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Wonderful trip! Even the weather cooperated, we had mostly sunshine seasoned with a sprinkle here and there. Good food at Avoca, knowledgable tour guide, lovely outing. Would recommend.
The tour was amazing and the guide was so wonderful and informative!
Easy as pie to order tickets on-line. Tour was exactly as advertised, departed and returned precisely on schedule, great driverguide an overall good value for a day trip.
EXCELLENT DAY OUT. THE GUIDE WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND ALSO LIGHTHEARTED. MY WIFE HAS REDUCED MOBILITY AND THE DRIVER MADE IT VERY EASY TO GET ON AND OFF THE BUS. THE CONTENT OF THE DAY IS GREAT WITH GOOD SCENERY AND INTERESTING COMENTERY
Trip was very good - great information from tour guide. Beautiful scenery....loved every minute of it!
The driver was excellent, he gave us so much info at the sight so that we could enjoy it. I also enjoyed Avaco as I used to watch Ballikissinangel on TV which was filmed there.
The one tour that is a must! Guide was extremely informative and the scenery is beautiful-had a great day!
The Glendalough and Avoca Tour was a lot of fun, and the tour guide was very good!
We had such an amazing time. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, but also funny and entertaining, and we really enjoyed everything he had to say. The drive was so beautiful, and both stops were fun. I would definitely recommend the trip to anyone wishing to escape the city for a day.
The tour guide/bus driver was very knowledgeable, and it was a very pleasant tour.
Again, the guide knew her stuff, the coach was clean and comfortable. Very pleasant way to spend a day and the scenery was out of this world.
We had a great tour with Jeffery. He was well informed and shared an appropriate amount of information about the tour sites and Irish history. Would highly recommend this tour to people looking to get out of Dublin to see the countryside.
This trip was fantastic with beautiful scenery through the countryside. Our tour guide, Richie was very informative and a gracious host. The tour did involve driving a 40 foot tour bus on some very narrow, winding country roads through the mountains, avoiding hikers, bicycle riders and oncoming traffic that was an adventure all of it's own. I would highly recommend this trip for everyone.
Our bus was late picking us up since Dublin Bus was on strike. After we got on board and out of Dublin things got better. The scenery was beautiful. Our guide was knowledgeable and pointed out where different movies were filmed. Even though we were late starting they didn't skip any of the stops to make up time.
The tour was absolutely great! Our tour leader, Trevor, was extremely informative and amusing. The only issue we had was with the local tour operator's office in London. We called to verify the details prior to the tour and was told the time to meet had been changed to one hour earlier and that we were to meet on a specific street - no number - nothing to identify where...just on the street. We missed breakfast and hurried to the location to find no one from our tour there. A lot of other tours, but not ours. After waiting approximately one and one-half hours (we were ready to forget the tour) we were "found" by a tour company employee and were told the bus was late but would be there shortly....and they were. Glad we waited as we had a very small group and the personalized tour itself was wonderful. London's tour office needs to "get their act together". Next time I will not call to "verify details".
We loved the tour itself and our guide. The only issues we had were that it was unusually warm the day of our trip and the bus did not have air conditioning or windows that opened. Also we arrived early at the Merrion Hotel(9:38) for our tour and almost missed the bus. The driver was just about to pull away and told us we had the wrong time on our voucher. (Voucher said pick ups started at 9:45 from first stop).
The day trip was everything that I expected. It was a perfect way to spend a day away from Dublin and see a bit of the Irish countryside.
Very good bus day tour. People aboard were from Italy, France and even U.S.A. The guide, Gillian, was excellent and very informative even though she had a sore throat. Gillian had even made her own music snippits to suit the area were driving through. The driver, Declan, was superb and knew every sharp and narrow road. Will certainly book again if we visit Dublin.
Very pleasant scenery. Great guide. Very interesting monastery visit. Loved this tour. Gave 4 star because lunch stop at cafe at factory was not very good. If you take this tour, then just make the short walk to town instead and get lunch there but make sure the guide knows!
This was our first time taking a bus tour. We usually travel independently with our car. Information from the driver was helpful. Time allotted for Avoca was ideal, but we could have easily spent lots more time hiking around in Glendalough.
This was a lovely trip and the driver and tour guide were excellent.
Very good experience. Well informed guide with lots of extra information. Only regret was that the Visitor Center at Glendalough was not available for simply wandering around rather than having to pay extra for a guided tour.
Trip was very good. Only problem was too many stops to pick up passengers which ate into time at the sites. Really need more time at Glendalough to walk to upper lake. Not enough time at Avoca to walk into village. Bottom line - make it a longer trip.
By far the scenery on this day trip was the iconic Ireland we were seeking. Glendalough was just beautiful! Our guide took us on a short tour and explained some of the history of the setting. We had plenty of time to look around and take a long walk through a beautiful forest. Avoca was just charming. We enjoyed visiting the weaving shed, having lunch, and shopping for some of the crafts made in Avoca. The Wicklow Mountains are just beautiful. The trip itself made up for the fact that the air-conditioning on the mini-coach was broken. The driver's window fogged us repeatedly and he needed to stop to clear it. And the heat was unbearable on the ride home. Windows could not be opened. This was no fault of our driver and guide, who was professional and informative, and who also directed us to the correct bus to get back to our hotel for a lot less money than hiring a cab. Overall a great trip.
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