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South Wales Nature & adventure

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

1. 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, 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.

Wales and the South West: 5-Day Small Group Tour

2. Wales and the South West: 5-Day Small Group Tour

Day 1: Leave London and travel west to the rolling hills of the Cotswolds through England’s prettiest historic villages. Get the best photos and hear the most fascinating local tales. Travel through the Welsh Marches marked out by the ancient Offa’s Dyke. Head into the heart of the Cambrian Mountains and beautiful Elan Valley. Finally, head to the beautiful seaside town and cultural center of Aberystwyth, where you spend the next two nights. Day 2: Travel to the mountainous region of Snowdonia National Park. Visit the mountain village of Beddgelert to see the famous grave of Gelert, the legendary dog, or explore the nearby copper mine. Next, head to the town of Machynlleth to see the ancient clock tower and the quaint houses, and go antique hunting. Move on to Porthmadog and over the Cob causeway before reaching the impenetrable medieval Harlech Castle. After a fulfilling day, return to Aberystwyth in the late afternoon. Day 3: Travel around the coast of Cardigan Bay through Aberaeron to New Quay. Explore the picturesque harbor and get the chance to spot dolphins and whales. Head into the foreboding Black Mountains to explore a bedrock cave under a castle, before you visit Laugharne, where Dylan Thomas wrote the famous play Under Milk Wood. Move on to Tenby, a charming seaside town and your base for two nights. Day 4: See some of Britain’s most gorgeous coastlines at the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. Travel to the tiny cathedral city of St Davids for lunch and exploration, and stop in the county town of Pembroke to enter the thick medieval walls of the castle. From here, return to Tenby for a relaxed evening. Day 5: Leaving Tenby in the morning, begin your return journey to London. Head past the industrial cities of South Wales to the outskirts of Cardiff, and visit the outdoor National History Museum. Take the Severn Bridge back into England, and take a break at Castle Combe, a Cotswold village perfect for a relaxed stroll amongst 16th-century ironstone cottages.

From Cardiff: Brecon Beacons Gorge Walking Adventure Tour

3. From Cardiff: Brecon Beacons Gorge Walking Adventure Tour

Start your day with guided tour of the world famous Rhondda Valley in Southeast Wales. Enter the Brecon Beacons National Park and take part in the most fun and adventurous activity available in South Wales, Gorge Walking. Travel through a river gorge, climb, jump, swim, and float through the rapids, walking behind waterfalls and swimming in the crystal clear waters.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 208 reviews

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.

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.

Riki was a phenomenal tour guide. He took us all around different places in the southern countryside of Wales, and he was full of knowledge and enthusiasm throughout the whole tour. I had a wonderful experience, and I would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone!

Great tour despite the bleak Welsh weather! Christo ,our driver come guide, was full of stories and anecdotes and made the trip even better! Really enjoyed ourselves on this tour!!

I definitely recommend it. This is the opportunity to see very attractive areas, sights and small towns in the interior of Wales.