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Railways of Wales 2015

The mountains, castles, canals and mountain railways of Wales

Explore one of the most scenic regions of the United Kingdom with a holiday amongst the rugged mountains and winding waterways of North Wales. On our Railways of Wales tour, customers enjoy picturesque journeys aboard historic steam trains that take you through the mountains of Snowdonia, stopping at some delightful towns and villages along the way. Pretty villages like Portmeirion are just some of the places we visit where you can explore the history of the location through the architecture and the museums. On the Railways of Wales tour we have also included a guided tour of Caernarfon Castle, where you can walk upon the battlements of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Book before December 12th and pay a reduced deposit of £25 per person. Terms & Conditions

Our holiday prices are now frozen until Christmas!

Tour highlights

  • Llandudno
  • The Ffestiniog Mountain Railway
  • Guided tour of Caernarfon Castle
  • The Llangollen Steam Railway
  • Horse-drawn boat trip on the Llangollen Canal
  • Visit to Portmeirion
  • Welsh Highland Railway
  • Day 1 - Llandudno


    On arrival in Llandudno, meet your Tour Manager at the Kensington Hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel. (Dinner)

  • Day 2 - Ffestiniog Mountain Railway

    Ffestiniog Railway

    Today, enjoy an excursion on a heritage railway. Transfer to Blaenau Ffestiniog for a steam-hauled* journey on the Ffestiniog Mountain Railway through the glorious scenery of Snowdonia National Park to coastal Porthmadog. From here it's on to Portmeirion, famous for its lovely location, Italianate architectural influences and links to film and television. (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 3 - Llangollen Railway

    Llangollen Railway

    From Llangollen, board the Llangollen Steam Railway* traveling through some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK and along the banks of the River Dee to Corwen. After some free time for lunch, enjoy a wonderful horsedrawn boat trip along the Llangollen canal. (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 4 - A day at leisure


    Your day is free, perhaps to explore Llandudno or take the Great Orme cable-hauled tramway for breathtaking views of Snowdonia and Anglesey. You may like to take a leisurely wander along the seafront or visit the nearby Bronze Age copper mines, the largest pre-historic mines in the world (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 5 - Caernarfon and Welsh Highland Railway

    Caernarfon Castle

    A full-day excursion by coach takes you through some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Britain to Caernarfon for a guided tour of Caernarfon Castle. Built in 1283, the castle is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and houses the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Continue with a journey on the Welsh Highland Railway*, a narrow-gauge line running along the foothills of the Snowdon Mountain range, to Beddgelert where there is time to explore this pretty town before returning to Llandudno. (Breakfast, Dinner)

  • Day 6 - Homeward bound


    After breakfast, you are to depart at your leisure. Alternatively, why not explore this wonderful area further before heading home? (Breakfast)

    *Where possible the rail excursions will be steam-hauled

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Escorted Holidays - Railways in Wales

As well as breathtaking mountain scenery, customers on this tour can also enjoy fascinating trips by rail along the River Dee or by a unique horse drawn boat trip along the beautiful Llangollen Canal. Wales has an abundance of remarkable natural scenery, along with historic monuments and interesting architecture. Our Railways of Wales tours include a Tour Manager who accompanies the holiday to ensure everything goes to plan, as well as excursions to explore the local highlights and free days to enjoy the destination at your leisure. There are so many natural beauty spots, areas of historical interest and railways in Wales to discover.


Rail Discoveries has more than three decades’ experience providing outstanding rail holidays.

Our escorted tours benefit from the presence of a professional Tour Manager, who will ensure that your holiday runs smoothly.


Allow Rail Discoveries to take the stress out of organising a holiday; our tours include rail travel, a range of superb accommodation, and a number of meals.

Embark on a wealth of included excursions or enjoy the complete dining experience on one of our all-inclusive tours.


Call us on the dedicated phone number above or speak to one of our award-winning Tour Advisors in person at our offices in York.

We can arrange connecting UK rail from your local station, porterage services or extra nights in a favourite city.

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Tuesday8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
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Friday8:30 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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