- A chance to ride the Snowdonian Train in Snowdonia!
- 80 mile round trip on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
- Guided tour of Boston Lodge
- Variety of motive power including Garratt and Lyd & Lyn Locos
- Optional extension of stay in beautiful Snowdonia
- 3 Days from £340
Friday 12 April to Sunday 14 April 2019 and Friday 14 June to Sunday 16 June 2019
A wonderful opportunity to be a passenger on the aptly named Snowdonian train as it takes its annual 80 mile round trip through the glorious Snowdonia National Park. The journey will cover the full length of both the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Railways in one day. To add more interest to this scenic journey, the Snowdonian will be hauled by a variety of motive power. The April weekend will see two locos from the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, Lyd and Lyn, hauling the train on the WHR section and in June the Snowdonian will be Garratt hauled non-stop from Porthmadog to Caernafon. Motive power on the Ffestiniog Railway leg will be confirmed at a later date. Don’t leave it too late to reserve your seat as this is a popular event and places will be limited. For a taste of what you can expect take a look at this great video that captured the journey made by the Snowdonian through North Wales' scenic National Park.
Why not make this a luxury break by staying at the famous Italianate Portmeirion Village, nestled alongside the beautiful North Wales coastline. A stunning location from which to enjoy the Snowdonian and the scenic Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways.
For a flavour of what you can expect read this blog by Gordon Rushton, who campaigned to get The Snowdonian train back on Welsh tracks.
Day 1 – Boston Lodge
Travel to Porthmadog (we can arrange and add rail tickets to your package). After checking into your hotel we will meet at Porthmadog Harbour Station to travel up the line to Boston Lodge for a comprehensive guided tour. This will be followed by an optional evening meal in Spooners at Harbour Station, or choose to arrange to have a meal at your hotel (where available).
Day 2 – The Snowdonian
You are guaranteed a full day’s journey as you travel through the glorious Snowdonia National Park on an 80 mile rail route from Porthmadog - Caernarfon - Blaenau Ffestiniog - Porthmadog travelling on both the Welsh Highland Railway and the Ffestiniog Railway. A continental breakfast, lunch and tea will be served during the journey. Further details will be given nearer the time.
Day 3 – Return home
Depart Porthmadog after breakfast, or why not extend your stay to make the most of the attractions in the area.
Tudor Lodge, Porthmadog
The Royal Sportsman, Porthmadog
Portmeirion Hotel, Porthmadog
Please note - hotels can be subject to change
- Two nights accommodation in good quality hotel
- Boston Lodge tour
- The Snowdonian
Price per person
|Based on a twin share at Tudor Lodge on a Bed & Breakfast basis from||
|Single room supplement||£23|
|Additional nights from||£55|
|Based on a twin share at the Royal Sportsman on a Bed & Breakfast basis with dinner included on one evening from||
|Single room supplement||£36|
|Additional nights from||£65|
|Based on a twin share at Portmeirion Village on a bed & breakfast basis|
|April weekend from||£475|
|Single room supplement||£169|
|Additional nights from||£121|
|Single room supplement||£170|
|Additional nights from||£127|
|Evening meal in Spooners (both tours)||£12.50|
|Deposit for this holiday||£100|
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