Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Dublin-Ireland by Tour Guide Michael F. (Guide #5446)


James R.

United States
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Tour: #434522, Wicklow and Kilkenny City Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 5/19

Tour was very good and met expectations. Michael was personable and provided us with excellent commentary along the path of our tour. Only drawback was that the day was rainy certainly nothing Michael could control. We would definitely travel with Michael in the future if the occasion presents itself.

Mary Filippini

United States
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Tour: #212959, Megalithic Tour of the Boyne Valley, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 16/19

Stuart Bresee

United States
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Tour: #299346, Newgrange and Royal Meath Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 26/19

Michael came to our Dublin hotel, The Sherbourne, and picked us up for the tour. It was most helpful that he knew the Newgrange ticket system. He has a wealth of knowledge regarding the history of the Boyne River area. The lunch stop at Slane castle was a wonderful treat. We would highly recommend this tour. We booked this tour basically to see Newgrange but found the Boyne River area beautiful and full of history.

Lucinda Tischer

United States
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Tour: Newgrange Private Day Tour from DĂșn Laoghaire, Dun Laoghaire, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Aug 11/19

Michael was great. He knew to pick us up early for our visit to Newgrange. We avoided standing in a line that continued to grow behind us. I enjoyed his sharing some of Ireland's history with us along the way. He was a safe driver. I can recommend him to anyone.

Linda Byrom

United States
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Tour: #434522, Wicklow and Kilkenny City Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 29/19

We had a very enjoyable tour with Micheal!

Donna Lobel

United States
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Tour: #453256, Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 27/19

I can't even find the words to describe how wonderful the day we had touring with Michael. From start to finish everything was top notch. I was able to see the Cliffs of Moher and cross that off my bucket list. As an extra bonus Michael took us to tour the Burren and a stop at the Burren Perfumery for a delightful lunch. I highly recommend booking a tour with Michael.

Lee Williams

United States
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Tour: #212959, Megalithic Tour of the Boyne Valley, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 16/19

What a wonderful tour. Michael was superb! His knowledge of all the local historical and archaeological sites was impressive. He was very friendly and helpful as well. Allowed us to see what we wanted to see as well as things we may have missed if we hadn't taken a guided tour. I highly recommend this guide!

Lorretta S.

United States
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Tour: #212959, Megalithic Tour of the Boyne Valley, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 10/19

Our day outside Dublin w/Michael was fabulous. He got us to Newgrange before the crowds which allowed us more time to do other stops. His knowledge of the ancient sites, including Hill of Tara greatly enhanced our tour. He took us to the town of Slane and while the castle was closed (thanks Metallica!), we stumbled into the distillery of Slane on the castle grounds and fell in love with their whiskey. He also took us to smaller, out of the way stops and the Celtic Teaching Crosses. A great day!

Todd Bostwick

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 9/19

Michael's tour of the Boyne Valley Megalithic sites was very enjoyable. He is very knowledgeable about the ancient history of the region and he took us to all the sites we wanted to see in a one day.

Jamie Hood

United States
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Tour: #292761, Celtic Tour of the Boyne Valley, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 15/19

Michael provided the right amount of information that didn't overload us throughout the day. Not only was he very professional, but he was very kind and went above and beyond to make our tour fantastic!! It was the best tour we had while in Dublin.

Marsha Koenigsbauer

Canada
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Tour: #292760, 2 Day Tour - Newgrange and Wicklow, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 12/19

Michael was an excellent tour guide. He is very personable, knowledgeable and a very good driver. Our 2 days touring with him made our visit to Dublin especially memorable. We were very pleased with the number of places we were able to visit, yet never felt rushed. Both days were extremely enjoyable. I would highly recommend this 2 day tour with Michael. It was certainly a highlight of our visit to Dublin.

Michael Pittenger

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 18/19

Our Boyne Valley trip with Michael was a highlight of our trip to Ireland. A perfect day trip from Dublin. Michael is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and courteous. He also got a good read on our small group right away and conveyed the perfect level of detail about each attraction. Newgrange, Monasterboice, and the Hill of Slane were wonderful. We had time for Trim Castle at the end of the day, and highly recommend making time for that. And highly recommend Michael.

Scott Hansen

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 17/19

This was our third toursbylocals tour. This was everything we expected. He was extremely knowlegeable, accomadating and congenial. We had a wonderful day. We would highly recommend him.

Gary Fradkin

United States
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Tour: #144030, Wicklow Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 9/19

Michael is an excellent guide, and we thoroughly enjoyed our private Wicklow tour with him. Michael made great choices of places at which to stop, perfectly in line with the interests that we had expressed in advance. His vehicle is in perfect condition and extremely comfortable. Michael is very personable, and was able to tell us a lot about Irish life and culture. Wicklow is a very scenic area to visit, and we think it is unlikely that you could find a better guide to show you the area.

