About Bus Wales Tours
Wales is now part of the Dragon Tours network. We have been providing
small group tours of Wales for over 15 years. The tours are open
to anyone interested in visiting the beautiful land of Wales. We
tour the most Wild and Welsh parts of Wales, visiting places difficult
to reach and easy to miss if you were on your own. BusWales and
Dragon Tours are the best way to experience the magic of Wales.
During each day you will experience scenic drives, walks in wild
locations, awesome castles, standing stones, towns and villages,
stories from history, myth and legend. In the evenings we head off
to traditional, historic Welsh pubs to mix with the locals and hear
the Welsh language.
We specialise in guided tours of Wales
for individuals, couples and small groups (maximum 8 persons). The
key to the Dragon Tour experience is flexibility with personally
planned itineraries and services to meet your individual needs along
with packaged options to suit all budgets.
Dragon Tours is owned and operated by
Dr. Mike Davies, a published historian and specialist in Welsh history
and culture. Mike has taught at the University of Wales and is able
to provide a unique insight into the ancient land of his birth.
Mike started offering tours shortly after completing his first degree
at Trinity College Carmarthen in 1990. He offered a tour service
during the summer months while studying for a Post Graduate Certificate
in Education at Swansea University, a Masters in Medieval Welsh
History at Cardiff University and a Ph.D in Medieval History at
the University of Wales, Newport. He completed his studies in 2000
and started offering guided tours of Wales as a full time concern
thereafter. Mike is personally involved in the driver-guiding and
loves to share his knowledge of Wales' incredible history with his
guests. For full details of Dragon Tours’ services please
Take a stimulating trip through the land of Wales and immerse yourself
in its rich historical past and vibrant current scene. Breathtaking
natural beauty and fascinating historical locations will be revealed
by your highly qualified driver guide.
Explore the Celtic and Arthurian sites of the country, the castles
of medieval Wales, the rich industrial heritage from areas that
drove the world's Industrial Revolution. In addition you will enjoy
the unique culture and language of this ancient land and meet its
For visitors with Welsh ancestry we can provide a tour service
to help you trace your family tree in Wales. We have helped numerous
clients in this way and can even provide a genealogy tracing service
prior to your arrival and can assist in your use of libraries, record
offices and archives when you are here. We have helped many people
find 'the old family home' and even long-lost relatives!
Dragon Tours can arrange tours throughout the whole of Wales or
in particular regions. We can also arrange extensions to Scotland,
Ireland and England and even Continental Europe. We can provide
tours of any length of time - from one day to multiple weeks. We
offer two packaged options of 6 day and 10 day 'All Wales Circuits'
that can be joined by up to a maximum of 8 persons. We can also
arrange your airport transfers and other transport requirements
while you are in the UK.
Bus Wales Tours
- Total outdoor adventure opportunity
- Centuries of history, culture, myth & legend
- World Heritage Sites
- More castles per sq km than anywhere else
- A unique country and national identity
- Mountains, valleys, lakes, rivers and coast
- Welsh language / Yr laith Gymraeg
- Backpackers/YHA/HI hostel networks
- B&Bs, Guest Houses, Hotels, and Self-Catering Options
- Door to door service
- Professionalism, support and advice
- Knowledgeable friendly guides
Opportunities for outdoor adventure activities are immense particularly in the National Parks of Snowdonia, the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast. History is everywhere, the scenery stunning and the people friendly. All this in a country 170 miles long and 60 miles wide.
Tour feedback: Julie Kornbluth, USA
I enjoyed everything! The personal service and flexibility. Snowdonia was amazing, definitely want to go back. Loved the stories about Wales, legends, myths and history - just the right amount. Great hostels and walks to the pubs.
Tour feedback: Katie Martin, UK
Loved all the 'off the beaten track' stuff, the Snowdonia scenery, the cliff walk & beaches. The red kites and 'Doc the backpacker dog'. Frequent stops, farm hostel, stories, Welsh music, being on the radio, Dylan Thomas , group picnics. Everything! Beautiful Wales!
Tour feedback: Narel Moss, Australia
Loved the whole tour. Snowdonia just beautiful. Loved the fact that hostels were with real working locals e.g. the farm. It adds a great feel to the tour. You're not just seeing other backpackers at night, you're mixing with the locals 'the Welsh'. Great structure and variety, see heaps and not too much time on the bus. Really get to experience the Welsh countryside which is what Wales is all about. Just a fantastic country. The tour is awesome.