Small Escorted Tours Of Ireland

Small Escorted Tours Of Ireland

Small Escorted Tours Of Ireland
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Multi-day Tours • Cultural Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Day Trips
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9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
We are a family run, private guided tour company based in Kilkenny. The company was formed in 1987 by Michael Forristal who had a passion for meeting people & showing them the best of Ireland in their days here. We provide Bespoke Tours of Ireland, with personalized itineraries & safe luxurious travel. All our vehicles are new Mercedes -V Class, Sedans or Sprinters. Each day is a new adventure full of beautiful scenery, historical sites & fun!!.
Kilkenny, County Kilkenny, Ireland

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Allison S
Saint Louis, MO7 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
What a beautiful way to experience such a beautiful country! In addition to the excellent trip planning and advice by the front office folks, our guide Paul was in every way a friend and gentleman during our 8-day journey across Ireland - professional, punctual, flexible and incredibly knowledgeable. He was truly caring for every member of our group, which included a six months pregnant woman prone to nausea - a difficult condition on the winding ring of Kerry! With Paul's guidance, access and excellent driving, we had a fascinating and comfortable journey from Dublin to Kilkenny, Killarney and Galway. We also did a one-day jaunt to Belfast. Our tour provided us fantastic food and drink options, quick and easy access to sites on our itinerary, and a friendly first-person account of Irish history and contemporary life and culture. Paul also adapted our schedule based on our interests. One special memory was stopping at a coastal roadside pub on a sunny afternoon and, after enjoying a pint, stepping into the cow paddock next door to try our hurling skills with Paul. How else could we have had such a special experience in Ireland?! We would unreservedly recommend this tour company!
Written January 14, 2023
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Love2Travel
Silver Spring, MD1 contribution
Oct 2022
We had a wonderful 2 week vacation in Ireland thanks to Small Escorted Tours. Marian was a delight to work with!! She was extremely patient with us as we changed & rearranged our itinerary again and again. She even arranged a special treat for my husband's birthday! Dermott met us at the airport and gave us a fantastic tour of Bray, Lough Tay, Glendalough, and the Wicklow mountains. Starting in Kilkenny, Kevin drove us all over Ireland, he was witty, and very knowledgeable of local history in each area we visited. The whole team made us feel very welcomed and they were available if we needed anything. We would definitely recommend Small Escorted Tours of Ireland for your vacation!
Written December 12, 2022
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Curiosity623660
2 contributions
Oct 2022 • Friends
Excellent! from the initial planning of our trip months before to the Final product Marion helped us customize our trip down to the smallest of details. all of her recommendations were spot on. She even arranged a special stay in a castle for a friends birthday.
The trip itself was amazing made so by our driver Kevin. He was so knowledgeable organized and charming too. He made recommendations and helped guide us when we needed to make some changes to our schedule. He was always on time and never made us feel rushed. We were able to experience everything on our list that we wanted to see.
Written November 5, 2022
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Traci B
Salt Lake City, UT1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Family
We (me, my husband and 2 adult daughters) had to postpone this college graduation trip for both daughters because of Covid, so when things started opening back up we took our chance. We inquired with Small Escorted Tours of Ireland and they were awesome in every stage of planning, from accommodations to answering any questions we had and tailoring our trip to the places we asked to see. Paul was very helpful and patient with me as I had many questions.
Even before Covid, we were not fans of traveling on a large bus with lots of people and having no flexibility, so this was the perfect solution.
Our guide Maurice picked us up in a very nice and comfortable Mercedes van and we were off! Just the 5 of us. He was professional, knowledgeable in all of the history we were surrounded by, and very personable - with many a story and jokes. He suggested detours and places along the way that we would have never known about otherwise. The van was always clean and stocked with water and maps to follow if you wanted. Maurice is the best and we feel very grateful to have been on our journey with him.
The flexibility is priceless and the van we were in gets into places that the larger bus tours cannot.
Would highly recommend Small Escorted Tours of Ireland to anyone looking for a more intimate travel experience.
Written November 2, 2022
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Trippo
7 contributions
Oct 2022
We used Small Escorted Tours of Ireland for a somewhat spur of the moment short trip to Ireland in October. I think our first inquiry to them was only about a month in advance. My wife and I sent lots of emails and had a rather complicated wish list of sights and activities, since one of us wanted to play a little golf and the other did not. They were extremely flexible and patient with us, despite us changing our minds more than a few times in the planning stage. Despite challenging weather, our trip was a huge success. Our driver guide Paul was great. He was friendly, professional, punctual, and unbelievably knowledgeable and informative. We cannot recommend this company highly enough. We had lofty expectations based on all of the glowing reviews, and they exceeded those. We look forward to working with them again next year.
Written October 30, 2022
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Kgavzer
Union, KY32 contributions
Sep 2022
We LOVED working with Small Escorted Tours of Ireland! There were only 3 of us and Paul, our Driver/Guide. He helped customize the trip and looked after us for 2 weeks. He took us places that the big tour groups don't go and told stories and histories of the places -- and he took us for the BEST IRISH COFFEE in Ireland at a small pub out in the middle of nowhere!

