Kenneth A.Fairview, 16415, United States
I highly recommend Helena for her upbeat attitude and enthusiasm. She certainly crafted a personal tour for our diverse family. Her English was excellent. Helena is also very knowledgeable about local history. Certainly catered to our foodie desires for local specialties. Went way beyond our expectations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi . Glad you enjoyed the day Restaurant was Farmgate. I am saving the car bomb for Christmas!!! Helena
Michele RaikenUnited States
Helena was an excellent guide who was very personable. She listened to our needs and then proceeded to incorporate them into the sights in Cork we should see. She was also able to give us a history of the Jewish people in Cork and proceeded to point out a bridge named after a women who saved 200 Jewish children in the Holocaust.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Yonnie PopeUnited States
We enjoyed our tour of Dublin with Helena. She is a delightful person and the conversation was easy. We gave her a list of places we wanted to see ahead of time and we accomplished that and more. She was very knowledgeable of the area as well as the history. When she took us to museums, she went in with us and was our personal curator. If we ever go back, we will definitely ask for her again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much....
Bradley HymanHemet, CA, United States
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Terence McSweenyUnited States
Helena met me and my wife promptly at our hotel as agreed. We found her to be very engaging as well as very knowledgeable of both past and present Cork. My family originated from the area and she was able to give a good history in their dealings as well of that of many other area families. She spent time taking us to many important structures to Cork as well as pointing out many fine places to take a meal and Pubs to take a pint. You could tell she really enjoyed what she was doing. Thank you Helena
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wonderful. Thank you...
Mary Ellen RichardsonCanada
Helena was a terrific tour guide for my family of four. She understood what we wanted to see and made sure we saw what we wanted. She was very knowledgeable and answered our many questions Thank you
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much...
Helena was excellent. Her knowledge of Cork, it's history, the important institutions and sights was superb. She is most pleasant and so easy to learn from. She chose all the most important sites including the English Market, University College of Cork, the old French quarter, the 2 major cathedrals and the shopping areas. We would highly recommend Helena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much..
Jacqui McAleerUnited Kingdom
Great service before from Helena so quick to respond to my emails and questions. Great evening as everyone who went really enjoyed it. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much....
John LillyUnited States
Helena was an excellent guide. We only had the one day in Dublin and wanted to see as much as we could. We spent 6 hours walking and saw many wonderful sights. And had a fine lunch in a restaurant I would not have found myself. Helena was a font of information about Dublin and its history. We had a wonderful time.
Our walking tour with Helena around Dublin was fabulous. It was informative and did not feel rushed at all. Helena was happy to answer any questions and very flexible with the itinerary. She arrived at our hotel on time and from then on was friendly, cheerful and knowledgeable. We thoroughly enjoyed our day - even tho it was a little on the chill side - and would def recommend a tour with her. Thank you Helena - we had a wonderful day (stopping in at a bar to have an Irish Coffee to warm up was a bonus!!)
Joseph BakerUnited States
Helena was engaging and kind. This was the perfect way to spend our first day in Dublin.
Excellent tour. Wish it was 2 hours longer. Knowledgeable, fun, witty with lots of inside information. Need to go back to spend time at the things we were really into. A great overview with lots of history. Helena was absolutely amazing.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much...��
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Elly CarrereUnited States
My tour with Helena this afternoon was fantastic!!! Definitely a five out of five! She was knowledgeable and so considerate! I would definitely book a tour with her again!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you, glad you enjoyed it...
Debbi MichaudUnited States
Helena was awesome and very knowlable we loved her very stormy day and she kept us interested and smiling!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much...you were lovely company.
Enrique FernandezDominican Republic
Helena is the perfect guide and companion. Knowleadgeable about Ireland and Northern Ireland history. Friendly, accomodating, qoth a nice sense of humor. Strongly recommend herto host visitors to Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lovely, thank you...
Sally YatesUnited States
Helena was wonderful - very knowledgeable! She even kept our 14 year old grandson engaged for the entire 4 hours. Highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Lovely Thank you
John MarshallUnited States
Helena, was terrific! Very knowledgeable of Irish and European history and an amazing ability to make it come alive in a walking tour. Very punctual, courteous and professional. Would recommend her in a heartbeat to friends and family members.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much. Glad you enjoyed the day.
