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                                                                                 13 Days From £2,185pp

                                                                                 HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS
                                                                                 ■  Journey on many of the ‘great little trains of Wales’
                                                                                 ■  Explore some of Wales’ most iconic and interesting
                                                                                   castles - Powis, Caerphilly and Cardiff
                                                                                 ■  Time to enjoy the pretty seaside town of Aberystwyth   GRAND  TOURS
                                                                                 ■  Discover Welsh heritage at the National Slate Museum,
                                                                                   Big Pit National Coal Museum and St Fagans
                                                                               Snowdon Mountain Railway    World Heritage Site
                                                                                 ■  Aqueduct Cruise through a UNESCO
                                                                                 ■  Ascend to the top of Snowdon on board the
                                                                                   Snowdon Mountain Railway (weather permitting)

                                                                                 SELECTED HOTELS
                                           Day 10 - Brecon Mountain Railway and  Caernarfon   Celtic Royal Hotel
                                           Caerphilly Castle
                                           Morning  transfer  to  the  Brecon  Mountain  Railway   Porthmadog  The Royal Sportsman Hotel
                                           where we travel behind a vintage steam locomotive   Llangollen   Wild Pheasant Hotel
                                           following  part  of  the  route  of  the  original  Brecon   Aberystwyth  Marine Hotel
                                           &  Merthyr  Railway. The  journey  takes  us  into  the   Cardiff   Clayton Hotel
                                           Brecon  Beacons  National  Park  and  along  the  full   Please note - hotels can be subject to change
                                           length of the Taf Fechan Reservior before climbing   PRICE INCLUDES
                                          Talyllyn Railway   to Torpantau, the summit of the original line. On our   ■  Accommodation in good quality hotels on a
                                           return to the capital, we visit Caerphilly Castle. Lunch
                                           is included again today.                bed and breakfast basis
                                                                                 ■  4 dinners, 11 lunches
      Day 7 - Powis Castle and Welshpool &  Day 11 - Pontypool & Blaenavon Railway  ■  All rail travel (mainline and heritage) as stated
      Llanfair Light Railway (WLLR)        and Cardiff Castle                      in standard class
      Today we visit Powis Castle & Gardens where lunch   This morning we visit our last heritage railway, the   ■  All transfers as stated
      will be provided. Later we ride the WLLR through   Pontypool & Blaenavon, which runs to Big Pit Halt,   ■  All excursions as stated
      the  Powis  Estate  before  continuing  by  road  to   Coed  Avon  and  Blaenavon.  We  will  have  lunch   ■  Services of a tour leader from Caernarfon and
      Aberystwyth, our home for the next 2 nights. We   (included) and visit the Big Pit National Coal Museum     throughout the tour
      stay on the seafront within walking distance of the   before returning to Cardiff for a guided tour of the
      mainline railway station and the Cliff Railway - the   city’s impressive castle.  Price per person:
      longest electric funicular railway in Britain.                             Escorted holiday             £2,185
                                           Day 12 - St Fagans National Museum of History  Single room supplement   £400
      Day 8 - Tywyn for the Talyllyn       Today we visit St Fagans which is one of Europe’s   Deposit for this holiday   £100
      Travel by mainline rail to Tywyn for a return journey   leading  open-air  museums. There  is  plenty  to  see
      on the Talyllyn Railway. Lunch is included and there   here, from the castle and gardens, to over 40 historic
      will be a little free time to visit the Narrow Gauge   buildings, which have been re-erected in the 100-
      Railway Museum before we return to Aberystwyth   acre parkland, and workshops where craftsmen
      for an afternoon at leisure.         demonstrate  their  traditional  skills.  We  anticipate
                                           there will be some free time to explore Cardiff Bay
      Day 9 - Vale of Rheidol Railway and Gwili Railway  before returning to the hotel for a farewell dinner
      Ride the Vale of Rheidol Railway from Aberystwyth   (included).
      to Devil’s Bridge this morning, reaching a height
      of over 600ft. Later on, we drive south to Cardiff,   Day 13 - Homeward Bound
      stopping on the way to travel on the Gwili Railway,   After breakfast we say our goodbyes before
      have lunch and tour the workshops and engine yard.  departing for the journey home. Why not book your
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