Cardiff Free Walking Tour

Cardiff Bay & Swansea Tours

Cardiff's only free walking tour currently takes place every Wednesday & Saturday at 11am. 
Please reserve your place in advance. Thank you.

This autumn's run of Cardiff Dark Side free walking tours has come to an end. The tour will return more regularly in 2022, however private Dark Side tours are available all year round.

The Cardiff Bay free walking tour is now taking a break until 2022

Swansea free walking tours are now taking a winter break and will return in 2022.

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Read blog posts on different aspects of Welsh life, culture & history, including major dates in the Welsh calendar, some travel advice and some of the best fun facts about Wales.  

Private Tours

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

The Cardiff Walking Tour takes place every Wednesday and Saturday at 11am through December.

Advanced booking is currently essential. 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, thank you.

For our social distancing information, please read our FAQs

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 large letters and opposite the water tower)

The Cardiff Bay Free Walking Tour has come to an end for 2021 and will return regularly from spring 2022.

However, private tours of Cardiff Bay are always available, so please just get in touch to arrange a tour. Thank you.

Where to find

The Swansea Tour?

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

Swansea Free Walking Tours have now ended for 2021 and will return regularly, once again, from Spring 2022.

However, if you are interested in a private Swansea tour, any day of the week, please just get in touch to arrange a booking.

All tour information accurate as of November 2021

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)


This year's run of Dark Side tours has just come to an end and will return regularly in 2022, however private tours are still available all year.

Please reserve your place in advance, or to organise a private tour just get in touch.

About Fogo

Despite being a native Irishman, 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 and long-term tourism professional across multiple cities, I have developed a passion for history, travel and culture, and sharing information about my adopted home to inquisitive visitors on these walking tours in Cardiff & Swansea is a perfect way to embrace these skills and interests.

Following a challenging year and a half 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. 

Free walking tour Cardiff
Teresa, Lisbon, Sept 2020

It was really nice spending the day with Eugene in Cardiff. Two tours which helped  us understand the city, its past,  and its present. Eugene has great knowledge of the history and culture of some other countries and could easily make links to local characteristics.

Joanna, London, August 2020

Having done city tours across Europe, I thought this stood out because Eugene made a real effort to be personable and engaging: taking the time to speak to everyone in the group, linking his information not just to Cardiff but to wider Welsh history and it was also very obvious that he took time and effort in keeping his information relevant and up to date. 

Graham, Sheffield, August 2020

Eugene was extremely welcoming, friendly, knowledgable and came across as a really nice guy. He definitely added so much to our Wales visit.

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Cardiff Guide


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