Great Excursions North Wales

We invite you to join us on a Great Excursion of North Wales. Our tours are different, contemporary, all about having a bit of fun and meeting fellow visitors while exploring beautiful North Wales. We use spacious luxury mini-coaches with panoramic windows, and all tours are fully guided.

We are local touring specialists who know all the best places, many off the beaten track. We have loads of stories about our unique Welsh culture, history, landscape and nature. And each of our day trips has been carefully designed to show you the very best. That’s why they are Great Excursions.

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Thrills and Excitement abound in this day, which, dare we say it, is probably the greatest adventure going in the whole of the UK! Your choice of a ride on Zipworld Titan: 3 zip rides across gorges and over slate quarries, or Bounce Below, a 5 story underground trampoline linked with walkways and slides.  Also includes Snowdonia scenery and a visit to Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Plas Brondanw Gardens and the legendary village of Beddgelert, so there is something for everyone on this great day out. Highlights: Your choice of either Zip World Titan 3 x zip wire ride or Bounce Below underground trampoline Lunch at Llechwedd Slate Caverns 45 minute stop at Plas Brondanw Gardens with guided walking tour (admission Continue Reading High Adrenaline Snowdonia (Most Thursdays) Book
This full day tour explores beautiful Snowdonia National Park, taking in the mountain resort of Betws y Coed, and the Outdoor Adventure Capital of Llanberis, as well as a brief visit to the Isle of Anglesey. Highlight of the day is an underground tour of the hydroelectric facility known as ‘Electric Mountain,’ where you’ll venture 500 meters inside a mountain to see the turbine hall. Included: Hill farm scenic drive Coffee/tea stop in Betws y Coed Opportunity to visit the Welsh National Slate Museum (free) or take Llanberis Lake Railway excursion (charge) Lunch stop in Padarn Country Park Guided tour of Electric Mountain hydroelectric facility Tour of Menai and Britannia bridges over the Menai Strait, and a photo stop at Continue Reading Snowdonia Spectacular with Electric Mountain (Most Wednesdays) Book
No visit to North Wales is complete without a trip to the summit of Mount Snowdon and one of the pleasantest ways to go is on the rack and pinion Snowdon Mountain Railway train. Add in the magnificent scenery of Snowdonia and you have a day you will always remember. Tour Details: Highlights: 3 hour return journey to the summit of Mount Snowdon on the famous ‘ Snowdon Mountain Heritage Railway’ (diesel locomotive) Visit to the Isle of Anglesey, with the renowned bridges by Telford and Stephenson, and a quick photo-stop at the world famous train station Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch Our own ‘Alpine’ drive through the high farmland above the Conwy Valley Stop at the village of Betws y Coed for shopping and Continue Reading Mount Snowdon Summit by Train (Most Wednesdays) Book
Llandudno Conwy City Sightseeing and Heritage Coach Tour of Great Orme operate daily Full and Half Day Tours from Llandudno and Conwy: 2015 Tour Calendar Book
Half-day Tuesday Tour Conwy Valley Heritage Coach Tour (Tuesdays) Book
This excursion takes in three wonderful Snowdonia villages: the rugged slate capital of  Blaenau Ffestiniog; surprising Portmeirion, the Italianate village built by architect Clough William-Ellis, which has to be seen to be believed, and  pretty Beddgelert, village of legend nestled in the hills alongside the bubbling young River Glaslyn. The tour features breathtaking Snowdonia mountain and river scenery and also includes a visit to the lovely gardens of Plas Brondanw (admission included). Highlights: Visit to Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog 2 hour Portmeirion stop with orientation of the village, and time for lunch and shopping 45 minute stop at Plas Brondanw Gardens with guided walking tour (admission included) 1 hour stop at Beddgelert, including walking tour of the village Continue Reading Snowdonia Triple Crown (Most Thursdays) Book
This full-day excursion of Snowdonia has it all: a visit to Llechwedd Slate Caverns, a 13.5 mile ride on the famous Ffestiniog Heritage Railway, and a stop at whimsical Plas Brondanw gardens (admission included). The tour concludes with a visit and walking tour of the pretty village of Beddgelert. Highlights: Visit to Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog 1 ½ hour scenic ride on the narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog Lunch stop in Porthmadog 45 minute stop at Plas Brondanw Gardens with guided walking tour (admission included) 1 hour stop at Beddgelert, including walking tour of the village Tour Details: When and Where: Every Thursday beginning 7th May 2015 until 15th October 2015. Llandudno pick up point: Continue Reading Snowdonia Scenery by Heritage Train (Most Thursdays) Book
Explore Llandudno with City Sightseeing City Sightseeing open top coaches leave from the Llandudno Pierhead every hour from 10:15 until 16:15 seven days a week from 7th March until 25th October 2015. Hop on or off at your leisure from a series of stops along the route. The splendid Welsh resorts of Llandudno & Conwy lie between two gorgeous beaches and have retained much of their Victorian charm. You’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Great Orme, the Pier, Conwy Castle and the surrounding countryside. Hop on board with your 24 hour ticket and enjoy panoramic views from the top deck of an open top bus as you explore the two locations. Let City Sightseeing highlight all the things to do Continue Reading Llandudno and Conwy City Sightseeing (daily) Book
Great Orme Tour Alpine Travel’s Great Orme Tour uses vintage coaches to transport guests around the famous Great Orme in Llandudno. The tour lasts for one hour and departs at 11am, 1pm and 3pm daily from March to December. The tour is a four mile scenic drive round the Great Orme headland to Llandudno’s West Shore. During the tour you will enjoy spectacular views at every turn. By travelling on the vintage coach, you will witness the Great Orme from an elevated position and observe this wonderful natural asset from a comfortable seat. There are stunning views in all directions, all year round, from the brilliant flora and fauna of the summertime to the crashing of the waves below on Continue Reading Great Orme Heritage Coach Tour (daily) Book