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Tour held on Wednesday & Sunday
►Swansea Marina & National Waterfront Museum
►Mumbles Village, Lighthouse & Pier
►Coastal walk from Langland Bay to Caswell
►Rhossili Bay awarded best bay in the UK and 9th best in the world
PRICES GBP* Adult £48.00| 60+ & Student £43.00 ID required |Child£28.00 (5 years to under 16 years)
Price includes ► Top of the range Mercedes air-conditioned mini-coach ► Professional driver ► Local guide Not included ► Lunch & refreshments ►There are no chargeable entrance fees
Tour summary: travels west to Swansea, Wales's second largest city to visit the marina and the National Waterfront Museum. Views of Swansea Bay vast expanse of golden sands, and Mumbles village with Victorian Pier and lighthouse. The Gower Peninsular has an abundance of beaches and coves, and the tour explores the south region first starting at Langland Bay. Take a coastal walk to the next bay (Caswell) or if you prefer to relax at Langland and return to your mini-coach to travel to Caswell. Rhossili Bay is located on the southern point of the Peninsular stunning beach with long stretches of golden sand, a wonderful coastal path, and Worms Head, a stone causeway shaped like a large sea-serpent. Lunch stop and free time. Mid afternoon visit the north region of the Peninsular stop at Cefn Bryn with expanses of moorland and the magically Arthur's Stone.
►Start time 09:00 and returns at 17:30 approx
►Departs from the National Museum Cardiff, click map
Swansea is an appealing blend of traditional and modern, known as the city by the sea. The old dock has been transformed into a marina, surrounded by stylish waterfront buildings. Your guide will give a brief overview of the marina before visiting the National Waterfront Museum, tracing the industry and innovations over the past 300 years.
From Swansea enjoy views of Swansea Bay, Mumbles Village, lighthouse and pier, and Bracelet Bay before entering the Gower Peninsula. The 19-mile peninsula has a unique combination of natural beauty shown in its rugged cliffs, golden sands and coves.
At Langland Bay a leisurely coastal walk to Caswell Bay, with ample time to enjoy the scenery, or if you prefer, relax at Langland and rejoin your guide and driver and travel onboard the mini-coach to Caswell Bay to join the rest of the group.
Rhossili Bay, voted by TripAdvisor the Best Bay in the UK and 9th Best in the World. The delightful coastal village has not changed since the Gower became the first 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in the UK. The beach has a long expanse of golden sands, and the waters used by surfers, paddle boarders and swimmers all year round. The coastal path is easy to access and leads to Worm's Head, a dramatic serpent shape stone causeway. To walk along the coastal path allow around 40 minutes, and to visit the highest view point in the Gower, take a walk up to Rhossili Downs, 190 metres above sea level for excellent views. Your guide will point out all the eating establishments, or if you want to maximise your time at Rhossili why not bring a packed lunch.
Mid afternoon explore the North region of the Peninsular, one of Wales's most alluring landscapes. The journey travels through the village of Reynoldston to Cefn Bryn, vast open moorland where wild ponies, cattle and sheep roam without the restriction of fences. Take a short walk is Maen Ceti, better known as Arthur's Stone, a tomb dating back to approximately 2500B.C. spectacularly sited on a false crest overlooking the Llwcher Estuary. Wonderful photo opportunities at this location.
The return journey travels the lower coastal road to arrive at Cardff at 17:30 approx.
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