There’s more to Cardiff than its castle

The Welsh capital is full of unique attractions, innovative architecture and thriving shopping centres. Between the vibrant waterfront of Cardiff Bay and the bustling city centre, you’ll find plenty of culture with art galleries and museums to look around. Ideally located for day-tripping to surrounding areas, you’ll be able to explore beautiful sandy beaches, ancient historical sites and gorgeous gardens. If you want a varied tour with the buzzing atmosphere of a lively city, combined with serene and scenic excursions in the rolling Welsh countryside, then this destination is perfect for you and your group.


Wonder at Wales’ thriving & varied capital

  • Discover the city with a tour from an experienced local guide
  • Walk through history in the grandeur of Cardiff Castle
  • Welsh Assembly – explore the home of Welsh Parliament with a guided tour
  • Marvel at the Royal Mint – a highly recommended Visitor Centre, and the only place in Britain where you can strike your own coin!
  • Dyffryn Gardens (NT) – relax in these extraordinary and varied gardens
  • St Fagans – take a glimpse into the past at this open-air museum
  • Executive coach travel from your choice of pick up points
  • 4 nights half board accommodation

From £415
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 35 passengers travelling in a specific month

Best time to go

January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

Suggested Hotel

Angel Hotel, Cardiff

  • Elegant Victorian building with a fascinating history
  • Superb location, with some rooms overlooking Cardiff Castle
  • Classic and comfortable rooms
  • Easy access to the city’s attractions
  • Spacious, elegant restaurant and lounge areas, great for groups

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


  • Cardiff City Tour
    Cardiff-Castle-5- Cardiff-Council

    Make the most of your visit to the Welsh capital with a guided tour from an expert local guide. You will learn all about the city’s history and culture on this lively tour, part by coach and part on foot: discover contemporary buildings beside historic relics, unique attractions and an eclectic culture.

  • Cardiff Castle
    Cardiff-Castle-4- Cardiff-Council

    Explore one of Wales’ most important heritage monuments, set in the city centre’s scenic parklands. This medieval castle and Victorian Gothic revival mansion is steeped in history – the original 11th century Norman castle was built on top of a 3rd century Roman fort. Inside you’ll be greeted with decadent murals, intricate wood carvings and stunning stained glass.

  • Welsh Parliament Tour

    Sitting by Cardiff Bay is the National Assembly for Wales’ Siambr (debating chamber) and Committee Rooms. On this tour you’ll gain some fascinating insights into how the Welsh Parliament or Senedd operates. This striking modern building proudly boasts being one of the most environmentally friendly parliamentary buildings in the world.

  • St Fagans National History Museum

    With a magnificent 16th century castle, pretty gardens and extensive grounds, this site is a popular film location which has featured in Doctor Who and Poldark. Over 50 original buildings offer fascinating glimpses into history in this open-air museum, including ironworkers’ cottages, a medieval church and a Victorian school. Learn all about traditional skills by trying out some of the craft workshops.

  • The Royal Mint

    With 1,100 years of history to explore, The Royal Mint makes for an intriguing visit. Learn all about how the coins are produced by taking a guided tour behind the scenes, then explore the exhibition at your own pace where you’ll see some of the world’s rarest coins and artefacts. You’ll also have the chance to strike your own coin and take it home with you!

  • Dyffryn Gardens (NT)

    This National Trust attraction contains impressive Edwardian gardens, spread over more than 55 acres, created by landscape architect Thomas Mawson. The imposing Victorian mansion, Dyffryn House, overlooks a collection of gardens which exude 1920s splendour, including the Rose Garden, Pompeian Garden and an arboretum containing trees from across the globe.



Team Comments:

“Tradition, comfort and location – the Angel Hotel is a great base for exploring this vibrant city.” (Jackie)

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