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Valleys & Railways of Mid Wales

(Tour code: MWS17)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.


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Tour Highlights
  • Rheilfford Talyllyn Railway
  • Aberystwyth
  • Guided ranger tour of Elan Valley
  • Vale of Rheidol Railway
  • Powis Castle & Gardens
  • Welshpool & Llanfair Railway
What’s Included (Full details)
  • Heritage Rail Excursion
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Evening Meals
  • All Transfers Included
    Optional Bag Concierge

Itinerary & Map

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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.

Llandrindod Wells Panoramic Views Wales
Day 1

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.

  • Dinner
The Rheilfford Talyllyn Railway
Day 2

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.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • The Rheilfford Talyllyn Railway
Elan Valley Dam
Day 3

Elan Valley & Vale of Rheidol

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

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Powis Castle
Day 4

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

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Powis Castle
  • Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway
homeward bound
Day 5

Homeward bound

After breakfast, the tour concludes

  • Breakfast

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.


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