North Wales is steeped in history and with the mountains of Snowdonia, stunning valleys, rugged coastline, gorgeous beaches and popular resort towns, tourism remains firmly its main industry. To explore this beautiful area, a bespoke tour is perfect – giving you the ability to have an expert guide, but also to influence where you go and what you see.
Bespoke Tours of North Wales offer tailor-made, private guided tours in a luxurious and very comfortable Land Rover Discovery; sit back, relax and see the best that beautiful North Wales has to offer. The tours are wonderfully flexible and are designed around what you want to see, they last the whole day with collection and drop-off points wherever suits you within North Wales. Your guide is passionate about the natural beauty and history of this area and knows it inside and out so you can be sure to gain insider knowledge! Read on for our top 5 bespoke tours:
1. Snowdonia Tour
No visit to North Wales would truly be complete without exploring the spectacular natural landscape of the Snowdonia National Park. This tour explores the site where the famous Welsh mountains were forged in the bellies of volcanoes and sculpted by the great ice ages. A fascinating insight into the history of this area means you will discover why guests staying in a Snowdonia hotel were ordered out of bed at 1am to drink champagne and just why Charles Darwin was such a regular visitor to North Wales! Add in some medieval castles, a slate museum, a legendary village, a steam train ride on the Highland Railway or an underground tour of a power station and you have a truly action-packed day of exploring and adventure!
2. Conwy Valley Tour
The Conwy River flows through the valley down to the estuary at Conwy creating some stunning scenery in its path. Part of the beauty of this area lies in its contrasts; from desolate moors, to the craggy, majestic scenery of Northern Snowdonia. Some of the most popular tourist attractions in North Wales can be found in this area; medieval castles and historic houses are everywhere you look! Choose from an elegant Victorian seaside resort, a medieval fortress, Great Britain’s Smallest House, a working woollen mill, landscaped gardens or the gushing Swallow Falls Waterfall when you define your perfect tour.
3. Themed Tours
If you are intrigued by a specific aspect of Welsh culture then a themed tour is for you. Whatever your passion there’s a themed tour that celebrates it! Choose from Castles, Industry Past and Present, The Golden Age of Steam, Stately Homes & Gardens or The James Braid Golf Trail. All tours take you to a variety of sights and attractions that highlight the best of their topic.
4. Anglesey Tour
The largest island in Wales, Anglesey has a beautiful and picturesque landscape. The coastlines are spectacular with rugged towering sea cliffs and miles of sandy beaches, there are vast forests where the Red Squirrel makes its home, idyllic seaside towns, lighthouses, country houses, ancient sites, as well as the infamous village with the longest name in Britain (which I’ve not quite got the space to include here!) and its railway sign where you simply must have a photo taken! There are so many attractions to see on the island that even with the expert local knowledge of your guide, you simply can’t fit them all in during one day, so discuss which ones excite you most and your bespoke tour will be created.
5. Dee Valley Tour
The picturesque Dee Valley features the gentle valleys and the meandering river Dee, the tour takes in historic towns, horse-drawn canal boats, steam trains from a by-gone era, an imposing castle, famous historic houses, a ruined abbey as well as a ‘stream’ in the sky! The tour works perfectly if you are visiting Liverpool as it’s literally on the doorstep and makes for a welcome calming break from the busy city.
For an exclusive, intimate tour of just 4 people and an expert tour guide, Bespoke Tours of North Wales offer a unique service. As well as selecting exactly which locations you visit, you can even set the pace so if a particular sight or region captivates you, stay a little longer; it’s totally your day out and it’ll certainly be a memorable one!
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