After our hugely successful cruises in April 2018, we are delighted to offer you another exclusive package. We begin with a two-night stay aboard Fred Olsen’s Black Watch as she sails from Southampton to Liverpool. We then enjoy two nights at the three-star Bryn Howel Hotel in Llangollen, with visits to Liverpool and Port Sunlight, and a journey into Snowdonia with a ride on the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways.
Day 1 Late morning a taxi will collect you from your home and take you to meet our Woods coach for the short journey to Southampton, where we board Black Watch to spend two nights enjoying the ﬁne food and entertainment from Fred Olsen.
Day 2 During your day at sea enjoy a 3D ﬁlm in the Marina Theatre, take a dip in the Jacuzzi, indulge in afternoon tea, and perhaps spoil yourself with a soothing treatment in the Spa. In the evening enjoy a delicious ﬁve-course dinner and a range of entertainment.
Day 3 Disembarking in Liverpool early morning, your Woods coach will be waiting for you, and we begin our day with some free time to explore some of this fascinating city and maybe visit one of the many attractions at Albert Dock. A short drive through the Mersey Tunnel brings us to the Wirral Peninsula and Port Sunlight. We have a guided tour of this amazing village, built by William Hesketh Lever for his factory workers and named after his famous Sunlight Soap. We then travel to Llangollen and our hotel.
Day 4 A fabulous day today as we ﬁrst travel to Blaenau Ffestiniog to board the narrow-gauge railway for a dramatically scenic ride over the mountains to Porthmadog. We then board the Welsh Highland Railway for a journey along its entire 25-mile length, travelling through the magniﬁcent Aberglaslyn Pass and the wonderful Welsh scenery all the way to Caernarfon, where we meet our coach and return to Llangollen.
Day 5 We bid farewell to Llangollen and make our way homewards with suitable refreshment stops along the way, arriving in the local area early evening to meet the taxis to take you home.
Set in the stunning countryside of the Vale of Llangollen, alongside the Llangollen Canal, the Bryn Howel Hotel prides itself on quality service, has an intimate, wood-panelled bar and a restaurant with remarkable views of the Dee Valley. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has WiFi and a lift to some rooms.