City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Shopping
Kid Friendly: Yes.
Cardiff Castle is not suitable for wheelchair users due to the amount of steps, but there is easy access to the cafe and lawns.
Maximum travelers: 1
French (conversational), English (fluent)
Discover the history of Cardiff and surrounding country
This tour around the city and local area will include the key sites and buildings which indicate the history and social life of Wales. It is impossible to define the exact route as it will depend your preferences.
Arrive by train and walk to the castle (10mins) to take the Premium tour - enjoy some Welsh
Meet me the guide circa 1. 30pm. We will drive to Caerphilly Castle to see the largest ruined castle in South Wales. It gets dark around 4pm so we shall then have to drive back to Cardiff Bay to see both old and new.
We will aim to catch the 6pm train back to London
Start on your own at Cardiff Castle and if wanted go to the National Museum of Art and lunch - Meet guide and drive to Caerphilly Castle and then drive to Cardiff Bay and return to the station to catch a train back to London. - There might be time to fit in one or two small sites on the way such as Llandaff Cathedral.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the entrance to the Castle or Museum as we decide nearer to the time.
End location: The tour will end at Cardiff Central Station
Duration: 4 hours
There is flexibility in the tour time but it is approximately a half day tour
This is a driving and walking tour. Please note that it is possible to include wheelchairs for the most part. but not if it is raining.
All that is included is my time, my car and parking tickets and if we are in the market I will buy some Welsh Cakes to sample.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
40 £ - Cardiff Castle tour is about £14 and the entry to Caerphilly is about £5. You will want to chose a nice place for lunch and I will think about good places in the centre of the town (not many!!)
Entrance tickets and your own food.
I am only accredited to guide in Wales but am happy to collect from Bristol airport at normal taxi rates
My car can carry 4 passengers - 2-3 is better.
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Fiona gave an excellent tour of Cardiff. Recommend her to everyone. Great guide.