Tour 3 - Gower Explorer, Swansea & Coastline

Tour runs on Sunday and Wednesday, available to single travellers, families & small groups.

 

Images courtesy of © Crown copyright (2008) Visit Wales. Main photo Rhossili Bay, Top Row: Swansea Marina, Gower Coast and Arthur's Stone, Mumbles, Langland to Caswell Coastal Path and Ponies at Cefn Bryn

Tours are now closed for 2019 and re-start April 2020

Tour runs on Saturday

Highlights

  • Visit Swansea Marina & National Waterfront Museum
  • Stop at Mumbles Lighthouse
  • Take a Coastal walk from Langland Bay to Caswell
  • Lunch stop at Rhossili and coastal walks
  • Touch Arthur's Stone
  • Admire views overlooking Llwcher Estuary and Salt Marshes
  • See wild ponies, sheep and cattle at Cefn Bryn

 

Prices 2020

GBP Sterling
Adult £48.00 | Student £43.00 | Child 7-17 years £30.00

Price includes Tour with an experienced, friendly and knowledgeable driver and guide. Relax in the comfort of 16-seater Mercedes Air-Conditioned Mini Coach

Not included
X Lunch & refreshments
X There are no chargeable entrance fees 

 

Tour summary

Travel west to Swansea, Wales's second largest populated city, to visit the marina and the National Waterfront Museum. Admire views of Swansea Bay  and charming villages of Oystermouth and Mumbles.  Photo stop at Mumbles Lighthouse and the est of the day spent in An Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Gower Peninsular: Langland Bay, Caswell Bay, Rhossili, Cefn Bryn, and Arthur's Stone.

 

Times & Departure Point

Starts 8:50am from outside the steps at the main entrance of the National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, CF10 3NP click map  and returns to Cardiff at 5:30pm approximately

 

Itinerary

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.  Facilities include Cafeteria, Toilet/Washrooms & Gift Shop

Journey along Swansea Bay, through quaint villages of  Oystermouth and Mumbles, taking a photo stop at the 18th century lighthouse before entering the Gower Peninsula for the rest of the day. The peninsula has a unique combination of outstanding natural beauty, rugged cliffs, golden sands and coves.

Stop at Langland Bay to take a leisurely coastal walk to Caswell Bay with ample time to enjoy the scenery and photo stops. Maybe you prefer to relax and unwind and spend time at Langland and travel by mini-coach to join the rest of the group at Caswell Bay. Facilites: Cafeterias, & Toilet/Washrooms

Take lunch stop at Rhossili Bay, voted No. 1 UK bay by TripAdvisor, a delightful coastal village which has not changed since the Gower became the first 'Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty' in the UK in the 1950s. The bay has a long expanse of golden sands, and the waters are used all year round by surfers, paddle boarders and swimmers. The coastal path has easy level access which leads to Worm's Head, a dramatic serpent shaped stone causeway. Rhossili Downs which has the highest view point in the Gower, is well worth the shorth hike to enjoy excellent views. Your guide will point out all the eating establishments, or bring a packed lunch to maximise your free time. Facilities include Cafeterias, Toilet/Washrooms, National Trust Shop & Gift Shops

Mid afternoon explore one of Wales's most alluring landscapes located in the North region of the Peninsular.  The journey travels through the village of Reynoldston to reach Cefn Bryn, which overlooks the Llwcher Estuary and the Salt Marshes. The area has open moorland where wild ponies, cattle and sheep roam without the restriction of fences. Take a short walk to Maen Ceti, better known as Arthur's Stone, a tomb dating back to approximately 2500B.C. immersed in myths and legends. 

Late afternoon travel the lower coastal road to join the motorway east bound to Cardiff.