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Mount Snowdon Steam Railway Holiday

Snowdonia

The Snowdonian

Narrow-gauge heaven in North Wales

Holiday date: Monday, 25th July 2022
UK
Wales
5 days for  £859 per person
£1718 for two people sharing
Single supplement £100
Tour reference: SW5/1

Get to the top of the world and travel the most prestigious narrow-gauge steam railways in Britain. Amid the finest scenery in the land, you can be assured of a most memorable and rewarding holiday – do not miss out!

Holiday Highlights

By train to the summit of Snowdon and around Llanberis Lake
Glorious mountain and coastal scenery
The world famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
Cultural delights such as Portmeirion – what number are you?
Take the tram to see the goats on Great Orme
Scenic “local” national rail journeys

Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - Monday

We meet at Llandudno Junction and the holiday commences with a Victorian tram ride up the Great Orme for far reaching views – the Isle of Man if it is clear! We then catch a train along the beautiful Conwy Valley through to the slate covered backdrop that is Blaenau Ffestiniog. We now continue down to Porthmadog by road for our first evening at the Royal Sportsman.

Meals: Dinner
Day 2 - Tuesday

We’ve a relaxed local day in and around Porthmadog to enjoy. Steam, on the Ffestiniog and a visit to the Welsh Highland (Porthmadog) Railway are just two elements in an itinerary that offers a degree of flexibility. We’ll take in picturesque Portmeirion and enjoy a seaside rail journey out to Pwllheli and back - super scenery throughout.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 3 - Wednesday

The Welsh Highland Railway runs through the Snowdonian National Park from Caernarfon to Beddgelert and down the Aberglaslyn Pass to Porthmadog and is the most stunning railway route in Wales. Our train ride is supplemented with the opportunity for outstanding photography to further enhance the experiencee. Blessed with nice weather it would be difficult to imagine a more scenic, dramatic or enjoyable day out.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 4 - Thursday

Llanberis is at the heart of Snowdonia and is the focus of a splendid scenic, circular tour. We travel on the mountain roads via Beddgelert and the Llanberis Pass. With clear skies above there are views of Snowdon all day and you’ll love climbing to the summit on the Snowdon Mountain Railway. There’s also steam along the lakeside and heritage at the National Slate Museum.

Meals: Breakfast,Dinner
Day 5 - Friday

On our last day we drive through glorious Snowdonia again pausing at the dramatic Swallow Falls on our way to Betws-y-Coed. Here we have time to find some lunch and to enjoy a fun visit to the local railway museum before we head to Llandudno Junction for homeward bound trains.

Meals: Breakfast

Railways

Conwy Valley Railway Museum

Super museum of model layouts, extensively stocked model shop, and miniature steam rides around the grounds.

Ffestiniog Railway

13 1/2 miles of narrow gauge steam running through amazing scenery between Porthmadog & Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Great Orme Tramway

Electric tramway in two sections serving the town of Llandudno with the Great Orme Country Park

Llanberis Lake Railway

Narrow gauge lakeside railway with views of Snowdon and a large café.

Snowdon Mountain Railway

Cog railway operating mostly deisel trains to the Summit of the highest peak in Wales.

Welsh Highland Railway

Rebuilt narrow gauge line running between Porthmadog and Caernarfon through the Snowdonian National Park - glorious scenery throughout.

Our Hotel(s)

3 Star

The Royal Sportsman, Porthmadog

Located in the middle of Porthmadog, a small town boasting 3 railway stations and 5 railway routes, The Royal Sportsman is ideally positioned for our comprehensive itinerary.

The hotel is small, friendly and great fun because it is so different from anywhere else we stay.

The public areas have been recently, and tastefully, renovated and the food is very good.

No lift incidentally, but there are several ground-floor rooms in the courtyard.

Features and Facilities

En-suite walk-in shower
Tea and coffee making facilities
Toiletries provided
Non-smoking rooms
Gastro bar
Restaurant
Free WIFI available

What's included

Transport

All heritage railway rides
All public transport journeys, in standard class accommodation
Private coach transfers throughout the holiday

Entertainment

All entrances
Detailed itinerary/information pack
Services of courier throughout

Accommodation

Hotel accommodation on a dinner, bed and breakfast basis

What's not included

Travel to/from the holiday start point
Personal holiday insurance
Porterage
Lunches
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