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Our tour guide, Aisling, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We really enjoyed all the history. Our bus driver, Sidney, was also top notch. Everything that we saw was must see in Ireland.
Wild Rovers did our tour. Murphey was our guide. He did a great job giving us lots of information and keeping it fun, cracking jokes. We spent about 2 hours in Kilenny, just enough time to check out the castle and cathedral. We stopped for a photo op at the glacier lake. Then had two hours in the Wicklow mountains to visit a monastery site and hike to a beautiful lake. There was a lot of walking at this stop, 2 miles or so. The sheepdog demonstration was real cute. Definitelyworth your time to see other parts of Ireland.
Its an early start and a long day however it is packed with beauty and history. The bus was clean and comfortable however the WiFi was a bit weak. The tour guide Kim was fantastic, bright, animated. She kept us going with history, stories, legends and myths. The time passed quickly. The driver John did a great job getting us to each destination safely. On this trip we visited Kilkenny, Wicklow and Glendalough. Although I wish we could have spent more time at each location, I understand we would not have been able to see all that we did in one day as there was a fair bit of time on the road.
We were also blessed with unusually sunny and dry weather which made the experience even more pleasant.
Note to Trip Advisor. You need to add more options on the app for type of visit as there is no choice for families traveling with adult children.
Very precious experience to understand the history and culture of Ireland
I had a wonderful time. This tour shows how beautiful Ireland truly is.
Eric Y Canada
A perfect way to avoid the stress of driving. Obviously time is a factor, so being able to enjoy the scenery while travelling is a bonus!
OrviLidoM United States of ...
I enjoyed our trip with Wild Rover Tours. Our tour guide, Anthony, and driver, Richard, were professional, organized, helpful and knowledgeable. Our bus was comfortable owned by the company, not a rental! with wifi access and comfortable seats. Anthony provided enough history and background about sites we were going to see, and I appreciated his recommendations on how to structure our time at each site to optimize our time. The trip is relaxed and not rushed unlike other tours. Here are my takeaways from this day trip:
1 WORTH IT.
2 Kilkenny is a cute town with 2 main attractions - an old church and a castle. I highly recommend walking around town first, then leaving a self-guided tour of the castle at the end it takes about 30 minutes.
3 Glendalough was spectacular. Be prepared for a little bit of a walk about 20 minutes each way to see the larger lake. It's flat with no steep hills or anything, so you should be fine walking. They suggest you bring a packed lunch which you can purchase in Kilkenny and have a picnic once you reach the lake!
4 Wicklow gap - Spectacular views. You stop here for a quick photo.
5 Sheep Farmer - We loved this demonstration of the sheepdog herding the sheep. The sheep farmer's family has been in sheep farming for generations, and was gracious to share with us his family's traditions.
In summary, DO THIS ONE. You will be lucky if you get Anthony. He's funny, professional and is very knowledgeable about Irish history.
katkv United States of ...
Wild Rover Tours was wonderful. Our tour guide, JP, was very knowledgeable and personable and, our driver, Paddy, was terrific! We stopped in Kilkenny and did a short, informative, interesting walking tour with JP before we were left to do our own thing. Then, back on the bus and a ride through the beautiful Wicklow Mountains to Glendalough, where we explored, by foot, the graveyard and stunning scenic grounds. We topped off our chilly mid March journey with an Irish coffee inside the Glendalough Hotel. Then, because it was lambing season, we got to visit a family run sheep farm, where there were lots of baby lambs and sheep herding dogs who were fascinating to watch. Richard, the sheep herder, was quite interesting and his dogs amazingly well trained! Terrific day trip! Caution: For those who experience motion sickness, you should probably dose up on Dramamine before you start your day, as some in our party struggled a bit with the windy roads.
Johnathan M. United States of ...
Great tour and great staff!!!!
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