Little Trains of North Wales

The nostalgic little railways of Wales revive childhood memories of days gone by and our Suggested Itinerary explores this beautiful country on vintage steam trains that weave their way through the countryside away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Kate says: “The hotel is ideal for our groups with so many great attractions located nearby. The restaurant has stunning views and serves tasty locally sourced food”.
Day 1 Arrival
Today we will arrive at our hotel and enjoy a welcome cup of tea while our bags are taken to our room.

Day 2 Llandudno & Great Orme 57 mile round trip
Today, we will enjoy a lovely drive via Colwyn Bay to the “queen of Welsh resorts”, Llandudno, with its wonderful beaches and lovely wide promenade. Llandudno is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing day, with its beautiful Victorian architecture and Edwardian elegance, pier and excellent selection of high street stores and attractions. During our day at leisure we can take a ride to the top of the Great Orme on the beautifully restored tramway. The tramway climbs 1500m and there is an exhibition about this fascinating funicular at the Halfway Station. From the summit, there are outstanding views across Anglesey and the peaks of Snowdonia.

Day 3 Snowdon Mountain Railway & Llanberis Lake Railway 1.5 mile round trip
At 3,560ft, Mount Snowdon is the highest mountain in England and Wales. We take a return ride on the Snowdon Mountain Railway for a journey to “the rooftop ofWales” and, weather permitting, we will have spectacular views. The Visitor Centre has a gift shop and café and there will be plenty of time to enjoy the scenery and views before we make our descent on board the train. This afternoon, we take a ride on the Llanberis Lake Railway, a narrow gauge railway which follows the shores of the lake.

Day 4 Ffestiniog Railway 55 mile round trip
After breakfast, we travel through the spectacular scenery of the Snowdonia National Park as we make our way to the seaside town of Porthmadog, via the pretty village of Beddgelert, to board a train on the Ffestiniog Railway. Sit back and relax as we enjoy the 13.5 mile journey with dramatic views of mountains, lakes and waterfalls around every corner. The track climbs 700ft from sea level as we journey towards the slate quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. We return to our coach and make our way to the pretty village of Betws-y-Coed where we make a short stop before continuing on to our hotel.

Day 5 Departure
Today we will leave our hotel and return to our local area.

Royal Victoria Snowdonia

AAA Breathtaking Views No Single Supplement for Single Rooms
Few hotels can command such breathtaking views as the Royal Victoria Snowdonia Hotel. Set in a picturesque location, the hotel is situated well for touring and there are many amenities, attractions and walks close by. Refurbished in 2016, the welcome here is warm and genuine and the atmosphere is one of complete relaxation. The hotel offers 104 well decorated bedrooms, a stylish restaurant, a cosy pub-feel bar, an elegant lounge and beautiful gardens with stunning views. Though the hotel does have a lift it does not go to all floors. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

The Royal Victoria Hotel Snowdonia

Llanberis, Gwynedd
4 Nights Half Board
April - October 2018
Twin from £189pp to £244pp
No Single Supplement (max 6, incl. driver)

• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Glass of wine with dinner on last night
• In-house entertainment on at least 2 nights
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Prices starting from...

£189 for 5 days

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Features of this tour

  • In-house entertainment on at least 2 nights