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Ireland West Tours

Galway, Ireland
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About Ireland West Tours
Ireland West Tours provides the perfect solution for those that do not want to have the restraints of a Coach Tour but don't want the strains of a self drive tour. We provide private personalised tours where the customer gets to choose the timetable, itinerary and pace of the tour. We bring you to see the real West of Ireland and we bring you to places where the tour buses don't go.
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Ryan B wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My wife and I decided to book a private tour with Jim after doing research. We definitely did not want to content with the crowds at specific tourist areas nor did we want to take a Coach. Jim showed us incredible sights and have us the chance to sample local cheese and fudge. We saw the Cliffs of Moher from a different location than most Coach tours which really enhanced the whole experience. His ability to answer basically every question we had was uncanny and we could not have asked for a better day. I would highly recommend Jim to anyone!
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours
Responded 4 Dec 2019
Many thanks for such nice comments. It was lovely having you both and I really do hope that we meet again in the West of Ireland. Jim
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jenroths wrote a review Oct 2019
Englewood, Colorado8 contributions3 helpful votes
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We toured with Jim Parslow and Ireland West Tours for two days in September. Everything about our time with Jim was terrific! Starting with his response to my e-mail when we were planning our trip, Jim was so helpful. He responded promptly with information about how he could help make our plans for traveling from Cork to Galway work and see sights along the way. We did not want to rent a car and navigate the roads from Cork to Galway so Ireland West Tours was the perfect answer! For an additional fee, Jim traveled from Galway to Cork to pick us up. It was well worth it!!! We told Jim in advance what we wanted to see the first day and he laid out the perfect itinerary so that we could see everything we requested along the way including the Ennis Friary, the Cliffs of Moher, the Poulnabrone Dolmen, and the Hazel Mountain Chocolate factory along with a couple other sites. Despite the rain, we had a wonderful day! The second day we wanted to tour Connemara and left all the planning to Jim. We spent a full day seeing beautiful scenery and sites throughout Connemara. An absolutely spectacular day. Jim is an excellent tour guide, and even more, he is a warm, friendly, kind gentleman with a great sense of humor. Jim's knowledge of the area enabled us to see places and learn things that we would not have on our own. We thoroughly enjoyed the two days that we spent touring with him. If you are looking for a private tour guide in the west of Ireland, I highly recommend Ireland West Tours and Jim Parslow!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Response from Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours
Responded 29 Oct 2019
Thank you very much for your very kind words. It was my pleasure to go to Cork for you and transfer you to Galway via The Burren and the Cliffs of Moher. I thoroughly enjoyed the couple of days with you and hopefully, we will meet again som day. Jim
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Scs0216 wrote a review Oct 2019
Fenwick Island, Delaware200 contributions40 helpful votes
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We took a train from Dublin to Cork, to Killarney, to Galway to Dublin then Belfast and back to Dublin. We used Irishtourism and they were great. They have it set up seamlessly, with only a few trip ups. But nothing we couldn’t overcome easily.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours
Responded 29 Oct 2019
Hi, I am delighted that you enjoyed your trip to Ireland. Are you sure that you traveled with Ireland West Tours? We do not seem to be able to match you to any of our customers ! Jim
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11ladybug wrote a review Jul 2019
30 contributions75 helpful votes
We booked an all-day tour with Jim and were blown away by the scenery. I was skeptical that the Cliffs of Moher could live up to the hype, but it was really stunning. We visited the Burren, did a boat trip from Doolin to see the cliffs from the water, and walked part of the cliffs from above. Jim did a great job adapting the trip to our needs and navigating to great viewing spots away from the crowds. I do wish we had booked a larger car for the trip - four adults in a sedan for that amount of time was a little cramped. Just confirm what size vehicle you are getting ahead of time and make sure it will fit your party comfortably.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Away We Geek wrote a review Jul 2019
Los Angeles, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful experience with Ireland West Tours. My parents, boyfriend, and I wanted to visit the Cliffs of Moher, and I was hoping to take some nice photos along the way. After using TripAdvisor to research all the ways we could do this (rent a car, bus tour, private tour, etc) I emailed Jim Parslow at Ireland West Tours and booked a private day tour. It was one of the best decisions we made for our trip. We were very fortunate to have Darren Parslow as our guide. Darren suggested other places we might like to visit on the way to/from the Cliffs of Moher, and we loved every moment of the day. We’ll never forget our adventure with the ferry from Doolin! Darren also made several stops in prime photo spots so I could hop out of the car and take pictures, places I would never have found on my own. In addition, he’s just a lovely person to spend the day with! Thank you, Darren, for a wonderful experience! It was a top highlight of our entire trip to Ireland. We hope to return and spend another day exploring with you. Sincerely, Alison, Jason, Robert, and Kathy
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Date of experience: June 2019
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