SOUTH WALES VALLEYS TOUR

 

 

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Where When Wales Tours depart from Cardiff daily

 

Monday & Thursday all year round

Highlights
► Brecon Beacons National Park
► Caerphilly Castle Wales' largest castle
► Castell Coch
► Brecon Town & Cathedral
► Taff & Rhymney Valleys


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PRICES GBP:  Adult £45.00  | Over 60s & Students £40.00  | Child £25.00 (5 years & under 16 years)

Price Includes
►Top of the range Mercedes air-conditioned mini-coach
► Professional driver
► Local guide
Extras Not Included
►Lunch and refreshments 
►Entrance fee to Caerphilly Castle: Adult £5.50 | *Concession 4.10 | **Family ticket £16.50 
*Concession= seniors 60 and over, students & children under 16 years
** Faimily ticket admits 2 adults and all children under 16 years 

 

Tour summary:  The tour travels as far north as Mid Wales for a sightseeing tour of the Brecon Beacons National Park visiting the Central region of the Brecon Beacons and late afternoon, the Black Mountains to the east.  Lunch stop at Brecon town followed by a tour of the cathedral.  Photo stop at Castell Coch, a medieval castle and the former hunting lodge of the Marquis of Bute.  Take a journey  through ancient woodland up onto the Mountain Road to the town of Caerphilly. At the town enjoy a guided tour at Wales' largest castle with a tower that out leans Pisa.

 

Start time  09:00 hours and return time 17:30 hours approx

Departs from the outside steps at the National Museum Cardiff.- map 

 

ITINERARY

Depart from Cardiff for a short exterior tour at the 13th-century Castell Coch, (Red Castle).
Scenic drive through an ancient wood and on to the mountain road to descend into the Rhymney Valley to Caerphilly town.  Guided tour at Wales' largest castle (Caerphilly Castle) a mighty fortress with the famous tower which out leans Pisa. Journey through the former industrial valleys of South Wales where you guide will tell the stories of coal and iron making and the impact on the  Nation. Sightseeing tour of the Brecon Beacons National Park, a jewel in the crown of the UK's protected landscapes, explores the central area of the park with ample photo stops to capture the beauty and diversity of its stunning rolling hills and lush green valleys. This is a beautiful part of Wales with an abundance of wide open spaces for Welsh black cattle, mountain ponies and sheep to graze. Lunch stop at Brecon town, a traditional Mid Wales market town, positioned on the banks of the River Usk and River Honddu, and sheltered by mountains. There are plenty of lunch options which your guide will be happy to point out to you.  After lunch, visit the scenic Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal followed by a  guided tour of Brecon Cathedral.  Late afternoon travel toward the Black Mountains on the eastern region of the park, in good weather the high point will deliver fantastic views.  Continue our journey south returning to Cardiff at 17.30 (5.30pm) approx.

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