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This trip was beautiful. I had wanted to see the Irish coast, and this was a great way to see it. Loved the little towns of Waterville & Sneem.
The Ring of Kerry is worth seeing.
The tour was very well organized and the staff were wonderful. What I did not like was their choice in the restaurant for lunch. It was very pricey, rushed and the food was not good.
Worth doing, but not active enough for my taste - there was a lot of just watching the scenery through the windows of the bus. Very good for people with reduced mobility.
I feel this tour was over rated. It was o.k. The Rings do have many beautiful areas, but not sure it was worth the 15 + hrs and cost. Worth the drive if you're close to the area but I wouldn't have gone out of my way to do this tour. Also felt there was going to be more to see than what we saw.
This is probably a great trip if you started in Kilarney. It wears you out to ride the train from Dublin 3 hours one way and then start the tour. Then when you finish taking 3 more hours on the train back, you are exhausted.
Too many "add-ons" (Bog Museum for 5 Euro -and the stop was not even in a scenic area - 1/2 hour of nothing) although the sheep herding dogs were well worth another 5 Euro extra. Why don't you just include the extras in the price? Lunch at the stop was awful and overpriced - not to mention that the cafeteria didn't even take credit cards! The only reason I even rate this trip as a 2 instead of 0 is the scenery was fabulous. Please do something to improve the other issues.
It was okay, but the driver stopped at too many places where there were too many people, and not enough room for pictures. Pub stopped at for lunch was really poor service, and the only one within walking distance within amount of time given.
The bus driver is also your tour guide - expect a fast drive with few photo stops. The views are pretty but were a blur as we sped through the day - making stops at a few ridiculous points--a peat bog "museum", the 1987 "tidy town" award-winning city-- and passing up some incredible views of famine houses and Dingle Bay.
We were disappointed with this tour. A VERY VERY LONG DAY. We had 8 hrs on train (total round trip) that became boring...and then when we hooked up with the coach...the coach driver had us hopping off and on coach for what we thought were insignificant touristy stops. It was like you felt trapped with nowhere to go. The meal was good at the Pub...friendly service. If we had known about the quick stops and constantly unloading and reloading, we would not have taken this tour. ...well, it just wasn’t worth 8 hours of train ride. Our train guide, Jerry, was a very nice guy and we had good companions on the train ride. But at the Heuston station at 6:45 a.m. and not back until 9:00 p.m...well, it made for a very very
L O N G day without a sense of accomplishment. We felt purchasers should have had specific itinerary to make a better
choice. It wasn’t a wasted day just a very tiring and boring day.