Knowdonia

Going on a dream trip should be easy and stress-free, and that’s the idea behind our private tours. Forget all the guidebooks, websites and review pages. Pick one of our carefully crafted experiences and make it happen.

But a bespoke tour is not just about a custom-made experience. We can point you in the right direction to help get your accommodation sorted and guide you through all the amazing places, all the while letting someone else do the driving.

What you should know about our experiences

Each and every area of North Wales is incredibly diverse, that’s why we don’t have set itineraries. Select one or more of our carefully crafted experiences, let us get to know you a little more and leave the rest to us.

Our vehicle can carry up to 8 people (+ two dogs) and we can pick you and your group up from wherever you are staying in North Wales. We can also make arrangements if you are travelling by rail.

We don’t get involved with booking your accommodation or any attractions that require advance bookings, but we can assist with choosing a suitable locale based on where/what you wish to experience and simply build your day around that. No stress.

Take a look at our experiences and if you wish to book, then follow the simple steps. If you wish to make an initial enquiry, then please feel free to drop us a line. The sooner we get to know you, the better.

From looking to booking in three simple steps

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Name your game. Pick an adventure, check the calendar and send your enquiry.

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We'll send a payment link over to secure your booking, followed by a nifty short questionnaire.

Fill us in on what you love and we’ll do the rest.

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On the day, we’ll scoop you up from your accommodation and let you know the plan for the day.

Everyone needs a bit of mystery in their lives.

Places and plans

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Why don't you have set itineraries?

Knowdonia believes that one size shouldn’t fit all. With the diverse landscape, culture, attractions and points of interest on offer, we feel that a little direction from our guests and the knowledge that we have is all you need for an unrivalled experience. If we arrive somewhere and you want to explore further, then there’s no rush to move on to the next. We will also stop whenever you want. Knowdonia believes in enjoying the present, not the future.

How is it customised to my group?

This is where Knowdonia comes into its own. Once you have booked, we get to work issuing you with a small nifty questionnaire that will allow us to find out a little more about your group and what floats your boat. We can then ensure that your day suits your tastes and expectations.

What is the price for a private tour?

Please refer to our Places and Plans pages, which give you and your group the choice of choosing from either a location-focused experience or specialist experience - or a combination of the two if you are looking for multi-day.

What is included in the price?

A bespoke and carefully thought out experience for your group. All of our experiences include transport and the services of your Knowdonian guide.

Our prices do not include food, drink or entrance fees to places that we may visit.

What are the payment/booking terms?

Single-day
Full payment upfront to secure booking

Multi-Day (>MORE> than 5 weeks/35 days away)
40% non-refundable deposit to secure booking
Remaining 60% to be paid no later than 5 weeks/35 days before the tour

Multi-Day (<LESS< than 5 weeks/35 days away)
Full payment upfront to secure booking

What is the cancellation policy?

If you cancel your trip more than 5 weeks (35 days) before the first day of your booking (i.e. before the balance due date), the cancellation charge will be 40% of the total cost of your booking.

If you cancel your trip between 35 and 10 days (inclusive) before the first day of your booking, the cancellation charge will be 75% of the total cost of your booking, with a 25% refund.

If you cancel your trip on 9 or fewer days prior to the first day of your booking, then there will be no refund.

We strongly recommend you arrange comprehensive travel, medical and cancellation insurance.

How do I book?

Once you have selected from one of our experiences and looked at our availability calendar, simply click ‘enquire’ to get things moving.

Once happy, we will send you a payment link to secure your booking followed by a nifty short questionnaire which the lead booker can complete on behalf of the group, just so that we can get to 'Know' you guys a little better and customise your day.

Is there a minimum number of travellers required?

No. Any number of people can book a private tour, but the minimum cost is based on 4 people (price varies depending on which experience you choose) but if there are less than 4 of you, then provided you are happy to cover that minimum cost then it’s all good.

Will there be any additional costs on the day?

You will be asked on your questionnaire (sent once you have booked with us) what your budget is for the day. If it is zero - then be safe in the knowledge that provided beaches, mountains, coastlines and lakes remain free, then you won’t have to put your hand in your pocket. We cover the cost of car parking, tolls etc.

If you would like to visit places on the day but may require an additional surcharge i.e. attractions, museums, boat trips, viewpoints, hiring of equipment etc., then your tour guide will ensure you have the freedom to choose on the day.

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