Maria PadronKey Largo, FL, United States
Gerald was heaven sent. In the mist of the Corona-virus, he was constantly reassuring us. As a family, he found something for each of us to enjoy and went out of his way to make us happy. In spite of all the worries and concerns he gave us an experience of a lifetime. We can't wait to come back to Ireland and will 100% book him for the entire trip. Gerald is friendly, knowledgeable and very accommodating.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review . It was a pleasure to share a part of Ireland with you and your family.Thank you for sharing some of your wonderful family history with me and I intend to study in detail to history we spoke about . I love all those photos you have shared . Give my best to all and safe travel home . Gerard
Wendi HarrisonUnited States
Hiring Gerard as our driver/guide was absolutely wonderful! He made our entire trip very stress free, fun and he was a wealth of information. He met us at the Dublin airport, w/ a smile, and a sense of humor that never left during the 9 days spent with him. He efficiently switched itineraries when needed for weather, made excellent recommendations for restaurants, music- well, everything. We all agree, Gerard was the best decision we made, and the only way to really "see" Ireland. Highly Recommend! ��
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your wonderful review . It was lovely to get to know your family and your extended family living in Ireland . I just know you will be back . GEEARD
Stephen HannaburyUnited States
We had a wonderful day with Gerard. Beyond the spectacular scenery of the Ring of Kerry, Gerard, in his low key manner, shared lots of local information, lore, and places off the main route. We would definitely do another tour with Gerard.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for taking time to leave your review . It was lovely to share a part of Ireland with you .I hope you return with friends and family to one of the lodges at Sheen falls Kenmare and we explore even more . Gerard
Thomas ForlenzaUnited States
We felt the luck of the Irish as they say to have Gerard spend 2 days touring us around. He was as good as they come telling us everything we needed to know and more as well as taking us to spectacular places the tour busses can't even get to! Trust Gerard - he's top notch for sure.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thank you so much for taking the time to share your review . It was a joy to share some of my special places in Ireland . I am looking forward to your walking excursion of Ireland . !!! Gerard
Mary Jo LopezOceanport, NEW JERSEY, United States
Our visit to Cobh was so memorable due to the efforts of Gerard. We spent an incredible day touring the lovely countryside and visiting spectacular venues in Ireland, particularly link courses such as "Old Head". Gerard was able to take us to places on the various link courses that offered breath taking views. We had time to visit the Jameson distillery, and there we enjoyed seeing how Scotch & Whiskey are distilled. Gerard's vehicle was most comfortable and he played local music for us to enjoy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review . Your choice to visit the Old Head of Kinsale was a wonderful idea . As well as outstanding views ,an area so rich in history . Yes the whiskey another very important part of our culture . Jameson is a great visit . Thank you again and I hope in the future that we have a multi day tour of Ireland . Gerard
Larry ChanceyUnited States
Gerard was an outstanding tour guide. He was very punctual and has a wonderful personality. His recommendations for our tour were so informative and we had a great time throughout the day. Rating him with a 5 is an understatement. He definitely deserves a 10 rating. We would highly recommend Gerard to anyone that visits. Sincerely Don & Brenda Kyle
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for this wonderful review . It was great to share a little part of Ireland with you. Ireland is a small island and is a great place to explore . I do hope you fly back to Ireland and share the wonderful Wild Atlantic Way with me . All the best Gerard
Karen Lee RogersJEFFERSONVILLE, INDIANA, United States
Our tour guide Gerard S was better than we could of ever imagined a guide to be. He made the trip so good. He has a passion for Ireland and knows the history and sites to see. He was very helpful with all aspects of our travels We had a group of 9 so he had a driver with us Wym and Penn they were fantastic also. We have never toured a country as easily as we did Ireland and that is all because of touring with Gerald. Thanks Gerald the tour was perfectly stunning.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review . It was great to share my local place with you all . My aim is that we all learn on tour . Thank you . Gerard
Shawn DoyleGrand Rapids, MICHIGAN, United States
Us five adults had a "grand" tour with Gerard. He is laid back and adjust the day according to the discussion he has with the group. We saw many beautiful sights on the Dingle Peninsula but yet did not feel rushed. Gerard included tons of knowledge about all the locations.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you for your review . Dingle is a gem and it was lovely to share it with you all . Gerard
Thomas RottinghausUnited States
Very easygoing, willing to offer suggestions and adjust to requested changes in schedule. Safe, informative, and fun tour guide. Would request him again.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your kind words and review. It was a pleasure to tour with your family. Will look forward to your golf tour in 2020. Sincerely, Gerard
Suzanne RichardsonUnited States
Gerard is clearly one of the best ToursByLocals guides anywhere. We loved our two days with him, first on the Dingle Peninsula and then on the Beara Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. The second day brought lots of rain, wind, and fog but didn't stop us from finding stones, stones, and more stones and even seeing Skellig Michael. Gerard, let us know when you cut that first CD so that we can buy a copy.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your review . It was just a pleasure to share a wonderful part of Ireland with you both . The C D I guess I should go to work on that . Maybe over the winter . Thank you again Gerard .
