North Wales Adventure Day Trip From Liverpool

Sightseeing mini bus tours

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, 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 is encouraged to participate in the day as much as possible to ensure that you have a wonderful time with us..

Your tour commences directly from your ship on the spectacular Liverpool quayside (synchronised with the ships 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.

After we have admired the Liverpool Skyline we will pass under the River Mersey as we head south to join the North Wales Expressway before entering the dark and mysterious land known as North Wales. You will see the Liverpool Skyline in the distance as we drive along through beautiful open countryside and maybe spot the occasional castle on the way!

Arriving at Llandudno we will ascend 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 and Stigmata. 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 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 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?

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 ambiance (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”.

You get a unique chance to experience the Pontcysyllte Canal Aqueduct, built by Sir Thomas Telford in 1795 and still taking canal barges across the valley high above the ground.