2 DAY 5 CASTLE AND SNOWDONIA TOUR

2 DAY TOURS

AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR

SIGHTSEEING, CULTURAL AND HISTORICAL

IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE WELSH CULTURE, AND LEAVE WITH AN UNDERSTANDING OF OUR HERITAGE AND HISTORY, OUR SIGHTSEEING TOURS HAVE EVERYTHING COVERED

Our team aim to make your time spent with us fun, exciting, and memorable and also informative. Our tour offers the chance to learn about our Welsh culture and heritage, learn some tales and myths still spoken of to this very day in the mountains and national park. Our tour never fails to deliver as we offer a superior package in comparison to anywhere in the UK due to our location, and proximity to the national park, which means you spend more time sightseeing and exploring, instead of long hours to get from A to B.

Together with your guide you will spend the day visiting the highlights of this spectacular area sightseeing and exploring, travelling around this spectacular Island which is overlooked by the Snowdonia National Park. We also visit its charming beauty spots and spectacular ancient castle, ancient historical sites, and a stunning beach/forest and beauty spot for those who are in love or seeking love.

It’s your tour, but our passion. We’ve got you covered.

£110 PER ADULT

An adult is classed as aged 16 yrs and over

Minimum booking of 6 persons

Couples / Families welcome

Slight / Fair fitness recommended

Suitable for Senior Citizens

£80 PER CHILD

A child is classed as aged 3 yrs to 15 yrs

Minimum booking of 6 persons

Children under 3 permitted:-

(Please contact office for details)

Slight / Fair fitness recommended

ITINERARY

DAY 1

8:30am
• Great orme – Start your day with a drive on the Great Orme Road, with spectacular views of cliffs, wildlife, and the Irish Sea and Anglesey whilst learning about llandudno’s history and the ormes ancient past.
• Conwy Catle and village walls – This UNESCO world heritage site is your first stop and may just be the highlight of your day: take a tour of the ancient Conwy Town and Castle. Walk the castle walls, stroll along the Conwy estuary, see some old Tudor houses, and take in traditional Welsh art and craft shops.
• Plas Mawr – In town, you’ll also get a chance to visit the finest surviving town house of the Elizabethan era to be found anywhere in Britain, and step back in time wondering from room to room. This was the hight of lavish living back in the day.
• Smallest house – Visit great britains smallest house. This unique and eccentric little dwelling was built into the castle walls and a local fisherman last lived in the house in 1900, so take a look inside, if you can fit.
• Nant Ffrancon Pass – Then, drive into the spectacular glacial Nant Ffrancon Pass and Ogwen Valley in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, where you’ll take in views of the lakes, mountain villages, and the towering Snowdonia mountain range. Here, your guide will share with you some local history, Welsh myths, and legends along the way.
• Llyn Ogwen – The beautiful lakeside stop surrounded by rugged mountains. Time to experience the clean fresh welsh air whilst taking some photos.
• Llyn Mymbyr – Another beautiful lakeside setting with the snowdonia horseshoe range in view at the end of the lake.
• Snowdonia viewpoint & Nant Gwynant Pass – Next, as you head further into Snowdonia, enjoy the panoramas from the Nant Gwynant Pass. Gaze in awe at the spectacular view of the valley below with its lakes, and the towering Snowdonia mountain range in front of you, known as “Snowdonias viewpoint”.
• Pen Y Pass – Take the famous Pen y Pass Road from the upper regions of the mountains to the lower summits and into the mountain village of Llanberis. During this scenic drive, you are likely to see rock climbers and mountain walkers as you feel dwarfed by the towering valley slopes.
• National slate museum- Arrive in Llanberis and head over to the National Slate Museum for a lunch break. Here you can travel into the past of an industry and a way of life that has chiseled itself into the very being of Wales. See how the workshops and buildings are designed as though quarrymen and engineers have just put down their tools and left the courtyard for home, while an array of talks and demonstrations including slate-splitting give you a real insight into the hardships of past quarry life.
• Dolbadarn castle – After this, arrive at Dolbadarn Castle and take a short walk from the car park over the river bridge and through the forest to admire the views overlooking the gateway to padarn and the national park. This is where you really connect with wales, our history & culture
• Llyn Padarn – Then, stop at the lakeside of Llyn Padarn where you can see in the backdrop the years of workings of the old slate quarrying and the famous sword in the stone “excalibur” statue.
• Caernarfon Castle and village – Finally, visit Caernarfon Castle and take a walk around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A brute of a fortress, its immense strength remains undimmed. History comes alive here along its lofty walls, twin-towered gatehouse, and the surrounding town’s narrow and colorful streets.

DAY 2

8:30am
• Penrhyn Castle and Botanical Gardens – Visit this fantasy castle and its gardens, you will feel like your stepping back in time to 1438, the innards have been impeccably retained in its original setting. Marvel at the architecture and and grand rooms, and wonder round the beautiful botanical gardens.
• Menai Suspension Bridge Drive – On route we take a drive over the world famous Menai Suspension Bridge. Designed to carry road traffic between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales. The bridge was the biggest in the world of its time and was completed in 1826 and is a Grade I listed structure
• Menai Bridge Walk & Church Island – What’s the attraction? : Beautiful views of the Menai Suspension Bridge, the Britannia Bridge, St Tysilio’s Church Island and the Menai Strait. This walk is filled with spectacular scenery, wildlife, and the history of Anglesey combined.
• Beaumaris, Castle & Jail – Beaumaris is a captivating seaside town, with its mix of medieval, Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian architecture. Walk through the town, stroll along the seafront, taking in the pier and the views over the Menai Strait and Snowdonia then continuing through the charming streets with their picturesque cottages, many painted in soft pastel colours. You can also visit and walk the grounds of the beautiful and unique castle, or visit the old jail house. This building is full of sad memories and secrets providing a fascinating insight into the world of the prisoner during the 1800s. Walk along the dimly lit corridors and explore the spartan cells and places of punishment. Visit the condemned cell and experience the darkness of the punishment cell.
• Bryn Celli Ddu – Anglesey’s most famous prehistoric landmarks, Bryn Celli Ddu is actually two sites in one. In the early Neolithic period, a henge enclosing a circle of stones was built here, to be replaced later by a chambered tomb beneath a mound. Inside, a long, narrow passage leads to an octagonal chamber where artefacts such as human bones, arrowheads and carved stones have been found.
• Llanfair PG – We have a brief stop to the welsh village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysiliogogogoch, once thought to be the village with the longest name in the world. The village however still does boast some records, and our visit will help to reveal all.

* The tour price listed is for your tour, our tour guides and our services. Additional entrance fees are required to some of the sightseeing attractions we visit, and thereafter becomes your choice if you wish to enter these attractions on the day, or simply wonder around the location and enjoy the area at your own free will.

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IMPORTANT NOTE

Not often, but sometimes attractions and places of interest we visit may have to be changed. This is usually due to safety because of severe weather, or unavailability. Alternative visits and arrangements will be made, and you shall be informed of these changes.