Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Dublin Ireland by Tour Guide Garvan R. (Guide #2888)


Jim Henderson

United States
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Tour: #154918, Full Day in Dublin - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 18/18

Garvan is simply a wealth of information. He shared his passion for Ireland, its people and its historical culture with us in a meaningful and enjoyable manner. We would not hesitate to recommend him as a guide, He is truly excellent.

Shauna Holroyd

Canada
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Sep 17/18

Garvan is exceptionally knowledgable, but more importantly, he delivers the information in a manner that is so interesting, dramatic and captivating, and very accessible. We loved our tour!

Corlanne S.

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 31/18

Fantastic to spend the day with someone so enthusiastic about the history of his country . Garvan has a pleasant demeanor and great sence of humor. His preparation was apparent since we stayed off the beaten path he lead us from our hotel and dropped us in an ideal location to meander back. First class day!

Marie Klipfel

France
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 24/18

Just perfect guide and tour; Garvan made the tour very interesting for everybody; adults and kids (12 and 9). He did his best (thanks for your french!!!) to made this activity very attractive and very funny. The tour was very interesting because in 5 hours we lerned the essentiel about irish history and irish way of life!!!

Clark Convery

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 23/18

Outstanding Tour from a Fabulous Guide! Highly recommended for all!

Ed Carhart

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 22/18

Garvan provides a comprehensive overview of central Dublin. He made the history and culture come alive with dramatic and humorous storytelling. Our visit to two Dublin pubs gave us time for beers and whiskey along with discussion time about issues facing contemporary Ireland. Garvan has a wealth of knowledge along with a young spirit. Our group highly recommends him.

Linda Fucci

OPELIKA, AL, United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 9/18

What a wonderful 3 hours! Garvin was fun and funny, extremely knowledgeable, so very personable. We learned so much about the history of Ireland. The time spent with Garvin made our coming days in Dublin so much more enjoyable.

David Baum

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 18/18

Garvan is simply a great guide. Passionate, informative, fun, well humored, prompt and inspiring. Have used his services twice and cannot wait to do so again. He is a true Irish treasure.

Susan Vaughan

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 4/18

We are extremely experienced world travelers and Garvan was literally the very BEST tour guide we have ever had, hands down. Beyond just the sheer breadth and depth of his knowledge, he was truly fascinating, making history come alive and show how relevant it was to Ireland today. We came to FEEL Ireland's history, not just learn about it. One example among many— his explanation of the Potato Famine (when seeing the public art installation Famine) and its legacy today was terribly moving.

Gary Ayers

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 29/18

Five stars is not enough praise for Garvan. This man truly loves Ireland and Dublin. Tour was ideal in length and sites visited. Another definite plus----it didn't rain! On top of all Garvan's knowledge he also sings. We would have absolutely no second thoughts about using either TOUR BY LOCALS or Garvan again. Gary & Trish Ayers

Sondra Ettlinger

United States
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Tour: #184543, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours + transport - [Shore Excursion], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 27/18

Garvan was great at giving us just the right amount of history behind the places we visited. We learned a lot about Ireland, and he did an especially good job of relating his stories to the places we visited. His enthusiasm was contagious and we found this to be an excellent tour. Pacing was just right.

Hugh Blades

Barbados
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 15/18

Garvan was a pleasure to deal with from the word go! He responded promptly to my queries. He was waiting for us at the meeting point and immediately we knew we had made the right choice. Garvan is pleasant, friendly, well dressed, full of knowledge and a great sense of humour. Our morning spent with Garvan was just lovely and I would highly recommend him to anyone visiting Dublin.

Linda Mahony

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 2/18

Garvan was wonderful! We met him as soon as we arrived in Ireland. You can tell he is passionate about the history of this amazing country. We learned so much from him and he gave us fantastic tips on what to do during the rest of our stay. We can't thank him enough. I can't imagine a better guide. He even told us to contact him any time during the rest of our stay if we wanted any information. Such a wonderful welcome to the city!

Roberta Potter

United States
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Tour: #154918, Full Day in Dublin - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 25/18

Garvan was on time , personable, knowledgeable, entertaining and an all around great tour guide. He was flexible to our needs and made our full day private tour very enjoyable.

