James KendrickUnited States
Janine, our guide deserves a 5. I have used many tours by locals and she is one of the best. Tailored the day very well to our needs well informed and a pleasant informative lunch with her
Dana FinkelsteinUnited States
Janine was a wonderful, intelligent guide who made a walking day trip around Dublin feel like I got a great handle on this vibrant city in such a short time. She was a pleasure to spend the day with, and her knowledge and energy made it a day I will not soon forget. I strongly recommend Janine to anyone who wants to get a handle on Dublin in a day or two. She is brilliant! I hope to see her again for my next tour when I return to the Emerald Isle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dana, I'm really touched by your fabulous feedback. Thank you so much. You're thirst for knowledge and presence made it a fun day for me too. Haste ye back. ��
Linda KachermeyerUnited States
Janine tailored the tour perfectly to our limited mobility issues. She was so knowledgable about the area and gave a great history lesson! We enjoyed a lovely outdoor lunch by the water which my husband greatly appreciated. She is so sweet and caring. We feel very fortunate to have been paired up with Janine and if we ever make it back to Dublin we definitely will request her!
Rodney RosenblumUnited States
Jay is a first-class tour guide as well as a fine person. She was very informative and is most personable and welcoming. Our group truly enjoyed the walking tour of Dublin and spending time with Jay! We highly recommend Jay to anyone looking for a wonderful tour!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Rodney so happy you all enjoyed our tour together. You're a lovely kind family and it was so relaxed and easy to be with you all.
Robert TunmireUnited States
Jay is a great guide we learned so much about the history of Ireland . We had great food and drinks too !!! Robert
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the lovely review Robert. Yesterday was fun with you guys.
Tracey RosenbergUnited States
Our family, including 2 girls ages 12 and 7, had a fantastic day walking through Dublin with Jay. She's a great storyteller and made everything come to life for our family. This tour was a great start to our 12 day trip to Ireland, as Jay gave us a good overview of the history of the country while walking us around to important Dublin sites. During our trip, we referred back to things Jay told us as it gave us a great context for things we saw throughout the countryside we visited. Thanks Jay!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the lovely review Tracey. I'm really happy it helped you all to connect to Ireland.
Kathleen PeppardUnited States
3 of us had a private 5 hour walking tour of Dublin with Jay in July. Jay is extremely knowledgeable all things Ireland. History past and present, vikings, food, music and pubs. We learned something every time we turned a corner. Jay took us to secret spots off the beaten path, stuff we would never have seen as well as the popular areas. Lots of great history and tips for other destinations of interest, food and music tips too. I highly recommend Jay.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the great feedback Kathleen, it was fun to spend the afternoon with you girls.
Jean SwartzmillerUnited States
We had a great time with Jay at Glendelough and Dublin. She crafted our tour to what we wanted to see and was very mindful of pacing the tour for us. Clearly, she was very knowledgable about both areas, and was well spoken. We highly, highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely feedback Jean
Dave KernsUnited States
Jay should run your company and show others how to do this.....MOST AMAZING!!!!!!! This is our second tour with Jay and there are not enough words to describe the fun, the engery, the attitude, and the most amazing person we have gotten to know, who we didn't know until 2 days ago. Can you fly her to our next location? We would love to have her tour us again, anytime, anywhere. We travel quite a bit and she is a 20 on a scale of 1-10 THANK YOU JAY!!!!!!! Dave, Bonnie, Larry and Suzie
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wow you guys I am honoured and very touched to be thought so highly of by such wonderful people. Thank you so very much. I can assure you I enjoyed our two days together every bit as much as you did. You made me feel so comfortable and part of your group. I loved sharing our stories and was very energised by your interest enthusiasm and general great fun personalities. I'll visit you in the US when I get over next time.
Dave KernsUnited States
You will not find a better tour guide than Jay.....she is funny, great to be with, very in tune to Ireland, and knowledgeable. It doesn't get any better than Jay and we will recommend her to all our friends and family. THANK YOU JAY!!! If there was a better rating than 5 you would have gotten it. Dave & Bonnie Kerns Larry & Suzie Tracy
Hendra TanuwijayaUnited States
Janine is a wonderful guide!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was my pleasure Hendra, to the spend the morning with you and your lovely family.
Rebecca HatkoffUnited States
Janine was just a perfect tour guide. She understood our interests and catered the tour to us. She was interesting, funny and very knowledgeable. We really had a great afternoon with her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for those kind words Rebecca. I'm really happy you and your folks enjoyed today. It was an absolute pleasure for me. Safe onwards travels in Eire. céad míle fáilte.
Armando CalienesUnited States
We had a great time with Jay. She was on time and handled our group of 9 very well. The bus she hired were good and the vechile was neat on the inside and modern. Jay provided a custom tour that was both engaging and fun. She provided great insight into Irish history and the background and important points on the places we went without getting to heavy and lecturing. We were blessed with great sunny and clear weather and thoroughly enjoyed our extended day that also included some side stops she added.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the great feedback you guys I really enjoyed the day with you all. And really appreciate the suggestions you made too. Safe and happy onward voyage.
