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“A comprehensive day tour with Michael”
Review of Day Tours Dublin

Day Tours Dublin
Ranked #9 of 112 Outdoor Activities in Dublin
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Owner description: Private Day Tours out of Dublin with Michael Fox, licensed driver and experienced tour guide. Day tours to the Boyne Valley, home of the Newgrange World Heritage site and the beautiful scenery of Wicklow, the Irish National Stud. Specialist Private Tours to Celtic sites such as the Hill of Tara and the Hill of Ward, Megalithic (Stone Age) sites such as Newgrange, Fourknocks and Loughcrew, Monastic Sites such as Monasterboice and Bective Abbey. A Bespoke tour can be arranged to suit your requirements.Since your tour is private and personalized, you will be picked up from your accommodation or cruise ship in the Dublin area. Private transport by Skoda Superb sedan for up to three passengers.
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Michael picked us up right on time after we arrived in Dublin on the cruise ship Celebrity Infinity in August , Michael is a very safe and careful driver and his automobile (Audi A8) is extremely comfortable. Our full day tour included the Wicklow mountains and Powerscourt Gardens. We also stopped at the Avoca Mills where we observed the old way of weaving, had lunch and purchased some great woolen items. Michael's tour was the highlight of our two day visit to Dublin and we highly recommend Michael for this tour!

Thank Hugh-Suzy-Jones
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Reviewed 2 August 2014

Our tour of Wicklow & Powerscourt with Michael was our second (i.e., he previously took us to Boyne Valley). This was every bit amazing. We stopped along the way off the beaten track of tour busses, including various movie locations (the bridge in the opening scene of "P.S. I Love You." and a view of the lake and shore for the TV series, "The Vikings." Plus, there were other lookout photo-op stops throughout the day. Without a doubt, Michael is THE BEST tour guide in the area, and your trip will simply not be complete without one of his incredible private tours.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

We had only one day in Dublin after a cruise and decided to take the scenic Wicklow Tour with Michael who made our day very enjoyable. Our choice was to see the Irish country side and we certainly did. The car was very comfortable and Michael a knowledgeable and charming guide who tried hard to accommodate our needs.

Thank EdC3028
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Reviewed 7 July 2014

We had the luck of the Irish for sure when we spent the day with Michael! He was knowledgeable, accommodating and charming. We were a threesome - two women and a 9 year old girl - and enjoyed our time immensely. Mountain views, a hike down to a lovely lake, seeing a peat bog, visiting a woolen mill, the abbey ruins, and gardens! Learning and having fun and taking so many photos (all 3 of us with cameras - Michael was very patient!). I would suggest Michael and this outing to anyone wanting to see a bit of the Irish countryside, and should my journeys bring me back to the Dublin area, I would absolutely sign up with Michael again.

Thank NadeenG
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We were on a day trip in the Dublin area. Our ship had docked and since four of us had toured the city on previous trips, Michael's tour to the Boyne Valley was intriguing. Our friend had done research and found Michael's references. What a lucky find. He met us at the pier and made sure to return on time for the afternoon departure. The highlight of a trip into the Boyne Valley is the tomb at Newgrange a UNESCO site. The number of daily visitors is limited and cruise ships can not access it.

The burial mound at Newgrange was started before the Egyptian pyramids. The construction and alignment with the sun is a marvel. It is hard not to get a chill upon entering the tomb with the guide. I guarantee that this is a visit to rank high in anyone's travel experiences.

We continued on and visited the Celtic crosses and remains of the monasteries at Monasterboice. We also climbed the Hill of Tara where Celtic kings were crowned and provided a vista of the incredible countryside. Later in the day we passed the site of the Battle of Boyne a seminal event in Ireland's history. Michael's explanations were essential to our understanding of all these sights since our knowledge was minimal.

Michael exudes the warmth and friendliness for which the Irish are famous. We weren't sure how to fit lunch into the day. He suggested a restaurant or picking up sandwiches and eating them at his home in the area. The four of us were relieved to eat a light meal after the meals on the ship, we opted for the latter. We were awed by his hospitality. His wife had set the table. Michael's garden and labyrinth are beautiful. As we drove back, he pointed to the houses of his relatives (seemed to be quite a few) who live nearby.

If you want a unique experience, one that will rank among your best, contact Michael Fox!

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