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


Nele Custers

Belgium
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Irish Economy Walking Private Tour for 40, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 5/19

We visited Dublin with a group of college students within the field of economics. John was very flexible in adapting the contents of the tour to our specific needs and wishes. He knows his business! If we were visiting Dublin again with a group of students, we would definitely contact John again.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. It was pleasure meeting you and your students. I am very happy that you found it beneficial.

Mary Anne Hamilton

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 28/19

John knows his history and he loves Ireland!! He allows you to see and learn a great deal of his city, Dublin, and its country. You won't be sorry you chose John as your guide!!

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

Audrey Kaplan

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

We had a lovely day touring the city with John. He is very knowledgeable and shared both the fun and historical tidbits about Dublin. Thanks John!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review. It was a pleasure and I am delighted you enjoyed it.

Christine Celia

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 10/19

John gave our group (three adult children and parents) a wonderful tour of Dublin. He was so flexible and went above and beyond, and his knowledge and love of Dublin made the port stop special. We've done cruise ship excursions, and a private tour is much more rewarding. Cannot recommend John highly enough.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure to share my city with you.

Larry Chancey

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 1/19

John did a great job showing us Dublin through his eyes. We followed his lead and he followed our suggestions. We give John a 5 star rating!

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

Sharon Sklar

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 27/19

John couldn't have been a better guide. He was informative eloquent and funny. We enjoyed our time with him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure sharing my city with you

Ronald Wolfson

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 15/19

John is a terrific guide, so knowledgeable and insightful. His commentary brought Dublin alive. He drives a beautiful comfortable Mercedes van...we four had a wonderful time. Thanks John! We'll be back!

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

Linda Ziff

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 10/19

Our first experience with Tours by Locals was outstanding. John was professional, knowledgeable, and flexible.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I am glad you enjoyed yourself

Ronald (Ron) Kitlas

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 8/19

John provided a wonderful highlights tour of Dublin. He is extremely personable and knows the history of this European capital which is important to understand how Dublin has evolved to the great city that it is today. We highly recommend John as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure to meet you all.

Susan Winheim

United States
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Tour: #350837, Malahide Castle and Howth Village Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 7/19

This was the second day of touring with John. He again met us in the lobby and we were off for another exciting day packed with loads of information. John is like a walking encyclopedia. He is filled with a tremendous amount of knowledge of Malahide Castle . As we walked thru the castle gardens, he explained about every plant that was there. He is very knowledgeable in so many areas. I would definitely recommend John to be your guide.

Susan Winheim

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 6/19

John was an excellent tour guide. His wealth of knowledge was amazing and we were so grateful that he shared it with us. He cheerfully answered our questions and then proceeded to always follow up to support his answer with more information. I would definitely recommend John to be a tour guide to others !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure to meet you all

Annely Carver

United States
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Tour: Glendalough, Wicklow mountains, Powerscourt gardens, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jul 15/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Barton P.

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 12/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Michael Manoles

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

John has an encyclopedic grasp of Irish History, culture, economics, and politics. We had a stop over in Dublin prior to a connecting flight that allowed us a 6 hour tour during which we saw the book of Kells, the archeological museum, had lunch at a great Irish pub, toured the financial district, saw St.Patricks cathedral and briefly visited the Beatty museum to see preserved ancient Christian scriptures . John organized the tour brilliantly. My family appreciated learning from him. Mike Manoles family

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am so happy your time with me.

Danette D.

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

John was excellent very knowledgeable of Dublin today and it's history. We enjoyed talking with him. Also, we covered a lot of ground during our 8 hour tour We let him suggest place n times that were best to visit attractions. And we were never disappointed. We got to all points of interest before the crowd. He's vehicle was very comfortable n clean. Highly recommend Jonny with the perfect personality to be a tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. It was a pleasure

Lonni Brill

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

John was an excellent tour guide. He was ridiculously knowledgeable and took us to some of the best places that we have ever seen. He didn't only tell us facts, but stories that helped us tie the knots to the history form our home town. He was a great tour guide and recommend him to people who are looking to explore Dublin city in one day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was a pleasure meeting you and showing you around.

