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The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales
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The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales

By Tours of Wales
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$100.36
per adult
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$100.36
per adult

Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 0-99, max of 8 per group
Duration: 8–9 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
English, French


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
What's not included
  • Drinks
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Lunch
  • Entry/Admission - Caerphilly Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Tintern Abbey
  • Entry/Admission - Chepstow Castle


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • I pick up from Cardiff only. If you are staying outside of Cardiff you need to make your way to the centre to be picked up.
  • Hilton Cardiff, Kingsway, Greyfriars Rd, Cardiff CF10 3HH, UK The tour will pick up outside the Hilton Hotel on the Taxi Rank.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 128210P2

  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • A maximum of 8 people per booking
  • 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
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

Which attractions will I visit with The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales?
How much is The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales?
The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales price starts from $100.37. Discover and book The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales on Tripadvisor
What is the The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales cancellation policy?
The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales on Tripadvisor
Which company provides The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales?
The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales is hosted by Tours of Wales. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Tours of Wales on Tripadvisor. Discover and book The Wandering Bard Tour of South Wales on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 128210P2

Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hilton Cardiff
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See departure details
  • 1
    Caerphilly Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Tintern Abbey
    Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Chepstow Castle
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator

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ChopperMorgan1982
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Return Airport Journey
We used Gareth for a return Bristol airport run for our trip to Disneyland Paris. It was an early start from Neath
Jurafalle
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Great Tour!
Making the decision to book this tour was a good one. Gareth was really helpful in giving us information about the
jaydall78
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Great service,very reliable
Recently booked Gareth to take me and some friends to a local concert, got to say the service was exceptional,if yo
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Perfect pick up!
Gareth provided a top service collecting us from Cardiff after our rugby day out! Great communication throughout th
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Family birthday celebration
As a family we were celebrating a 70th birthday in Mumbles with ages ranging from 7 to 70. It was a wet and windy n
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Wye valley tour on a non-rainy Sunday
Gareth was extremely knowledgeable about Welsh history and each of the places we visited. The time allotted at each
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Excellent Tour with Interesting Stops!
While I really enjoyed all stops on this tour, Tenby and Pembroke Castle were the all-stars! Two gems of the entire
explorigan
explorigan
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Beautiful day in Wales!
Had an absolute blast! The locations were gorgeous and we were given plenty of time to explore, and Gareth let me a
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Go take the tour!
What a fun experience! Great tour and the tour guide really made the trip! He is funny, entertaining and very appr
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Fantastic
Airport shuttle. Very professional and comfortable experience. Very accommodating due to a delay in flight and chan
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an excellent guide
the tours with Gareth were remarkable. I spent three days with him, and they were well spent. wales is comprised of
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Excellent South-West Wales Tour
I can only recommend this tour to everyone. The ride was very pleasant and our driver Gareth really friendly. He ha
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Excellent
Gareth's immense knowledge of Welsh culture and history made this trip. The tour also provided an appropriate perio
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Mythical West Wales Tour
Gareth was an excellent guide and provided a lot of great background on Wales’ history. The places we visited were
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Discover the hidden gems of Pembrokeshire
Highly recommend to all our guests a fantastic day out for all ages! Discover the hidden gems of Pembrokeshire.
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Lee
Cardiff, UK6 contributions
Great tours guided by Gareth, he's a fountain of endless Welsh knowledge. It's nice that he speaks fluent Welsh, i loved learning some basic Welsh while travelling from site to site. I'd highly recommend.
Written January 24, 2023
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Wandering B
Wow. Thank you. I'm so happy that you enjoyed.
Written January 25, 2023
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Kirsti F
Colleyville, TX3 contributions
Dec 2022
This tour with Gareth exceeded our expectations! We saw amazing sites, and Gareth was knowledgeable, informative, friendly, and planned out the perfect day for us. I would highly recommend this tour!
Written December 25, 2022
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Wandering B
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed the day.
Written December 27, 2022
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David h
1 contribution
Dec 2022 • Family
Just a great tour. Garreth was a terrific guide and happily answered our questions and gave us good recommendations throughout the tour. Really a great way to see the sites of Wales.
Written December 22, 2022
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Wandering B
Thank you. I'm so happy that people enjoy my tours
Written December 23, 2022
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Missy178
St. John's, Canada7 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Gareth was extremely knowledgeable and professional on our full day tour of South Wales. His communication prior to our tour was always prompt and courteous. We deferred to Gareth’s expertise to set our itinerary and we were not disappointed. Gareth had a strong understanding of the area and answered all our questions while allowing our group of friends to enjoy the day at our pace. I would highly recommend this tour guide to ensure an enjoyable and educational experience!
Written October 11, 2022
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Wandering B
Thank you. It was so nice to take out a group of friends who were completely willing to go with my proposals. I am so glad that you enjoyed our journey through South Wales. Diolch yn fawr.
Written October 12, 2022
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hudsongabi
Fair Oaks, CA18 contributions
Very knowledgeable about Wales. Good sense of humor. Was willing to drive us up and down some steep hills to see a few sites that were not on the agenda. It was a fun day
Written October 7, 2022
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Wandering B
Diolch yn fawr. I'm happy that you both enjoyed
Written October 8, 2022
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Lori O
Los Gatos, CA1 contribution
This was the perfect tour. we were able to see a number of castles, visit small villages, enjoy some beautiful scenery and learn some history. Highly recommend!
Written October 2, 2022
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Wandering B
Thanks so much. I really appreciate it.
Written October 4, 2022
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James H
West Wickham, UK18 contributions
Gareth took us on a tour over South-East Wales' amazing ancient buildings, towns and villages.

