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Leisurely Llandudno

Enjoy some pre-Christmas calm with our new leisurely Llandudno winter break and treat yourself to a stay at one of Railtrail's best loved hotels. The tour includes medieval Conway, Bodnant Winter Garden, a vintage bus trip to the Great Orme and a scenic circular journey through Snowdonia including free time in the majestic castle town of Caernarfon and the pretty inland resort of Betws-y-Coed.

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5 days from £599



Monday 6 December 2021



  • Explore the mighty Conway Castle, Plas Mawr Elizabethan town house and the medieval walled town of Conwy

  • Stroll among the sights, scents and sounds of nature in Bodnant’s Winter Gardens

  • Take a trip up the Great Orme in style on a vintage bus

  • Relax at the renowned Empire Hotel, amidst friendly ambience and elegant comfort

  • Enjoy wonderful winter vistas on a scenic circular journey including visits to Caernarfon, Snowdonia National Park and Betws-y-Coed

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage




After arriving in Llandudno, we transfer to the superbly traditional Empire Hotel.



This morning we travel to short distance to Conwy, a town rich in history. Here we enjoy a visit to one of the most magnificent medieval fortresses in Europe, the mighty Conway Castle which still towers over the town after 700 years. During our time in the fascinating medieval walled town, we also visit Plas Mawr, the finest surviving town house anywhere in Britain. We enjoy lunch at leisure before we transfer by coach to beautiful Bodnant Garden for a stroll around the wonderful Winter Garden Trail. Following our relaxing short walk, we enjoy warm up with welcome refreshments in the tearoom before transferring back to our hotel mid-afternoon.

B, LR, D


After a leisurely breakfast we board our wonderful vintage bus for a scenic one hour drive round the magnificent Great Orme, offering spectacular views as every turn. The rest of the day is then free to enjoy in Llandudno, admire the Victorian and Edwardian architecture of this charming resort, take stroll along the longest pier in Wales or go Christmas shopping in the elegant, canopied streets. Alternatively, we can relax at our wonderful hotel and take a dip in the indoor swimming.

B, D


A scenic journey awaits as we travel via the coast to Caernarfon, Gwynedd's county town and home to the superbly preserved Caernafon Castle, a UNESCO world heritage site. Here we have free time to stretch our legs, visit the many attractions or buy some Christmas gifts. Our wonderful circular journey then continues through the lush Welsh countryside and mighty mountains of the Snowdonia National Park before arriving at the pretty inland resort of Betws-y-Coed, We enjoy free time to explore before reboarding our private coach. We then make a brief stop at Trefriw Woollen Mills, where hand crafted products are made on traditional machines powered by a vintage water turbine. After enjoying a kaleidoscope of winter vistas to return through the Conway Valley to Llandudno.

B, D


A reluctant farewell to Llandudno and the lovely Empire Hotel sees us make our way to the station for our journeys homeward.


B=Breakfast, LR=Light Refreshments, D=Dinner


The Empire Hotel, Llandudno

Faithful to its Victorian character, all rooms are furnished with antiques and beds with down bedding - and have private bathroom, colour TV with satellite, video or DVD player, safe, refrigerator and tea/coffee making facilities. The award-winning Watkins and Co. restaurant offers the finest local produce; a creative chef, elegant surroundings and friendly service all combine to ensure a memorable experience.



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*Please note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class only, so First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of journeys.


Join & Leave at Hotel £599


Single Room Supplement £115


4 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage


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