James HeasleyUnited States
Our family went on a 4 day customized tour with Joe. We covered Southern Ireland hitting all main sites & some surprises. Our tour was very well organized & transportation was very comfortable for six adults plus luggage. Joe was fabulous, attentive, fun & knowledgeable about all thing Ireland. This was definitely a memory making trip & we can't wait to book our next trip to Ireland with Joe!
Bridget McGintyUnited States
I needed so much more than to be shown around Cork, I needed to know what it would be like to live there and Joseph was happy to oblige! If my persistent questioning exhausted him, he didn't let me know it! He was a generous host and knowledgeable tour guide. I was traveling with my five year old and Joseph's driving was safe and pleasurable. He was also patient and helpful as we climbed in and out of the vehicle and also helped capture some great photos of us that I'll cherish forever! Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Debbie, Thank you so much for your very kind review. It was my pleasure carrying you both earlier this month and I would happily do so again at any time. Wishing you both the very best of luck in your proposed move to Ireland and I hope you find the place of your dreams I’m south or west cork. With warmest regards, Is mise le meas (From me to you with respect) Joe
We have so much fun with Joe!! We really recommend this tour and Joe was the greatest guide, he stopped evrywhere we want and told funny stories about Ireland. 10++ :)
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mari, Thank you all so much for travelling with me. It was a pleasure to show you around Wicklow for the day. Happy new year to you all and I look forward to welcoming you all back again soon. Kindest Regards, Joe
Sam MosolinoUnited States
Joe was a very knowledgable guide for our shore excursion into Killarney and the Ring of Kerry. Was able to fit in all of the highlights from the time we pulled into port until the time we had to leave.
Nina CerdaUnited States
Joe was knowledgeable and friendly. He went over and above to accommodate all age groups (14 to 82). The van was extremely clean and comfortable. We would definitely take a tour with Joe again and recommend him to all our friends. Great day touring the area we fell in love with the countryside.
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.
Naomi RoyWoodstock, CT, United States
We were traveling by ship and Joseph was ready and waiting for us when we disembarked:) we got off early so he helped us beat the crowd to Blarney Castle which was beautiful. The vehicle was very comfortable and Joseph's stories were fun and informative. We stopped at Blarney Woolen Mills to shop and Kinsdale for lunch. Nicely paced day in a beautiful part of the world. We made it back to our ship easily:) I can easily recommend Joseph W. to give a great tour... he is charming and knowledgeable!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Naomi, Thank you for your review. I hope you and your family are enjoying Dublin and the rest of your cruise. Wishing you all safe and happy travel. Kindest regards, Joe W.
John MitchellUnited States
Joseph was fantastic! He was witty, informative, accommodating and ensured our party of 6 had a wonderful 4th of July! He brought us to Blarney Castle early in the morning which enabled us to avoid the long lines caused by large tour buses. We visited the Blarney Mill, had a wonderful lunch in Kinsale, and explored the countryside. He brought us to a 9/11 memorial site that was so touching to witness. Our cruise ship wasn't aware of this site. We strongly recommend Joseph to anyone visiting Ireland!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear John, Thank you for your very kind review. I’m delighted that you enjoyed your day tour. Kindest regards to you and your fellow travellers. Sincerely, Joe
Jeanne GregorUnited States
Wonderful tour guide, thoughly enjoyed it
Lynette SmithUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Dear Lynette, Thank you so much for your review of the tour taken last year. I really appreciate the review and look forward to welcoming you to Ireland in the future. Warmest regards, Joe
We were 4 adults on a tour of Cork, Blarney castle and Kinsale. Our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. He was a very good driver and very attentive to our needs. It was his first or second tour with tours by locals and he tried out some new things like a ferry ride, (great and cut back a lot of time allowing for an extra site visit) and a very cool memorial site that you would not normally visit. All in all a great day!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Donald, Thank you for your email, review and information on how to improve this tour to the standard I strive to give guests. I was sorry to read about your mothers recent ill health and I wish her a speedy recovery. The tour is set up to allow minimum time in the vehicle and maximum time at sites. You had stated your preference was to spend time at the Wollen Mills and I gave a history of the castle and stone on the journey there. I will change this in future. Thank you for your helpful feedback.
Tammi CurranUnited States
Joe was the perfect guide in every way! He was on time, the vehicle was immaculate, and he could not have been more gracious and entertaining! He happily accommodated our pace and gave us so much interesting information along the way. He really was perfect and we would recommend him without hesitation!
Michael GoefronUnited States
Joe was a great guide; showing us his favorite places in Cork, Kinsale & Killarney as well as telling us stories about each place. He was also a very patient and considerate guide since a member of our tour was disable and needed more time getting around. He also arranged for some fun stuff for us to do on tour like a horse carriage ride through Killarney National Park. We look forward to our tour with him when we visit Ireland again.