Return coach travel
Guided tour of Cardiff with a local Welsh guide
Entrance into Caerphilly Castle
This trip includes the services of a local guide throughout as we visit the Welsh capital city for sightseeing by coach, then free time for lunch.
We then move on to the impressive Caerphilly Castle with its extensive water defences (entrance is included).
In the early evening we commence our scenic drive back through the Welsh valleys. The tour returns to London at approximately 20.30hrs.
Cardiff is the capital of Wales in all senses of the word! No passport is necessary to visit Wales and its capital Cardiff, but don't think that Wales is just an extension of Northern England. Surrounded by mountains to the north and the ocean to the south, Cardiff is actually the youngest capital in Europe in a country abounding with ancient history and more castles per square mile than anywhere else in Europe!
Cardiff is a lively cosmopolitan city, proud of its rich history and famous for its passion for sport. The city of Cardiff is the county town of the historic county of Glamorgan (and later South Glamorgan).
Cardiff is part of the Euro cities network of the largest European cities. It was a small town until the early 19th century and came to prominence as a major port for the transport of coal following the arrival of industry in the region. Cardiff was made a city in 1905, and proclaimed capital of Wales in 1955. Since the 1990s Cardiff has seen significant development with a new waterfront area at Cardiff Bay which contains the new Welsh Assembly Building, and the city centre is currently undergoing a major redevelopment. International sporting venues in the city include the Millennium Stadium (Rugby and Football) and Sophia Gardens (Cricket). Cardiff is a significant tourist centre with 11.7m visitors in 2006
Cardiff is home to the biggest media sector in the United Kingdom outside London, being home to a number of television studios and radio stations, such as the BBC, ITV, HTV, S4C as well as independent broadcasters.
About Caerphilly Castle
This castle is one of the largest fortresses in Europe, with its own leaning tower! Second in size within the United Kingdom only to Windsor Castle. The castle was built in the 13th century by an Anglo-Norman lord. (Entrance is included on this tour)
07.30 - 09.00hrs London pick-ups
London Bridge (7.30am), Kings Cross (7.55am), Baker Street (8.10am), Victoria (8.25am), South Kensington (8.50am), Earls Court (9.00am)
The description & location of your pick up point is found on the top of your E-Ticket.
We recommend you arrive at your departure/pick up point at least 10 minutes prior to ensure you do not miss your tour! You must ensure you go to your booked pick up point as you may not be able to board at another location.
(45 min) Break at the services on the way over to Wales for drinks and snacks.
12.00hrs Pick up our local Welsh guide.
12.30hrs Arrive Cardiff and commence city tour (approx 1 hour)
13.30hrs One hour free time in Cardiff for lunch
14.30hrs Depart Cardiff for Caerphilly Castle
15.00hrs Arrive Caerphilly Castle and commence a walking tour.
15.30hrs Free time at the castle.
16.00hrs Depart Caerphilly Castle.
(30 min) Break at the services on the way back to London for drinks and snacks.
20.30hrs Approximate arrival back in London.
Please note that this is given as a guide only and all times are approximate and subject to change at any time.
October 27th 2013
November 14th 2013 (SOLD OUT)
December 1st 2013
December 28th 2013
January 25th 2014
February 15th 2014
March 14th 2014
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Adult Price: £52
Child Price: £47
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