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Boyne Valley Tour

During our Ireland trip we took the Boyne Valley Tour with Michael Fox. His knowledge of the... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2020
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Michael is a wonderful, knowledgeable guide, who goes far beyond the call of duty to make sure that... read more

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Reviewed January 1, 2013

My husband and I traveled in Ireland for three weeks, and saw quite a bit of the country. But the highlight of our trip was our tour of Newgrange, Knowth, Dowth, Fourknocks and Tara with Michael Fox of 'Day Tours out of Dublin.'

From the moment we met Michael just outside our hotel in Dublin, we were wisked away onto a magical adventure into Irish history. Michael was extremely knowledgable, and tailored the day tour around our interests, the options available in winter, and the amount of daylight available. He knew the ins and outs of each location, made sure we were in the right line at Newgrange, and that we saw the triple spiral once we were inside (on our own, we would have surely overlooked it!) He took us all through Tara and gave us a very historically accurate account of the known history of the place. At another site, he taught us all about 'high crosses' and knew what all of the carvings represented.

One of the highlights of a fabulous day was our visit to Dowth - open one day a year, and happily on the day we were touring! We never would have known that it was open that day, but Michael made sure we were all there in plenty of time to get inside and to see all of the incredible carvings inside. And as for visiting Fourknocks after dark, by flashlight... fantastic!

There really isn't enough space here to adequately describe all that I learned that day... highly, highly recommended. If you have only one day to explore the Irish countryside near Dublin, take a day tour with Michael Fox. It will be a day you'll never forget.

Date of experience: December 2012
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

When we were planning our trip to Ireland we were concerned about doing the driving ourselves but we did not like the idea of a large group tour and the restrictions that came with a package. We did some research and found Michael through Trip Advisor. Through email exchanges we were able to create a customized tour that was perfect for our family! We visited the beautiful Wicklow mountains and the ancient monastic settlement in Glendalough. All along the way, Michael enriched our visit by sharing his knowledge of the geography and history of the area. Michael made our trip so easy with a pick up and drop off from our Dublin hotel. His limousine was immaculate and comfortable for our family. Michael was so flexible in customizing the day for our particular interests and needs. He added his own experiences and knowledge to make our visit so much more special than anything we would have planned on our own. And I still have the piece of Wicklow quartz he showed us how to find. I highly recommend Micheal's customized day tours!

Date of experience: September 2012
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