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From Llandudno: Full Day Snowdonia & the Three Castles Tour

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Get to know Wales' countryside, mountain views, history, and heritage on this full day bus tour. Explore UNESCO Sites, admire well-preserved heritage architecture, and learn about Welsh myths and legends from your guide.
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Duration: 9 hours
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  • Visit two UNESCO Sites and the beautiful villages surrounding them
  • Take in the natural wonders and beautiful views of Snowdonia National Park
  • Learn about local history, heritage, and culture, as well as long-lasting myths and legends
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Immerse yourself in Welsh culture, heritage, and history on an unforgettable sightseeing day trip. Visit numerous attractions in the area including Snowdonia National Park, Caernarfon Castle, and Conwy Town and Castle all from the comfort of a minibus.  

Start your day with a drive on the Great Orme Road, with spectacular views of cliffs, wildlife, and the Irish Sea and Anglesey. Your first stop may just be the highlight of your day: take a tour of the ancient Conwy Town and Castle. Walk the castle walls, stroll along the Conwy estuary, see some old Tudor houses, and take in traditional Welsh art and craft shops. In town, you’ll also see the finest surviving town house of the Elizabethan era to be found anywhere in Britain, as well as Great Britain’s smallest house.  

Then, drive into the glacial Nant Ffrancon Pass and Ogwen Valley in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, where you’ll take in views of the lakes, mountain villages, and the towering Snowdonia mountain range. Here, your guide will share with you some local history, Welsh myths, and legends along the way.  

After lunch at the National Slate Museum, visit Dolbadarn Castle and Llanberis, overlooking Padarn Lake. Stop at the lakeside and take in views of a beautiful sculpture of King Arthur’s sword, Excalibur.  

Finally, visit Caernarfon Castle and take a walk around this UNESCO World Heritage Site. A brute of a fortress, its immense strength remains undimmed. History comes alive here along its lofty walls, twin-towered gatehouse, and the surrounding town’s narrow and colorful streets.
  • Local guide
  • Driver
  • Transportation by minibus
What’s Not Included
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Caernarfon castle entry fees
  • Conwy Castle and Plas Mawr entry fees
  • Smallest House in Great Britain entry fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Opposite the blue main entrance gate to Llandudno Pier is a bus stop/pull-in area and pickup point. There are signs for the vintage marine drive bus, and the red hop-on hop-off bus at this stop. You will also see a mini roundabout to your left.

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What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• Any walking is light, apart from a brief 5-minute walk up to Dolbadarn Castle, which can be avoided if necessary.
• Entrance fees to Caernarfon castle: Adult £9.90 / Child £6 / Senior £8 / under 5 free
• Entrance fees to Conwy Castle and Plas Mawr (combined): Adult £12.50 / Child £6 / Senior £8 / under 5 free
• Entrance to the Smallest House in Great Britain: £2
• A child seat is required for under guests under 3-years-old, an additional cost of £15 will be payable on the day. Please contact the local operator in advance of the tour to arrange this

From £55 per person

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Adventure Tour Snowdonia

Product ID: 309778