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“Boyne Valley and Beyond” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Boyne Valley Day Tours

Boyne Valley Day Tours
Ranked #1 of 11 Tours in County Meath
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Personalised Day Tours of the Boyne Valley, County Meath, rich in heritage and history. Visit the heritage capital of Ireland as your personal driver brings you from one location to the other to stroll around at your ease. Take a suggested tour or design your own. Since your tour is personalised, you will be picked up from your accommodation in the Meath / Dublin area.
Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
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“Boyne Valley and Beyond”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2012

Michael Fox is an amazing tour guide, bringing alive the magic, mystery and history of the people living in the Boyne Valley thousands of years ago. We enjoyed not only the expected sites such as La Grange but we also visited the stone age cairn at Loughcrew during the spring equinox. A very special addition to our previously outlined tour. There were many surprises along the way, places we would have never found without someone with Michael's intimate knowledge of the Valley. My husband and I felt this was the best of best in terms of tours and recommend Michael's personal tour to anyone with interest in the ancient sites of Ireland.

Kathy Bergstrom
Los Angeles, California

Visited March 2012
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English first
San Terenzo, Italy
1 review
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“Bespoke tour, tailored to perfection on the fly”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Michael Fox is a magician of a tour guide: calmly listening to a rather eclectic set of interests of three very different adults, and then planning, on the fly, and executing a most amazing one-day tour that hit all of the high points of our list, and far more than that. Expertly navigating a spotless late-model Audi through the backroads and byways of Boyne Valley without a wasted minute. We felt more in the hands of a trusted family friend than a tour guide. Intelligent, witty, and understated all while showing us the very best of this rich cultural landscape. Thanks, Michael. The trip was wonderful, and here, at last, is the first five star review I've ever posted of anything.
E. Gough

Visited May 2012
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Seattle, Washington
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Excellent tour with Michael (Boyne Valley Tours)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2012

My friend and I went on a tour with Michael yesterday. I had discovered Michael on the internet while researching Loughcrew and discovered his web site (www.boynevalleytours.com).
I'm not a big fan of getting in large tour buses and heading to major tourist sites so I really appreciated Michael's personalized tour. He took us to some amazing places including Loughcrew--could have stayed there all day--along with some beauty and inspiring holy wells which I had wanted to see. Based on our interests, he really mapped out the day for us.
Michael is extremely knowledgeable about the area from both a folk and academic perspective. Will definitely go again to explore more sites in the Boyne with Michael.

Visited July 2012
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San Diego, California
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5 reviews
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“Wonderful Tour of Boyne Valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2012

We had a wonderful experience on our tour with Michael. We had come from Rock of Cashel the day before and were weary of the tourist crowds. We explained this to Michael, and he went out of his way to take us to little visited sites that were incredibly impressive but not in the standard tour guides.

Our favorite was Four Knocks Passage Tomb, where Michael picked up the key from a home nearby and we were able to enjoy the beauty and sacred nature of the passage tomb all to ourselves. This was a stark contrast to the next day, when we were herded into Newgrange with 25 other visitors and could barely see the artwork and structure before we were rushed out. We also loved Bective Abbey, where in addition to a personal tour, Michael introduced us to some archaeologists who were working on the site. We were able to talk to the archaeologists and they shared some of their finds with us, like a primitive needle and spear tips.

It was a wonderful experience and Michael was very generous in sharing his insider's knowledge of the Boyne Valley.

Visited July 2012
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
“A Day I'll Never Forget”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

Our tour was much as others describe: individually crafted to suit our interests, well informed and timed to avoid the heavy crowds, a thoroughly pleasant experience and one that Micheal, while making sure we experienced the optimal amount of the wonders of the Boyne, also allowed us the time and space to have our own experience. Newgrange at 9AM, Four Knocks alone at midday and Tara in the late afternoon were really very special. Thank you, Michael! Trust this kind man to show you the land the he loves. Also, he has access to two lovely labyrinths. Don't miss them.

Visited June 2012
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