Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Waterford-Ireland by Tour Guide Michael W. (Guide #14233)


John Neubert

United States
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Tour: #310725, Ring Of Kerry Day Tour From Killarney - Experience The Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jan 12/20

Michael did a great job. He is very personable, patient, and gave us good recommendations. He was truly a 12 on a scale of 10. I run a service business and I recognize the quality of service. I wouldn't think twice. You will enjoy the day with Michael.

Mary Hurt

United States
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Tour: #224130, Cliffs Of Moher, Burren, Galway & West Atlantic Coast Day Tour From KIllarney or Tralee, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 17/19

Michael was a great guide. He was funny and informative. He was very careful to look after us. We chose to end our tour in Galloway (prearranged) and he carefully took us to and waited for us at the Aran Island bus ticket depot. He wanted to make sure we were taken care of even after he left us off at our hotel. Thanks Michael.

Janice Stedman

United States
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Tour: #220346, Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Cork! Blarney, Cork City and Kinsale!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 12/19

Michael did a great job of showing our group of 6 the beautiful Irish countryside. We visited Blarney Castle and the woolen mills nearby. He chose a lovely place for lunch. Took us to many beautiful picturesque areas and finally the distillery in Middleton. He had a wealth of knowledge about the area and its history. I would Highly recommend Michael

Adele Katchuk

United States
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Tour: #221891, Cruise Shore Excursion From Cork: Lakes Of Killarney and Kingdom of Kerry!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 19/19

Michael was very accommodating taking us on a private tour of a small portion of the Ring of Kerry. His car was very comfortable. Michael was pleasant and provided us with good information about the area. Happy to recommend him to others.

Cuauhtemoc Chamorro

United States
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Tour: #224129, Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Waterford: KIlkenny Castle & Waterford Crystal, Waterford, Waterford, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 13/19

Michael was great! He tailored our itinerary to our precise interests and fit in even more than we could have expected during our time together. Highly recommended. A+

Elizabeth Nicholson

United States
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Tour: #310724, 3 day Tour - Kerry and the best of Southern Ireland From Cork - Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher and Killarney, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

This tour was the very best way for our family to have a visit to Ireland. Michael W was a gift to us. He clearly understood what we desired and advised us brilliantly. He informed, educated,and entertained. And, not the least, drove us. He added so much to the experience for all of us. We feel as if we left a friend in Ireland. Best value we have ever had on a vacation. Thank you Tours by locals and Michael for making this dream come true above and beyond all expectations.

Barton P.

United States
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Tour: #220346, Private Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Bantry - Beara Penninsula, Bantry, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Danette D.

United States
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Tour: #220346, Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Cork! Blarney, Cork City and Kinsale!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 2/19

Truly, he was a terrific guide and great person. Took great care of us and took us to places we had not even thought of. Michael is so knowledgeable and made our tour very informative and lots of fun. His vehicle was clean and very comfortable. His tour and guide knowledge was outstanding. Book a tour with Michael you'll be happy you did.

Sharon Webb

United States
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Tour: #310724, 3 day Tour - Kerry and the best of Southern Ireland From Cork - Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher and Killarney, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 25/19

Mike is an outstanding guide! He provided our group of six with three wonderful days traveling across Ireland. He provided great communications and fantastic suggestions. He was always prompt, accommodating, and flexible. Mike kept us entertained with his knowledge of history, current events, and sites of Southern Ireland. We had an amazing three days! Each of us thoroughly enjoyed our time with Mike and would highly recommend him!

William Koenig

United States
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Tour: #221891, Cruise Shore Excursion From Cork: Lakes Of Killarney and Kingdom of Kerry!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 22/19

Michael was an amazing guide - knowledgeable, thoughtful, considerate, trusting person. A side note: My wife left her wallet in a store in Kenmare. Our ship had left Bantry and we had no way to get back. We phoned Michael about this. He contacted the store, retrieved the wallet and sent it to us back home. You could not ask for more. Thank you Michael.

Eric Lausten

United States
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Tour: #310725, Ring Of Kerry Day Tour From Killarney - Experience The Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 26/19

Michael was an exceptional tour guide. His enthusiasm for the area was evident as was his love for introducing people to it. No topic was off-limits for an intelligent discussion. He also spoke up so the person riding in the back of the van was able to hear his explanations and comments. We would hire a Michael agIn.

