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Valleys & Railways of Mid Wales

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(Tour code: MWS18)

Explore the very heart of the renowned Welsh countryside

From picturesque coastline to rolling hills, explore the very heart of the renowned Welsh countryside on this exciting tour. Enjoy classic heritage railway journeys along some of the country's oldest lines and roll through the stunning scenery that Wales has become synonymous with.

Highlights
  • Rheilfford Talyllyn Railway
  • Aberystwyth
  • Guided ranger tour of Elan Valley
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway
  • Powis Castle & Gardens
  • Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
What’s Included
  • Standard Class Rail
    Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • Optional Bag Concierge

Valleys & Railways of Mid Wales 2018Tour Details

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Day 1 Llandrindod Wells Panoramic Views Wales
Llandrindod Wells Panoramic Views Wales

To Wales

Today meet with your Tour Manager and fellow travellers and check into the 4-Star Metropole Hotel & Spa in Llandrindod Wells, where we enjoy a welcome dinner together this evening.

Includes:
  • Dinner
Day 2 The Rheilfford Talyllyn Railway
The Rheilfford Talyllyn Railway

The Rheilfford Talyllyn Railway

This morning we board the steam-hauled* Rheilfford Talyllyn Railway. Historically the world's first ever preserved heritage railway, the Talyllyn line travels across rolling green hills on route to Tywyn Wharf. Here you have some free time to explore. You may wish to take a look around the Narrow Gauge Railway Museum.

Alternatively, take a ramble through picturesque countryside on the Dolgoch Falls Walk, or stroll along the sandy beaches of Tywyn. You may wish to visit the Halo Factory Shop, home of the famous Honey Ice Cream. The shop's gardens are perfect for enjoying this sweet treat along with the excellent views of Cader Idris, one of Wales' highest peaks.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3 Elan Valley Dam
Elan Valley Dam

Elan Valley & Vale of Rheidol

Today we enjoy an excursion to Elan Valley, location of the mighty, and incredibly photogenic Six Dams. A particularly beautiful dam is Craig Goch, which is built in the 'Birmingham Baroque' style, a style which can be seen echoed slightly in the other five dams.

Here we enjoy a guided tour by a local ranger and view the stunning architecture on display at the dam sites. From here, we continue to Devil's Bridge, where we join the steam-hauled* Vale of Rheidol Railway for a scenic journey through Welsh valleys to Aberystwyth. You have free time in here to explore and you may like to take a journey on the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway.

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4 Powis Castle
Powis Castle

Powis Castle and Welshpool & Llanfair

Today we explore the medieval Powis Castle and its attractive formal gardens. After free time in the grand estate, we travel by coach to Welshpool station, where we board the steam hauled* Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway for a heritage journey through the heart of Wales. Later, we are joined at the hotel by the Builth Wells Ladies' Choir for an evening performance.

*Steam-Hauled where possible

Includes:
  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 homeward bound
homeward bound

Homeward bound

After breakfast, your tour concludes and you are free to depart.

Includes:
  • Breakfast
Please note

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.

Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

What’s included

An escorted experience and all travel arrangements

  • The services of a professional UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Standard Class rail and coach travel throughout

Comfortable accommodation in your destination

  • 4 nights' hotel accommodation at the 4-Star Metropole Hotel & Spa in Llandrindod Wells

Delicious meals included

  • 8 meals including 4 breakfasts and 4 dinners, including 1 farewell dinner

 

Exciting excursions and free time to explore

  • Rheilfford Talyllyn Railway
  • Aberystwyth
  • Guided ranger tour of Elan Valley
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway
  • Excursion to Powis Castle & Gardens
  • Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway

Enhancing your tour

  • Upgrade to a Superior room from £65  per person
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