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!
Excellent Tour! Our tour guide Matthew was extremely knowledgeable. Beautiful drive. I would highly recommend this tour!
This was an excellent tour that provided a very informative introduction to Celtic Ireland. Jim was an outstanding tour guide! He was knowledgeable, well-organized, and entertaining. Anyone planning on visiting Ireland who wishes to better understand its history and culture should take this tour.
A great experience with guide Chris. So much I did not know about Ireland's past was explained very well.
Excellent: the driver, loughcrew tombs, Unscheduled stop to Bective abbey. It was excellent value for money - especially compared to the M.G new grange/Tara tour I did. However, we did not: get a guided tour around drogheda, go to Ardee, or even get into trim castle and #39;s keep. But I throughly enjoyed.
Great tour guide which made to a wonderful trip. Darryl gave us so much history, showed us many little sites along the route and made it a fun day. This is a must do!
This tour was quite good. There are two things to note: the tour guide was quite punctual so if you are late you would be left behind!!!! Also wear suitable shoes... especially with grips because you will be doing a lot of walking up and down hills and it was quite slippery and muddy. I fell on the beginning of the tour and basically had to walk around with a huge mud stain on the back of my jeans. The tour guide Carolyn was quite knowledgeable on the history of Ireland. It was also engaging and fun. She made little jokes and played music on the tour to keep our interest from site to site. We also made a lot more stops than what is mentioned which was quite nice.I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who doesn't mind some walking.
Our trip was in November---All in all this was a terrific trip. Worth the money. Our guide was knowledgeable and pleasant. We will plan to do this again the next time we are in Dublin. Lovely countryside and comfortable bus. Very happy.
Nothing less than great. Darren was a great guide, he knows a lot about the subject, and we had a bonus, since he made us enter the Trim castle through an aquaintance of his, who is in the Castle staff. Darren and the driver were very willing and kind, and made us get to know amazing places.
Kim L Australia
This was a great tour, with lots of history. The Hill of Tara was amazing, lots of history to take in. We were also lucky with the weather for our tour, blue sky's all day and there was an amazing sunrise over the valley and the site when we arrived, just beautiful. The Loughcrew Tombs are perched on top a hill, so for me it was an amazing walk up this green steep hillside maybe not so for my Mum to see these tombs with the historical significance in time. The walk was absolutely worth it. We then proceeded onto lunch at the town where the tour guide was from, which was interesting, as there was nothing to do there, except eat at the pub. Mum and I found this on a number of tours we went on with Extreme Ireland, that the tour guide took you to his hometown, dropped you at a pub or attraction and off they went home to visit family. As we are paying for the tour and to see highlights of this area, the tour guides should be taking us to the sights and best areas to eat, rather than their home towns. Overall, the history we learnt on the tour was great. Just wished the Trim Castle was open to explore at the time...
This was my favorite day trip. It was relaxing and our guide really knew her stuff. The drive beautiful!!
Jim was a fabulous tour guide! He was interesting, funny, and personable. We had a wonderful day in the Irish countryside!! We highly recommend Jim's tour!
This tour was a delight. We had the most awful weather which was becoming more and more discouraging, but our guide was knowledgeable, fun and kept our spirits up during the daylong drenching. Great value for your money!
Outstanding overview of Ireland's Celtic history. Our guide was Darren and he did a great job of giving us the necessary context to appreciate the sites as well as keeping us moving. Would definitely recommend this trip to anyone else visiting Ireland and looking for something a little different.
If you want a sense of irish history, this is the tour. Very little bus time compared to most tours. Lots of time exploring, with a nice mix of town, castle, and ancient Bronze Age. If you have time for only one tour and want to get off the bus and dig into deep Irish roots, this is the one.
This was a great day trip, with lots of content. We especially liked Trim Castle and the Loughcrew Celtic tombs. It was quite a climb to Loughcrew, but worth it.
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