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Cardiff Free Walking Tour

Cardiff Bay & Swansea Tours

Cardiff's only free walking tour currently takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 11am.
Extra tour at 2pm, on Sat, 30 Sept. No tour on Sun, 1 Oct.
Please reserve you place in advance if possible. Thank you.

The next Cardiff Dark Side free tour takes place Saturday, 7 October. More tours are available in October & November.
Private tours are available all year round so if you would like to organise a tour please get in touch. 

 

Cardiff Bay free tours are now taking a break following the end of summer.

Swansea tours are now only available on a private basis. Please get in touch in order to organise a tour.

City of Arcades Tour

Private Tours

Discover, explore and browse Cardiff's iconic Victorian shopping Arcades, as well as Cardiff Market, on this new tour for 2023, created in collaboration with FOR Cardiff. Next tours avaialble in October & November.

Doctor Who tours only run on a private basis. If you want more information, or to book a walking tour of Doctor Who filming locations in Cardiff, please just get in touch.

If you're a family, household, private group or even an individual looking for a tour guide or bespoke tour in Cardiff or Swansea, please feel free to get in touch to arrange a booking.

Where to find The Cardiff Walking Tour?


The Cardiff City Walking Tour starts from the John Batchelor Statue on The Hayes in central Cardiff (opposite the TK Maxx store - CF10 1TD).

The Cardiff Free Walking Tour takes place every Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday & Sunday at 11am.

*Additional tour available Saturday, 30 September, at 2pm.
No tours on Sunday, 1 October, due to the Cardiff half marathon


Advanced booking is preferred. Please be aware that some tours may be full, or may not go ahead unless there is a minimum number of people booked in advance. In these rare instances you will be contacted the day before, thank you. 

All welcome!

Look out for the green shirt and/or green umbrella

Where to find

The Cardiff Bay Tour?

Cardiff Bay Free Walking Tours start from
outside the Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff Bay (under the letters, opposite the water tower)

Regular Cardiff Bay free walking tours have now concluded for summer 2023. The tour may take place ocassionally in the coming months. 

Private tours are available all year round, please  just get in touch to organise a tour. Thanks.

Where to find

The Swansea Tour?

Swansea Walking Tours start from
Castle Square, next to the Leaf Boat sculpture opposite Swansea Castle.

The Swansea free walking tour took place on Fridays during summer 2023. From now on the Swansea tour is now only available as a private tour.

If you are interested in a private Swansea tour please just get in touch to arrange a booking.

Where to find The Cardiff Dark Side Tour?

The Cardiff Dark Side Walking Tour starts from the statue of John Batchelor on The Hayes in central Cardiff. (The same location as the Cardiff city tour)

Private Dark Side tours are available all year round, at a date and time convenient to you.

The next public Cardiff Dark Side free walking tours will take place on Saturday, 7 October, at 5pm. Please reserve your place. More Dark tours will take place in October & November.

Where to find The Cardiff City of Arcades Tour?

The Cardiff City of Arcades free walking tour starts from the John Batchelor statue on The Hayes in central Cardiff, opposite the TK Maxx store.

The next City of Arcades Tours will take place on selected dates in October & November, with the next one on Saturday, 7 October, at 2pm.

For more information about the tour, about tour dates and in order to reserve your place on a tour, please follow the link below. Thank you.

All tour information accurate as of summer 2023.

About Fogo

Despite being Irish, since moving to Wales I have developed a love and fascination for the underappreciated cities of Cardiff & Swansea, as well as the country as a whole.

As a historian, journalist, traveller and long-term tourism professional across multiple cities, I have developed a passion for history, travel and culture. So, becoming a walking tour guide in Cardiff & Swansea gave me an opportunity to share information about my adopted home to inquisitive visitors from around the world, and it is a perfect way to embrace these skills and interests.

Following a challenging couple of years or so due to Covid-19, we at Fogo's Free Tours have returned to regular touring and sharing our love of Wales to the world once again. 

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WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US
Roman, Ukraine, August 2022
Yuthika, South Africa, Feb 2023
Emilie, Cardiff, June 2022

I have visited more than 20 such free walking tours, I'm fond of them. And I think Eugene makes tours spectacular and memorable. It's the perfect local point of view on history, traditions, present and future, and habits of welsh people.

Tripadvisor

Eugene was an excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and managed to keep a large group of people engaged for over 2 hours with stories and facts about Cardiff. We learned so much and had a fantastic time. The route that he chose was also pram friendly, which we really appreciated! Would definitely recommend.

 

Tripadvisor

Our tour of Cardiff by Eugene was fantastic! I’ve lived in Cardiff for three years and I learned more during the tour than I have in my time living here. Eugene is very personable and made our tour very fun as he adapted it to the audience’s nationalities. 10/10 highly recommend!

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Cardiff Guide

FAQs

Swansea Guide

Read blog posts on different historical elements, events and characters of Welsh life, previews of upcoming events in South Wales and even some travel advice as well.

If you're visiting the Cardiff area and not sure what to do with your time here, the Cardiff Guide can point you in the right directions for attractions, food, scenery and more.

If you're visiting Swansea and the Gower Peninsula and not sure what to do in the area, this guide provides advice for attractions, museums, food, beaches and more.

Have some questions regarding Fogo's Free Tours, the concept or the tours themselves, you can find all the answers amongst the FAQs, otherwise please get in touch.

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