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City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour provided by City Sightseeing Cardiff

City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
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About
Get around Cardiff easily and at your own pace, without having to figure out public transport or blow money on taxis, by reserving yourself a seat on the city's double-decker hop-on, hop-off bus. There are 11 stops located throughout the city, from the Millennium Stadium to Cardiff Castle, and you can get on and off as you please: the ticket is valid for 24 hours from when you first board, giving you plenty of time to see all the highlights.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 55m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Save money and time by using a hop-on hop-off service to get around town
  • Enrich your experience with recorded commentary is available to listen to on the bus
  • Travel at your leisure: your ticket is valid for 24 hours from when you first use it
  • Get on and off at 11 stops throughout Cardiff
What to expect
  • Climb aboard your distinctive double-decker, open-top bus at one of 11 City Sightseeing stops closest to your Cardiff accommodation. Take a seat on the top deck and pop in your state-of-the-art ear phones to listen to an engaging narrative about the capital’s prosperous past and present. Cruise past landmarks like Millennium Stadium; see the impressive fortification of Cardiff Castle; admire the city’s impressive Civic Buildings; and gaze at the modern new Bay area.  Disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention then simply re-board your City Sightseeing bus from a convenient stop as many times as you like within the 24 hour validity period. The entire route takes approximately 50 minutes and buses depart every 30-60 minutes from each stop.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 55m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Save money and time by using a hop-on hop-off service to get around town
  • Enrich your experience with recorded commentary is available to listen to on the bus
  • Travel at your leisure: your ticket is valid for 24 hours from when you first use it
  • Get on and off at 11 stops throughout Cardiff
What to expect
  • Climb aboard your distinctive double-decker, open-top bus at one of 11 City Sightseeing stops closest to your Cardiff accommodation. Take a seat on the top deck and pop in your state-of-the-art ear phones to listen to an engaging narrative about the capital’s prosperous past and present. Cruise past landmarks like Millennium Stadium; see the impressive fortification of Cardiff Castle; admire the city’s impressive Civic Buildings; and gaze at the modern new Bay area.  Disembark whenever an attraction captures your attention then simply re-board your City Sightseeing bus from a convenient stop as many times as you like within the 24 hour validity period. The entire route takes approximately 50 minutes and buses depart every 30-60 minutes from each stop.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 2065CWL
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Recorded commentary
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Duration
55m
Departure details
  • Location Name: Tour starts at Cardiff Castle, however you may board the bus at any one of the 11 stops around the city Bus Stops Include: • Castle St • Gorsedd Gardens Rd • Queen St • Hayesbridge Rd • NCM • Roald Dahl Place • Mermaid Quay • Techniquest • St David's Hotel and Spa • Craft in the Bay • St Mary St • Millennium Stadium
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour operates all year round (excluding 6th October, 25th/26th December, 1st January)
  • First tour departs at 10:00am. Last tour departs at 5:00pm. Tour start point - 5 Kingsway near Cardiff Castle. Times and stops subject to change at any time with little to no notice.
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travellers can participate
Inclusions
  • Hop-on hop-off tour
  • Recorded commentary
  • Vouchers valid for 12 months
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
Departure details
  • Location Name: Tour starts at Cardiff Castle, however you may board the bus at any one of the 11 stops around the city Bus Stops Include: • Castle St • Gorsedd Gardens Rd • Queen St • Hayesbridge Rd • NCM • Roald Dahl Place • Mermaid Quay • Techniquest • St David's Hotel and Spa • Craft in the Bay • St Mary St • Millennium Stadium
Duration
55m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Tour operates all year round (excluding 6th October, 25th/26th December, 1st January)
  • First tour departs at 10:00am. Last tour departs at 5:00pm. Tour start point - 5 Kingsway near Cardiff Castle. Times and stops subject to change at any time with little to no notice.
  • Vouchers are valid for 12 months
  • Most travellers can participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Popular mentions

4.5
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vineta_krone
Kingston-upon-Hull, UK1,581 contributions
The best way to see a Cardiff city.
Sep 2021
What a great idea to exploring Cardiss and choose the City Sightseeing Cardiff Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour. My husband celebrated his 65th birthday. Our trip was around Wales - 1020 mi. Just came out from the Castle and hop on into City Sightseeing. Our driver was so kind and helpful, very friendly and welcoming. We are very experienced travellers and really can say - the best attitude! Just picked our seats and voilà - RAF pilots sent a greeting to us just flies over our heads. Very interesting tour for your eyes and your ears. Very educated tour. Really highly recommended!
Written 2 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the fantastic 5* review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and that you would highly recommend us. We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service so it is great that you found the driver friendly and welcoming. Don't forget to retain your ticket as this will give you 10% off your next tour with us in any location we operate in!
Written 6 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Mark H
84 contributions
Visit and sightseeing tour to Cardiff
Timetable stated 10-17.00 but the last bus was 16.00hrs

Need to be more vocal on timetable. Guy also said to us last bus five oclock. But it wasnt.

