From Manchester: North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester Tour
- Duration: 11 hours
The tour leaves Manchester in the morning and heads straight for the border of Wales. Conwy is the first stop of the day, one of most picture-perfect harbor towns in the world. Here you can see a castle perched by the sea, the world's smallest house, and lots of cute restaurants serving up the best fish and chips. Venture along the winding, scenic roads of the Snowdonia National Park before arriving in Betws-Y-Coed. This quaint town is known as the gateway to Snowdonia and is famous for its alpine trees and cosy cafes. Chester is your next stop. This is one of England’s most historic towns and there is plenty to do here. It's advised to go straight to the ancient cathedral and learn about its remarkable past.
Lovely day-trip to Conwy, Snowdonia, and Chester. Wish we had more time to roam around each stop, but it was great overall. DARREN's been excellent throughout the tour, highly recommended!
After you meet the boat, you will head to the mythical scandola reserve in approximativaly one hour. The visit will start from the island of Cargalo and will continue through the cathedral fault, a total visit of the reserve and a swimming brak in turquoise waters while our captains will prepare for you a "nustrale" aperitif, a tasting of cold meats and rosé wine from Corsica. At noon, you will arrive at Girolata, a small fishing village built around an 18th century fortress accesible only by sea. You will get a free stop of 2 hours for lunch (extra charge). You have the choice between several restaurants overlooking the sea, that will welcome you and where you can taste some corsica specialties, or you can also bring your picnic and enjoy it on the beach with the mythical wild cows livigin in the village as neighbours. The boat will sail again at 2 PM towards the Gulf of Porto for anot...
Franky was knowledgable. Worth the tour! Thank you Franky for the great interactions.
Leave the music city of Liverpooland travel to Wales on a 90-minute, fully-narrated journey arriving at Llandudno. Visit the 12th century hidden chapel of St. Tudno on the Great Orme. Next is the walled town of Conwy, constructed in 1283 with a fabulous 3/4-mile wall circuit. Go inside Conwy Castle (not included), a gritty, dark-stoned fortress built by James of St. George in partnership with Frenchman Richard The Engineer. Afterwards, head to Snowdonia National Park using carefully-selected, off-the-beaten-track routes with a stop at the so-called “capital of North Wales,” Betws-Y-Coed prayer house in the woods. Finally, take the unique opportunity to experience the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, built by Sir Thomas Telford between 1795 and 1805. Prepare to be entertained and informed by your experienced guide and driver along the way.
I did the North Wales tour last 22/09/2021. Our tour guide/driver Shelly was fantastic, witty and quite knowledgeable about the places we've been - She gave us enough time to enjoy all our stops and even suggested where to eat or find lovely souvenirs. Itineraries are all lovely and absolutely enjoyed every minute! Thanks again Shelly for the wonderful tour!
Reach the summit of Snowdon, the highest point in Wales, guided safely by your expert local mountain guide. Take the hassle out of planning your adventure and let a qualified and experienced instructor lead the way. The local partner has been exploring Snowdonia's mountains for over a decade and loves nothing more than sharing them with visitors. They'll chat to you in advance and ensure you've got the right gear for an enjoyable day out. On the day, meet at the starting point and you'll be guided safely to the summit and back, with plenty of entertaining facts and jokes along the way.
our guide was so kind and friendly! was such a good experience! couldn’t recommend more :)
Day 1: Leave London and travel west to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds through England’s prettiest historic villages. Get the best photos and hear the most fascinating local tales. Travel through the Welsh Marches marked out by the ancient Offa’s Dyke. Head into the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and beautiful Elan Valley. Finally, head to the beautiful seaside town and cultural center of Aberystwyth, where you spend the next two nights. Day 2: Travel to the mountainous region of Snowdonia National Park. Visit the mountain village of Beddgelert to see the famous grave of Gelert, the legendary dog, or explore the nearby copper mine. Next, head to the town of Machynlleth to see the ancient clock tower and the quaint houses, and go antique hunting. Move on to Porthmadog and over the Cob causeway before reaching the impenetrable medieval Harlech Castl...
I really enjoyed the 5 day trip to Wales! It was my first tour with Rabbies, and I couldn't be happier. the small group size was great and we all got along super well by the last night... we didn't want it to end. Rob and his trusty sidekick Draco was helpful and full of so much knowledge! I would travel with them again!
