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Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

4 days from £229*
Departing: April - October 2017
* Price shown: 21 April 2017 from - - PWM

Enjoy a break in beautiful North Wales!

Visit the amazing Italianate village of Portmeirion, and enjoy memorable railway journeys taking you 'coast to coast' through stunning mountain scenery. You'll also have the chance to enjoy a tour of Snowdonia and ride on the recently restored Welsh Highland Railway.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Coach travel throughout
  • Three nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the two-star Westminster Hotel, Rhyl
  • Entry to Portmeirion
  • Single journeys on the Conwy Valley Railway and Ffestiniog Railway
  • The services of a Newmarket Tour Manager
  • Government taxes and service charges

Single rooms are available for a supplement


Day One

Leaving the local area early this morning we'll head to North Wales. We should arrive in Rhyl in plenty of time for you to unpack and relax before dinner.

Day Two

Today we head to the popular resort of Llandudno, where you'll have plenty of free time to enjoy the beaches, elegant promenades and stylish shops. Alternatively, join our optional full-day excursion and see the spectacular scenery of Llanberis Pass, the pretty village of Beddgelert and the delightful lakeside resort of Llanberis itself.

For many, today's highlight will be a ride on the Welsh Highland Railway. Closed in the 1930s, the line has been under restoration since 1997, and it is now possible to travel the 12 breathtaking miles from Caernarfon to Rhyd-Ddu at the foot of Snowdon.

Day Three

Following breakfast, we'll begin a day of memorable rail journeys. The Conwy Valley Line, one of Britain's most beautiful railways, takes us through heather-clad moors and mountains to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Here we'll transfer to the Ffestiniog Railway for the twisting descent through Snowdonia National Park to Porthmadog.

After lunch, we'll continue to Portmeirion, featured in the popular 1960s TV series 'The Prisoner'. Here, the ornate, colour-washed buildings and Mediterranean Piazza are surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical woodland gardens.

Day Four

Sadly, we take our leave of North Wales today, and head for home. Depending on the traffic and distance to be travelled, we should be back in the local area by early to mid evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port, Hull Port
Bedfordshire Bedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire Amersham, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Derbyshire Derby, Ilkeston
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Hessle, Hull
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Hadleigh, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport
Hampshire Aldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Havant, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Herefordshire Hereford
Hertfordshire Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Saltwood Services M20, Sevenoaks, Sittingbourne, Swanley, Tonbridge
Leicestershire Coalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Market Harborough
Lincolnshire Boston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford
London Camberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge
Norfolk Dereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Nottinghamshire Hucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Sutton In Ashfield
Oxfordshire Abingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Shropshire Shrewsbury, Telford
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire Burton Upon Trent, Cannock, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Epsom, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Midlands
West Midlands Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Sussex
West Sussex Burgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
Warwickshire Leamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire Bromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Date Price From Code
21 April 2017
21 April 2017 £229.00 NB7PWM01
05 May 2017
05 May 2017 £239.00 NB7PWM01
12 May 2017
12 May 2017 £239.00 NB7PWM01
19 May 2017
19 May 2017 £239.00 NB7PWM01
02 June 2017
02 June 2017 £249.00 NB7PWM01
09 June 2017
09 June 2017 £249.00 NB7PWM01
16 June 2017
16 June 2017 £249.00 NB7PWM01
23 June 2017
23 June 2017 £249.00 NB7PWM01
30 June 2017
30 June 2017 £249.00 NB7PWM01
07 July 2017
07 July 2017 £255.00 NB7PWM01
08 September 2017
08 September 2017 £249.00 NB7PWM01
15 September 2017
15 September 2017 £249.00 NB7PWM01
22 September 2017
22 September 2017 £249.00 NB7PWM01
29 September 2017
29 September 2017 £249.00 NB7PWM01
06 October 2017
06 October 2017 £239.00 NB7PWM01
13 October 2017
13 October 2017 £239.00 NB7PWM01

Westminster Hotel ★★

The friendly, family-owned Westminster is a traditional style hotel situated on the seafront in Rhyl, next to the main shopping centre and promenade attractions.

Further Information

Replacement locomotives

In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive.

Changes to your itinerary

In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change the order in which the itinerary is operated.

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam reviews verified by Reevoo

Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain SteamScores 7.9 out of 10 based on 620 reviews
(10 out of 10)


Oxford Family
A very pleasant weekend break in Wales including visits to Port Meirion, Beddgelert and a slate mine. Two trips on steam trains and coach rides through wonderful scenery.
All extremely well organised making it an enjoyable and relaxing experience.
Confirmed traveller: 26 September 2016
Published on: 30 September 2016
(7 out of 10)


Sturminster Newton Couple
The coach was very comfortable however we spent rather a lot of time on it. We never got back to the hotel before 6pm at any point which meant getting to dinner was all a bit of a rush and we had no free time at all in Rhyl - by the time we got back all the shops were shut. The food in the hotel was basic at best and the one and only lift was slow and tiny, however the rooms were comfortable. We felt under pressure to go on the optional excursion, however we wanted some time in Llandudno and did not go. The days were changed around so that we had to get the bus back from Llandudno on the Sunday as there were no trains. There was never any explanation as to why the days were changed.
Confirmed traveller: 19 September 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016
(9 out of 10)


Blandford Dorset Single traveller
Excellent short break,well run by the tour manager and excellent driver.Slightly disappointed with the hotel,other than that a very enjoyable holiday.
Confirmed traveller: 19 September 2016
Published on: 01 October 2016
(8 out of 10)


Loughborough Family
We got off to a slow start as the M1 was closed which made us and others 1/2 late, but that did not phase the driver, Eva or Tour Manager, Roy. Generally the long weekend went very smoothly, however there was an issue with the optional extra as we missed the train, and my Mother and I thought the Snowden visit was pointless, the Guide did not point out Snowden. Roy could be a bit grumpy at times but Eva made up for it as she was very jolly and friendly - she even apologized for Roy when he was rude to me in front of the whole coach, she also negotiated the winding roads very well. I suggest you never use Rhyl as a base as it is, to quote Roy "a dump".
Generally a good trip and would recommend it, but advise people to see Llandudno rather than Snowdonia.
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2016
Published on: 30 September 2016
(8 out of 10)


Hull Couple
Relaxing enjoyable trip. Nice Hotel, and great tour guide.

Unfortunately the driver insisted on having the cold air blower on constantly
despite complaints, so passengers were uncomfortably cold.
Confirmed traveller: 12 September 2016
Published on: 30 September 2016
(8 out of 10)


Plymouth Single traveller
This was a very busy break with a lot of travelling. However the organisation was very good with sufficient comfort breaks en route. The driver was excellent - very calm and professional. I couldn't fault the hotel: not sophisticated but very clean and comfortable. Friendly staff and DELICIOUS vegetarian food.
Rhyl was dismal, however.
Confirmed traveller: 25 July 2016
Published on: 27 August 2016