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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!!!!
Our Tour Guide Richard was amazing. It was a cold rainy day but he made us all laugh and the rain just made for an amazing waterfall at Glendalough!! So beautiful. Kilkenny was very cool, wish we had more time there. The drive through the mountains was so majestic! Cannot wait to return maybe just stay in Kilkenny for a few days.
Wonderful day trip from Dublin. Anthony our guide and Sean our driver were very friendly and easygoing, gave lots of Irish history and made recommendations for other options in Dublin and Ireland. Loved the lakes in Glendalough, great walk and really beautiful. Also loved our stop at a sheep farm - the farmer Richard and his son explained the process of sheep farming - we watched the border collies work the sheep and were even allowed to hold baby lambs just days old! A great way to get a taste for lovely Ireland without traveling far from Dublin.
this was an excellent full day tour. Guide was very good, and we got to see so much - we had free time in Glendalough and Kilkenny we opted to tour the castle on our own during free time - very worthwhile.
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