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The Wandering Bard's Mythical West Wales Tour
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The Wandering Bard's Mythical West Wales Tour

By Tours of Wales
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Ages 0-120, max of 8 per group
Duration: 9–10 hours
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Live guide: English, French
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  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Entry/Admission - The Dylan Thomas Birthday Walk
What's not included
  • Tours of Wales will endeavor to gain a discount for the customer.
  • Entry/Admission - Pembroke Castle
  • Entry/Admission - Tenby South Beach


Start:
  • Cardiff Central Railway Station (South Entrance), 136 Penarth Rd, Cardiff CF10 1EP, UK
    By the taxi rank in the Cardiff Central Car Park. I have a blue Ford people carrier.
Pickup details
  • Cardiff Central Train Station Car Park. If you are not based in Cardiff I can't come to pick you up unfortunately. You'll have to make your way to the centre of Cardiff.
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • 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: 128210P1

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers

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    Itinerary
    • You'll start at
      Cardiff Central Railway Station (South Entrance)
      Or, you can also get picked up
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    • 1
      Pembroke Castle
      Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
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    • 2
      Tenby South Beach
      Stop: 90 minutes - Admission excluded
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    • You'll return to the starting point
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    • Tours of Wales
      207
      Cardiff, Wales
      Joined in September 2021
    • Happiness06569766827
      0 contributions
      Unforgettable experience
      Gareth gave us the experience of a lifetime on a full day’s tour of Wales! His knowledge of the area and its history is vast, and he communicates it with passion. We would have never seen nor learned nearly as much about Wales had we not taken our tour with Gareth. We fell head over heels in love with Wales and enjoyed every generous minute of this unforgettable experience!
      Written 17 February 2024
    • Sonakshi D
      0 contributions
      Whimsical Wales: A Castle Odyssey in Wind, Rain, and Welsh Wit
      The trip was glimpse into history accompanied with a splash of rain, a gust of wind, and a hearty dose of Welsh charm. Despite the weather's chilly demeanor, the tales of town resilience post-bombing and the linguistic nuances of Welsh unfolded a captivating tale. Interspersed with historical anecdotes, this trip was a blend of history, humor, and a touch of meteorological drama.
      Written 24 January 2024
    • joelfW2348VS
      0 contributions
      Must do for south of Wales!
      Gareth was an awesome tour guide. He was a history teach before turning into a tour guide and absolutely uses his knowledge! I highly recommend Gareth and this tour to get a short crash course on not only Welsh history, but history of the British Isles. Caerphilly Castle, Chepstow Castle, and Tintern Abbey were absolutely beautiful and interesting sites too.
      Written 20 January 2024
    • Storyteller714269
      0 contributions
      Greatest tour in Wales for sure
      First time in Wales visiting from Portugal. Been very lucky to find and booked a tour with tours of Wales with Gareth exelent tour guide with a lot local knowledge funny and very entertaining guy. Had a very great day! Definitely recommend it !
      Written 24 November 2023
    • gregoryy782
      0 contributions
      An excellent bespoke day in the Welsh Mining Valleys!
      We requested a custom tour for a group of university students to the Big Pit Mining Museum and other sites in the Welsh Valleys. Gareth was happy to accommodate and did an excellent job navigating the back roads and allowing us some flexibility in our schedule during the 8 hour tour. He is very knowledgeable and well-spoken in his amplified comments while driving, and also very willing to chat about anything that comes up about Welsh life and culture- from devolution to rugby!
      Written 13 November 2023
    • sandypZ7803LD
      0 contributions
      Great way to tour the castles of southern Wales
      Great tour! The guide is very knowledgeable in Welsh history, and all of the sites we visited were beautiful. Would definitely recommend. Protip: wear comfortable walking shoes. Some of the castles are huge and have steep stairs and inclines.
      Written 4 November 2023
    • U5611PXwaynes
      0 contributions
      Perfect day. Perfect guide.
