5 days

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Summary

When the extension of the Welsh Highland Railway from Rhyd-Ddu to Porthmadog was completed it became possible to travel by narrow-gauge railway all the way from Caernarfon to Blaenau-Ffestiniog, a journey of some 40 miles, hauled by the most powerful 2-foot gauge steam locomotives in the world. We start under the walls of an ancient castle, run past streams, lakes and woodlands, swing around tight curves and hug the side of the magnificent Aberglaslyn Pass on the way to Porthmadog. There we join up with the historic Ffestiniog Railway and its famously scenic route up to the dramatic slate quarries of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

We have another wonderfully scenic train journey as we enjoy a leisurely puff to the top of Snowdon to the newly rebuilt summit restaurant with its breathtaking views. We also take the opportunity to visit historic Carnaerfon Castle and explore the beautiful Bodnant Gardens, and offer the option to hear the thrilling sound of a Welsh Male Voice Choir.

Tour highlights:

  • Take a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway and travel through Snowdonia National Park
  • Journey on the Ffestiniog Railway, the oldest independent railway company in the World, founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832
  • Explore historic Caernarfon Castle and add fourth bullet Enjoy the exotic plants of Bodnant Garden

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
Travel independently to hotel in Caernarfon

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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Today's Price
$1,015

Deposit: $140 Single supplement: $225

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Train travel
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
1 September 2022 BSNW220901 1 September 2022 (Thursday) 5 September 2022 (Monday) $1,015
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