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.
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.
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.
Today we enjoy an excursion to Elan Valley, location of the mighty Six 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 Aberystwyth to explore and you may like to take a journey on the Aberystwyth Cliff Railway.
*Steam-Hauled where possible
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
After breakfast, the tour concludes and you are free to make your way to the airport for your flight home.
Please note that while every departure of this tour features the same excursions, they may not necessarily be in the order listed above.
We recommend that for this tour you arrange flights to and from Cardiff airport, which is approximately 80 miles from your base in Llandrindod Wells.
It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration requirements applicable to your itinerary. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel, or incur any other loss because you have not complied with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities. You agree to reimburse us in relation to any fines or other losses which we incur as a result of your failure to comply with any passport, visa, immigration requirements or health formalities.
All prices are per person and assume full occupancy of the room.
Please always refer to the website for up-to-date prices and availability.
The 4-Star Metropole Hotel & Spa in Llandrindod Wells is a family run establishment with over a century of history. The hotel boasts luxurious rooms and excellent facilities, including a superb bar and brasserie, a thermal spa, gym and a fabulous 18 metre pool.
An escorted experience and all travel arrangements
Comfortable accommodation in your destination
Delicious meals included
Exciting excursions and free time to explore
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
We offer a selection of upgrades and 'add-ons' designed to help you make the most of your holiday - and make it even easier!