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City of a Thousand Welcomes

#85 of 341 Tours in Dublin
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed today via mobile

I can see how this would be ambassador dependent. We totally lucked out and got to meet with Brian who was charming, knowledgeable, intelligent and interesting. What a gracious man! He furthered our strong impression of the warmth and openess of the Irish people. He...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank where-next-mj
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After booking months ahead of time, getting a confirmation 1 week ago, and planning our first day around this meeting, we get there and no ambassador/volunteer showed up! Not a very friendly welcome to the city. If they can’t find reliable volunteers, stop the program!!...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Jawsd
Reviewed August 5, 2019

This was a very disappointing experience. I would definitely not recommend this to anyone. When you don’t have much time and plan your days though you can not reliant that this tour takes place. In fact the annulation was send 1 hour before the appointment.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank TravelerinHelen
Reviewed June 15, 2019 via mobile

I read about the City of a Thousand Welcomes in Rick Steeves book, and we decided to try it. Although several emails were exchanged in the week preceding our visit to confirm our meet up, the perseverance was well worth it. Our city ambassador was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
3  Thank SheVick
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

On our first late afternoon were fortunate to meet Brian, our ambassador to the city of a thousand welcomes. He suggested we go to the Merrion hotel for tea(or, for three of us, wine and beer). We followed him as he talked all along the...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 26, 2019

We walked over to The Merrion Hotel to have tea or a drink (most people get Guinness!) which is at the popular Merrion Square famous for the statue of Oscar Wilde, who resided there. Our host was very knowledgeable about Irish history and I sensed...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank stevensY3594FO
Reviewed March 18, 2019

I booked a City of a Thousand Welcomes appointment two months in advance, was asked to reconfirm I would be attending two weeks prior to the appointment, then was sent a reminder the day before where I was told it was essential I contacted them...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank epm-84
Reviewed December 17, 2018

It was one of our best travel experiences. Simon made us fell thousand times welcome :) He took us to Irish pub where we were chatting about much more than Dublin.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Maria K
Reviewed September 15, 2018

How was this free?! 'City of a Thousand Welcomes' was the warmest reception we got in Dublin, which is a high bar if you've ever been here. We had already been charmed by the staff at our BnB and at the Guinness Storehouse, so to...More

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Jennifer B
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Joe took us to tea at lovely historic Merrion Hotel, and even used vouchers to buy our tea! Meet a Dubliner was really a free volunteer service which is rare in my experience. He shared a bit about his life and things to do in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Kevin B
July 14, 2017|
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Response from Angela D | Property representative |
Hi Kevin and Margarita The way to do this is to get on the City of a Thousand Welcomes website and see if there is availability for the dates you want. It's short notice but you might be lucky. Enjoy your trip. Angela... More
Sara B
February 4, 2016|
Response from QzieInMD | Reviewed this property |
I believe they have an email address . It may be because they offer the participants a pint or a tea with the meeting and may not be able to accommodate 4 people. Just ask that to be waived in the email. You can buy your... More