The beautiful west coast of North Wales is a little piece of paradise and every bit as stunning as Snowdonia and the North coast of Wales, but a little quieter, less travelled, and not as well represented in the tourism guides.
West Wales is a firm favourite with visitors and their regular comments; "wow, we never knew Wales was so beautiful" and "what a great day – we never expected Wales to be like this", only confirm this.
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 The Wonderful West Wales Coast - Luxury private guided 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.
The area is typified by great mountains tumbling down into broad sandy estuaries and deserted golden beaches stretching as far as the eye can see. Pretty seaside towns with once busy fishing harbours and ancient castles dot the landscape. The Gulf Stream brings warmer air and water temperatures to the area and it is not unusual for the area to see the highest temperatures in the country.
Set at the end of the beautiful Mawddach estuary, Barmouth is a pretty little coastal town with impressive Victorian architecture and a picture postcard harbour looking out over the Cadair Idris mountain range. The Mawddach Estuary was also the centre of the welsh gold mining industry with gold from the local mines being used in royal wedding jewellery as recently as the marriage of Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex in 2018.
Heading north past Cardigan Bay’s deserted golden beaches we come to the tiny village of Harlech with Edward 1st 13th century UNESCO castle perched atop an inaccessible cliff top. With the Irish sea and Llyn Peninsula stretching out to the west and the high mountains of Snowdonia to the north, Harlech and its castle enjoy a spectacular setting and commanding position.
The Italianate village of Portmeirion is a quirky piece of magic and madness designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in the early 20th century. A fantasy of colourful riviera style houses and ornamental sub-tropical gardens set within a spectacular welsh coastal backdrop, its onsite 4-star Hotel and restaurant looking out over the Dwryd estuary makes a great base for a few days exploring North Wales.
Just a few miles north and you arrive at the bustling coastal town of Porthmadog. Once one of the busiest ports in Britain shipping slate from the great mines of Gwynedd, you can now take a ride on one of the narrow-gauge steam trains that once bought slate from the mountains down to Porthmadog’s harbour.
So – the west coast - see the most amazing sunsets, keep your eyes peeled for a chance to see dolphins dancing in the waves, wander along your own deserted beach or discover the 5th century chapel in the sand dunes - the west coast of North Wales is truly amazing.
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
- Personal travel insurance not included
- 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.