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                                                                               Caernafon Castle  HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

                                                                                 ■  Walking tour of Chester
      Wales - Steam,                                                             ■  Criccieth, Penrhyn, Caernarfon & Conwy Castles  GRAND  TOURS
                                                                                 ■  Time to explore Betws-Y-Coed, Bala, Criccieth,
                                                                                   Beddgelert, Llandudno
                                                                                 ■  Great Orme Bronze Age & Llechwedd Slate Mines
      Castles & Slate                                                            ■  Pant Du Vineyard & Purple Moose brewery tours
                                                                                 ■  Four heritage steam railways
                                                                                 ■  Rail journey to the summit of Snowdon
                                                                                 ■  Story of slate from mining to shipping finished
                                                                                   products around the world
      Wednesday 11 May to Friday 20 May 2022                                     ■  Relaxing cruises on River Dee and Llangollen Canal

      Wales’ Slate Landscape now a UNESCO World Heritage Site                    SELECTED HOTELS
                                                                                 Chester   The Queen Hotel
      We visit North Wales to ride its famous narrow gauge steam railways. Along the way enjoy Welsh   Llandudno   St Georges Hotel
                                                                                 Caernarfon   Premier Inn
      food, beer, wine and lots of history with visits to several castles and discover more about the slate
                                                                                 Porthmadog  Royal Sportsman Hotel
      mining industry that shaped this area.                                     Llangollen   The Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa

      Day 1 - Chester                      Purple  Moose  Brewery.  Later  we  take  a  brewery   Please note - hotels can be subject to change
      Meet at our hotel in Chester before a relaxing cruise  tour and visit the Maritime Museum, situated in the   PRICE INCLUDES
      on the River Dee late afternoon. We have a welcome  last  remaining  slate  shed  on  the  harbour. We  stay   ■  All rail travel as stated in standard class
      dinner at our hotel.                 2 nights in Porthmadog and dinner is included this
                                           evening.                              ■  Accommodation in good quality hotels on a
      Day 2 - City Tour & North Wales Coast                                        bed and breakfast basis
      We take a walking tour through 2000 years of history,  Day 7 - Slate to Porthmadog & Criccieth Castle  ■  6 dinners, 3 lunches and 2 afternoon teas
      taking in all the main sites of Chester, including the  Travel  on  the  Ffestiniog  Railway  to  Blaenau   ■  All excursions as stated
      Rows, the Walls, the River and the Cathedral.  Enjoy  Ffestiniog  and  visit  the nearby  slate  mine  before   ■  Heritage railways as stated
      an afternoon tea followed by a train journey along  lunch (included). Return to Porthmadog, tracing the   ■  River and canal cruises as stated
      the North Wales coast to Llandudno for a 2-night  journey slate took from the mine to the sea.  Transfer   ■  Services of a tour leader from Chester and
      stay.                                to Criccieth to visit the Castle, and free time to     throughout the tour
                                           stroll along the beach, sample fish & chips or enjoy a
      Day 3 - Penrhyn & Conwy Castles      seaside ice cream.                    Price per person:
      By  coach  to  Swallow  Falls  before  enjoying  some                      Escorted holiday             £1,990
      free  time  in  Betws-Y-Coed  and  a  chance  to  visit  Day 8 - Beddgelert & Bala Lake Railway   Single room supplement   £405
      the  Conwy Valley  Railway  Museum.  We  continue  A visit to the Snowdonian village of Beddgelert   Deposit for this holiday   £100
      to  Penrhyn  Castle,  a  19th  Century  fantasy  castle,  includes  a  short  walk  to  the  legendary  Gelert’s
      built by a local quarry owner, before a visit to  Grave. This is followed by a scenic return trip on the
      medieval Conwy Castle.               Bala Lake Railway, before we transfer to our hotel in
                                           Llangollen for a 2-night stay. Dinner is included this
      Day 4 - The Great Orme               evening.
      Travel to the summit on the Great Orme Tramway.
      Enjoy the wonderful views before visiting the Bronze  Day 9 - Llangollen
      Age Mines. Continue to Pant Du for a tour of the  Today  we  visit  Plas  Newydd  House  and  Gardens
      vineyard, orchard and the mineral water source  which was home to the famous ‘Ladies of Llangollen’
      before a tasting session and afternoon tea.  End the  who captured the imagination of Regency society and  Halfway station on the Great Orme Tramway
      day with a visit to Caernarfon Castle before checking  played host to the likes of Wordsworth, Sir Walter
      into our hotel for a 2-night stay in the town.  Scott and the Duke of Wellington. We also take a
                                           canal  boat  trip  across  the  impressive  Pontcysyllte
      Day 5 - Slate in Llanberis           Aqueduct, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We have
      By  coach  to  Llanberis  this  morning  to  take  the   a farewell dinner at the hotel this evening.
      diesel service to the summit of Snowdon (weather
      permitting). After lunch and a visit to the National  Day 10 - Valle Crucis Abbey &
      Slate Museum we round off the day with a narrow   Erddig Country House
      gauge steam journey on the Llanberis Lake Railway.   We  head  to Valle  Crucis Abbey,  one  of  the  best
                                           preserved Cistercian abbeys in Wales. On our way
      Day 6 - Mountains to Coast           back to Chester we visit Erddig, a much-loved 18th
      Journey on the  Welsh Highland Railway from   Century  home,  garden  and  estate  filled  with  the
      Caernarfon to Porthmadog and enjoy lunch at The   stories of a family and their servants.
      Australia, brewery tap for the town’s very own
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