Best of North Wales

8.25 hours | Liverpool | L P L - 1 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • Steam Railways
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

Your tour begins as you board your motorcoach for a scenic drive to Llangollen, a small village in the Dee Valley famed for its International Eisteddfod, a festival of folk music, costumes, and dance. The village's 14th-century stone bridge is considered one of Wales' great scenes.

En route, you'll drive to the Wirral Peninsula, crossing under the Mersey River via the Mersey Tunnel. You'll continue to Ruthin and cross the Horseshoe Pass, a mountain pass in northeast Wales, and witness views of rugged mountains and the Vale of Clywd before arriving in Llangollen.

In Llangollen, you'll browse the village shops, then board the Llangollen Railway for a scenic seven-mile ride along the banks of the River Dee to Carrog. Your restored steam locomotive pulls a train of vintage 1960s passenger cars.

Next, you'll drive to a local hotel nestled among magnificent scenery in the Vale of Llangollen.

After a delicious Welch lunch, you'll drive to Chirk Castle. Now owned by the National Trust, this country home was originally built as a Marcher stronghold by Edward I. Adam's Tower boasts a magnificent dungeon and original 13th-century military features including two 'murder holes.' You'll tour the interior and fine gardens and witness its playful topiary before returning to Liverpool.

Special Notes:

This tour may not operate on all voyages due to lack of time in port.
Please note that either steam hauled or diesel train will be used

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a scenic drive to Llangollen for free time

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
02:00
Time at site:
00:45
Free time at site:
45
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
Yes

Scenic train ride aboard the Llangollen Railway along the River Dee to Carrog

Transport type:
Train
Time at site:
00:55
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Restroom available:
No

Lunch at a leading local hotel in Carrog

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
20
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes

Guided tour of Chirk Castle

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:15
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
7
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:30
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No