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, we usually use either our 16 or 29 seater midi-coaches but even when we allocate a full-size 49-seater coach it’s only with your comfort in mind, never stuffing it like a “cattle-carrier” to capacity and always ensuring everyone has plenty of seat space and a full window view. This is sightseeing the way sightseeing was written! 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 lots of freebies on the way – including your very own personalised laminated route map and itinerary to remind you later of your wonderful time with us.
Your tour commences directly from your ship on the spectacular Liverpool quayside (synchronised with the shiDsps timetable. We won’t go without you or get you back late!). Liverpool has a direct berthing dock meaning no requirement for tendering. This alleviates poor weather cancellations.
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 Wales sightseeing tour has been carefully routed and planned with your driver tailoring the day to suit the weather, atmosphere and ambiance 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’ve admired Liverpool’s splendour and skyline we’ll literally pass 10 meters beneath your ship (honestly!) on-route to the mysterious and legendary land of Wales in a 90-minute fully-narrated journey, navigating the spectacular A55 coastal road with it’s magical stories and mystical legends. On a clear day you’ll 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 (6.75) is a gritty, dark-stoned fortress built by James of St. George in partnership with the French 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’ll know 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’ll feel like you own Snowdonia in the tranquility and ambience (and adventure) we’ve 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 it’s many shops, cafes, pubs and locals, it simply can’t fail to impress!
Finally, time permitting, you’ll get a unique chance to experience the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, built by Sir Thomas Telford in 1795 at a monumental cost of 47,000 and still taking canal barges across the valley (…where boats fly high in the sky…) over 100ft above the ground.
TICKETS JUST £49!
LIVERPOOL CRUISE TERMINAL 2017
|Date||Shipping Line||Vessel||Time in Port||Tour Departure*|
|6th June||Cruise & Maritime||Magellan||06:00-20:00||08:00|
|7th June||Holland America||Prinsendam||10:00-22:00||10:30|
|10th June||Princess Cruises||Caribbean||09:00-19:45||09:30|
|11th June||Regent Seven Seas||Explorer||08:00-17:00||08:30|
|14th June||Celebrity Cruises||Eclipse||08:00-19:00||09:00|
|15th June||Cruise & Maritime||Magellan||06:00-20:00||08:30|
|27th June||Cruise & Maritime||Magellan||06:45-17:00||07:30|
|8th July||Cruise & Maritime||Magellan||06:00-18:00||08:00|
|11th July||Cunard||Queen Elizabeth||09:00-19:00||09:30|
|14 July||Disney Cruises||Magic||08:15-18:30||09:00|
|15th July||Cruise & Maritime||Magellan||06:00-18:00||08:00|
|19th July||Voyages to Antiquity||Aegean||08:00-23:00||09:00|
|22nd July||Celebrity Cruises||Silhouette||05:30-Next Day||09:00|
|23rd July||Azmara Cruises||Journey||07:00-22:00||08:30|
|28th July||Princess Cruises||Caribbean||08:00-18:00||08:30|
|5th August||Holland Ameria||Zuiderdam||07:00-17:00||07:30|
|9th August||Princess Cruises||Caribbean||06:30-20:15||08:30|
|10th August||Phoenix Reisen||Artiana||08:00-23:00||09:00|
|11th August||Holland America||Prinsendam||08:00-18:00||08:30|
|17th August||Celebrity Cruises||Silhouette||07:00-18:00||08:00|
|18th August||Crystal Cruises||Symphony||08:00-21:00||09:00|
|20th August||Cruise & Maritime||Marco Polo||09:00-20:00||09:30|
|24th August||Holland America||Rotterdam||08:00-23:00||09:00|
|1st September||Cruise & Maritime||Marco Polo||06:00-15:00||07:00|
|9th September||Princess Cruises||Pacific||07:00-17:00||07:30|
|19th September||Regent Seven Seas||Explorer||08:00-16:00||08:30|
|28th September||Phoenix Reisen||Amadea||08:00-23:00||09:00|
* 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’s case, saving upto 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.
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’re worried about being late back, how do you think we’d feel with stranded souls sitting on the back of our coach?