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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.
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Make your own way to our hotel in Llandludno where you meet our Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening.
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.
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.
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.
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.*
Single Room Supplement from £110.00 (5 days).
You will stay for four nights at the 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.
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