Gary Stephenson

United States
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Tour: Pub Crawl - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 24/18

We had a delightful time with Garvan as our guide. He was prompt and very knowledgeable. We especially appreciated his discussion of the local culture. He customized our tour to meet our needs and desires.

Katherine Geerdes

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 8/18

We had an amazing day learning more about Irish history and exploring traditional Dublin pubs with Garvan. Thank you Garvan for the fun, informative, and wonderful way you combine the two. This tour is not to be missed when in Dublin!

Lori Smith

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 4/18

Awesome tour!! We loved every minute of it!! Garvan was wonderful and he made the tour interesting and fun!!

Chris Millias

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Apr 22/18

Garvan was an amazing tour guide! Not only did he take us to all the must see sights, he had the locuasious ability to provide the history in an entertaining way that took us back in time. We laughed with him throughout and he even brought us to tears at "The Castle" Didn't feel like a tour, felt like a great time with a new friend. If your going to Dublin, you have to ask for Garvan!!

Sharon OConnell

United States
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Tour: Songs & Stories tour of Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Apr 19/18

We had a wonderful walking tour with Garvan of the city of Dublin - highlighted by stories and songs! Garvan is very knowledgeable of Ireland and you can tell that he is very passionate about his homeland. He made history come alive with his stories (OK, some of them may have been slightly exaggerated - but who lets the truth interfere with a good story?!) We also learned about famous Irish musicians and had a wonderful guessing game of "Who sang this?" We only wish the tour had been longer!

Catherine McKechney

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 30/18

Garvan was simply amazing. Smart, funny, enthusiastic and passionate about Ireland. My 28 year old son and I were fascinated from beginning to end. He was very generous with his inside knowledge of the city and we were sad when our tour ended and we had to say goodbye to our new friend. If you have only one day in Dublin spend it with Garvan.

Angela Mastriano

Brewerton, NEW YORK, United States
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Tour: #154918, Full Day in Dublin - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 26/18

Garvan did an excellent job showing us the sights of Dublin. He was very knowledgeable and pasionite about his homeland. He was organized and helpful. I would highly recommend him if you are going to Dublin. He made our day perfect.

Duane Dick

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 9/18

Walking Dublin with Garvin was super 'craic'. He is smart, fun, and very tall so he is easy to pick out in a crowd :-) Also, there was a student demonstration the day of our tour of Trinity Library and it was temporarily closed -- Garvin was quick-thinking and took us for a quick side tour of a nearby museum until the Library was reopened. He went about an hour overtime at no extra charge due to the inconvenience. I highly recommend him.

Jeff King

Westfield, MA, United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Feb 2/18

Garvan was exceptional in every way! Not only did he show us the highlights of Dublin, he helped understand the complex history of his beautiful country. Garvan shared the colorful stories of Ireland's past in a way that enabled us to feel, touch, and experience for ourselves the heroic events of the past. I give Garvan the highest rating possible and I recommend him to all who wish to make their trip to Ireland unforgettable.

Lauren S.

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jan 20/18

Garvan was an outstanding guide! He is very knowledgeable in both history and libations. We especially enjoyed his singing. It is well worth your time and money to book this tour.

Marco Handschin

Switzerland
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Dec 1/17

My wife and I took the tour in early December and we enjoyed every bit of it. Garvan is a knowledgeable, funny and pleasant guide. Can't recommend him and this tour enough.

Patricia Lifrak

United States
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Tour: Pub Crawl - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Nov 27/17

Garvan is a wonderful guide, very knowledgeable, fun, informative, and accommodating. If you want to have a great time and memorable experience, we highly recommend this tour!

Patricia Lifrak

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Nov 17/17

Wonderful guide, excellent tour!

Bonnie Gundert

Canada
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Oct 19/17

Garvan was our guide for a private 3-hour walking tour of Dublin (group of 11 people). We couldn't have asked for a better guide to show us around! Garvan was enthusiastic, very knowledgeable about Ireland and was a lot of fun as well. The rest of the group thought that he was fantastic and I would recommend him to anyone else looking for a guide.

