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A family firm with an ethos of honesty and integrity. Our passion for delivering quality escorted holidays by rail at great value fares along with consistently excellent customer service has stood us in good stead for over 40 years.

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Wonderful Wales

Steaming through Snowdonia on the new 'wonder of the world' - the Welsh Highland line is just one of many great rail journeys taking you from glorious sea at Llandudno to the peak of Mount Snowdon.

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6 days from £1085



Monday 13 May 2024

Monday 1 July 2024

Monday 9 September 2024



  • Stunning scenery, amazing history, nostalgic journeys - and much more…

  • Steam through Snowdonia - the Welsh Highland Railway, world famous Ffestiniog Railway and picturesque Llanberis Lake Railway

  • Spectacular Snowdon Mountain Railway

  • Glorious Bodnant Gardens for tea

  • Conwy Valley scenic train journey

  • Magnificent Portmeirion with its Italian style feel

  • Great Orme Mountain tram ride

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


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening plus 1 afternoon tea

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

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage


Watch Railtrail's 'Wonderful Wales' video here


After arriving in Llandudno, we journey to Bodnant Gardens for afternoon refreshments picturesquely located above the River Conwy – a wonderful place to relax into your holiday. We then return to Llandudno and the superbly traditional Empire Hotel.



Heading into Snowdonia, we take a steam train ride on the Llanberis Lake Railway followed, after a relaxing break, by a steam journey on the amazing Snowdon Mountain Railway. After enjoying this kaleidoscope of vistas, we return through the National Park and Conwy Valley to Llandudno.

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Take a traditional Great Railway Journey as we head along the beautiful Conwy Valley Line to Blaenau Ffestiniog. Here we board our narrow-gauge steam train on the world famous Ffestiniog Railway to travel to Porthmadog. The afternoon is free to enjoy lunch and explore; you may wish to travel on the quaint Welsh Highland Heritage Railway (if the timetable allows). Late afternoon we return by steam train, climbing steep gradients back to Blaenau Ffestiniog, then down the Conwy Valley line to Llandudno with seats on the opposite side as outward so no vista is missed.

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We follow in the footsteps of Victorian holidaymakers aboard a vintage tramcar to the summit of the Great Orme, offering magnificent views across the Irish Sea. The day is then free for you to enjoy at leisure in Llandudno to savour the Edwardian elegance of this charming resort.

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A truly scenic rail journey as we board the magnificent Welsh Highland Railway at Caernarfon for a steam-hauled journey climbing into Snowdonia, twisting around forests to Beddgelert and through the treasured beauty of the Aberglaslyn Pass. We then visit the magnificent Portmeirion with its Italian style architecture and sub-tropical gardens before returning back to our hotel via a brief stop at the alpine style Betws-y-Coed.

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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, the stylish 4-star Empire Hotel offers bedrooms furnished with antiques combined with modern comforts including free Wi-Fi, TV with freeview & DVD (a large library of free films available), 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. The hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna, steam room, gym, and small outdoor heated pool.



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North Wales






*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 £1,090


£5 tour discount for holders of National Railcards


Single Room Supplement £180


5 nights’ bed, breakfast & table d’hôte evening meal plus 1 afternoon tea

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

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions & admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage


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Staffordshire Moorlands, ST13 5JW
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