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


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!

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!

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.

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.

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!

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!

Jo Ann Arkins

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 31/18

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 Geerdes

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 16/18

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!

James Gut

Switzerland
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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 10/18

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 Devine

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 7/18

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 Mazurowski

United States
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Tour: #220347, Private Guided Tour Of Cork City With Drive in Cork Harbour, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 22/18

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 Luthy

United States
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Tour: Dingle and Slea Head, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Sep 29/17

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
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Tour: #220347, Private Guided Tour Of Cork City With Drive in Cork Harbour, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 19/17

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 Bailey

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 12/17

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.

Gabriella Cabassi

Italy
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Tour: #310725, Ring Of Kerry Day Tour From Killarney - Experience The Wild Atlantic Way, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 10/17

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 Feugill

United States
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Tour: #310725, Half Day Dingle Tour, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 7/17

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 Schofield

United States
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Tour: #220347, Private Guided Tour Of Cork City, Cork Harbour, Cobh & Kinsale, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 6/17

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 Barnett

Dallas, TEXAS, 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: Aug 31/17

Linda Drucker

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: Aug 20/17

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 Napiorski

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: Aug 19/17

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 Jackson

Islip Terrace, NY, 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: Aug 7/17

Michael was very knowledgeable, professional and always willing to go out of his way to show us all the sites. Highly recommend Michael!!!

Laura Pedersen

United States
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Tour: Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Cork!, Cobh, Cork, Ireland
Date: Jul 26/17

Good tour. Guide had little interaction with us

Jon Crumrine

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 2/17

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
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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 20/17

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!

Alice Crawford

Canada
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Tour: #220347, Private Guided Tour Of Cork Area For Alice, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 17/17

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 Costello

United States
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Tour: Costello Tour! 5 days South of Ireland & Transfer to Dublin!, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Date: Jun 4/17

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-Anderson

United States
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Tour: 2 day Kerry tour: Ring & Dingle!, Killarney, Kerry, Ireland
Date: Jun 1/17

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
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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 9/17

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.

Bruce Reid

Canada
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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: Apr 22/17

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 Alvarado

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: Apr 17/17

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 McCormick

United States
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Tour: #220347, Private Guided Tour Of Cork City With Drive in Cork Harbour, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 14/17

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 Goetz

United States
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Tour: #220347, Private Guided Tour Of Cork City With Drive in Cork Harbour, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 23/17

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 McCarthy

United States
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Tour: #220347, Private Guided Tour Of Cork City With Drive in Cork Harbour & Optional Visit To Blarney Castle, Cork, Cork, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 11/16

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 Winkler

Shreveport, LA, 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 8/16

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 Marcoulides

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 3/16

What a great guide. Very knowledgeable and fantastic!! We loved every minute.

George Bagdon

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: Aug 27/16

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.

Sandra Rogen

Canada
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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: Aug 26/16

Excellent!!!!! Helpful and informativev

Tom Heyser

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 21/16

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 Freedman

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 9/16

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 Gardner

United States
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Tour: 2 Day Private Tour, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Date: Jul 3/16

Benjamin Hu

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 15/16

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
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Tour: #224129, Shore Excursion Tour For Cruise Passengers In Waterford: KIlkenny Castle & Waterford Crystal, Waterford, Waterford, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 11/16

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your review! I am glad you enjoyed the tour! Michael

Barbara Darling

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 3/16

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 Cutler

United States
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Tour: Two Day Private Tour From Cork: Kerry/Shannon, Cork, Cork, Ireland
Date: May 30/16

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 Schaefer

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: May 28/16

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 Kapp

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 12/16

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