On then to the delightful Italian village of Portmeirion before returning to Llanberis for free time and where, for an additional cost and time allowing, further spectacular views of the National Park can be savoured aboard the narrow gauge Llanberis Lake Railway, or the Snowdon Mountain Railway.
Day 3 A full day excursion to the popular seaside town of Llandudno with its two sandy beaches and original Victorian features. A ride to the top of Great Orme on the beautifully restored Victorian Tramway is included. Delighting visitors since 1903, passengers can experience outstanding views across Anglesey and Snowdonia.
Day 4 A leisurely morning before a short drive to Beddgelert station for the scenic journey along the foothills of Snowdon to Caernarfon. Allow plenty of free time here before returning to the hotel.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis
A hotel since the 1830s, the 3 star Royal Victoria is wonderfully located near the foot of Mount Snowden, within walking distance of the attraction of Llanberis. With ongoing refurbishments, the hotel offers a welcoming, comfortable touring base and still retains much of its character.
• 3 star • 106 bedrooms • Lift
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Llanberis with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full Welsh breakfast
3 course dinners with choice and tea/coffee
• Single journey on Ffestiniog Railway
• Admission to Portmeirion
• Return trip on Great Orme tramway
• Single journey on Welsh Highland
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