Other than that it was good
Written 1 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the great 4* review- we are so pleased that you enjoyed the tour. In regards to the timetable, we will make sure that all information is up to date and correct and that staff are fully informed. Please do retain your tickets as if you travel on our buses in another location, you can receive 10% off your next tour.
Written 6 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

364tilley
Newmarket, UK400 contributions
One for a sunny day when one has no time constraints.
Sep 2021
The centre of Cardiff is currently a traffic nightmare so very slow service ,we wanted to do the full loop as an orietation exercise befor hoping on and off; commentary is useful and as it was a sunny day being on the open top deck was fine but would be painful in the wet.
Written 22 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the excellent 4* review. Unfortunately there are a lot of roadworks at present within the city centre which are causing delays to service- especially in peak times. Our drivers do their utmost to deal with this but sometimes delays are beyond our control. We are pleased to hear that you found the commentary useful, and that the British weather was on side on the day that you travelled. Hop on Hop off bus tours are always a nicer experience in the sun. Some of our buses do have half covers - perfect for rainy days.
Written 28 September 2021
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Kelly-of-Kent
Rainham, UK113 contributions
Good choice on a rainy day in Cardiff
Not the best Hop on Hop off we’ve done. One short route with just 12 stops but we enjoyed our tour nevertheless. It was raining but fortunately our bus had cover over the front seats, so we did the full circuit in the rain quite happily. The earphones worked and the commentary was clear. Our driver was great, keeping us informed re problems due to traffic.

