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 Londons 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. Providing you with your return rail tickets, 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 youll 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
Theres 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 citys 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 its an easy, convenient and enjoyable way to get to know this bustling capital!

Leisure Time
Whether you want to grab a bite to eat in one of Cardiffs many eateries or hit the shops for some souvenirs to remember your trip, youll 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 in the tour

  • Return train tickets to Cardiff
  • Open Top Bus Tour
  • Entrance to Cardiff Castle

What's Excluded in the tour

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

Please Note:
  • This tour requires an e-ticket. You must provide the e-ticket that will be sent through to you so please ensure you bring the e-ticket with you to the venue. Without the e-ticket, you will unable to gain entry to the tour.
  • 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
Days of departure: Monday to Sunday

Check-in time: Mon-Fri 7.30am (Saturday 08:15am & Sunday 08:00am)
Finish (approx.): 08:15pm
Departure point: London Paddington station – Meet your representative outside the National Rail ticket office in front of Platform 1

Meeting point:
  • Please arrive at Paddington station at 7:30am ( 08:15am on Saturday, 08:00am on Sunday) where you will meet our Golden Tours representative outside the National Rail ticket office in front of Platform 1.
  • You’ll receive an informative welcome pack in exchange for your voucher.
  • Your train will depart at 8:15am (8:45am on Saturday) to Cardiff Central and arrive at 10:22am (10:45am on Saturday, 10:59am on Sunday)