Janene PruettUnited States
This was a great day.! Helena knows her history and there is so much of it in this part of the world! She took us to Blarney Castle, which has SO much more to do than "kiss the stone"! Be sure to find the "Witch's Kitchen" or look for the "Fairies". Visit Jameson's in Cork, it's the real deal. Helena knows all the best around this part of Ireland. We had a great time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much.Glad you enjoyed.
Michael GoefronUnited States
Helena was a wonderful guide, showing me the sights of Cork. She was also very accommodating when I wanted to buy a souvenir that was off the beaten path (a local rugby shirt). I got to see places that were non-touristy that gave me the flavor of what it is like to live in Cork, not just visit. Also, she took me to have a REAL pint of Guinness :) - Mike
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you
Erle BrownUnited States
Helena talked a lot and sometimes it was unnerving. Her driving also was not that good. Drove fast then slow made both my wife and I a little nervous.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr Brown, thank you for your comment. I am sorry that you were somewhat disappointed. You will recall that on the tour day there was torrential rain and flooding on the roads and the car did chug a little bit with the damp and wet.No need to be nervous, I am an accomplished driver with no accidents,and familiar with our roads and weather. In relation to talking, it is a bit of a juggle as it appears some clients also complain that the guide does not talk enough!! Do call back to see us again.
Greg SteffensonUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: thanks for the 5 * rating.....
Jane TaylorUnited States
Our family, which included two teenagers and an 80 year old grandmother, thoroughly enjoyed our day in Dublin with Helena. Helena is personable, energetic, knowledgeable, easy-going and fun. She catered to our interests and took us through most of Dublin weaving together the city's ancient and recent history for us. We saw more and learned more in our day with her than anything we could have put together ourselves. We really covered the city and had a memorable day. Thank you.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wonderful, thank you and I am so glad that you enjoyed the day...
Louis DesorboUnited States
Helena was perfect. I brought my Wife, Mother and Sister on this tour. Helena was knowledgeable on many subjects. She is a great conversationalists, and very considerate. We will always remember this tour and our wonderful tour guide Helena.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Lou.
One of the best! Helena was great, and presented Ireland in a way that was very insightful and meaningful. Make us want to return for more.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much...a lovely day with lovely company.
Stephanie ZankichUnited States
Helena was wonderful! She was accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly. This was my family's first trip to Limerick so we enjoyed learning about the history of the city and seeing the local sights. I highly recommend taking her tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks so much for the lovely comment...
Barbara BannisterUnited States
Helena is very knowledgable about Limerick history and culture. During our tour she was very flexible about adapting her plan to our interests. She has a great sense of humor and provided just what we were hoping for in a tour guide - a lovely day visiting a beautiful city in Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: good
Leah BlachmanUnited States
A wonderful experience! Helena and I emailed prior to the tour and she was very conscientious about doing things I wanted as well as what she knew was intriguing about Limerick.She has a vast knowledge of history and shared her interpretations and views of local politics/economics etc.in a well versed manner. She walked and walked since I had said that is what I wanted. We ate lunch at a great pub and checked hurling scores in the afternoon! She made certain we were safely at the bus stop before leaving.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Wonderful! Thank you so much for your kind comments and it was lovely meeting you..
David BellUnited States
Helena did a fantastic job taking us around Limerick. She is a natural at being a tour guide. Very informative and kept us,moving to places she wanted us to see as well as getting to a few places we wanted to go. We enjoyed the Frank McCort museum and the girls there very much. And of course it was perfect to end at a great pub. Really nice place and we all enjoyed it. You can tell Helena loves doing this.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, lovely
Andrea GrayUnited States
Helen was on time and waiting at the dock with a comfortable car. She took us to places we specifically requested and we were happy with that. But she was not overly informative or forthcoming with anecdotes on the history and culture of the city. She left us at an upscale restaurant for lunch, though we might have liked a typical Irish pub or the like; and she did not stay with us for lunch. We spent an hour traveling around the outskirts of Dublin with no conversation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I'm surprised by your feedback - I thought I spoke constantly and pointed out things along the way - although in the car I sometimes need to focus on the driving. I suggested places to eat and you agreed with the choice I made in relation to a fish restaurant. I thought you would prefer to have lunch on your own, as it was a full day tour.