Jonathan Maltz

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Oct 19/17

Garven was an excellent guide & his tour was one of the highlights of our trip to Ireland. He had all the characteristics one looks for in a guide : promptness, pleasant & friendly, knowledgeable & enthusiastic.

Jacqueline Mayfield

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Oct 16/17

Garvan did a first rate job !

Rod Fallow

United States
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Tour: #154918, Full Day in Dublin - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 14/17

Garvan was terrific! He was educational and entertaining at the same time. The pace was good, we saw everything we hoped to see in one day. I have a new appreciation for Ireland's history and it's many characters - lots to love about Dublin and you cannot go wrong with Garvan. Following our tour, Garvan made great recommendations for dinner, horse racing, and pubs as well.

David Bray

United States
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Tour: Pub Crawl - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Oct 11/17

When you want the very best that is what receive

Brooke Deck

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 5/17

Garvan's 5 hour tour of Dublin was just what we needed for our first day in Ireland. The tour is a terrific overview of Irish literary figures, politics, social issues, and most importantly the battle for Irish independence. Garvan is funny, well read, and passionate about his country- all this makes him a phenomenal tour guide. His tour is a must for your first or second day in Dublin.

Jayne Weissman

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 19/17

We so enjoyed our day in Dublin with Garvan - not only was he extremely friendly, personable and engaging, his uncanny "spot on" knowledge of Dublin and Irish history was amazing! He's a walking encyclopedia of Irish history!! - not to mention quite a good singer!! He's a young man of many talents and we were privileged to have him as our guide - it was a wonderful day (and it didn't rain at all!!) and we'll recommend him to any of our friends who may travel to Dublin in the future!

Richard Fraser

Canada
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 2/17

Garvan had an incredible knowledge of the political history of Ireland which we enjoyed.

Eileen Zito

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 25/17

Oh boy, there isn't enough space here for me to totally explain the FANTASTIC tour Garvan gave us. His passion and enthusiasm are contagious as is his love of Ireland. We hung on his every word as he educated us. If you have only one day in Dublin and you're looking for a knowledgeable guide Garvan is your man, if you want to grab a beer and a whiskey I suppose you can do that as well but, you'd be missing out on a wonderful experience.

Lara Freeman

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jul 12/17

Garvan was very upbeat and was willing to customize the tour to do what we wanted to do! He was very caresmatic and was very knowledgeable about Irish history. We enjoyed our tour with Garavan!

Ginny van Hespen

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 10/17

Garvan led us on a walking tour of Dublin history, landmarks, culture, music, legends, and politics. Myself, my husband and our 15 year old granddaughter enjoyed his tour tremendously and gained a better understanding of the people. He sang songs to enhance stories, he told legends in a Gaelic voice, he took us to the location of historical events and directed us to traditional pub for lunch. Tours by Locals always delivers a great day, and Garvan held up that winning streak for us. Thanks, Garvan

Arthur Eberly

Greenville, SC, United States
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Tour: Two Tours of Dublin - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 30/17

Great guide and great tour. very informative. Did not rush Adjusted to our families interest

Karla D.

Asheville, NC, United States
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Tour: Songs & Stories tour of Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 24/17

What a special treat! Garvan kept us captivated from the moment we met him until we had to reluctantly say goodbye. His knowledge of Irish history and lore is limitless. Even our granddaughter was enraptured with his stories and we all thoroughly enjoyed the addition of music. Garvan even tailored our tour based on the other areas we would be traveling to later in our trip so that when we got to each of those destinations we already had a sense of place. He was exceptional in every way.

Leo Short

Lakeville, MN, United States
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Tour: Pub Crawl - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 23/17

Garvan did a great job on the pub crawl. When it was time for Mom and Dad to go home he kept the rest of the group going. Great Pubs and music! We all enjoyed is beer explanations and his great personality. I would definitely recommend him to others.

Leo Short

Lakeville, MN, United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 23/17

Garvan did a great job of adjusting our tour after a late start by us. He was real patient with us after we arrived late due to car issues. He is a great guide and really knows the city his Irish History. He was able to blend in serious and humor to make the tour great. Thanks Garvan! If we come back we will book you again.

