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From Cardiff: Mumbles and Gower Peninsular Tour

1. From Cardiff: Mumbles and Gower Peninsular Tour

Start by meeting your guide at the central train station in Cardiff. Hop on an air-conditioned minivan and travel along the southern coastline of South Wales, passing the cities of Port Talbot and Swansea. Explore the charming area of Mumbles and stroll along the "Mumbles Mile" to see the wonderful pier and offshore lighthouse. Take some time to explore the boardwalk and grab an ice cream as you enjoy the pleasant surroundings of this quaint location. Next, explore the Gower Peninsular in all of its natural glory with a hike from Langland Bay along the coastal path to Caswell Bay. Enjoy the beautiful scenery throughout with plenty of fantastic photo stops. Return to Cardiff in the evening after a full day of exploring. Finally, visit Worms Head and the majestic sweep of Rhossili Bay, which is regularly voted in the top ten beaches.

From Manchester: 3-Day Tour of Snowdonia, Wales, and Chester

2. From Manchester: 3-Day Tour of Snowdonia, Wales, and Chester

Day 1: Manchester to the border of Wales Depart from Manchester by coach for your first stop of the day, Conwy. Explore the town and its award-winning, picturesque harbor. View a castle perched by the sea, the "world’s smallest house", and traditional restaurants boasting the best fish and chips. Travel to the Llanberis Slate Museum, after you've soaked up the sea air, and learn about the history of the second largest slate mine in the world. Continue to Beddgelert, known as the "loveliest" village in Snowdonia. Admire the beautiful architecture of the stone houses and arched bridges. Travel through the heart of Snowdonia as the evening comes, arriving at your overnight stop in Aberystwyth. Day 2: Aberystwyth to New Quay Set off from Aberystwyth in the morning for the colorful seaside town of New Quay. Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the picturesque beach or grab an ice cream. Visit Laugharne, and stand in awe before this village’s towering castle. Carry on towards Carreg Cennen, an imposing fortress perched on top of a hill, nestled within the Brecon Beacons National Park. Roam across the ramparts and experience stunning views of the surrounding natural landscape. Make your way to Newton House, a palatial building that boasts rich gardens, unique architecture, and famous ghost stories, before returning to Aberystwyth later on that evening. Day 3: Harlech Castle and Chester Watch Snowdonia’s mountains fly by as you make your way to Harlech Castle, one of the most popular castles to see in the whole of the UK. Take the chance to witness the sea views and learn about its war-torn history. Stop for lunch in the little village of Betws-Y-Coed before journeying to one of England’s most historic towns, Chester. Head to the cathedral, rebuilt in the Gothic style from 1250 onward. Arrive back in Manchester in the early evening.

Swansea: Highlights Walking Tour

3. Swansea: Highlights Walking Tour

Welcome to Abertawe, the second city of Wales. Discover over 1,000 years of Swansea history, from its Viking roots and eventual Norman settlement, to its emergence as a copper trading force during the industrial revolution. Once the biggest town in Wales, Swansea has transformed throughout the centuries, especially across the last 300 years as Swansea became the biggest copper producing centre in the world, before succumbing to the worst of the Second World War. Swansea is now a desirable student haven, with its laid back beach lifestyle, while still maintaining its working class roots. The city now combines the architectural ramifications of the Second World War with the future, with the developments of Swansea docks and the brand new and shiny Swansea Arena and Copr Bay.

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We booked this somewhat last minute as we had a change in plans in our UK travels and decided to go up to Cardiff. Great decision! Rikki is very knowledgeable and personable, and clearly loves his country of Wales very much. Beforehand we had no knowledge of the Gowar Peninsula, but every stop was great scenery (we also lucked out on an unusually sunny and warm day) with a goo story or history behind it. You make about 5-6 stops, some quick, some where you walk for 30-45 minutes, and lunch at a pub (not included). I believe we walked about 5-6 miles in total, but my 70 year old parents did it and though they were tired, said it was one of the best tours we’ve been on.

Be forewarned as it involved a lot of walking, most of it moderately challenging. Varies among gravel, rocky, paved, & dirt paths. Easy to slip & wrench an ankle on loose or protruding stones.

We had a wonderful tour with an awesome guide. We saw lots of fantastic Welsh countryside scenery which was the goal. Be advised there is a great deal of walking on this tour.

Was a full day out with a lot to see - beautiful natural part of the world.

Amazing trip highly recommend it for lone travellers and for families etc