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Jim Parslow Was the Perfect Trip Guide

We had been to Ireland several and at the end of a business meeting in Galway we had three days to... read more

Reviewed 11 June 2016
breeze_of_wind
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Boston, Ma
Our Perfect Vacation

We vacationed in Ireland for our 40th wedding anniversary and cautiously decided to use a personal... read more

Reviewed 5 June 2016
idanr
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San Antonio, Texas
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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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“tour bus” (9 reviews)
“private tour” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
179 Castle Park, Galway, Ireland
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"back roads"
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"custom tour"
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"best fish and chips"
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"outstanding tour"
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"wealth of knowledge"
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"day trip"
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Reviewed 11 June 2016

We had been to Ireland several and at the end of a business meeting in Galway we had three days to travel. Rather than renting a car or getting into a bigger tour group, we went out as a couple with Jim Parslow from Ireland...More

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Reviewed 5 June 2016

We vacationed in Ireland for our 40th wedding anniversary and cautiously decided to use a personal guided tour service instead of a group bus or driving ourselves. We contemplated driving ourselves but had concerns about driving on the opposite of road and shifting gears on...More

Thank idanr
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Reviewed 19 May 2016

Not wanting to do the typical "bus tour" of Ireland, and not wanting to drive on the left, I booked a tour with Ireland West Tours after great recommendations by Jim Parslow. It was the best decision I could have possibly made for this trip....More

Thank Marsha W
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Reviewed 10 May 2016

We were limited to 1 day in Connemara and wanted to make the most of it. After much research we chose Ireland West Tours, and were fortunate to have Jim Parslow as our guide for the day. At the end of the day we were...More

Thank emptynest16
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Reviewed 20 April 2016

Based on comments here, we booked a day with Ireland West Tours. We were so lucky to have Jim Parslow as our guide! Even after also visiting Dublin, Galway, the Aran Isles, Killarney and one tiny village where we searched for ancestors, we still think...More

Thank Elaine A
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

I called Jim at Ireland West Tours looking specifically for a day touring around Galway to do photography. The minute I mentioned this to Jim, he started talking about light and times of day and I knew I was on to the right person! So...More

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Reviewed 10 January 2016

Jim was wonderful had a great tour of the Connemara back roads one day and then a trip to cliffs of moher the next. rain even held off for us! would definitely recommend this private tour well worth it. And Jim is a really great...More

Thank dianekelseywalt
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Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

We have traveled quite a bit and taken many tours. Quite simply, this tour is top notch and Jim is a master tour guide: expertly knowledgeable, flexible, and most importantly, completely invested in you having a wonderful time. He is easy-going, kind and there was...More

3  Thank Mfarquar_MA
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Reviewed 13 November 2015

We hired Jim from Ireland West Tours and were totally delighted with both him and the suggestions he gave us as to what route to take through Connemara! The highlight of our day was seeing the wild Connemara Ponies! Jim had come prepared with apples...More

Thank Robin S
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Reviewed 28 October 2015

My husband and I had the incredible good fortune to have hired Jim Parslow as our guide for five and a half days in October 2015. When people ask what we enjoyed most about our trip, we unhesitatingly respond, “Jim, our amazing guide!” From the...More

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Jim P, Owner at Ireland West Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2015

Many Many Thanks for your review. I too was very sad leaving both of you as we had built up a great rapport in a short time and it was a joy to have you. I enjoyed working (not sure if that's the right word)...More

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jackandjill
16 June 2018|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
Sorry.I only became aware of your query now and it's probably too late. You can call me at +35391751910 if it's not too late. Jim
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Kit B
15 April 2018|
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Response from Jim P | Property representative |
I do apologise but for some strange reason. I don't seem to have received an enquiry from you. If you don't mind, can you send me a copy and I'll reply immediately? Jim Parslow
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19 August 2016|
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