Traveler Ratings of Private Tours In Dublin-Ireland by Tour Guide Derek S.

Derek S.
  Dublin-Ireland
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Mary Beth Davis

United States
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Tour: #122216, Glendalough, Wicklow mountains, Powerscourt gardens, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Mary Beth for taking the time to review your tour with me. I really appreciate you very kind review. You where a lovely group to show around. Best wishes Derek

Jason Dinter

United States
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 25/19

Wow, if you want a great family tour with 2 young boys then this is it. Derek knows this region and is "his playground." He really went out of his way to make it super exciting for us. Between New Grange, Castles, and complete incredible views of the country side, with no one around then this is for you. Derek, you are awesome and we really appreciate everything in the 2 tours you guided for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you again Jason for taking the time to review your tour with me. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. I am delighted you all enjoyed the places I showed you on the day. Best wishes Derek

Jason Dinter

United States
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Tour: #164811, Cliffs of Moher and The Spectacular Burren Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 24/19

Derek was amazing. He was prompt, courteous, flexible, and very knowledgeable. He took us to the Cliffs, and while it was quite a drive from Dublin he spaced it out so it wasn't so overwhelming. He knew where to go where the rest of the tourists weren't. It was such an amazing experience and memories to never forget with the wife to 2 boys.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Jason for taking the time to review your tour with me. I am delighted you and your family enjoyed your tour with me to the Cliffs of moher. I hope you all got home safely. Best wishes Derek

Anne Conway

Canada
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 19/19

Derek provided excellent pre-tour help, researching family history for us, and modifying the day to meet our needs. When he was unable to accompany us himself, his substitute Martin was equally helpful, even continuing to dig into records on line while we visited the sites where tours were led by on-site guides. We were completely satisfied!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne. We really appreciate your kind words. We where delighted to try and help you find your Ancestral graves. If you are ever back please do not hesitate to contact me and I will help you in anyway I can. Kind regards Derek

Warren R.

United States
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Tour: #164811, Cliffs of Moher and The Spectacular Burren Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 13/19

Excellent overall tour! Sunny weather, beautiful Ireland greenery, and the stunning views from the Cliffs of Moyer made this a green tour of the ages!! I highly recommend this tour to anyone. : )

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Warren. I really appreciate your kind words and I am delighted you enjoyed the day. Best wishes Derek

Karen Gross

United States
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Tour: #122216, Glendalough, Wicklow mountains, Powerscourt gardens, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 5/19

Derek did a great job providing us with a custom designed tour that met all expectations. He was prompt, polite and knowledgeable. He added extras into the itinerary which added to the experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen for taking the time to review your tour with me. I am delighted you enjoyed your day with me. Best wishes Derek

Wayne Blum

United States
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Tour: #122216, Glendalough, Wicklow mountains, Powerscourt gardens, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

This was the second tour we took with Derek as our guide. It was beautiful! . The day was a cold, blustery one, but the beautiful places we saw made us soon forget the weather. All passengers, eight in all, were very comfortable in the vehicle and enjoyed his expertise. When we return to Ireland we will happily engage ToursByLocals and Derek again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wayne. I really appreciate your lovely comments. It was great to show all of you around. Best wishes Derek

Wayne Blum

United States
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Tour: #221153, Blarney Castle Rock of Cashel Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 12/19

Derek was a great tour guide! .. He was very cordial and knowledgeable about the history of the places we visited. He took us to beautiful places of historical significance. Our tour consisted of visits to the Rock of Cashel, Hoar Abbey, Blarney castle and Cobh. There were 8 adults on this tour and we fit very comfortably in the mini van provided. When we visit Ireland again we will happily engage Derek to be our tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Wayne for taking the time to review your tour with me. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and show you some of the Beautiful sites. Best wishes Derek

Jim Bilger

United States
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 16/18

We really enjoyed our tour of County Meath with Derek. His knowledge of history, the local places we saw, and current Irish life was amazing. His knowledge of New Grange made that stop great. His van is very comfortable and he really knows how to navigate the Irish roads. Above all his humor, personality, and engagement with our group of 6 made the tour go way beyond the normal tour experience. We highly recommend Derek for any tour you are considering. Jim, Jeanne, Don, Sharon, Paul, and Kerri

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much Jim for taking the time to review your tour with me. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and if you are ever back please do not hesitate to contact me and I will help you in anyway I can. Best wishes Derek

Susan Luthin

United States
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Tour: Susan Luthin 11th of Septembet Private Tour of Newgrange, and The Ancient Celtic Boyne Valley, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Sep 11/18

Derek was a wonderful guide We enjoyed the entire day. Went to Trim Castle , the Hills of Tara, several small cemeteries , and Newgrange. . We had a lovely lunch and visited a small farm and shop where we were able to buy local crafts made with local wool. Everything was perfect and all 6 of our family agreed that it was a day to cherish. Thanks Derek!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Susan. I am delighted you all enjoyed your tour with me. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. Best wishes Derek

