Classic Tour of North Wales

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Plas Newydd – Llangollen with Dinas Bran medieval castle ruins in the background
Scenic Photo Friendly Tour Up to 8 Hours Featuring a variety of interesting tour content and attractions

The ideal choice if you are visiting on a time precious visit

The North Wales Classic Tour is the ideal choice if you are visiting on a time precious visit. Our tour captures the best of the region with a variety of interesting tour content. Enjoy taking a stroll along ‘The Stream in the Sky’ along the stunning UNESCO world heritage site of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct and across the beautiful Dee Valley below. Witness stunning views and panorama's as we take you off road touring into the hills, high above the valley floor. Enjoy a scenic ride on a steam train or the unique experience of a Horse Drawn Canal cruise along a section of the UNESCO canal. The tour also visits the Welsh riverside towns of Llangollen, Betws-y-Coed, Llanwrst and Conwy with its stunning medieval castle and town walls. This tour can start out from Chester or Liverpool or as a Cruise Tour from Liverpool. * For a Day Tour by train from London, you could plan to arrive in Chester and depart from Llandudno Junction. If you are staying anywhere else in the North Wales region, then please contact us to discuss your tour requirements and we will be pleased to quote for our services.


Our Classic North Wales Tour captures some of the best highlights of the North Wales area with a variety of interesting tour content.

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
One of ‘the Wonders of Wales’ and a hidden gem. If you’ve got a head for heights, you can enjoy a walk across the ‘Stream in the Sky’ and witness some of the best scenic views in Wales! The aqueduct was built more than 200 years ago and is the highest and longest in Britain, standing at over 126 feet above the river Dee flowing below and stretching out across the valley at over a 1000 feet in length.
King Offas Dyke
Afterwards, witness the stunning views and panorama’s as we take you off road touring into the hills, high above the Dee valley floor. There’s the opportunity to get out and walk along the famous King Offas Dyke – the ancient 7th century border of Wales with England.
You can stop for a riverside lunch and visit the home of the famous ‘Ladies of Llangollen’. Perhaps you might like to step back in time and experience travel from a time gone by with a scenic ride on a steam train or the unique experience of a Horse Drawn Canal Cruise along a section of the UNESCO canal.
The tour also visits the Welsh towns of Betws-y-Coed, including a visit to a medieval church.
You can take an afternoon tea at a beautiful riverside setting in a former medieval Courthouse.
The medieval town walls of Conwy are claimed to be amongst the best preserved in Europe and you can still walk the walls and climb the Watchtower for that great view over the town. The town and castle are part of the UNESCO heritage site and dates back to the 13th century.

This tour can also be custom designed with alternative options. You might want to consider changing the outline tour itinerary. Just simply request to swap something in the current tour line up from the list below:

Rhug Chapel: Never judge a chapel, or a church for that matter, by its exterior. Step inside the chapel and be prepared to be wowed by its decorative flourishes complete with high church pretensions and a zany style to counter puritanical notions of the time.

The Snowdonia Secret View: Enjoy touring where the tour buses can’t go and where other tour guides don’t even know. We climb high into the hills to a spectacular isolated ridge high above the valley floor to witness ‘The Secret View’ – featuring a spectacular panorama of the Snowdonia National Park mountain peaks. (This is subject to clear visibility/weather on the day).

Please note that certain attractions have restricted operating and opening times.

Tour Testimonial and Endorsement

“Experiencing the beauty of North Wales”

One of the highlights of a recent two-week trip to England and Wales was our day with Boutique Tours of North Wales. John’s knowledge and love of North Wales - its people, history, culture and landscapes - is incredible and infectious. John was a fantastic guide who individualized our trip to take us to see and do the things we wanted, while maximizing our time with his knowledge of where to go, how to get there and, crucially, what time to arrive for peak enjoyment. We packed a lot into our day, but it never felt rushed; when we dawdled at spots, he adjusted the schedule and kept us on track. The ride in the van comfortably accommodated our family of two adults and three tall teenagers. John is a safe driver who skillfully navigated highways, one-lane mountain roads. We had a great experience and highly recommend Boutique Tours.
Ruth Burns from Minnesota, USA
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Our private tour rates sit very competitively against the rates quoted by The Guild of Professional Tour Guides, along with the Association of Professional Tourist Guides and the Driver-Guides Association.

Not found what you are looking for?

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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