Day trip

From Llandudno: Snowdonia & the Three Castles Tour

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Adventure Tour Snowdonia

From Llandudno: Snowdonia & the Three Castles Tour

Activity provider: Adventure Tour Snowdonia
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From US$ 71.58 per person

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Get to know Wales' countryside, mountain views, history, and heritage on this full day bus tour. Explore UNESCO Sites, admire well-preserved heritage architecture, and learn about Welsh myths and legends from your guide.

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Duration 9 hours
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English

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and the beautiful villages surrounding them
  • Take in the natural wonders and beautiful views of Snowdonia National Park
  • Learn about local history, heritage, and culture, as well as long-lasting myths and legends
Full description

Immerse yourself in Welsh culture, heritage, and history on an unforgettable sightseeing day trip. Visit numerous attractions in the area including Snowdonia National Park, Caernarfon Castle, and Conwy Town and Castle all from the comfort of a minibus.   Start your day with a drive on the Great Orme Road, with spectacular views of cliffs, wildlife, and the Irish Sea and Anglesey. Your first stop may just be the highlight of your day: take a tour of the ancient Conwy Town and Castle.

Walk the castle walls, stroll along the Conwy estuary, see some old Tudor houses, and take in traditional Welsh art and craft shops. In town, you’ll also see the finest surviving townhouse of the Elizabethan era to be found anywhere in Britain, as well as Great Britain’s smallest house and the world's first suspension bridge built in 1819.

Drive along the beautiful north wales coastline before heading into the mountains. Visit the fierce fire breathing Welsh dragon guarding the Snowdonia National Park and Welsh from invaders, hidden within the trees Then, drive into the glacial Nant Ffrancon Pass and Roman Road, and Ogwen Valley in the heart of Snowdonia National Park, where you’ll take in views of the lakes, mountain villages, and the towering Snowdonia mountain range. Stop at Llyn Ogwen and learn the history of a fascinating find on the shores of the lakes from the 5th century.

Soak up the 360° panoramic and spectacular view of Snowdonia Viewpoint. Possibly the finest view in Wales. Here, your guide will share with you some local history, Welsh myths, and legends along the way, including a drive down the famous Pen Y Pass.

Breath-taking Llanberis and Padarn Park National Slate Museum is tlhe unch stop and is set within some of the most spectacular scenery in North Wales . Slate industry was one of the main economic motors of Wales. Step back in time and immerse yourself in a variety of talks and demonstrations to give you a real insight into the hardships of past quarry life.

Admire the spectacular setting of Dolbadarn Castle ruins through the forest to the gateway of Snowdonia to learn about its fascinating past. Finally, visit Caernarfon Village and Castle. Take a walk around this UNESCO World Heritage Site, before heading back to the starting point.

Includes
  • Local guide
  • Driver
  • Transportation by minibus
  • Snacks and refreshments
  • Caernarfon castle entry fees
  • Conwy Castle and Plas Mawr entry fees
  • Smallest House in Great Britain entry fees
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Meet at the bus stop directly outside the entrance to Llandudno Train Station.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  •  Any walking is light, apart from a brief 5-minute walk up to Dolbadarn Castle, which can be avoided if necessary
  • Currents fees into sightseeing locations are ever-changing due to Covid restrictions. Please visit websites to see up-to-date prices
  • A minimum number of guests is required for our tours to go ahead
  • We reserve the right to cancel if numbers are low
  • Parents must bring their own child seat for children aged 0-3 years old
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5

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One of the best tours that we frequent travelers were able to experience thanks to the wonderful guide Chris Brinkmann, who enthusiastically passed on historical, geological, geographic and philosophical knowledge to us with a lot of heart. The time management was perfect, the mood fantastic. Thank you thank you Dear Chris, we enjoyed your compagny and hearty regards to your Father, who can be very proud of his son.

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June 18, 2022

A brilliant day out from start to finish with plenty of information and beautiful sights to see! We saw so much in one day and luckily had the weather on our side too! Chris the driver/guide was a lovely fun person with bags of enthusiasm and a passion for local history and he did all he could go make the day an enjoyable one! I would not hesitate to take another tour when back in Llandudno and highly recommend the three castles and Snowdonia tour to anyone thinking of going on a day excursion.

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July 2, 2021

Chris was an excellent guide, both informative and entertaining, and drove us safely to several worthwhile destinations, about which he always had interesting things to say. This was our first trip to Wales and he made our first day in country feel very rich and welcoming indeed.

May 30, 2022

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