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Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam

4 Days From £229*
Departing August 2014 - October 2015
* Price shown: 21 Apr 2017 - PWM
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Portmeirion Village

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

Itinerary

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.

Departures and Prices

Departure countyPick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At PortDover Port, Hull Port
Bedfordshire
BedfordshireBedford, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
BerkshireBracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Wokingham
Bristol
BristolBristol
Buckinghamshire
BuckinghamshireAmersham, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
CambridgeshireCambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cornwall
CornwallBodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Derbyshire
DerbyshireDerby, Ilkeston
Devon
DevonBarnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset
DorsetBlandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
Dyfed
DyfedCarmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East SussexBexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Newhaven
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of YorkshireBeverley, Hessle, Hull
Essex
EssexBarking, 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
GloucestershireCheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
GwentAbergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport
Hampshire
HampshireAldershot, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Havant, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Herefordshire
HerefordshireHereford
Hertfordshire
HertfordshireBirchanger 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
KentAshford, 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
LeicestershireCoalville, Donington Park Services M1, Hinckley, Leicester, Leicester Forest Services M1, Loughborough, Market Harborough
Lincolnshire
LincolnshireBoston, Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grantham, Grantham Services A1, Grimsby, Lincoln, Louth, Scunthorpe, Sleaford, Stamford
London
LondonCamberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon
Mid Glamorgan
Mid GlamorganBridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex
MiddlesexEnfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge
Norfolk
NorfolkDereham, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
NorthamptonshireCorby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Nottinghamshire
NottinghamshireHucknall, Mansfield, Newark, Nottingham, Sutton In Ashfield
Oxfordshire
OxfordshireAbingdon, Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South GlamorganCardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
Shropshire
ShropshireShrewsbury, Telford
Somerset
SomersetBath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire
StaffordshireBurton Upon Trent, Cannock, Lichfield, Newcastle Under Lyme, Stafford, Stoke On Trent, Tamworth, Uttoxeter
Suffolk
SuffolkBury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey
SurreyCamberley, Croydon, Epsom, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
West Midlands
West MidlandsBirmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Halesowen, Solihull, Stourbridge, Sutton Coldfield, Walsall, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton
West Sussex
West SussexBurgess Hill, Crawley, East Grinstead, Horsham, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
Warwickshire
WarwickshireLeamington Spa, Nuneaton, Rugby, Warwick
West Glamorgan
West GlamorganNeath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire
WiltshireAmesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Worcestershire
WorcestershireBromsgrove, Evesham, Hopwood Services M42, Kidderminster, Malvern Link, Redditch, Worcester
Departure DatePrice FromCode
Fri 30 Sep 2016
 Fri 30 Sep 2016£239.00PWM
Fri 14 Oct 2016
 Fri 14 Oct 2016£229.00 
Fri 21 Apr 2017
 Fri 21 Apr 2017£229.00NB7PWM01
Fri 05 May 2017
 Fri 05 May 2017£239.00 
Fri 12 May 2017
 Fri 12 May 2017£239.00 
Fri 19 May 2017
 Fri 19 May 2017£239.00 
Fri 02 Jun 2017
 Fri 02 Jun 2017£249.00 
Fri 09 Jun 2017
 Fri 09 Jun 2017£249.00 
Fri 16 Jun 2017
 Fri 16 Jun 2017£249.00 
Fri 23 Jun 2017
 Fri 23 Jun 2017£249.00 
Fri 30 Jun 2017
 Fri 30 Jun 2017£249.00 
Fri 07 Jul 2017
 Fri 07 Jul 2017£255.00 
Fri 08 Sep 2017
 Fri 08 Sep 2017£249.00 
Fri 15 Sep 2017
 Fri 15 Sep 2017£249.00 
Fri 22 Sep 2017
 Fri 22 Sep 2017£249.00 
Fri 29 Sep 2017
 Fri 29 Sep 2017£249.00 
Fri 06 Oct 2017
 Fri 06 Oct 2017£239.00 
Fri 13 Oct 2017
 Fri 13 Oct 2017£239.00 

Westminster Hotel

Rhyl

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.

