Tour 1 - South Wales Valleys, Brecon Beacons & Castle

This tour travels from Cardiff visiting Caerphilly Castle in the Rhymney Valley, Pontypridd, birthplace of Sir Tom Jones and Merthyr Tydfil in the Taff Valley. Sightseeing tour of the Brecon Beacons National Park and lunch stop at Brecon town.

 

Images courtesy of © Crown copyright (2008) Visit Wales. Main Photo Brecon Beacons Mountain Range. Reservoir in the Brecon Beacons National Park, Castell Coch, Pen-y-fan. Bottom Row: Caerphilly Castle, Wild Ponies, and View Point in the National Park

Tour runs on Monday, Thursday & Saturday

Highlights

  • Tour at Caerphilly Castle
  • Visit the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Touch an Ancient Standing Stone 
  • Stop at Welsh Villages
  • Lunch at Brecon Town in Mid Wales
  • Take a walk in the Brecon Beacons
  • Shop at Libanus Visitors' Centre 
  • Drive through the famous South Wales Valleys

 

Tour Prices

GBP Sterling
Adult £48.00 | Senior £43.00 | Student £43.00 | Child 5-15 years £28.00

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 and refreshments
X Entrance fee to Caerphilly Castle: Adult £8.90 | Senior £7.10 | Junior 5-17 years & Student £5.30|*Family ticket £25.70 * Family ticket admits 2 adults and 3 children under 16 years

 

Tour summary

Fun packed and informative day tour as we head out from Cardiff travelling north to visit Caerphilly Castle, the largest fortress in Wales, (Film location for Dr Who and Merlin).  Continue the journey through the famous South Wales Valleys to the Brecon Beacons National Park. Ample photo stops at high viewpoints, canals and villages. Take a lunch stop at Brecon town followed by a walk in the Brecon Beacons.  Experience some of the most stunning scenery Wales has to offer, travel along single track roads through a hidden valley to touch the Ancient Standing Stone.  Late afternoon starts the homeward journey to the Capital City, Cardiff. 

 

Times & Departure Point

Starts at 8:50am from outside the steps at the main entrance of the National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park CF 10 3NP  map  and return to Cardiff at 5:30pm approximately.

 

Itinerary

First stop, visit the largest castle in Wales, Caerphilly Castle for a guided tour and free time to explore the leaning tower, which out leans Pisa, the Constable's Tower and viewpoints at the top of the Tower. Chargeable entrance fee. Facilities include Toilet/Washrooms & Gift Shops

Take a journey through the former industrial valleys of South Wales where you guide will tell the story of coal and iron making and how it impacted on the Nation.  Continue further north to enter the Brecon Beacons National Park, a jewel in the crown of the UK's protected landscapes.  Plenty of photo stops to capture the beauty and diversity of the landscape, view mountain ranges, charming villages and narrow boats on the canal.  This is a beautiful part of Wales with an abundance of open space for cattle, sheep and wild ponies 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.  Facilities include Cafeterias, Pubs, Restaurants, Toilet/Washrooms & Gift Shops

After lunch enjoy an optional walk in the Brecon Beacons, shop at Libanus Visitors Centre which offers an ideal photo location to view the nearby high peak of Pen-y-Fan, sheep and cattle farms.   Facilities include Cafeteria & Gift Shop 

The final part of the tour travels further west on single track roads, through a hidden valley followed by a steep climb to experience some of the most dramatic scenery Wales has to offer.  Touch the Ancient Standing Stone and listen to the myths and legends of the stone, visit a tiny welsh village with a Medieval Church and Ancient Yew Trees.

Late afternoon depart the National Park for the return journey to Wales' Capital City, Cardiff.