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