Recommendations for private guides in south Wales?
March 1, 2010 9:13 AM Subscribe
This fall, we'll be in south Wales (not New South Wales!) for a few days and would like to book a guide (or two) for a couple of day trips in different areas.
posted by telophase to travel & transportation around Wales (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This coming October, my boyfriend and I will be traveling to the UK for a vacation. We're spending a few days in the southern regions of Wales, because he'd like to see Cardiff, and I spent a semester during my undergrad years at Trinity College in Carmarthen and would like to revisit the old stomping grounds for a little bit, to see how it's changed in the past couple of decades.
I've had great experiences in the past on vacations with hiring a guide for a day and giving them a few loose guidelines ("we like architecture, medieval history, and great food" led to a wonderful tour of little-known Paris, for example) and letting them come up with itineraries that take us to places we'd never think of going, and would like to do the same for this trip. We're also not interested in an organized tour with other people.
For the first day-trip, we'll be stationed in Cardiff, and could focus on the eastern parts of South Wales, and a couple of days later we'll be somewhere in the western half (the exact place we'll be staying is yet to be determined), so can focus on sights over there, along with an hour or so in Carmarthen. This would probably mean a different guide for each day, as I don't know how feasible it would be for one person to be able to make the drive in a reasonable amount of time (although we're happy to pay for mileage if it *is* feasible).
We won't have a car, so either a guide with a car or one who can find places to go within walking distance of a train station is preferred. We won't be interested in hiking or anything particularly athletic due to slight mobility concerns (I have arthritis in my foot), but non-strenuous strolling in moderately hilly towns like Carmarthen isn't a problem.
I've done some searching on Google, but haven't found much. If anyone out there has any recommendations, that would be quite helpful.