Deborah Schreier

United States
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Tour: #310724, 3 day Tour - Kerry and the best of Southern Ireland From Cork - Ring of Kerry, Cliffs of Moher and Killarney, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 23/19

Our tour was fantastic and Michael was truly a terrific guide!! He was incredibly knowledgeable about what we were seeing, and was able to give us historical information about sites and the country as a whole. He was sensitive to our specific needs, was flexible and accommodating —even able to make changes at the last minute. He is a great driver with a terrific vehicle. Michael was a joy to be with! We learned so much and had such a great time with him. He gets our highest recommendation!!

Rachel Astalos

United States
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Tour: #221891, Cruise Shore Excursion From Cork: Lakes Of Killarney and Kingdom of Kerry!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 14/19

We had a lovely day with Michael. He managed to take us to the Ring of Kerry where we saw breathtaking landscapes as well as the lovely towns of Kinsale, Cork and Killarney all in one day!.He was very informative and accommodating and we enjoyed our tour very much.

Danny Garner Sr

United States
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Tour: #221891, Cruise Shore Excursion From Cork: Lakes Of Killarney and Kingdom of Kerry!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 6/19

He did a excellent job He changed the schedule to fit our needs completely

Candy Beck

United States
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Tour: #220346, Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Cork! Blarney, Cork City and Kinsale!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 3/19

Kenneth Sitkowski

United States
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Tour: #310725, Ring Of Kerry Day Tour From Killarney - Experience The Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 26/19

Michael was very knowledgeable about the history of Ireland - he is friendly and was a joy to spend our day with.

Peter Doyle

United States
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Tour: #220347, Private Guided Tour Of Beara, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 25/18

In a word, Michael was perfect. Right on time for our pick up. Familiar with Cork (our accommodation) and very familiar with Beara. Well-informed on everything we wanted to discuss, and happy to adjust the schedule in an easy-mannered way. Our tour exceeded the time allotted, and we appreciated his flexibility. We would not hesitate to recommend Michael. Very professional in every way. Cheers

Susan Keith

United States
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Tour: #340170, Private Guided Tour of the Dingle Penninsula From Killarney - Wild Atlantic Beauty!, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 20/18

We took two tours with Michael and loved both! He is knowledgeable and so good at matching the itinerary to our interests. I can easily recommend his tours!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Susan! Thanks for your kind words! It was great spending the 2 days with you all, and I'm glad we were able to see so much! I hope you enjoyed the rest of the trip in Dublin.

Susan Keith

United States
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Tour: #224130, Cliffs Of Moher, Burren, Galway & West Atlantic Coast Day Tour From Cork, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 19/18

We had a wonderful tour with Michael. Our group of 6 were very comfortable in his van. Michael happily adapted plans to match our wishes. He was very knowledgeable about his country. I highly recommend his tours!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Susan, I really enjoyed the two days with you all! Thanks for talking the time to send such a lovely review. I hope you will be back again soon. Best Wishes From Ireland.

Lauren Emoto-Barnhill

United States
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Tour: #220346, Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Cork! Blarney, Cork City and Kinsale!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 11/18

Michael was an amazing guide. We have been all over the world and on many private tours, but this was truly wonderful. The emails prior to arrival were quick and easy, and Michael continued this by texting during our tour to coordinate times. He was super accommodating, and we enjoyed his narration on the way to Blarney Castle and the town of Kinsale, where Michael made a fantastic recommendation for a fish & chips lunch. It was a lovely day with gorgeous sights and good company. Thank you so much!

Jim Bilger

United States
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Tour: #310724, 3 day Tours - Kerry, Dingle, Cashel & Kilkenny, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 8/18

We really enjoyed our tour of Southwest Ireland with Michael. His knowledge of history, the local places we saw and current Irish life was amazing. We stayed in Cork and he arranged tours of Kerry, Dingle, Kilkenny, Blarney, and Cobh. He really knows how to navigate the Irish roads. Above all his personality and engagement with our group of 6 made the tour go way beyond the normal tour experience. We highly recommend Michael for any tour you are considering. Jim, Jeanne, Don, Sharon, Paul, Kerri

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jim. It was great to spend 3 lovely days with all 6 of you. Thanks for your recommendation and kind words about the tours. I'm glad you enjoyed all the places we visited, and I hope you had an amazing time on the rest of your trip in the Galway area! Best Wishes From Ireland!

Linda Burchett

United States
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Tour: #221891, Cruise Shore Excursion From Cork: Lakes Of Killarney and Kingdom of Kerry!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 7/18

Our party of six hired Michael to take us from our cruise port stop of Cobh, up to and through County Kerry. His vast knowledge of the area meant we saw so much in a concentrated period of time, all at a relaxing pace: We saw some of the most beautiful views along the Ring of Kerry, spent time in gorgeous Kenmare, had lunch in great pub in Killarney. and even had time to tour the gardens of Muckross House. Michael is a great guide and we highly recommend him for your group when in southwestern Ireland.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi. I really appreciate your kind words, and it was great spending the day with you all. I'm glad I was able to show you some of the wonderful Kerry scenery during your cruise stop in Cork. I hope the rest of the cruise was fantastic, and looking forward to seeing you in Ireland on your next visit.

