I wanted to say what an absolutely awesome time we had on our trip – due to Wild West Irish Tours.
From the local guides and historians that we met, to the places we stayed, to the stories we heard, to the local Irish folk that we met, we could never have experienced Ireland as it was truly meant to be experienced without WWIT and its owners Michael and Trish as as our guides! Not only did they plan an exceptional trip for us packed with many activities and places to see, I felt that we made some lifelong friends and kindred spirits! There was so much to see and do every day that I had to write everything down in a journal in order to keep track of it (all the time nagging Michael for how to spell everything)!
Our guide for the first day was Martin, told me there are two types of people that come to visit Ireland; those who come because they want to see “things” and be able to say that they have “been there” and those who want to “experience” Ireland and live in the moment. I am the second type and it was so nice to have someone who understand that and made it happen for us! There was so much of the “experience” quotient packed into the places where they took us throughout the tour. One of those such experiences was walking down a back country road in a mountain valley and letting the beauty and wonder of the mountain, waterfalls and rolling hills unfold in front of us – so peaceful and surreal, spectacular and just indescribable!
In reading some of the other stories that people have written about their trips with WWIT, I can see that each and every tour is different – not just the people on the tour but where you go and what you do and who you see. I love the way that Michael and Trish spend time personalizing each tour so you can keep going back and seeing something different with each new trip. We had two people on our trip that had been on WWIT tours multiple times!! I would dearly love to go back!
It was honestly the experience of a lifetime and I am so thankful for my daughter Alyson who accompanied this old lady and for the new friends we made. Anyone that wants to go to Ireland and see and experience it the way it should be, should check out WWIT. I heard about them from a co-worker and am so glad that I did!