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Enjoy a delightful Christmas escape in beautiful Wales

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2020 Tour code: 21WAX

About the tour

Enjoy a delightful Christmas escape in beautiful Wales. Discover the panorama of the countryside on three fantastic rail journeys, and greet the festive season in style.

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What’s included

Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrive in Wales

Arrive at your hotel today, the 3* Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa in Llangollen. Situated in beautifully scenic Northern Wales, Llangollen is delightfully and typically Welsh, and therefore the perfect place to experience the beauty of Wales at Christmas. Here, you meet your Tour Manager, and settle in for your first meal together at the hotel.

Includes
  • Dinner
Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa, Llangollen
Day 2 - Journey on the Llangollen Railway

Enjoy your first rail journey toda, on board the delightful Llangollen Railway from Llangollen to Carog and back. Whilst on board, enjoy the stunning passing scenery whilst partaking in a festive mince pie. Back in Llangollen, walk to the wharf, for your next adventure on a boat tour that takes you over the oldest aqueduct in Great Britain, the Pontcysyllte Viaduct. Relax as you drift on the water, surrounded by ancient and dramatic scenery.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Llangollen Railway
Day 3 - Christmas Day

Today is Christmas Day, and you are at leisure to enjoy the festivities. After a free morning, where you might choose to take a wander around Llangollen, taking in the lovely sights, like St Collen's Parish Church, or even a gentle stroll along the banks of the River Dee, enjoy a fabulous Christmas lunch at the hotel, including some scrumptious Christmas cake. This afternoon is also at leisure, ahead of a light buffet supper.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Christmas Meal
Day 4 - Ffestiniog Steam Railway

Enjoy Boxing Day with a journey from Blaneau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog on board the Ffestiniog Steam Railway this morning. On arrival into Porthmadog, you have some time to explore this tiny but picturesque port town, before retuning to the hotel for dinner.

Includes
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Ffestiniog Railway
Day 5 - The Welsh Highland Railway and home

The adventure continues into your final day, with a morning excursion on the Welsh Highland Railway. Running between Rhyd Du and Caernarfon, this line cuts through the beautiful Gwydir Forest Park, and showcases some of Wales' most breathtaking scenery of low hills and rolling meadows. Afterwards, return to the hotel where you are free to depart at your leisure.

Includes
  • Breakfast
Welsh Highland Railway

Additional information

Departure times

On many of our UK & Ireland tours, you may check in at the first hotel on your itinerary anytime after 14:00; your Tour Manager will be available between 16:00 and 18:00. However, if you are arriving later, you can meet your Tour Manager before dinner from 19:00.

Mobility information

Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Hotel

Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa

Wild Pheasant Hotel & Spa, Llangollen

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Trains

Ffestiniog Mountain Railway
Llangollen Railway
Welsh Highland Railway

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Christmas in Wales

Enjoy a delightful Christmas escape in beautiful Wales

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