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 ticket admits 1 x senior 60 and over, or 1x student or 1x child under 16 years
** Family 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.  Starting first with a photo stop and history of Castell Coch, a medieval castle and the former hunting lodge of the Marquis of Bute, followed by a journey  through ancient woodland to the Mountain Road to enter 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 and photo stop at the enchanting 13th-century Castell Coch, (Red Castle). Dr Who film location!
 
Enjoy a scenic drive through an ancient wood and 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. Ample time for free time for to explore the castle. Dr Who film location!
 
Take a journey through the former industrial valleys of South Wales where you guide will tell the story of how coal and iron making and how it impacted 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, 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, a guided tour at Brecon Cathedral a place of Christian worship for over 1000 years.
 
With still more to see, we travel east to view South Wales largest natural lake, and Monmouthshire and Brecon Canal. 
 
Next stop the Black Mountains located on the eastern region of the park, in good weather the high point will deliver fantastic views. 
 
Depart the park and travel south returning to Cardiff at 17.30 (5.30pm) approx.

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