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Portmeirion & Snowdonia

Resort - Criccieth

Overview

Criccieth lies on the South side of the Llyn Peninsula with splendid views over Cardigan Bay. It is home to a medieval castle, built by the Welsh in the mid-thirteenth century but later taken by Edward I who incorporated it into his ring of castles designed to maintain Norman control. It was captured by Owain Glyndwr in the uprising of 1404 and the scorch marks from that battle can still be seen! The castle headland divides the town into two with a pebbly beach to the West and a lovely sheltered mainly sandy beach to the East. Nearby is the village of Llanystumdwy, which boasts a museum devoted to David Lloyd George, the “Welsh Wizard”, whose family once lived in Criccieth. The countryside around Criccieth is breathtaking with fabulous coastal views over Cardigan Bay, awesome mountain scenery in Snowdonia and delightful gardens and castles at every turn.

Prices from

£374 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 368

Tour: Portmeirion & Snowdonia

Resort: Criccieth

Days: 7

Date Travelling: 23 August 2020

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: George Iv Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Portmeirion

  • This unique village (entry included in tour cost) is set on its own peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia.
  • Its dreamlike Italianate quality made it the setting for the famous TV series The Prisoner.
  • Designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, the village intended to show how a beautiful landscape could be developed sympathetically.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

  • Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area.
  • Don't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.

Day 5 - Barmouth & Ffestiniog

  • Arguably the most beautiful locations in Wales between mountains and sea, Barmouth sits at the mouth of the river Mawddach.
  • Notable sights include the Tŷ Gwyn Shipwreck Museum, Tŷ Crwn Gaol Museum and the preserved Sailors Institute (seasonal opening, free entry).
  • Bleanau Ffestiniog was once a major mining town bus is now a hub for artists and tourists.

Day 6 - Snowdon

  • From Llanberis we take the only public rack and pinion railway in the UK (fare incl in tour cost) which reaches almost to the summit of Snowdon, weather allowing!
  • En-route are spectacular views, especially from Clogwyn Station 3/4 of the way up. At this point the landscape is dark and volcanic.
  • At the summit is a visitor centre complete with the highest café in Britain! On a clear day one can (theoretically) see 6 countries.

Day 7 - Return Travel

Important Information

Customers will be required to wear face coverings whilst travelling on our coaches and at the interchanges, unless they are unable to do so due to breathing difficulties or a disability. Customers unable to wear a face covering are advised to complete a special requirement form before travelling so the driver is aware. Our drivers and interchange teams will wear face coverings until all customers have boarded the coach and whilst handling luggage. All feeder vehicles will be required to operate in accordance with our Alfa Coaches Covid-secure procedures. Customers will be required to adhere to safety measures at interchange, which are likely to include restrictions on the capacity numbers in the services at any one time and socially distanced queues both inside and outside the Services. We will be utilising employees at the interchange as marshals, to make sure passengers are following the correct social distancing measures whilst providing extra reassurance and support. Random customer temperature checks by members of the team wearing appropriate PPE will be undertaken at the interchange. All excursions and venues featured within our holiday programmes will be risk assessed to ensure that we are still able to still deliver a memorable holiday experience operating in accordance with our own Covid-secure procedures. The availability of any attraction mentioned in the resort or excursion descriptions cannot be guaranteed.

George Iv Hotel

Situated on the High Street in the centre of Criccieth with magnificent views towards the sea and castle from many bedrooms. The George IV hotel now has 80 bedrooms with central heating and bath or shower and WC (most have bath and shower).

Contact Details

George IV Hotel
21-25 High Street

Tel No: 01766 522168

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