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The Great Little Trains of Wales are a very special way of seeing some of the best scenery in the British Isles. All are narrow gauge steam railways, some over 100 years old and share the charm of steam trains with polished paintwork and brass. Most originally served to carry Welsh slate from the quarries to the sea.
MONDAY Depart from your home area in the morning travelling to North Wales and arriving late afternoon at the Celtic Royal Hotel. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed & breakfast.
TUESDAY Our first visit today takes us to the shores of Cardigan Bay and Portmeirion. We visit this unique attraction, setting for to cult TV series ‘The Prisoner’. This afternoon we head for Bala and enjoy a ride on the diminutive Bala Lake Railway, returning later to the hotel.
WEDNESDAY This morning we join the Llanberis Lake Railway for a delightful ride along the lake shore. We have time to explore and obtain lunch in Llanberis before returning to Caernarfon for free time or maybe visit the historic castle (entry extra)
THURSDAY We begin with a ride along the coast road past Conwy, with its mighty castle, to Llandudno Junction. We join the train for a delightful ride along the Vale of Conwy to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Here we catch the Ffestiniog Railway for an exhilarating ride across the mountains, descending to the sea at Porthmadog. We have time to explore and have lunch in Porthmadog before catching the Welsh Highland Railway train which takes us through Beddgelert back to Caernarfon.
FRIDAY After breakfast we depart for our return journey with suitable comfort stops en route to Wiltshire where your taxi will be waiting to return you to your home.
Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon
The Celtic Royal Hotel stands in the centre of Caernarfon, just a short walk from the World Heritage Site that is Caernarfon Castle. Hotel facilities include bar, lounges, split-level restaurant, and impressive leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.
Look what's included!
4 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
Platinum coach travel with extra leg room
Home pick up
Vale of Conwy train ride
Bala Lake Railway
Llanberis Lake Railway
Welsh Highland Railway
Entrance to Portmeirion