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The Great Little Trains of Wales

The Great Little Trains of Wales

Experience the fabulous ‘Great Little Trains’ of Wales on this tour to Snowdonia. Included is a new journey aboard the Bala Lake Railway, a delightful ride along the lakeshore in Llanberis, entry to Portmeirion Village and a glorious 38 mile journey on the Welsh Highland & Ffestiniog Railway.

Holiday Inclusions

  • Dinner, Bed and Breakfast

  • Door-to-Door Service

  • Coach travel throughout

  • Porterage

  • Excursions as listed


Our Hotel

Royal Victoria Hotel, Llanberis

The Royal Victoria is situated well for touring and there are many amenities, attractions and walks close by. Offering a warm and genuine welcome, the hotel offers a stylish restaurant, a cosy pub-feel bar, an elegant lounge and beautiful gardens with lovely views. All bedrooms are en-suite and feature a TV and tea & coffee making facilities. This hotel has a lift which serves some bedrooms.



Enjoy a visit to Portmeirion Village on the shores of Cardigan Bay (entry included). Designed by Sir Clough Ellis Williams between 1925 and 1975 in the style of an Italian village, Portmeirion is well known as the setting of the 1960's cult TV series 'The Prisoner.'

B, D

Bala Lake Railway

Enjoy a ride along the whole length of this beautiful lake on the diminutive Bala Lake Railway before we head to Betws-y-Coed for a little free time to explore. This magical setting has a distictling Alpine feel, enhanced by the dense Gywdyr Forest surorunding Betws-y-Coed.


We join the Llanberis Lake Railway for a relaxing ride along the lake shore, followed by a leisurely afternoon in Llanberis village.

Welsh Highland

Sit back, relax and enjoy views of stunning mountains, tranquil pastures, magnificent forests and beautiful lakes as we glide along the Welsh Highland Line, taking us through Beddgelert to Caernarfon.

Ffestiniog Railway

We journey to Blaenau Ffestiniog where we catch the Ffestiniog Railway for an exhilarating ride across the mountains, descending to the sea at Porthmadog where you will have some time to enjoy a bite to eat.

2024 only

Snowdon Mountain Railway - We board the Snowdon Mountain Railway for an awe-inspiring journey to the Summit of Snowdon. A 30-minute stopover at the summit allows you to browse the gift shop, enjoy a snack from the Summit Café, and take in the views across to Ireland. You can even purchase a postcard from Summit of Snowdon, and send it from the Summit post box! Please note: Trains cannot proceed all the way to the Summit if weather conditions become severe i.e. high winds or snow/ice on the track. In such cases, trains will terminate at Rocky Valley which is 5/8 of the way to the Summit.

B=Breakfast included, D=Dinner included

Deposit & balance payment

Unless otherwise stated, deposits are £60.00 per person for UK holidays, £150.00 per person for EU holidays, and £250.00 per person for Channel Island holidays. Please be aware that all deposits are non-refundable in the event of cancellation. Upon completing your booking, a confirmation/invoice will be sent to your email address. This may land in your ‘spam’ or ‘junk’ folder so please check all of your folders. This document will show all the relevant information regarding your holiday, including your booking reference number (displayed on the top left-hand corner) which you will be asked to quote if you need to discuss any aspect of your holiday with us. Please check all of the details, such as spelling and contact information, and advise us promptly if any changes are required. We do not send out reminders for balance payments, so please note your balance due date and contact us to settle your balance on or before the date stated.


Travel documents

Your travel documents should arrive with you approximately 7 days before departure. This pack will contain your home collection time, your luggage labels, a feedback form, and a day-by-day itinerary for your holiday. Please read through these carefully before your departure day and ensure you are ready to depart promptly at the departure time stated.



Due to space limitations, unless otherwise stated, your luggage allowance is one small carry-on bag, and one medium-sized suitcase. Please consider that your luggage has to be handled by our staff and possibly porters, and therefore we recommend that your hold luggage should have dimensions of no more than 26 inches in length and 20 inches in height, and weigh no more than 18kgs. Luggage allowances may vary for EU holidays and flight packages, this will be advised in your travel documents.


Coaches & seating

Due to operational circumstances, on rare occasions we may be forced to amend seating allocation, however, this will be notified to you in a timely manner. Once all passengers are on board, if there are any spare seats on the coach and you wish to move, please feel free to do so. When the vehicle is in motion, the wearing of seatbelts is a mandatory requirement, as is our Non-Smoking policy (including electronic e-cigarettes). We kindly ask that mobile phones be used in emergencies only whilst the vehicle is in motion. For the comfort of our passengers, we will include regular comfort breaks throughout the journey. All of our coaches have a toilet on board.


Hotels & dining

All of our hotels are carefully selected and you should expect to find all bedrooms with private en-suite facilities. The board basis will be either DB&B (dinner, bed and breakfast) or B&B (bed and breakfast), and items such as leisure facilities, entertainment, etc, are described where applicable.


Special requests

Any special request should be advised to us at the point of booking, especially so in the case of those with limited mobility. Please consider that, as most of our customers book by telephone, if this information is not forthcoming our staff cannot ascertain if a chosen holiday is suitable for your mobility level and ensure your holiday is successful. Whilst we will endeavour to do all possible to satisfy any special request, please be aware that this is a ‘request’ only, unless it has been guaranteed in writing with the hotel.


Itineraries & attractions

All holiday inclusions are listed on our website and then re-confirmed to you when you receive your travel documents. As the holidays are packaged many months, and sometimes over a year, in advance of departure, on rare occasions we may be forced to amend an itinerary or change an attraction. In such instances, we will always do our best to provide a ‘like for like’ alternative and advise you as soon as possible.


Contact information

If you become lost whilst on tour, we advise that you contact our office on 01253 725999 so that we can inform your driver and help you relocate the coach (listen to the end of the answering machine message for our emergency contact number if calling outside of office hours). We request that you provide us with a mobile phone number in advance of travel and keep your mobile phone switched on for the duration of the excursion so that we can contact you in this event. We kindly request that you also provide us with your emergency contact details. This is the name and telephone number of a friend or family member (somebody who is not travelling with you) that we could contact in the event of an emergency whilst you are on tour.



We recommend that you take some form of Photographic Identification with you on holiday (i.e. Passport, Bus Pass, or Driver’s License). In some cases, Photo ID will be a requirement, for example, where there are ferry crossings, flights, EU travel, or visits to RAF bases or royal residences. This will be advised to you in writing when you receive your booking confirmation.


Cancellation terms

Our cancellation terms are available to view on our website under Booking Conditions. All of our holidays operate subject to a minimum number of passengers being achieved. If these are not met, the tour may be cancelled by us, and a full refund will be issued. However, if you wish to cancel your holiday, a cancellation charge will be incurred.



Regardless of your chosen destination, we recommend that you consider taking out a comprehensive Travel Insurance policy, to cover you in the event of cancellation. BP Insurance Brokers offer competitive prices to patrons of G-Line Holidays and can be contacted on 01253 747258.



Gratuities are not included as part of your excursion cost and are also not compulsory. However, much in the same way as good service in a local restaurant may be rewarded, if you feel you have received a service worthy of reward from your coach driver, we would encourage you to show your appreciation personally.

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G-Line Holidays Ltd
54 St. Davids Road South
St Annes-on-Sea, FY8 1TS
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