FULL-ON WALES: VILLAGES, CASTLES AND A STEAM TRAIN

  • Port

    Liverpool

  • Level of difficulties

    Moderate

  • Type

    Sightseeing, Cultural, Meal included

  • Price

    Adults

    EUR160.0

  • Duration in hours

    8

  • Shore excursion code

    02K5

Description

We immerse ourselves in the majestic scenery and timeless atmospheres of Wales, which counts the highest number of castles per square kilometre in all of Europe: we travel on a lovely steam train, take in villages and rural landscapes and walk along the imposing walls of an ancient fortress.



What we will see
  • Wales scenery
  • Horseshoe Pass
  • Llangollen
  • Steam train ride
  • Lunch break
  • Chirk castle


What we will do
  • We leave the port of Liverpool behind us on a coach and head south crossing the Wirral peninsula as far as Wales, one of the most interesting regions in the United Kingdom famous for its spectacular rugged coastline and national parks.
  • Our itinerary leads us to the Horseshoe Pass, where we can admire some of the most spectacular views in Wales.
  • After climbing back down, we stop at Llangollen, a town with legendary origins, and enjoy a break to do some shopping in the lovely shops on the main road.
  • We then reach the station that is the start of the Llangollen Railway, which closed down in 1964 but was brought back to life to the delight of visitors by a group of volunteers.
  • We board a steam train that puffs for a few kilometres along the Dee river valley crossing a timeless landscape where atmospheres of the past resurface to merge with the present.
  • Our journey back in time ends in Carrog, where a coach takes us to a local hotel to enjoy lunch end relax.
  • The afternoon is dedicated to Chirk castle, an imposing manor built around 1295 at the request of King Edward I and surrounded by a lovely park. It has always been inhabited and was modified multiple times over the centuries, becoming an interesting combination of different architectural styles.
  • We admire Adam’s Tower, which still preserves the spirit of the original structure and hides a prison protected by walls over 4 metres thick.
  • The castle is surrounded by lovely manicured gardens. We stroll along avenues with skilfully sculpted borders as we are cheered up by many flowering shrubs and take the chance to admire the imposing fortress bastions up close.
  • After our visit, we head back to the port once again crossing the amazing Wales landscapes.