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Swansea, Elan Valley & Brecon Railway

Located on the majestic five-mile sweep of Swansea Bay and known as the 'city by the sea', Swansea is Wales' second city boasting an award winning Marina and Maritime Quarter. Enjoy free time in Swansea as well as a guided tour of Elan Valley and an included ride on a vintage steam train into the Brecon Beacons National Park

Swansea is the second largest city in Wales sitting on picturesque Swansea Bay. The city has evolved rapidly in recent years; the centre has extended seaward into the award-winning Marina and Maritime Quarter, where you'll find attractions including the Swansea Museum, the Dylan Thomas Centre and the National Waterfront Museum. This landmark building is a magnificent fusion of Welsh slate, glass and steel, with a canopied street of cafes and shops overlooking the marina waterfront.



This four-star Dragon hotel has been a key landmark in the city centre for over 50 years. Facilities include the Dragon Brasserie and café bar, the Piano Restaurant and the Margam Lounge, plus a swimming pool and gymnasium. All bedrooms feature air-conditioning, flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi, plus tea and coffee making facilities.




  • Two nights accommodation with breakfast

  • Guided tour of Elan Valley Reservoirs.

  • Return journey on the Brecon Steam Railway.

Day One

We head south to Rhayader and the Elan Valley Visitor Centre where we meet a guide who will accompany us for a tour of the dams. Elan is a beautiful and unspoilt area made even more compelling by the dams and reservoirs which together create a wonderful landscape. Enjoy the stunning views and marvel at the engineering enterprise of the Victorians. From here we continue on to Swansea for check in to the Dragon Hotel.

Day Two

A day at leisure to relax and explore Swansea where attractions include the Swansea museum, the dylan thomas centre and the national Waterfront museum. this landmark building is a magnificent fusion of Welsh slate, glass and steel, with a canopied street of cafes and shops overlooking the marina waterfront.


Day Three

This morning we check out and head for the village of Pant, home to the Brecon mountain railway. Here we embark on a journey that will take us into the Brecon Beacons, travelling through Pontsticill and along the full length of the taf fechan reservoir before climbing to torpantau. On our return journey the train will stop at Pontsticill station where we you can see the Steam museum or enjoy a stroll alongside the reservoir. From here we continue our journey and travel home to north Wales.


B=Breakfast Included

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
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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