Springtime Escape to Llandudno,
North Wales Including a visit to Anglesey, Portmeirion & Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch !
Monday 3rd - Friday 7th April 2023 £599 per person £75 deposit now - balance due in February 2023
With the purple tipped Snowdonian Mountains as it’s backdrop, stunning views across the sea, elegant promenade, sandy beaches and majestic Victorian splendour, it’s no wonder Llandudno is known as ‘The Queen of the Welsh Resorts’. The 4 star Tynedale Hotel is one of Llandudno’s top hotels. From the moment you enter the hotel you will be greeted by the welcoming and professional staff. The hotel has gained a reputation for its fine cuisine and the hotel is ideally situated on sea front in a level position on the famous promenade.
The ever popular Landlubbers Cruise is back ! The fabulous Tynedale Hotel becomes MV Tynedale for the duration of your stay visiting four different superb locations. Beautifully executed, the hotel is themed for each of your Ports of Call, creating the atmosphere of actually having been at sea. The experience starts with the issue of a Passport to all arriving passengers which gets stamped at each port of call, providing you with a great, permanent memento of your cruise holiday.
Ports of call include :PARIS – ACAPULCO – HONOLULU – VENICE – LLANDUDNO
Here’s what is in store for you when you embark ……
Morning departure from the Essex area as we head towards North Wales. A stop will be made en route at the ancient city of Chester.
Chester has the most complete city walls, the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old Cathedral with Europe's finest example of medieval carvings - We shall then make our way to our 4* Hotel in Llandudno, our base for the next four nights. After settling in, meet your fellow travellers and enjoy a four course themed dinner and cabaret entertainment. Enroute to our hotel we shall take a scenic drive through Llangollen, and along the Horseshoe Pass, offering spectacular views.
PARIS – FRANCE- DAY 1
Come face to face with that iconic Mona Lisa smile at the Louvre. Shop til you drop on the Champs Elysees; discover the sights of the Arc de Triomphe and Notre Dame, whilst cruising down the Seine. Sip coffee in an outdoor café and catch a cabaret show at the Moulin Rouge.
Welcome aboard - Arrive to the portside to a traditional welcome. You will receive your passports from our purser and can make your way through immigration. Afternoon tea will be served whilst the porters take care of your luggage. Why not have a wander around the decks and take a photo beside our Eiffel Tower ?
17.45hrs: Time to meet your fellow passengers and crew, as complimentary pre dinner aperitifs are served, followed by a brief introduction to the cruise by the Cruise Directors. 18.15hrs: Preparations begin to set sail, our skilled Captain is one of the few in the World able to navigate the River Seine in a cruise ship. At Crique de Rouen we will join the English Channel and proceed full steam ahead to Acapulco. 18.30hrs: M.V. Tynedale eating experience - a delicious themed dinner from the top notch chefs in the Trans Atlantic restaurant. 20.30hrs: Your on board entertainment commences. 23.00hrs: Complimentary finger buffet.
ACAPULCO – MEXICO - DAY 2
Its perfect year round tropical climate makes it the perfect place for all activities.The rare mix of golden beaches, tropical jungles and lagoons, the Mexican warmth, mysticism and tradition blend together to form a unique experience to last a lifetime ….. 08.00–10.00hrs: Breakfast is served as we drop anchor in Acapulco, Mexico. Passports please–Don’t forget to have your passports stamped at the pursers office before you disembark for the day.
After breakfast, the day is yours at leisure to explore the seaside town of Llandudno. Llandudno is the largest seaside resort in Wales, on the shores of the Irish Sea. Characterised by a long promenade overlooked by rows of Victorian buildings which make up the South Parade, the architecture certainly lives up to its title.
The beach stretches for 2 miles in length with plenty of sand to build a castle or two ! 15.30hrs : Return to MV Tynedale for afternoon tea 17.45-18.15hrs : Fun in Acapulco ! Have a go on the Casino – Will lady luck be with you? It’s just for fun and chips are free. Roulette and Black Jack are in the cafe bar. 18.15hrs : Up anchor as M.V Tynedale sets sale for our next port of call - Honolulu 18.30hrs : The restaurant opens for your Mexican themed dinner party – “Fiesta La Quebrada” 20.30hrs : Your on board entertainment commences. 23.00hrs : Complimentary finger buffet.
HONOLULU - HAWAII - DAY 3
Honolulu stetches across the South Eastern shores of the Island – from Pearl Harbour to Makauu Point, encompassing the World famous Waikiki beach where surfing was born. When the sun goes down the “Heartbeat of Hawaii” awakens to a new beat and its time to put on your dancing shoes.
08.00–10.00hrs: Breakfast is served as we drop anchor in Hawaii. Passports please–Don’t forget to have your passports stamped at the pursers office before you disembark for your day trip.
After breakfast, we shall depart the hotel and travel by coach over the Menai Strait to the Isle of Anglesey, with a visit to Beamaris, with its handsome Georgian and Victorian architecture. We shall then head to the little village with the longest name in Britain – Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch !
15.30 hrs : Afternoon tea will be served as we show the highlights of this volcanic island on the HD cinematic screens. 17.45 – 18.30 hrs : Let’s get the beach party started with chilled music, cool beer, great cocktails and all at duty free prices. 18.30 hrs : MV Tyndale sets sail for our next port of call – Venice, Italy 18.45 hrs : A fabulous Hawaiian celebration themed dinner in the Trans-Atlantic restaurant awaits you . 20.30hrs : Your onboard entertainment commences 23.00 hrs : Compimentary finger buffet
VENICE - ITALY - DAY 4
Visit the Grand Canal, Rialto Bridge, The Doges Palace, Bridge of Sighs and St Mark’s Square – the list is endless. Having Waterways instead of roads and the complete absence of vehicles lends a surreal and other worldly atmosphere to the “City of Water” – Belissimo ! 08.00–10.00hrs: Breakfast is served as we drop anchor in Marittima. Passports please–Don’t forget to have your passports stamped at the pursers office before you disembark for your day trip.
After breakfast join us on our excursion to the wonderful Welsh village of Portmeirion (entrance fees included). Situated on a private peninsula overlooking stunning coastal scenery, the Italian Riviera meets rural Wales with a riot of colour and architectural styles at Portmeirion Village. Built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis, Portmeirion is now one of Wales’ most popular tourist destinations. Portmeirion Village is well known as the location for the 1960s cult TV series The Prisoner. It comprises a cluster of colour-washed buildings around a central piazza, scenic surroundings and extensive woodlands, two hotels, historic cottages, gift shops, spa & award winning restaurants. 15.30 hrs : Afternoon Tea is served –have your photo taken with our Gondolier
and join in the deck games . Masquerade Cocktail party . 17.45 hrs : Meet the Captain and the crew at our Mysterious and Glamorous Venetian Masquerade Cocktail Party. Guest are encouraged to dress for the occasion. 18.15 hrs : M.V. Tynedale sets sale for our home port of Llandudno. 18.30 hrs : Captain’s dinner – “Buon Appetito” ! 20.30 hrs : Your onboard entertainment followed by Cabaret. 23.00 hrs : Your final evening draws to a close with the final late night buffet of your cruise.
After a leisurely breakfast, we shall start our journey home, stopping in the delightful Derbyshire town of Bakewell. Famous for its unique and delicious Pudding, Bakewell has many more tempting treats to offer - ranging from shopping and specialist markets to buzzing restaurants and cafes. There will be free time in Bakewell for shopping and lunch before we head Southwards towards the Essex area.