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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 3 March 2020 via mobile

My family and I regularly use private guides when traveling abroad. This company far exceeded our expectations and provided us with an experience we will remember forever. My 18 year old daughter (her first time in Ireland) and I had 2 free days while traveling to Dublin and decided to tour outside of the city. After reading the reviews for Small Escorted tours I contacted them via email. They replied quickly and provided much insight about places to visit and hotels to consider. As we reviewed various itineraries they continued to provide us with invaluable information prior to our arrival. We based our tour out of Kilkenny so that we could maximize our time exploring Ireland since our departure was from Dublin.

Paul Hoyne was our driver guide and he is a truly knowledgeable and professional guide, and an extremely nice man to boot! He provided us with information and experiences not in any guide book throughout our trip, taking us off the beaten path while also including traditional must see stops. In the much too short amount of time we spent with him he customized our trip as he got to know us better and learned what appealed to us. We loved every moment of our tour and only wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely travel with them again on our next trip to Ireland.

Date of experience: February 2020
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Reviewed 16 February 2020

Small Escorted Tours is deserving of the accolades and Trip Advisor five star reviews. As two couples visiting Ireland for the first time couldn’t have chosen a better tour for our 12 day introduction to Ireland. WE toured the south, with a visit to the north. It is a wonderful country, and our tour experience couldn’t have been better. Paul is a wonderful driver. He is professional, knowledgeable of local history, customs, and culture. He knows the preferred times and off the path locations to visit busy tourist sites and restaurants. He is courteous, and has a friendly sense of humour . The Mercedes van is comfortable, quiet, and Paul keeps it clean, tidy, and stocked with water. He is an excellent driver, and is punctual. Thank you Paul for the wonderful memories.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 15 November 2019

We had a lot planned for our one week in Ireland and, thanks to Small Escorted Tours, we got it all done. Our driver knew every side road, small historic site, and good pubs for lunch in all of our stops. Our whole group was happy with our choice to use their service.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 5 November 2019

Our group was looking for an easy way to see Ireland, We all had different things we wanted to see and do so we complied a list and sent it of. They came back with a plan that worked for everyone. We were able to sit back relax and travel the countryside . Our driver Maurice added his knowledge of the area and insights and brought the entire trip together.

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 21 October 2019

My husband, myself and another couple spent a wonderful 12 days with Paul, our driver/guide, touring around Ireland. We started in Dublin and ended in Belfast. What an amazing trip we had! Paul was not only charming and very likeable, he was a superb driver and guide. He was on time every morning and was flexible and accommodating with us throughout the tour. The hotels chosen for us were all excellent. Paul had a wealth of historical knowledge and told us many interesting stories. As we went from venue to venue (with Paul avoiding the crowds and bus tours!), we learnt about the Irish culture and significance of the places we visited. Ireland is a beautiful country filled with such lovely people. Traveling with Small Escorted Tours was absolutely the best way to see it all!

Date of experience: September 2019
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