Walking Hiking

Short Break – Wales

  • Wales Short Break
  • Wales Short Break
  • Wales Short Break
  • Wales Short Break
  • Wales Short Break
  • Wales Short Break

On our Wales weekend break we take you to the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, the second largest national park in England and Wales. Covering almost a quarter of the country and has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its magnificent scenery and of course Mount Snowdon itself, it is a perfect place for a great diversity of walks. A wonderful outdoors location, where one can lose yourself in a timeless scenery made up of waterfalls, valleys, lakes and rugged peaks.

Tour Pricing & Dates

4 Day Short Break £299 per person sharing
Single Supplement +£90
Tour Dates 2019 15th – 18th March
Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse (en suite)
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Depart Belfast for Old Colwyn Bay
Departing from Dublin's Custom House Quay for Dublin Port to sail to Holyhead, times vary depending on ferry schedule, but we normally depart Dublin at 21.15hrs, travel time on the sea is approximately 3hrs 15min. Once we reach Holyhead our drive down through north Wales to Old Colwyn Bay takes us approximately 50 minutes too our accommodation which is in the lively town of Old Colwyn Bay.
Day 2 / Mount Snowdon
On the first walking day we will tackle the highest mount in Wales: Snowdon. Via the Pyg Track, an old mining trail, that leads to the summit at 1085 metres. On our descent you will enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Welsh mountains, finishing in the beautiful town of Llanberis. Distance: 11.5 km, Ascent: 735 m
Day 3 / Valleys, Lakes & Awe-Inspiring Views
On our next day we will do a circular walk starting in the small village of Capel Curig, set in the heart of the National Park. This walk takes us through a mixture of forests, valleys, lakes and wide-open mountainsides with awe-inspiring views. We will finish off the day with a pint of our favourite brew in the village! Distance: 16.5 km, Ascent: 580 m
Day 4 / The Great Orme & Prehistoric Mine
On our final day you have the choice to either go shopping in the town, or take a short relaxing trip with us to the Great Orme. While we are there we will visit the old Copper Mine, which dates back over 4000 years and is the world’s largest Prehistoric Mine. We will be departing Colwyn Bay early in the afternoon to catch our ferry back to Dublin. Arriving back in Dublin Port at approximately 17.00.

Included

  • 3 nights B&B
  • 2 packed lunches 2 evening meals
  • 2 or 3 guided walks
  • All transport
  • Return ferry trip to Wales

Not Included

    Testimonials

    • Once more a big thank you for a gorgeous week with splendid weather (which probably was none of your doing) and your splendid company (which certainly was a lot of your doing).  As if I hadn’t known: Connemara is a very beautiful spot on Gods earth.

      Eberhard Schmid, Germany
    • Many thanks for a well-planned trip. We had a blast. The hiking was fantastic…no rain…accommodating and lovely B&B’s…nice folks along the way…. just beautiful. We enjoyed a new play at the Abbey Theater and saw everything on our list in Dublin! Thanks for all your great instructions and helpful suggestions. I have recommended you to some friends from Arizona going this summer.

      Tricia, Arizona
    • The walk you led was one of the best trips David and I have enjoyed. I have been thinking about why that is so. Ireland itself is beautiful scenery, lovely friendly people. But Ireland is not alone in having those attributes.
      I decided the factor which contributed the most to our enjoyment was the fact that you were able to create a group of friends out of people who just met at the airport. That is very special, and one of the reasons I think Teresa is a very lucky woman (and from your comments,she too is very special).
      So again heartfelt thanks for leading us on a wonderful walk through gorgeous vistas.

      Shirley & David