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Day Tours Unplugged

Dublin, Ireland
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About Day Tours Unplugged
Best Small group Day Tours from Dublin, 16 persons max. TA Hall of Fame winner. Certificate of Excellence 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018. Tour Wicklow & Glendalough. Discover Newgrange and Boyne valley a UNESCO World heritage site, older than the Pyramids. Guides are Failte Ireland Approved and badged, don't settle for less. Support sustainable tourism tour with like minded guests in small groups.
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Samantha D wrote a review Nov 2020
The Netherlands1 contribution
Back in January I booked a tour with Day Tours Unplugged for November. But due to Covid 19, it became clear that we would not be able to go to Ireland and go on this tour. I have been trying to contact them about my booking since September, but there has been no reply to any of my messages, on any of the contact platforms they offer. I understand that this is a difficult time for small businesses, but the least they could have done was answer my questions. Terrible customer service, and I would definitely not recommend Day Tours Unplugged, unless you're okay with losing your money if the tour gets cancelled.
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Date of experience: November 2020
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Response from Day Tours U, Owner at Day Tours Unplugged
Responded 15 Dec 2020
Good evening Samantha, many thanks for reaching out to us. I have checked our e mails and cannot find the mail you sent. I very much look forward to meeting you on tour next year once it is safe for you to travel. Please forward your e mail again. I am sorry you feel that we have let you down on this occasion. I look forward to hearing from you by e mail. Stay safe and as indicated we will facilitate your booking on once you get to travel to Ireland.
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Fiona p wrote a review Apr 2020
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I booked a tour to Newgrange with Damien for March 22, 2020. Nobody knew at the time much about the COVID-19 virus or its impact on tours. However, here is my issue: I contacted Famine twice, once by email and once by phone (12 days before tour set to depart) to enquire if the tour was still operating or not. At my phone call, Damien confirmed the tour was not operating as the Heritage site was closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions. Why did not email me himself to inform of cancellation? 2 emails later, from me, regarding a refund were ignored. I have not heard from the company since the phone call, nor received any refund or any other offer or information. I understand times are difficult. It is not the refund that concerns me as much as the lack of professionalism or courtesy to a client. If the manager of the company experienced illness, or some other troubles and was not able to help me, then please accept my apologies for this negative review Fiona (from Vancouver, Canada)
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Response from Day Tours U, Owner at Day Tours Unplugged
Responded 2 Apr 2020
Fiona, many thanks for your communication. As a small family company we are dealing with this unprecedented situation as best we can. Unfortunately I am currently incapacitated and attending the Royal Victoria hospital in Dublin. I am extremely sorry for the delay in addressing your situation. As soon as I am in a position to do so, you can be assured I will sort this out for you. Thank you for your understanding at this moment in time. Stay Safe, and do not hesitate to contact me directly via e mail. Damian
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KM59 wrote a review Feb 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom7 contributions1 helpful vote
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We travelled in a modern comfortable minibus driven well by expert guide Martin. The trip was informative, interesting and varied. Martin guided us around the sites as required. Newgrange was done by on site guides, and we had ample time to see the newly restored visitors centre there. Plenty time for coffees and food at Tara and Newgrange as well. All in all, a relaxing and stimulating day out from Dublin. Stout footwear is useful, binoculars as well as the views can be spectacular.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Chrisyberg wrote a review Feb 2020
Canton, Michigan168 contributions74 helpful votes
We took this tour from Dublin. It was very interesting and our tour guide was excellent. We visited Newgrange first. We then went to Monasterboice monastic site. Our guide gave us a very nice tour. We then stopped for lunch in Slane and finished at the Hill of Tara. Our guide gave us an introductory twenty minute tour and then we had about an hour and a half to explore and visit the shop or have a snack.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Day Tours U, Owner at Day Tours Unplugged
Responded 5 Feb 2020
Delighted to hear you enjoyed our small group tour to Newgrange and the Boyne valley. Thank you for your valuable custom, and we very much look forward to welcoming you aboard our Wicklow tour on your return to Ireland soon.
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duvey_day wrote a review Jan 2020
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We went on the Full Day to Newgrange and Tara Hills. Our pickup was right on schedule I am disabled and Martin (our tour guide for the day) was so helpful and supportive in getting on and off the small bus which carried 12 people. Martin was really enthusiastic highly knowledgeable and talked about some of the attractions we passed on our drive out of Dublin over a microphone so all could hear him. When we got to the motorway he said that he wouldnt speak over the microphone but if anyone wanted to ask any questions he would be happy to answer them - this was due to the tour being quite an early start after a night on the Guinness!! First stop - Newgrange UN-BE-LEAVE-ABLE and BREATHTAKING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had a lot of time at Newgrange - Martin organised all of our tickets into the passage tomb and we had ample time to have a coffee and read some of the information on the walls about the area etc. We then set off on another bus for a short drive from the visitors centre to the passage tomb. We were then divided into two groups (identified by coloured sticker on our tickets) - we were in the first group. Inside was mind blowing - I wont spoil it here!!!!! Afterwards (approx 10-15mins) we had ample time to walk around the passage tomb and take lots of photos before getting the bus back to he visitor centre We then had ample time to walk through the visitor centres main exhibit which was really interesting - I would recommend visitng the exhibit after your visit to the tombs as it helps digest the information given by the very knowledgeable Newgrange Guide. Back on the bus - time to relax or ask questions to Martin Our next stop was Monasterbrice (unsure of spelling) and this time Martin was our expert guide. He explained all about the High Kings Crosses and what Monasterbrice was used for in its day. Ample time to look around Back on the bus and as we were ahead of schedule (without being rushed) we had a quick photo stop at Slaine Castle which is not stated on the itinerary. Martin explained what Slaine Castle was used for, who owns it know and other really interesting information. On route we passed the Battle of the Boyne where Martin again gave an insight on what happened and the reason for the battle. We arrived at the Hills of Tara and Martin explained that he would be giving a short walking tour which was optional - we decided to take his offer up and were really pleased to do so. Martin explained what the Hill of Tara was used for and told us of the "magic" of the hills as well. Plenty of time to walk around - very muddy - and take photos. Back on the bus again to head back to Dublin. So very impressed with the bus which was really clean and comfortable, Martins knowledge, passion and friendliness - service impeccable! We would definitely go on another tour with Day Tours Unplugged without hesitation!!! BRILL- I - ANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from Day Tours U, Owner at Day Tours Unplugged
Responded 16 Jan 2020
Many many thanks for your valuable custom. I am delighted you enjoyed our small group tour into the Boyne valley. Great to hear you enjoyed the sites visited along Ireland's Ancient East. I will pass on your feedback to Martin. We look forward to seeing you on our small group Wicklow tour on your next visit. Damian
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