Best tour guide of all Viator trips. he was charming and fun and full of interesting info. Really appreciated the lengths he went to in order to get us inside the burial ground at Loughcrew, but the whole tour was great fun.
This was more than I expected! I didn't realize the extent of this amazing tour! Caroline was our tour guide and Larry was our driver. We had an incredible time with them. Both very knowledgeable about everything! The scenery was breathtaking! Thank you very much for the incredible time!
Highly recommend this tour. You see a lot. Our guide, Alec, was very good. You are on a mid-to-large size comfortable bus - not one of the regular, large size tour buses. You are not being slighted. The tour goes down a number of one lane roads, off the beaten track. I'm not sure one of the full size buses could even go where you are taken. The Loughcrew Celtic Tombs visit involves going into one of the tombs. The tomb is not as large as the one at Newgrange, but you do get to go down a passage to an enclosed, inner area. Also, the view from the hill where the tombs are located is spectacular. I had been to the Hill of Tara before with another tour company. The stop there on this tour was better. Alec provided a great deal of information on the importance of Tara. And, the tour includes more . . . Trim Castle, etc. Great value!
Excellent exposure to the Celtic history.
Be prepared to climb! Not recommenced for the infirm.
Got to see parts of Ireland that I had not seen before, and our driver, Derrick, was extremely knowledgeable and informative. Made for a great tour
Very enjoyable trip. Lots of walking and some of it uphill but it was all beautiful and our tour guide was very informative.
A wonderful day trip from Dublin full of historically funny stories and Celtic marvels. I highly recommend this trip.
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Excellent introduction to Irish historic sites. Liam literally will climb mountains for his group! Thanks!
Very interesting trip! The sites were awesome and so amazing to see such old historical things. The guide Wayne was very informative and entertaining! Very nice tour!
A beautiful and informative tour. Jim, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable and quite humorous a pretty decent driver as well. The sites were gorgeous including a unscheduled stop at an ancient abbey along the way. The Boyne Valley is so picturesque although with quite the bloody history. The Celtic tombs were amazing, we were able to go into one which was guarded by local historians. Well worth the time and money :D I left with a thirst for more in depth knowledge of Irish history.
Great bus, great knowledgable and fun driver, amazing historic sites and back on time.
Mac, our driver/guide was witty and knowledgeable! Be prepared for cold to warm experiences during this tour and wear good shoes for hiking long distances through fields and hills! The countryside is beautiful and this tour leads you through many places to see history come to life.
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This was a great tour! Great value for your money. My friend booked the tour for us so I wasn't sure what we were getting into but I was happily surprised! Matthew was a great tour guide and very knowledgeable about the history of each site. He gave us plenty of time to see the sites and did not rush the group. My favorite part was the Celtic Tombs. I can appreciate that they let us into the tombs to see the neolithic art. Overall I would highly recommend. Great day tour!
Loved this tour and tour guide. Very informative and very knowledgeable. Stopped for lunch and was told about 3 or 4 places to eat with a great variety to choose from. Highly recommend this tour group.
This was one of the best tours, crammed with history, that we took on our recent trip to Ireland. Our guide was amazing and full of factual detail. He took us to Bective Abbey, which wasn't on the scheduled tour, because it was on the way - beautiful site. My spouse and I have some mobility issues, so getting in and out of the van was somewhat difficult. A step stool would have been helpful. Please note that there is a great deal of walking and very steep hills to climb on this tour it is not a trip for anyone who has serious mobility issues. We were able to do all except the hill at Loughcrew. I recently had a knee replacement and was only able to get about 2/3 of the way up to the site however, if we had had more time, I surely would have been able to get to the top. The total trip took about 10 hours. If you love ancient and religious history, you will love this tour.
It was GRAND! We loved that we spent so much time off the bus exploring and learning about the culture and history of the area. Our guide Derrick was accommodating knowledgeable and friendly. It was a great day in the Irish countryside.
Despite on and off rain, this was a tremendous tour. We saw so many amazing sites as part of the tour - the Hill of Tara, Loughcrew Tombs, Monasterboice, and Trim Castle - but our driver/guide also pointed out a number of other fascinating places along the way including Newgrange and Becktive Abbey. The guide was personable and knowledgeable. He also took great care of his tourists - we had two very old ladies and one young woman with who were challenged by walking the steep climbs but our guide made sure to stay with them, encouraging them and keeping them engaged in the trip. He went out of his way to make sure that we all were able to experience the many wonderful sites this trip offered. The only thing I wish we had been able to do was to go into Newgrange. But that's just another reason to go back to Ireland!
Fantastic tour!! Great tour guide, Derek very informative and friendly. Very comfortable size group of only 15. Tour included a great balance of scenery, small villages, history. Highly recommend this tour.
We had a fantastic day discovering ancient Ireland. A very knowledgeable guide and a small group made for a perfect day. Beware, there are some fairly serious hills to climb, but totally worth it when you arrive
We loved, loved, loved this tour! Our guide was fantastic, informative and engaging. The rich history, the preservation of the sites and the ability to explore them all was fun and fascinating. We enjoyed the little restaurant at Loughcrew and how the guide would stop at sites along the way to our next destination for photo opportunities and provide a little bit of background on it. We highly recommend this tour for the adventurous!
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