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15 Days in Ireland

Excellent! from the initial planning of our trip months before to the Final product Marion helped... read more

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Best trip ever!

We (me, my husband and 2 adult daughters) had to postpone this college graduation trip for both... read more

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Reviewed 6 October 2019

Four of us just spent 8 days with Kevin Corcoran with Small Escorted Tours. What a delightful, knowledgeable man with an incredibly interesting professional life before becoming a tour guide. He does just the right amount of talking and has a wonderful sense of humor.
We were not particularly active in choosing where we wanted to go, so Kevin and the company created a fabulous itinerary. We went from Dublin to Kilkenny to Kinsale to Killarney to Galway, with stops all along the way. This included the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula and the Cliffs of Moher. To illustrate how different this was from other tour companies, Kevin knew of another route to the top of the Cliffs of Moher, which meant that one of our group who is physically challenged was able to view the cliffs without getting out of the car. We saw the usual sights but also less well known ones. We were able to start later in the morning, say 9 or 10, which allowed us to linger over the wonderful breakfasts. The Mercedes van was roomy and comfortable. Our lodgings ranged from a large hotel in Dublin to a small B and B in Galway with the majority of our nights at smaller, lovely hotels. We could have been more proactive in choosing types of lodgings, but I don't know that I would have changed anything. Our favorites were the Ashling in Dublin, the Trident in Kinsale and the Old Weir Lodge in Killarney. All terrific. We arrived in Dublin at 4:40 am. Sailed through customs and got to the arrival hall at 5:15. There was our driver (not Kevin) waiting for us. Lovely man. Kevin met us the next day at our hotel- which allowed us a day to recover. Small Escorted Tours is organized and professional and very willing to personalize- everything you want and hope a tour company will be.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 5 October 2019

Four of us traveled with our driver and guide "St. Kevin" who was thoroughly interesting and delightful. We were able to tailor our days to fit our personal habits and interests. For example, none of the four of us were sit down lunch eaters. We ate on the go. When we had seen quite a few castles, Kevin offered us different experiences and options. I'm sure we learned and saw much more about Ireland than if we had rented a car. Besides, navigating those roundabouts from the opposite side of the road we are used to would have been a bear! The only suggestion I would offer is that Kevin learn our first names!

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 October 2019

We had a fabulous time in Ireland especially with Maurice being our guide
We saw every place we wanted to see and Maurice went way out of his way to take us to our ancestral home
I can’t say enough about what a wonderful plan was prepared for us
Will highly recommend Small tours

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Gerrieq
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Reviewed 26 September 2019 via mobile

Kevin our driver and guide was very friendly and it was a pleasure to spend 6 days with him. He took us where we wanted to go and we changed up our trip based on what we wanted to see and do.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sheilagh M
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Reviewed 25 September 2019

We just completed a 6 day tour starting in Dublin through southern Ireland. Maurice was our driver and from the minute he picked us up our first day he felt like an old friend. His knowledge and facts about Irish history and geography was incredible. He took the time to answer all of our many questions and gave great advice on what was worth seeing and not seeing. We were welcomed to join him at a pub to watch the football championship game and raise a Guinness to the Kerry team. So fun! A special side trip was to visit the 911 memorial in Kinsale, we would never have known about this without Maurice. We can't wait to go back and will definitely book with Small Escorted Tours. Thank you Maurice for hosting us on this very special trip we appreciate all the time you took with us and making us feel part of your family. Enjoy your walkabout. Cheers!

Date of experience: September 2019
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