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The Serenity of Snowdonia & Portmerion

Day 1

We will start our trip by heading to Tatton Park, set in 1,000 acres of parkland, the former Egerton family home is perfect for witnessing the ‘Upstairs vs. Downstairs’ mansion lifestyles. We will spend a few hours here to give you enough time to explore the house, wander in the formal gardens and refuel for the next part of our journey. We aim to arrive at the Royal Victoria Hotel late afternoon, to give you enough time to settle in before our evening meal at 7.30pm. The hotel is located at the foot of Snowdon, with breath-taking views of the mountain, set within 30 acres of gardens & woodland including the castle of Dolbadarn.

 

Day 2

After our breakfast, we will board the coach at 9.15am to make our short journey to Caernarfon Castle, an intimidating, medieval fortress set on the banks of the river Seiont. You will be able to spend time exploring the Polygonal towers, with the most impressive being the Eagle Tower. Or take time to visit the Royal Welch Fusiliers Museum which is housed in the castle. Around midday we will board the coach again to make our way to Beaumaris, on Anglesey. We will spend a few hours in this picturesque costal town, take a walk along the beach or visit one of the many café’s & restaurants. Or visit Beaumaris Castle if you wish (entrance fee not included in the holiday price). Our evening meal will be served in the hotel restaurant tonight at 7.30pm.

 

Day 3

After a leisurely breakfast, you will board the Snowdon Mountain Railway at 10am for your journey up to the summit, often referred to as the roof top of Wales. Sit back and take in the wonderful views as you make your way up Snowdon; once there you will be able to spend time in the visitors centre, Hafod Eryi, the highest refuelling station in England & Wales. You can spend the rest of your day at leisure, explore Llanberis, or walk in the Snowdonia countryside. After a wonderful day we will meet again for our evening meal at 7.30pm.

 

Day 4

Today we will travel to Portmerion, one of Wales’ most visited tourist attractions. Completed in 1976, the village was the brainchild of architect Clough Williams-Ellis who wanted to show how a naturally beautiful site could be developed without spoiling it. View the iconic architecture and exotic gardens, or see the village from the land-train completed with guided commentary. Mid-afternoon we will make our way back to the hotel for our final night stopping at Betws-y-coed on route. Dinner will be served at 7.30pm.

 

Day 5

Today our holiday must come to an end, but not before visiting Bodnant Garden; an 80-acre site, the garden features scenery, plant collections and horticultural styles from formal to pastoral, and wild to exotic. Take time to explore ‘the Dell’ with its waterfalls and towering conifers or the Italianate terraces with their seasonal Roses & Waterlilies. We will board the coach again to embark on our journey home stopping at Barton Grange Garden Centre on route.

 

Monday 23rd - Friday 27th July

£449 per person - Single Supplement £50

 

Price includes:

Luxury Coach Travel

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at Royal Victoria Llanberis

Entrance into Tatton Park, Caernarfon Castle, Bodnant Gardens, Portmerion & tickets on the Snowdon Mountain Railway.

We reserve the right to alter this itinerary including timings if we feel necessary.

All of our tours been organised by Barnard Castle Coaches to help raise funds for Cancer Research UK – Teesdale Committee.

At Barnard Castle Coaches we operate a Travellers Protection Scheme to ensure any monies paid for a holiday are safe until after the holiday is successfully completed. Any viable complaints must be made during or immediately after the holiday to Barnard Castle Coaches.

 

Snowdonia Train Portmerion