Austin SimmonsUnited States
We only rate when it means something. Jay was tremendous in every way. Like having a friend in Dublin take us out for a nice day of chatting and sight seeing. Do this tour first thing to get your bearings in the heart of Dublin and then you will have everything you need to venture out and find the things that will make lasting memories.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the lovely review Austin it was great to spend the morning with you guys.
Mark StrongUnited States
My husband and I spent fantastic day w Jay exploring Dublin and several areas on the coastal seaside. It felt like we spent the day with an old friend. The tour and info were interesting and presented extremely well. Jay's knowledge and manner made our day of touring one of our favorites from many, many travels and tour guides around the world. We look forward to returning to Dublin and another tour w Jay. Jay is awesome. We feel as if we've made a real friend and cannot thank her enough for everything
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello you two, thanks a million for the wonderful feedback. I had a fabulous time with you both and It means so much to me that you had such a great time here in Dublin. Come back soon.
An outstanding day with Jay. She was informative (without eyes gazing over!), entertaining, professional and delightful company. We were afforded great photo ops in an area overflowing with beautiful landscapes and even a quick shopping stop. A full and absolutely delightful Dublin experience!! James and Leslie Gut, Zurich
Wayne RudisillUnited States
Our private tour with Jay was a highlight of our four week cruise! She was amazing. We told her we had done the Dublin highlight tour by bus the previous day so she suggested we visit a fishing village and see some of the country side. It was delightful. We had coffee at the village, saw a seal and took some amazing pictures! The countryside was beautiful. Back in Dublin we visited Trinity College, had a delightful lunch, wonderful visit and time just relaxing. Jay is a great choice for you!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback it makes me so happy to hear it was a highlight. Thanks for your great company
Jane TesoroUnited States
TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.
We could not be more happy about our guide Janine H. She was spot on with the group, absolutely amazing experience. Everything was In control and well organised from start to finish. Janine was a great leader and really ensured that the whole group had a wicked experience!! Would definitely recommend her as a guide to anyone. Thank you very much Janine, we will contact you if we come back to Dublin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Awh Agnes Thank You for the great review Im really happy you enjoyed the trip, For me it was like a day out with friends. Great Fun!
Everything 100% and recommended. We were well taking care of. Thank you.
Joan RobeyUnited States
Where to begin.....Janine is warm, instantly a friend and totally professional. We arrived in Dublin the night before and she provided us with a wonderful 4-hour walking tour of the city as an introduction. My husband is a writer and Janine is (also) an actor so she could address the arts in ways that clearly interested us. And she suggested a perfect spot for the two of us to have dinner that night and helped narrow down suggestions of other things to do in Dublin our next day. Highly recommend!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hey Joan, thanks for the fantastic review. I was only chatting the other day about what inspiring and uplifting company you guys were. Hope you are both well.
Robert M.United States
A wonderful experience!! Janine created a specific tour for me when I described in advance my interests to her, which was spot on. We visited locations in Dublin that I never would have found on my own or from guide books. She is considerate, intelligent, knowledgeable, witty and fun to be with. I would strongly recommend her tours to any of my friends visiting Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bob, thank you so much for the super review. You were such good company it brought out the best in me!
Janine took us, 19 guys, for a 3 hour guided tour, and did an excellent job. She told an interesting story about Dublin with a good mix of facts and humor. I can only give Janine my biggest recommendations!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Tomas, so cooll of you to take the time to send your great feedback. You were a super group to guide around. And delighted to hear I was a hit,you guys were certainly a big hit in my summer :) thanks again for choosing me.
Elissa Piano-FlaskaUnited States
Would highly recommend Janine! It was a great 4 hours..could definitely had spent the whole day with her. She even brought us to a 'secret/hidden' location to see Viking remnants..Would use her also to do the Wicklow area. Her enthusiasm is magnetic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Elissa, thank you so much for your lovely positive review, its so appreciated and it makes me happy to know I contributed to your Ireland experience. I enjoyed your company so much and the juicy chats ��
Elizabeth C.United States
Janine is a fantastic guide who will take you through this tour with grace, wit, humor and intelligence. We travel extensively and seek out local guides wherever we go. Janine is by far the best we've experienced. Her warmth and her command of history, local lore and fantastic stories captivated and embellished the sometimes tragic tales of the area. Don't miss an opportunity to spend a lovely day with Janine.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: You folks were a joy to spend the day with and share our stories. Thank you for your presence interest patience and the top notch craic. I'll remember this tour always. Don't go changing :)
Karen GibsonUnited States
Janine is a wonderful tour guide. I provided her with some unusual locations for castle ruins and she did her absolute best to find them for us. Janine was a wealth of knowledge on local history, was patient and flexible. Many thanks to Janine for her immense help!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Karen, Thank you for the lovely feedback, it was great to witness your ancestry unfold for you over the two days.
