Peter DoyleUnited States
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 KeithUnited States
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 KeithUnited States
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-BarnhillUnited States
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 BilgerUnited States
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 BurchettUnited States
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 HenrikssonUnited States
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 TerkeltaubUnited States
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 GerberUnited States
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 WoodruffUnited States
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 BrottDallas, TX, United States
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 SchneiderUnited States
Tour was excellent. Michael was very helpful and informative. The only suggestion is to provide a little more history and folklore.
Deborah McDanielUnited States
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
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.
Jo Ann ArkinsUnited States
My family and I had a very enjoyable day with Michael. He customized a tour for us which included Blarney Castle and, at our request, a visit to The Donkey Sanctuary in Liscarroll. He was a very safe driver and knowledgeable tour guide. We never felt rushed and he allowed us to take as much time as we needed at the sites.
Katherine GeerdesUnited States
Michael is an amazing guide! He absolutely customized our tour for us. Michael showed us not only the famous views but also the eye-catching ones off the usual tourist path that we wouldn't have normally seen. Michael went above and beyond to ensure our day was exactly what we wanted. Michael gave us the perfect day! Thank you Michael!
A really lovely and informative day. Many thanks for being so understanding about our missed port, Michael, and for accommodating (quite comfortably, in fact) our Munich friends. We also appreciate your patience with our sudden photo stops. It's just too beautiful a country to not want to take memories home. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Jim DevineUnited States
Michael was a wonderful guide. He knew the area very well and shared his expertise. He also took us on quick side trips to see special things we never would have found on our own.
Michael MazurowskiUnited States
Mike W was a terrific guide on our visit to Killarney and Cork. We wanted a customized tour and he provided one for us. He is very knowledgeable and friendly. I would recommend his services for any touring purpose in the area.
Mary Ellen LuthyUnited States
This was a great opportunity for us to see the dingle area with a knowledgeable guide. Thank you Mike for a great day.
Kristin M.United States
Outstanding! Michael was easy to work with and a perfect travel guide. He arrived promptly at our agreed meeting location and accommodated all our requests. He has a deep knowledge of the area and Irish history and kept our party of 4 adults entertained. We all enjoyed a great day. Highly recommend!
Karl BaileyUnited States
Michael is a fantastic tour guide ... so easy to talk with and so full of historical and interesting information. We traveled with our elderly parents who at 80 years old needed that extra attention which Michael pleasantly provided. Great vehicle with lots of room.
The tour with Michael was absolutely perfect. He changed the schedule according to our needs and last minute requests without any problem. He knows an awful lot about Irish history and about the area, which was really vast, as we travelled from Clonakilty to Killarney driving up and down, back and forth to see all those marvellous sights. On the way he gave us so many ideas about other places to see that we will definitely go back asap and will contact him again for another great tour!
Sarah FeugillArlington, VA, United States
We had a fantastic day with Michael. He picked us up at our hotel in Killarney and we did a half-day tour for 4 hours getting to see many villages off the beat and path. We did sight seeing in Killarney and saw loads of scenery of the Dingle Penninsla. He showed us the best places to eat,drink, and shop downtown Dingle. We were able to make scenic stops and took fantastic pictures. He was polite, knowledgeable about the geography, history, politics, and very down to earth. We high recommend Michael!
Andrew SchofieldUnited States
Michael was a great guide. He had great suggestions while planning and we knew we were in good hands. Michael took general input on our objectives and developed a highly enjoyable day of sight seeing. He picked us up promptly and reviewed the plan to see Cork, Cobh and Kinsale. We then set off with his enthusiastic narration through out the rest of the day. He easily discussed both historical and current topics and was very engaging. We highly recommend him and would enjoy another tour with him!
Eliot BarnettDallas, TEXAS, United States
Linda DruckerUnited States
Michael was an incredible professional; informative and punctual. We began out tour with a. comprehensive historical overview of Ireland, Cork, Blarney Castle, downtown Cork for shopping and lunch in the seaport of Cork. Michael kept us entertained with his knowledge of history past and present. He was with us at all times and arranged for easy pickups making the day flawless. We enjoyed touring the countryside with its beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Michael was an A+ Guide and an A+ Experience
Linda NapiorskiUnited States
The guide was good but his timing was off as we started late and he kept being surprised by that. Other than that the tour was wonderful.
Christopher JacksonIslip Terrace, NY, United States
Michael was very knowledgeable, professional and always willing to go out of his way to show us all the sites. Highly recommend Michael!!!
Laura PedersenUnited States
Good tour. Guide had little interaction with us
Jon CrumrineUnited States
Michael was excellent. He got us to Blarney Castle before the crowds and was very knowledgeable about the town. Our ship was late for docking and he kept up to date on our arrival. We would highly recommend his guidance.
Andrea P.United States
Marvelous day with Michael! He is friendly, polite, professional, good sense of humor, very willing to be flexible with itineraries, and obviously cares about his guests and their comfort and enjoyment. I saw everything I wanted to, plus some delightful surprise extra sights and experiences. We had a wonderful, peaceful and delicious lunch at a lovely hotel in Kinsale. Michael is an expert driver on Ireland's roads, and has an outstanding sense of timing to "see it all" without hurrying. Wonderful!
Michael took me on a tour of Cobh, Cork and Kinsale. He pointed out the historical landmarks and described the history. He was knowledgable about ther area. And as a bonus he took me to the most southern point of Ireland with a drive of awesome vistas! Now I can claim to have been at all the farthest points of mainland Ireland! He's friendly and courteous.
