The BEST tour guide, tour and day of our trip! Brian was warm, funny, knowledgeable and flexible. He shared the perfect mix of history, personal reflectionsand local lore. He intoduced us to wonderful local people and unique sights. Brian's love for this beautiful country, and the unique content and personalized itinerary of this tour, epitomize why we book with Tours by Locals on our vacations.
Penelope BreenUnited States
Brian was a wonderful guide. I would recommend him to anyone. Personable, kind and informative. Wanted to make sure we enjoyed our tour. Just a great guy!
Laura G.Denver, NC, United States
We had a fantastic day with Brian! He has a great sense of humor and took us to some amazing places. My only regret is that I can't give him 6 (or more) stars!
David HengstlerUnited States
Brian was awesome, great demeanor, knows everyone and we enjoyed our trip immensely. We will definitely book again for our next trip to Dublin!
Beth McCabeDresden, ONTARIO, Canada
Thanks to Brian we had a fabulous introduction of Dublin and area. Local stops and points of interest made our day even more enjoyable. A beautiful countryside drive in Wicklow, charming Glendalough, luscious scones and tea are Happy memories for us all. We appreciated Brian's cheery and knowledgeable manor accompanied with his passion of Dublin and Ireland. "Craic" is a great expression for Ireland's people and a way of life we hope to bring back to our home!
Alyssa McNeilUnited States
We had the best trip with Brian! He was extremely knowledgeable, flexible, and entertaining. We brought our mom to Ireland for her birthday and couldn't have asked for a better day. This tour lets you see a bit of everything-Dublin city, beautiful coast, and countryside!
Brian was a fantastic guide. He was very friendly, knowledgeable, and fun. We had a fantastic day with him.
Raylene ScholtensJackson, WY, United States
We saw a great deal during our day with Brian, and he had a wealth of information, but the people in the last row of the vehicle could not hear any of it. We kept trying to pass information back to family members in the rear, but it was not very helpful. Brian has a strong accent, very charming, but it added a bit to that difficulty. He is a delightful man and a good tour guide, and he showed us more than we expected during our tour.
Susan T.United States
Incredible tour and tour guide. Brian is very personable, professional, knowledgeable of the area and history as well as entertaining. We were on an 8 hour tour that turned into 9 hours because Brian accommodated a request I had to see a site that was not part of our tour. He was in great humor in spite of incredible traffic backlog on our return to the hotel. My mother is 92 with limited mobility and Brian thought of ways to help her enjoy the tour which she thoroughly loved ( and loved him too ) :)
Jo Ann IssenmanUnited States
Brian is a superb guide . His combination of knowledge And blarney made this trip so memorable. He is a delight to travel with. We truly support Tours by Locals. Our first trip to Iceland was also a great memory.
Patricia CassadyUnited States
We had such a great day with Brian! He was very responsive to what we were wanting to do on the day of our tour...highlight being the personalized visit to the Strokestown which then led to actually finding some possible grave sites of relatives and getting some general information about the family background...possible Royals?...lol (Brian-no need to mention the other possibility!). We learned so much about Ireland spending time with Brian...he was a delight...highly recommend his tours!
Neil RobinsonUnited States
Brian is a real pro. His vehicle developed a problem and he immediately contacted Tommy, who came to our rescue and completed the Tour in his new vehicle with distinction and good humor. Both gave our party Excellent service and were very well informed. Highly recommended.
Jim HendersonUnited States
Brian was charming, informative and relaxed. We thoroughly enjoyed our day with him. We saw a large part of the surrounding area of Dublin in an informational but very enjoyable manner. His humor complemented the history he shared with us. We would definitely recommend him a guide in the Dublin area.
Nelson HuangUnited States
Brian was a fantastic tour guide, customizing our experience based on what we were looking to do. Our one day tour included a quick intro to Dublin city, the mountains, the coasts, the lakes, the works! Brian's knowledge of the area was priceless and the stories about each of the regions provided the 4D depth of what we were seeing, hearing and doing. A natural guide, courteous and playful; the Irish humor in all things made for this trip to be amazingly craic indeed! Highly recommended!
Ludo FransenGoirle, NOORD-BRABANT, Netherlands
had a great time with a great man!
