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Great Little Trains of Wales

8 days - from only £599pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Great Little Trains of Wales

Sit back, relax and take in the magnificent scenery of North Wales from the tracks as we take splendid journeys around this wonderful region.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 7 nights hotel with Welsh breakfast
  • 7 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

8 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to our hotel in Llandudno for seven nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Bala Lake Railway

    Enjoy a scenic trip aboard the Bala Lake Railway and admire the extensive views of Llyn Tegid, the surrounding countryside as well as Arenig Fawr, Aran Benllyn and Aran Fawddwy mountains. Keep an eye out for herons and buzzards that nest near the line - a perfect example of nature and machines living side by side.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Bala Lake Railway

    Bala Lake Railway

    Included Highlights

    • Bala Lake Railway
  • Day 3: Betws-y-Coed & Llanberis Lake Railway

    Excursion heading into Snowdonia, visiting pretty Betws-y-Coed in the heart of the National Park. Browse independent shops, buy some local produce or enjoy a cup of tea and a slice of Bara Brith in one of the charming cafes.

    We continue to beautiful Llanberis, at the foot of Mount Snowdon where we take to the tracks once again, aboard the delightful Llanberis Lake Railway. The little steam train makes a five-mile return journey alongside Lake Padarn, passing Dolbadarn Castle and Llanberis' twin lakes.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Llanberis Lake Railway

    Llanberis Lake Railway
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    Included Highlights

    • Betws-y-Coed
    • Llanberis Lake Railway
  • Day 4: Day at leisure or Anglesey

    Relax in seaside Llandudno with a day at leisure, or join our optional excursion to Anglesey. We cross the Menai Strait to call at Llanfair PG, the village with the longest name in the UK. Have your photo taken with the iconic railway sign!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Llanfair PG

    Llanfair PG

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2022 2023
    • Llanfair PG
    TBC TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 5: Day at leisure

    Enjoy a day at your own pace in Llandudno. This Victorian seaside gem on the coast of North Wales is a delight to explore. Take a stroll along the level seafront, enjoy the traditional amusements on the beautiful pier or perhaps take a trip up the Great Orme on the funicular railway or cable cars to be rewarded with beautiful views of the town and beyond.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Llandudno

    Llandudno

    Included Highlights

    • Llandudno
  • Day 6: Caernarfon and Ffestiniog Railway

    Excursion enjoying a journey aboard the Ffestiniog Railway travelling through the forested and mountainous scenery of Snowdonia. The Ffestiniog Railway is the oldest independent railway company in the world having been established in 1832. The historic route climbs over 700 feet from sea level, into the mountains, passing tranquil pastures and magnificent waterfalls, lakes and waterfalls, and traversing horseshoe bends - one almost a complete spiral!

    We also call at Caernarfon, home to Wales' most famous and mighty castle, delightful historic streets and a stylishly redeveloped waterfront.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Ffestiniog Railway

    Ffestiniog Railway
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    Included Highlights

    • Caernarfon
    • Ffestiniog Railway
  • Day 7: Llangollen and Horse Drawn Barge

    Trip travelling via the scenic Horseshoe Pass to reach pretty Llangollen, nestled in the beautiful Dee Valley and located under the watchful gaze of Dinas Bran Castle.

    Here we take to the waters of the Llangollen Canal, enjoy a tranquil cruise horse-drawn barge. Visitors have been enjoying leisurely trips here for over 100 years and this wonderful trip takes in part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site and is home to a rich variety of local flora and fauna.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Llangollen

    Llangollen

    Included Highlights

    • Llangollen
  • Day 8:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £139.00 (8 days).

Hotels

You will stay for seven nights at the County or Marine Hotel in Llandudno.
  • County Hotel

    Situated in a great position on Llandudno’s promenade and boasting superb views over the Great and Little Ormes, the lovely County Hotel retains many of its original Victorian features and provides the ideal place to relax after a day of sightseeing. The town’s main attractions, including the Alice in Wonderland trail and the Victorian Pier, are within walking distance of this centrally located hotel. Guests can enjoy delicious breakfast and evening meals in the restaurant which offers a varied à la carte menu, as well as a tipple or two in the bar area whilst soaking up the unrivalled sea views. From live music to quizzes, be sure to also make the most of the full programme of entertainment which takes place in the hotel’s ballroom during the holiday season. A relaxing, comfortable stay is guaranteed at the Country Hotel.

    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
  • Marine Hotel

    Occupying a fabulous position on Llandudno’s seafront, the Marine Hotel is a classic Victorian-style hotel, boasting stunning views across the Irish Sea. Just a short walk away is the Llandudno Pier, along with a wide range of shops, bars, restaurants and attractions. After a busy day exploring North Wales, enjoy a refreshing swim in the hotel’s indoor poor, or relax with a well-deserved drink in the bar and lounge area. The hotel also has an impressive restaurant, offering a selection of breakfast options and a varied menu for the evening.

    • Swimming Pool
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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