Enjoy 3 Nights, 4 Days
in North Wales
[ Priority Club Members - from $449.00]
North Wales features the spectacular Snowdonian Mountain range that towers above quaint Victorian seaside resorts. During your tour, experience the contrast between green vistas, on which sheep and cattle quietly feed, and the industrial city of Caernarfon, both attesting to the industrious vitality that is Wales. You will visit impressive Beaumaris Castle, neo-Norman fantasy Penrhyn Castle, and mediaeval Conwy Castle atop a huge rock formation. Experience a ride through the Welsh countryside on a narrow gauge railway and splendid views from Great Orme Summit in the magnificent Snowdonians. Not to be missed are many more spectacular homes and gardens and the Italianate village of Portmeirion. Take home lasting memories of the vitality of Wales, the warmth of its people, its music and poetry, and uniquely lyrical language.
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| ||Vacation Package Prices |
||Child under 16|
| Tour by Private Car
| Self-Drive Tour
|Rates are per person, dbl. occupancy.
A Private Car Tour|
includes the following:|
1st Class Hotel|
Car & driver/guide
Dinner each night
What you'll see:|
Your North Wales vacation package includes admission to the following British Heritage Properties.
Caernarfon Castle. It was here that the first English Prince of Wales was presented. Edward I had promised the people a prince that did not speak English and duly presented his baby son, Edward II. Begun in 1283, its towers are polygonal and unusually patterned with stones of different colors.
Portmeirion. This tiny village, an Italianate original creation brought to life by architect, Clough Williams-Ellis, in 1926, is, in his own words, "a light opera approach to architecture". It's best known in America as the site of the 1960's television series "The Prisoner".
Ffestiniog Railway. Travel on one of Wales' many narrow gauge railways from Portmeirion to Blaneau Ffestiniog, surrounded by Snowdonia Forest Park. The narrow gauge railways were built for the slate mining operations in the 19th century, and have been restored to preserve the heritage of steam locomotives.
Bdonant Gardens. These magnificent gardens surrounding Fountains Abbey are a marvelous example of the classical 18th century Georgian water garden. Built by a retired Chancellor of the Exchequer and extended by his son, these beautiful gardens are complimented by "follies" and the artfully controlled flow of the River Skell.
chwyrndrobwllllantsiliogogogoch. Cross the Menai Bridge to the second largest British Island of Anglesey to stop at the world famous little village with the world's longest name.
Beaumaris Castle. This castle overlooking the Menai Strait, is the last and largest of the castles built by Edward I. Built defensively, and surrounded by its water-filled moat, its outer walls and towers, it is truly an impressive site. Seemingly impregnable, it has however, captured by Owain Glyndwr.
|Plas Newydd. This elegant vine-clad 18th century home sits on the banks of the Menai Strait. Gothic in design, it was built for the marquess of Anglesey. Here you will see the largest mural painted by the artist, Rex Whistler. The house also contains the Waterloo military museum; one of its most interesting artifacts is the state-of-the-art wooden leg made for the marquess, who was field marshal at Waterloo.|
Penrhyn Castle. This castle is a wonderful neo-Norman fantasy building designed by Thomas Hopper, who also designed much of the interior decoration, as well as many of its massive furnishings. Making plenty of use of the local slate, the castle is unlike any other in North Wales. The dramatic great hall was modeled on Durham Cathedral.
Great Orme Summit. From the center of Llandudno, board the Victoria Tramway for a ride to the top of the line, the Great Orme Summit. The summit commands spectacular views of the natural beauty of the North Wales countryside and Llandudno Bay.
Groes Inn. Enjoy dinner at the historic and charming Groes Inn. The Inn, well known for its superb menu, was licensed as Wales' first Free House in 1573. Be sure to take an after dinner stroll through its lovely adjoining gardens.
Conwy Castle. The shape of this castle was largely dictated by the rock foundation upon which it is built. It was completed in only five years, a record for the time (1282-1287). From the battlements you can see across Conwy to see the Telford suspension bridge, which was erected in 1826.
Aberconwy House. This 14th century home, built for a merchant's family, is the only one of its kind to have withstood Conwy's turbulent history. The rooms, filled with furnishings from the period, give a fine representation of daily life during the medieval period.
1. Sometimes due to properties being closed or unavailable we may have to substitute another property of comparable historical and/or cultural value.
2. Our coaches are all deluxe touring coaches with forced air ventilation or air conditioning and on-board restrooms.
3. Our coaches are non-smoking, however our coach passages are typically only 15 to 45 minutes in duration.
4. Alcoholic beverages, soda drinks, extra food items, telephone charges, laundry and other items of a personal nature purchased at the hotel are the sole responsibility of the passenger and will be paid for at the hotel.
5. Please read How Vacation Packages Work for full information on rail passages and Tour Conditions for details of a contractual nature.
6. Travel Insurance is strongly recommended and is fully described in the Travel Insurance page on this site.
7. Sometimes the hotel shown may not be available due to space limitations. We reserve the right to substitute a hotel of comparable value as circumstances warrant.
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