Celtic Explorer

Celtic Explorer

We are delighted to offer a four night break based in the centre of the historic Welsh town of Caernarfon.

Our tour includes visits to the beautiful site of Portmeirion village and Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens on the Isle of Anglesey, all hidden away in this corner of North Wales.


Tour highlights:

  • Plas Newydd House & Gardens

  • Portmeirion

  • Porthmadog rail journey

  • Llandudno


This tour includes Sapphire Star Travel and our door to door home collection service.

Day 1

Morning collection from home for the journey to Caernarfon arriving with time to relax before dinner and maybe take advantage of the fabulous leisure facilties.


Day 2

Today we travel over the Menai Straits to Angelsey and visit Plas Newydd House and Gardens. The position is stunning with the garden offering views across the fabulous Menai Straits. Then it’s back to Caernarfon where we have free time to explore. You may wish to visit the castle, which is just a short walk from the hotel. It was the setting for the investiture of Prince Charles as Prince of Wales and is architecturally one of the most impressive of all the castles in Wales.

B, D

Day 3

After breakfast we travel to the Victorian seaside resort of Llandudno. Take a stroll along the elegant promenade past pastel coloured houses and impeccable authentic seafront architecture just like the Victorians did! The resort’s genteel appearance is deceptive, Llandudno is bursting at the seams with things to see and do.

B, D

Day 4

This morning we start with a scenic train journey to Porthmadog. We then meet our coach and continue to Portmeirion. This unique village is set on its own private peninsula on the southern shores of Snowdonia. It was created by Welsh architect Clough Williams-Ellis to demonstrate how a naturally beautiful place could be developed without spoiling it. Portmeirion has about 70 acres of sub-tropical woodland gardens.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast we leave and begin our journey home travelling across the scenic Peak District arriving in East Anglia mid evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Celtic Royal, Caernarfon


Located in the famous town of Caernarfon, The traditional Celtic Royal hotel features a fine dining restaurant providing a Mediterranean inspired menu. It also includes a modern, stylish bar offering a range of delicious food and a well stocked bar. There is also a superb leisure club with a gym and swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite with TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. This hotel has a lift.




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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites
Celtic Royal Hotel

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