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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.
Please reserve your place in advance if possible. All welcome. Thank you.

*No free tour available Sunday, 25 Feb 

The next Cardiff Dark Side free tour will takes place on Easter Saturday 2024, at 5pm.
Private tours are available all year round so if you would like to organise a tour please get in touch. 
 

The next Cardiff Bay free tour will hopefully take place on Easter Sunday afternoon.

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

City of Arcades Tour

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. The next tour will take place over Easter 2024.

Private Tours

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.

The Tours

The Original Cardiff
Free Walking Tour


The Cardiff City Free 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.

*No free tour available on Sunday, 25 February & Thursday, 29 February, due to other tour commitments.



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

The Cardiff Bay

Free Walking Tour

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

The Cardiff Bay free walking tours takes place sporadically across the year. The next running of the tour will likely be on Easter Sunday afternoon. 

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

The Swansea
Free Walking Tour

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

At the moment the Swansea tour is only available as a private tour.

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

The Cardiff Dark Side

Free Walking 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 tour will take place in Spring 2024, on Easter Saturday, 30 March, at 5pm.

The Cardiff City of Arcades

Free Walking 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 Tour will likely take place in Springtime 2024, hopefully on Good Friday, 29 March. To be confirmed..

Private versions of this tour, and all of the other tours, are available on request all year round. Thank you.

All tour information accurate as of autumn/winter 2023/24.

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.

 

As of early 2024 almost 1,200 tours have taken place across south Wales to tens of thousands of people from every corner of the world. Whether it is with me, or my trusted, talented and experienced colleagues that have joined me across the last six years, you will be in good hands during your time with us.

Fogo on tour in Cardiff

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT US

Roman, Ukraine, August 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

Yuthika, South Africa, Feb 2023

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

Emilie, Cardiff, June 2022

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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The Fog Blog

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.

Accreditations & Awards

Quality Assured seal of approval from Visit Wales
Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Award for 2023
Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Award for 2023
Best Told Story 2023 Award from Visit Wales
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