      We had a great day visiting 3 castles and the abbey. Gareth was an awesome guide, very flexible, and customized the tour around the sites that were most important to us. He is very knowledgeable about the castles and area in general and answered all of our questions. Would highly recommend this tour and the guide.
      Written 15 October 2023
    • cltouchstone
      0 contributions
      Beautiful South Wales
      We had a great day seeing beautiful South Wales with Gareth yesterday. It was a relaxing and informative tour. Highly recommend.
      Written 10 October 2023
    • gregoryy782
      0 contributions
      Four Spectacular Sites in One Day!
      I really enjoyed our guide's personal, non-scripted style. He provided us with lots of history and detail, but also was very spontaneous and responsive to any and all questions. As we drove we talked about everything from medieval fortifications to current Rugby. The tour was expansive, with four different sites in one packed day, but it didn't feel packed or cramped. There was time at eaach site and time for lunch. We were four different couples but nicely bonded as the day went on. I have no suggestions- well done! (Loved the Welsh cakes!)
      Written 4 October 2023
    • Joe S
      0 contributions
      Southern Wales
      This was an excellent tour, from start to finish. The tour guid went out of his way to pick me up from the hotel and even greeted me with Welsh cakes as a great start to the day. His knowledge of all the historical regions, Abbeys, castles, and rivers kept everyone entertained for the whole time. This is a must due the next time I’m back in the region.
      Written 28 September 2023
    • 606umam
      0 contributions
      Fabulous guide
      Gareth was fabulous at his job and helped us have a relaxed enjoyable day touring South Wales. He gave us a lot of background history and made it all so interesting
      Written 24 September 2023
    • Heather K
      0 contributions
      Interesting and Informative Day Trip
      We felt the tour was informative and fun. Our host/tour guide was friendly, knowledgeable and informative. We appreciated the ability to choose our own direction with the advice and information provided about each area we visited! We would recommend.
      Written 23 September 2023
    • Quest403829
      0 contributions
      Wonderful Castle filled day in South Wales. Loved learning about the history of the area Welsh culture and language.
      A blustery day did not spoil our Abbey and Castles tour. Garath made sure we were comfortable and worked in an extra stop to Roman ruins to minimize our time in the rain. It was a fun and educational day.
      Written 21 September 2023
    • barbarapR6242CD
      0 contributions
      A memorable tour of a fascinating area steeped in history.
      Thank you Gareth for a memorable and worthwhile tour. We all appreciated your keen sense of humour and your knowledge of the areas we visited. The history lessons were fascinating. We were a group of aged, variously infirmed people and Gareth was incredibly patient.
      Written 16 September 2023
    • 729sheah
      0 contributions
      Highly Recommend!
      I had a wonderful time on the tour, and would highly recommend the experience to any future travelers visiting Cardiff! It was a full day of sightseeing without feeling overcrowded or rushed, and I enjoyed getting out of the city to see more of Wales in the short time I had for my visit.
      Written 12 September 2023
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    Sura
    8 contributions
    May 2021
    The tour itinerary is so unique and special. From the beautiful town beach, filled with cozy cafes, awesome food, local breweries, various shops and incredible sights, to castles and cute towns, the nostalgic visit to Dylan Thomas' beach house and writing shed. Not to mention the beautiful villages and gorgeous green scenery on the road. Added to that, Gareth is such a knowledgeable guide with a deep understanding of Welsh, British and European history, ready and happy to answer any questions and share informative and interesting stories from Welsh heritage. Do not miss this tour if you're ever in Wales!
    Written 3 May 2021
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    A wonderful review. Thank you
    Written 4 May 2021
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    Erich H
    1 contribution
    May 2022 • Solo
    I can only recommend this tour to everyone. The ride was very pleasant and our driver Gareth really friendly. He has a very in-depth knowledge of Welsh history and culture. There was plenty of time to explore each place. The highlight of this tour for me was Tenby. A very nice harbour town with beautiful beaches. The Tenby Museum & Art Gallery is also worth a visit.
    Written 24 May 2022
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    Thank you Erich. It was my pleasure.
    Written 26 May 2022
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    Dr traveller
    8 contributions
    Apr 2022 • Family
