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When approaching from the east, the scene is given another theatrical flourish by a tightly grouped trio of bridges crossing the Conwy, including Thomas Telford's 1826 suspension bridge (one of the first of its kind in the world) and Robert Stephenson's 1848 wrought-iron railway bridge (the first ever tubular bridge).


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London to North Wales, Stratford-upon-Avon, York 5-Day Tour

ItineraryDay 1: London - Stratford upon Avon - IronbridgeStop At: Stratford-upon-AvonThe birthplace of Shakespeare has an impressive array of black and white Tudor buildings.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Shrewsbury. Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first two nights.Day 2: Touring around North WalesStop At: Conwy Castle, Conwy, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesSet on a river bank near an impressive pair of bridges, this brilliantly preserved 13th century estuary fortress is a visual treat.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in Shrewsbury. Please note – on some dates this tour may stay in Chester for the first two nights.Day 3: Shrewsbury - Peak District National Park - Chatsworth HouseStop At: Chatsworth House, Bakewell, Peak District National Park, EnglandThe magnificent grand house of the Devonshire family lies in a stunning estate, famed for its amazing fountains and verdant maze.Duration: 1 hourNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in York.Day 4: Day exploring the sights of YorkStop At: York Minster, York, North Yorkshire, EnglandToday there are two options. You can choose to spend the day exploring the medieval heart of York, an ancient city with a colourful history dating back to the times of the Romans, Vikings, and Normans.Alternatively, you can journey out with your guide on a half day excursion across the Yorkshire Dales to the handsome market town of Knaresborough. Here, you experience famed Yorkshire hospitality at its best before heading to some of the more remote areas and impressive scenery of the Eastern Dales.Whichever option you choose, you spend your evening enjoying the sights and sounds of York.Duration: 4 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Overnight in York.Day 5: York - Cambridge - LondonStop At: King's College Chapel, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, EnglandA towering Gothic chapel dominates the heart of this charming university city and its beautifully maintained colleges.Duration: 45 minutesNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

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Private Snowdonia & Conwy Tour from Conwy Valley

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, WalesOn this day tour you will be chauffeured through some of the best sites and sceneries of North Wales with a private local driver guide. Travel through Snowdonia National Park which holds the highest mountain in England and Wales and enjoy Conwy, one of Europe’s finest surviving medieval towns. Conwy Castle dominates the town and was Edward I’s most striking and powerful castles.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Conwy Town Walls, Conwy, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesEnjoy free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Castle, as well as Plas Mawr, one of the finest surviving town houses of the Elizabethan era. The town also features Britain’s smallest house which is well worth a visit!Enjoy the stunning scenery that Snowdonia has to offer during your tour and have the option of walking to the summit of Mount Snowdon, or enjoy the views in a more relaxed way by taking the Snowdon Mountain Railway up! There is also the Llanberis Lake Railway which takes you along the shore of Lake Padarn.The National Slate Museum is definitely worth visit in this area also, as it allows you learn more about the industry and a way of life that has become a great part of the Welsh identity. Your local driver guide will be happy to tailor the trip to your interests and requirements.Duration: 4 hours

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Private Conwy Valley Day Tour from Holyhead

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Conwy Town Walls, Conwy, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesAt the beginning of your driver-guided day trip you will be picked up from your hotel in Holyhead. Your tour then starts in one of Wales’ UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the strategically important Conwy with its castle, walls, bridges and harbour.Next travel into the valley to visit isolated villages, with pretty houses, lonely churches and historic sites, where the Romans made their mark two thousand years ago. The Conwy Valley is famous for producing food of the highest quality and an innovative Bodnant Food Centre the showcases the region’s products but is also an opportunity to sample and learn about their production and development.You can also visit one or more farms during the day, to see at first-hand how the local farmers and growers live and work, before returning back to your hotel in Holyhead.Duration: 8 hours

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Ladies-Only Trip to Wales with Idwal Jones

