DEPARTING FROM: Crewe (09.30/19.30)
All timings shown are approximate and may be subject to change – Tickets and confirmed timings will be forwarded by post 7 days prior to departure
The train will be hauled by vintage Class 40 diesel locomotive D213 ‘Andania’
This is a day out to remember as we head into North Wales for a journey along the spectacular coastal route with its sweeping sea views, then climbing high into the Snowdonia National Park and up the stunningly beautiful Conwy Valley passing through a region of haunting beauty and grandeur, of wild Rocky Mountains, hidden valleys and cascading rivers before finally following the coast again to Anglesey for a short break.
Travelling across the Cheshire plain to Chester, we pass the Roman Walls and enter Wales running alongside the Irish Sea passing Rhyl on a coastline famed for its beaches and views. At Llandudno Junction the train reverses for the spectacular journey up the beautiful Conwy Valley where a breath-taking range of scenery unfolds, from historic castles through estuary rich in wildlife, to gentle slopes that give way to majestic crags with views of tumbling waterfalls and high mountains. The high peaks of Snowdonia are on view before our train enters the imposing slate landscape of Blaenau Ffestiniog where there is a stop of 20 minutes before returning to Llandudno Junction.
Continuing westward we pass under the imposing fortress of Conwy Castle and along the coastal line through Bangor, thence crossing the historic Britannia Bridge over the Menai Straits we enter the Isle of Anglesey and travel to the lines end at the port of Holyhead and home to the largest seagoing ferry in the world. The town centre offers several places to eat and shop. The Maritime Museum is worth a visit where you can learn more about the 100 or so shipwrecks that have taken place in the vicinity.
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four with bookings for two persons seated side by side with one window and one aisle seat whilst bookings for one person are normally allocated an aisle seat. A buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of beverages, snacks and sandwiches.
Reserved seating is arranged around a table of four or table of two offering additional legroom, wide seats, and large picture windows. A buffet bar is available throughout most of the journey for the purchase of beverages, sandwiches and snacks.
Standard Class: £75
First Class: £99
Seats at a window table for 2 are available in First Class at a supplement of £20 per person
Bookings may be made by Visa/Mastercard through our online reservation system – we are not accepting phone bookings for this tour.
Every effort will be made to run this tour with the advertised locomotive, however we reserve the right to substitute D213 with an alternative vintage diesel should this become necessary
To make a booking just select the joining station from the drop down menu and enter the number of seats required in the quantity box.