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Snowdon, Portmeirion and Welsh Mountain Steam

On this holiday, we head for the clouds with a steam excursion on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, a rack and pinion railway which climbs to the very top of Snowdon. Next, we chug along the shores of Lake Padarn, before joining Ffestiniog Railway, the world’s oldest narrow-gauge railway. We spend time in the wonderful Italianate village of Portmeirion and charming Betws-y-Coed, the principal village of the Snowdonia National Park. It’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy train travel as it used to be.

5 days from £695pp Departure Dates

Your Tour Includes

  • 4 nights’ half-board accommodation at the Llandudno Bay Hotel
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • 4 railway journeys
  • Services of our experienced Tour Manager

Itinerary

Overview

Make your own way to our hotel in Llandludno where you meet our Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Includes Dinner

Overview

Today we head to the village of Llanberis, which sits on the southern bank of Lake Padarn and the foot of Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.  After our visit to Llanberis we take a return journey on the lovely Llanberis Lake Railway, which follows the shore of Lake Padarn with wonderful views of mountains and the lake along the way. Later, we board the Snowdon Mountain Railway for a return journey to the summit and visitor centre, appreciating fantastic views over the scenic valley.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Llanberi Mountain Railway

Overview

We enjoy an included visit to Portmeirion, a weird and wonderful Italianate village set on its own private peninsula. It is most famous for being the setting for the 1960s TV series *The Prisoner*. Also included today is a scenic journey on the Ffestiniog Railway, the world’s oldest narrow-gauge railway. This scenic 13½-mile journey encompasses, pastures, villages, forests, lakes, waterfalls, tunnels, and horseshoe bends (even a complete spiral!) as your train journey travels the full length of the railway between Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Portmeirion Italienate Village

Overview

This morning, our coach travels to Betws-y-Coed, the principal village of the Snowdonia National Park situated in the heart of the Conwy valley. We have free time here to explore at leisure before heading to the picturesque riverside village of Beddgelert. Here we will join the Welsh Highland Railway for a relaxing journey as the train meanders its way along the line with views of forest and mountains before heading towards the coast and the imposing Caernarfon Castle. Once arriving at Caernarfon station, we travel by coach to our hotel.

Includes Breakfast

Includes Dinner

Included Highlights

Betws-y-Coed village

Overview

After breakfast you are free to check out of our hotel and depart at leisure. You could even take the opportunity to make your way up the Great Orme in Llandudno or visit the neighbouring town of Conwy before you make your way home. *Please note: We cannot guarantee that all our rail journeys will be steam hauled and the running order of the itinerary may change depending on availability. The final itinerary will be confirmed in your final Travel Documents.*

Includes Breakfast

Accommodation

You will stay for four nights at the Llandudno Bay Hotel.



Llandudno Bay Hotel

The 4-star Llandudno Bay Hotel is located a stone’s through from the beach and overlooks the picturesque promenade. Just a mile from Llandudno Railway Station, Llandudno Bay Hotel is a 20-minute stroll from the Great Orme Tramway, and nearby Conwy and the beautiful Snowdonia National Park are only a 15-minute drive away. Relax in the hotel bar and enjoy a full Welsh Breakfast in the morning and evening meal in the hotel’s restaurant. Although there is no car park on site, there is plenty of roadside parking on the promenade at the front of the hotel on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hotel Facilities

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General
  • 4 Star
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
Room
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Free Wifi
Accessibility
  • Lift
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
Hotel
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • WiFi Available

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination. Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from

Meet us at the ship

Meet us at the ship

For complete flexibility, make your own transport arrangements to and from the ship. We will provide you with times and locations as well as some useful information for you to make your own arrangements to join your cruise.

If you require any further information to assist with your travel plans, please contact our Holiday Advisors who will be happy to help.

Meet your Coach at Dover

Meet your Coach at Dover

Travel down to Dover and jump onboard your coach for your ferry crossing.

Alternatively, travel the day before your departure and enjoy an overnight stay, with complimentary parking for the duration of your cruise, before being collected after breakfast the following morning.

Travel by Eurostar

Travel by Eurostar

Step aboard Eurostar at London St Pancras for a fast and comfortable journey to mainland Europe. You can even upgrade your reserved seat to Standard Premier – speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information. On arrival in Paris, Lille or Brussels, you will then join connecting services for your onward journey.

Travel by Air

Travel by Air

Return flights from London Heathrow with transfers to and from the ship are included in our package on our specific arrival and departure dates. We also include one item of checked in luggage per person.

If our included flights are not suitable, alternative flights may also be available from other airports on our arrival and departure dates. These may have an additional supplement and are subject to availability at the time of booking.

More flexible travel options

Travelling by Eurostar?

Travelling by Eurostar?

Why not stay overnight in London?

For those travelling from further afield, you can also book overnight accommodation in London, before and after your holiday. Speak to our Holiday Advisors for more information.

Travelling by Eurostar?

Stay overnight near the port

For an even more relaxed start to your European holiday, why not stay overnight in Dover or nearby Ashford the night before your cruise from only £65pp? All our quoted prices include car parking for one vehicle for the duration of your cruise and cooked breakfast the following morning. Our coach will collect you and return you to the hotel on its way to/from the port of Dover. And if you don’t want that holiday feeling to end, why not do the same on your return journey?

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