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival into WalesStop At: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Wrexham, Wrexham County, North Wales, WalesThe tour begins outside the New Blossoms Hotel, Chester at 9:30am. We then travel a few miles to the West crossing the border into Wales. Here we board a narrowboat and enjoy our morning coffee whilst crossing the world famous 200-year-old Thomas Telford Aqueduct.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, North Wales, WalesFrom here, we will journey to the small town of Llangollen where we will visit the historic Plas Newydd – Former home to the famous Ladies of Llangollen. Discover why these two aristocratic ladies eloped to Wales in 1778.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Seiont Manor HotelWe will then travel to our accommodation and will enjoy a welcome dinner at the hotel.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Seiont Manor Hotel is a luxury country house hotel in the shadows of Mount Snowdon. Day 2: Special Villages of North WalesStop At: Portmeirion Village, Portmeirion, Gwynedd, North Wales, WalesThis morning, we will journey to the Italian-style Village of Portmeirion which was created by architect Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1972. Here we will enjoy a private tour with one of the resident guides followed by time to enjoy the gardens and extensive woodlands surrounding the village.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland RailwaysWe will then travel to Porthmadog and board the Welsh Highland Railway where we will enjoy the picturesque journey to Beddgelert, a beautiful village located in Snowdonia. Discover the grave of Gelert, the faithful hound of Llywelyn the Great who was Prince of Gwynedd from 1195 – 1240.Duration: 4 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Seiont Manor Hotel is a luxury country house hotel in the shadows of Mount Snowdon. Day 3: Discover AngleseyStop At: Penmon Point, Penmon, Anglesey, North Wales, WalesThe Isle of Anglesey is located off the north-west coast of Wales and access to the island is over one of two picturesque bridges. The oldest is Thomas Telford’s Suspension Bridge constructed in 1826, and this was followed in 1850 with the construction by Robert Stephenson of the Britannia Bridge. Our first visit on the island will be to Penmon, a peaceful and secluded corner on the south east of the island where we view the sombre ruins of a 13th century Augustinian Priory. Nearby is the ancient church of St Seiriol and a Holy Well that dates to pre-Christian times.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Oriel Ynys Mon, Llangefni, Anglesey, North Wales, WalesAfter a stop at the historic town of Beaumaris we drive the short distance to Oriel Mon (Anglesey Art Gallery). The Oriel is a show place for local artists and crafts-people and houses the works of the well-known wildlife artist C. F. Tunnicliffe and Sir Kyffin Williams the Welsh landscape painter. The Oriel is also a fascinating museum illustrating the island’s history, culture and wildlife.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Llanfairpwll Railway Station, Llanfairpwllgwyngyll, Anglesey, North Wales, WalesNo visit to the Island is complete without the obligatory photo stop at Llanfairpwllgwyngychgogerychwyrndrobwyllllantysuliogogogoch – the smallest village with the longest name in the world.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Seiont Manor Hotel is a luxury country house hotel in the shadows of Mount Snowdon. Day 4: Touring Llyn PeninsulaStop At: Nant Gwrtheyrn, Llithfaen, Gwynedd, North Wales, WalesToday we travel to the Llyn Peninsula which is the extreme North West of Wales. This is a particularly pretty drive and warrants several stops along the way to admire the views. Our destination is the former fishing a quarrying village of Nant Gwrtheyrn which is now a Heritage and Language Centre that specialises in providing residential Welsh courses to adults. After a light lunch, we will take a tour of the site, visit the Old Chapel which is now the Heritage Centre, and then to the classroom to enjoy taking part in a short basic ‘Welsh for beginner’s course’ with a tutor.Duration: 4 hoursStop At: Pant Du Vineyard, Caernarfon, Gwynedd, North Wales, WalesThe next part of our journey takes us to the Nantlle Valley and to the home of Richard and Iola Huws at Pant Du. This was a small sheep farm when they bought it in 2003 and set about planting several hundred vines. Pant Du Vineyard produced its first bottle of wine in 2010. They also have an extensive orchard from which they produce award winning cider and apple juice. After a tour of the vineyard and orchard we will have dinner and some wine tasting to round off the evening.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Seiont Manor Hotel is a luxury country house hotel in the shadows of Mount Snowdon. Day 5: Fun-Filled Day with the LocalsStop At: Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, WalesThis morning we travel to Llanllechid, a small village in Snowdonia, to meet the staff and children of a typical Welsh village primary school, where the language of the school is entirely Welsh. On previous tours this visit has been the highlight for many of our participants. We can look forward to a warm welcome by the staff and the children who will provide us with entertainment as only children can.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Llanfairfechan Bowling ClubIn the afternoon we meet the members of Llanfairfechan Bowling Club for a friendly game of Crown Green Bowling. Lots of fun and laughter is guaranteed, followed by tea and cake.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Belmont LlandudnoWe will then check in to our hotel in Llandudno and enjoy an early dinner.