Walking Hiking

Wales – Walking Short Break

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

Walking Short Break in Wales

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. Snowdonia National Park 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. Snowdonia National Park is a wonderful outdoor location where you can lose yourself in the timeless scenery made up of waterfalls, valleys, lakes and rugged peaks.

Tour Pricing & Dates

4 Day Short Break €345 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€105
Tour Dates 2018 March 16th to March 19th 
Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse
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Itinerary

Day 1 / Depart Dublin for Old Colwyn Bay
On day one we will leave Dublin Port for Holyhead, times vary depending on ferry schedule, but we normally depart Dublin at 08.15hrs, 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 to our accommodation which is in the lively town of Old Colwyn Bay. The Marine Hotel Old Colwyn. In the afternoon we will do a walk in the coastal town of Llandudno, one of Britain’s finest Victorian seaside resorts, and works around the Great Orme peninsula for fascinating views of mountains over the ocean. We will explore the world’s only publicly open Bronze Age copper mine, first mined over 3,500 years ago and visit one of the finest examples of fortress architecture in the world at the walled town of Conwy. Conwy castle, with 22 towers and nearly a mile of battlements wall, was built by Edward the 1st in 1283 during the conquest of Wales. Distance: 10 km/6 miles, Ascent: 207 m/620 ft
Day 2 / Mount Snowdon
Today our adventure takes us to the highest mountain 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/7 miles, Ascent: 735 m/2205 ft
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/9 miles, Ascent: 580 m/1740 ft
Day 4 / A Relaxing Morning
On our final day we will have a relaxing morning over our Welsh breakfast, followed by a visit to 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.

Included

  • 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 Packed lunches
  • 2 Guided walks
  • All transport
  • Return ferry trip to Wales

Not Included

  • Evening Meals

Testimonials

  • Dear Christopher, thank you for another wonderful vacation! I really enjoyed seeing another area of your beautiful country. Thank you for leading us on some amazing hikes, and for taking care of everything while we were here. It was a very relaxing week, and we’re going home renewed and rejuvenated. Until we meet again!

    Nicole
  • Christopher, as the official Irish Tourism Board’s representative, it gladdens me to award you the Golden Shamrock, our top tourism award. That last part was bullshit. I had an amazing experience and I am so glad that I got to see Ireland’s most intimate spots. Thank you for a wonderful trip and all of your knowledge and humour. Looking forward to doing another trip together!

    Adam
  • Christopher, thank you for a second tour through your beautiful Ireland. It was another amazing experience of hiking and food and laughter. What a wonderful week and I can’t wait to return soon for another Footfalls tour. Thank you for everything!

    Erin
  • Dear Christopher, thank you so much for another beautiful journey in your Ireland. We loved our first walking holidays with you, so much that we couldn’t wait to do it again! And this second time in Connemara and the Burren Way didn’t disappoint. You make each trip so special with your warmth, quick wit and what I like to think of your Irish spirit. Thank you for another week of memories that I will always treasure, for your friendship and coring.

    Radha
  • Christopher, that was the best! We enjoyed every minute of our adventure in Ireland. You are an awesome tour guide. Thanks so much for a great trip. We really enjoyed ourselves and hope to return soon. We will return!

    Barbara and Michael