0752 5624284 lucy@walestours.wales

Welcome to Wales and Cardiff Tours 

A professional guiding service offering guided walks, personal tours and travel itineraries across Wales.

Welcome to Wales

My name is Lucy O’Donnell and I am a Blue Badge guide for Wales. I hope you enjoy my site, find the inspiration to visit Wales and take a tour.

It really does make all the difference to use a Guide .. listen to Jane A on Trip Adviser

“It was great starting point to our holiday in Cardiff which we love and enjoyed discovering.   Lucy’s recommendations, knowledge of the city and coffee made it a very worthwhile experience”.

All Blue Badge Guides have undergone extensive training passing both practical and academic examinations.

Cardiff arcades

Welcome to Cardiff

Cardiff is the capital city of Wales and my home town. It is a great place to live and work.   Cardiff is the capital of Wales and Europe’s third best capital city to live in.

Great wealth was generated in Cardiff during the Industrial Revolution and docks area has enjoyed a huge regeneration effort creating thr new and iconic Cardiff Bay.

Cardiff is also the home town of Doctor Who and used as a film location for many TV series and films.  I really enjoy leading  walking tours around the City and the Bay.

This is me .. 

I am based in Cardiff and offer tours across Wales.  I have a long career in Tourism and have travelled widely but nowhere is quite like Wales.  Join me to travel in and around Wales.

I love a good story and Wales has plenty of them from the medieval tales of Princes and Poets to the sci fi antics of Doctor Who and the Cardiff Temporal Rift which runs across Roald Dahl Plaza in Mermaid Quay .. if you know you know !!

Walking Tours 

Tours can be personalised for all areas of  Wales, below is a selection of popular tours some of which can be booked online.

Please contact me for personalised itineraries and costs 

Cardiff Time Travelling Walking Tour Book on line –  Cardiff Bay to the City Centre, we will take in the historic sites – many familiar as film locations from popular TV series such as Doctor Who, Torchwood & Sherlock Holmse – A 4 hour tour – including a water taxi

Cardiff City

A guided walk to celebrate the greatest Edwardian city in the UK built on the back of the Industrial Revolution and the worldwide export of coal.

Cardiff Bay 

A guided walk to marvel at the transformatio of Tiger Bay/Cardiff Docks to the brilliantly modern and unique Cardiff Bay.

Monmouth Town Walk  Book on line

A guided walk around the town at the heart of the Wye Valley, birth place of Henry V and Charles Royce.

A selection of Trip Adviser comments – Trip Adviser

We had an absolutely marvellous tour with Lucy around Cardiff Bay. It was a tour full of history, architecture, socio-economics, all delivered by Lucy in a very light and deft way, and well illustrated by historical photographs which she brought along. The tour was full of contrasts; from the phenomenal growth of Cardiff to become the coal capital of the world, to the city’s decline as the era of coal waned, then to the redevelopment and regeneration of the Bay


Really interesting tour and Lucy explained everything very clearly at a good pace, friendly and would use again. Came away feeling I had learnt something about this new city I have moved into


Lucy is very knowledgeable and we had a great time exploring Cardiff with her! She is a lovely person and we really enjoyed the special touch that you stop together for a refreshment while on tour. She went out of her way to accommodate our requests at the last minute. We highly recommend doing a Cardiff walking tour with Lucy!

43 ChantellH

I thought I knew Cardiff but this tour gave me a much better insight into aspects of the city and was thoroughly enjoyable. Would also be an excellent tour for those new to the city or just on a short stay and wanting to get orientated, know, where to go and to understand the city.