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.

Next Tours

Dare we say it, probably the greatest adventure going in the whole of the UK, combining Zip World Snowdonia, the longest and fastest zip wire ride in Europe, with an exciting hour-long rib boat exploration of the Menai Strait. The zip ride will take you 500 feet above a mountain lake and you will reach speeds of up to one hundred miles an hour! The boat trip goes through the famous tidal ‘Swellies’ and underneath both Telford and Stevenson’s famous 19th century bridges! You will be transported throughout by deluxe coach, with pickups available across North Wales. Space and dates on these special tours is limited so book early. There are also a few spaces for Zip World spectators. Please Continue Reading Zip World Snowdonia and Rib Ride Adventure Book
Hiraethog Drive, Betws-y-Coed, and Llanberis This fully-guided, full-day excursion is a mini-coach exploration of the grandest scenery in Wales, including the Hiraethog high country above the Conwy valley, the charming granite-built village of Betws-y-Coed, Thomas Telford’s glorious A5 mail-coach road threading through the mountains and valleys of Snowdonia, the famous Llanberis Pass and outdoor recreation village of Llanberis. In Llanberis you’ll learn about industrial heritage at the National Slate Museum, and have option to take a short ride on the narrow-gauge Llanberis Lake Railway. The day will show you a rugged, vibrant and beautiful Wales that you will never forget. Highlights: 1 hour visit to Betws-y-Coed with orientation of the village Scenic drive along Telford’s A5 road with photo-stops 3 Continue Reading Snowdonia Spectacular Book
Betws-y-Coed,  Snowdon Mountain Railway, and Caernarfon This fully-guided, full-day excursion will take you to the summit of Mount Snowdon on the famous Snowdon Mountain Railway. At the top, in the comfort of the Hafod Eryri Pavilion, panoramic windows show views across to Ireland and the Isle of Man. If it is a fine day you can take the short walk to the cairn at the actual summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales. This tour also includes: Stop at beautiful mountain village of Betws y Coed Scenic drives through the Snowdonia and the Hiraethog high farming country Lunch stop at Padarn Country Park for Welsh Nation Slate Museum, Vivian Quarry walk and the Llanberis Lake Railway Drive across Continue Reading Mount Snowdon Summit by Train Book
2014 Tour Calendar Book
Beddgelert, Portmeirion, and Betws-y-Coed This fully-guided, full-day excursion takes in three wonderful Snowdonia villages: pretty Beddgelert, village of legend nestled in the hills alongside the bubbling young River Glaslyn; surprising Portmeirion, the Italianate village built as his life’s work by architect Clough William-Ellis, which has to be seen to be believed and charming granite-built Betws-y-Coed, full of outdoor shops, galleries and cafes. We also visit the wonderful gardens at Plas Brondanw (admission included), with entertaining topiary and views across the Glaslyn estuary. The tour features breathtaking mountain scenery as we thread our way through the mountains of Snowdonia, along the rapids of the River Glaslyn Gorge, over the high summit of the Crimea pass and return via the beautiful Conwy Continue Reading Snowdonia Triple Crown (Tuesday & Thursday) Book
Betws-y-Coed , Welsh Highland Railway, and Beddgelert This fully-guided, full-day excursion of Snowdonia has it all: a 2 ½ hour, 25 mile ride on the newly re-instated Welsh Highland Railway from Caernarfon to Porthmadog, including the breathtaking scenery of the River Glaslyn Gorge, where the line goes through a series of tunnels above the rapids below, a lunch visit to the town of Porthmadog, with its long street of shops to explore, a stop at whimsical Plas Brondanw gardens (admission included), and visit to the mountain resort of Betws-y-Coed, where outdoor shops, cafes and galleries line the main street. The day will give you a taste of all that is best about Snowdonia. Highlights: 2 ½ hour, 25 mile ride Continue Reading Snowdonia Scenery by Heritage Train (Tues & Thurs) 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 1st March until 26th October 2014. 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 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 Book