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Cardiff Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

1. Cardiff Welcome Tour: Private Tour with a Local

Explore the city with a friendly local who is passionate about his/her city and eager to share all the tips and tricks that will help you make the most of your trip. Meet where you're staying to get familiar with the neighbourhood, find out about the best places to eat and buy groceries, the easiest ways to get around, and the hidden gems you might have missed. By the end of the tour, you'll feel more comfortable in navigating the city and confident that you have all the information you need to make the most of your stay. Once the supplier receives your booking, they’ll get in touch with you to confirm all the details for the tour: meeting place and time, language and your contact information, and also ask you some questions to get to know you better. They hand-pick the right local for you based on your interests. Each tour is completely customized so you can choose the meeting location, start time and length that you prefer (minimum: 2 hours).  During the walking tour you will have the option of taking public transportation or taxi to get around the city (at your expense). The guides are locals who are passionate about their city and love to meet travellers and share what they love about their city.  They are not professional tour guides and do these tours occasionally, which provides an authentic and personal experience that is like having a friend show you around their home city.  Through conversations with your Lokafyer, you’ll learn what it’s like to live in Cardiff learn about cultural differences, local events and politics and also get to know each other on a personal level. With this experience, you won’t be just passing through the city`, you’ll be part of it.

Cardiff: Private Walking Tour with Green Badge Guide

2. Cardiff: Private Walking Tour with Green Badge Guide

Discover Cardiff's rich and varied history on this walking tour with a certified Green Badge guide. Wander through the city's streets and alleyways and see sights such as Cardiff Castle, Principality Stadium, and the Civic Center. With your guide, trace Cardiff's origins as a modest Roman Port, to its prominent role in the court of Elizabeth 1st. Learn about the prosperity of the entrepreneurial Victorian era when Cardiff dominated the world's coal industry and how this created one of Europe's youngest capital cities. Start your tour on the grounds of Cardiff Castle and learn about its 2000-year history. Take in views of the Principality Stadium, home of Welsh Rugby. Walk through the beautiful parklands surrounding the Castle and learn about the Bute family clan and how they shaped Cardiff. Next, visit the Civic Centre, which includes the Museum, City Hall, University, and the Queen Alexandria Remembrance gardens. Stop for a coffee in a unique landmark building. Take in the unique Victorian shopping arcades and indoor market before finishing the tour back at the castle.

Cardiff: City Center Walking Tour

3. Cardiff: City Center Walking Tour

This 2.5-hour walking tour of central Cardiff shows you the best the Welsh capital has to offer: beautiful green spaces, the iconic castle, unique arcades and its stunning civic center. Cardiff is a city with over 2,000 years of history. It’s the youngest capital city in Europe, and the fastest growing capital in Western Europe. Discover many facets of Cardiff’s rich past and present on a leisurely stroll through the city. The route will take you via the shopping district, the Castle Quarter, through Bute Park and the civic center, ending in front of Cardiff Castle.  Your guide will give you plenty of tips, suggestions and recommendations of things to do in Cardiff and around Wales, including where to find the city’s hidden gems and best bars and restaurants. The tour is flexible, so if you have any specific requests they can be catered to, such as where you want to start or finish, what you want to see, and what you want to learn about in particular.

Cardiff: Half-Day City Walking Tour

4. Cardiff: Half-Day City Walking Tour

Explore Cardiff with a local guide, and get an insider's view of the historical sites, local landmarks, and hidden gems. Meet at Cardiff Central railway station before walking through the city's stunning Victorian shopping arcade. Listen to your guide explain local favorites, including the oldest record store in the world. Next, walk to Cardiff's famous indoor market, where you can purchase a range of local treats. After, visit Cardiff Castle, the oldest building in the city. Later, follow your guide to the second-oldest building in Cardiff, St John the Baptist Church, before strolling through Cathay's Park and National Museum Wales. View the museum's impressive collection, including work by leading contemporary Welsh artists. Afterward, travel to Cardiff Bay, which was once the largest coal-exporting port in the world. View the modern buildings that have sprung up since the bay's redevelopment.

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What people are saying about Cardiff

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Tony Lloyd is the best local guide we had in this trip. His knowledge of the city is amazing. He turned our initial negative impression of Cardiff to a very positive one . My daughters adored him. He is witty, funny, fatherly, and went out of his way several times to make sure we had an enjoyable 3 hour tour of Cardiff. His being a tourist himself in more than 1000 cities around the globe prepared him to be this excellent .Me and my family will definitely recommend him to anyone who visits the city .

Darren was exactly the guy for this trip. Very knowledgeable and helpful for my purposes to learn about life in Cardiff. Even though the weather was terrible, we made the most of it seeing the sites and even sharing some coffee and a meal when the weather got really bad. Highly recommended.

It was a tour I am most happy I did. Tony made sure I saw the heart of Cardiff, heard the history, learned about the architecture, and walked in beautiful parks. It was an excellent mix! This was my first trip to Wales, and it was so very memorable.

Tony is an outstanding guide, very knowledgeable and personable. He managed to give us a tour that satisfied us both. Myhusband went to university in Cardiff and knows the city well, I had never been.

Tony is Mr. Cardiff! Excellent tour guide. Spent the most pleasant time with him learning all things WALES.