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: St. John's Methodist Church, Llandudno, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesThis evening we will listen to a concert performed by Côr y Penrhyn at St John’s Methodist Church. This is one of Wales’ oldest and best-known male choirs which was formed back in the 1880s by workers in the slate industry, now the 70 strong members aged between 16 and 85 come from all walks of life.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: The Belmont is Llandudno's newest boutique hotel, perfectly positioned overlooking the resort's promenade and pier.Day 6: Exploring Llandudno and ConwyStop At: Great Orme, Llandudno, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesThis morning, we will enjoy a walk along the wide promenade of the delightful, Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno. We will then board Britain’s only remaining cable operated street tramway taking us up 680 feet to the Great Orme Country Park. The geology, wildlife, archaeology and landscape of the Great Orme is of such importance that much of the headland has been designated a Special Area of Conservation, a Site of Special Scientific Interest and a Heritage Coast. We will enjoy the magnificent views over the Irish Sea and the town below.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Conwy Castle, Conwy, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesConwy is one of the best examples of a medieval ‘Walled Town’ and has one of the most impressive of all the Welsh castles. We will visit the castle and then have time for lunch and explore other places of interest in the town.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Bodnant Garden, Tal-y-Cafn, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesIn the afternoon our journey will take us to the National Trust’s Gardens at Bodnant. This is one of Wales’ premier gardens, located on an 80-acre site with spectacular views across the Snowdonia Mountains.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: The Belmont is Llandudno's newest boutique hotel, perfectly positioned overlooking the resort's promenade and pier.Day 7: Scenery and GreeneryStop At: Tu-Hwnt-I'r BontMorning at leisure. This afternoon, we will enjoy tea at the most photographed tea room in Britain. ‘Ty Hwnt i’r Bont’ has the reputation of having the best Scones and Welsh Cakes in the area.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Gwydir Castle, Llanrwst, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesWe then walk the short distance to Gwydir Castle, a fine example of a fortified manor house dating back to the 15th century. The property is being restored by the owners Peter and Judy Welford. Gwydir is regarded as one of the finest Tudor houses in Wales and was once the ancestral home of the powerful Wynn family. The historic gardens at Gwydir Castle deserve a mention as they are amongst the very few in Wales accorded Grade 1 listed status. The Old Dutch Garden is famous for its yew avenue of 22 huge trees. The Knot Garden in the Courtyard was laid out in 1828 by Sir Charles Barry, the famous architect, in the form of a Tudor Rose. The fine wisteria, which adorns the Hall Range, was also planted in 1828, the same year that peacocks are claimed to have been introduced to the gardens. Read about the restoration in Judy’s book ‘Castles in the Air’.Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: The Belmont is Llandudno's newest boutique hotel, perfectly positioned overlooking the resort's promenade and pier.Day 8: Cooking and PotteryStop At: Dylan's LlandudnoThis morning, we will have a cooking workshop in the fabulous Dylan’s restaurant here in Llandudno, known for their fresh local produce! After the morning of learning, we will reward ourselves with lunch there.Duration: 3 hoursStop At: Porth Llwyd Pottery, Tal-y-Bont, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesAfter lunch we journey to remote woodland by Porth Llwyd Falls to meet Vicky Buxton at her pottery studio and workshop. Vicky makes a selection of ceramics, decorative stoneware and porcelain and we will see her at work and maybe get the opportunity to see if we can ‘throw a pot’.Duration: 3 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Lunch at Dylan's • DinnerAccommodation included: The Belmont is Llandudno's newest boutique hotel, perfectly positioned overlooking the resort's promenade and pier.Day 9: Hill Farm and Hidden GardensStop At: Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, WalesEnjoy a morning at the Carneddau Mountain Range today with sheep farmer and local celebrity, the “tweeting Farmer”, Gareth Wyn Jones who also presents the famous Royal Welsh Agricultural Show. Explore life on a Welsh hill farm, as well as visiting the site of an ancient settlement thought to be the oldest axe factory in the world! And if that wasn’t enough, you will have the chance to catch a glimpse of the elusive Carneddau Mountain ponies, a unique breed that have been isolated for at least several hundred years. We then meet the ladies of the village of Abergwyngregyn, visit their gardens and afterwards join them for tea and homemade cake at the home of one of the ladies. These ladies are all members of the local gardening club that has raise a phenomenal amount of money for good causes over many years. We will have farewell dinner at a local pub tonight.Duration: 8 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Dinner: Dinner at a local pubAccommodation included: The Belmont is Llandudno's newest boutique hotel, perfectly positioned overlooking the resort's promenade and pier.Day 10: Departure DayPass By: Llandudno Promenade, Llandudno, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesToday you will depart from Wales for your continued journey.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

