Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Dublin-Ireland by Tour Guide Jim D. (Guide #18544)


Tsuriel Horin

Israel
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Tour: #406059, Dublin Highlights Half Day Tour, Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 8/19

very pro and kind

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank You Tsuriel. Israel and Ireland ... very similar in so many ways. Great fun. Thank you for the words.

John Doornbos

United States
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Tour: #409812, Full Private Day Tour of Wicklow and Glendalough, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 2/19

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you John. I am very glad you all had a great day.

Robin Russell

Stafford, QUEENSLAND, Australia
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Tour: Itinerary for Robin Russell, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 9/19

Jim is very knowledgeable, so his tours were both interesting and informative. Jim was flexible and adapted the tours to our wishes and constraints. We are so pleased that we engaged his services. In my opinion, he is the perfect tour guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Robin, I very much appreciate the feedback. I really enjoyed meeting you and escorting your family through the city. Kind regards Jim

Patricia Schmidt

United States
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Tour: #410628, Dublin Full Day Private Panoramic Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 4/19

Thoroughly enjoyed our day with Jim exploring Dublin! He was very knowledgeable and his personality made the day fun! He was very flexible with our schedule when we wanted to shop or explore something of interest that wasn't planned. Overall, a magnificent day!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Patricia. It was great craic meeting you. Flexibility is the key for sure.

Karlene Putnam

United States
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Tour: #410628, Dublin Full Day Private Panoramic Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 3/19

We had a great day with Jim. Would request him again if I get back to Dublin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Karlene, It was great fun. Thank you, ye were a great party.

Tammy Coxen

United States
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Tour: #409813, Emerald Isle Highlights 3 Day Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 6/19

Jim was fantastic! He was the perfect combination of knowledgeable and entertaining, and kept our ears filled with stories that made the drives from place to place as interesting as the stops. He got to know us and adjusted the tour to reflect our interests. I came away feeling that I really understand Ireland and the Irish people now, and have many great memories and pictures. And we ate very well too, with great lunch stops on the tour and excellent dinner recommendations.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: YAY! *clicks heels in happiness* ... thank you Tammy. Success. I set out to personalise and adjust to the people. My tours are about the clients for me. I hope to see you again in August.

Ronnie Roland

United States
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Tour: #406059, Dublin Highlights Half Day Walking Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 14/19

Our tour with Jim exceeded our expectations (and we have been on a LOT of tours!) He was enthusiastic, knowledgeable and immersed us deeply into "the real" Dublin...exactly what we wanted. We hit the "must see" areas, but explored unique and hidden treasures as well. We highly recommend this tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you _ I really enjoyed it. It is all about engagement. Much appreciated.

Michael Martindale

Canada
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Tour: #405992, Private Gourmet Dublin Food Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jan 8/19

Jim was an absolute blast, we had a wonderful tour and his knowledge of Irish history, food, and 'beverages' was a real treat. Our friend had not done a tour like this before and it has changed their future travel planning. We had spent 2 days in Dublin earlier in the week but his 3 hours were the highlight of our Irish trip. His story telling and personal inputs were simply fantastic! Highly recommended and we will not be back without Jim!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Michael! I really enjoyed the tour also. It was great. Hi to Sam, Jeff and Lexene! See you next time here and we have round two!

Tom Waclawik

United States
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Tour: #405992, Private Gourmet Dublin Food Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 23/18

We went on our honeymoon to Ireland in 1982 and the food was really bad. That has changed ENTIRELY. TODAY Dublin (and all of Ireland) is a foodie paradise. Jim D.'s food tour (4 adults) It was really fantastic. We walked around to various places; had oysters and bloody Marys, steak and burgers, Irish cheese, and ice cream. What a time we had with Jim--a really foodie expert. IN addition to food, we talked about Irish history, culture, and politics. It was so fun. Go on a tour with Jim and have a blast.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mary Ann, Thanks for the review. We really create a revolution, and are again, in the last 30 years. I was there at the beginning and now get to take you around to old friends and new ones. The founding mothers, for they are all women, and the new 'hipster' crew doing it all again.

Dale Moyer

United States
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Tour: #405992, Private Gourmet Dublin Food Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 26/18

We came into Dublin and had and had free time that evening before we started touring the next day. Jim has a private gourmet food tour of downtown Dublin that looked like a good way to be introduced to the local food scene. What a perfect way to start our trip! Jim is a wealth of knowledge about Ireland and Dublin. We loved hearing about the history and local lore of a country. He also tailors the tour to your tastes, we had locally sourced cheese and meats, and organic wines, Great fun thanks Jim!

Sandy Sasso

United States
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Tour: #410628, Dublin Full Day Private Panoramic Tour-Sasso, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandy, I am glad your party and you enjoyed the tour.

Sandy Sasso

United States
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Tour: #406059, Private Dublin Literary and Pub Walking Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sandy, I am glad your party and you enjoyed the tour.

Sandy Sasso

United States
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Tour: #409812, Half Day Private Tour of Wicklow - Sasso, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 3/18

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Sandy, Thank you for the review. If there was something missing from this tour could you contact me about it. You gave the other tours five stars and this one four stars. If I made a mistake or something was missing please let me know. Kind regards Jim

TOURSBYLOCALS RESPONSE: ToursByLocals is committed to 5-Star tour experiences and we appreciate any learning opportunity to improve the quality of the service we offer our customers. We take all feedback seriously and have, as always, attempted to clarify with our customer if there was anything our guide, or ToursByLocals, could have done differently to have made this tour a 5-Star experience.

Stacie Fredriksson

United States
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Tour: #410628, Dublin Full Day Private Panoramic Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 12/18

Excellent afternoon walking the city and learning about the history of Ireland and Dublin. Jim was friendly and a wealth of knowledge!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Stacie. I am delighted you enjoyed it. Have a great tour, regards Jim

Michael Nusbaum

United States
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Tour: #409812, 6 Hour Private Tour Mike Nusbaum, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 10/18

First time trip to Ireland and we wanted to see some sites outside Dublin. Email communications with Jim prior to the trip including changes to pick up spot were always promptly responded to by Jim. He picked us up promptly in a nice clean car. As we got underway he asked a few questions and off we went. We felt like he read our minds. The 6 hour tour exceeded our expectations and was a perfect exploration of the areas north of Dublin.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Mike (& Joe) ... it was great fun. I enjoyed the blank canvas itinerary and loved getting to feel you guys out. It worked really well. Come back soon. Regards Jim

Sharon OConnell

United States
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Tour: #404801, Airport Transfer & Quick Orientation Dublin Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 18/18

What a wonderful way to start our trip to Ireland! Jim did an excellent job of communicating with us before we arrived, to let us know when/where he would meet us. Being picked up at the airport and then driven to our place of stay made the beginning of our journey so nice. Then, Jim took us on a 2 hour tour (not including the time from the airport) around Dublin. He is very knowledgeable and gave us an excellent overview of the people, customs, history and life of the Irish. We would highly recommend!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you Sharon. I love meeting Holly, Sean and yourself. It is easy when the guests are wonderful people. The time does not matter we got off to an early start. Enjoy the week and the sunshine!


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