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Great little steam trains of Wales

Great little steam trains of Wales

Discover the timeless appeal of 5 nostalgic Welsh steam train journeys on this fabulous 6-day tour based in the beautiful town of Caernarfon. We are also including a visit to the magical village of Portmeirion on the coast of Snowdonia, the fascinating Llanberis slate mine and the coastal town of Porthmadog.

Great Little Steam Trains of Wales

 

6 Days 10th April 2021

 

Discover the timeless appeal of 5 nostalgic Welsh steam train journeys on this fabulous 6-day tour based in the beautiful town of Caernarfon. We are also including a visit to the magical village of Portmeirion on the coast of Snowdonia, the fascinating Llanberis slate mine and the coastal town of Porthmadog.

 

Tour Itinerary

 

Saturday – We depart Wiltshire and travel to North Wales and our hotel in Caernarfon for mid-afternoon, our base for the next five nights.  

 

Sunday – Our first steam train of the tour is on the scenic Ffestiniog Railway starting beside the harbour in Porthmadog, we climb 700ft above sea level through the Snowdonia National Park, passing forest, lakes, and waterfalls and through mountains to the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The coach will be waiting to take us on to the magical coastal village of Portmeirion, home to historical cottages, stylish shops, award winning restaurants, cafes, an Italian ice-cream parlour, and exotic gardens all set amongst iconic architecture. Free time to have lunch and explore this charming setting before returning to the hotel late afternoon.

 

Monday We start our day with a scenic drive to Llanuwchllyn for our 1st train of the day. The Bala lake railway. Enjoy an hour’s round trip on this narrow-gauge railway along the southern shore of Bala Lake in Gwynedd. We continue the day travelling by coach to Llanberis. Some free time to explore the National Slate mine and have some lunch before our second narrow-gauge steam train on the old slate railway route along beautiful Lake Padarn.

 

Tuesday – Today is a free day and an opportunity to explore this royal town and port, home to Wales’s most famous castle and UNESCO world heritage site. The town also boasts a stylish waterfront development with street cafes overlooking the dock. The hotel has a fabulous indoor heated swimming pool if you fancy a swim, or you may just choose to relax in the hotel lounges.

 

Wednesday – One of the highlights today as we take you to the small coastal town of Porthmadog. This quaint harbour town is rich in maritime history and is full of craft shops and tea rooms. Free time to explore and get a spot of lunch before we climb aboard our Welsh Highland Steam train for a two-and-a-half-hour ride back to Caernarfon on one of Wales great heritage railways.

 

Thursday – After a full Welsh breakfast we leave our hotel and begin our journey home. However, before we leave Wales, we will enjoy our final steam train ride on the Llangollen railway to complete our nostalgic steam trains tour. Once back in Wiltshire, your taxis will be waiting to take you safely home after a memorable holiday.

 

Your Hotel

 

3* The Celtic Royal Hotel - Caernarfon

 

This 3* Superior hotel prides itself on its fabulous award-winning standards of customer service. Just 5mts walk from Caernarfon Castle, all the stylish bedrooms are en-suite with TV, hairdryer, free WiFi and hospitality tray. The hotel also has fabulous leisure facilities including a superb indoor swimming pool.

Price Includes

Luxury Coach Travel with Extra Leg Room

Home Pickup, Full Hostess Service

5 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast

Welcome Tea/Coffee on Arrival

Tea/Coffee after Evening Meals

Entrance to Portmeirion Village

Two & Half Hour Steam Train on Welsh Highland Railway

Ffestiniog Steam Train Ride

Llanberis Steam Train Ride

Bala Lake Steam Train Ride

Llangollen Steam Train Ride

Llanberis Slate Mine Visit

Porthmadog Visit

 

6 Days £579.00

Single Supplement £115 (Limited)

Double for Sole Use

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Bp Garage Chippenham Bp Garage Chippenham
Chippenham Chippenham, Layby on A350 at Mac Donald Roundabout
Chippenham, Layby on A350 at Mac Donald Roundabout
Countess Services Countess Services, A303
HillSide Cafe Hillside Cafe, A36, Codford, BA12 0JZ
Leigh Delamare Services Leigh Delamare Services West Bound
Melksham Melksham, Kings Street Coach Park
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Trowbridge Trowbridge, Trinity Church Layby on Park Side
Warminster Services Warminster Services, Lorry Park
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