Our Cardiff City Tour was the first tour we ever launched, back in 2019, and over the years it has changed very little. Just a little refining here and there.
Our Cardiff City Tour has been popular over the years with visitors to the City. Whether they have been having staying for a few days, and are looking to become familiar with the city they will be spending time in. Or visited for a short time and want to see as much of Cardiff as possible in a short time.
Our Cardiff City Tour is perfect for both. Covering almost all of Cardiff, guests on our Cardiff City Tour benefit from being able to see more of the City than on any other tour of Cardiff.
Available 6 days a week all year round*, our Cardiff City Tour has a choice of three start times, so no matter when you are visiting, how much time you have, there is almost certainly a time suitable for you to start this 2 hour driven tour around the Capital of Wales.
The tour itself starts in Cardiff City Centre, at the easy to locate and identify Hilton Hotel. It takes a drive past Cardiff Castle, and its Roman Foundations, and visits the impressive 74,500 capacity Principality Stadium in the heart of the City.
Then you will head to Cardiff Bay, and learn about how the city grew from a tiny village to a world powerhouse during the 19th Century. You will find out how the city declined during the 20th Century and how the former docklands was regenerated and transformed into Cardiff Bay providing the catalyst for the city to re-born in the 21st Century.
Heading along the city boundary and past the 2nd largest stadium in Wales, you will be taken along Cathedral Road. A grand tree-lined avenue along which the coal merchants, traders and shippers of the 19th Century built large and impressive homes to display their wealth.
The tour will arrive in Llandaff, the “City in a City”, where author Roald Dahl grew up, and you will have the chance to look around the impressive Llandaff Cathedral, dating back to 1120.
Heading through North Cardiff, and past Heath Park, where the US Army had a base during World War 2, the tour will continue onto the first public park created in Cardiff, the 130 acre Roath Park.
Finally the tour will arrive in Cathays Park. Formerly part of the Castle Grounds, the land was sold to Cardiff Council towards the end of the 19th Century, with the caveat that it can only ever be used for “Cultural, Civic & Educational purposes”. Centred around the formal Alexandra Gardens, Cathays Park is home to a number of impressive White stone buildings, including the National Museum of Wales and Cardiff University.
The tour will end outside the Museum. Opened in 1922, the national museum of Wales own over 7,000,000 million artifacts and hosts many touring exhibitions. The Museum is also is home to the Wales National Art Gallery. which is considered to house the most impressive collection of impressionist art outside the Louvre.
At the end of the tour you can visit the museum, art gallery or explore the gardens that make up Cathays Park. On request, we can take you back to The Hilton Hotel, which is a short 1 minute drive or a 5 minute walk from The National Museum
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Timings & Numbers
The Cardiff City Tour is a two hour tour for up to 6 people. Most of the time is spent in the car, but we do stop along the way. We normally stop at Llandaff Cathedral for around 15 minutes, and along with a short time at Cardiff Bay. If you wish to stop anywhere else on the tour, just ask your driver. As long as they can stop legally and safely, they will be more than happy to stop.
This tour starts at The Hilton Cardiff, Kingsway, Cardiff, CF10 at the following times;
Monday to Thursday 9:30am, 11:45am & 2:00pm
Friday & Saturday 9:30am & 11:45am
It then ends 2 hours later outside the National Museum of Wales a short distance from the Hilton Hotel
Additional important information
We are unable to accommodate any luggage on this tour. If you are likely to have luggage with you, please contact us in advance.
Whilst this tour is available for up to 6 people, we will need to know how many people will be going on the tour, as we may use a vehicle licenced for 4 passengers.
All tours are subject to road closures in the City Centre. There are typically full city road closures during Wales Rugby home matches, concerts and other major events at the Principality Stadium. Regrettably we are unable to carry out this tour during a full city centre road closure. The timing of road closure’s often will depend’s on the start time of the event, so is not usually confirmed until the week before the event. It is therefore possible we may still be able to carry out a tour on an event day. In the event we are unable to carry out a booked tour due to an event we will offer an alternative date and time or a full refund
Events at The Principality Stadium
At the time of writing (11th October 2023) the following events have been confirmed for The Principality Stadium. We have indicated our estimated road closure times next to each event to help you decide which tours to book. This times are our estimates based on past events at the stadium. This may differ from the actual road closure times
Saturday 4th November 2023.
Rugby. Wales v Barbarians – Kick Off 2:30pm. Estimated Road Closure 11:00am
Saturday 3rd February 2024
Rugby. Wales v Scotland, Kick Off 4:45pm. Estimated Road Closure 12:00pm
Saturday 16th March 2024
Rugby. Wales v Italy, Kick Off 2:15pm. Estimated Road Closure 11:00am
Saturday 27th April 2024
Women’s Rugby. Wales v Italy, Kick Off 12:00 Estimated Road Closure 10:00am
Tuesday 18th June 2024
Concert. Taylor Swift, Doors Open 5:00pm. Estimated Road Closure 3:00pm
Tuesday 25th June 2024
Concert. Foo Fighters, Doors Open 7:00pm. Estimated Road Closure 5:00pm