The first bus left from Cardiff Castle at 10.00 a.m. but they finished around 4.30 pm due to winter timetable. We were advised that they run every 10 minutes and the whole tour takes about an hour. Booking online was easy and we got a senior discount as well as an online booking discount, so paid £11.40, which was pretty good.
Written 9 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the great 4* review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour despite the rain! We pride ourselves on delivering excellent customer service so it is nice that the driver went the extra mile keeping you updated at all times. We hope to welcome you back on board in the future.
Written 13 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Stephanie R
3 contributions
Great experience
Aug 2021 • Family
This was an excellent service, we used it for 2 days to get around sightseeing. Really welcoming staff, clean bus lots of fun. A must if going to Cardiff or Cardiff bay.
Written 19 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the excellent 5* review. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed the tour and were able to make use of the 2 consecutive days. We pride ourselves on having clean vehicles and delivering high levels of customer service , so it is great to learn that you experienced this on your visit.
Written 23 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ollie C
London, UK351 contributions
Historical and Great
Aug 2021
A fantastic way to learn historical facts for all ages. In 12 different languages, the staff are friendly and all clean, resulting in a pleasant hour’s trip.
Written 2 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the excellent 5* review and highlighting that the tour is suitable for all. Don't forget to retain your tickets- you can get 10% off tours in any of our other cities if you show this when boarding.
Written 9 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Paul Mak
London, UK332 contributions
Enjoyable But Equipment MUST Be Checked
Aug 2021
A perfect experience to see Cardiff. The top deck is amazing and has stunning views. Staff were fairly friendly and everything was done to it’s best ability considering the COVID regulations. The bus was very pricey however. We were offered an audio guide which we did pay for, however, most of the earphones weren’t working in both or one ear and so a lot of money was wasted really on that. However, I would highly reccomend!
Written 2 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the 4* review and that you would recommend our tours. The disposable headphones should function correctly - we will look into this matter.
Written 9 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sharon W
Nottingham, UK1,421 contributions
Lovely way to see the city
Always enjoy these bus tours. Lovely driver who was very informative and helpful as I have limited mobility and I said I may be slow down the stairs when getting off and he reassured me that however long it took he would wait. Very reassuring. Got on at the castle but there was loads of places we could have got off and lots on offer to see as we went around. The history and regeneration of the dock areas was very interesting. We got off at the millennium centre and it was beautiful to see. The whole of that area is lovely and mermaid quay had lots of restaurants and bars to enjoy. Just another way to view this lovely city, another prospective.
Written 1 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the great 4* review- we are so pleased that our drivers were helpful and friendly. Cardiff is a beautiful city- and the tour is the perfect way to see everything within the centre and extending down to Cardiff Bay.
Written 9 August 2021
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Chris B
4 contributions
Brilliant value for money
Jul 2021 • Friends
What a great way to see Cardiff. Drivers were brilliant. We went on it twice great value for money as we were staying in mermaid Quay and it got us into Cardiff
Written 6 July 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the excellent 5* review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed the experience. We are very proud of our driving team and the standards they uphold, so it is lovely to hear that this is appreciated. Please do retain your tickets as you can get 10% off your next tour in cities that we operate within.
Written 14 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Guys8115
London, UK75 contributions
Decent but too pricey for what we got.
Sep 2020
The tour wasn't what we expected and a bit pricey. You don't get an Tour Guide, the commentary is via headphones which are plugged in. At times the commentary and speed of the bus didn't match so, you could miss things mentioned in the commentary as the bus passed it. face mask must be worn at all times when on the tour bus.
There is a stop outside the National Museum of Wales. The Museum is free to enter but, you have to book the entry in advance. You can't simply hop off the bus and into the museum which is what we tried to do. I felt that the driver could have passed that information to us when we boarded. I suspect that he probably didn't know himself.
The buses are frequent about on every 50 minutes and punctual. The ticket last for two days which is a plus.
Written 19 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for the review. All commentary be it live-guided or recorded multi-lingual is delivered through headphones to reduce noise pollution. At present we are only offering the recorded commentary due to Covid-19 and the fact that face coverings are mandatory for all those on board (except the driver). Many attractions are pre-book in advance due to restricted numbers. We have endeavoured to list these on our website and advise staff (the museum is included in this list) but advise anyone who wishes to visit alternative attractions to make direct contact due to the ever changing environment. We hope that you managed to make use of the 2 day ticket and enjoyed Cardiff overall.
Written 21 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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By: City Sightseeing Cardiff
kirstyab02
kirstyab02
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Interesting Facts
We took the City Sightseeing Bus Tour and throughly enjoyed it. It took us down to Cardiff Bay. Which was nice but
C E
C E
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Great way to see the city
I got a discount by showing my Castle ticket and was amazed to be told the ticket was valid for two days. This is g
jaymeh133
jaymeh133
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As normal good
This provides a good opportunity for recon on the city to decided late where your rant to go. The in person host
MerseysideTinkerbell
MerseysideTinkerbell
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Get your ticket at say 11am and do tour all way round then get 10% of castle entry & use next day
We wanted to do this although to be fair there arent many stops but if you do like we did and got it at 11am (an ho
peggyt2013
peggyt2013
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Great value for money
The tickets are valid for two whole days which we took full advantage of. The live guide, Nigel, was a well of know
724naomir
724naomir
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Entertaining.
Not the longest of city tours I've been on but I still enjoyed it. The guide was entertaining and informative (didn
Gill W
Gill W
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Brilliant open top bus!
We visited the excellent Castle the got the open top bus that you can hop on and hop off anywhere! We did the whole
Antony J
Antony J
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Don’t - the worst value for money ever!
We take sight seeing bus tours everywhere we go. Usually a great introduction to what’s going on. In most cities, t
mtducker
mtducker
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Great tour! Well worth it!
We booked this tour to get an overview of what Cardiff was like. We booked online using a discount code of 10% off
982victorh
982victorh
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Hop along Cardiff
This is our fourth city we have viewed by bus and have found the audio guides to be very knowledgeable and a good w
Heather M
Heather M
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Simply Cardiffabulous!
One of the best hop on hop off tours I have been on. Very informative and a lot of amusing moments. Bus driver does
blondie079
blondie079
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A very nice bus tour
Came on this bus tour with my mum the bus tour was very good and the guide who did the commentary was excellent it
David S
David S
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Great way to cover the city and learn the history
Firstly yes does seem a little expensive our family ticket was I think £38.50 which seemed a lot as family on a tig
Orangatanga
Orangatanga
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Very informative and amusing
I have done quite a few of the tours in Britain and this one was among the best. You could go on and hop off the bu
JayC7271
JayC7271
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Expensive!
Would have been better value for money if all the stops were available but on the day we visited most of the stops
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