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Welsh Lake Bala Rail & Puffin Island Sail

Welsh Lake Bala Rail & Puffin Island Sail

Join us in the Welsh Highlands for this journey of a lifetime! On our wonderful break, we experience a journey on the steam-hauled Bala Lake Railway as well as a fascinating cruise around the unique Puffin Isle.

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Join us in the Welsh Highlands for this journey of a lifetime! On our wonderful break, we experience a journey on the steam-hauled Bala Lake Railway as well as a fascinating cruise around the unique Puffin Isle and visits to Betws-Y-Coed, Caernarfon and Isle of Anglesey.



Return luxury coach travel on 'The Optimum Experience' vehicle

4 nights half board

Porterage at hotel

Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

Hotel entertainment

Visits to Betws-Y-Coed

Excursion to Caernarfon & Isle of Anglesey

Journey on the Bala Lake Railway

Puffin Island boat cruise

Free time in Llanberis


Please note this price does not include our door-to-door, to add this service please tick the option at checkout.



LAKE BALA RAILWAY (FULL DAY): Travel through the beautiful Welsh countryside via Betws-y-Coed, set in a valley in the Snowdonia National Park, often referred to as 'Little Switzerland' boasting numerous craft, outdoor activity shops and cafés. We have also arranged a journey on the Bala Lake Railway. This narrow gauge steam railway which runs alongside Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake), hauled by a historic Welsh steam locomotive, enjoys excellent views of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.


(FULL DAY): Located in Snowdonia National Park, from Llanberis you can catch Britain's only rack and pinion railway on Snowdon, the highest mountain in England and Wales (NB. For 2022 the service will only ascend 3/4 of the mountain to Clogwyn Station).


ISLE OF ANGLESEY & PUFFIN ISLAND CRUISE (FULL DAY): Our first stop is historic Caernarfon, home to one of the most famous Castles in Wales, considered to be one of the greatest buildings of the Middle Ages and the venue for Prince Charles investiture in 1969. Later, we travel over the Menai Bridge, towards the impressive Beaumaris Castle where we enjoy a short photo stop. Built in 1295, and although unfinished, Beaumaris Castle is regarded as one of the finest Edwardian castles. Next, we join our cruise over to Puffin Island - home to many species of birds and wildlife. This leisurely cruise will take us around the entire island, with live commentary and local history along the way. Keep your eyes peeled and you might be lucky enough to spot one of the resident puffins, grey seals or bottlenose dolphins*! *Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.

Royal Victoria ***, Llanberis



Set in Snowdonia National Park on 30 acres of gardens and woodlands. Bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffee making equipment. 


Hotel Facilities

  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • Lift

  • Wi-Fi


The Optimum Experience...


We are pleased to introduce our NEW luxury range 'the Optimum Experience' by Skills which will feature a selection of our 2021 holiday packages.

With an elegant and stylish design, our Optimum Experience offers amazing passenger comfort with soft, wide seats, generous onboard legroom and moveable headrest that ensures you're as comfortable and relaxed as possible as soon as you find your seat.




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Arnold High St Bus Stop Arnold High Street Bus stop,
Outside leisure centre car park, NG5 7EE
Derby Bus Station Derby, Bus Station
Bay 27 & 28, DE1 2AY
Mansfield Bus Station Mansfield Bus station , Bay A
Quaker Way, Mansfield, NG18 1JJ
Nottingham Mount St Nottingham, Mount Street
Alongside the Grosvenor Casino, NG1 6HE
Toton Lane Tram Stop Toton Lane Tram Stop Park and Ride
Toton Lane Tram Stop, NG9 7JA

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