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Railways of Wales

(Tour code: 17LLS)Mountains, castles, canals and mountain railways

Explore the rugged mountains and winding waterways of North Wales. Enjoy picturesque journeys aboard historic steam trains and admire delightful towns and ancient history on this Welsh adventure.


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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
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursions
  • 3* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
    5 Nights' Hotel Accommodation
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Tickets for 3 Heritage Railways
    Entry to Caernarfon Castle

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Day 1


On arrival in Llandudno, you are greeted by your Tour Manager at the Hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner.

  • Dinner
Ffestiniog Railway
Day 2


Today, enjoy an excursion on the steam-hauled* 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. You may wish to visit the picturesque central piazza or the charming Battery Square, resplendent with its quaint souvenir shops.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Ffestiniog Mountain Railway
Llangollen Railway
Day 3


Board the Llangollen Steam Railway* travelling 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 horse-drawn boat trip along the Llangollen canal.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Llangollen Steam Railway
Llandudno Beach
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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Free Day
Caernarfon Castle
Day 5


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 Caenarfon Castle. Continue with a journey on the Welsh Highland Railway*, a narrow-gauge line running along the foothills of the Snowdonia Mountain range, to Beddgelert where there is time to explore this pretty village before returning to Llandudno.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Welsh Highland Railway
Day 6


After breakfast, you are free to depart at your leisure. Alternatively, why not explore more of this wonderful area before heading home?

*Where possible the rail excursions will be steam-hauled

  • Breakfast

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