North Wales Day Trip From Liverpool Cruise Terminal

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Day Trip Tour of North Wales From Liverpool Cruise Terminal

This is our award-winning full day (synchronised to “all aboard”) / 190-mile North Wales Adventure tour tailored for departure from Liverpool and has been carefully designed with your cruise holiday in mind. Not only is it almost half the price of many other tours on offer, but it is twice the fun.

We use a variety of vehicles but even when we allocate a full-size coach, it is only with your comfort in mind.

This is sightseeing the way sightseeing is meant to be done! All our vehicles are the latest models, carefully designed to a purpose-built sightseeing specification with panoramic windows, full PA system, overhead parcel shelves, luggage compartment(s) and forced air ventilation.

Your tour is fully escorted and narrated with a jolly driver and knowledgeable escort who, invariably, will become more of a friend than a tour guide! Every passenger receives special attention and is encouraged to participate in the day as much as possible to ensure that you have a wonderful time with us.

Our tour commences directly from your ship on the spectacular Liverpool quayside (synchronised with the ships timetable. We will not go without you or get you back late!). Liverpool has a direct berthing dock meaning no requirement for tendering. This alleviates poor weather cancellations.

Reason to book with BusyBus

We will take you to places in Wales you thought didn’t (or couldn’t) exist and your driver & tour escort will keep you fully informed and advised as to points of interest and general knowledge regarding the ever-changing panoramic views.

This North Wales sightseeing tour has been carefully routed and planned with your driver tailoring the day to suit the weather, atmosphere and ambience of the general group on board.

This makes every tour unique, special and memorable and allows you to partake in as much (or little) as you feel comfortable with. You will never be put under any commitment or pressure to do anything that you don’t wish to.

After we have admired Liverpool’s splendour and skyline we will literally pass 10 metres beneath your ship (honestly!) en-route to the mysterious and legendary land of Wales in a 90-minute fully-narrated journey, navigating the spectacular A55 coastal road with its magical stories and mystical legends. On a clear day you will see your own cruise liner from Wales berthed up with all those poor souls aboard who decided not to join this tour!

Next is the walled town of Conwy, constructed by the English monarch Edward I between 1283 and 1289 as one of the key fortresses in his ‘iron ring’ of castles to contain the Welsh. It was built to prompt such a humbling reaction with its fabulous wall circuit of over 3/4 mile long and guarded by no less than 22 towers. It is renowned as one of the finest examples in the World.

Conwy Castle (~£9.50) is a gritty, dark-stoned fortress built by James of St. George in partnership with the French designer Richard The Engineer. This castle is the “real thing” resembling exactly what children form from buckets of sand on the beach. It has the rare ability to evoke an authentic medieval atmosphere. The first time that you catch sight of the castle you will know that you are in the presence of a historic site which still casts a powerful spell. When you go inside…well…need I even comment?

Now, brace yourselves for what BusyBus has become known for (and, we modestly add, have won National awards for), the North Wales Adventure element of the tour. In to Snowdonia National Park using carefully selected routes and taking you well and truly off the beaten track to viewpoints of wonder! You will feel like you own Snowdonia in the tranquillity and ambience (and adventure) we have prepared!

No trip to North Wales would be complete without a stop at the “capital”, Betws-Y-Coed (prayer-house in the woods). Interestingly, whilst right in the centre of Snowdonia National Park, an exclusion boundary has allowed this fairy-tale town to flourish into the centre of outdoor tourism in Wales. With its many shops, cafes, pubs and locals, it simply can not fail to impress!

Finally, time permitting, you will get a unique chance to experience the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, built by Sir Thomas Telford in 1795 at a monumental cost of £47,000. The Aqueduct is still in everyday use taking canal barges across the valley (…where boats fly high in the sky…) over 100ft above the ground


Date Shipping Line Vessel Time in Port Tour Departure*
4th May Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Gateway 07.30-18.00 08.00
14th May Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 08.00-18.00 08.30
18th May Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Dawn 06.20-20.45 07.30
19th May Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Apex 08.00(+1)18.40 08.30
21st May Silversea Silver Moon 09.00-22.00 09.30
26th May Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 08.00-18.00 08.30
28th May AIDA Clubschiff AIDAaura 08.00(+1)08.00 08.30
30th May Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Dawn 08.30-19.00 09.00
4th June Holland America Line ms Volendam 08.00-18.00 08.30
5th June Phoenix Reisen Amadea 09.00-23.00 09.30
6th June Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Dawn 09.00-20.00 09.30
7th June Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 08.00-18.00 08.30
8th June Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegan Star 07.00-18.00 07.30
10th June Silversea Silver Whisper 08.00-19.00 08.30
15th June TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 3 10.00-21.15 10.30
16th June Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Silhouette 06.16-20.15 07.30
23rd June Oceania Cruises Sirena 09.00-22.00 09.30
30th June Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 07.00-16.00 07.30
3rd July Regent Seven Seas Cruises Seven Seas Navigator 08.00-21.00 08.30
5th July Regent Seven Seas Cruises Seven Seas Voyager 08.00-20.00 08.30
12th July Oceania Cruises Sirena 08.00-19.00 08.30
25th July Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 08.00-18.00 08.30
10th August Norwegian Cruise Lines Norwegian Star 07.00-18.00 07.30
17th August Carnival Cruises Carnival Pride 08.00-17.00 08.30
15th August TUI Cruises Mein Schiff 3 11.00-21.15 11.30
20th August Holland America Line ms Volendam 08.00-18.00 08.30
23th August Hapag-Lloyd msEuropa 07.00-19.00 07.30
26th August Phoenix Reisen Artania 07.00-22.00 07.30
27th August Royal Carribean International Jewel Of The Seas 09.40-19.50 10.00
28th August Crystal Cruises Crystal Symphony 08.00-19.00 08.30
30th August Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 08.00-18.00 08.30
7th September Celebrity Cruises Celebrity Apex 08.00-19.00 08.30
14th September Disney Cruise Line Disney Magic 08.30-18.00 09.00
23rd September Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 08.00-18.00 08.30
26th September Phoenix Reisen Amadea 08.00-20.00 08.30
7th October Princess Cruises Emerald Princess 09.00-19.00 09.30

* Times are APPROXIMATE. We carefully co-ordinate times to meet & greet you at the quay-side and provide a fully synchronised tour returning at least 1-hour before “all aboard”. We will keep you fully updated via your online booking records if the TOUR DEPARTURE time above changes.

AND FINALLY: We are conscious of passenger concerns regarding the consequences of a late arrival back to ship when using independent excursion providers. In BusyBus’ case, saving up to 50% along with having a wonderful overall experience simply may not be sufficient to convince you, so let me, as Managing Director, re-assure you that all operational aspects of our tours are taken very seriously indeed to mitigate such a risk.
We carefully co-ordinate times to meet & greet you at the quay-side and provide a fully synchronised tour always returning at least 1-hour before “all aboard” if  applicable. * Times are CORRECT AT TIME OF WRITING.

For example, wherever we tour we are always in communication with colleagues, peers, partners and associates who could, at short notice, jump in to assist an immobilised vehicle and/or get passengers safely back to their ship. All our vehicles carry a comprehensive manual that includes emergency procedures, phone numbers, breakdown assistance, medical aid, etc. We are, of course, recommended and known by the Port Authority too and are in regular communication.

If you are worried about being late back, how do you think we would feel with stranded souls sitting on the back of our coach?