Our guide/driver did all of the driving (on the LEFT SIDE of the road). We got to enjoy the scenery, stress-free. We went from Dublin, across to New Grange, and on to the rugged, craggy, western slopes. From there, we traveled down to southern Ireland and visited charming harbor towns, like Cobh, the last stop to board passengers on Titanic's fateful voyage. Finally, we turned up the eastern coast to Kilkenny (one of our favorite stops) where we learned about castles and Hurling, the oldest sport in Ireland. It was an enjoyable, memorable experience we will never forget.The only complaint was that it went far too fast!
Written September 29, 2022
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Scott L
Fredericksburg, VA1 contribution
Sep 2022
Professionally handled, start to finish. Our tour guide/driver, Kevin, was a major plus. He was congenial, helpful and very knowledgable about the places we visited and the history of Ireland. And, of course, the advantages of a van tour vs. a bus tour are immense. A delightful experience. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Written September 26, 2022
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John L
1 contribution
Sep 2022
Going on a trip of this sort you don't know what you don't know. Of course, you want to get the most out of your trip. That is where Small Escorted Tours came in. They helped us put together a trip of a lifetime. A successful trip is equal parts locations, accommodations, comfort of travel and someone to share knowledge of the area you are visiting. These were all knocked out of the park.
We visited more iconic sites than you can comprehend, our accommodations were excellent and Kevin, our driver, always made sure we were comfortably settled before giving the remaining day to ourselves, we traveled in a new model spacious luxury vehicle and Kevin was amazing at sharing his historical knowledge and local customs.
You now what you didn't know, working with Small Escorted of Ireland is a no brainer. Work with them and enjoy your trip.
Written September 26, 2022
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Ann L
1 contribution
Sep 2022 • Couples
Our trip to Ireland surpassed my expectations, due to the attentiveness to detail from Small Escorted Tours. They worked closely with our family to accommodate our varied interests and were very patient, as we changed our itinerary several times. Our driver, Kevin, was a walking encyclopedia of knowledge, and we were able to sit back and relax in the luxurious van, as he navigated the narrow roads and brought us from one beautiful city to another. Kevin shared history, stories, and folklore with us, and we felt like he was an old friend by the end of the week. Thank you, Marian and Kevin for planning such a wonderful trip for us. I can’t wait to return to Ireland!
Written September 25, 2022
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BethALyons
Carmel, IN13 contributions
Sep 2022
Working with Marian at Small Escorted Tours of Ireland was an absolutely amazing experience. We had a family group of 5 adults between ages of 65 to 77. First time in Ireland for all but 1 of us. Marian listened to our needs & organized a trip of a lifetime! Our personal chauffeur, Kevin was a match made in heaven for us "old folk". He was professional, knowledgeable ( beyond belief) and an expert traveling the roads. I can only hope that I have time to visit Ireland again and have Marian & Kevin on my speed dial to organize another trip!
Written September 25, 2022
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