PORTMEIRION & SNOWDONIA EASTER WEEKENDER
EXPLORE QUIRKY PORTMEIRION. STAY IN HISTORIC CAERNARFON.
ENJOY A SCENIC BOAT TRIP TO PUFFIN ISLAND.
Fri 30th March - Sun 1st April 2018
£185 per person in a shared twin or double room
(limited single supplements available for £25 extra per night)
Make the most of the long weekend with this springtime trip to stunning North Wales, staying in a comfortable 3 star hotel for two nights and exploring best the area has to offer!
Fri 30th March:
We will depart bright and early from South Kensington on board our comfortable coach. We'll travel to the very interesting National Slate Museum (free entry) in Llanberis. This museum, in a beautiful setting, tells the story of the Welsh Slate industry, and features reconstructed worker's cottages, a water wheel and the slate quarries themselves.
Then we will head to our home for the weekend, the Celtic Royal in Caernarfon. This is a very comfortable 3 star hotel with it's own bar, restaurant and even a swimming pool! It is a stones throw from the historic town centre, complete with medieval walls, and the impressive fortress Caernarfon Castle. You are free to explore the town in the evening, there are several places to enjoy dinner (the fish and chips are highly recommended).
Sat 31st March:
After breakfast, we will board the coach and head off to the Isle of Anglesey, a short hop away. In the marine town of Beaumaris (home to another impressive castle) you will have the option of joining a boat excursion around Puffin Island to spot some resident wildlife, including many seabirds, seals, and dolphins and puffins if we are lucky!
After the boat trip there will be some free time to spend in Beaumaris, perhaps uncover some of the town's darker history at the Gaol Museum or enjoy a cream tea at one of the cute tea shops. Then we will take a short drive to Penmon, where you can explore the picturesque remains of a 13th century monastery and take a short walk down to the headland for views of the lighthouse. Then it is back to the hotel for another lovely Caernarfon evening.
Sunday 1st April:
Our last port of call on this trip is the world famous village of Portmeirion. As well as being the setting for the cult 60's TV show The Prisoner, Portmeirion is a colourful and quirky collection of architectural wonders rescued from around Europe. It is very photogenic, every corner reveals a wonderful new viewpoint. There are also acres of woodland and coastal walks to enjoy. After hours of enjoying this magical spot we will make the journey back to London.
Departure/Drop off point
Outside Union Car Park, Harrington Road, South Kensington
From South Kensington Station, exit via the left hand stairs when you come through the ticket barriers. Turn right and cross at the traffic lights. Walk up Harrington Road, between the optician and the NatWest bank. You will pass the big grey Ampersand Hotel on your right. Keep walking until you come to the wooden fence on the left, this is Union Car Park. We will meet you on the pavement by the phone box.
07.30am on Fri 30th March
10.00pm on Sun 1st April
Return coach travel from Central London & transfers, 2 nights accommodation & breakfast in a 3* hotel, the services of a tour guide
Other food & drink, Puffin Island boat trip ticket, entry to paid attractions (a group discount will be arranged for Portmeirion, cash for tickets will be collected on the day), gratuities
*Timings are approximate and the schedule is subject to change when required. Please check your booking confirmation for any changes to departure time. Your tour guide will confirm times to be back at the coach at each stop, the schedule above is a guideline only. See here for full terms & conditions.
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