Sightseeing Day Tours to North Wales from Manchester
This is our award-winning Full-Day / 190-mile Sightseeing Day Tour to North Wales from Manchester. It has been carefully designed with your leisure in mind. Not only is it a great price for a 9 hour / 190 mile tour, but we also use our 16-seat 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 of our vehicles are chosen and carefully designed to a purpose-built sightseeing specification with panoramic windows, full PA system, overhead parcel shelves, luggage compartment(s) and forced air ventilation.
We will soon be on our way to the legendary & mysterious land of North Wales. We travel straight along the M56 motorway before joining the North Wales Expressway where you will be delighted by open countryside and may even spot a castle or two as we head to our first destination.
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, home to Conwy Castle. It’s walls and turrets were 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, 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. We make our way to the 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!
Day Trips to North Wales from Manchester
Your Sightseeing Day Tour to North Wales from Manchester is fully escorted and narrated with a jolly driver and knowledgeable escort who will invariably, 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 departs at 8:45 am from ‘The Transport Interchange’ at Manchester Airport, Manchester M90 3RR.
Train details from Manchester Oxford Road Train Station
Train details from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station
Meeting your minibus at Manchester Airport
Getting to your BusyBus at the Transport Interchange from central Manchester is really easy and quick, avoiding traffic delays so we can enjoy more touring fun!
Simply hop on the Manchester Airport Rail Shuttle service (operates every few minutes, 24/7 and takes 30-minutes) from Piccadilly or Oxford Road railway stations.
Day-Return tickets cost just £5 and are available at the station
We will take you to places in Wales you thought didn’t (or couldn’t) exist and your driver and 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 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.