Discover the ‘Doctor Who’ world of daleks, sontarans and extraterrestrials on a day trip to Cardiff by London black cab! With a private driver as a guide, explore the Welsh capital and see many of the exciting filming locations used in the hit sci-fi TV series. Hear insider gossip about characters such as Rose Tyler and Amy Pond; see the cafe where the Doctor met with his trusted companions; and visit Cardiff Bay for a trip to its popular interactive exhibition: the Doctor Who Experience (entrance at own expense).
What You'll Get
Start your experience with a hotel pickup by traditional London black cab, and meet your friendly driver who doubles up as your personal guide. Relax in one of the cab’s comfortable seats, and listen to tales and trivia about the Doctor Who TV series as you travel west out of the city, along the motorway to the Welsh capital.
After roughly 3 hours on the road, work your way into central Cardiff to see all the Doctor Who sights. Pass the American cafe where the Doctor regularly meets his friends, and visit the places where Captain Jack Harkness from the Torchwood Institute — an extraterrestrial-fighting team — and the Doctor puzzled over weird and wonderful events.
Having seen the fictional character of the Face of Boe (‘played’ by a giant mechanical head), loop past the houses of the Doctor’s two trusted sidekicks: Amy and Rory Pond. From the residential neighborhoods, travel back into the city center and head inside the Doctor Who Experience at Cardiff Bay.
Enter the interactive exhibition at your own expense, and then explore with your guide, seeing a collection of original costumes alongside other attention-grabbing memorabilia and Doctor Who artifacts. Watch a short film about the series, and then become the Doctor’s assistant on a walk through the TARDIS time machine. Step through a crack in the wall, battle with the Doctor’s enemies and gasp in awe at the special effects that line your route. Finish by posing for a photo against a giant screen, displaying your choice of background.
Take a break for lunch (own expense), and then sightsee around Cardiff some more, seeing the wedding setting of Amy and Rory Pond besides others. Learn about Rose Tyler, played by British celebrity Billie Piper, while passing her place of work. You can stop for a quick snack before you make your way out of the city, traveling back along the motorway.
Upon arrival in the capital, take in some of the London filming locations such as the only remaining Tardis — a genuine London police box — before finishing with a hotel drop-off in the evening.
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Transport by black cab
- Entry/Admission - Tardis Police Box
- Entrance fees (approximately 15 GBP)
- Food and drinks
Your centrally located London hotel
12 hours 30 minutes
Returns to original departure point between 7:30pm and 8pm
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