Day Trip to Cardiff by Rail  

Check-in time: 7.30am | Finish (approx.): 8.07pm
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Day Trip to Cardiff by Rail
Your day commences at Paddington station at 07:30am where you will meet a Golden Tours representative who will be standing by the ticket desk and then take your 08:15am train to Cardiff Central arriving at 10:22am.

Croeso! Welcome to Cardiff
The gateway to Wales which is a city of contrasts. Innovative architecture sits alongside historic buildings giving the city a rich cultural heritage. Cardiffs Roman influence stems from AD 55 when the Romans established a fort on what is now the site of Cardiff Castle.

Open top Bus Tour (Apr - Oct only)*
Departing every 30 minutes from outside Cardiff Central station, this tour will take you to all the main sights including Cardiff Castle, Cardiff Bay, the old Cardiff docklands which has been re-developed into a vibrant area full of restaurants, bars and cafes, Techniquest, the handson science exhibition centre, and the National Museum of Wales.

*The Open Top Bus Tour does not operate from November March. A visit to the Millennium Stadium will be included instead.

Millennium Stadium (Nov - Mar only)
Since it's opening in June 1999, the Millennium Stadium has welcomed over 1.3 Million visitors per year. With the first retractable roof in the UK, the Stadium is a multipurpose, all round venue. With a UEFA 5Star rating and two Rugby World Cups, a Wales Grand Slam, six FA Cup Finals plus a plethora of major concerts and motorsports events on its CV, the Millennium Stadium is established as a world class must play, must visit venue and has played home to five major sporting bodies over the last eight years.

Lunch and shopping
There is time for independent shopping and lunch.

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

First Class (optional) includes refreshments served at your seat




  • Return train tickets to Cardiff
  • Open top sightseeing bus tour
  • Entrance to Cardiff Castle
  • First class (optional extra) includes refreshments served at your seat



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.
  • Youll 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)

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 

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