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Excellent value. The quality of the Bed and Breakfast was a bit disappointing. The tour operators were wonderful.
What a beautiful area of the world. I am so glad we did not have to drive the narrow winding roads to see this fantastic countryside.
The tour was wonderful overall. It gave me a perfect taste of the Ireland that I wouldn't have received otherwise. However, my travel partners and I were disappointed that we did not have a tour guide accompany us to our overnight accommodation. Instead we had to navigate a rail system that we were unfamiliar with on our own.
The first day was magnificent. Loved out tour guide and loved Blarney castle. The second day was an act of God and I could not see anything due to Fog and Rain around the Ring of Kerry. It was such a let down but nobodies fault. I wish we could have spent a bit more time at each of the stops... it was a long bus ride.
The tour was good. I was not happy with the B&B - the hostess was very nice and hospitable, good breakfast, but the place was dated and was not cozy. Need a better place in Klarney and a means to upgrade as the Railtours people did. The tour guide was good, funny but monotone, and in the end they left us at the rail station to go back to Dublin on our own device - with very little prior information that we were on our own. I think the tour is excellent but they need to tweak it a bit for the comfort of the trip takers.
The bed and breakfast that we stayed at was terrible. There were spiders everywhere, and the room smelled like mildew.
Blarney Castle was a fantastic experience. I really enjoyed the time we had at the castle and shops nearby. I was also extremely impressed with our guide, the information he shared and his personal yet professional demeanor. I was extremely disappointed in the Ring of Kerry tour. The tour guide was not friendly nor was he very effective at describing what we were seeing. By having to pick every person up at their individual hotels we left quite late. The location he selected to stop for lunch was not ideal would have been better to stop at the next town where there was also shopping available, and he didn't provide enough time 30 minutes when there was a lot of shops for us to be in. We returned severely early for the money I spent. I had two additional hours waiting for the train. I was not pleased.
There were rail issues that delayed the trip outbound and caused a bus to be substituted on the return. The bed & breakfast was marginal. Too much time spent in transit. Stop at one location was a joke - a 'museum' that was definitely a tourist trap with an admission fee.