William HedgepethUnited States
Gerard was exceptional! He was so gracious when we had a 4 hour flight delay that also delayed our tour. His stops and recommendations were amazing. His personality is truly charming and warm. We would want to tour with him again, no question. Heather
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much for your review . I am delighted you had a great tour . See you soon I hope . Gerard
Daniel RuzinskiRichfield, WI, United States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 Star Review . Hope your doing well in this sad time . Gerard
Lorretta S.United States
Our day with Gerard was fabulous! He made sure my son got his whiskey tasting at Jameson and kindly gave him some sample bottles of Kilbeggan since he hadn't heard of it, which meant we bought some to take home too! Gerard took us to the Ringfinnan Garden of Remembrance memorial for the 911 Firefighters outside of Kinsale. It was moving, and very kind of him to add the stop. Our time in Kinsale was great and his recommendation for a restaurant was excellent! I highly recommend Gerard!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review . I hope that Kilbeggin whiskey did the trick . I look forward to an extended tour of Ireland very soon . I have some hidden gems to share . Gerard
Steve LeshawUnited States
Gerard was extremely knowledgeable, and helped us enjoy our tour of the Ring of Kerry. His love of music and photography greatly enhanced the experience. We spent a truly delightful day singing and laughing together. Highest possible recommendation.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I thank you so much for your wonerful review . I am delighted you all enjoyed your tour around the famous ring of kerry . Looking forward to your golf tour in 2020 . You will find the best tour in the Southwest of Ireland on my list of tours . Gerard
John D.United States
Gerard has excellent knowledge, is highly accommodating and engaging. We look forward to our next tour with him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review . I want to thank you both for sharing your interests with me on this tour . I can only hope that you both will return to explore the West of Ireland with me . The Burren and Connemara. After all it is just a short hop across the Atlantic now . I am on my way to Ballyvaughan !! Gerard
Karen HensonUnited States
Gerard is the best! Our trip was made much more enjoyable by Gerard's guidance, safe driving, historical information, fun tales of Ireland, and wonderful singing voice. He sounds just like Neil Diamond! You will find Gerard to be patient and extremely kind...if he was ever frustrated with us he never showed it. He was always joyful and most helpful. When looking for a guide in Ireland, book with Gerard.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your lovely review . It was a joy to share this lovely country with you all . Thank you for your card and gift . Safe travel Gerard
Raylene ScholtensJackson, WY, United States
Gerard was very prepared and organized, and his personality added fun to the day. His car had a speaker system that allowed people in the very back to hear his commentary, a great feature for our group of six. We really liked the itinerary he planned for us since we knew nothing of the area, and he was articulate and interesting. We recommend him highly.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thank you so much for your review . I am so happy that you enjoyed your day . Gerard
Janice WiedekeUnited States
We were lucky to have a sunny day to tour the Dingle Peninsula. However, Gerard is a superb guide and would have made the trip great in the worst of weather. He is knowledgeable and he focused on our interests with humor and charm! It was a delightful day with him as a guide. No doubt it is a challenge to mold a trip on the spot to any group of new acquaintances. Every stop was well timed and informative.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Janice Thank you for your rating . Another great day exploring Dingle and Slea Head Gerard
Lois C.United States
Great guide. he was very low keyed but made sure we saw all the important sites. All his explanations were excellent and gave us a great understanding of the two towns of Ireland that we visited, include great tour of Blarney Castle. He was always waiting for us when we returned to the vehicle which was comfortable and very clean. He was a big help to my husband in navigating steps of Blarney Castle. recommended a great place for lunch. Highly recommend Gerard for your visit to Cobh and Kinsale
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much . It was lovely to share this wonderful part of Ireland with you all . It was great to Kiss the Stone and enjoy The Old Head of Kinsale .
