The perfect place to start your visit to Cardiff! The Cardiff Story is the first museum where visitors can see the story of the city through the eyes of its people. Located in the beautiful and historic Old Library building in the heart of the city centre, it tells the story of how Cardiff was transformed from the small market town of the 1300s to one of the world’s biggest ports in the 1900s to the cosmopolitan capital we know today. Explore some of the 6 Victorian Arcades Cardiff has to offer, with an eclectic choice of stylish boutiques, vintage fashion, the best delis and the oldest record store in the world.
A short walk to the National Museum of Wales. Situated in the heart of Cardiff’s elegant civic centre, the museum houses Wales’s national art treasures and is home to one of the largest collections of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings outside Paris. Natural history and geology collections, as well as major touring and temporary exhibitions are a must see. (Closed Mondays)
On leaving the museum, a brief stroll through Bute Park, formerly the pleasure gardens of Cardiff Castle. Enjoy a spot of lunch at Pettigrew Tea Rooms located at West lodge, Bute Park and enjoy a selection of homemade cakes and freshly prepared sandwiches or head for the water taxi stop for the Princess Katherine and a leisurely cruise down to Cardiff Bay. Nowadays, Cardiff Bay is a bustling waterfront, a centre for arts and culture, with an amazing choice of bars and restaurants for your group to relax and refuel.
Pierhead, the beautiful, neo-gothic, red brick building, formerly the headquarters of Bute Dock Company, dominates the skyline. It is now open as a unique visitor, events and heritage centre. The building is open 7 days a week and offers a glimpse into Cardiff’s past.
Broaden your perspective with a dose of Welsh politics at Y Senedd. Home of the National Assembly for Wales, you can explore the debating chamber, committee rooms or arrange a free guided tour for your group.
For hands -on science and interactive exhibits, a visit to Techniquest is a must particularly if you have children in your group.
Close with an evening of good food and entertainment at the Welsh Banquets at Cardiff Castle. Tour the Castle before enjoying a banquet in relaxed and informal historic surroundings of Cardiff Castle. Dating from the 15th Century, the Undercroft is one of the oldest parts of the Castle and here you can enjoy the best of Welsh food, entertainment and the warmest of welcomes from your hosts. Dressed in traditional Welsh costume, your hosts will serve Welsh mead and your three course dinner whilst entertaining you with a selection of traditional Welsh and English songs. It is the perfect setting for a memorable night out.
An iconic stadium in the centre of the city, home of Welsh rugby and host to internationally prestigious sporting events such as the UEFA Champions League Final. Join one of our experienced tour guides and visit the Press Conference Suite where the worlds of rugby and journalism meet. Experience the Dragon’s Lair, Wales’s team dressing room, hear the roar of 74,500 fans as you walk down the players’ tunnel towards the hallowed turf. Take in the view of the pitch from a VIP hospitality suite, and finally lift the trophy to the skies like a sporting superstar.
A short drive to the outskirts of the city and a tour of the beautiful Llandaff Cathedral set apart from the bustle of the city of Cardiff and a chance to see Epstein’s masterpiece ‘Christ in Glory’.
From Llandaff Cathedral travel a short distance to your next destination St Fagans National History Museum. Within one hundred acres of attractive countryside, a magical place has been created. Authentic dwellings from different periods in Wales’ history have converged to form the enchanting St Fagans National History Museum. Situated 4 miles west of Cardiff (free coach parking) visitors are welcome to explore all the buildings from humble 2000 year-old Celtic village to an impressive Elizabethan mansion house. Seize the opportunity to see a potter, weaver, wood-turner, baker, tanner and many more authentic craftspeople at work.