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Small Escorted Tours Of Ireland

Kilkenny, Ireland
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About Small Escorted Tours Of Ireland
We are a family run, private guided tour company based in Kilkenny. The company was formed in 1987 by Michael Forristal who had a passion for meeting people & showing them the best of Ireland in their days here. We provide Bespoke Tours of Ireland, with personalized itineraries & safe luxurious travel. All our vehicles are new Mercedes -V Class, Sedans or Sprinters. Each day is a new adventure full of beautiful scenery, historical sites & fun!!.
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Kgavzer wrote a review Sep 2022
Union, Kentucky32 contributions3 helpful votes
We LOVED working with Small Escorted Tours of Ireland! There were only 3 of us and Paul, our Driver/Guide. He helped customize the trip and looked after us for 2 weeks. He took us places that the big tour groups don't go and told stories and histories of the places -- and he took us for the BEST IRISH COFFEE in Ireland at a small pub out in the middle of nowhere! Our guide/driver did all of the driving (on the LEFT SIDE of the road). We got to enjoy the scenery, stress-free. We went from Dublin, across to New Grange, and on to the rugged, craggy, western slopes. From there, we traveled down to southern Ireland and visited charming harbor towns, like Cobh, the last stop to board passengers on Titanic's fateful voyage. Finally, we turned up the eastern coast to Kilkenny (one of our favorite stops) where we learned about castles and Hurling, the oldest sport in Ireland. It was an enjoyable, memorable experience we will never forget.The only complaint was that it went far too fast!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Scott L wrote a review Sep 2022
Fredericksburg, Virginia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Professionally handled, start to finish. Our tour guide/driver, Kevin, was a major plus. He was congenial, helpful and very knowledgable about the places we visited and the history of Ireland. And, of course, the advantages of a van tour vs. a bus tour are immense. A delightful experience. I wouldn’t change a thing.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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John L wrote a review Sep 2022
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Going on a trip of this sort you don't know what you don't know. Of course, you want to get the most out of your trip. That is where Small Escorted Tours came in. They helped us put together a trip of a lifetime. A successful trip is equal parts locations, accommodations, comfort of travel and someone to share knowledge of the area you are visiting. These were all knocked out of the park. We visited more iconic sites than you can comprehend, our accommodations were excellent and Kevin, our driver, always made sure we were comfortably settled before giving the remaining day to ourselves, we traveled in a new model spacious luxury vehicle and Kevin was amazing at sharing his historical knowledge and local customs. You now what you didn't know, working with Small Escorted of Ireland is a no brainer. Work with them and enjoy your trip.
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Date of experience: September 2022
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Ann L wrote a review Sep 2022
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Our trip to Ireland surpassed my expectations, due to the attentiveness to detail from Small Escorted Tours. They worked closely with our family to accommodate our varied interests and were very patient, as we changed our itinerary several times. Our driver, Kevin, was a walking encyclopedia of knowledge, and we were able to sit back and relax in the luxurious van, as he navigated the narrow roads and brought us from one beautiful city to another. Kevin shared history, stories, and folklore with us, and we felt like he was an old friend by the end of the week. Thank you, Marian and Kevin for planning such a wonderful trip for us. I can’t wait to return to Ireland!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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BethALyons wrote a review Sep 2022
Carmel, Indiana13 contributions1 helpful vote
Working with Marian at Small Escorted Tours of Ireland was an absolutely amazing experience. We had a family group of 5 adults between ages of 65 to 77. First time in Ireland for all but 1 of us. Marian listened to our needs & organized a trip of a lifetime! Our personal chauffeur, Kevin was a match made in heaven for us "old folk". He was professional, knowledgeable ( beyond belief) and an expert traveling the roads. I can only hope that I have time to visit Ireland again and have Marian & Kevin on my speed dial to organize another trip!
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Date of experience: September 2022
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