South Wales
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Our most recommended South Wales Day Trips

Cardiff and Caerphilly Castle Day Trip from London

1. Cardiff and Caerphilly Castle Day Trip from London

Depart London in the morning, and then travel across country by bus to visit the historic port city of Cardiff, capital of Wales since 1955. Take a sightseeing bus tour on arrival to admire the impressive monuments of the city center, where highlights include the new National Assembly building in the regenerated waterfront district of Cardiff Bay. Get some free time for lunch before traveling to historic Caerphilly Castle, famous for having the most elaborate water defenses in Britain. Get some free time to explore the medieval grounds, and marvel at the impressive gatehouses and other architectural features of the 13th-century monument. Depart in the early evening for the scenic drive back to London through the Welsh Valleys and get dropped off in central London in the evening. 

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From Cardiff: Mumbles and Gower Peninsular Tour

2. From Cardiff: Mumbles and Gower Peninsular Tour

Start by meeting your guide at the central train station in Cardiff. Hop on an air-conditioned minivan and travel along the southern coastline of South Wales, passing the cities of Port Talbot and Swansea. Explore the charming area of Mumbles and stroll along the "Mumbles Mile" to see the wonderful pier and offshore lighthouse. Take some time to explore the boardwalk and grab an ice cream as you enjoy the pleasant surroundings of this quaint location. Next, explore the Gower Peninsular in all of its natural glory with a hike from Langland Bay along the coastal path to Caswell Bay. Enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout with plenty of fantastic photo stops. Return to Cardiff in the evening after a full day of exploring. Finally, visit Worms Head and the majestic sweep of Rhossili Bay, which is regularly voted in the top ten beaches.

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

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

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, Caerwent Roman town. See the remains of the Caerleon fortress and walled town, Roman amphitheaters 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 through the Forest of Dean to explore the villages of Abergavenny and Talybont-on-Usk, where you can admire the narrowboats. Next, enter the Brecon Beacons National Park and take in views of Pen y Fan and the reservoirs of Talybont and Pontsticill. Finish your tour in Merthyr Tydfil, the cradle of the Welsh industrial revolution, before returning to Cardiff in the evening.

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What people are saying about South Wales

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 198 reviews

This tour was the highlight of our time in Wales! The scenery was breathtaking and we had more than enough time to take everything in at each stop. Ricky was the perfect guide - he really took good care of us and he made the tour very interesting with his vast knowledge of all the attractions. On this tour we really got to experience some extraordinary hidden gems along the south coast. 10/10, highly recommend!

We had a great day with Riki. It was just the two of us so very relaxed. A good couple of walks is long the coast that were enjoyable even in October. Great views as you walked too. Had a great pub lunch as well. Thank you Riki for a great day, definitely a highlight of our trip to Cardiff and the surrounding area.

Had the most amazing time on this tour ! Everything was perfect and well planned. We got to see so much of beautiful Wales, all the hidden gems, while being informed about the history. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone !

Super tour with a plenty of time and much to discover...highly recommended for nature enthusiasts. Our guide Rikki had nice stories to tell

Riki is an amazing tour guide. We had plenty of time at each stop and we've learned a lot about Gower Peninsula. Definitely recommend!!