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North Wales from Chester

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Llandudno Promenade, Llandudno, Conwy County, North Wales, Wales Along the way look out for great sea views, as we head along the main coastal road. Llandudno is dominated by the Great Orme, a giant limestone headland. See the historic seafront with its 19th Century pier and take in fantastic views of Anglesey and Snowdonia.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Conwy Castle, Conwy, Conwy County, North Wales, WalesLeaving Llandudno you will get your first glimpse of the world famous Conway Castle as the tour heads towards the honeypot village of Betws-y-Coed.Duration: 15 minutes

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Heritage Sightseeing Tour, Llandudno & Surrounding Areas

On this one hour Heritage Sightseeing Tour, you’ll enjoy a truly diverse journey from the comfort and quirkiness of a classic world famous London Routemaster bus. Sit back and relax as you experience stunning scenic views of Llandudno, Wales’ largest seaside resort to beautiful scenes of countryside in rural Glanwydden. Marvel and the medieval remains’ of Conwy Castle and enjoy a short stop-off at one of Britain's smallest churches.Departing from Llandudno Pier entrance (Prince Edward Square), the tour whisks you along the Llandudno Promenade towards the little Orme as we venture into Penrhyn Bay and Rhos-on-Sea, a beautifully charming seaside town. Upon arriving at Rhos, we'll stop off at one of Britain's smallest churches, the Chapel of Saint Trillo where we will remain for about 15 minutes and provides the perfect place for some scenic shots.After visiting the chapel, the tour will continue through into the countryside of rural Glanwydden and then into upmarket Deganwy for more spectacular views of the Snowdonia Mountain Range, Conwy & Deganwy Marina’s and the medieval remains of Conwy Castle. Full details of the route can be found in the Itinerary below.Throughout the tour, you'll discover historic gems all expertly unearthed by our resident tour guide as well as live commentary providing an entertaining and informative journey.Itinerary • North Parade (Pier entrance) • Llandudno Promenade • Little Orme • Penrhyn Bay • Rhos-on-Sea • Stop-off at the tiny chapel of St. Trillo • Glanwydden • Deganwy • Conwy Castle • West Shore • North Parade