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Bray - Ireland's original seaside resort

Ireland's original seaside resort

(76 reviews)
Bray, Co. Wicklow, Bray, Ireland
40 mins

About the tour

Enjoy a glimpse of a bygone era when the who's who of Europe flocked to the Esplanade in Bray. Enjoy picture perfect views as you hear about daily life past and present and keep an eye out for some famous filming locations along the way.

Meet your local guide


Hazel loves exploring and regaling people with stories and giving a glimpse into the city known for its love of cheeky rhymes and ballads. Her background is in the travel and tourism industry in Ireland, and she has juggled roles ranging from tutor to travel agent. Travelling has always been in her blood. Hazel’s grandfather was a driver-guide, and her interest in becoming a guide started almost a decade ago when she took a group of excited students on a walking tour of Dublin, captivating them with the city’s culture. Since then, there has been no turning back. With her tours, you might find yourself mingling with the locals, who love to get involved with the tour! With a dash of surprise, Hazel loves entertaining people with fun stories and experiences. “An unforgettable experience that I had was when myself and a friend got chatting with a well-known Irish author and we ended up back at his house cooking spaghetti Bolognese!” she says. She is the owner of Virtually Irish, a new and exciting venture showcasing the best of what Ireland has to offer.

Hazel has been guiding since Oct 2019

What to expect

Get ready for something special. We're travelling to Bray with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you'll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing guide.

The tour will last about 40 mins and will be live-streamed by your guide directly from Bray. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!

While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your guide and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.

Why are they tip-supported?

We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to book and join, but you have the option to tip the guide during the tour.

Leaving a tip will help support the guides and allow us to offer tours in more places around the world. If you aren't able to leave a tip, then it would be great if you can share the tour with friends and family to spread the word.

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How to join

Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.

For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.

Reviews from travellers

Cynthia (Baltimore, Maryland, USA) W.

12 March 2021

Beautiful tour with breathtaking views.


12 March 2021

Bray was lovely. Hazel was a wonderful guide. I did wish there was a bit more historical tidbits she could share, but that is my own personal preference.

Anne🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 O.

08 March 2021

Beautiful views.

Mariann O.

07 March 2021

Very personable and knowledgable of area!

Jenny E.

07 March 2021

Lovely relaxed walk with Hazel. I enjoyed virtual visit to a place I thought I knew well, but ended up learning some interesting stories. Hazel is very personable and responsive to people's stories and questions. I see from another reviewer that they didn't enjoy looking at Bray Head Hotel. It's not pretty anymore, but Hazel told some funny and interesting stories about it. Lovely to be by the seaside for a stroll. I'm looking forward to her Mna na hEireann tour in Dublin city soon. Thanks Hazel

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