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Wonderful Wales

Steam through Snowdonia on this fantastic tour in wonderful Wales. Experience nostalgic steam journeys including the spectacular Snowdon Mountain Railway, journey on the beautiful Conwy Valley Line, enjoy a magnificent tram ride, and visit the beautiful Bodnant Garden. Discover the heritage, history, and beauty of Wales.

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6 days from £1130

 

DEPARTS

Monday 12 May 2025

Monday 9 June 2025

Monday 7 July 2025

Monday 18 August 2025

Monday 8 September 2025

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Experience the spectacular Snowdon Mountain Railway

  • Ride behind steam on the characterful Llanberis Lake Railway

  • Journey on the scenic Conwy Valley Line

  • Enjoy a narrow-gauge steam journey on the world-famous Ffestiniog Railway

  • Steam into Snowdonia on the picturesque Welsh Highland Railway

  • Explore the magnificent Portmeirion with its Italian style feel

  • Visit the beautiful Bodnant Garden and indulge in a cream tea

  • Enjoy a vintage tramcar ride to the summit of the Great Orme

  • Relax at the renowned Empire Hotel, amidst friendly ambience and elegant comfort

 

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 5 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 cream tea

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

DAY 1

Journey from your home station to Llandudno and, on arrival, we will make our way to the Empire Hotel, our base for the next five nights. We enjoy free time to explore our new surroundings before meeting for our first evening meal together.

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DAY 2

Today, we head into Snowdonia to take a five-mile return steam train journey on the characterful Llanberis Lake Railway running alongside Lake Padarn and providing stunning views of Snowdon. After a relaxing break, we enjoy a heritage railway adventure to the summit of Snowdon on the amazing Snowdon Mountain Railway uncovering the hidden secrets of the mountain from viaducts, waterfalls, and gorges to the remnants of chapels and settlements. After enjoying this kaleidoscope of vistas, we return through the National Park and Conwy Valley to Llandudno.

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DAY 3

Today, we will enjoy a traditional "Great Railway Journey" as we head along the beautiful Conwy Valley Line to Blaenau Ffestiniog where we board our narrow-gauge steam train on the world-famous Ffestiniog Railway following the path of the old slate trains to Porthmadog. The afternoon is free to enjoy lunch, explore the harbour area, or visit the maritime museum before returning by steam train, climbing steep gradients back to Blaenau Ffestiniog, then down the Conwy Valley Line to Llandudno with seats on the opposite side as outward so no vista is missed.

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DAY 4

After breakfast this morning, we enjoy a truly scenic rail journey as we board the magnificent Welsh Highland Railway at Caernarfon for a steam-hauled journey climbing into Snowdonia, twisting around forests to Beddgelert, and through the treasured beauty of the Aberglaslyn Pass. We then visit the magnificent Portmeirion with its Italian-style architecture and sub-tropical gardens before returning to our hotel via a brief stop at the alpine-style Betws-y-Coed.

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DAY 5

Today, we journey to Bodnant Garden, picturesquely located above the River Conwy, where we will explore the beautiful gardens home to National Collections and Champion Trees and indulge in a sumptuous cream tea. On arrival back in Llandudno, we follow in the footsteps of Victorian holidaymakers aboard a vintage tramcar to the summit of the Great Orme, offering magnificent views across the Irish Sea and enjoy free time before reconvening for our final evening meal together.

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DAY 6

After breakfast, we bid farewell to Llandudno and make our way to the station for our homeward journeys.

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B=Breakfast, LR=Light Refreshments, D=Dinner

HOTEL

The Empire Hotel, Llandudno

Faithful to its Victorian character, the stylish Empire Hotel offers an award-winning restaurant, Watkins and Co, delivering a bespoke culinary service plus an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, and gym. The bedrooms are furnished with antiques combined with modern comforts including a private bathroom with overhead shower, a hairdryer, TV with freeview, free Wi-Fi, a refrigerator, and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First*

Standard

London: Euston

£1,395

£1,269

Greater London

£1,445

£1,285

South of England

£1,489

£1,315

East Anglia

£1,519

£1,329

South West

£1,439

£1,285

Heart of England

£1,329

£1,235

Midlands

£1,345

£1,255

Yorkshire

£1,409

£1,285

North East

£1,489

£1,329

North West

£1,305

£1,219

South Wales

£1,445

£1,269

North Wales

£1,215

£1,169

Scotland

£1,499

£1,319

 

*Please Note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class seating only and First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of their journey.

 

£10 tour discount for National Trust Members

Join & Leave at Hotel £1,140

Single Room Supplement £180

 

5 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal plus 1 cream tea

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

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

 

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Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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