This exciting tour features Snowdonia’s most stunning and unique scenery. Apart from the beauty and charm of its high mountains, Snowdonia is a delightfully varied landscape of steep river gorges, waterfalls and green valleys. We include a visit to Plas Cadnant Hidden Gardens, an exhilarating boat cruise to Puffin Island, admission to Caernarfon Castle and a trip on the UK’s longest heritage railway.
This 3 star hotel is situated in Caernarfon centre, just a 10 minute walk from the harbour. Each of the bright and airy ensuite bedrooms include a cosy seating area, a work desk with tea/coffee making facilities, TV and a hairdryer. Hotel facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool, fully equipped fitness suite, sauna and steam room. This hotel has a lift.
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to North Wales where we arrive later this afternoon at the Celtic Royal Hotel. Tea/coffee and biscuits will be served on arrival.
Tuesday Our first visit today takes us to the hidden world of Plas Cadnant Gardens, one of North Wales’ best kept secrets. Not to be missed is the River Cadnant with its waterfalls and dramatic rock formations, we may even catch sight of one of the red squirrels! We enjoy exploring the stunning gardens before making our way to Beaumaris, a delightful village located on the shore of the Isle of Anglesey. We have time for lunch here before our afternoon cruise to Puffin Island with many wildlife and seal colonies, we may even be lucky enough to spot a bottlenose dolphin. After an exciting stay we make our way back to the hotel for dinner.
Wednesday This morning after breakfast, we make our way to the medieval Caernarfon Castle. Overlooking the Menai Strait with its imposing polygonal towers, the castle has been dominating the landscape in this corner of North Wales for nearly 800 years. With its uniquely shaped towers and colour-block brickwork, it is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Afterwards we visit the nearby Trefriw Woollen Mills where traditional woollen products are made using machines that are over 50 years old, powered by a vintage water turbine. We continue our journey through the Snowdonia National Park and return to Caernarfon via the village of Llanberis.
Thursday Today we enjoy a ride on the Welsh Highland Railway, the UK’s longest heritage railway which runs for 25 miles from Caernarfon, past the foot of Snowdon and the picture postcard village of Beddgelert, through the stunning Aberglaslyn Pass and on to Porthmadog. We re-join the coach and travel to the nearby unique village of Portmeirion, exploring the lovely gardens, picturesque village and shops, before returning to the hotel for our final dinner.
Friday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hotel and make our way home, arriving in home areas early evening.
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