3-Day Snowdonia, North Wales and Chester Small-Group Tour from Manchester

Duration: 3 days
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Manchester
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  • 3 days
  • Manchester
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Cancellable

Overview

There’s an old Welsh saying; “the best shortage is a shortage of words”.

And we can understand why.

Because when you travel through Snowdonia, the beautiful mountains leave you speechless. The Welsh castles’ battle-torn passageways are simply indescribable. And a lot of the destinations are as unpronounceable as they’re unbelievable.

So, on this trip, we let you discover the elusive beauty of Wales.

You enjoy the poetic landscapes and harbour towns that inspired Dylan Thomas, you venture through the inexpressibly beautiful valleys of two of Wales’ famous national parks, and you take in the history of Chester, an English town that sits by the border.

Let the sights speak for themselves and join our tour of North Wales and Chester.

Itinerary

Day 1: Manchester - Conwy - Llanberis Slate Museum - Beddgelert

Stop At: Conwy Castle Rose Hill Street, Conwy LL32 8LD Wales
Set near an impressive pair of bridges, this brilliantly preserved 13th-century fortress is a visual treat.
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Llanberis Slate Quarry, Nant Peris Wales
This museum stands as testament to the people who worked in the mines of Elidir mountain.
Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Station Bahnstation Beddgelert, Beddgelert, Caernarfon Wales
Beddgelert in Snowdonia is your next stop. This place is known as the most ‘lovely’ village in Snowdonia. And you must agree, the stone houses and arched bridge are simply beautiful.

You travel through the heart of Snowdonia as the light softens and arrive at your overnight stop in Aberystwyth in the evening.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Llandudno

Day 2: Llandudno - Anglesay (optional) - Portmeirion

Stop At: Llandudno, Llandudno, Conwy County, North Wales, Wales
This morning, you can either stay in Llandudno and explore this seaside town and the Great Orme or join us as we head onto the Isle of Anglesey.


Duration: 8 hours

Stop At: Portmeirion, Portmeirion, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales
Join the optional tour to the Isle of Anglesey and Portmeirion.

We head for the most westerly point of North Wales to marvel at the South Stack Lighthouse, sea cliffs, and nature reserve.

After a refreshing walk along the cliffs, we travel to Llynnon Mill, the last working windmill in Wales. This outstanding example of a Welsh windmill has been milling wheat since 1775 and gives you a unique insight into long forgotten era.

You then venture to one of the most charming and unique villages in Wales, Portmeirion. This town is the brainchild of Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis. He wanted to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful location could be developed without spoiling it. The result is a stunning piece of the Mediterranean transported into North Wales.

You arrive back in Llandudno and explore this seaside town and the Great Orme in the early evening.
Duration: 8 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Llandudno

Day 3: Harlech Castle - Chester - Manchester

Stop At: Harlech Castle, Castle Square, Snowdonia National Park, Harlech LL46 2YH Wales
UNESCO described this castle as one of "the finest examples of late 13th-century military architecture in Europe".
Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Chester Cathedral, 9 Abbey Square, Chester CH1 2HU England
This ancient border city is a fascinating collection of Roman, Medieval, Tudor and modern city planning.
Duration: 45 minutes

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions
  • Accommodation included: 2 nights
  • Professional guide/driver
  • Small-group tour (maximum 16 people)
  • 2 nights en-suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Transportation in top of the range 16-seat Mercedes mini coach

Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Admission fees
  • Entry/Admission - Conwy Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Llanberis Slate Quarry
  • Entry/Admission - Harlech Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Chester Cathedral
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • When booking three or more people, efforts will be made to book a combination of suitable rooms (double/twin/single). Preferences should be noted upon booking in the Special Requirements section
  • Luggage Allowance: You're restricted to 14kg (31lbs) of luggage per person on our tours. This should be one piece of luggage similar to an airline carry-on bag (approximately 55cm x 45cm x 25cm / 22in x 17in x 10in) plus a small bag for onboard personal items.
  • Minimum age for travel on this tour is 5 years
  • Day Two: Today, you can either stay in Llandudno to explore the seaside town or join us as we head onto the Isle of Anglesey. 
  • South Stack Lighthouse – Our timings and tickets with this attraction are currently under review due to the coronavirus.
  • Llynnon Mill - Our timings and tickets with this attraction are currently under review due to the coronavirus.
  • Conwy - You have free time in Conwy between 11.45am and 1.15pm. If you’d like to visit attractions in the town, please book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment (day 1)
  • Near public transportation
  • Chester - You have free time in Chester between 3.45pm and 5.15pm. If you'd like to visit the Cathedral, please book using the link on your voucher. Reserve your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment (day 3)
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 16 travelers
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
  • • Face coverings are mandatory and must always be worn. • Infrared thermometer temperature check during check-in for tour. Passengers with temperature readings above 38 degrees will not be able to travel for health and safety reasons. • Simple Covid-19 health questionnaire upon arrival.
Departure Point

NCP Car Park Manchester Store Street, Store St, Manchester M1 2WD, UK


Departure Time

10:00 AM


Return Details

Returns to original departure point

Voucher info

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Duration

3 days

If you cancel at least 22 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 21 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

User's Reviews

EvelynHamilton_NJ

30 Jun, 2019

If you want to visit many castles, this is the tour. Darren, our tour guide, had an impressive knowledge of the country and the sites. And the sheep...wow, they are everywhere. A caution for those with limited mobility - there were great distances to walk from the drop off point to the main attractions in some towns, often up steep inclines and cobbled streets, making it hard for those with limited mobility. We called a cab a few times to get back to the van on time.

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