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“Boyne valley tour” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Day Tours Dublin

Day Tours Dublin
Ranked #20 of 88 Outdoor Activities in Dublin
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Owner description: Private Day Tours out of Dublin with Michael Fox, licensed driver and experienced tour guide. Day tours to the Boyne Valley, home of the Newgrange World Heritage site, the beautiful scenery of Wicklow, the Irish National Stud and the Japanese Gardens in Kildare. Specialist Private Tours to Celtic sites such as the Hill of Tara and the Hill of Ward, Megalithic (Stone Age) sites such as Newgrange, Fourknocks and Loughcrew, Monastic Sites such as Monasterboice and Bective Abbey.A Bespoke tour can be arranged to suit your requirements.Since your tour is private and personalised, you will be picked up from your accommodation or cruise ship in the Dublin area. Private transport by Audi A8 sedan for up to four passengers.
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Boyne valley tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Our day with Michael was the highlight of our two week stay in Ireland last fall. His knowledge of the Celtic past made it all come alive. All four of us wished that we could take him with us through the rest of Ireland. On our "do again" list.
Georgia Engwall
Atlanta

Visited September 2012
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Corbeil-Essonnes, France
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“Private journey at Boyne Valley with Michael Fox from Boyne Valley Tours”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

It was a wonderfull day with Michael Fox visiting the most places of the Boyne Valley. In fact I knew the most but the good thing was that we could discuss and tell each other a lot of details and exchange a lot informations meeting very special personalities of the Boyne Valley. I appriciate the kind way and very professional handling from Michael. If you want to learn more about Boyne Valley its history (herstory) mythology and astronomy, so choose this occasion.

Visited January 2013
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New York City, New York
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“Exceptional tour”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

We planned a trip with Michael Fox to visit the Boyne Valley sites stimulated by previous trip advisor reviews. The weather during our tour was nothing less than awful due to torrential downpours. Despite this adversity, Michael was an outstanding tour guide with a deep knowledge of the area and its history. Visiting Newgrange, Monasterboise, and Fourknocks with him was deeply rewarding. During our trip, Michael invited us into his home and also had lunch with us in a local restaurant. His warmth and excitement about the history and archeology of the area made for wonderful conversation. All of this eased the dreariness of the weather. I would have no reservation about recommending this tour. If I were to return to Ireland, I would consider doing the tour with him again. Harold and Natalie

Visited September 2012
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Bloomington, Indiana, United States
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“Highlight of our trip to Ireland!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited December 2012
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Vancouver, Canada
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“A fabulous host for our Irish adventure!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Visited September 2012
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