Day Trip to Cardiff includes entry to Cardiff Castle and Open Top Bus

Activity code: 120

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  • Enjoy a fascinating day trip to Cardiff
  • Take the stresses of travel away with return rail tickets
  • Explore the historic Cardiff Castle
  • Soak in sights of the city with an open top sightseeing bus tour
  • Choose between Standard and First Class rail travel


Your Welsh adventure will begin at London's Paddington station at 7.30am. You will be greeted by our Golden Tours representative who will be waiting for you outside the National Rail ticket office in front of Platform 1. Please use the code provided to retrieve your tickets from the machine. You will then board the 8.15am train to Cardiff Central where your day of exploring can really kick off!

Arrival in Cardiff
Full of rich history, the Welsh capital is one that offers much to its visitors and you'll have the time to discover it all at your own leisure. From exquisite architecture to historic landmarks, the world-renowned Cardiff Castle to the picturesque Cardiff Bay, you will be spoilt for choice at where to visit first!

Open Top Bus Tour
There's no better way to explore a new city than with an open top bus tour taking you to the doorstep of the most famous locations and landmarks. Your ticket includes a fascinating open top bus tour through the heart of Cardiff that gives you the chance to soak in panoramic sights and learn of the city's rich and vibrant history. Take in views of Cardiff Castle, the old Cardiff docklands, Techniquest and the National Museum of Wales. Buses depart every 30 minutes so it's an easy, convenient and enjoyable way to get to know this bustling capital! See the Route Map 

Leisure Time
Whether you want to grab a bite to eat in one of Cardiff's many eateries or hit the shops for some souvenirs to remember your trip, you'll have enough time to do as you please before your return journey back to London. There are many gorgeous boutiques and seaside shops to enjoy!

Return Journey
Your train departs at 5:55pm, arriving at London Paddington Station at 8:07pm.

Upgarde to First Class Rail Travel
Please choose between Standard Class or First Class in the drop down menu above. By upgrading to First Class you can travel in increased comfort with spacious seats, extra leg room, tables and power sockets, complimentary light refreshments and at seat service on most journeys.
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Additional Information

What's Included:

  • Return train tickets to Cardiff
  • Meet and greet at Paddington station
  • Open Top Bus Tour
  • Entrance to Cardiff Castle

What's Excluded:

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel transfers
  • Guide
  • Food or Drinks

Please Note:
  • Your full information pack including tickets will be sent to you around 10 days before you travel at the latest. 
  • Please use the e-tickets provided for entry to the castle and onto the open top bus. 
  • Once booked this tour is non-refundable.
  • This tour is unescorted.
  • Our vehicles are modern, comfortable, and kept to the highest standards of cleanliness, including a deep clean every day.