Matthew Henriksson

United States
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Tour: #224130, Cliffs Of Moher, Burren, Galway & West Atlantic Coast Day Tour From Cork, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 27/18

Micheal was AWESOME! He knew a bunch of local paths and secrets that saved us time and money so we could experience more with less crowds. Well worth the money!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Matthew. Thanks for your kind words. It was a lovely day with you all and I'm glad you saw so much of the West Coast using the Shannon Ferry route. I hope you had a great time in Galway when I dropped you off, and visited a few of the pubs we chatted about. Hope to see you again in Ireland some time.

Marcy Terkeltaub

United States
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Tour: #220346, Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Cork! Blarney, Cork City and Kinsale!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 16/18

I highly recommend Michael as your tour guide while traveling to Cobh. Michael was extremely enthusiastic and passionate about showing us all around Cobb. He took us to beautiful places that ship excursions could not. He was very knowledgeable about the area. I know I made the right decision by choosing this tour!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Marcy I really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a lovely review of our tour together. I'm glad we were able to see a few hidden gems along the way. I hope the rest of the cruise was great, and hope to see you again some time in Ireland.

Jeff Gerber

United States
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Tour: #221891, Cruise Shore Excursion From Cork: Lakes Of Killarney and Kingdom of Kerry!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

Michael was on time and waiting for us when we arrived. Other minivan was clean an d he had water for us. Michael was very courteous and walked us through some options for the day which was a "Ring of Kerry" trip. We opted to do some of the highlights so we could stop to take a lot of pics. He recommended a great restaurant for us, then took the time to go to one of the castle homes to get the tickets while we were eating. He stopped at any place we wanted to stop so we could take pics.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: HI Jeff I'm so glad you enjoyed our day together and thanks for such a lovely review. I'm glad you were able to get some lovely pictures, and enjoyed the tour of the Castle. I hope the rest of your cruise was amazing.

Kenneth Woodruff

United States
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Tour: #310725, Ring Of Kerry Day Tour From Killarney - Experience The Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 21/18

Michael did a fantastic job explaining & telling us about the different points of interest along our Rink of Kerry trip. His easy manner and knowledge made the trip extra special. He was also accomindating whennwe asked to see certain points of interest. We would highly recommond any tour where Michael is the guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Kenneth. Thanks for your lovely review. I aim to be as flexible as possible, so it's great you had such a great time. Thanks again.

Joy Brott

Dallas, TX, United States
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Tour: #220346, Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Cork! Blarney, Cork City and Kinsale!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 16/18

Michael took four of us on a full day shore excursion. He was very knowledgeable, accommodating, and a very genial young man. The huge public market was a hidden jewel not to be missed. Book Michael, you'll be glad you did!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Joy! I'm glad you enjoyed the day so much. I hope you had an amazing time on the rest of the cruise. Best Wishes From Ireland.

Gary Schneider

United States
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Tour: 6 Day Private Tour From Dublin (5 days touring & 1 free day!), Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 14/18

Tour was excellent. Michael was very helpful and informative. The only suggestion is to provide a little more history and folklore.

Deborah McDaniel

United States
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Tour: #310725, Ring Of Kerry Day Tour From Killarney - Experience The Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 11/18

Mike was Awesome! We were a party of six & Mike took such good care of us. We did the Dingle Peninsula & the drive was spectacular. Mike was very knowledgeable about the area & Ireland. He also gave us great ideas for the rest of our trip. Thank you Mike!

Julie T.

United States
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Tour: #220346, Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Cork! Blarney, Cork City and Kinsale!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 8/18

Michael was great! He was very accommodating, from adjusting our starting time, to being sensitive to our preferences & physical abilities, to suggesting things off the standard itinerary. His best idea: skip the Blarney Castle/Stone to save lots of time - confirmed by disappointed fellow passengers who took ship tours. Could have used more time in Kinsale. Good shops (authentic wool & crystal) & fine place for lunch. Also liked seeing Lusitania graves at Old Church Cemetery. An interesting day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Julie. Thanks for posting such a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed the alternative stops we arranged to meet your wishes, and so glad you enjoyed lunch and the wonderful town of Kinsale. Best Wishes From Ireland.


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