Beaches Hotel | Half-board | 5 days | 25/05/2015 Step back in time to the great steam age and enjoy the majesty of the Welsh highlands. Enjoy a break in a wonderful hotel in glorious North Wales that is blessed with rugged coastlines, ruined castles and endless panoramas of the Snowdonia National Park. We enjoy a tour of Snowdonia and ride on the recently restored Welsh Highland Railway along with a ride on the glorious Ffestiniog Railway for the twisting descent through Snowdonia National Park. We also visit the fascinating, Mediterranean inspired, village at Portmeirion. Things to do: See dramatic scenery, spectacular coastlines, heritage and culture on board the regions 'Great Little Trains' Interesting facts: Portmeirion was created by the architect Clough Williams-Ellis from 1925 to 1976 allowing him to show how naturally beautiful a site could be developed without spoiling it.
Beaches Hotel***, Prestatyn The Beaches Hotel in Prestatyn offers an ideal base to explore the North Wales coast; a place renowned for its ancient castles, caverns and legendary dragons and Offa's Dyke which weaves northward along the Welsh border to Barkby Beach. The Dunes restaurant is warm, welcoming and relaxed with high back leather chairs and a beautifully crafted local Welsh dresser. The spacious reception lounge has a lift to all three floors and provides easy access to The Beaches Suite function lounge. It also hosts a barbecue decking area, the Promenade Bar and outside patio area, which look out over the beach sea. Each of the bedrooms at the Beaches Hotel enjoys the fresh, clean colours of the beach. This hotel in is a prime position in North Wales, on the sea front; all the bedrooms have views of the beaches and sea or the Prestatyn Hills. Hotel Options Board Basis: Half Board (Breakfast & Dinner) Extra Drinks: N/A Themes: N/A
Excursion to Portmeirion & Snowdonia National Park with Ffestiniog Railway Ride: We journey into Snowdonia National Park seeing Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. Here we board the Ffestiniog Railway steam train for the ride through the mountains to Porthmadog. We will have time to look around before re-joining our coach and head onto Portmeirion; a place that is featured in the popular 1960s TV series 'The Prisoner'. Here, the ornate, colour-washed buildings and Mediterranean Piazza are surrounded by beautiful sub-tropical woodland gardens (admission included). Excursion to Llanberis & Welsh Highland Railway Ride: We travel along the coast to Caernarfon where we will board the Welsh Highland Railway. The railway runs from alongside the awe-inspiring Caernarfon Castle and along the foothills of Mount Snowdon at Rhyd Ddu. Rejoin our coach and travel through the Pass of Llanberis, to Llanberis itself where there will be free time before returning to the hotel.
Day 1: After joining our coach, we head to lovely Ludlow. Here you have free time to explore or have a spot lunch before we continue on to our hotel. We expect to arrive at our hotel later this afternoon, in good time to prepare for dinner this evening. Days 2 - 4: At leisure with two INCLUDED excursions. Breakfasts and Dinners Day 5: Breakfast. Depart our hotel and make for Shrewsbury. After some free time here, we continue homewards arriving later today.
Hotel: N/A Itinerary available on request Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing; Single room supplements apply: £40 for 5 days. For the latest prices and offers visit us in store, online or call our travel experts. Return coach travel; hotel accommodation; entertainment as described; meals and drinks as selected; excursions and inclusions as stated in the itinerary.