Philip VerveerUnited States
Ray W provided an excellent tour of Blarney Castle and environs and of Kinsale and its environs. Ray was very engaging and informative. He went out of his way to accommodate every need and interest of our party. We recommend him enthusiastically.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great Review, I am glad you enjoyed your tour and I hope you and your family took away some happy memories of your trip to Ireland. Best Regards Ray
Suzanne KliegermanUnited States
Very knowledgable and flexible with respect to options. We spent a lot of time at Blarney Castle and touring the grounds. We had already seen the Cork City Jail and attended the Jameson's Tour the day before so those would have been sites that would have been included. Trip to Cobh was informative. Wish we had gone to Kinsale but we ran out of time. Excellent driver and narrator of history.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your great Review. I am glad you and your family enjoyed the day touring and hopefully next time we will visit Kinsale and the environs with the many sights and attractions on offer. Best Regards Ray.
Lisa SuennenUnited States
Trip through and around Cork was excellent - beyond expectations! I gave Ray less than 12 hours notice but he gave me a terrific and thorough tour of Cork and the surrounding areas that was informative, fun and relaxed. I so enjoyed both the historical detail and Ray's company. It was well worth the price and time and I would recommend him 110% to anyone coming to the area.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your very kind and thoughtful review of your tour with me today in Cork. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the day and that you have a great few days in Cork and Dublin. Thanks again for your pleasant company and very kind words and comments.
Lory SarloVenice, CA, United States
Robert KingUnited States
We were very pleased with Raymond. He went above and beyond in order to please all members of our tour. I would definitely use Raymond and Tours by Locals again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind review of your recent shore excursion with me. I hope you all enjoyed the rest of your cruise and returned home safely. Bye for now, Ray.
Arnold FoxUnited States
Ray requested that we meet him from our ship as early as possible so that we could get to Blarney Castle early. Boy, was he spot on! We arrived there just before the tour buses and toured the castle and "kissed the Blarney Stone!" By the time we finished, the long lines had already formed. Great call, Ray! We visited a number of other sites. Ray allowed us to spend as much or as little time as we cared to at each one. He was an easy guide to be with and we had an enjoyable day with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Arnold , Thank you most sincerely for your very king review of our recent tour to Blasrney castle and other sites. I'm pleased you all had a good time and returned home safely. Bye for now, Ray.
Lenny VictorUnited States
Raymond made full use of our time in Cork with a side trip to Kinsale. Would highly recommend to anyone.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind review of your Shore Excursion with me in Cork and Kinsale last year. I'm pleased that you all enjoyed the day.
Maritza de ArmasUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for my 5 Star rating, really enjoyed our day.
Jacqueline GarrettUnited States
Ray was fantastic!! He molded the tour to fit what we wanted to see. He took us to wonderful places that only s local would know about. It was a perfect day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind review and delighted that you enjoyed your visit to Ballymaloe House, Ballycotton and East Cork.
Linda AndersonUnited States
Raymond was wonderful to work with as we customized our day. He included everything on our list and more, yet, we never felt rushed. His choice of the Bodega for lunch was perfect! We loved the atmosphere and the food was delicious. He answered our many questions thoroughly. We only wish that we could have stayed longer!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind review and I am glad you all enjoyed your day touring in Cork with me.
John GonnelloUnited States
Our time with Raymond was definitely a 5 out of 5. He was polite, knowledgeable and gave us a wonderful day in Cork. We couldn't have been more pleased. Thank you tours by locals.....will never do any other tour company.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I wish to thank you most sincerely for your very kind review of your tour of Cork with me and I am pleased that you all enjoyed the day.Long life and happiness to you all for the future.
Marvin LevineUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Aileen, Thank you for your kind message and I'm pleased that everyone enjoyed the day.
Thomas U.Round Rock, TX, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Best Regards, Ray.
Russell HughesUnited States
Even though Ray was a little late in picking us up from the cruise ship at our appointed time, his efficiency made up the time and provided us an excellent day tour. He was ultimately polite, his commentary was quite good, and he got us to all the sites that we wanted to see. I would recommend Ray without reservation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments, I am glad you enjoyed the tour. Best Regards Ray.
Rick KenneyUnited States
Ray is engaging, informative, adaptive, and professional. He worked to understand our interests and adapted the tour for us. He was prompt, brought a comfortable vehicle, and was an excellent guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your kind comments in your review of your recent tour in Cork with me. I am pleased that you enjoyed the day during your visit to Ireland.
Merlina TanUnited States
Ray W. drove us to Blarney Castle, Blarney Woolen Mill Shop. Because we have seniors we opted not to go into the castle(sigh) and just hang around/shop and use the WIFI (sigh)!!! River Lee is very interesting as well as St. Finbarre Cathedral with all the mosaic inside the church (there is a fee to go in). We were lucky to be in St. Coleman's Catholic Church during their flower festival. I prefer the symbolism of Titanic memorial in Cork, more solemn and meaningful...my personal opinion.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your comments, I am glad you enjoyed the tour and especially Barryscourt Castle. You can definitely include Blarney Castle & the Blarney Stone on your next visit.
Maxine BaerwaldtUnited States
Our guide Ray was wonderful! He met us on time at our ship and took us to see many amazing places in Cork. We saw the ruins of a castle, a beautiful golf course (dad's a golfer so he truly appreciated it), a fort on the waterfront, and a charming little village- Kinsale, where we enjoyed lunch. Ray also took us to a beautiful memorial where an Irish woman, who had spent many years working as a nurse in New York City returned to Cork and planted a tree for every firefighter and paramedic who died in 9/11.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very kind comments regarding your recent tour with me. It is greatly appreciated and I am truly glad that you enjoyed your tour and visit to Cork during your recent cruise. Best regards. Ray.
This was an amazing tour and made all the better with Ray as our guide. He is extremely knowledgeable and professional. He had us to Blarney Castle before all the buses (we were on a cruise, so bus loads of people were behind us) and walked all the way with us giving us history and information on the castle and grounds. I could go on but I'd just be repeating my self. This is a great day tour for anyone visiting the area and Ray would be the best choice for your tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jo, Your kind comments are greatly appreciated. I can assure you that I enjoyed the day as much as you did and hope that you and your companions have taken away some happy memories of Ireland to cherish for the future. Again many thanks. Ray.
Renee RoseUnited States
Ray was an awesome guide. We couldn't have asked for better. He was very knowledgeable and informative about the area. He answered our questions whether it was history or politics. We couldn't have had a better time. We wish he were available in whatever country we visit on our next holiday. Tours by locals was a real find and Ray was the best. Thank you. Renee Rose