Leave the Roman city of Chester and travel to Wales on a 90-minute, fully-narrated journey arriving at Llandudno. Visit the 12th-century hidden chapel of St. Tudno on the Great Orme. Next is the walled town of Conwy, constructed in 1283 with a fabulous 3/4-mile wall circuit. Go inside Conwy Castle, a gritty, dark-stoned fortress built by James of St. George in partnership with Frenchman Richard The Engineer. Afterwards, head to Snowdonia National Park using carefully-selected, off-the-beaten-track routes with a stop at the so-called “capital of North Wales,” Betws-Y-Coed prayer house in the woods. Finally, take the unique opportunity to experience the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, built by Sir Thomas Telford between 1795 and 1805. Prepare to be entertained and informed by your experienced guide and driver along the way.
I had a fun time on the tour. Our tour guide Adrian was amazing. It was a day we'll spent
Day 1: Manchester to the border of Wales Depart from Manchester by coach for your first stop of the day, Conwy. Explore the town and its award-winning, picturesque harbor. View a castle perched by the sea, the "world’s smallest house", and traditional restaurants boasting the best fish and chips. Travel to the Llanberis Slate Museum, after you've soaked up the sea air, and learn about the history of the second largest slate mine in the world. Continue to Beddgelert, known as the "loveliest" village in Snowdonia. Admire the beautiful architecture of the stone houses and arched bridges. Travel through the heart of Snowdonia as the evening comes, arriving at your overnight stop in Aberystwyth. Day 2: Aberystwyth to New Quay Set off from Aberystwyth in the morning for the colorful seaside town of New Quay. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the picturesque be...
This was an awesome trip in Wales. Many areas were visited with wonderful scenery everywhere.
Discover the history and heritage of Wales on this day tour. Together with an expert guide, spend the day exploring the locations that made this country what it is today. Visit Bodnant Garden, Snowdonia National Park, waterfalls, castles, and more.
Start at the jewel of the Welsh seaside resorts and see the beautiful bay of Llandudno and its Victorian heritage of architecture.
Drive the Great Orme Road, the longest of its kind in the UK, in search of the world-famous Kashmiri goats. Marvel at the showcase of spectacular cliffs, wildlife, and elevated views out to the Irish Sea and Anglesey.
Head to the ancient medieval castle town of Conwy to view the castle’s domineering and towering walls, whose magnificent towers stand tall over the beautiful estuary.
Marvel at Great Britain’s smallest house, a little gem set upon the bank of ...
Travel in air-conditioned comfort from Liverpool's Port passing under your ship as you cross the Mersey River. This fully narrated day tour will travel through the area known as the Wirral before cutting across the border into Wales where you will see your first glimpse of a castle or two as you make your way to Conwy. Arriving in Conwy, you will have free time to explore this beautiful and popular town, maybe go into the castle and listen out for the voices of those past in the narrow stairways that lead up to the top of the turrets. Or take a walk on the towns defensive wall to get another view of one of the finest examples of a Medieval Castle anywhere in the world. Moving on, head into the National Park known as Snowdonia where you can stretch your legs and build up an appetite for lunch as you walk into the Valley. Maybe even take a short hike up to where the water cascade over the...
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I had a great time on my day trip to North Wales in September 2021. Our guide was great, and I loved all the stops! It was so beautiful and we got to see a lot in just one day. I felt like I had a good amount of time at each spot we visited, but now I'd love to come back and see more of Wales! The trip felt like really good value for the money. The minibus was comfortable and there were a number of single seats so as a solo traveler I was happy that I didn't have to sit next to anyone :) I booked as part of a visit to Liverpool and would absolutely recommend the day trip for anyone wanting to see a bit of nature and some towns in Wales without too much time or their own car.
An unforgettable journey visiting the North Wales. The itinerary is well organised. The beautiful scenic spots of nature, historical site are impressive. Most of all we have Adrian be our guide / driver. The wonderful song “Ferry cross the Mersey” was played when we were crossing the Mersey River Tunnel that kicked off the day’s journey. What a wonderful arrangement! Adrian is knowledgeable, humorous and finds various ways to interact with group members, and he cares about the needs of group members. Will recommend this trip to my friends.
Fantastic experience in the mist and rain but Simon kept us all upbeat and was superb throughout, Even though it wasn't a particularly nice day we did all achieve something very special together and felt like proper hikers due to the weather conditions. Simon is a great guide and I would certainly recommend Simon if you were thinking of getting a guide.
our guide was so kind and friendly! was such a good experience! couldn’t recommend more :)
Excellent guide! Would recommend to anyone thinking of snowdon! Top marks! :)