Kenneth SitkowskiUnited States
Gerard was fantastic. Very knowledgeable, and showed us sites in Kinsale that I am certain we would never have seen with another guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Thank you , I was so happy that I could share Cork and the surrounding countryside with you all . I was delighted that I could secure a lunch booking at the Old Head of Kinsale . Truly a place apart . Gerard
Don CherinSan Rafael, CA, United States
Gerard is a lovely man who took very good care of us. I highly recommend him.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to share the Cork region with you both .The rain and strong winds, we could have done without . Thank you again and safe cruising on the Irish Sea .
Joni MarcusUnited States
We really enjoyed our traveling through the country side of Ireland with Gerard. He was very easy to chat with and had interesting stories to tell about the sites and just good natured conversation. He took us to some remote areas that we would have not experienced on our own. If you have a particular interest in something, he can research a good spot to see. I would definitely recommend using Gerard for touring!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Joni Thank you for your review. I am delighted you enjoyed the backroads of the West of Ireland . Sharing our stories and history was fun . Not to mention our lovely sheep and donkies . Thank you for touring with me . Gerard
Cheryl LebensUnited States
Absolutely awesome!! This was our first trip to Ireland and we had limited time. Gerard knew how to help us make the most of our time. He was friendly, flexible, knowledgeable...not to mention a great driver and photographer!! His love of history and the country are contagious and made our trip a time we will always treasure and not soon forget. We can't wait to come back...thank you Gerard!! We'll see you next time!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much Cheryl and John for such a wonderful review . I am delighted that you captured some super photographs along the lovely coast . I do look forward to your return visit and I know that Adare Manor was a highlight for you . Thank you again - Gerard
Terry JohnsonUnited States
First class tour with a first class driver. The highlight of our trip to Ireland!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Terry Thank you so much for your review . I had a wonderful day sharing the beauty of Ireland with you both. Gerard
Fred PetersenUnited States
Gerard is a fabulous guide. Select any tour from his list and you will not be disappointed. Also, he is quite flexible and will develop a tour to meet your interests. He is most personable, has great vehicles and I will never go to Ireland again without spending time with Gerard. Book your tour with Gerard and you will love your trip to Ireland.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Fred . Thank you so much for the great review. I think, I have most of Ireland covered and I try to develop the tour with the guests interests in mind . As we go along the roads and chat about things ,I quickly learn what people like and then change the tour to make it as enjoyable as I can . Everyone is different and so every tour is different . The route may be much the same but Ireland has so much to offer . Thank you again I hope to see you soon with the entire family, I will get the coach ready .
Lisen SypUnited States
We had absolutely the best guide; Gerard tailored our tour to the weather forecast and we ultimately went on a totally different route than we had anticipated-- and it was perfect. Gerard is lovely- interesting to chat with and just so friendly. He took us over the Connors pass which was spectacular and something we could never have done on our own, and rounded out our tour of the Dingle peninsula with some highlights of the ROK. Truly amazing day and we hope to tour with Gerard again! Lisen & Mitch Syp
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your lovely review . Yes we had to work around the Irish Weather and tour as far away from the rains as we could . The day worked out great . Thank you and see you with the family this summer I hope . Gerard
Marc SomersUnited States
Gerard is a very knowledgeable and accommodating travel companion. Having spent his entire life in Ireland, Gerard's depth of geographic and historic knowledge is prodigious. My wife and I felt very at ease touring the Cork area with Gerard and we plan to book him next year on out return.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your wonderful review . I do look forward to your return trip and I am working hard on new places to explore . Ireland for a small island has so much to offer . Gerard
Dana FinkelsteinUnited States
Gerard was an amazing guide, who provided top shelf service. Loved touring with him, to Kylemore Abbey, Connemera, Cong, Adare, Cliffs of Moher & The Burren and wonderful other sites we were not even scheduled to see! He had great tips for us every where we went and was very generous with his Irish history and up to date information! Gerard was so passionate and knowledgeable about the areas we visited, he made the trip a memorable one we will always cherish.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you so much for your great review . It was lovely to meet you both . GERARD
Shara WehuntUnited States
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you for your 5 Star rating .
James AchenbachUnited States
Amazing tour guide. Excellent knowledge and very personable. We booked him as an excursion from our ship. He was very conscientious of our time frame and had us back to our ship in plenty of time. He showed us some of the most amazing sites in Cobh, Ireland. He is a must!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you James for your great review . I am delighted you enjoyed your tour and I look forward to sharing more of Ireland with you into the future . Gerard