Welcome to Wales, the land of song and scenic beauty where the mountains of Snowdonia sweep down to stunning coastlines. This tour incorporates an interesting visit to the National Waterways Museum at Ellesmere Port, 2 memorable railway rides, Portmeirion and a cruise on the Llangollen canal. Our base is the Lion Hotel in Criccieth, a popular family run hotel where a warm welcome awaits.
The 3 star Lion Hotel is situated on the village green commanding magnificent views of Cardigan Bay. It has been developed and extended offering friendly and comfortable hospitality. There is a lounge and cocktail bar and the pink restaurant serves delicious mouth-watering meals. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and tea making facilities. There is Wi-Fi in public areas. There is a lift. Some rooms are situated behind the hotel in the Castle Cottages.
We travel via the main roads and motorways to Ellesmere Port where we include entry to the National Waterways Museum, home to one of the greatest collections of historic boats in the world. We continue to Criccieth for 4 nights half board accommodation at the Lion Hotel.
We join the Welsh Highland Railway and journey from Porthmadog through the Snowdonia National Park. We disembark in the village of Beddgelert where we have time for a coffee. Rejoining our coach, we continue to Betws y Coed, before heading to Portmeirion.
We enjoy a coastal drive to the yachting resort of Abersoch for a coffee break before returning to Pwllheli where today is market day. After lunch we return to Criccieth for an afternoon by the sea.
We travel south to Tywyn, on the Cardigan Bay coast, and join the Talyllyn Narrow Guage Railway, for our unhurried single journey along the beautiful and unspoilt Fathew Valley to Abergynolwyn. We re-join our coach and continue to Barmouth for a lunch stop, returning to our hotel via Harlech, with its spectacular castle.
We travel via Bala Lake and Corwen to Llangollen for refreshment before continuing our journey home, arriving late afternoon.
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast, Evening entertainment, Luxury coach travel, Services of experienced tour driver.
EXCURSIONS - entry to National Waterways Museum, Portmeirion and 2 railway journeys.
DEPOSIT: £30.00 per person
Single supplement: None