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The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales
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Safety measures
icon8 to 9 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

There's no better way to explore South Wales than in the company of a historian, and native Welsh speaker, who is passionate about the country. This tour, which provides a deeper insight into Welsh culture than any other, takes you to neolithic sites, Roman ruins, Norman castles, and into the atmospheric valleys that have so inspired Welsh culture.
  • Get an in-depth understanding of Welsh culture in the company of a local historian
  • Small-group tour (maximum 8): Ensures a personal experience
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your hotel
  • Includes snacks, bottled water, and light refreshments
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Bottled water
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Driver/guide
Snacks
Light refreshments
Professional guide
Local guide
Tour escort/host
Drinks
Food and drinks, unless specified
Lunch

Departure Point

Castle, Cardiff, UK

The tour will pick up outside Cardiff castle opposition the revolution night club.

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Tours of Wales
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales.

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Traveler Tips


  • "The walk to the falls goes over muddy ground, so do not come with your fanciest shoes." See review
  • "giving us plenty of time to explore around; very safe, masks on and sanitiser all the way!" See review
  • "giving us plenty of time to explore around; very safe, masks on and sanitiser all the way!" See review

Reviews

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star-5
Gareth was great!
Martina_P
, Oct 2021
We had such a lovely day! Gareth is a great guide. He was punctual, responsive, and attentive. He brought us to some very pretty places and gave us ample time to explore and have some food and coffee while there. He has a good local knowledge and told us all about Wales. There was a minor maintenance issue with his van before we set off for our final location, making it impossible to drive there safely. Gareth immediately did the right thing, pulling over and calling a repair van while helping us find a cab and a short train back to Cardiff from Swansea. He reimbursed us for the trip and covered the cost of the taxi and train back. We were very impressed with his integrity.
star-4
Trip holiday
Ganesh_T
, Sep 2021
Tintern Abbey is the best historical place in my trip. Viator guide was best on the trip *4. I want request you that if you add 1 more top place like different then the castle would be interesting. You could be make shorter every place visiting time.
star-5
Highly recommended
Gresy_S
, Sep 2021
We had such a good time with Gareth. He brought us to very beautiful places. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. He told us a lot about the history and culture of the places. We did 2 excursions with him at the end. Very pleasant experience. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you so much for this wonderful review. It was lovely meeting you.
star-5
Fascinating
Ryan_F
, Jul 2021
Gareth is a great tour guide who puts together an excellent itinerary and historical knowledge that brings Wales to life. Cheers!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
Thanks for this review Ryan.
star-5
A Lovely Tour
Jeremy_S
, Sep 2020
It was a great tour, we saw many sites and Gareth was extremely knowledgeable and helpful. I would suggest this tour to anyone wanting to make a day of viewing some of the more lovely sites in South Wales.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks for the great review. I'm glad that you both enjoyed.
star-5
Absolutely recommended, I had an amazing day! thank you!
Silvia_C
, Sep 2020
I absolute enjoyed this tour, well paced trip visiting all these beautiful castles and stunning landscapes of Wales; Gareth was punctual, very knowledgeable, generous (he gave us lovely Welsh pasties!), giving us plenty of time to explore around; very safe, masks on and sanitiser all the way! I had an amazing day and looking forward to do more day trips with him! Thank you very much for such a lovely time!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thank you Silvia. It was nice meeting you. I hope I will see you again.
star-5
Great intro to Wales
Crescens_T
, Sep 2020
Great day despite the unexpected closure of some sites due to Covid19 restrictions. Gareth was very flexible with the schedule to accommodate us. Thanks for making our first visit to Wales memorable! 👍
icon Response from Host , Sep 2020
Thanks both. I'm glad that you enjoyed.
star-5
Recommended tour
arturo_w
, Mar 2020
Enjoyable tour . Gareth was a very good driver . Highly recommend . Very well paced tour . Interesting
icon Response from Host , Aug 2020
I'm glad that you enjoyed both the tours. It was nice talking to you.
star-5
Great beaches, food, rubgy drama, and conversation
andypaul
, Feb 2020
Gareth was very communicative and punctual and the process was very smooth. I liked that he gave us some specialty pastry at the start of the trip. He is the man to talk to if you want to understand the history and contemporary issues of South Wales. There was a 2 hour window for us to do whatever the heck we liked in the Mumbles, and by fantastic coincidence the big rugby game was on in all the bars. The walk to the falls goes over muddy ground, so do not come with your fanciest shoes. I suggest the online listings (TripAdvisor and Viator) to be updated so that only the destinations near Swansea are included, not the ones in South-East Wales.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Thanks Andy. I'm glad that you enjoyed the day/
star-5
Excellent Tour of the Castles of Wales
Monica S
, Oct 2019
I had a fabulous time touring the castles in Wales. Gareth took us to some beautiful places including Chepstow Castle and Tintern Abbey. He gave us ample time to walk around and explore. I loved it and would book another trip within him again.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Thank you Monica. It was a great day. I'm glad you enjoyed.

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