Joan Braun

Canada
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 18/17

Garvan was very professional. He was thoughtful and caring and concerned about my safety. I am so pleased I selected him.He was fun yet very knowledgeable. I would recommend the company very highly to my friends. joan Braun

Marjorie Stanford

United States
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Tour: #154918, Full Day in Dublin - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 14/17

There are not enough superlatives to describe our day with Garvan! Our day started at the Molly Brown statue and Garvan sang "Cockles and Muscles" for us. Just an example of how Garvan made Irish history come to life. The day ended at Dublin Castle with the description of the ceremony where Michael Collins accepted Irish independence-and we felt as if we were there. Charming, knowledgeable, engaging, enthusiastic, funny and passionate about his country. He definitely made us want to come back soon!

Michael Creedon

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 31/17

He is incredible. He was right on time and met us at our apartment. The tour he put together was perfect and exceeded our expectations. He is very knowledgeable and a good communicator. We loved seeing the sights and hearing about the history of Dublin and Ireland. And best of all it was FUN! My wife and I had a great day.

Harlee McCourt

United States
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Tour: #216119, Food + '(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours', Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 30/17

Rating 5. Garvan is truly passionate about his country and the Irish people. He is also extremely knowledgeable about Irish history. He's a pleasant person with a good sense of humor. We learned a lot and along the way had lunch at a dinette frequented by locals, and stopped at a great ice cream store. We picked out Irish cheese from a local market and finished the day in a wonderful Irish pub where Garvan ordered several beer tasting samples which we drank with our cheese. A great experience.

Lauren Benkendorf

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 28/17

Garvan was a spirited, knowledgeable and lively guide. He brought the history of Ireland and Dublin alive with his guided tour of The city, Trinity College, parks and historical buildings. We all enjoyed our day with Garvan.

Torben Andersen

Denmark
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Tour: Songs & Stories tour of Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 26/17

The most amazing experience given by an unmatched skillful guide, Garvan. It was our first trip to Ireland. We came with the impression, that the conflicts between the Irish and the English were of a religious nature. But it came to our attention that there are completely different cultural conditions behind the tensions during the years between the two peoples. We are very grateful to Garvan

Torben Andersen

Denmark
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 25/17

It was our first trip to Ireland. We came with the impression, that the conflicts between the Irish and the English were of a religious nature. But it came to our attention, that there are completely different cultural conditions behind the tensions during the years between the two peoples. We are very grateful to the most amazing and incredibly knowledgeable guide, Garvan.

Gary Day

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 19/17

The five hour walking tour was the perfect way to get a great deal of history and knowledge about Ireland and the culture - and also the absolute best way to transition into the new time zone after landing that morning from the US. Garvan was fantastic. Very high intellect and energy level. He was flexible and adapted based upon our interest and energy levels. This was my son's second time to Ireland and he said he learned more about Ireland in those 5 hours than he did in prior tours. Highly recommend

Allyson Speaks

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 11/17

Garvan was fantastic! So knowledgable of Irish history and a wonderful story teller. This is one of the best tours we have taken from this company over the past 5 years. He is organized, considerate and a wonderful person to spend time with on your vacation. We only had 1 day in Dublin and saw so much of the city with him but did not feel tired at the end! You can't go wrong booking this tour.

Todd Thompson

United States
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Tour: #216119, Food + '(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours', Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 10/17

Garvan was fantastic. He was BOTH educational and entertaining, and having him as our tour guide was like being with our Irish cousin who has a history major. We learned so much about Ireland's history as well as Ireland's present. He introduced us to traditional Irish dishes and delicious foods. We enjoyed his company so much we booked him again for another tour before we left Dublin. I strongly recommend Garvan and this tour to acquaint yourself with Dublin and Irish history

Lisa Ball

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 4/17

Garvan was a fun and informative tour guide! My group and I had a fun afternoon with him. He's also flexible and wanted to know what our interests were. We could tell he's passionate about history and the story of Ireland, the Irish and of Dublin. We recommend him to anyone who wants a fun and leisurely walking tour.

Donald Derouin

United States
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Tour: Nearly All of Dublin in 5 hours, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 3/17

Garvan was outstanding! Would recommend him to any person looking for a great experience.