Julie CostelloUnited States
We spent 5 amazing days touring Ireland with Michael. He was very personable, informative and a lot of fun. Our trip would never have been the same without him. We feel so lucky to have found him and couldn't imagine our trip without his insights, knowledge, and great recommendations. We really feel like we made a friend in Ireland.
Randi Cohen-AndersonUnited States
Fantastic tour guide, full of information,ideas, and personality , patient with kids and us asking tons of questions ! He stopped enough for fantastic pictures and bathroom breaks and hot chocolate too. Ask for Michael he was amazing ,added so much to our trip, we are so thankful we were lucky enough to get him as our tour guide! Easy to understand, knew the area of dingle and the ring of Kerry and took us to the areas buses could never get to . Awesome !!!!
Laurie S.Naples, FL, United States
Michael was a delightful Irishman to show us our first port in Ireland! His enthusiasm for his country and its people was contagious. We were two senior American couples on a cruise with lot of questions. He understood what we were looking for in our tour and provided it.
Michael was a fun and an informative guide. He knew everything about the area and delivered his tour in a high energy fun way, he kept it interesting and you can tell he truly loves his job. 5 star guide, you will not be disappointed. Bruce and Gail Reid Canada
Betty AlvaradoUnited States
Michael could not have been better qualified. He was friendly, very accommodating, and quite knowledgeable. He spoke clearly and projected his voice enough for all passengers to hear. His car was clean and comfortable. He found us great places for snacks and meals. He gave us time to ourselves.
Ann McCormickUnited States
We had a fantastic tour with Michael. He was professional with all logistics and went above and beyond in doing research and providing puzzle pieces in our quest to find family roots in remote villages. It was an excellent adventure and our family was fascinated by the ability to find an ancestral home, which may not have been possible without the help of Michael. I would recommend his service to anyone who asked.
Michelle GoetzUnited States
Our day with Michael was wonderful. His van is quite comfortable for our family of 5. We drove all around west Cork exploring my mother's family roots. He was very easy to work with & answered all my questions quickly during the booking process. We got so much more out of our trip than we would have on our own. Worth every penny.
Betsy McCarthyUnited States
Michael was fantastic! On short notice and with very little info, Michael helped us locate a great grandfather's home in a tiny Irish village. We were able to meet a great cousin and learn ancestral and local history, along with the gorgeous surroundings and Michael's comprehensive, yet easy-going and entertaining tour of the area. Thanks, Michael, for memories that will last a lifetime!
David WinklerShreveport, LA, United States
Michael gave us a great day. He was able to accommodate all of our requests and found a really nice resturant for lunch. We were able to cover a lot of country in a short time. Thanks Michael for giving us a really good tour!
Paulette MarcoulidesUnited States
What a great guide. Very knowledgeable and fantastic!! We loved every minute.
George BagdonUnited States
Michael has a wonderful personality and a great sense of humor which made the tour so special. His personal stories made visiting the sights even more memorable. He was very knowledgeable and kept us on schedule without feeling rushed. We would highly recommend him for anyone travelling in Ireland.
Excellent!!!!! Helpful and informativev
Tom HeyserUnited States
Michael is a stellar guide in every regard! Boundless knowledge, very congenial and keenly attentive to everything "your heart desires"... He especially excels in discerning the difference between the limited time on the tour and potential conflict with your "to do list". Absolutely top-notch!! Tom & Nicki Heyser
Michael FreedmanUnited States
If you are lucky you will get to tour with Michael. We had a not so pretty misty/rainy day yet had a great time. Beat the crowds to Blarney, a great local lunch in Kinsale and toured both Cork and Cobh with time to spare. My wife and I feel like we have found a new friend in Ireland! Oh yes, a very comfortable vehicle. Michael is a real professional guide and merits the 5 stars!
Theresa GardnerUnited States
Benjamin HuUnited States
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour of Muckross and the Ring of Kerry with Michael. We were a party of 5 adults taking a private shore excursion from a Princess Cruises British Isles cruise. We were very comfortable in his van, and greatly appreciate his ability to judge traffic and timing. He was able to show us all we wanted to see and make it back with plenty of time. Highly recommend to any fellow cruise passengers.
Linda R.United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour! Michael
Barbara DarlingUnited States
Michael picked four of us up at the Port in Cobh (Cork)(we arrived via cruise ship) and was a WONDERFUL guide; he knew Ireland in great detail and provided us with a wealth of information regarding the country. Michael made sure we seen exactly what we wanted and then some; Blarney Castle, Woolen Mills, Cork City, Kinsale and Cobh! I would highly recommend Michael to anyone wanting to see the southern half of Ireland! Thank you Michael for a great day!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for such kind words! You have made my day! It was a pleasure to meet you all! I hope you had a great time for the rest of your stay! Hope to meet you again some time!
MaryJo CutlerUnited States
Michael was extremely knowledgeable about the area, very willing to accommodate our needs and time schedule. His familiarity with the history, customs and geography was a real added value. He was extremely attuned to our interests and designed the touring accordingly. We would highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Maryjo! Thanks for your kind words and taking the time to write such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to travel with you both, and I am so glad you enjoyed the two days together. Best Wishes! Michael
Mark SchaeferUnited States
Michael was first-rate. Highly recommended. Knowledgable, kind and flexible. Great tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mark! I am delighted the enjoyed our tour to the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren Region! I really enjoyed the day, and hope to meet you on your next visit to Ireland! Thanks for choosing my tour! Best Wishes, Michael.
Denise KappUnited States
Wonderful tour! Very knowledgeable and pleasant! Lively conversation and fun to be around. We really enjoyed our day with Michael and would recommend him!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words! I really enjoyed our day together and hope to meet you all again! Best Wishes! Michael