    We booked 3 full days tour with Gareth to see Wales. Gareth is an excellent tour guide with so much knowledge on Wales and history. He is a careful driver and very accommodating to our demands. He is very punctual and reliable. We highly recommend him if you are traveling to Wales and in need of a tour guide! Excellent service!
    Written 13 April 2022
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    Thank you Boris. I'm glad you all enjoyed. Great meeting you all 👍
    Written 14 April 2022
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    Raghu
    2 contributions
    May 2021 • Friends
    Gareth was very good and very knowledgeable and told us not only about the places we were visiting but also about the history of the country and the language. Trip was very comfortable, we enjoyed every bit of it.
    I definitely recommend a this trip with Gareth. The best tour provider in wales.
    Written 3 May 2021
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    Thanks so much
    Written 4 May 2021
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    Dana M
    1 contribution
    Aug 2023 • Family
    The tour guide was knowledgeable about the area and gave us insights into the areas we were going to visit. He also gave us the definition of several words in Welsh so that we could understand the names of the towns better which was wonderful. On the way back, he didn’t really talk at all. It would have been a bit better if he had given us a bit more information on the trip back.
    Written 4 August 2023
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    Thank you. It's a fine balance between how much I talk and how much I stay quiet. I often don't speak much on the journey back. People have had a long day. I'm glad you enjoyed.
    Written 5 August 2023
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    Connector48651009800
    Attard, Malta2 contributions
    Nov 2023 • Friends
    We took two trips with Gareth: one of the valleys of Wales and the other of the west. The tours were remarkable and Gareth was so patient in explaining the history behind every place we had seen. He provided us with useful tips to make our tours a success. Thank you.
    Written 20 November 2023
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    Thank you both. I'm so glad that you both enjoyed. It's really kind of you to leave me this review.
    Written 21 November 2023
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    tripster1226
    New York City, NY3 contributions
    Jul 2021
    Had a great time on The mythical West Wales tour earlier today! Gareth was great and even before the tour began confirmed and communicated clearly about the upcoming tour. I really enjoyed the three stops that we made and the info about Wales along the way. Very enjoyable day.
    Written 30 July 2021
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    Thank you for this great review.
    Written 17 August 2021
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    Stephen T
    1 contribution
    May 2022
    Gareth's immense knowledge of Welsh culture and history made this trip. The tour also provided an appropriate period of time at each location...not too long or short. Tenby, for me, was the highlight: a charming village where one can explore, shop, or just relax and enjoy a pint. Gareth was friendly and his van was quite comfortable. Highly recommended.
    Written 23 May 2022
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    Thank you so much. I'm happy that you enjoyed.
    Written 23 May 2022
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    Brittany
    1 contribution
    Jul 2021 • Couples
    We had an awesome time! Gareth sorted us out with bottles of water and Welsh cakes upon arrival and he was also kind enough to collect us right from our hostel. He was great company, really knowledgeable, and flexible with alternative accommodations. We would definitely recommend this tour or any other he hosts!
    Written 23 July 2021
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    Thank you so much. It was a pleasure meeting you guys.
    Written 17 August 2021
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    daniel e
    12 contributions
    Feb 2022 • Couples
    A great way to see beautiful Wales, History, its picturesque scenery and mythical land.
    Gareth is an extremely knowledgeable young man in Welsh history and very laid back.

    Cant recommend the mythical West Wales tour enough. We stopped at places like tenby, Laugharne, Pembroke.. But Gareth is quite accommodating and could probably to a few places of personal choice if you asked him nicely and if there's enough time.

    Get on it! Don't be afraid to book if your in Wales and after a bit of culture.
    Written 11 February 2022
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    Thank you so much for this wonderful review.
    Written 24 February 2022
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