This is our award-winning Full-Day / 150-mile North Wales Adventure tour for departures from Chester and has been carefully designed with your leisure in mind. Not only is it a great price for a full-day / 150 mile tour but we also use our 16-seater luxury minibuses always ensuring everyone has plenty of seat space and a full window view. This is sightseeing the way sightseeing is meant to be done! All our vehicles are 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.
Your tour commences from outside the Chester Railway Station on City Road, Chester CH1 3NS.
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 a very brief view of Chester as we make our way out of the City, we will soon be across the border into North Wales. Admire the stunning open countryside as we head along the North Wales Expressway to our first destination. You may even spot a couple of castles as we drive along!
LLANDUDNO AND ST TUDNO’S CHRUCH
Arriving at Llandudno
we will ascent the steep Great Orme
and marvel at the views (on a clear day we will even see the Isle Of Man!) and visit the 1,100 year old hidden chapel of St. Tudno
with its Blue Window
. A stroll down the original wooden pier far out to sea is a must you can buy those Welsh souvenirs!
Next is the walled town of Conwy
, constructed by the English monarch Edward I
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.
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 (optional – entrance charge applicable ~£9.50
)…well…need I even comment?
OGWEN VALLEY – SNOWDONIA
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 tranquillity 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!
We will pass through Llangollen,
the starting station for the famous and still fully-functional steam railway along with many other “claims to fame”.