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From Manchester: North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester Tour

1. From Manchester: North Wales, Snowdonia, and Chester Tour

The tour leaves Manchester in the morning and heads straight for the border of Wales. Conwy is the first stop of the day, one of the most picture-perfect harbor towns in the world. Here you can see a castle perched by the sea, the world's smallest house, and lots of cute restaurants serving up the best fish and chips. Venture along the winding, scenic roads of the Snowdonia National Park before arriving in Betws-Y-Coed. This quaint town is known as the gateway to Snowdonia and is famous for its alpine trees and cozy cafes. Chester is your next stop. This is one of England’s most historic towns and there is plenty to do here. It's advised to go straight to the ancient cathedral and learn about its remarkable past.

From Manchester: North Wales Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

2. From Manchester: North Wales Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

Leave the bustling city of Manchester and travel to Wales on a 90-minute fully-narrated journey arriving at Llandudno. Visit the 12th-century hidden chapel of St. Tudno on the Great Orme. Next is the walled town of Conwy, constructed in 1283 with a fabulous 3/4-mile wall circuit. Go inside Conwy Castle, a gritty, dark-stoned fortress built by James of St. George in partnership with the french Richard The Engineer. Head into Snowdonia National Park using carefully-selected, off-the-beaten-track routes with a stop at the “capital of North Wales”: Betws-Y-Coed prayer house in the woods. Finally, take the unique opportunity to experience the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, built by Sir Thomas Telford between 1795 and 1805. Prepare to be entertained and informed by your experienced guide and driver.

From Manchester: 3-Day Tour of Snowdonia, Wales, and Chester

3. From Manchester: 3-Day Tour of Snowdonia, Wales, and Chester

Day 1: Manchester to the border of Wales Depart from Manchester by coach for your first stop of the day, Conwy. Explore the town and its award-winning, picturesque harbor. View a castle perched by the sea, the "world’s smallest house", and traditional restaurants boasting the best fish and chips. Travel to the Llanberis Slate Museum, after you've soaked up the sea air, and learn about the history of the second largest slate mine in the world. Continue to Beddgelert, known as the "loveliest" village in Snowdonia. Admire the beautiful architecture of the stone houses and arched bridges. Travel through the heart of Snowdonia as the evening comes, arriving at your overnight stop in Aberystwyth. Day 2: Aberystwyth to New Quay Set off from Aberystwyth in the morning for the colorful seaside town of New Quay. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the picturesque beach or grab an ice cream. Visit Laugharne, and stand in awe before this village’s towering castle. Carry on towards Carreg Cennen, an imposing fortress perched on top of a hill, nestled within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Roam across the ramparts and experience stunning views of the surrounding natural landscape. Make your way to Newton House, a palatial building that boasts rich gardens, unique architecture, and famous ghost stories, before returning to Aberystwyth later on that evening. Day 3: Harlech Castle and Chester Watch Snowdonia’s mountains fly by as you make your way to Harlech Castle, one of the most popular castles to see in the whole of the UK. Take the chance to witness the sea views and learn about its war-torn history. Stop for lunch in the little village of Betws-Y-Coed before journeying to one of England’s most historic towns, Chester. Head to the cathedral, rebuilt in the Gothic style from 1250 onward. Arrive back in Manchester in the early evening.

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What people are saying about Betws-y-Coed

North Wales is so beautiful and we got to see a lot in one day with our wonderful guide and driver Shelley! Shelley kept us entertained throughout the ride and tried to give as much time as possible at each stop. Like most of these tours, you stop somewhere amazing and could spend hours and hours there but you just get a taste of everything on a day tour. Good reason to visit again! Conwy Castle was beautiful! Make sure to visit smallest house in Britain also, as it’s quite a little wonder. In order to fit in more sightseeing at the lunch stop, I would suggest grabbing something to go so you can walk around. One thing to note is that the meeting point for the tour is at Manchester Airport which was a bit of a surprise to me. I’ve taken several day tours in my 6 months of traveling in Europe, and prior, and all of them had a city center pick up option. I understand meeting at the airport saves time from city traffic but it’s a bit inconvenient for the customer.

An excellent experience, very well structured trip, contains everything that can be attractive in the countryside: beautiful scenery, nice little town, castle, cathedral, gorgeaus medieval city. The guide, James is superb! We had a lovely day with him, we had something from every important attraction of this region. Thank you for the unforgettable experience.

Clive and James Great tour guides and people, I learned alot from both of them!! There show me the best of the best, I got to take some beautiful pictures, I am very greatful to you both of such a Great tour. Highly recommended

The trip with Adrian was very interesting. A lot of good places were covered with ample time given at each location. The commentary was humorous and kept us entertained. Would recommend this trip

Had an enjoyable tour of North Wales with an excellent guide.