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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 and Welsh Mountain Steam Reviews collected by Reevoo

Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain Steam reviews verified by Reevoo

Portmeirion & Welsh Mountain SteamScores 7.9 out of 10 based on 613 reviews
(10 out of 10)

LIANE

Couple
We enjoyed our holiday. The bathroom was rather small but the bedroom acceptable. We thought the seagulls might be a problem but they were not. The food was good and varied and the service was excellent. We were impressed with the experience and would not hesitate to travel with you again.
Confirmed traveller: 25 July 2016
Published on: 09 August 2016
(7 out of 10)

Sandra

Bridgwater Couple
Coach. Itinerary were very good. Hotel disappointing. Rhyl is a run down town in comparison to Llandudno which was vibrant and charming. Why could we not stay there instead of Rhyl. I am sure most guests would have been happy to pay slightly more and stay in an attractive location
All other guests we talked to felt the same. Apart from the hotel, the rest of the tour was excellent
Confirmed traveller: 25 July 2016
Published on: 09 August 2016
(4 out of 10)

Roland

Minehead Couple
We booked this on the strength is was a 'Port Merion' trip. Whilst it is fair to say we went to Port Merion I hardly think 1 hour and three-quarters spent there justifies the trip title. The holiday was geared completely to those railway enthusiasts who relish steam trains. We knew that a trip on the Ffestiniog railway was planned...a good trip...but an additional rail trip followed this, and we stopped on the journey up at an apology for a beer garden alongside a railway station. The journey back was similar, an hour's stop where there was a railway station to visit. The time allocated to visit Port Meirion was very disappointing. If we had known this we would not have booked. The hotel was grim. Why stay in Rhyl when we travelled both days South & through Llandudno? This put additional unnecessary travelling time on a limited schedule. The hotel did not warrant such consideration. It was dire. In the 21st century I have never had to fetch water for the dining table from the bar as no jugs were provided on tables, to point out just one of many poor services. This meant getting up several times throughout the meal. Never have I had a yogurt opened, minus lid, devoid of selection ,plonked in front of me. The bread was inedible, no choice, I cannot eat this steamed white or coloured brown bread, and butter unusable as it was almost melted by breakfast time. The sausages at breakfast were to be avoided at all costs. They were mostly cereal stuffing. After 2 disappointing & disgusting meals.... for example...a broccoli & cauliflower cheese bake....where I had to hunt for these vegetables through a macerated 'mush', chips that tasted foul....my guess is old cooking oil, and the most boring basic iceberg lettuce with half a tomato....we went out to dinner on the last night, paying extra for a meal.
Llandudno was a lovely place, with so many attractive looking hotels....with a range of prices. This may have pushed the cost of this trip up somewhat, but the difference would have been worthwhile.
Our tour guide, oh no...our tour manager (he said he was not a guide) made us feel embarrassed by calling out in the coach those who had not booked the additional trip to Snowdon. Again, on departure he had us put our hands up identifying us as non involvers. We chose to spend the day in Llandudno. Beforehand he told us that nothing would be open as it was Sunday, implying we really should have paid an additional ?50 to go to Snowdon. We had a lovely day exploring Llandudno...and everything was open.
On reflection this trip has coloured our impression of Newmarket and it is very unlikely we will ever book another trip/ holiday with you in the future
Confirmed traveller: 25 July 2016
Published on: 09 August 2016
(10 out of 10)

JO

Camborne, Cornwall Single traveller
It was an excellent holiday. The coach driver was amazing how he managed the narrow roads and even passing caravans on them.
It was our fault we did not realise it was only a 2 star hotel, but it was very good, friendly staff and food good, everything was adequate, and especially clean.
The coach manager, mind not a coach guide??? was Ok but a little bossy in his attitude rather than being friendly. A "Good morning" each day, "Did you sleep well?" "Did you enjoy the railway?" would have been nice. I noticed no cap or bowl was passed around for a tip, so was this the feeling of others, in that he just did his job, rather than wishing we all had a good time. This was my first trip with Newmarket and I would go again.
Confirmed traveller: 25 July 2016
Published on: 10 August 2016
(7 out of 10)

SANDY

Crewkerne, Somerset Couple
A very enjoyable time, met some lovely people. Hotel OK? BUT breakfast was very good, a lot of choice and cooked to perfection, however Dinner had the thumbs down for us, we only ate on the first night and chose to eat elsewhere for subsequent evenings. Very basic dinner and in our opinion it looked like freezer to table meals, not impressed.
Confirmed traveller: 25 July 2016
Published on: 10 August 2016
(7 out of 10)

ANTHONY

newton abbot Couple
good on the whole would have liked alittle more time in portmerion
Confirmed traveller: 25 July 2016
Published on: 10 August 2016
(8 out of 10)

JOSEPH

Callington Couple
Somewhat surprised that the the transit bus had to come some 80 miles for us (first pick up). Also driver drove off with our hand luggage and had to be phoned to return to Exeter Services.
Confirmed traveller: 25 July 2016
Published on: 14 August 2016

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