Eliot BarnettDallas, TEXAS, United States
Absolutely amazing. She was part of the family by the end of the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Honored, a great family to feel a part of ��
Lonna HeffingtonUnited States
Janine was very prompt, knowledgeable and her tour was just what we wanted. I would highly recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the lovely review Lonna and great suggestion too, thank you
Amanda OpinskyUnited States
Jay was a wonderful guide. Full of great informative details and with a tremendous sense of humor. She managed to fit in an extraordinary amount of information and it was truly enjoyable being with her. We had a great afternoon. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mandy thanks so much for the wonderful review. You two were an absolute hoot to hang out with.
William SudaUnited States
Janine is extremely warm, gracious, flexible, knowledgeable, and insightful. She luxuriates in her subjects (e.g., Wicklow). She is at the pinnacle of Celtic story telling, reenacting scenes convincingly and entertainingly.Her gift of irony--not cynicism--punctuates her tales and historical accounts.She expertly mixes the transcendence of Irish life, Celtic underpinnings, and joy of its multifaceted sensibility with grim bits of history.She knows where to eat/drink, too. Her tour: unforgettably wonderful.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Bill your high praise is so very much appreciated. I'm so glad I was able to give you all a memorable last.day in Ireland. Come back soon. Janine
Adam KaufmanUnited States
Thought we did this one year ago. Clearly, a memorable and enjoyable experience. Still talking about the tour and have recommended her to friends traveling to Dublin. Adam and Dee Kaufman
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you both it's great to get your lovely feedback from all that time ago it's so much appreciated.
Pieter du PreezSouth Africa
We had a great day out with Janine. Her indebt knowledge of the Irish history exceeded all our expectations. She also went the extra mile to show is as much as possible of Dublin and surroundings in a short time.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the lovely feedback Pieter I'm really glad you enjoyed your day, It was great to see your faces light up and to catch up about things in SA also. Happy continued voyage.
John PattilloUnited States
Janine was an excellent guide with great historical knowledge. She was very flexible depending on our interests and was a pleasant companion for the day.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I hope you two enjoyed the Book of Kells today, Let me know if you didn't hear the George Salmon story I can email it to Janet, the day was a pleasure for me I really enjoyed your company and interesting stories. Safe trip back to state side.
Clarinda PattersonUnited States
Janine was a wonderful tour guide. We had never been to Dublin and she was knowledgeable, interesting and provided us a great overview of the city. She also made an excellent suggestion for a dinner restaurant and some things she felt we just shouldn't miss while we were in Dublin.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Cindy, Thank you for taking the time to give such great feedback, I'm really happy your enjoyed your tour, I very much enjoyed spending the afternoon with you both and delighted to hear dinner was a winner. Janine
Paul TomUnited States
We experienced a fantastic half day walking tour with Jay! Perfectly tailored to our interests, her story telling of local history, culture and lore was superb. It was like having a relative showing you around the city. This tour was the perfect start to our week long stay in Ireland, as it helped us connect with this lively city and country in short order. She is a knowledgeable and charming host who we highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for that fab review Paul, I enjoyed a great afternoon of fun with your family. I hope Leane can get it touch with John re her ancestry. Enjoy the rest of your trip, Happy travels. J
Deborah GrimmelmannUnited States
Janine was extremely knowledgeable about Irish history and culture. She provided us foundational material about the sights we were about to see. She tailored the tour to sights we wanted to see. She was a lot of fun to listened to and was happy to stop when we needed food or breaks. She provided contagious enthusiasm for Irish culture. She also recommended sights to see and restaurants to visit after the tour. Yes we would recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for the lovely feedback Debbie, I'm really happy you all enjoyed the day. Safe onwards journey..J
Diane NachenbergUnited States
Janine was so fantastic. She went so far above and beyond as a tour guide. She was excellent and informative on the background and history of Ireland. She was able to make our day full of fun and adventure. She was very good with keeping a nice comfortable pace and very interesting extras we were not expecting. I would highly recommend Janine as a guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Diane, Thank you for such generous feedback I'm really happy you enjoyed your day, it really was a pleasure to spend time with you and your family, still in awe of Urma!
Ivor HenrichsenUnited Kingdom
Jane was excellent. Her knowledge was superb , her humour and stories entertaining. She went out of her way to offer all kinds of assistance and the Group just loved her and felt that she was one of us. She divided her tour over two mornings which greatly helped some of the less able to walk for too long clients and was greatly appreciated.Happy to recommend her services to everyone.A most enjoyable,interesting and tour to remember.We all rated her first class.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ivor, thank you for the wonderful feedback and kind words. I had so much much with you guys. A great memory.
Janine was a very personable guid who planned out my personal family tour in hunt of the places where they lived. She made phone calls and managed to arrange a tour of my 3x great grandfather's house! It was totally awesome. We did a combination of driving and walking. She gave me the history of the areas we visited. She was very warm and friendly and I enjoyed hanging out with her for the day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Alice, thank you so much for the lovely feedback It was a pleasure to spend time with you and see your family's history unfold for you. I hope you are enjoying great weather back home in Canada.