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Cardiff Bay, The Rhondda Valley & Swansea

Cardiff Bay, The Rhondda Valley & Swansea

Join us on this new tour which features enlightening guided tours of the iconic Wales Millennium Centre and The Senedd, a boat trip along the River Taff and we’ll also discover the epic scenery of the Rhondda and Afan Valleys

Enjoy a summertime break based in the cosmopolitan city of Cardiff, home to an array of attractions including its fairy-tale castle and the famous Principality Stadium, plus acres of lush parkland and excellent shopping. This new tour will feature time at leisure to explore Cardiff, plus enlightening guided tours of the iconic Wales Millennium Centre and The Senedd, and a boat trip along the River Taff to Cardiff Bay. We’ll also discover the epic scenery of the Rhondda and Afan Valleys, take a journey along the picturesque Bwlch Mountain Road, and spend some time in Swansea, Wales’ second largest city with a fascinating maritime history.



The four star Holiday Inn is conveniently located in the city centre between the Millennium Stadium and Cardiff Castle. Facilities include the Junction Restaurant and bar, plus the Callaghan’s Sports Bar. All bedrooms feature air-conditioning, television, Wi-Fi, telephone, iron / ironing board, hairdryer and tea / coffee making facilities. Lift to all floors.


  • Three nights accommodation with breakfast

  • One-way boat ride to Cardiff Bay

  • Guided tour of The Senedd

  • Guided tour of The Millennium Centre

  • Guided walking tour of Cardiff Bay

  • Rhondda Valley & Brecon Beacons guided tour.

  • Return Travel by Coach

Day One

Our outward journey to Cardiff takes us via Hereford, Ross on Wye, Monmouth and Newport, arriving in Cardiff mid-afternoon for check in to the Holiday Inn Hotel.

Day Two

Today commences with a boat ride from tranquil Bute Park to Cardiff Bay. Travelling by boat provides a great way to see Cardiff from a different perspective, and an interesting commentary is provided during the journey giving information about the sights you will see along the river and some of the native wildlife. Upon arrival we’ll visit The Senedd, the home of the National Assembly for Wales, for a guided tour of this unique building. Free time follows to explore Cardiff Bay and enjoy some lunch in one of the many waterside bars and restaurants. In the afternoon we’ll go behind the scenes on a tour of the iconic Wales Millennium Centre to discover more about this remarkable building, and see the dressing rooms, the technical areas of the grand Donald Gordon Theatre, rehearsal rooms and more.


Day Three

Following breakfast we board the coach along with our guide for the day and journey into one of the most famous valleys in Wales, the Rhondda - home of Welsh coal and the birthplace of legendary Tom Jones. We’ll make our way into the valley and call at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre for some refreshments. We then continue through the epic scenery of the Bwlch Mountain Road and the Afan Valley to Swansea, a city steeped in maritime history. Here there will be time at leisure for lunch and to discover some of the city’s attractions such as the National Waterfront Museum, the Dylan Thomas Centre, the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and the Swansea Indoor Market. We return to Cardiff through the Vale of Glamorgan with its rolling hills and pretty market towns.


Day Four

Enjoy a morning at leisure in Cardiff before we depart during the afternoon departure for our journey home to North Wales.


B=Breakfast Included

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Abergele Abergele, Bowling Green Bus Stop
Bangor, Nelson Pub Bangor, Bus Stop Opposite Nelson Pub
Bangor, Pontio Centre Bangor, Pontio Centre Bus Stop
Bethel Bethel, Primary School Bus Stop
Bontnewydd Bontnewydd, Bus Stop Near Chip Shop
Bryngwran Bryngwran, School Entrance
Caergeiliog Caergeiliog, Outside Sportsmans Pub
Caernarfon, Campbell Road Caernarfon, Bus Stop Bottom of Campbell Road
Caernarfon, Leisure Cent. Caernarfon, Bus Stop opposite Leisure Centre
Caernarfon, Morrisons Caernarfon, Morrisons Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Caernarfon, Waterloo Port Bus Stop
Caernarfon, Y Glyn Caernarfon, Y Glyn Bethel Road
Chester Chester, Holiday Inn South Hotel Bus Stop
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station Bus Stop
Criccieth, Medical Centre Criccieth, Medical Centre Bus Stop
Ewloe Ewloe, Outside St David's Park Hotel
Gaerwen Gaerwen, Stermat Car Park
Gwalchmai Gwalchmai, Opposite Clock
Holyhead Holyhead, Bus Stop Outside Ferry Terminal Entrance
Llanberis, Maes Padarn Llanberis, Bus Stop Opposite Maes Padarn
Llanberis, Spar Llanberis, Outside Spar Shop
Llandegai Llandegai, Penrhyn Castle Entrance
Llandudno Llandudno, Mostyn Broadway Coach Park Bus Stop
Llandudno Jct. Station Llandudno Junction, Station Hotel Bus Stop
Llanfairfechan Llanfairfechan, Castle Bridge Bus Stop
Llanfairpwll Llanfairpwll, Pringles Car Park
(Parking not permitted at Pringles car park)
Llanfairpwll Park & Ride Llanfairpwll, Park & Ride
Llangefni Llangefni, Church Street Bus Stop
Llanrug Llanrug, Arvonia Garage
Menai Bridge Menai Bridge, Library Bus Stop
Northop Northop, Red Lion Pub Bus Stop
Oswestry Oswestry, Mile End Services Coach Park
Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay, Post Office
Penygroes Penygroes, Crossroads (Outside Victoria Hotel)
Porthmadog Porthmadog, Tesco Bus Stop
Pwllheli Pwllheli, Bus Station
Rhos on Sea, Cayley Arms Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Cayley Arms
Rhos on Sea, Hickorys Rhos on Sea, Bus Stop Opposite Hickorys Restaurant
St. Asaph St. Asaph, Bus Stop Outside Petrol Station
Valley Valley, Opposite Valley Hotel
Wrexham Wrexham, Bus Stand Lord Street
Y Felinheli, St. Marys Y Felinheli, St Mary's Church Bus Stop
Y Felinheli, Victoria Y Felinheli, Victoria Hotel Bus Stop

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