We got lucky with beautiful weather and great drivers both days. Richard was wonderful-we learned a lot about Ireland, we laughed and enjoyed the day. Michael was entertaining as well and made sure we were timely and understanding everything he said.
My only issue was that our Bed and Breakfast in Cork was not accommodating to the warm weather so our room was very hot at night. We barely slept. A fan would have been nice!
Mary was a wonderful tour guide. Even with an overly opinionated customer on our tour, Mary remained respectful and professional. The tour was informative, fun, funny and exciting. I would recommend this tour to anyone who has very limited time in Ireland and would like to see as much as possible.
We absolutely loved this tour! The places we stopped were beautiful and interesting, and the tour guides were friendly and incredibly knowledgeable. We got the history of everywhere we went and learned so much about the history of Ireland as a whole. I am personally pretty critical to cheesy tour guides, but both guides we had were genuinely funny and interesting. The set up was a little odd since this isn't so much a 2-day tour as it is 2 separate 1-day tours with a hostel/B and B stay overnight, but the transition was smooth and easy. I loved that we got an evening in Cork on our own to explore, and the B and B we stayed in that night was lovely. The absolute highlight of the trip was seeing the Cliffs of Moher. They were beautiful and we got nearly 2 hours to walk across them which was the perfect amount of time. I'd recommend this tour even if it was twice the price, since it's an easy and thorough way of seeing a lot of Ireland quickly. I couldn't believe how much we got out of spending so little. For less than 200 each we got transportation all around Ireland on a comfortable bus with free WiFi, free admission into places like Cashel of the Kings, Blarney Castle, and the Cliffs of Moher, as well as a stay in a nice B and B. I can't even imagine how much the transportation, admission, and overnight stay would have cost if I'd have tried to put it all together myself, then on top of it we got to hear from great tour guides! I cannot recommend this tour and Paddywagon Tours enough!
Paddywagon tour company may be competent with one day tours however they could certainly use more organization and tact when it comes to the 2 day tour. Those of us who paid for the 2 day tour were shuffled around and pretty much made to feel like we were an inconvenience to them. An example of what I mean is that they shifted us from one bus and guide in mid-stream so we were taken to some sites twice and we didn't get to see some others at all. When we questioned one of the drivers his response was I've come out of my way to pick you guys up to get you back to Dublin. Seriously - how in the heck was that our fault and who organized this. We were very disappointed and made to feel like we were a burden instead of paying clients - and it wasn't exactly cheap. Also if you are considering this tour and think that choosing to stay in a BandB will be a chance to interact with an Irish family in their home, think again. There was no more interaction with the gentleman than you would have in a hotel. We did numerous tours in Scotland and Ireland and they were wonderful but I must say this 2-day tour was a major disappointment and we now wish we would have used those 2 days in a much more pleasant way.
Our guide for the first part was Val - he's AMAZING. His energy and knowledge made all the difference. Not many people do the two day... make sure you know that you will take 3 different busses with different drivers who may or may not know you're coming. We ended up waiting in the parking lot at Bunratty castle for awhile and hopped on the next Dublin bound bus asap. Make sure you figure out what stop you need to be at for the beginning -- Viator never told me, so I went to the Paddywagon office in Dublin the day before, just to check. Spending the night in Cork was a brilliant idea instead of the drive back to Dublin! Go to Sin E' and hang there all night -- a wonderful pub with live music. The sights were great and I got to hit the major points of Ireland in a short amount of time. Overall very happy with this choice!
Als erstes Bus verpasst da Abfahrtszeit 8.00 und NICHT wie von Viator geschrieben 8.20 war!!!!!!!
Extrem viel Zeit im Bus gesessen, Trip war anders als in Beschreibung angegeben, Hostel in Cork mässig,wurden bei nem Castle 'abgeladen' und mussten 1h warten um den Bus zurück nach Dublin nehmen zu können. Wartezeit ewig um diesen schmuddeligen Stein zu küssen.
Amazing tour! My key highlights for this tour was visiting Blarney Castle and the Cliffs of Moher were beautiful! The over night hostel was okay, the only creepy thing was it was right next to a cemetery, other than that it was a nice hostel. When in Cork make sure you get a burger at Son of a Bun.
This was an absolutely horrible tour experience. Book elsewhere!
The tour time is listed incorrectly and I missed my tour on the first day due to it. I was able to reschedule for the next day, however the tour didn't follow the correct itinerary listed, so I am highly disappointed in this purchase due to the fact that i didn't get to see the stops that I had planned on seeing.
Didn't stop in Cobh, wasn't able to see the St. Coleman's Cathedral or Cork harbour. No Lunch stop in Cork we stopped there for an hour after the Blarney Castle.
Overnight Hostel was horrible. The bathroom toilet leaked, there are no lockers to keep your belongings, breakfast wasn't ready when it said it would be, they had no key for me to even get into my room when I came back later in the night!!
No where was it mentioned that you would be switching tours in the middle of the day, my tour guide didn't tell me until I got back on the bus from lunch that I needed to get off and wait 40 minutes until the next bus stopped to pick me up. The next bus didn't come for another hour, and then was stopped there for an hour, so I wasted 2 hours stopped in Doolin doing nothing except hoping another bus would come pick me up.
We didn't stop to see the Burren or Bunratty Castle either.
Everything that the itinerary laid out was either incorrect for the time of the day, or we didn't even stop to see at all.