Joseph Jenkins

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 26/17

There are no guides more pleasant and knowledgeable than Garvan. He presents Dublin and Irish history with a passion.

Sarah Eden

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 5/17

Lisa Lancaster

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Mar 27/17

A fantastic tour! Garvin did a great job providing us with an amazing historical aspect of Dublin and Ireland. He was professional and very good with our sons.

Stephen Gardner

United Kingdom
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 19/17

An excellent tour! Garvan was personable, knowledgeable and good company.The history was sensitively explained and the choice of pubs was well received by our group. Garvan responded to our particular needs and questions with aplomb.We were so absorbed in the tour that the time went so very quickly. We will take another of these tours when next in Dublin. Grateful thanks!

Sylvie Brunelle

France
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Tour: Pub Crawl - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Mar 16/17

Super Guide We were 11, it was great. We kept him with us for dinner. Funny and expert. He has anecdotes.

Robert Southwick

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Mar 16/17

Garvan is an very knowledgeable and energetic tour guide. We learned a lot about the history of Ireland and Irish independence (a little too long though standing in one place for that part of the tour). After that we were on the move and saw a lot of wonderful sights. My girls really enjoyed Garvan's musical portion of the tour! His recommendtions on other sights and a spot to stand for the St Patrick's parade were greatly appreciated.

Gia Crecelius

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 7/17

We learned so much about Irish history while visiting important sites. We really enjoyed Garvan's enthusiasm. He really brought the stories to life. We would highly recommend this tour!

Derek Augsburger

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Dec 3/16

Garvan was fantastic! Great way to experience the city, have a few pints, and learn about Irish history. Thanks Garvan for a wonderful experience!

Megan C.

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Nov 28/16

Garvan is a delightful person and knowledgeable guide. My sister and I learned a tremendous amount about Irish history, saw the sights in Dublin and got a couple pints along the way (which also gave us a chance to learn about Irish beer and whiskey). The tour was a highlight of our trip and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone who is planning to visit Dublin.

Jordan Greenberg

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 28/16

Robert M.

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 10/16

Was a great experience. Garvan customized the tour to fulfill my interests and gave me some recommendations for sights to see on my own.

Roni Rihn

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin City in less than 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 6/16

I want to thank Garvan for an excellent walking tour of Dublin. My friends and I arrived in the morning and we weren't sure if we could last the 5 hour tour but it was so interesting that the time flew by. We learned about the history of Ireland including the uprising that took place at the GPO. Garvan told us numerous stories as we walked the streets of Dublin. We even had time to taste some beer. He is knowledgeable, funny, and has a wonderful gift as a storyteller. I am so glad we had this experience.

Gina Pratt

United States
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Tour: #154918, Full Day in Dublin - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 9/16

Garven was entertaining and very knowledgeable. He guided us through of of Dublin's highlights. We had a great day visiting this very interesting Irish city and look forward to returning and seeing Garven again.

Cecile H.

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 4/16

Our tour guide, Garvan, made this a very enlightening and enjoyable walking tour. Garvan's extensive knowledge of Irish & world history gave us a new insight into the Irish movement for independence & the Irish culture. Also, he was able to determine our particular interests, tailoring the tour and discussions around that. Ending the tour in a local pub to watch the last minutes of the All-Ireland hurling championship game made the tour even better! Would highly recommend taking a tour with Garvan.

Lorie Dunn

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin City in less than 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 2/16

Garvan was an entertaining and host and we thoroughly enjoyed out day in Dublin. Highly recommend:)

David Abrahamson

Evanston, IL, United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 27/16

We cannot imagine a better guide to Dublin's unique history than Garvan. He is a kind and considerate gentleman, possessed of an unusual combination of both extraordinary book smarts and playful street smarts. We are both somewhat disabled, and we were mightily impressed at how he was able to tailor our walking journey through Dublin at a pace so that we never felt uncomfortable. Moreover, his grasp of Irish history makes him a perfect companion to consider both Ireland's past and its future.

Alison O.

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 24/16

Garvan was fantastic, we had a great walking tour that he tailored nicely to our interests and energy levels!

Jack M.

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 12/16

This was our second trip to Dublin. I would highly recommend this tour as Garvan did a great job describing the history and showing us the significant sights of the area.

