On our Wales weekend short break, we will take you to the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, the second largest national park in England and Wales. Covering almost a quarter of Wales, Snowdonia National Park has been designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With its magnificent scenery of waterfalls, valleys, lakes and the rugged peaks of Mount Snowdon itself, it is a perfect destination for a walking holiday.
Prices / Dates
Price: €390 per person sharing
Single Supplement: +€133
Tour Dates: Friday, 2nd April to Monday, 5th April 2021
Tour Grade: Moderate
Included / Excluded
We normally depart Dublin Port for Holyhead at 08.00hrs. Times may vary depending on the ferry schedule. Travel time on the sea is approximately 3hrs 15min. Once we reach Holyhead, we drive for approximately 50 minutes down through North Wales to our accommodation in The Marine Hotel which is in the lively town of Old Colwyn Bay.
In the afternoon we will take a short drive to the Great Orme Peninsula and do a short walk. You also have an option to visit the Great Orme copper mines, dating back over 4,000 years. Please note there is an entry fee of £8 per person.
Our adventure today takes us to the highest mountain in Wales, Snowdon. We will walk the Pyg Track, an old mining trail that leads to the summit at 1085 metres. On our descent we will enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of the Welsh mountains, finishing in the beautiful town of Llanberis.
Distance: 13.5 km/8.5 miles, Ascent: 735 m/2205 ft
Today's walk begins and ends in the colourful town of Betws-y-Coed which is surrounded by dense woodlands and magnificent countryside. A small forest trail will lead us up to the ‘Llyn Elsi Reservoir’, built in 1914 and providing water for the town. The trail continues via an old Roman Road that takes us across the ‘Miner’s Bridge’ and on to the Swallow Falls. These falls are considered to be one of the loveliest spots in North Wales. Here the river Llugwy rushes down from the mountains. Crags and jagged rocks divide the stream into a number of foaming cascades.
Distance: 13 km/8 miles, Ascent: 360 m/1080 ft
On our final day, we will enjoy a relaxing morning. After a hearty Welsh breakfast, we will visit Conwy Castle which was constructed by King Edward the 1st between 1283 and 1289 and was designed to watch over the walled town of Conwy. In the early afternoon, we will take the ferry back to Dublin, arriving at Dublin Port at approximately 17.15 hours.