Totally recommend it if you want to see breathtaking landscapes and have a more intimate contact with nature. The guide was really friendly and humorous (an English man who has lived in Ireland for over 10/14 years). Reception at City Sightseeing shop was unfriendly, though, unfortunately.
Beautiful tour. Our guide was non-stop telling us stories of history and information on the area. We did get plenty of opportunities to get off the bus and walk around Wicklow and Glendalough. Our lunch stop was late in the day, so I wish I had brought a snack to help keep me going.
Gayle L Australia
The tour was great lots of history scenery very beautiful lots of fun great way to get out of the city for a day
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.
Alan B USA
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.
Barbara M USA
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.
Michael C United Kingdom
Glendalough was really good but i would have prefered to go to the village of Avoca rather than the weavers.
Kay B United Arab Emirates
Very nice, especially Glendalough! And a great tour guide. Avoca Weavers had beautiful things for gifts!
Matthew R United Kingdom
Most of the day what good, but the knitting mill was not really worth it for the final stop.
Richard R USA
A lovely day trip. Our guide was very informative. Although we had inclement weather, the scenery was still quite beautiful. The monastery/cemetery at Glendalough was teeming with history and had many photo ops. The mill at Avoca was delightfully quaint and the staff were very friendly. The lunch was great also. I would definitely recommend this trip.
Anita C Australia
Wicklow Gap is something to be seen. Very enjoyable day!
Mare S Estonia
It is a marvellous and mystical country - loved it and want to go back. Time at Glendalough should be longer - I worried from the beginning and had no courage to go to all the sites.
Sandeep H Ireland
Nice cheerful driver/guide. A nicely planned trip. I will use Viator again.
BRENDA K United Kingdom
The tour should make a stop at Blessington Lakes and not Wicklow Gap - the views are far superior! Also, our coach driver guide wasn't very audible while doing the walking tour at Glendalough.