Short walking tours from Holyhead
The port of Holyhead welcomes large cruise ships during the spring and summer months. There are 19 visits due in 2016.
Anglesey Walking Holidays now offer day excursions for those guests wishing to disembark. They have a choice of morning, afternoon, or a full day of short walks to experience the delights of Holy Island with the aid of an experienced guide.
Morning Tour around Holy Island
This tour offers something really different and is off the normal tourist track. Holy Island is an island in its own right. Rhoscolyn, a quiet seaside village and headland, has an idyllic beach and some amazing coastal walking-all in all an authentic taste of Anglesey is only 6 miles from the port of Holyhead.
You will be dropped off to explore St. Gwenfaen’s church before walking to the top of the headland to experience amazing views towards the mountains of Snowdonia and across to South Stack Lighthouse. From the headland there is a short walk to the ancient St. Gwenfaen’s well with its theraputic healing properties, before going down to the beach and returning to the church. Refreshments will be available at the lovely White Eagle pub, frequented by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge when they lived on Anglesey. Historical sites, wildflowers and birds will be identified along the walk. The rare chough breeds on this headland, also peregrine falcon and shags.
Duration 3 – 4 hours (9.30am-1.30 pm).This can be adjusted to suit your arrival and departure times.
Cost $65 per person (refreshments not included). Group rates available on request.
Afternoon Tour to South Stack, Holy Island
Discover the essence of Anglesey’s Holy Island on our special wildlife and history tour to South Stack.
This afternoon tour takes you through the ancient iron age hut circles, followed by a short cliff top walk to discover the different birds and wildlflowers and magnificent seabird colony overlooking the iconic lighthouse at South Stack. This tour is really unique, with names of the wildlife given in Welsh and English and information on the traditional uses of the plants found here. The rare chough, colourful puffin and thousands of guillemots and razorbills nest at this stunning nature reserve.
You will have the opportunity to visit the South Stack Visitor Centre run by the RSPB, where you can buy refreshments at the cafe and browse in the shop. The route back to the port at Holyhead includes a stop at the mysterious ancient Penrhosfeilw standing stones.
Duration 2 -3 hours.(2.00 pm-4.30pm).This can be adjusted to suit your sailing times if needed.
Cost $65 (refreshments not included). Group rates available on request.
Full Day Tour combining Rhoscolyn and South Stack
The full day combines both Morning and Afternoon Tour to Rhoscolyn and South Stack.
Duration 5-6 hours (9.30am-4.30 pm).This can be adjusted to suit your arrival and departure times.
Cost $115 per person (refreshments not included). Group rates available on request.
Anglesey Wildlife Walks and the Anglesey Tourism Award winning Anglesey Walking Holidays combine to offer you an unique and spectacular experience of the stunning Anglesey coast.
Transport type: Comfortable people carrier
Languages: English and Welsh spoken, basic German and French.
Requirements: Need to wear good walking shoes and have warm and waterproof clothing.Some slopes and rough ground.
Food: Refreshments not included. But a stop will be made for those wanting refreshments.
How it works: We collect you from your cruise ship at Holyhead in our minibus and guarantee your return in time to sail again.
Contact us for more details.