South Wales Explorer

Day 1: Cardiff

Arrival and guided tour of Cardiff Bay and tour of Cardiff’s city centre. Uncover one of Europe’s youngest capital city’s secrets and its rich and varied history, through its avenues and arcades, Cardiff Castle, the Civic centre, the Shopping Arcades, the Principality Stadium and its narrow streets and avenues. Discover how it changed from the world ‘s biggest coal port to the seat of the Welsh government and a national cultural centre.

Day 2: Bannau Brycheiniog (Brecon Beacon National Park)

Start your journey to Bannau Brycheiniog, a fabulous walking and thinking country with stunning landscapes, industrial heritage, charming towns and villages.  We will start with a scenic drive through the valleys and a visit to Rhonda Heritage Park, to uncover the valley’s mining history. The tour will continue to the Penderyn whisky distillery where we will stop for a tour and tasting.

Afternoon visit to Craig Y Nos Country Park and Dan yr Ogof National Showcaves Centre, Wales’ best kept secret for 315 million years!

The National Showcaves Centre for Wales in the Brecon Beacons National Park is one of Wales’ top attractions. Different caves to explore include Dan-yr-Ogof, Cathedral Cave and Bone Cave. Each offer a unique underground experience. Arrival and overnight in Swansea.

Finnish your day by listening the rehearsal of a Swansea Male Choir (Monday and Friday), the country’s most treasured and remarkable feature of many working class industrial communities.

Day 3: Swansea and Gower AONB

Morning walking tour: Discover Swansea’s history, the birthplace of the famous poet Dylan Thomas, a town once nicknamed Copperopolis and get a glimpse of the ruins of Swansea Castle.

Guided tour of Gower Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) by coach. Visit Rhossili Bay voted into the top ten of beaches in Britain for the last eight years and is currently the 11th best beach in Europe (TripAdvisor, Travellers’ Choice Awards).

Return to Cardiff and finish your day by listening the rehearsal of a Cardiff Male Choir (Tuesdays and Thursdays), the country’s most treasured and remarkable feature of many working class industrial communities.

Day 4: Cardiff

Guided tour of National Museum of Wales, St. Fagan’s Museum and/or Caerphilly Castle before transfer to the airport.

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