Snowdonia, North Wales & Chester from Manchester

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    Snowdonia, North Wales & Chester from Manchester

Tour length

3 days

From

739.00$739.00

Departs on Wednesdays & Saturdays from Manchester

Wednesdays:  April 3 to October 30, 2024
Saturdays:  April 6 to December 14, 2024


There’s an old Welsh saying; “the best shortage is a shortage of words”.  And we can understand why.  Because when you travel through Snowdonia, the beautiful mountains leave you speechless. The Welsh castles’ battle-torn passageways are simply indescribable. And a lot of the destinations are as unpronounceable as they’re unbelievable.

So, on this trip, we let you discover the elusive beauty of Wales.

You venture through the inexpressibly beautiful valleys of a famous national park; discover a town designed like an Italian village; and learn about Chester, an English town first settled by the Romans.

Let the sights speak for themselves and join our tour of North Wales and Chester.

DEPARTURE FROM MANCHESTER: Depart from NCP Car Park, outside Manchester Piccadilly Railway Station on Store Street at 10:00am          
Returns on day 3 at 6:30pm

Itinerary


Day

1

Conwy & Snowdonia

You leave Manchester and head straight for the border of Wales.

Your first stop of the day is Conwy. This little town deserves to win awards for most picture-perfect harbour town. There’s a castle perched by the sea, the ‘world’s smallest house’, and lots of little restaurants boasting the best fish and chips.

After you’ve soaked up the sea air, you cross the world’s first modern day suspension bridge across the Menai Straits and onto Anglesey Island. Prior to its construction, cattle farmers would have to persuade their herd to swim across the Menai Straits on their way to market. We head for the most westerly point of North Wales to marvel at the South Stack Lighthouse, sea cliffs, and nature reserve.

But that’s not all. You stop in the lovely seaside town of Beaumaris, and also visit the town of Llanfairpwllgwyngyll for a quick photo stop. Then you travel back over the bridge and along the coastline to Llandudno, your overnight stop.

OVERNIGHT - Llandudno
 


Day

2

Anglesey and Portmeirion

This morning when you head off, your first stop is to Betws-y-Coed. This beautiful little village is known as the gateway to Snowdonia National Park.

Next, sit back and watch Snowdonia’s mountains fly by as you continue onto Harlech Castle. This is one of our favourite castles in the whole of the UK. It boasts epic sea views and an amazingly war-torn history that involves a lot of dynamite.

You then venture to one of the most charming and unique villages in Wales, Portmeirion. This town is the brainchild of Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis. He wanted to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful location could be developed without spoiling it. The result is a stunning piece of the Mediterranean transported into North Wales. You have free time here to explore and grab a bite to eat.You head back to Llandudno for the evening.

OVERNIGHT - Llandudno


Day

3

Harlech Castle & Chester

After breakfast, your first stop is to the Llanberis Slate Museum*. The history of the second largest slate mine on the planet will stay in your memory for a long time.

For your lunch stop today, we head to Llangollen. Situated along the River Dee, this little town will steal your heart. Next you’re off to one of England’s most historic towns, Chester. There’s a lot to do here, but we’d advise you just head to the Cathedral, you could spend a whole week in this fine building and not get bored. You arrive back in Manchester in the early evening.  Approximately 18:30.

 


2024 Dates and Prices

Room Type Single/ B&BTwin/ B&BSingle/ HotelTwin/ Hotel
Apr 3-May 31$869.00$869.00$769.00$769.00$949.00$949.00$849.00$849.00
Jul 22-Sep 30$909.00$909.00$819.00$819.00$989.00$989.00$899.00$899.00
Oct 1-Oct 31$869.00$869.00$769.00$769.00$949.00$949.00$849.00$849.00
Nov 1-Dec 16$829.00$829.00$739.00$739.00$909.00$909.00$819.00$819.00

Prices are per person in Canadian Dollars.
Exclusions: Lunch, dinner and refreshments. Entrances to Visitor Attractions (some admissions included - see inclusions). 
Please enquire for child rates (5-11 years sharing with 2 adults). Children under 5 years of age are not accepted.‚Äč

Luggage is restricted to one suitcase with a maximum weight of 14kg (31lbs.) and one small hand/day bag to go on the coach with you. Unfortunately, Rabbie’s are unable to store excess luggage.

Tour Highlights

  • Conwy Castle
  • Llanberis Slate Mine
  • Llandudno
  • Snowdonia National Park
  • Portmeirion
  • Harlech Castle
  • Chester

Tour Inclusions

  • Transportation by top of the range Mercedes minicoach for a more personal experience with a maximum of 16 passengers on tour. Air Conditioning as standard. Services of a professional local driver/guide.
  • 2 nights ensuite accommodation
  • Full breakfast daily
  • Admission to Conwy Castle & Harlech Castle

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