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1-Day Tour on Sunday & Wednesday
~Swansea Marina & National Waterfront Museum
~Mumbles Village, Lighthouse & Pier
~Coastal walk from Langland Bay to Caswell
~Rhossili awarded best bay in the UK and 10th in the world
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Price includes Top of the range Mercedes air-conditioned mini-coach. Services of professional driver and local guide. There are no chargeable entrance fees.
Extras are Lunch and refreshments.
Tour summary: travels west to Swansea, Wales's second largest city to visit the marina and the National Waterfront Museum. 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 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. In the north region of the Peninsular stop at Cefn Bryn, large open moorland and the magically Arthur's Stone.
Departs every Sunday and Wednesday all year round start time 09:00 and returns at 17:30 (5:30pm)
The tour starts from the National Museum Cardiff - 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, general feedback "really interesting". Group discounts available in the shop and cafeteria.
From Swansea enjoy views of Swansea Bay, Mumbles, 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 you can take a leisurely coastal walk to Caswell Bay, with ample time to enjoy amazing views, or if you prefer, relax at Langland and rejoin your guide and driver and travel onboard the mini-coach to Caswell to meet up with the rest of the group.
Two hour stop taken at Rhossili, voted the Best Bay in the UK and 10th Best in the World! A delightful coastal village where nothing much has changed here since the Gower became the first 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in the UK. No pleasure domes or tacky promenades just a handful of eating establishments, long expanse of golden sandy beach, a coastal path and at the end of the coastal path, Worms Head, a dramatic serpent shape stone causeway. To walk along the coastal path allow yourself around 40 minutes, for high views, walk up to Rhossili Downs, 190 metres above sea level, if you only walk part way you will still get 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. Cefn Bryn is a 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 joins the lower coastal road to arrive at Cardff at 17:30 (5:30pm) approx.
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