Maxine Baerwaldt

United States
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Tour: #154918, Full Day in Dublin + transfer [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 11/16

Garvan is a fantastic guide and has a sense of humor! He really did a great job walking us through Dublin and showing us everything that we wanted to see. I highly recommend using him for a tour in Dublin.

Judy W.

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 6/16

Great tour. Garvan was knowledgable and engaging. He was very attentive to our needs and interests.

Amy B.

United States
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Tour: #184543, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours + transport - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 5/16

Garvan was an excellent guide. He chose the places to visit based on our interests and was very knowledgeable. We really enjoyed hearing about his personal views as well.

Douglas Schiffer

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 5/16

Enjoyed our tour with Garvan. Walked and learned about the history of Dublin and how it fits into Irish history. Garvan is a historian storyteller with our tour having frequent stops at key locations to tell what happened there and why. I recommend Garvan as a tour guide, esp if you want to learn a bit along the way, not just see the sites.

Krista Parma

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jul 12/16

arvan was a wonderful tour guide! He was funny, had great stories, and was knowledgeable of facts in a way that engaged us all, from 7-41 years of age!

Janene Pruett

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin City in less than 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 12/16

Garvan is a young guy, but really knows Irish history, He is also a bit of an actor (what Irish isn't) and will read one of Yates' poems in such a way as to bring tears to your eyes. He was very flexible about what we wanted to do and when he found out we were interested in Donegal tweed, we were off to the McGee store where we bought several wonderful things from Donegal! Then we were off to a lunch place for Corned Beef and Irish beer.. Whatever you want to do in Dublin Garvan is your guide!

Janene Pruett

United States
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Tour: Pub Crawl - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jul 11/16

This was a great time. Garvan takes you to several of his personal favorite pubs. He recommended some local food at our request at one pub and it was delicious! He also ordered a beer flight at one so we could try several from light to dark, Garvan is very funny (like most Irish) and just a bunch of fun to be around, If you long for a local Dublin experience, this Pub Crawl will not disappoint!!

Lori Bassman

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jul 11/16

Garvan is terrific!

Richard Blum

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jul 7/16

What a wonderful afternoon!! Garvan is a very knowledgeable, personable and all around great guide. He tailored our tour to our interests and was thoroughly entertaining and informative. We took this tour on our first day in Ireland, just hours after arriving and although we were a little tired and jet-lagged, Garvan kept our interest and before we knew it, our time was up. I would highly recommend this tour.

Tom Balshi

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 4/16

Garvan was extremely informative, good historian and an excellent storyteller. We had a fun time with this enthusiastic, fun lad!

Jade Roth

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Jun 24/16

Garven was an excellent guide. Well informed and engaging, he tailored the tour to our interests and introduced us to fascinating places in Dublin we would not have found on our own. I would wholly recommend him to anyone interested in history, literature, current events or simply Dublin!

Bill Powell

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 22/16

Garvan was fantastic. My wife is not a history buff, but Garvan made it fun for her and my two older boys. He was knowledgeable, funny, and spent more time than allotted with us. We learned so much about Ireland in a short but fun time frame. One of the best parts of our trip

Linda R.

United States
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Tour: #184543, (Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours + transport - [Shore Excursion], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 9/16

Garvan brought Dublin to life. He has wonderful information and great stories about The city. We spent the entire day with him and loved every minute. Trinity College and The Book of Kells, along with the library are a must see. Highly recommend this tour!

Wayland Snookie P.

Wilson, NORTH CAROLINA, United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin City in less than 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 6/16

Outstanding tour/tour guide! Prompt, knowledgeable and entertaining. Impressive expertise on the history of the Irish people and the significant influences on historical events as they unfolded through the history of this Island/Nation. Highly recommended!!!

Barbara B.

GEORGIA, United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin City in less than 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 2/16

Garvan was a wonderful tour guide for Dublin--knowledgeable and so entertaining. He held our attention for the entire time and knew all the good stops. The 18-yar olds with us came away with a great appreciation for all things Dublin, including Molly Malone! We heartily recommend Garvan.

