Walking Hiking

Wales (North 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 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.

Tour Pricing & Dates


4 Day Short Break €390 per person sharing
Single Supplement +€133
Tour Dates


April 10th to the 13th This Tour Is Now Fully Booked

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Friday 19th of March to Sunday 21st of March 2021

Tour Grade Moderate
Accommodation Guesthouse




Day 1 / Depart Dublin for Old Colwyn Bay

We normally depart Dublin Port for Holyhead at 20.00hrs. 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. 

Day 2 / Mount Snowdon

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 

Day 3 / Valleys, Lakes & Awe-Inspiring Views

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  

Day 4 / A Relaxing Morning

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.


  • 3 nights bed and breakfast accommodation
  • 2 guided walks
  • All transport included
  • Return ferry trip to Wales
  • All transport in Wales

Not Included

  • Evening meals
  • Packed lunches


  • Dear Christopher,
    And thank YOU, our fearless leader!   You did a great job tending your flock!
    I had a most wonderful time, albeit a little more challenging than I had expected.
    But, I am grateful that the wind only knocked me down on some Valencia heather and not over a cliff! ;
    The scenery was stunning and the lodgings (particularly Casey’s and The Grand) and meals were superb!!
    And the icing on the cake was the pleasure of your company and great sense of humor!
    A perfect package all together!!
    I have more compliments to pay, but I will save them for the next time we connect.  Perhaps you, Teresa and I can
    chat via Facetime after the New Year.  I’d also like to talk a little bit more about the Wicklow Mountains Tour.
    Hope you have a wonderful and well earned holiday in New Zealand!!
    Take care and all the best,
    Wild Atlantic Way South West
  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.


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