Rita B.United States
Ray is a fabulous guide! My husband and I had not been to this area before and Ray's itinerary was most enjoyable. His dialogue was very entertaining and informative as he has tremendous knowledge of the country. We appreciated very much our tour and time together. Thanks again Ray!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Rita, Thank yo so much for your very kind review of your recent tour with me in the Cork area. I hope the rest of your visit to the coast of Ireland was enjoyable for you both and you took home some great memories. Bye for now Ray.
Winona GoldenUnited States
Ray was a delight! He was prompt, friendly, and knowledgeable about the area. We visited many areas in the Cobh and Kinsale area. We booked 5 private tours using Tours By Locals and highly recommend this company. We could not have had such a great tour using the ship excursions.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Winona, Thank you for your very kind and thoughtful review of your recent shore excursion with me which is greatly appreciated. I'm glad that you enjoyed the experience and tour of the Cork area. Bye for now, Ray.
Patty BartonUnited States
Fantastic tour! Raymond knew just where to go and when to go! We beat the crowd at Blarney Castle. Others on the ship never made it due to the long lines!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Patty and all the crew, Thank you for your great review and I am glad that you all enjoyed your day with me in Cork and at Blarney Castle. Bye for now. Ray
Robert StevensUnited States
Raymond was very knowledgeable about the areas around Cohb and Cork and made the most of our request to cover the sites we wanted to see. Unfortunately we were unable to get to the Blarney Castle which was one of our main areas of interest. We seemed to have wasted some time in the small fishing village but was nice to see the 9/11 memorial for the fire fighters lost at the world trade centers. The Jamison distillery tour ran a little long which cost us the time to see the Blarney castle.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: The delay in Kinsale village was a result of members of the group not returning promptly from a restroom. It was obvious that the group had diverse views on a visit to Blarney Castle and some of the group were adamant that they did not want to visit Blarney Castle. This view was clearly stated in messages to me prior to the tour. The group were late coming off the ship, making a visit to Blarney Castle difficult due to 3 cruise ships in port that morning and a confirmed 2 hour delay in the line at Blarney
Bonnie MollenUnited States
Ray was an amazing, accommodating guide who astutely handled this large (8) family group. I would highly recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Bonnie, Thank you for your kind review of your recent tour with me and I'm glad you all enjoyed your day with me touring in Cork. Bye for now, Ray.
Don TrimbleSt Paul, MINNESOTA, United States
We enjoyed the tour and the detailed information provided by Raymond.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Don & All, Thank you for your kind review and I'm glad you all enjoyed your tour with me. Bye for now, Ray.
Christine AdlerUnited States
Jane CastorUnited States
Ray was an outstanding guide. He tailored the tour to our interests and timeframe. We were on a cruise and had only one day in Cobh. Having an experienced and knowledgeable guide made all the difference in our enjoyment of the area. We saw Blarney Castle and the amazing gardens on the property, the 9/11 memorial garden, the charming town of Kinsale and several points of interest related to the Titanic. Our group of 6 loved the tour. I highly recommend Ray while in Cobh!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jane & All, Thank you for your most kind and thoughtful review of your recent tour with me. I'm glad you all enjoyed the day in Cork and had a great time during the rest of your cruise. Bye for now. Ray.
Connie CruzUnited States
Ray - thank you for everything. He was the greatest. He pushed our mom around in the wheelchair while us other five women took advantage of all the sites. Don't even question not booking him. It made time for everything we wanted to see plus areas of Cobh that we wouldn't have seen without him. Thanks for the great day!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Connie, Thank you for your kind Review, I am glad you and your family enjoyed your Shore Excursion Tour with me in Blarney and Cobh. Bye for now Ray.
Philip DinetsUnited States
Joseph BearyUnited States
Michael LymanUnited States
On time, 31 years as a policeman, knowledgeable, avoided crowds, but covered our list of places we wanted to visit. Good PUB lunch.
We were lucky to spend a day in County Kerry and Killarney with Ray. Ray is an enthusiastic, interesting and knowledgeable guide, and we highly recommend him. We enjoyed the absolutely beautiful pastoral countryside and Killarney National Park, and the golfers among us were most taken with the Killarney fishing and golf club. A highlight of the day was Castle Ross, a restored tower built in the 1400s. Our only regret is that we were unable to spend more time in this lovely area and with Ray.