Cindy Hunter

Canada
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Tour: Wicklow and Glendalough - Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Sep 10/18

We were a group of 6 Canadians that took a day tour from Dublin. Derek was an excellent guide for us. We thoroughly enjoyed the day. Very informative. We highly recommend Derek.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Cindy for taking the time to review your tour with me around the Wicklow Mountains and Glendalough. I am delighted you enjoyed your tour with me. If you are ever back in Ireland again I would be delighted to Show you around again. Kind regards Derek

Thomas Bartley

United States
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Tour: #219780, Kilkenny Castle, National Stud and Japanese Gardens, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 26/18

This was one of three tours we had with Derek during our week long stay in Ireland. He was highly professional, very well informed, flexible and a very nice guy. Visiting Kilkenny and the surrounding area was marvelous. We also thoroughly enjoyed the wide ranging conversation on Irish culture, politics and history. Derek's combined style and expertise was a significant, standalone contribution to an overall excellent vacation experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tom to you and your family for the excellent feedback on the tours I brought you all on. I am delighted you all enjoyed your tours with me. Best wishes. Derek

Thomas Bartley

United States
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 25/18

This was one of three tours we had with Derek. He was highly professional, very well informed, flexible and a very nice guy. We toured a popular tourist site (NewGrange) but also enjoyed visiting some of the lesser known sites such as the hill of Slane and Slane Abbey. Derek's thorough knowledge of each site added texture and context to the experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tom. I really appreciate the feedback and I am delighted you enjoyed the tour. Best wishes. Derek

Thomas Bartley

United States
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Tour: Cliffs of Moher and wild Atlantic way, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jul 23/18

This was one of 3 tours we booked with Derek. He is highly professional, very well informed, flexible and a very nice guy. This particular tour took us through Galway and on some less traveled roads leading to the Cliffs. As a result we not only experienced the Cliffs but the rough and unique surrounding landscape as well. I would strongly recommend the tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Tom. I really appreciate you taking the time to review your tours with me and I am delighted you enjoyed the sites and the off the beaten roads I showed you. Best wishes. Derek

Daniel Bartley

United States
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 22/18

Another great day with Derek! Highly recommend him as a guide. Loved having Derek as our guide for this tour; he knows so much about the history of everywhere that we went--and places in between too. Derek was great at letting use know exactly how things worked when we got to each location, and he was always right where he said he would be at the end. Connecting and communicating were always spot on. We never had to be concerned about where to be.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for taking the time to review your tour with me Dan. It was a pleasure to meet you and your lovely family. It was fun to Show you around some of the Amazing places to visit in Co. Meath. Best wishes. Derek

Daniel Bartley

United States
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Tour: #170843, Belfast-Giants- Causeway-Carrick-A-Reed-Rope-Bridge, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 20/18

We loved traveling about Ireland with Derek. He is a great guy and so knowledgable about all things Irish-history, folklore, local customs. HIGHLY recommend!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Dan. I appreciate your kind words. It was a pleasure to meet all of you and I am delighted you enjoyed the tours I brought you on. Best wishes. Derek

Christina Britt

United States
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Tour: DublinhighlightsandHowth, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 21/18

Very personal and friendly driver. Customized our tour to go to trinity college and guiness factory. We also went to Howth fishing village and had lunch. He picked us up from the cruise ship and drove right up to the ship and had a sign with my name. We had a great day with him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Christina. I really enjoyed my day showing you and your family around. Best wishes. Derek

Janet Mullins

United States
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Tour: #164811, Cliffs of Moher and The Spectacular Burren Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 31/18

Our day spent with Derek exploring Ireland from Dublin to the Atlantic and back was one of the most enjoyable days of our trip! He is knowledgeable and was flexible with our schedule allowing plenty of time at each stop. Learned much about Ireland culture and history all along the way! Do not hesitate to schedule with Derek!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Janet. I am delighted you both enjoyed your tour to the Cliffs of Moher and Beautiful Burren. If you are ever back in the Emrald isle I would be delighted to show you around again. Best wishes. Derek

Beth Allen

United States
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Tour: #164811, Cliffs of Moher and The Spectacular Burren Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 24/17

Derek was wonderful! He went out of his way to be helpful and was so positive. It was clear he loved Ireland and wanted to share its beauty with us. He chose a fabulous place for lunch- best Irish Stew I've ever had. I used a wheelchair for part of the trip and he was good enough to push me and sit with me to have tea while the others finished exploring. Highly recommend Derek!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Beth for your very kind review of your tour with me. I am delighted you enjoyed the places we visited. If you are ever back please do not hesitate to contact me and I will help you in anyway I can. Kind regards. Derek

Anne Huber

United States
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Tour: #170843, Belfast-Giants- Causeway-Carrick-A-Reed-Rope-Bridge, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 27/17

