Food & Music in Criccieth & La Traviata with the Welsh National Opera staying at the 4* Caerwylan Hotel

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4 Nights: 12 - 16 October 2023
£1195 sole use, single room (single bed)
£1195 pp sharing a standard double/twin room £1395.00 sole use
£1295 pp sharing Superior sea-facing room £1495 sole use
£1395 pp sharing Executive sea-facing room £1595 sole use
Includes: 4 nights bed & breakfast at the 4* Caerwylan Hotel, top price tickets for the Welsh National Opera in Llandudno plus two further concerts/recitals, three dinners, two lunches, one supper and a full programme of daytime visits to some of the gems of North Wales including a ride on The Welsh Highland Railway, transfers from usual northwest pick-up points.

Following the success of our visits to Criccieth in 2021  & 2022 we return this October, staying four nights at the 4* Caerwylan Hotel. Criccieth was recently described by the Sunday Times as "a proper Welsh rare bit: mountains, sea, porpoises and a prom".

One of the musical highlights of the weekend will be Sir David McVicar's outstanding production of La Traviata with the Welsh National Opera at Venue Cymru in Llandudno which we will combine with a visit to the beautiful Bodnant Gardens. We will take a trip on the wonderful Welsh Highland Railway and pay a visit to the Italianate fantasy of Portmeirion. We will also get to taste some of North Wales' unique wines with a wine tasteing on our first evening! On Friday evening we plan to have an evening of music at Memorial Hall Criccieth (full details will be available in late April) and on Sunday evening we will be joined by local musicians for a recital and supper at the hotel.

The Caerwylan Hotel looks directly over Cardigan Bay and the Castle and is arranged over three floors. The hotel has a small elevator however there are some steps to almost all of the rooms! We have taken over the entire hotel for the weekend so we have a selection of rooms (all ensuite and many with walk-in shower). Rooms range from cosy but well appointed singles and standard doubles or twins (with views to the town or castle) through to Superior Sea Facing (just three of them on the 3rd floor) and Executive Sea Facing (on the 1st & 2nd floors). Frances, Michael and their team have given us two wonderful stays previously with top quality food & service and we are confident that you will enjoy the experience in 2023.

Coach transfers (and feeders) are included from our usual pick-up points and also Llandudno Junction Station which can be reached directly from London, Crewe and Chester.

Deposit £200. Full balance due 1st August.

The Castle & Lifeboat station at Criccieth (viewed from the Caerwylan)
The vineyard at Pant Du
Bodnant Gardens
The wonderful facade of the Caerwylan directly overlooking the bay
Portmeirion & Snowdon at sunrise. Photo credit Dave Newbould/Origins Photography
a double room at the Caerwylan

To request your place, please click the link above and fill out the Booking Form. We will then send you a payment link for the deposit or full payment as appropriate. If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call us on: 0800 678 5747 or email

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