Rocky L.

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 21/19

John is an outstanding tour guide, with a strong knowledge of Irish history. He catered the day to our interests and he stopped multiple times for local photo opportunities. The Dublin tour and our time with John exceeded our expectations and we highly recommend him to others.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Many thanks did your nice review. I am so happy you enjoyed it.

Nancy Feig

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 13/19

We can't say enough good things about our experience with John D. He was pleasant , knowledgeable, flexible and a total pleasure to spend time with. We learned so much about the history of Ireland and he was able to answer every question we had and then some. If you have the opportunity to visit Dublin I would highly recommend getting in touch with John D and taking a tour with him. You won't be disappointed. Thank you John for an amazing day and wonderful lunch experience as well.

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

Mike Hostinsky

Peachtree Corners, GEORGIA, United States
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Tour: #350154, Wicklow Mountains Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 24/19

John did a great job on our tour. He is an expert on Irish history and culture and willingly shared his insights as we toured. John was friendly and flexible and had an intimate and in-depth knowledge of all the places we visited. We thoroughly enjoyed our tour with John and highly recommend him. Mike and Linda Hostinsky Peachtree Corners, GA United States

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Than you I am so happy you enjoyed it

Kathy Brackin

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 22/19

Great tour guide!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you

Sue Fitzgerald

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 20/19

We had the most delightful day in Dublin with John. He picked up our party of 6 at the cruise port and precisely planned our tour so that we would get the most out of our day We bought all tickets online in advance per his suggestion. Through John's passion and knowledge in history, we experienced a phenomenal day in Dublin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for the nice review. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

Teresa Mullen

Pembroke, NH, United States
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Tour: #350154, Wicklow Mountains Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 17/19

Last minute tour chosen by my travel mate who awoke unwell so it was a bit much for me. John was on time & courteous. He knew everything about everything. I was not really interested in the flora of the Powerscourt Gardens but he was the expert so it mattered not. I loved his stories about the original red wedding and how the servants of PCG did not perish in the famine because the landlord "saw it coming" & overlooking Guinness Lake learned the sad story of the Lucky Man Who Made the Grade. A great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your nice review. I hope your friend is better now. I enjoyed your company on what must have been a difficult day.

David Symonds

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 10/19

John did a first rate job with our tour in Dublin. He has a vast knowledge of his homeland and is passionate about sharing this with his guests. I recommend John and would use him again when I return to Dublin. David S

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! Always a pleasure to shown my city to visitors. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

Linda Salvatore

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 7/19

John Was great very knowledgeable about Dublin and surrounding area truly a great historian Wish we had more time to see other areas

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you. I enjoyed showing you around and I am so glad you did too.

Hyrum Smith

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 21/19

We had a fabulous tour of Dublin with John on Easter Sunday. He customized everything to our time parameters and our interests. He was so knowledgable about history. His passion about his city and country shines through everything. We enjoyed the tour and we enjoyed being with John.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. I enjoyed meeting you all, chatting and showing you a little of my native city. I’m very happy that you enjoyed it.

Vicky Partin

Fork, MD, United States
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Tour: #405896, Game of Thrones Private Day Tour of Winterfell and the Haunted Forest (Castleward and Tollymore Co Down), Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 30/19

So accommodating and knows his Irish history and game of thrones info perfectly ! Recommend spending time picking his brain- we had a wonderful time !

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you ! I am as glad you had a good time.

Catherine Walsh

United States
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Tour: #350153, Dublin Highlights Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

The tour with John Ducie scored a "5" It was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it was a pleasure meeting you and your family.

Catherine Walsh

United States
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Tour: #350837, Malahide Castle and Howth Village Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 17/19

The tour with John Ducie scored a "5" It was excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you it's always my pleasure to show people around my country.

Debra Fennell

Midville, GA, United States
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Tour: #351180, Kilkenny City and Glendalough, Wicklow Mountains Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 24/18

John did a great job on our tour. Recommend him if you need a private tour guide.

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

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.


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