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From Cardiff: Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons Full-Day Trip

4.9 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Tours Wales

From Cardiff: Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons Full-Day Trip

Activity provider: Tours Wales

From US$ 120.55 per person

Explore the best of South East Wales on this full-day tour. Visit Roman towns, admire the ruins of Tintern Abbey, travel through the upper Wye gorge, and enjoy the delights of the Black Mountains.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Welsh, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Visit the Roman remains of Caerleon and Caerwent
  • Marvel at the ruined walls of the renowned Tintern Abbey
  • Take in panoramic views of the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Explore the picturesque villages of Abergavenny and Talybont-on-Usk
  • Learn about the Welsh industrial revolution in Merthyr Tydfil
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Discover the highlights of South East Wales on this full-day trip from Cardiff. See sights such as the ancient Roman remains of Caerleon and Caerwent, the ruins of the Abbey of Tintern, and the Brecon Beacons National Park.

Meet your guide in Central Cardiff and set out to your first stop, Caerleon Roman town. See the remains of the Roman amphitheatre and baths, and the legionary barracks.

Follow the Wye Gorge towards Tintern and stop to visit Tintern Abbey, a sight made famous by painter JWM Turner. Continue up through the gorge and the spectacular Forest of Dean to Monmouth and Rockfield.

Next, enter the Brecon Beacons National Park in the beautiful Black Mountains, with the ruins of Llanthony and the hidden church of St.Issu. Take in the breathtaking views of Pen y Fan and Corn Ddu, check your reflection in the reservoirs of Talybont and Pontsticill. In Merthyr Tydfil, cradle of the Welsh industrial revolution, discover the beginnings of train travel, following the river Taff for our return to Cardiff in the evening.

  • Bottled water
  • Guided tour
  • Food
  • Entrance fees
  • Gratuities

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at the south entrance to Cardiff Central Station. Look for the van with a Tour Wales logo.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear

Know before you go

  • This tour will take place rain or shine
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 20 reviews

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It was an amazing day! We had a rainy day yet Riki made it super fun. It was a small group of Riki, my friend, and I. When we hopped in the van he explained the history of Wales and why Cardiff was made the capital. He kept the conversation going with all kinds of facts and stories. At one point if the trip my friend and I tried to stump him with our questions, he was not phased and answered all our questions and then some. We all ate at a small pub he recommended some sandwiches and they were very good. We continued our journey stopping at really good photo spots for my photographer friend. It was a 10/10 day and the rain did not ruin anything.

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November 6, 2022

The guide was absolutely fantastic and did a wonderful job of engaging everybody in the group. I like that there was some flexibility for us to explore at our own pace at some of the sites. I learned a lot not only about the sites that we visited, but about Wales in general.

September 12, 2022

This full and varied day out is designed to show the best of (this part of) Wales, and it really hits the mark. Riki was knowledgeable, personable and didn't overburden you with dry facts, unless you wanted it. He was keen to share his enthusiasm and ensure we had a splendid day out. I originally thought it quite expensive, but we had 9 hours of fascinating views and sites to enjoy, so the value was great. Enjoyed being in a small group too. Could not have been bettered.

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July 18, 2022

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