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Cruise Ship Excursions

At Snowdonia Tours our experienced team will offer you an unparalleled on-shore experience.


When spending just one day taking in the sights of North Wales it’s important to choose a local tour company with the experience to make the most of your time: With excursions suitable for individual travellers or larger parties Snowdonia Tours have that experience.

Being based in North Wales our drivers and guides have a unique local knowledge combining many years of experience.

Take a look at the excursion suggestions on the right, they have been compiled to offer a mix of history, culture and modern welsh life. If you would like more information please feel free to use the form on our contact page.

We travel throughout north Wales covering Gwynedd, Conwy county and Clwyd also out along the Llyn peninsula. Towards Mid Wales we travel to the Black mountains, brecon beacons, Cardiff, Swansea, St Davids and Tenby in South Wales. Further West to the Gower, all these places ideal for a welsh holiday. Our tour operation is wheel chair friendly. Our aim is to visit all major attractions including the Castles of Wales, ideal for independent travellers and escorted groups.

 


 

CONWY AND GREAT ORME

Following collection from your ship we take a relaxing drive across the magical island of Anglesey. This is a special place and during our journey you will learn all about the folk law, Druids and legends.


As we travel you will see the ‘Great Orme’ looming on the horizon, growing as we get closer. The Orme is actually a larger limestone headland (Welsh name: Pen-y-Gogarth) the word Orme is in fact a Viking name, one of the meanings is 'Serpent' and it is thought to have reminded early sailors of a giant sea serpent.

Following our exploration of the Orme and a drive around the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno we head for Conwy.


Conwy town grew around the medieval castle, which is still in good repair today. Conwy town walls are one of the most complete set of town defences in the world, its walls are 15 feet thick and a walk round their perimeter takes over half a mile. It was started, as were many Welsh castles, by Edward I in the late 13th century. It was here that Richard II finally surrendered to Henry Bolingbroke in 1399.


Our visit will take in the Castle, town walls and the town itself with history and culture on every corner.


Tour of town and castle walls include:
St. Marys church (12th century), quay side, the ‘Bridges’ and Aberconwy House, which is Conwy's only surviving 14th-century merchant's house. Another fine house open to the public is Plas Mawr, an Elizabethan house built in 1576 by the Wynn family which has been extensively refurbished to its original 16th-century appearance.


We will take lunch during our time in Conwy giving you an opportunity to sample some fine welsh cuisine followed by free time to find some special Welsh keepsakes.


We end our day with a leisurely drive back across Anglesey to rejoin your ship prior to departure, taking with you memories which will stay with you a very long time.

This is a quick overview of our day covering the main highlights. It’s difficult to properly describe the sense of belonging when visiting Wales and how your guide will bring the whole experience to life.


SNOWDONIA AND FFESTINIOG

Following collection from your ship we take a relaxing drive across the magical island of Anglesey. This is a special place and during our journey you will learn all about the folk law, Druids and legends.


As we cross over to mainland Wales you will see the spectacular scenery of Snowdonia. Our mission is to explore the Snowdonia mountain range on the way we visit the slate mines in Blaenau Ffestiniog to take a trip underground and learn how the slate was extracted.


Then the Ffestiniog steam train down to Porthmadog following the journey the finished slate products would have taken.


Onward from Porthmadog to Betws-y-Coed, a most beautiful hamlet in the forestry of Snowdonia where we will take lunch, giving you an opportunity to sample our fine welsh cuisine before plenty of free time to pick up the best souvenirs on offer.


We end our day with a leisurely drive back across Anglesey to rejoin your ship prior to departure, taking with you memories which will stay with you a very long time.

This is a quick overview of our day covering the main highlights. It’s difficult to properly describe the sense of belonging when visiting Wales and how your guide will bring the whole experience to life.


CAERNARFON: CASTLE, TOWN, MYTHS AND LEGENDS

Caernarfon Castle is undoubtedly the most outstanding of Edward I Welsh castles. Our day begins when we collect you from your ship for our relaxing drive across the magical island of Anglesey. This is a special place and during our journey you will learn all about the folk law, Druids and legends.


We cross the Menai straights, a most treacherous channel of water separating Anglesey from the mainland, via the Britannia Bridge and very soon arrive in Caernarfon.

Following our walking tour of the town we enter the Castle to fully experience its magnificence.
We take some free time to shop for welsh keepsakes before getting together for lunch, an opportunity to sample typical welsh cuisine.


All around Snowdonia you will see evidence of the slate industry which has shaped, not only the countryside, but also the lives of all who live here.

The National Slate museum, which is located in the unique 19th Century workshops of the massive Dinorwig Slate Quarry, will take you back in time to explore its fascinating story and be part of the lives of those who quarried it. Set in the dramatically beautiful landscape on the shores of Llyn Padarn in Llanberis photo opportunities are plentiful.

We end our day with a leisurely drive back across Anglesey to rejoin your ship prior to departure, taking with you memories which will stay with you a very long time.

This is a quick overview of our day covering the main highlights. It’s difficult to properly describe the sense of belonging when visiting Wales and how your guide will bring the whole experience to life.