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1-888-597-3519

905-639-9954

dhtour@dhtour.ca

1 Day
Availability : March to September - Tuesday, Friday
Start: Cardiff
End: Cardiff

Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca to book. 

A tour through the heart of South Wales to the Brecon Beacons National Park including Big Pit.

Tour Details
Highlights:
  • National Coal Mining Museum ‘Big Pit’ at Blaenavon (Please note the underground is not aways available due to high demand)
  • Tour of the Brecon Beacons National Park
  • Brecon town (inc lunch time), Brecon Cathedral
  • National Park Visitors Centre
  • Iron age hillfort (optional – 40 minute total walk, subject to weather conditions)
    • Non-walkers stay at the visitor centre for: cafe, exhibition, video room and shop – short walk available here too

Pick Up Location & TIme

Cardiff: National Museum Cardiff, Cathays Park, Cardiff CF10 3NP (Google Map)
Tour departs at 09:00am

Drop off Location & Time

Cardiff: Cardiff Castle, Castle St, Cardiff CF10 3RB (Google Map)
Tour returns at 5:30pm

Price Includes

  • Transport in a mini-coach
  • Driver
  • Guide
  • Welsh cakes

Meals

  • 0 breakfast
  • 0 lunches
  • 0 dinners
  • 0 teas

Price Excludes

  • Admission fees
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Pre / Post hotel nights
  • Driver / Tour Leader gratuity is at your discretion
  • Travel Insurance
What to Expect

See the wonderful countryside of Wales; visiting majestic castle ruins, golden sandy beaches, ancient Roman forts, lush green hilltops, glacial-shaped valleys, rugged mountains and even the depths of a famous Welsh coal mine whilst enjoying Welsh music and Welsh Cakes along the way – whatever the weather!

  • Small group day tour
  • Professional driver & guide
  • Enjoy Welsh music & Welsh Cakes
  • Admissions not included
Itinerary

Full day tour

This is our tour through the South Wales Valleys and the Brecon Beacons National Park.

We start the day at ‘Big Pit’ National Mining Museum of Wales for a visit to a famous Welsh coal mine and its award winning underground tour*. The experience of descending into the depths of this mine attract people from all around the world to visit and wonder at the life of a Welsh coal miner. You will discover how this part of the world became the heart of the Industrial Revolution over 100 years ago and how the town of Blaenavon has now become a World Heritage Site.

Travelling a short distance we enter the Brecon Beacons National Park for the rest of the tour with a landscape shaped by glaciers but now with rolling green hills, sandstone peaks, high mountain lakes and cascading waterfalls … and plenty of sheep!

Onto the old market town of Brecon and what a lovely town it is too. Cosy little streets with plenty of shops and boutiques. A fine Cathedral, indoor market and a host of well stocked craft shops to keep you browsing.

As for lunch, Brecon has some lovely cafes and pubs but the Tower Cafe at St Mary’s church in the centre of town is something different with fine food and the chance of a chat with the locals.

We stop next at the National Park Visitors Centre situated in the heart of this inspiring ‘breathing space’ to discover why the Brecon Beacons is so special. Maybe you’ll feel like a short walk or, if you’re feeling a little fitter, a walk up to an ancient iron-age hillfort to stand where people lived over 2500 yrs ago.

Big Pit was given the Gulbenkian Award winner for museums & galleries in 2005. Blaenavon achieved UNESCO World Heritage Town status in 2000.

Brecon Beacons National Park ‘Fforest Fawr’ was awarded UNESCO Geopark status and named the world’s 5th International Dark Sky Reserve.

Dates and Prices
Departure Dates and Days Adult (pp) Child: Age 5 to 17 (pp)
2021: March to September – Tuesday, Friday $90 $65

No admissions are applicable on this tour.

Ask us about family rates (2 adults and 2 children minimum).

Pricing

Pricing is per person (pp).
Rates are in $ CAD.


Contact DHTour at 1-888-597-3519 or 905-639-9954 or dhtour@dhtour.ca  to book.

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