Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Dublin-Ireland by Tour Guide John D. (Guide #10415)


Craig H.

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 22/18

John picked our party of four on time at our ship. We saw many of the sites included on most tours including the Trinity University Library (Book of Kells), St Patricks Cathedral, Phoenix park, Dublin Palace, Guiness Brewery etc. We had a great lunch with John at Brazen Head Pub, very old and charming. John's in depth knowledge and enthusiasm was obvious as he provided a very rich commentary on everything we saw. Our conversation at lunch was fascinating. It was a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks for the nice review. I am so happy you enjoyed yourselves. It was fascinating chatting with you all.

Gordon Leong

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 21/18

John got us to the key places we wanted to hit plus others. We liked the flexibility he provides. He is courteous and just a pleasure to be with. We definitely would use his services when we return.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to show you around my native city.

Terrance Bunting

Canada
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Tour: #350154, Wicklow Mountains Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 20/18

John's knowledge of Irish history is extrordinary. He added so much to what we were seeing.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure meeting you.

Gabriel A. Palmer

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 17/18

When John met us at the dock he explained the plan he had designed to accommodate our instructions on our e-mails, and also accommodated us with a couple of new things. He was a very professional, knowledgable and informative guide. Although the weather was changing constantly he managed to go around the situation and we were able to see more things than we wanted it. He made sure that we had everything including umbrellas which were very handy. Excellent Tour Guide and excellent tour accommodated for us.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review. It was a pleasure showing you around my native city.

Cynthia Holt

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 13/18

John was an excellent tour guide, with an extensive knowledge of Irish history and culture. Our tour was more than we expected. John helped us to maximize our time in Dublin and made suggestions as to how much we could reasonably see during our time frame. He promptly picked us up from the ship and made any adjustments needed to accommodate our needs. John has made us want to return to Dublin and surrounding areas to explore in more depth the many treasures there.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure showing you my city.

Nina Cerda

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 8/18

What a great tour. John is so knowledgable about the history and current events in Dublin and Ireland. He is friendly and accomidating. He went out of his way to show us sites, give us interesting facts and allow us to really enjoy Dublin. We would definitely recommend John.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure showing you around and chatting with you.

Mandy H.

United States
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Tour: Newgrange older than Pyramids & Stonehenge, private tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 6/18

John was an excellent guide, if you want a tour of Newgrange he is definitely the guide to go with. My son was very excited about this tour, but if you have teenagers that are not eager to visit a historical site John would be able to find a way to relate and explain history to them through current novels and movies to get them engaged.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review. If was a pleasure showing you around.

Patty Barton

United States
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Tour: Private Shore Excursion Glendalough and Dublin Highlights, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 2/18

We loved this tour and getting out of the main part of Dublin in order to see the beautiful countryside! We had lunch at an amazing Pub that was full of a thousand things to see (Johnny Foxes)! Fantastic experience.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure meeting you abs showing you around.

Gary Zauf

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 15/18

John was an excellent tour guide and he efficiently showed us Dublin. He gave us great advice regarding purchasing tickets in advance to attractions which allowed us to see many sites in a short period of time.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your for your review. It was a pleasure showing you around my native city

Christie Peden

United States
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Tour: #350154, Wicklow Mountains Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

John is extremely knowledgeable and informative about all things Ireland. We loved our tour of the Wicklow countryside and lunch at a local pub. John showed us so much in the time we had and shared personal stories and local lore. Great day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves.

David Katz

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 18/18

John gave us a complete understanding of Irish history which has added immensely to our stay in Ireland. He is an amazingly learned individual and translates his knowledge into being a great guide.We would heartily recommend him. He is also an excellent driver and has a very nice Mercedes van. Hire him!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your very nice review. It was a pleasure showing you my native city.

Lori Dewetter

El Paso, TX, United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 10/18

John was the perfect guide for our Dublin visit. He was prompt in picking us up and gave us an amazing tour. His knowledge and love for the city were obvious and we would highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you fir your review. It was a pleasure showing you around

Mark Ficklin

Scottsdale, AZ, United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 4/18

John is the very best.... We had a super day in Dublin! John really knows his stuff and was most enjoyable to spend the day with. He is very accommodating and easy going, at our pace. He really wanted us to see as much as possible in our time together, which we did. Knowing when to be and when not to be at a particular spot really maximized our tour time. We wish he was available for another day while in Dublin but the schedule didn't permit. We highly recommend John and suggest you book well in advance.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank so much. It was a pleasure being with you.

Dianna Way

United States
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Tour: #350837, Malahide Castle and Howth Village Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 26/18

John was most knowledgeable about Malahide estate and gardens. Our group of 5 enjoyed our tour... and he was flexible in allowing us to make a few stops because we were in our time frame arranged for the tour. We learned a lot of information about Ireland and the city of Dublin. Thank you John.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves.

Rosely W Singer

Brazil
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 28/18

Very very good indeed! Very well preparred guide ! Higly recommended!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rosely, Thank you for your nice review. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves. Warmest Regards,

Elizabeth von Emster

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Walking Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

John did not seem interested in our input about content of our private half day tour. Did not hear our clear request to see both cathedrals. Spent way too much time at Book of Kells (1.5 hrs) and city hall. Took us on long detour to show us sites in vicinity of our hotel despite us saying we'd already seen them. No time to see inside Dublin castle. Sprinted through both cathedrals only because of my stern insistence toward the end. Very disappointed to have spent so much money on this tour- a waste.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am sorry you were disappointed and felt rushed on your half day walking tour of Dublin. I am always anxious to please my clients. As I explained it is not possible to spend a lot of time inside any one place in half a day and it is certainly not possible to get around Dublin and see inside everything in such a short time. The route I took is fairly direct between Trinity College, the Castle and both cathedrals, getting to all four and inside three in four hours on foot is a doing well in an afternoon.

Sandra Toth

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Walking Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 16/18

John was pleasant, well-informed and very engaging. We saw a lot during our 4 hour tour of Dublin and would recommend this tour to anyone.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was pleasure to show you around

Beth Lazear

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Dec 28/17

John was excellent, very knowledgeable of Dublin today and it's history. He was open to any changes we wanted to make and totally accommodating. Also, after John dropped us off, my son realized he left his backpack in the van. We contacted John and he delivered it the same evening. We would totally recommend John and his tours.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am delighted you enjoyed yourselves

Brian Farley

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 2/17

A delightful experience from the moment John greeted us at our hotel. He proved to be an expert on all things Dublin and we drank up his knowledge throughout the day. I would wholeheartedly recommend John's service!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your great review. It was a pleasure meeting you both.

Terina Williams

United States
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Tour: #350837, Malahide Castle and Howth Village Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 1/17

John was full of the rich history of Ireland! It was a delightful day!!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. It was a pleasure showing you something of my country.

Sasanka Chatterjee

Stuttgart, BW, Germany
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Tour: Private Tour - West of Ireland and Cliffs of Moher, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 26/17

John took us for the West Coast trip. It was my wife's first visit to Ireland and John did her best to get her the most in 12 hours trip. Great knowledge on his subject (horticulture) with soft passion for his country, we came to know the every smaller details of the region. John was so caring with my wife's limitation of walking (he even organised a wheel chair at Cliff of Moher). Had great local food and local music during the drive. We really enjoyed every moment with John and look forward to come back

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many Thanks for your nice review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and I am so happy you enjoyed our trip to the west coast.

John Coon

United States
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Tour: Dublin Delights, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 5/17

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than You