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The Welsh Highlands, Anglesey & Puffin Island

9th September 2019 to 13th September 2019

This trip is now full.

Organiser of this Event is Dave Whitbourne, Tel no. 02392 619695, email:

Coach departs North Harbour at 8.30am –Monday 9th September 2019
Return (approx.): 7.00pm – Friday 13th September 2019

The cost of the trip is £370 per person for a double/twin room, based on 41 people, if 51 travel this will be reduced to £350. The cost of a single room is an additional supplement of £92 for the trip.

Deposit on booking of £50 per person (non-refundable)

THIS TRIP IS ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVED BASIS, however I will keep a reserve List.

Closing date for applications: 4th February 2019
PLEASE complete ALL field clearly on the application form, successful applicants will be notified by email.

The Welsh Highlands, Anglesey & Puffin Island ,

This is 5day / 4 night trip visiting the mountainous region of Snowdonia, Anglesey and a cruise to see the wildlife surrounding Puffin Island. The trip leaves on Monday 9th September 2019. The price for this trip includes bed, breakfast, evening meal and entry fees. As hotel rooms need to be booked well in advance, we have decided that to secure this booking a deposit of £50 per person will be required. This deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE. It is currently planned we leave IBM North Harbour, Cosham at 8.30am on Monday 9th September, if this is changed you will be notified by the organiser. It is envisaged the coach will arrive back at North Harbour at approximately 7.00pm on Friday the 13th September.
There will be a fair bit of walking and therefore it may not be suitable for those with a mobility problem.

The final payment will be due on or before 1st July 2019.

Included in the cost

Coach travel & porterage, 4-night’s dinner, bed & breakfast, welcome tea/coffee entrance to Penrhyn Castle & Gardens, entrance to Snowdon Visitor Centre, cruise to Puffin Island return diesel rail journey on, Snowdon Mountain Railway, entrance to National Slate Museum.

The itinerary:

Day 1(Monday 9th September)
We leave North Harbour at 8.30am to travel to Caernarfon for a four-night stay. We are staying at The Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon for 4 nights. Our coach will have a toilet and we will make coffee / lunch stops en route.

Day 2 (Tuesday 10th September)
To Llandudno by way of Betws-y-Coed and the Vale of Conwy. In the afternoon visit Penrhyn Castle – an enormous 19th century neo-Norman Castle crammed with fascinating items, elaborate carvings, furniture, paintings and gardens.

Day 3 (Wednesday 11th September)
There will be some free time in Caernarfon in the morning with time to stroll round this historic town with its famous castle. Then we will join the coach to be taken over the Menai Straight to the Isle of Anglesey. Taking a photo stop at the impressive Beaumaris Castle, before joining a 1½ hour cruise to Puffin Island in an open top boat. Home to an abundance of wildlife, the puffin being just one of the many species of bird that may be seen and perhaps the chance of sighting grey seals and also bottle nose dolphins.

Day 4 (Thursday 12th September)
Today is a journey to the rooftop of Wales. A scenic 4.7 mile rail journey from Llanberis to Snowdon’s summit, the highest peak in Wales. At 3506ft it dominates the landscape with stunning views. At the summit there is a state-of-the-art visitor centre with restaurant and a path leading to Snowdon’s crest. Afterwards visit the National Slate Museum, travel back to Victorian times and see the workshops, split a slate and hear the stories into the hardships of quarry life.

Day 5 (Friday 13th September)
After breakfast, say ‘hwyl fawr’ and commence the homeward journey. It is hoped we will arrive back at IBM North Harbour, Cosham around 7pm.

This trip is organised on a first come first served basis, there is a limited number of single, double and twin rooms. The rooms will be allocated in the order they are received by the organiser. Travel Insurance is not provided.

Hotel - The Celtic Royal Hotel, Caernarfon
The Celtic Royal Hotel features a leisure club and free Wi-Fi. The hotel is situated in Caernarfon centre, just a 5-minute walk from Caernarfon Castle and Snowdonia National Park is within a 15-minute drive. The bright and airy bedrooms each have a cosy seating area and a work desk. All rooms feature tea/coffee facilities, a TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. The Celtic Royal Leisure Centre features an indoor heated swimming pool and a fully equipped fitness suite.

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