Welcome to Cardiff: Private Half-Day Walking TourPrivate Tour

Explore Cardiff highlights and discover the best of the historic Welsh capital on a private half-day walking tour including the National Museum and a drink at a local pub at the end of your tour!
Adults: 2 Children: 0

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3 hrs


City Highlights, Culture, First Time Visitor, History, Museums and Galleries

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included

What's included:

A friendly, professional English-speaking tour guide for your own private group, Plenty of time to take photos of your favourite places, Entrance to the National Museum, A pint or glass of house wine at a pub per person

What's not included:

Hotel pick up and drop off, Food and additional drinks, Gratuities
Meeting points: Your guide will meet you in front of the main entrance to Cardiff Castle in Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 3RB

What makes this tour special

Enjoy a guided tour of Cardiff, the historic and vibrant capital city of Wales famous for its castles, its rugby, its outstanding university as well as a thriving arts and cultural scene. Situated on the banks of the River Taff and the Bristol Channel, Cardiff is also the home of the Welsh Parliament called the Senedd, and of course Welsh Rugby!

On your private tour, you will:

The history of Cardiff dates back well over 6000 years. Neolithic people were living here before the completion of Stonehenge, and the Pyramid of Giza. It was later occupied by the Romans, who built a vast fortress on the river Taff, surrounded by several neolithic burial chambers. Castle on the Taff or Caer Dydd is how the city got its name.  Later, the Normans invaded in 1066 and built castles all over Wales. It was William I who built Cardiff Castle into the remains of the Roman fort in 1081, and it is still standing to this very day. Today Cardiff is the proud capital of Wales, a vibrant university city and the proud home of Welsh Rugby! 

On this fascinating private walking tour of Cardiff, you'll learn how it was transformed from a humble fishing village, into a successful coal shipping port during the Industrial Revolution. With your expert private guide, see all the highlights and many hidden gems. 

From the castle to the cathedral, you'll then see Cardiff’s vast Principality Stadium, a venue at the heart of Welsh cultural life, from cheering rugby fans on match days to Beyoncé gigs, male choirs and operas. 

Wander through the city’s covered arcades and the famous Central Covered Market. The Market is an impressive Victorian building and very much the beating heart of the city. Filled with food stalls selling fresh local produce, it is a truly unique shopping experience with a really buzzing atmosphere, where you'll enjoy a taste of Welsh fare on us!

Next, head to several of the city’s great architectural and cultural treasures, and green spaces. You'll see the majestic City Hall - made of impressive portland stone dating back to 1905, and some of the grounds of Cardiff University, with its stunning Edwardian baroque architecture. Established in 1883, the university is one of the top 5 in the UK. You'll also skirt the outskirts of beautiful Bute Park, named for the Marquess of Bute, who donated the castle and 130 acres of gardens to the city of Cardiff. 

Your tour ends at the magnificent National Museum Cardiff, which houses an extraordinary collection of literally everything from art to dinosaurs. Enjoy a half-hour introductory tour of this treasure trove, including the extensive wing of Impressionism, and end inside to explore at your leisure. 

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
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