Snowdonia & Gardens of North Wales

Snowdonia & Gardens of North Wales

The beautiful unspoilt seaside town of Criccieth provides the perfect base for exploring both the north-west of Wales and the Snowdonia National Park,

The beautiful unspoilt seaside town of Criccieth provides the perfect base for exploring both the north-west of Wales and the Snowdonia National Park, both areas of outstanding natural beauty. The mild Gulf Stream influence allows for some excellent gardens for which we have included two of the best – Bodnant Gardens and Plas Newydd House and Gardens. For a reminder of the area’s past we also visit the medieval Harlech Castle, situated in the heart of Snowdonia National Park.

 

The Lion Hotel is situated on the village green overlooking the bay and today it still enjoys a well-earned reputation for a traditional warm welcome and personal service. There is a comfortable restaurant, a cocktail bar and loungebar with a little live entertainment on selected evenings. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, direct-dial telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. There is a lift (some guests may be accommodated in the adjacent Castle View Cottage – no lift).

Day 1

We leave the Europa Buscentre for Dublin Port to catch the Stena Line sailing to Holyhead. You may wish to take this opportunity to have your dinner on-board. On arrival in Wales we travel directly to our hotel where, after checking in, we have light refreshments of soup and sandwiches.

Hotel The Lion Hotel, Criccieth *** (4 nights D, B&B)

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Day 2

Today we first pass through the impressive Beddgelert, winners of Europe in Bloom, then to Betws-y- Coed for lunchtime. We travel along the scenic Conwy Valley to the famousBodnant Gardens where you will find 80 acres of the finest gardens in Britain. Our return journey to Criccieth is along the opposite shores of the Conwy Valley and through the Crimea Pass to Blaenau Ffestiniog.

B, D

Day 3

It’s into Snowdonia National Park as we visit the stunning Harlech Castle this morning. From its high vantage point we can look back across the bay towards our base in Criccieth and to Porthmadog, where we spend a little time in the afternoon.

B, D

Day 4

Travelling north to the Isle of Anglesey we make a refreshment stop at Llanfair PG before spending the rest of the day at the National Trust’s Plas Newydd House and Gardens, situated on the shores of the Menai Strait amidst breathtakingly beautiful scenery. Here you can explore the ancestral home of the Marquess of Anglesey and the gardens whose massive stone walls make an ideal micro-climate for tender exotic plants.

B, D

Day 5

After a leisurely breakfast we commence our return journey, this time travelling through the Snowdonia National Park and down the beautiful Pass of Llanberis, en-route to Holyhead where we catch the early afternoon ferry to Dublin port. We are expected back in Belfast at around 7.30pm.

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B=Breakfast Included , D=Dinner Included

Price Includes

• 4 nights bed & breakfast

• 3 dinners

• Light refreshments on first night

• Return ferry crossings

• Through coaching

• Services of driver/courier

• Admissions to Bodnant Gardens, Harlech Castle and National Trust’s Plas Newydd House and Gardens

• Visits to Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog and Llanfair PG

• Evening entertainment

 

Price Excludes

• Single Room Supplement

• Holiday Insurance

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
Banbridge Banbridge - Kenlis Street
Europa Buscentre Ulsterbus Tours, Europa Buscentre Stands 2-5
Belfast
Newry Train Station Newry Train Station
Sprucefield M&S Sprucefield M&S
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