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The Steam Trains of Wales

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Steam trains and stunning views are a match made in heaven, and Wales offers both.Experience a unique and cultural aspect of Wales in this self-driven tour, taking in the breadth of the country, its three National Parks, diverse steam trains and hidden areas that only the locals usually get to enjoy!

What You'll Get


Day 1: Arrival into Wales

Pass By: Brecon Beacons, Beacons Park, Brecon LD3 9BP, UK
Arrive today into Wales and travel into the Brecon Beacons National Park. You will check into your accommodation for the next two nights.

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Brecon Beacons

Day 2: Brecon Mountain Railway

Stop At: Brecon Mountain Railway, Pontsticill Rd, Merthyr Tydfil, Pant CF48 2DD, UK
Embark today on the Brecon Mountain Railway - a narrow gauge train that runs through the Brecon Beacons and along the length of the Pontsticill Reservoir. Enjoy beautiful walks around the waterfalls here before spending the rest of the day exploring the National Park.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Brecon Beacons

Day 3: Bala Lake Railway

Stop At: Bala Lake Railway, Station Rd, Llanuwchllyn, Bala LL23 7DD, UK
Leave behind the Brecon Beacons as you travel up to North Wales.

Visit the town of Bala along your way, here you will journey on the Bala Lake Railway. Offering astounding views of Llyn Tegid, the surrounding countryside, don't forget to keep an eye out for the wildlife nestling alongside this line!
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Snowdonia

Day 4: Ffestiniog Railway

Stop At: Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, Harbour Station, Porthmadog LL49 9NF, UK
Visit the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in the very heart of Snowdonia this morning. This town is bursting with history and you can explore this and more at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns with an underground tour (not included).

Your train for today is the Ffestiniog Railway which takes a much gentler pace through this beautiful area of Wales.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Snowdonia

Day 5: Snowdon Mountain Railway

Stop At: Llanberis Station, Victoria Terrace, Llanberis, Caernarfon LL55 4TT, UK
Travel south on your journey today, discovering the magical mid-Wales. But, before you leave you will climb onto the Snowdon Mountain Railway which will take you to the peak of the highest mountain in England and Wales - Snowdon. Of course, the views are phenomenal from here - you won't want to come down!
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Mid-Wales

Day 6: Vale of Rheidol Railway

Stop At: Vale Of Rheidol, Terrace Road, Aberystwyth SY23 1NY Wales
Spend some time this morning on the west coast of Wales before embarking on your steam train for the day. The Vale of Rheidol Railway offers 12-miles of breath-taking scenery as you wind your way up the edge of the valley to the mythical Devil's Bridge - said to be the last place in Wales the Devil ever visited. Take a stroll around these beautiful waterfalls before you continue your journey south to the capital city of Cardiff.
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Cardiff

Day 7: Cardiff

Pass By: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Wales
Explore the busy capital city of Cardiff this morning.

Stop At: St Fagans National Museum of History, St Fagans, Cardiff CF5 6XB Wales
Why not take the opportunity to visit one of Europe's leading open-air museums, St. Fagan's Natural History Museum. Here you can explore how people in Wales used to live, work and previously spend their leisure time.
Duration: 5 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Cardiff

Day 8: Departure Day

Pass By: Cardiff Bay, Cardiff Wales
Today you will depart for your onward journey home.

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • 7x Breakfast
  • Accommodation included: 7 nights
  • 5 x Steam Railway Return Journeys
  • Entry/Admission - Brecon Mountain Railway
  • Entry/Admission - Bala Lake Railway
  • Entry/Admission - Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways
  • Entry/Admission - Llanberis Station
  • Entry/Admission - Vale Of Rheidol

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in itinerary
  • Personal expenses

8 days

Return Details
Cardiff, UK

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