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Midlands Tours

Address: Athlone, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 87 092 9468
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Ranked #6 of 11 Activities in Athlone
Owner description: Private and small group tours
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Owner description: Private and small group tours
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Based on reviews here, I contacted Geoff about a half-day tour. I had one day to visit Roscommon Co., find some family locations and stand where my grandparents once lived and I was terrified of driving. After a red-eye from Chicago and a train from Dublin, Geoff found me at Athlone station and we were off. We located Four Roads,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our family of four spent 4 days with Geoff touring from Dublin to Kenmare. He arrived promptly each morning and filled our days with interesting  information , good humor and made stops wherever we chose while always being mindful of our desire to see as much as  possible. He even took us to Charleville Castle in Tullamore per our request... More 

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Gainesville, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

I found Geoffrey through Trip Advisor and couldn't have been more pleased. I was primarily interested in visiting Clonmacnoise but by the end of the day I had seen and learned so much more. Geoffrey is a wonderful tour guide, easy going and full of local information and history. The tour began at Birr Castle which quickly became one of... More 

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Petaluma, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
22 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We booked Geoff through ToursByLocals.com, which I have used on several occasions when I can't seem to find a local tour guide through Trip Advisor or Cruise Critic. We (a group of 8) off the Celebrity Infinity for the day, were very happy with tour Geoff took us on through Dublin and the surrounding area. He was very responsive to... More 

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Dunlap, Tennessee
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60 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

I had found Midlands Tours through tripadvisor but since we were going the middle of October there were no tours available. Instead Geoff offered us a private tour of whatever we wanted to see. He arrived promptly, and was driving a nice, comfortable Fiat van. He drove us around the countryside stopping along the way to show us Irish towns,... More 

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We were under the impression that there was not much to do in Athlone, and they were fairly spread out, so we took a tour to get to see them all. Geoff is the one-man show at Midlands Tours, and he took us to see Birr Castle and Clonmacnoise, and also stopped at several minor attractions on the way that... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

We had arranged for two separate tours, one to Clonmacnoise in the morning, and the Birr Castle tour in the afternoon. Geoff, our tour guide, arrived at our B&B at the arranged time and informed us that the other tourists had cancelled, but that he would take us on both tours anyway. In addition to the two tours, he took... More 

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Pleasant Hill, CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

We just returned from a two-week trip in Ireland. Since the bulk of the trip was centered in Athlone and Dublin, I knew that we would be taking many day trips. For the first three days on own, I figured that we would inevitably waste time getting lost, considering manual transmission, driving on the left side, and no GPS. (It’s... More 

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