An amazing North Wales Castles, Coast and Country luxury private guided tour taking in the majestic mountains, sweeping coastlines, ancient castles, industrial heritage and a little island life of North Wales. This luxury private guided tour gives a real snapshot of North Wales in a single day - and is the tour to take if you have limited time available.
Your day starts with 9.30am pick up from your location and along the way, your driver will share their intimate knowledge of Wales’ history, culture, myths and legends whilst pointing out places of interest and recommending best stops for food, refreshments and photos. You will return to your agreed drop off location about 6:00 pm. Itinerary may change depending on your pickup and drop off location, local weather on the day or your personal requirements.
- 9.30am -6pm sightseeing North Wales, Castles, Coast & Country Tour
- The services of your professional driver/guide throughout your tour.
- Luxury Mercedes touring vehicles for up to 6 passengers
- Pick up and drop off within North Wales
- Coffee and lunch stops (not included in cost)
- Sites, attractions and activities (entrance not included in cost)
- All fuel, parking and road tolls.
You will start your tour in the beautiful estuary town of Conwy. The views of Edward 1’s 12th century castle towering over the town as you approach over the sandy estuary are breath-taking – with the backdrop of Snowdonia’s high mountains only adding to the drama of the setting. In Conwy, you can see the smallest house in Britain, the quaint little fishing harbour where the famous ‘Conwy Mussels’ are brought ashore, the medieval town walls and one of the finest surviving Elizabethan town houses in Britain. In fact, there’s so much to see in Conwy that you could easily lose a day here.
Heading up narrow roads and over a mountain pass, the golden sands of the North Wales coast and the Island of Anglesey stretch out in front of us. Dropping back down to the coast you cross the impressive suspension bridge over the swirling tidal waters of the Menai Strait onto the island of Anglesey. Here you will have time to visit the village with the longest place name in Europe or the 5000-year-old prehistoric burial chamber at Bryn Celli Ddu before taking in the stunning views back over the Menai Strait to Snowdonia.
From Anglesey, you will turn back inland taking the road less travelled through Nant Ffrancon and onwards to the Ogwen valley. The 3000-foot-high mountains of the Carnedd and Glyder ranges tower above as you head south before a westerly turn opens up to spectacular views of Mount Snowdon itself (with compulsory photo stops of course!) Your route takes you over the flanks of Mount Snowdon before dropping down into the Llanberis Pass with its foreboding rock walls and boulders strewn valley floor.
Before long, the full impact of Wales’ industrial heritage opens up in front of you as the vast Dinorwig slate quarry appears to eat away at the mountains themselves. In Victorian times, the slate mines of Gwynedd were said to ‘roof the World’ with more slate being exported from this small part of North Wales than the rest of the world combined. You will visit the National Slate Museum set in the old workshops of the quarry where it feels as if the quarrymen have only just put their tools down and gone home for the day.
If time allows, you can visit Dolbadarn castle sitting at the head of Llanberis lake or discover how the slate mine has been turned into one of the biggest hydro-electricity power plants in Europe.
What to bring with you.
Please take a wind or waterproof coat and sensible footwear for some light walking. Whilst rare, Wales can have 4 seasons in one day!
North Wales Guided Tours creates memorable private guided tours of North Wales and beyond for discerning customers from across the globe. The qualified driver/guides are all locally born and bred and passionate about all things Welsh. With an intimate knowledge of the landscape, history, and culture of Wales, they're ideally placed to help you get the most out of your tour. North Wales is an ancient and unspoiled land where history meets legend, mountains flow into the sea, medieval architecture meets the industrial revolution, and an ancient language and unique culture meets 5-star hotels and flourishing foodie scene. Come and find out for yourself why the Rough Guide voted Wales as one of the top 10 countries in the world to visit.
- Dates subject to availability
- Price is per Luxury Mercedes touring vehicle not per person
- Can take up to 6 passengers
- Qualified and licenced driver/guide, local pick up and drop off in North Wales.
- Excludes entry fees to visitor attractions and food and drink on the day
- Vouchers are non-refundable with no cash alternative
- All North Wales Guided Tours Ltd/NEW Executive Transfers Ltd booking conditions and T&C's apply
- North Wales Guided Tours/NEW Executive Transfers Ltd reserves the right to modify or cancel your tour
- Bring a wind or waterproof coat and sensible footwear for some light walking.
- Follow any COVID 19 restrictions in place at time of tour.