Cardiff’s Art & Castles

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 – Lacock Abbey

Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – stop at a convenient property en route such as Lacock Abbey near Chippenham, a fine abbey founded in 1232 many parts of which have survived largely intact while the Victorian woodland garden includes an 18th century summer house and rose garden – continue to the centrally located 4* Clayton Hotel in Cardiff.

Day 2 – Cardiff city tour, Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre & Wales Millennium Centre

Our guided tour of Cardiff includes a visit to the Senedd, the National Assembly Building, the exterior of the Norwegian Sailor’s Church, established in 1868 to provide religious and social care to thousands of Norwegian sailors that were employed in the Norwegian merchant fleet, and the Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre – a behind the scenes tour of the Wales Millennium Centre discovers the 2004 building that is home to the national orchestra and opera, dance and theatre companies.

Day 3 – Cardiff Castle & St Fagans National History Museum

Tour with our Blue Badge guide of Cardiff Castle exploring a history spanning nearly 2,000 years and introducing us to the lavish interiors created by William Burges for the 3rd Marquess of Bute – guided tour of the St Fagans National History Museum set in 100 acres of parkland with over forty original buildings and showing how the people of Wales have lived, worked and spent their leisure time over the last 500 years.

Day 4 – Castell Coch & National Museum & Art Gallery of Wales

Castell Coch, meaning Red Castle in Welsh, seems to be the perfect medieval fairytale castle but the interior is pure Victorian fantasy – an introductory tour takes us through a wonderful collection at the National Museum and Art Gallery of Wales including one of the best collections of Impressionist works outside Paris.

Day 5 – Tredegar House

Stop at a convenient property en route home such as the National Trust’s Tredegar House near Newport, one of the country’s best examples of a Charles II mansion, the earliest surviving part of which dates as far back as the early 1500’s – return to our original departure points with comfort stops en route.

Tour Features

4* hotel

Half board accommodation

All excursions & guided tours included

Blue Badge guide Days 2 to 4

Executive coach throughout

One free place per 10 paying passengers

Lacock Village

Guided tour of Cardiff

Cardiff Bay Visitor Centre

Wales Millennium Centre - behind the scenes tour

Cardiff Castle - guided tour

St Fagans National History Museum - guided tour

Castell Coch

National Museum & Art Gallery of Wales - guided tour

Tredegar House

Hotel

Four nights on half board basis at the 4* Clayton Hotel in Cardiff. Located a ten minute walk from Cardiff Castle, facilities at the hotel include a restaurant and bar and all rooms are en suite.

Tailor-make this tour

Your tailor made tour

Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:

  • National Botanic Garden of Wales - created within a beautiful 568 acre Regency park combining 200 year old historical features with modern architecture and landscaping
  • Llandaff Cathedral - dating back to 1107, the mainly Gothic cathedral stands on one of the oldest Christian sites in Britain
  • Caerleon Roman Baths, Newport - the most varied Roman site in Britain, the complex is home to a fortress and baths, a well preserved amphitheatre and a row of barrack blocks 
  • Blaenavon & Big Pit National Coal Museum - a multimedia presentation focuses on the modern coal mine, whilst an underground tour with a former miner depicts what life was ike for the thousands of men who worked at the coal face

Tour Reviews

Reviews for Cardiff’s Art & Castles

Date of tour: May 2017

We returned last Friday from our holiday to Cardiff and South Wales. The trip went very smoothly and was enjoyed by all the participants. Petra, I would like to thank you in particular and, through you, Tailored Travel for the excellent organisation which you provided. It undoubtedly contributed a great deal to the success of the holiday.

DW, Lewes

Date of tour: July 2016

I have attached the piece covering this holiday that appeared in our Newsletter for July. You will see that a great time was had by all. Click here to read the article.

PT, Watford

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Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:

  • stay at a 3* hotel
  • with less dinners included
  • for more (or fewer) days
  • include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
  • bring a specialist lecturer
  • include all entrance fees & gratuities

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