Clarene McCartney

United States
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Tour: #216119, Food + '(Nearly!) All of Dublin in 5 hours', Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 31/16

If you are looking for an interesting history of Ireland, while walking around Dublin, Garvan is your guy. He is extremely knowledgeable, entertaining and passionate, too. The Book of Kells and Trinity College are must sees.

Richard Oppenheimer

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 28/16

Guide was punctual, friendly, and very interesting. At times, we were felt a little rushed, and we were not shown all of the sights he advertised we would see. Although, I would recommend him.

Kristen Potuck

United States
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Tour: Pub Crawl - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: May 20/16

Great tour. Guide was extremely knowledgeable and accommodating to my personal interests. Would highly recommend.

Diane Northup

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 13/16

Garvan was an excellent guide. He was extremely knowledgable about Irish history and presented it in such an interesting way. In addition he was charming and friendly and made our walking tour in Dublin very special.

Jennifer Cox

United States
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Tour: #187075, Sights & Pints Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 7/16

Garvan could not have been a more welcoming, knowledgeable and FUN tour guide for our Sights and Pints tour. My father and I had never been to Dublin before and needed to hit the high points while also experiencing less touristy areas and pubs. We enjoyed pints, specialty coffee and the food market (with incredible cheese) in addition to getting a thorough lesson in Irish history with a wonderful guide. Thank you again - we would recommend Garvan to anyone traveling to Dublin!

Ted Pintar

United States
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Mar 6/16

Garvan is a great tour guide. Very entertaining. Highly recommend

Martin H.

United Kingdom
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Tour: Fantastic Walking tour of Dublin! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Feb 6/16

I would rate Garvan 5 out of 5. Knowledgable, personable and interesting. Would definitely recommend.

Diane A.

United Kingdom
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Tour: #154918, Full Day in Dublin - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Dec 19/15

Garvan is a wonder of a tour guide. His optimism and knowledge about the history and future of Dublin/Ireland was heart warming and intriguing. We visited prime landmarks where his gift was the strongest - and then we found unique market/coffee house - where we shared new foods, learned about coffee brewing, and how to drink a Guiness. He even called the Gate theatre to get us tickets. Absolutely wonderful, charming, gracious and fun! And he sings! I hope to tour with him again.

Lena Camperlengo

United States
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Tour: #154918, Full Day in Dublin - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Dec 6/15

The best private guide we have ever had. Garvan has the perfect mix of passion, knowledge, story telling and song singing mixed with a seamless spontaneity that resulted in the best tour we've ever had. Thanks Garvan!

Jane Casavant

United States
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Tour: Dublin City in 2 days - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Nov 25/15

Garvan was a fantastic guide for the "Dublin in Two Days" tour, which is a perfect option for a first day arrival as well as the second day. He is extremely knowledgable, entertaining, and made the city come alive for us, as well as giving us great hints about what to do and where to go during the remainder of our visit. He even managed to bring the sun out! We could not have had a better guide. A+++ thanks, Garvan!

Richard Cleary

United States
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Tour: Two Tours of Dublin - [private tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Nov 21/15

Garvan was entertaining for a small group consisting of senior citizens to teenagers. He was very knowledgeable and could answer any questions put to him. He quickly adapted when things out of his control, did not go as planned. He even has a very good singing voice and is not shy about using in on street corners. He made our Dublin experience very enjoyable!

Michael Foucher

United States
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Tour: Dublin City in 2 days - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Nov 17/15

Great time and superb job by Garvan on our two day tour of Dublin. Perfect way to get a primer on Irish history and navigate the city. Garvans passion for and knowledge of Irish history are evident. His knowledge of the Book of Kells alone was quite impressive. We were so glad we booked with him as it was more like walking around with an old friend than your typical tourist type experience. Highly recommend him if you're headed to Dublin, you won't be sorry!

Desi Tucker

United States
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Tour: #19629, (Nearly!) All of Dublin City in less than 5hrs! - [Private Tour], Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 19/15

I couldn't imagine a better guide to see and learn about Dublin. Garvan was absolutely fantastic! He was funny, informative and made my trip to Ireland unforgettable. Very enlightening and enjoyable experience and I hope to bring my kids back someday and we'd hire him again!