2017 Welsh Mountains, Steam & Coast Rail Voyager

2017 Welsh Mountains, Steam & Coast Rail Voyager

A beautifully scenic rail short break. Glorious Cambrian seascapes, steam train nostalgia in Ffestiniog, the mountains of Snowdonia, plus the little steam railways of Wales not visited elsewhere in the Railtrail programme, all explored from our base in historic Chester.

4 Days From Only £399.00

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 18 May 2017

Thursday 15 June 2017

Thursday 10 August 2017

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Marvellous rail journeys of great vistas and rich delight

  • Magical ‘coast & mountains’ circular rail odyssey

  • Steam nostalgia on the Ffestiniog Railway

  • Enjoy the wonderful Cambrian Coast Line

  • Rail-cruise along the scenic Conwy Valley Line

  • Sightseeing in the historic city of Chester

  • Return journey on the Bala Lake Steam Railway

  • Steam on the Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

Thursday - We arrive in historic Chester, where our hotel is conveniently close to the railway station.

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DAY 2

Friday - Today we relax on our lovely circular train journey of mountain vistas and seascapes. We travel through the hills of mid-Wales to the estuary of the Dovey; turning north our train hugs the coast as the mountains of Snowdonia come into view. At Porthmadog we board our narrow gauge steam train and climb inland to Blaenau Ffestiniog; here we transfer to our branch line train to descend the beautiful Conwy Valley, before journeying along the North Wales coast and turning inland again to Chester.

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DAY 3

Saturday - We head into the scenic heart of Wales by coach to experience two of Wales’ great little railways. At Llanuwchllyn we join the Bala Lake Railway, a nine mile steam return journey offering lovely views of Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) and the natural beauty of the Snowdonia National Park. After refreshments at the station buffet we continue to Llanfair for an 8 mile steam hauled journey to Welshpool on the charming narrow gauge Welshpool & Llanfair Railway, dating back to 1903.

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DAY 4

Sunday - It's time to bid farewell to Chester and return homeward. If you would like free time in the morning to explore Chester more, please state this at the time of booking.

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B=Breakfast, T=Afternoon Tea, D=Dinner

Queen Hotel, Chester

Situated in the heart of Chester, directly opposite the railway station, the Queen Hotel is characterised by its elegance and Victorian heritage. The en-suite bedrooms offer modern facilities including direct-dial telephone, TV with Freeview, tea/coffee making facilities and free Wi-Fi. The hotel features delightful Italian gardens, bar and restaurant.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Euston

£605

£495

-£10

Greater London

£635

£515

-£10

South of England

£650

£535

-£15

East Anglia

£680

£545

-£15

South West

£640

£525

-£15

Heart of England

£545

£460

-£10

Midlands

£495

£445

-£5

Yorkshire

£515

£475

-£10

North East

£575

£515

-£10

North West

£485

£440

-£5

South Wales

£615

£495

-£10

North Wales

£470

£430

-£5

Scotland

£640

£505

-£10


Join & Leave at Hotel £399

 

Single Room Supplement £120

 

JUNE, JULY, AUGUST Departure Supplement £30

 

3 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal, plus one tea

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach transfer as described

All excursions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

 

COMBINE TOURS! This holiday can be combined with Canals, Steam & Historic Chester.

 

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