Llanberis & Snowdonia Drinks Inclusive Package

Llanberis & Snowdonia Drinks Inclusive Package

Enjoy scenic North Wales on this drinks inclusive break

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Enjoy scenic North Wales on this drinks inclusive break

Betws y Coed

It’s one of those places that never closes, even on a Sunday in deep and dark December. How could it? There’s too much demand. This bustling mountain resort, the official ‘gateway village to Snowdonia’ in a beautiful location amongst woods and riverbanks, has been consistently popular since Victorian times and the coming of the railway. Many attractions, including railway museum, golf course, high ropes adventure, waymarked walks and famous Swallow Falls. Town has an excellent Snowdonia National Park Information Centre with Princes of Gwynedd exhibition, and an outstanding range of shops selling quality crafts, clothing and outdoor gear.

Llangollen

A small town of around 3,000 people Llangollen is steeped in myth and legend. In many ways, it is best known for hosting the Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod every July which brings in approximately 120,000 visitors and turns the town into a vibrant international stage.

As with so many ancient Welsh towns, it takes its name from its founding Saint; Collen, a seventh-century saint. Llangollen, was established in the 7th Century when The monk St. Collen was instructed to find a valley by riding a horse for one day and then stop and mark out a “parish” a place to build his hermitage or cell in the custom of the times, with tiny church, hospice and outhouses all enclosed within a wall.

 

Portmeirion

Portmerion is one of Wales' premier visitor attractions, welcoming 250,000 visitors every year. Portmeirion village in Gwynedd, North Wales was designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village and is now owned by a charitable trust.

Portmeirion has served as the location for numerous films and television shows, most famously serving as The Village in the 1960s television show The Prisoner. Despite repeated claims that it was based on the town of Portofino, Italy, Sir Clough Williams-Ellis denied this, stating only that he wanted to pay tribute to the atmosphere of the Mediterranean. He did, however, draw from a love of the Italian village stating, "How should I not have fallen for Portofino? Indeed its image remained with me as an almost perfect example of the man-made adornment and use of an exquisite site..."

 

Caernarfon

Gwynedd’s county town, home to Wales’s most famous castle, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Mighty Caernarfon Castle commands the lion’s share of attention, but the town’s narrow streets and stylishly redeveloped waterfront also merit a visit. The castle, built in the 13th century by Edward I as a royal palace and military fortress, was at the core of a medieval walled town. Caernarfon was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace. The castle's majestic persona is no architectural accident: it was designed to echo the walls of Constantinople, the imperial power of Rome and the dream castle, 'the fairest that ever man saw', of Welsh myth and legend. After all these years Caernarfon's immense strength remains unchanged. Standing at the mouth of the Seiont river, the fortress (with its unique polygonal towers, intimidating battlements and colour banded masonry) dominates the walled town also founded by Edward I. Caernarfon's symbolic status was emphasized when Edward made sure that his son, the first English Prince of Wales, was born here in 1284. In 1969, the castle gained worldwide fame as the setting for the Investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales.

Llanfair PG

Just about any village in Wales has an unpronounceable name due to the extensive use of consonant combinations in the Welsh language. However, the village with the most unpronounceable and longest name is that of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwy rndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. According to the Guinness Book of Records, this is the longest place name in the world.

Locals have shortened the name of the village to Llanfair. Like all other place names in Wales, the name is very descriptive. When translated into English, it means "The Church of St. Mary by the pool with the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's church and the red cave". It is not the original name of the village, but rather it was contrived as a publicity stunt in the 1860's to bestow the honour of having the longest name on the railway station. The original name was Llanfair Pwllgwyngyll, which means "St. Mary's Church in the hollow of the white hazel."

 

 

 

 

Day 1

A morning departure from Cumbria for our journey south to the historic city of Chester, before continuing via the north Wales coast to Llanberis & our hotel the Royal Victoria. Here a warm welcome and a hot drink await while your bags are taken to your room. Dinner in the hotel is followed by live entertainment, we also include a complimentary bar between 7pm and 11pm.

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Day 2

Full day excursion touring through Snowdonia by coach as we make our way through the memorable Llanberis pass to the mountain village of Betws-y-Coed, famous for its local crafts and spectacular waterfalls. We continue to the pretty town of Llangollen, before returning over the Horseshoe pass, offering wonderful views across the Dee Valley. Dinner and live entertainment back at the Royal Victoria Hotel. Complimentary bar 7 - 11pm.

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Day 3

Full day visit to the unique Italianate village of Portmeirion, designed by architect William Ellis early in the 20th century. The stunning houses and pavilions overlook the sea at Cardigan Bay and made famous by the TV series 'The Prisoner'. Dinner, entertainment and complimentary bar at the hotel.

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Day 4

A morning visit to Caernarfon with its magnificent castle, one of Europe’s greatest medieval fortresses. After time to explore the maze of narrow streets in Caernarfon we cross the Menai Straits for a visit to Beaumaris and a short stop at Llanfair PG. Final dinner followed by entertainment in the hotel. Complimentary bar 7-11pm.

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Day 5

Today we leave our hosts at the Royal Victoria Hotel and head back home to Cumbria, stopping off en route at the Albert Dock complex in Liverpool where we have time for lunch and a visit to one of the many attractions. We are due back early evening.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Royal Victoria Hotel

The Royal Victoria Hotel is uniquely located close to Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon, within 30 acres of gardens and woodlands, which include the historic castle of Dolbadarn. Being cradled between two lakes Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris as well as the Welsh mountains the location is quite simply breath taking, and the Snowdon Mountain Railway is right opposite.

The 104 fully equipped ensuite bedrooms at The Royal Victoria Hotel are designed to offer you somewhere comfortable that you can really relax in.

All bedrooms are en-suite with modern decor. They have direct dial telephones, flat screen television with freeview channels, tea and coffee making facilities, iron and ironing board and hairdryer. The majority of rooms have bath and shower with a small number of rooms having a shower only.

Look forward to a superb dining experience at the The Royal Victoria Hotel in Llanberis. During your stay you can enjoy a great selection of food & drink. Enjoy a full Welsh breakfast to help start your day and a 3 course dinner to round it off!

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Old Bus Station Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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