Ed CarhartUnited States
Brian's escorted tour of Dublin's outskirts and countryside was unique and breathtaking. We weren't looking for the standard tourist stops. Brian understood that and showed us things many tourists don't see. He has an exhaustive knowledge of the area and his humor made the drive even more delightful. Our group would highly recommend Brian Kelly.
Linda GaspardUnited States
Brian was a wonderful guide! We are going to use him again on our next trip. He made our first trip to Ireland just amazing. Highly recommend!
Ed CollingUnited States
Brian was an excellent guide. Although two of us had been in Dublin before, he took us to places we had not seen. We left with a greater understanding of the real Dublin and its citizens. Brian was able to relate to the three generations we included; teens, adults, and seniors. We all enjoyed ourselves and felt included.
Thomas MoriartyUnited States
AWESOME. Just completely AWESOME. Our tour was like spending the day with an old friend: fun, entertaining, thoughtful, pleasant in every way. Six plus stars on your 1-5 scale. Thank you.
James GallmanUnited States
Brian was a wonderful guide, and his balance of city and country was so enjoyable for our group of four. He gave us interesting details about the city of Dublin; his choice of sites outside of Dublin gave us a picture of the country that we loved--the farm land, sheep grazing, and narrow roads gave us wonderful memories. We especially appreciated how Brian shared his struggle with the Catholic Church, letting us see him as a person just like us who struggles with the complexities of life.
Joan ParenteUnited States
Brian took us around in his taxi for a day long tour of Dublin. We had been to Dublin twice before and wanted to see non-traditional sites. We had a great day touring the countryside, having a bite of lunch and an ice cream cone near the ruins of a monastery. Highlight of the day was holding a baby lamb! Our tour took us to places others might not see and Brian's stories were fun and informative. We had a great day together.
Dennis K.United States
Brian was one of the very best tour guides we have ever had. Friendly, knowledgeable, full of energy, fun — a real Irishman. I highly recommend Brian if you are considering touring in Ireland.
Harry B.United States
Brian is the hidden treasure of Dublin! He is an unbelievable character, a grown "Leprechaun" who made our day most enjoyable. Having been to Dublin twice before, Brian provided us with an out-of-way tour of the south coastline and the Wicklow Mountains. He stories & knowledge of the countryside and its people was unsurpassed and most delightful. Would have loved to have dined at Johnnie's Fox's but the visit was great. A super day.
Joan DeLeeuwUnited States
We spent two days with Brian in May 2018 and they were wonderful experiences. Brian is a big Irish personality (in the best way possible) full of charm and song and stories about Ireland. He was always on time, looking out for our best interests, and keeping us in a constant state of wonder at the beauty of Ireland and its rich history. Highly-recommended!!
Jim DevineUnited States
We were laughing before we even left the dock. Brian is a very funny guy who also knows Dublin inside and out. He took us to see things we would never have found on our own. It was a wonderful day. Thanks Brian!
Ron SwansonUnited States
Brian is very enthusiastic and enjoys his work. He made best use of our limited time in Dublin and provided an excellent personalized itinerary.
Tamarah WalesUnited States
Brian was a superb guide!!! Our family of six was greeted by Brian at the airport after traveling all night from the US. He took care of getting us settled into his van and then on to a wonderful day- long excursion to the Wicklowe Mountains. Nothing was missing from our day under Brian's careful expertise. He was kind, informative, and patient with our travel-weary group. We saw and heard of all the beauties of the Irish countryside.
Christopher MooreUnited States
Thank you for your wonderful tour of Ireland. You really gave me a flavor for the area, the culture, the gossip :), politics, history; your candor in all, and local experiences in such a compressed timeframe that I had. I would highly recommend your services to others, whether for longer or similar stays as the one I had today. All the best! Chris
Mike LuceroUnited States
Brian is a top notch tour guide and covers country side that nobody else would. He took us on a day we will never forget. He is fun, full of incredible knowledge of the area and you definitely want to spend the day with this guy. He was great. We enjoyed every minute of our tour and our photos will be the best memories we could ask for. Spending our day in Dublin with Brian was amazing and unforgettable. He is the best.
Arthur SteinUnited States
Brian was a wonderful guide who was able to structure and customize our day in and around Dublin very easily. He was very informative about local culture. He guided us to a great pub for lunch out in suburban Dublin away from the tourist places. He was even able to take the ladies to a shopping area while we men went to Guiness. A full, enjoyable day !