5 days / 4 nights - departing Monday 22nd January 2018
Return Executive Coach Travel from selected local pick up points
4 nights half board accommodation including a ‘Drinks Inclusive’ Break at the 3* Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel Includes Warner’s nightly live entertainment
Example excursion package – read our sample itinerary
Group Organiser FREE upgrade to a Garden Lodge Room + Free place allowance – subject to group size
Price based on a minimum of 45 paying persons per coach from £299pp - Standard Twin/ double rooms
7 Signature rooms per coach will automatically be included within your group room allocation which will incur a supplement and form part of your room allocation. Supplement £40 per room
3 Garden Lodge rooms per coach will automatically be included within your group room allocation, which will incur a supplement and form part of your room allocation. Supplement £60 per room – Subject to availability
No single supplement maximum 4 rooms per group
Additional single rooms with a supplement of £39pp (4 nights) – maximum 4 per group with min. numbers
Deposit £75pp at the time of booking (non-refundable / non-transferable). Balance due in full by the 04.12.17
Insurance is available £25pp - No upper age limit but conditions apply
The ‘All-Inclusive’ Drinks package is available from 6pm-midnight each evening and includes draught beer, lager, cider, a range of non-alcoholic soft drinks, wine by the glass, selected spirits, selected vermouth and sherry + regular tea & coffee. Premium brands are also available at normal tariff prices.
The 3*Warner Leisure Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel is an extraordinary Victorian Castle Hotel between Snowdonia & the sea. Bodelwyddan (pronounced bod-el-with-an), is a Grade II listed property on the North Wales coast, which was recently the subject of a £6 million renovation. The National Portrait Gallery’s Victorian Collection is situated in the grounds and the famous Bodelwyddan Marble Church is set in the valley below. The hotel offers a superb range of leisure facilities, numerous daily activities and nightly live entertainment.
All rooms offer 22" TV, ensuite bathroom, bright reading lights, comfy chairs, toiletries, hairdryer, telephone, iron & ironing board, tea & coffee making facilities, biscuits replenished daily. Whether dining in the lovely St David's restaurant for your 3-course evening meal, lunching in the Glass Atrium or enjoying tea and cake in the Mulberry Lounge, you will taste the best ingredients from Wales and around the country.
The room allocation for each group will be a combination of standard bedrooms including a minimum of 7 Signature rooms & 3 Garden Lodges, both with supplement. Singles will be twin / doubles for sole use to a maximum of 8 rooms as above, subject to availability. Additional Garden Lodge rooms are available on request.
Day 1 – Subject to where your group originates from, lunch stop breaks can be made for example at Chester, Llangollen, Shresbury or Ludlow. Other locations are also possible which will be discussed with you at the time of enquiry. There will be free time to explore and purchase lunch before we continue across the border in to Wales and the Bodelwyddan Castle Hotel. Your drinks inclusive package starts from 6pm so you can enjoy some early evening refreshment before dinner tonight, after which you can relax during the in house evening entertainment.
Day 2 – Today we head into the heart of Snowdonia starting with a comfort break at Betws-y-Coed, North Wales' most popular inland resort. This is where the River Conwy meets its three tributaries flowing from the west, the Llugwy, the Lledr and the Machno. Much of the town was built in Victorian times and it is the principal village of the Snowdonia National Park. It has a wonderful setting surrounded by dense woodland and magnificent mountain country. We then continue on to Portmeirion (entrance extra), where you might be forgiven for thinking you were in southern Italy and not North Wales! This fascinating fantasy village built by Sir Clugh Williams-Ellis between 1925 & 1972 is set in sub-tropical gardens and woodlands and its beauty almost defies description. Returning to the hotel we will make a brief stop at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns which has been in operation since 1852. Here you can watch traditional slate splitting in the workshop and even try it yourself. Watch the team make quality products behind the scenes including painted coasters, personalised slate signs, and gifts. Arriving back at Bodelwyddan, dinner and your drinks package as well as live entertainment is included.
Day 3 – Today is dedicated to the seaside town of Llandudno, the largest resort in Wales which is uniquely situated between the Great and Little Ormes. Llandudno has kept its Victorian and Edwardian elegance and splendour, despite its modern attractions. You may decide to visit the famous Great Orme - why not take a tram ride, payable locally. The Great Orme Tramway has been delighting visitors since it opened on July 31st 1902. An engineering marvel of its age, it is still the only cable-hauled tramway still operating on British public roads and one of only three surviving in the world. Re-live the experience of travel more than 100 years ago in the original tramcars - each named after a Saint. Dinner and live entertainment is included this evening.
Day 4 – Today we begin in Caernarvon where its mighty castle is possibly the most famous in Wales (entrance extra). Its sheer scale and commanding presence easily set it apart from the rest, and to this day, still trumpet in no uncertain terms the intention of its builder Edward I. Begun in 1283 as the definitive chapter in his conquest of Wales, Caernarfon was constructed not only as a military stronghold but also as a seat of government and royal palace. The castle also houses the Regimental Museum of the Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Wales's oldest regiment which is housed in two of its towers. It has a wealth of original exhibits, supported by film, sound and models, which tell the story of over 300 years of service by Wales’ oldest infantry regiment, in peacetime and in war all around the world. There will be free time here before we visit Conwy, also famous for its Castle (entrance not included). Please note the castle is on high ground with access from the visitor centre via a timber road bridge and steep concrete ramp and steps. Wheelchair access is restricted to the visitor centre only. A distinguished historian wrote of Conwy, 'Taken as a whole, Conwy's incomparably the most magnificent of Edward I's Welsh fortresses'. In comparison to other great Edwardian castles it is also relatively straightforward in design, a reflection of the inherent strength of its siting. The views from the battlements are breath taking, looking out across mountains and sea and down to the roofless shell of the castle’s 125ft Great Hall. You may choose to walk ‘Telford’s Bridge’ the Conwy Suspension Bridge (NT) which was once the gateway to Conwy. Discover how a husband and wife kept Thomas Telford's bridge open every day of the year, whatever the weather. Returning to Bodelwyddan, dinner and evening entertainment are included tonight.
Day 5 – Checking out of the hotel this morning we retrace our steps homewards making a stop in Shropshire’s county town of Shrewsbury which is set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders and is one of England's finest medieval market towns. The town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways and boasts over 600 listed buildings, including the Castle.
Alternative places can be suggested on your homeward travelling day if required.
You will be returned to your original departure point(s) later today.
Simply Groups reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the itinerary due to circumstances beyond our control.