- A chance to ride the Snowdonian Train in Snowdonia!
- 80 mile round trip on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
- Guided tour of Boston Lodge
- Variety of motive power including Garratt and Lyd & Lyn Locos
- Optional extension of stay in beautiful Snowdonia
- 3 Days from £355
Friday 17 to Sunday 19 April 2020
Friday 11 to Sunday 13 September 2020
A wonderful opportunity to be a passenger on the aptly named Snowdonian train as it takes its annual 80 mile round trip through the glorious Snowdonia National Park. The journey will cover the full length of both the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways in one day. To add more interest to this scenic journey, the Snowdonian will be hauled by a variety of motive power. Don’t leave it too late to reserve your seat as this is a popular event and places will be limited. For a taste of what you can expect take a look at this great video that captured the journey made by the Snowdonian through North Wales' scenic National Park.
The Snowdonian event is a fund raising initiative in aid of the Diamond Jubilee Appeal which aims to continue improving the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, cementing their status as one of the world's top attractions. Find out more about the Appeal here.
"For anybody who likes steam trains, This is for you. Absolute Heaven. Ffestiniog Travel really came up to a high standard on this trip"
By Chick - The Snowdonian, April 2019
Why not make this a luxury break by staying at the famous Italianate Portmeirion Village, nestled alongside the beautiful North Wales coastline. A stunning location from which to enjoy the Snowdonian and the scenic Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways.
For a flavour of what you can expect read this blog by Gordon Rushton, who campaigned to get The Snowdonian train back on Welsh tracks.
Day 1 – Boston Lodge
Travel to Porthmadog (we can arrange and add rail tickets to your package). After checking into your hotel we will meet at Porthmadog Harbour Station to travel up the line to Boston Lodge for a comprehensive guided tour. This will be followed by an optional evening meal in Spooners at Harbour Station, or choose to arrange to have a meal at your hotel (where available).
Day 2 – The Snowdonian
You are guaranteed a full day’s journey as you travel through the glorious Snowdonia National Park on an 80 mile rail route from Porthmadog - Caernarfon - Blaenau Ffestiniog - Porthmadog travelling on both the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. A continental breakfast, lunch and tea will be served during the journey. Further details will be given nearer the time.
Day 3 – Return home
Depart Porthmadog after breakfast, or why not extend your stay to make the most of the attractions in the area.
Tudor Lodge, Porthmadog
The Royal Sportsman, Porthmadog
Portmeirion Hotel, Porthmadog
Please note - hotels can be subject to change
- Two nights accommodation in good quality hotel
- Boston Lodge tour
- The Snowdonian
Price per person
|Based on a twin share at Tudor Lodge on a Bed & Breakfast basis (April & September departures)||
|Single room supplement (Single rooms for April are sold out)||£23|
|Additional nights from||£55|
|Based on a twin share at the Royal Sportsman on a Bed & Breakfast basis with dinner included on one evening (April & September departures)||
|Large twin room supplement||£15|
|Single room supplement||£36|
|Additional nights from||£66|
|Based on a twin share at Portmeirion Village on a bed & breakfast basis|
|Single room supplement||£204|
|Additional nights from||£125|
|Single room supplement||£214|
|Additional nights from||£130|
|Evening meal in Spooners (both tours)||£12.50|
|Upgrade to First Class Observation - September weekend only||£300|
|Upgrade to First Class Pullman - September weekend only||£200|
|Deposit for this holiday||£100|
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