Had a wonderful tour, great weather. Lots of stops to stretch, take pics, use restrooms. Really enjoyed our guide, Seamus (christened "John", fun story). Had a bit of a late start due to some Dublin traffic issues (got picked up 1/2 hr late), but managed to hit all the sights. Note: I recommend giving Viator your cell # when booking, I hadn't, so they couldn't let me know the bus was running late. When I called them, they had been trying but unable to reach me. "Shay" shared a lot of info as we drove along and at each stop and was willing to take photos. It has to be very difficult to corral that many people, so the fact that we were running very late for lunch and had less time to eat posed a bit of a challenge, but the restaurant and local cafe' did a good job on a limited time allotment. Glendalough, gorgeous; St. Kevin's ruins interesting; Wicklow Mountains National Park, beautiful; and the shot of Jameson whiskey to end the tour was fun. My only suggestion would be that our guide be a bit more forceful in keeping on schedule. I would certainly recommend this trip and your company for a tour in the future. Keep up the good work!
Wonderful way to spend a day in Ireland. A very clean, comfortable, and elegant bus picked us up at our Hotel. The guide was knowledgeable and friendly, very pleasant to be around. The first part of the tour took us through different areas of Dublin and around Dublin Bay. This is the part where you are shown a few celebrity neighborhoods, period architecture, etc, with a very nice stop at the bay for a walk by the water. Next we stopped at a village for coffee and snacks at a very nice place that allowed for retail shopping as well. (The breaks were very well spaced for bathrooms and snacks.) Then we stopped farther up into the country for lunch at a pub that served VERY good food. All along the way up into the Wicklow countryside, we stopped at beautiful scenic locations. The driver gave us plenty of time for walks and photos and to really enjoy each location. We had a blast, frankly! Our last stop was the monastery and a 45 minute walk through some of the most beautiful trails and forest I've seen. I really cannot cover in the short amount of time that I have here all that can be gleaned from the tour. There really is something for everyone and no one will be bored. Area history, architecture, scenery, shopping, great food - what ever your pleasure, it will be addressed.
The ruined monastery and exhibition at Glendalough were worth seeing, though it poured with rain. Powerscourt was a waste of time--nothing to see inside except shops. No room in café and overpriced food. Gardens okay but we spent far too long there, getting bored. Guide wittered on, unsure of facts, treated us like primary school children. Wicklow mountains were more like hills, very unexciting.
Doing what: Wicklow Day Trip from Dublin
This was one of the most pleasant days one could have as an introduction to Ireland and especially the Dublin/Wicklow area. A beautifully sunny day was enhanced by the splendid tour guide and commentary and the areas covered by the trip were spectacular. I enjoyed every minute of this trip and would recommend it to anyone looking for a 'trip to Ireland in a nutshell'. A one-hour walk in pleasant sunshine to see beautiful lakes when the gorse was in bloom was a highlight - also good food (my first Irish Guiness stew and a small Guiness) plus other opportunities for souvenir hunting etc completed a full wonderful day. Thank you Wild Wicklow Tours.
This was probably my favorite tour in Ireland. It was as advertised and the guide was terrific. I would suggest you mention the lovely gardens at Avoca as they are outstanding. Truly the Wicklows are the garden of Ireland. Everything was perfect, even the weather.
This was the second trip to Wicklow via Viator in two years and although the driver was very knowledgeable, he did not have that "gift of gab" that the Irish are so well known for and which makes a trip so much fun. I brought my third daughter hoping for the stories and tales that only an Irishman can tell. I was so disappointed, I'm sorry to say! The trip itself is beautiful as always.
The drive through the Wicklow mountains is beautiful! We had a great tour guide who let us off to take lots of picture of the mountain. It was just a beautiful drive and tour!
This was a very pleasent experience with Wild wicklow ... I and my wife enjoyed it. Dennis drove us and guided the entire day and his energy level was very high throughout.. very amusing and had a great sense of humour.. The trip started and ended exactly on time. Took enough breaks and gave us ample amount of time to explore things on our own. The tour does exactly what it promises..Highly recommended..
This was a really fun day and a wonderful tour. I would recommend this to anyone who is going to Dublin. Our driver was wonderful and seeing the beauty of the Wicklow Mountains was truly breathtaking.
Our tour was perhaps a little out of the ordinary. When we disembarked from our cruise ship (Celebrity Infinity) we could not locate the tour operator. We were expecting a coach or minivan and searched the dock with increasing anxiety. Finally we made contact with a smartly dressed driver holding a small sign with the expected words on it. It turned out that we were the only two ticket holders for this "group" tour so the local tour company had assigned us a tour driver/guide and a Mercedes car. Our driver, Shaun, could not have been nicer and simply offered to take us anywhere at all, but we stuck with the advertised itinerary, driving first to the Powerscourt Gardens. To our great surprise there were no large tour groups there and we spent a couple of hours strolling the gardens in cool but pleasant weather. Spring flowers were on gorgeous display and the Japanese garden was magnificent. Once we were done, we called the driver's mobile number and he came and picked us up. We toured the Wicklow mountains, stopped at the Avoca woolen shop and had a pub lunch at an almost deserted pub in a small village. The tour of the city of Dublin was extensive and informative. Our driver offered to drop us anywhere and return later to pick us up but by this time we were feeling ready to return to the ship. The crowds and the traffic in Dublin were not as enjoyable to us as the serenity of Powerscourt and its more rural surroundings. A thoroughly enjoyable day. We were most appreciative that that the tour operator still laid on a tour for us when they could have just as easily canceled and returned our money. My only minor criticism is that the "local" contact phone numbers provided in the confirmation were not local to Ireland but were UK numbers and for some reason I could not get through to either of them on my UK mobile phone.
I highly recommend the Wild Wicklow Tour (Code 2548WW). The tour guide was the best tour guide I've ever had. He made the tour interesting and fun at the same time. He was extremely knowledgable and informative. He was also very accomodating to all who were on the tour. The scenery was magnificent. My teenage daughter enjoyed it just as much as I did. There were many young adults on this tour and they all seemed to have a good time. I've done many tours, and this was by far my favorite tour.
It was an amazing trip! Our tour guide was quite knowledgeable about the area and gave us plenty of time to explore areas on our own. The only downside was that we couldn't go to the top of the Wicklow Mountains as Dublin and the surrounding area had received a lot of snow just a day or two prior to this excursion.
It was extremely cold and raining when we went on this tour. The road to Wicklow was closed so our tour guide made up for it by taking us to Powerscourt Estate, the Glendalough museum. He was fantastic and funny. This is the second time I've gone on this tour.
For me it was the first time in Ireland, and for my girlfriend the third time. George our busdriver and guide is a great guy. Funny,wellspoken and a great teller. The whole tour was a historical and eyecatching treat. Tessy and Franco from Kerkrade, Holland.
The tour I was on was quite packed, but if you want to see the Wicklow Mountain National Park, this is the way to do it. Wicklow was beautiful and the walk around Glendalough was invigorating.
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