2 DAY SNOWDONIA, WELSH CULTURE, CASTLES & HISTORICAL 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 4 persons from October to March

Minimum booking of 6 persons from April to September

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 4 persons from October to March

Minimum booking of 6 persons from April to September

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
• We take a drive through the beautiful Conwy Valley , stopping at locations, passing through Snowdonia national park.
• Bodnant gardens – Visit the winner of the national trust botanical garden award. Nestling in the Snowdonian foothills of North Wales, Bodnant Garden was forged by the Victorian vision of one extraordinary man, honed by his descendants and is today cherished by visitors the world over. This beautiful setting of a garden has Snowdonia as its backdrop. Always colourful, and always spectacular.
• Tu-Hwnt-I’r Bont – A chance to get a wonderful photo of a picturesque setting of the 15th-century grade II listed building, situated on the left bank of the River Conwy across Pont Fawr and the indigo jones bridge
• Betws y Coed – On route we drive through this beautiful mountain village, where 4 rivers converge, is known as the ‘Gateway to Snowdonia’ and is a hive of outdoor activity. This magical setting has a distinctly Alpine feel enhanced by the dense Gwydyr Forest surrounding.
• Swallow Falls – An area of natural beauty where the river Llugwy flows through a narrow chasm creating a spectacular waterfall amongst a background of beech, conifer and birch trees. The falls can be viewed from a location above the river, or there are steps leading down to a platform close to the river edge.
• Ugly House. – A brief stop at a very unique looking house. Named as the Ugly house, however it has a distinct beauty about it, as well as an interesting history.
• Travel down the spectacular Nant Gwynant Pass taking in the many beautiful lakes, and the idyllic welsh mountain village of Beddgellert (where historic stories are to be told)
• Portmeiron, -A tour of Portmeirion, wondering around the colourful renowned Italian style coastal tourist village set in stunning surroundings and gardens. There are shops, café, tea-rooms and restaurant. Described as an artful and playful village, with a fantastic collection of architectural relics. Also known as a romantic and picturesque, relaxing and often enchanting village. A “happy relief” from the “rigid irrationalities and the calculated follies” of the modern world.

* 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.