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From Manchester: North Wales Sightseeing Adventure Day Trip

1. 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 Liverpool: North Wales Sightseeing Tour Shore Excursion

2. From Liverpool: North Wales Sightseeing Tour Shore Excursion

Travel in air-conditioned comfort from Liverpool's Port passing under your ship as you cross the Mersey River. This fully narrated day tour will travel through the area known as the Wirral before cutting across the border into Wales where you will see your first glimpse of a castle or two as you make your way to Conwy. Arriving in Conwy, you will have free time to explore this beautiful and popular town, maybe go into the castle and listen out for the voices of those past in the narrow stairways that lead up to the top of the turrets. Or take a walk on the towns defensive wall to get another view of one of the finest examples of a Medieval Castle anywhere in the world. Moving on, head into the National Park known as Snowdonia where you can stretch your legs and build up an appetite for lunch as you walk into the Valley. Maybe even take a short hike up to where the water cascade over the rocks fed by the lake high in the mountains? Lunch time in Betws-Y-Coed offers a number of choices from fast food to table service and pub food (for that sneaky pint of Welsh Beer!). Take a short walk to visit the little 14th Century Chapel that gave name to the town surrounded by a small wood. Some of the trees are over a 1000 years old! Finally, you will need to find a little bit of courage as you walk across the sky at the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct also known as "the stream in the sky". This superb piece of industrial engineering was constructed over 200-years ago and crosses the gorge that was cut out by the Dee River, 1000's of years ago. Finally, you will be whisked back to port, your head full of the stories that you heard throughout the day and your camera memory cards crammed with photos that you will look back on in future years with great fondness.

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 68 reviews

Had a fantastic day out with Frank in north wales. He was very informative and fun for the trip. The places were beautiful and was well organised. The only feedback I would give is sometimes the sound on the speak were a little quiet. Trip wise could of done less stops but had more time at places and often we felt rushed and would have like to enjoyed a little longer in Conwy and bets-Cowy. Definitely would go on another day trip!

Stewart was an incredible guide- funny, informative and a great person! We had a phenomenal time even though the weather played spoiltsport. Our group was also a great bunch of people. Overall a very positive experience and would definitely recommend!

Great day exploring Wales. We had a nice tour where we had the opportunity to visit several beautiful places. I recommend

It is a highly recommend joining this trip when you do not know what are you doing in travelling Manchester.

The guide is good. The introduction to every place was also nice and interesting.