Castle and Snowdonia Tour

Touring the Snowdonia National Park without the crowds!
Cultural, Historic and Scenic Photo Friendly Tour Up to 8 Hours Featuring a variety of interesting tour content and attractions

Our Castle and Snowdonia Tour captures the best of the history of Wales, along with some of the most breathtaking landscapes and castles in the country. The tour provides plenty of scenic photo stops and two very contrasting short walks set amongst the most amazing scenery. We take in one of the finest medieval castles at Caernarfon. The Unesco castle is recognised around the world as one of the greatest buildings and castles of the Middle Ages. Built in the late 13th century, the castle was the biggest of all the castles built for King Edward 1st in his conquest of Wales. The ‘Royal Castle’ has associations for the investitures of the Prince of Wales and you can follow in the royal footsteps as we guide you through the castle on a fascinating historical tour. In complete contrast, the Snowdonia National Park features wild landscapes and villages steeped in history, all set amongst the most stunning scenery, with the feature being the highest mountain in Wales – Mount Snowdon. Our tour takes in a visit to a Welsh Farm for lunch/refreshments. We also visit one of the prettiest village locations in all of Wales and we go onto tour through the mountains and glacial valleys along what is regarded as ‘the most scenic road in Wales’. We tour through a number of contrasting glacial valleys and you get to learn about the fascinating story of slate that has left its industrial scars on the landscape of Wales.


A fascinating tour that captures the history and castles of Gwynedd and Wales, along with some of the most dramatic landscapes and scenery in all of Wales.

Hidden Glacial Valley of Snowdonia
Our tour starts by routing you away from the conventional touring areas and immediately impresses you with a beautiful valley and coastal views from high up the top of a mountain pass.
Caernarfon Castle
A brute of a fortress, Caernarfon Castle’s pumped up appearance is unashamedly muscle-bound and intimidating. King Edward 1st created what is without a doubt one of the most impressive castles in Wales and beyond, and the castle and town walls provided means to keep some communities in and others out.
Welsh Farm
Our refreshment/lunch stop is a place where you can meet the locals and hear the Welsh language be spoken during our visit to a farm location set on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

We recommend trying one of our traditional national dishes – ‘Welsh Rarebit’ or maybe a bowl of ‘Cawl’ or even ‘Lobscouse’. You can also get to sample some Welsh wine.
Snowdonia National Park
The National Park stretches out over 830 square miles and we have selected the very best touring route as we travel through stunning and picturesque glacial landscapes, passing lakes and streams and climb into the elevated regions of Snowdonia.
One of the prettiest villages in Wales, we set you down for a stunning riverside walk. The village is set amongst some of the most majestic scenery Wales has to offer. Located where two rivers meet, it features a cluster of miner’s stone cottages. Learn about the legend of ‘Great Prince of Wales’ who use to hunt in the area and sample some of the best ice cream in Wales at a local parlour.
The Most Scenic Road in Wales
Our touring route climbs into the Snowdonia mountains and the tour takes in one of its legendary tales told by your local resident guide that captivates you as we drive through some of the most dramatic scenery in Wales. We will make several scenic stops for photographs.
Mount Snowdon
The highest mountain in Wales sits at a commanding 3,560 feet and is surrounded by spectacular landscapes of dramatic glacial valleys with lakes.
Llanberis Slate Quarry
Discover the industrialisation of the region – slate that roofed the houses of the world!
Quarry Walk
We drive out to an elevation on the slate mountain for our second short walk of the day across the second largest slate quarry in Wales. With more than 20 galleries you can experience working life on the side of the mountain, whilst taking in some of the best scenic landscapes of the whole touring day.
Blade of the Giants
Enjoy this stunning lakeside setting with the ‘Sword in the Stone’.
Secret View
One of the best views in the Snowdonia National Park, our secret view is located off the main tourist trails and out of reach to the big tour buses.
Quarryman’s Villages
We tour through hillside villages set amongst the finest scenery.

Tour Testimonial and Endorsement

“Private tour of Snowdonia”

My husband and I had a fantastic day touring with Boutique Tours through Snowdonia. We saw and learnt so much more in one day than we did in 2 weeks driving ourselves - and without the stress! John was quick to adapt the tour to our interests and was interesting with a good sense of humour. He showed us some special locations that you would miss on your own without immense research and time and we got our best photos all in one day. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend John, and in particular the value of a private tour with Boutique Tours.
Maggi Miles from Adelaide, Australia
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It’s your very own private tour and we can custom design the tour itinerary and arrangements to suit what you want to do and see. Our flexibility allows you to make changes to our itineraries. So take something out and add something more appealing to your desires. Alternatively combine an element of this tour with that of another tour. All you have to do is ask and if it is possible then it will be our pleasure to accommodate your wishes.

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