Kara Biggs

United States
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Tour: #453256, Cliffs of Moher and the Burren, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Feb 9/19

My daughter & I had the best time with Michael!! We booked a last minute trip to see the Cliffs of Moher. He was very quick with communication, right on time & a pleasure to spend time with. Perfect tour guide. We will always remember our lovely trip!

Steve Hall

United States
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Tour: #144030, Wicklow Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: May 6/18

Rosely W Singer

Brazil
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Tour: Belfast-Giants- Causeway-Carrick-A-Reed-Rope-Bridge, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Date: Apr 29/18

Very Nice person! Great guide! But he replaced our guide at the very last minute so sometimes he did not have the needed knowledge for this specific itinerary! We had a great day with Michael great scenic coast view!

Karen Rogers

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 27/18

Michael was a fantastic guide and we enjoyed the day very much. He was very knowledgeable about all the many sites we visited. We never felt hurried or rushed and Michael selected a very nice place for lunch that we thoroughly enjoyed. We can recommend him without reservation. We also highly recommend this tour -especially the site of New Grange. Definitely a must see.

Missy Nancy Parks

United States
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Tour: #212959, Megalithic Tour of the Boyne Valley, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Dec 29/17

The tour exceeded our expectations! Besides the posted itenerary, Michael worked in additional points of interest, even stopping for a walk across a 16th-century bridge that spans the River Boyne. An unforgettable experience!

Susanne Hayes

United States
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Tour: #292760, 3 Day Tour - Newgrange, Wicklow & The Giants Causeway, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Dec 2/17

Michael was great! We toured for 3 consecutive days. He was kind, patient and willing to please. My husband and I couldn't be happier! Thank you, Michael!

Bobbe Crapo

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Oct 18/17

Michael did an excellent job for us, balancing the history and the beauty of the Boyne Valley. His knowledge of the places we wanted to see and the events that took place there were excellent. And he pointed out some of the birds of the area that were of interest. He knew a great place for lunch, and he kept us comfortable during our time together. I highly recommend him as a guide for anyone visiting the Boyne Valley.

Carin S.

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 14/17

Michael is amazingly knowledgeable, accommodating and pleasant. Such a terrific guide!!!

Deanna Kirn

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 3/17

We were pleasantly greeted by Michael. His car was immaculate & very comfortable. When he found out we had ties to the College of William & Mary, he added additional info & a few extra stops pertaining to them. At each stop, he escorted us personally through the site providing history & context. Toured historical sites that spanned 1000s of yrs, saw beautiful countryside, & felt safe in his care. We appreciated his expertise & enthusiasm for the history of his native region. We highly recommend Michael!

Pamela Shortreed

Austin, TX, United States
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Tour: #212959, Megalithic Tour of the Boyne Valley, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Apr 1/17

If you are interested in the Boyne Valley, Michael is your guide. He was born and still lives there, very proud and knowledgeable about all of the sites. We found him a great person to spend the day with, flexible with the tour, and very helpful with any questions we had. Our best guide yet and we use tours by locals whenever we can.

Linda T.

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Mar 1/17

Michael worked hard to make the tour a pleasant, educational experience. We were all very pleased.

Anna J.

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Sep 16/16

Michael was great (nice, professional, charming, and informative). We loved the Boyne Valley. This was a great tour that covered a large period in history, from 5000 year old Newgrange to more recent structures. Michael was a great source on the history. Highly recommended! A fantastic day!

Phyllis Jackson

Montgomery, ALABAMA, United States
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Tour: #212959, Megalithic (Stone Age) Private Tour of the Boyne Valley, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Aug 22/16

Our day spent with Michael was a special treat. He is from the Boyne Valley area which meant his knowledge of the area is firsthand. He was very thorough and he modified the tour to meet our interest. We were even brought to his home for a visit with his wife who does amazing artwork using fibers. Michael made a comment that he was "following his bliss" as a tour guide.

Carole Pinstein

United States
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Tour: #144030, Wicklow Private Tour, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jul 12/16

We really enjoyed being with Michael. I highly recommend him.

Frank Hamilton

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 25/16

Craig Holland

United States
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Tour: #40361, Boyne Valley Private Tour from Dublin, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland    view tour
Date: Jun 23/16

Michael provided us with a fun and informative tour of the Boyne Valley. His knowledge of all the places we stopped at was incredible. His candor about the people we met along the way was refreshing and honest. Thanks for the visit to your brother's home, a stop my daughter really enjoyed.


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