Cardiff, Coins and a Castle – NEW TOUR
There’s a mix of the very old and the very new in this new tour that captures a snapshot of life in south Wales. Highlights include a visit to the new Royal Mint Experience and a tour of the Wales Millennium Centre, a visit to St Fagan’s National History Museum, and a visit to Caerphilly Castle.
Dates throughout 2019 & 2020
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to South Wales
Travel to your hotel in the Cardiff area.
Cardiff, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay and St Fagans National History Museum
A morning coach tour of Cardiff city centre brings you to Cardiff Bay, one of Europe’s biggest waterfront developments. We’ve arranged a guided walking tour behind-the-scenes at the magnificent Wales Millennium Centre. In the afternoon we visit St Fagans National History Museum, Wales’ most popular heritage attraction. This open-air museum chronicles the historical lifestyle, culture, and architecture of the Welsh people. More than 40 original buildings from different historical periods have been re-erected in the 100-acre parkland.
The Royal Mint Experience and Caerphilly Castle
Today we head to the new Royal Mint Experience to see how more than two billion coins from the UK and across the world are produced each year. The visit includes a guided factory tour and free time in the interactive exhibition. A short drive away is Caerphilly. We visit the imposing 13th century medieval castle, which has a tower which leans more than Pisa’s.
Return home possibly visiting the picturesque Wye Valley or Tintern Abbey on the way.
Preferred Partner and Suggested Hotels – Inspected by Greatdays staff in October 2017
Cardiff North Hotel ***
Modern hotel in a residential area close to the M4, and 15 minutes’ drive from the city centre. The hotel has 134 modern and functional bedrooms an open plan lobby with lounge area and bar leading onto a restaurant. There is a lift and free coach parking.
Park Inn Cardiff Centre ****
This Cardiff hotel is situated in the city centre opposite the Motorpoint Arena, next door to John Lewis and just a short flat walk from main shopping and eating areas in the City Centre. The hotel features a great restaurant and bar and comfortable lounge areas. All 146 modern bedrooms are equipped with flat-screen TVs, hairdryer and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has limited coach pick up and drop off and a lift to all seven floors.
Copthorne Hotel Cardiff ****
This 4-star hotel is situated in a rural location around four miles from Cardiff City Centre. It offers great dining opportunities in its restaurant and bar with seating outside in a decked area. All 135 spacious bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and are well equipped with flat-screen TVs, hairdryers and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel has ample space for coaches to park on site and a lift serving all four floors.
|4 day tour|
|2019 dates||from £185.00 per person|
|2020 dates||from £189.00 per person|