Wales is criss-crossed with incredible canals and waterways that meander through stunning countryside and quiet villages, passing by old traditional pubs and historic sites. We will discover both the ancient and modern Waterways of South Wales and the English Marches, which were at the heart of the Industrial Revolution.
Likewise, the Great Little Trains of Wales are a very special way to see some of the best scenery in the British Isles. While each of these narrow gauge steam railways are unique in their own way, all of them have a history spanning well over 100 years, and so they have the charm of old-time steam trains with plenty of polished paintwork and brass. The special attraction of narrow gauge railways lies in their modest size compared with mainline trains, and their leisurely speed gives time to take in some of the splendid scenery.
• Boat trip on the Brecon Canal
• Mediaeval ship reconstruction
• Swansea docks
• Ride on the Talyllyn Railway - the world’s first preserved railway, and enjoy its vintage locomotives
• Ride on the Vale of Rheidol and Ffestiniog Railways, featuring dramatic scenery
• A journey on the Welsh Highland Railway (stunning!)
• The immaculate seafront town of Llandudno
• Chester - one of Britain’s Historic Walled Cities
* Those joining any of our tours to Europe must be able to walk fairly long distances and climb stairs easily.