We had a great time with our tour guide visiting the Carrick-A-Rede Rope Bridge, Giant's Causeway, Dunluce Castle and The Dark Hedges. Touring with TBL gave us the opportunity to stop and take pictures along the way and tour at our own pace. Our guide even made reservations at an awesome little restaurant around noon so we could take a short break. Traveling as our own small group of seven with a tour guide all to ourselves was definitely the way to go. Thanks for a wonderful day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Anne for your excellent review of your tour. I really appreciate your kind words about your tour. If you are ever back give me a shout. Kind regards. Derek

Bette Batson

United States
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 25/17

Karen Gross

United States
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 23/17

Derek met the plan for the tour with promptness, courteousness and knowledge. We saw everything in a very enjoyable day even though traffic getting OUT of Dublin was a bear. I would book with Derek again to see a different area out of Dublin....in fact I will be contacting him again for a tour in 2019!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Karen. I really appreciate your feedback and I am delighted you enjoyed the tour. Kind regards. Derek

Roxanne K.

United States
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 8/17

As a lifelong resident, Derek knows the area. He planned around the crowds and traffic well, given the late ship docking. He is super friendly and made us feel welcomed. We loved the stories of his youth climbing around (and "having fun") at some of the sites. His van was comfortable and he's a great driver on those narrow, curvy roads.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Roxanne. I really appreciate your kind words about your tour with me. I am delighted you all enjoyed the places we visited on the day. If you are ever back please do not hesitate to contact me and I will help you in anyway I can. Kind regards. Derek

Leanna Mix

Singapore
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 29/17

Absolute perfection: Derek is a delightful - and resourceful - host & guide. As a lifelong resident of the region, he knows it well, and was able to make spontaneous shifts to our day when crowds and weather intervened. His manner, obvious joy for the topics, and even his excellent vehicle made everything about our last day perfect.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Leanna. It was a pleasure to meet all of you. I am delighted you enjoyed the tour. Safe home. I am sure you will be back in Ireland again and if you are give me a shout. Kind regards. Derek

Stuart W.

Grants Pass, OR, United States
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Tour: #170843, Belfast-Giants- Causeway-Carrick-A-Reed-Rope-Bridge, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 27/17

Friendly, easy conversationalist, cautious driver, knowledgeable. He has lots of stories and could be a better storyteller without prompting. Tough tour, it being so long...good recommendations for strategizing our tour stops . Passengers in back of van had hard time hearing and seeing the road.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stuart for your very kind review of your tour with me to The Giants causeway and Antrim coast. I am delighted you enjoyed the tour. I did not realise that your wife and Daughter could not hear me in the back of the van. I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Ireland. Best wishes. Derek

Bryan Green

United States
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Tour: #122216, Powerscourt gardens, avoca hand weavers, glendalough.. - Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 21/17

Derek S was our guide. We all thought that he was very professional, knowledgeable, kind and an extremely courteous man! He took us to Glendalough, Guinness Lake, and all of the surrounding areas. We ended our tour at Malahide Castle. It was an amazing day! We would highly recommend Derek trip anyone!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Bryan. It was great to meet all of you and show you some of the beautiful sites that Wicklow has to offer. If you are ever back give me a shout and I would be happy to show you around again. Best wishes. Derek

Pauline Burke

United States
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 12/17

Terrific tour of sites a little off the main tourist traps. Derek was a terrific host in his own local area, giving us a wonderful mix of history and fun. The weather was great too!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Pauline for taking the time to write a review of your tour with me. I am delighted you all enjoyed your tour. Best wishes... Derek

Roxanne BUtts

United States
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Tour: #164811, Cliffs of Moher and The Spectacular Burren Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 20/17

He tailored the tour to meet my needs. His knowledge and ability to adaptation was astounding and formidable.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind review of your your with me Roxanne. It was a pleasure to meet you and I hope you have a safe journey home. Kind regards Derek

Vicki Butler

United States
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Tour: #170843, Belfast-Giants- Causeway-Carrick-A-Reed-Rope-Bridge, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 24/17

We had a wonderful tour with Derek! He was fun and knowledgeable regarding the areas we were visiting. Definitely recommend him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Vicki. Thank you for your very kind review of your tour with me. I am delighted you both enjoyed your day with me and she hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip. Best wishes. Derek

Todd Thompson

United States
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Tour: #40442, Beautiful Meath Private Tour, Navan, Meath, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 12/17

Our tour with Derek was very informative and enjoyable. He grew up in the area, and you can tell, he isn't just interested in history, but really is engaged and takes pride in his heritage. The tour was a nice balance of history, beautiful countryside, great food, and Irish stories. He was very easy to work with, reliable, and it was great having someone else drive!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Todd. I really appreciate you taking the time to review your tour with me and if you are ever back I look forward to meeting you again. Kind regards. Derek