Luxury Private Guided Shore Excursion from Holyhead - Snowdonia scenic drive, Welsh Highland Steam Railway and Caernarfon Castle for up to 6 guests
- Duration: 1 Days (approx.)
- Location: Holyhead , Merseyside
- Product code: PPVGH6
You will meet your licensed local guide & V-class Mercedes at the Holyhead Railway station which is immediately as you disembark the shuttle bus (they will not allow independent vehicles alongside the ship and we recommend that you book priority disembarking and ring us on +44 800 246 1959 when you are boarding the shuttle bus (which is a 5-minute ride)
We will advise the name of your local tour guide and their telephone number nearer the date of your departure.
Your fantastic day out starts with a scenic drive across Anglesey with perhaps the finest views of the mountains of Snowdonia to Llanberis for morning coffee at the National Slate Museum and you will see an artisan Slate Splitting Demonstration. This is a beautiful area with Electric Mountain a Hydro Electric scheme, the bottom station for the Snowdon Mountain Railway and stunning views of the ridge of Crib Goch on Mount Snowdon.
Eryri or the Snowdonia National Park has been a National Park since 1951. It is the second largest National park with the most spectacular scenery in Britain With a dramatic coast, rolling foothills & dramatic mountains, Snowdonia has it all. You can be sailing in the morning and then on the summit of Mount Snowdon in the afternoon!
Snowdonia is hailed as the Adventure Capital of Europe, with many world-famous attractions for thrill seekers; from inland surfing at Surf Snowdonia, the world's fastest zip wire & some of the UK's best downhill mountain bike tracks. It was here that Sir Edmund Hilary himself did all his winter preparation and training for his attempt to reach the summit of Mount Everest.
Next we will head to the foot of Snowdon at the Visitor centre for a photo and on to Rhyd Ddu where you will board the Snowdon Mountain railway a heritage steam ride that was once used to transport Slate to the Port - (Porthmadog) and you will arrive in Caernarfon.
Having arrived in Caernarfon which was the town in North Wales where Queen Elizabeth's oldest son Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales in 1969. There will be 1 hours free time to buy lunch and souvenirs.
Next it's a guided visit to Caernarfon Castle - King Edward built Caernarfon Castle in 1280, at the same time as he built Harlech & Conway castles. The cost to build the ring of castles was enormous, 90% of the nation’s annual income. He was a cultured, wealthy ruler & wanted to be sure everyone knew it and of course to intimidate any further attempts to overpower him and his armies.
After our visit to Caernarfon Castle we will head back across the Menai Bridge to Anglesey to visit the quirky Railway station Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch - translated into English, means "The church of St. Mary in a hollow of white hazel near a rapid whirlpool & near St. Tysilio's church by the red cave.
Then we will if there's still time have a drive to Beaumaris which again has unrivalled views of North Wales.
Finally we will drive you back to the drop off point to meet the free shuttle bus back to your ship in plenty of time for all aboard.
Qualified tour Guide
V-class Mercedes V-class with complimentary water
Entrance to Caernarfon Castle and a tour with your Guide
Heritage Steam Railway ride
and all other entrances as per above description.
Food or refreshments
Tips and Gratuities.