First up was Caerphilly, a beautiful town with stunning views of its castle. The town was quiet when we arrived, shortly before 9, meaning we had plenty of opportunity to take unimpeded videos of the area. Caerphilly also boasts a statue of the famous comedian Tommy Cooper, who was born there.

We moved on to Caerleon, a smallish village/town that plays host to an ancient Roman amphitheatre and barracks, plus a very informative museum. Again the views were spectacular and I got a great video of the amphitheatre's environment; it's so peaceful now, but I could imagine the roars of crowds easily as I stood watching from one of the overlooking mounds.

After that was the now-ruined Tintern Abbey. Sadly not all of it is safe to explore, but nestled in the hills it's still an incredibly serene and imposing building. The ruins can be tricky to negotiate, but if you can't manage one route, there are usually others to get to the same point.

We doubled back to Chepstow for lunch and a look inside their magnificent castle. There are many uneven steps here, but they do have hand rails so I was able to scale them easily.

We finished with a trip to Castell Coch, just outside Cardiff. This is a fairytale-like 19th century castle in Gothic style, surrounded by woods. We only had a short time here, but it was an exciting finale to a really fun day out. After we had finished exploring, we came back to Cardiff.

Gareth is highly knowledgeable and informative, and clearly knows each of the places we visited well - he was always on hand with recommendations if we wanted to get a coffee etc. I wish I'd booked sooner as I would have loved to do more tours with him; he sells out really fast (and small wonder)!

Thank you again for a wonderful day.
Written September 29, 2022
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Wandering B
A great review. One of my very best. Diolch yn fawr iawn.
Written September 30, 2022
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Libelle_79
Waldburg16 contributions
Sep 2022 • Solo
Nice tour with a small group, as stated in the description. Possibility to ask questions reg. Welsh language, history and culture.
Written September 26, 2022
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Wandering B
Thank you for this review. I'm glad that you enjoyed
Written September 29, 2022
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Happiness101547
1 contribution
Fabulous tour!! Gareth was very informative and funny and let us explore each location on our own with plenty of time to spare. Water and treats in the van were a nice touch too. I will definitely book another tour on my next trip to Wales!
Written September 26, 2022
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Wandering B
Thank you very much. Very kind of you.
Written September 27, 2022
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Collin H
4 contributions
Gareth was a wealth of historical and modern day knowledge.

He was also very approachable and flexible. Excellent tour.
Written September 23, 2022
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Wandering B
Thank you. That's really nice of you. I'm glad that you enjoyed
Written September 24, 2022
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