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North Wales guided tours

North Wales guided tours2019-03-12T15:28:42+00:00

Discover the scenery, history and culture of north Wales with expertly guided tours

Relax and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of north Wales, travelling in comfort by luxurious executive mini-bus with driver.

Select from the suggested itineraries below for a memorable day experiencing the best of north Wales’s varied and spectacular landscape, charming towns and historic castles, and the region’s extraordinary industrial heritage.

Tour Itinerary 1

The Best of North Wales

Coast, castles, culture and scenery
Starting at Palé Hall and heading to Barmouth before taking in the magnificent Barmouth to Harlech coastline with panoramic views across to Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula. Into Harlech to visit to Harlech castle and perhaps lunch with views of coast, castle and Snowdon. Then on to Portmeirion for a visit to the ornate village before driving up through Beddgelert/Nant Gwynant with its panoramic viewpoints of Snowdon. Return to Palé Hall via Betws Y Coed.

Tour Itinerary 2

North Wales Castles

A tour focused upon history but also travelling through some of the most beautiful scenery North Wales has to offer
Palé Hall to Harlech Castle taking in the beautiful Mawddach Estuary and Cardigan Bay Coast. Quick break for morning coffee before heading through the centre of Snowdonia to Caernarfon castle. Lunch in Caernarfon and then along the beautiful North Wales coastline passing the Menai Straight to Conwy castle. From Conwy back to Palé Hall via Betws Y Coed.

Tour Itinerary 3

Hidden Gems of North Wales

These are the secret spots loved by the locals that don’t show up in the tourist brochures
Crossing the Mawddach Estuary via the 19th century wooden Penmaenpool Toll Bridge and on to the first stop at the secret Chapel in the Sand Dunes. (including one of the quietest beaches in North Wales with outstanding views across to Snowdonia.) Then on to Harlech with some of the best views in North Wales. It’s then a short trip to our secret beach where the more energetic can take a walk across the estuary to the secret hot pools. With views directly onto Portmeirion and Snowdon, this beach/estuary never gets more than 20 visitors even on a bank holiday. Head home via the scenic Dwryd Estuary and the little known rugged moorland road from Ffestiniog to Llyn Celyn.

Tour Itinerary 4

Llangollen & North East Wales

Celebrating Sir Henry Robertson
Heading east up the beautiful Dee Valley to Chirk and the famous twin viaduct and aqueduct. Here Sir Henry’s viaduct carries his railway line over the Ceiriog Valley alongside Thomas Telford’s aqueduct.  We then head back west to the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct World Heritage Site where Thomas Telford’s most famous work of architecture carries the Llangollen Canal 128 feet over the River Dee. Here you can walk over the highest canal-carrying aqueduct in the world (the brave can even paddle over in a Canadian canoe). Then we head off to Llangollen, the bustling little town where ‘’Wales welcomes the world’’. Sir Henry was responsible for creating the Dee Valley railway line which now survives as one of Britain’s best preserved scenic heritage railway lines. The Dee Valley line  has its base at Llangollen Station where you can take the 11 mile ride up the valley to Corwen and back. You’ll have the afternoon free in Llangollen to do what you like. You could take a ride on the heritage railway, take a canal boat trip up the scenic Llangollen canal, go white water rafting on one of the best sections of white water in Britain, take a hike up to the 12th century Castell Dinas Bran that towers over the town or just take in the town’s shops, coffee culture and delightful natural setting.

Please note

  • Tours start from £180 per couple. Minimum of 2 guests required to run a tour. Savings available for larger groups. 8 guests maximum.
  • If you would like to make a reservation for a guided tour you can book either through the hotel or direct with Newex (card payments can be made on board).
  • Start time for all tours is 9:30 prompt in order to fit everything in. Return to Palé Hall by 18:30.
  • Entry prices for attractions or cost of activities/lunch is not included in the price.
  • Advance booking is advisable if you wish to take advantage of any activities like the Llangollen Railway or White Water rafting as they do get fully booked quickly in peak season. We can help with booking arrangements for activities or attractions.
  • Where activities like white water rafting or a stroll to the secret hot pools are available we recommend bringing towels, footwear you don’t mind getting wet, plus a change of clothes. (Some destinations are remote and may not have facilities).

Service provided in association with

North East Wales Executive Transfers
www.newex.wales