The Conwy Valley Explorer II

Departs –


Join us for a scenic day out aboard our private vintage diesel hauled Pullman train and take a journey along one of our most popular routes through the stunning countryside of the Pennines and Snowdonia to the Welsh mountain resort of Betws-y-Coed.

Departing early morning from stations listed above we head west from Thorne to Llandudno Junction where, having enjoyed the rugged Pennine scenery and the beautiful sea views along the North Wales coast our train reverses for the climb along the Conwy Valley to the picturesque mountain resort of Betws-y-Coed. The line twists and turns as it winds its way into the hills of Snowdonia offering spectacular views across the Conwy estuary and over the mountain tops of the Snowdonia range. We expect a two to three hour break at Betws-y-Coed, ample time to explore its pretty streets, charming shops and riverside walks.

You may wish to stay on the train to Blaenau Ffestiniog, famed for its lunar landscape, the result of slate mining on a vast scale, where there will be time for a short leg stretch and a glimpse of the narrow gauge railway before returning to the train.

Pullman Dining Settle to Carlisle Line passengers will be served a full English breakfast with complimentary Buck's Fizz plus elevenses or light lunch (depending on finalised timings), on the outward journey. A delicious four course evening dinner preceded by canapés and Champagne will be served on the return journey.

Pullman First Class passengers will be served a breakfast bap and pastries on the outward leg and a savoury of the day followed by cake will be served on the return journey. To accompany this there will be a complimentary service of tea and coffee.

Standard and First Class passengers will have access to a buffet for the purchase of tea, coffee and light refreshments. You are also welcome to bring your own refreshments or indeed a tasty picnic to enjoy as the countryside passes by!

First Class and Pullman Dining passengers can book a private table for a supplement of £20.00 per person.


The following Pick-Up and Set-Down stations are available on this excursion

Provisional Timings Outward Return
Cleethorpes 05:51 COACH
Grimsby 06:00 COACH
Habrough 06:14 COACH
Barnetby 06:26 22:40
Scunthorpe 06:45 22:21
Thorne South 07:04 21:59
Betws-y-Coed 12:18 16:42
Blaenau Ffestiniog 12:50 16:10