Enjoy a coach trip to beautiful North Wales
Visit the Italianate village of Portmeirion, famed setting for sixties' cult TV show 'The Prisoner', and enjoy memorable railway journeys taking you coast to coast through stunning mountain scenery. You'll also have the chance to take a tour of Snowdonia, and ride on the recently restored Welsh Highland Railway.
Leaving your coach pick up 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 One: Coach travel to Rhyl
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 Betws-y-Coed and the delightful lakeside resort of Llanberis itself.
Day Two: Optional Welsh Highland Railway tour
For many, the excursion'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.
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.
Day Three: Included Portmeirion excursion
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.
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 at your original coach pick-up point by early-to-mid evening.
Day Four: Coach travel home
In the unlikely event of a steam locomotive breaking down, we reserve the right to substitute the engine with a diesel locomotive.
In certain circumstances it may be necessary to change the order in which the itinerary is operated.
Changes to your itinerary
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.)
Coach seating arrangements
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.
Joining your holiday
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.
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.
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.
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.