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Snowdonia - Rail & Sail

Snowdonia - Rail & Sail

This newly organised holiday to Snowdonia includes sightseeing by coach, train and boat to fully appreciate your magnificent surroundings.


This newly organised holiday to Snowdonia includes sightseeing by coach, train and boat to fully appreciate your magnificent surroundings.

One of the most ancient and hauntingly beautiful areas in Europe. called Eryri in Welsh (“the place of eagles”), Snowdonia welcomes visitors to a breathtaking natural environment. People have lived, worked and thrived in this unique Celtic principality for more than 5000 years - their legacy is a land which will fascinate the visitor with its rich opportunities for sightseeing, culture and discovery.  High passes and craggy peaks, towering sea-cliffs and wood fringed lakes – scenically Snowdonia must be the most dramatic of our National Parks. This newly organised holiday includes sightseeing by coach, train and boat to fully appreciate your magnificent surroundings.


Monday - Morning departure from Dorset with stops as appropriate to arrive North Wales late that afternoon. After settling in enjoy dinner in the restaurant.

Tuesday - A spectacular scenic drive through the heart of Snowdonia - up the Conway Valley to Betws-y-Coed (coffee stop) - continuing through Blanenau Ffestiniog to the seaside town of Porthmadog for lunch. This afternoon join a steam train on the Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog, climbing up the magnificent Aberglasyn Pass to Beddgelert, then descending to Caernarfon at the coast. A journey that will have you reaching for camera time and again.

Wednesday - Drive along the North Wales coast and cross onto the Isle of Anglesey to explore the quaint and historic streets of Beaumaris. This afternoon we shall join a 90 minute cruise to view Puffin Island - it was originally home to St. Seiriol whose 6th century monastery still stands on the summit, but is now home to countless seabirds including the iconic Puffin. You may also see dolphin and seals and will enjoy panoramic views of the coastline.

Thursday - A visit to the lovely village of Llanberis, situated right at the foot of Mount Snowdon. Discover the many attractions this busy little village has to offer - rich in history, myths and legends and having a strong cultural heritage. Take a walk around the slate quarries and imagine a time when the area roofed the world! This afternoon we shall take a ride on the Llanberis Lake Railway which gives stunning views of Snowdon along its 5 mile/1 hour round trip on an original 1845 slate railway route.

Friday - Homewards bound with breaks as appropriate to arrive back in Dorset early evening.

B, D

B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Kinmel Hotel, Abergele

Set amidst rolling parkland with views of the coast The 3 star Kinmel offers splendid accommodation, fine dining and luxurious Spa facilities. Recently upgraded, the 40+ bedrooms are stylish and comfortable and provide private bathroom with free toiletries and hairdryer, large TV, tea tray, iron, phone and free wifi. Brasserie 1786 offers a relaxed and well appointed restaurant with extensive menus using fresh local ingredients. The Oak Lounge is a great place to relax with a drink and has a unique ambiance. For the energetic there are amazing spa facilities* which offers an indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna, gym, massage, hair and nail treatments (*extra fee). A lift serves most rooms.


Tour Price: £565.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £90.00


Price Includes: All coach travel. 4 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Welsh Highland Rail Fare, Puffin Island Cruise, Llanberis Lake Rail Fare.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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