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Discover the wildlife of the North Wales Coastline

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Welsh Wildlife & Italian Style

Discover the real North Wales, from native wildlife to Italianate architecture

Nature’s wildlife meets man-made architecture from across the ages on this short North Wales driving holiday. Feel inspired by the fascinating natural history so abundant in this rural region. And discover the people who have left their mark throughout the ages, from its many castles to the unmistakable backdrop of 60’s cult TV show The Prisoner.

North Wales 2 nights April to October 67 kg per person
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North Wales is filled to the brim with things to discover: abundant wildlife and historic architecture are just two areas it’s renowned for. Enjoy a leisurely drive around North Wales, over the famous Menai Suspension Bridge to discover coastal wildlife along the Menai Strait. Continue on to the famous Portmeirion with its Italian-inspired private village. And conclude your journey with a hike up to one of the most famous Welsh-built castle ruins.

3 days, zero-hassle and all this included:

  • 2 nights boutique hotel accommodation on a twin-shared B&B basis
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Powerboat ride to discover wildlife along the Menai Strait
  • Admission to Portmeirion Village with optional short guided tour
  • Route details for a circular walk to Dinas Bran
  • Recommendations for where to eat and scenic driving routes
  • Travel at your own pace in your own vehicle, staying in boutique accommodation – it’s the perfect way to get away from it all
  • Enquire about your preferred dates through the enquiry form

Plus flexible booking terms as part of our Adventure Promise, including instalment payments to spread the cost of your adventure. 

Check out the full itinerary in the tab above!

For adventurers who:

Are looking for a short North Wales driving holiday that’s both active and full of discovery. Perfect for couples, families and friends who want to escape the crowds and enjoy wide open natural spaces

Friday

Whether you’re heading from the South, North or Midlands, with our recommendations you’re sure to enjoy the drive through Wales. Check in to your comfortable hotel in the gateway to Snowdonia, Betws Y Coed.

Your short North Wales driving holiday is designed to leave the hustle and bustle of everyday life behind, escaping to the fresh clean air and immersive culture of North Wales.

Explore your new home for the weekend and check out our recommendations for where to eat this evening.

Saturday

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading off on a scenic drive through Snowdonia national park to the island of Anglesey. Pass through epic mountain scenery and soak up the spectacular views along the Menai Strait.

On arrival on Anglesey, make sure you’re wrapped up warm. You’ll be heading out on a high speed powerboat to explore the stunning coastline of the island, discovering the local inhabitants of Puffin island and spotting for seals and porpoises along the way. Your skipper is a mine of local information, so listen out for stories of times gone by as well as his own more recent adventures along the Menai Strait.

Back on dry land, head to the mainland and enjoy a scenic drive through the mountains as you wind through the north west corner of Snowdonia national park. Portmeirion Village was made famous through 60s cult TV show The Prisoner and continues to draw visitors from around the world, through its quirky Italianate architecture and exquisite location on the Dwyryd Estuary. A short guided tour around the village will bring to life the vision of Clough Williams-Ellis, the architect behind this creative and ambitious project. With a whole village to explore, 70 acres of sub-tropical forest and miles of coastal path, there is truly something for everyone to discover in this mind-bending corner of North Wales.

We’ll provide recommendations for independent eateries where you can enjoy lunch along the way. Or save yourself for a delicious meal at one of Portmeirion’s own cafes or restaurants.

At the end of the day, head back to Betws-y-Coed for a relaxing evening in your alpine-esque village

Sunday

After breakfast it’s time to pack up the car and drive towards the rolling hills and limestone escarpments of north east Wales. The pretty riverside town of Llangollen has been drawing visitors for years. The river is a huge draw for paddle enthusiasts and sightseers alike. While the steam railway provides an insight into the travel of yesteryear and the ruins of Castell Dinas Bran loom high above, a reminder of medieval times when castles were the order of the day.

Pull on your hiking boots for an invigorating but relatively short hike up to Dinas Bran. Explore the ruins and bask in views of the rolling countryside below.

You’ll have earned a good lunch after that hike, so let us guide you to some of the foodie highlights in and around the town.

Then it will be time to wind your way back home at your leisure. A short North Wales driving holiday, filled with nature, history and quirky architecture that is unmistakably North Walian yet couldn’t be further from what you might expect.

What's included

  • 2 nights hotel accommodation on a twin-shared B&B basis
  • 2 breakfasts
  • Powerboat ride to discover wildlife along the Menai Strait
  • Admission to Portmeirion Village with short tour
  • Route details for a circular walk to Dinas Bran
  • Recommendations for where to eat and scenic driving routes
  • Travel at your own pace in your own vehicle, staying in boutique accommodation – it’s the perfect way to get away from it all
  • Enquire about your preferred dates through the enquiry form

Supercharge your trip

Even more ways to take your short North Wales driving holiday to the next level:

  • Luxury car hire is available from London through our partners at THE OUT – take your short North Wales driving holiday to the next level with a Jaguar Land Rover
  • For a self-guided discovery break without the driving, we can arrange transfers and transport during your trip – simply let us know when you enquire about dates
  • Private room – we can usually accommodate requests for your own room, please let us know when you enquire about dates

What you need to bring

  • Waterproof & windproof jacket – the weather can change quickly on the coast so it’s essential to carry one, even in summer
  • Comfortable, waterproof walking shoes
  • Hat and gloves – even in summer it can get cold on the coast and in the hills
  • Sun cream, sun glasses, insect repellent and a sun hat
  • Day backpack – to carry hydration and snacks on your walks

What you need to know

  • Enjoy the reassurance of flexible booking terms, part of our Adventure Promise
  • Dates are booked to suit you – please enquire about availability of your preferred dates using the enquiry form
  • This is your adventure and you’re in control – if you’d like any additional experiences, hiking routes or an extended stay, simply let us know when you submit your enquiry
  • We’ll manage all the bookings and arrangements to make your experience perfect, you simply need to arrive at each location at the agreed time – this is particularly important for your boat experience

At Adventure Tours UK, we set out to create the kind of breaks people like us go wild for. People who get their thrills in the outdoors and want to care for it too. Who want to disconnect from the daily grind and reconnect with nature. If you’re in search of adventure, you’ll find it with us.

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