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“Wonderful tour of the Boyne Valley!”
Review of Day Tours Dublin

Day Tours Dublin
Ranked #9 of 112 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 and the beautiful scenery of Wicklow, the Irish National Stud. 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 personalized, you will be picked up from your accommodation or cruise ship in the Dublin area. Private transport by Skoda Superb sedan for up to three passengers.
Reviewed July 26, 2013

We booked Michael Fox for a day tour of some Neolithic sites, since our cruise did not include them on any of it's tours. He made sure we arrived in time at Newgrange to avoid the crowds. Then he took us to a fine example of a Sheela na Gig relief. He invited us to his house and served tea and we walked in his wonderful garden and labyrinth. We went to Tara Hill and Michael walked us up the path that they originally entered the area instead of the direct way set up for tourists. His narrative of the area was superb and really made the history come alive. After that, we went to a ruin of a monastery that was used in the movie Brave Heart. Trim castle was the next stop. Other than Newgrange and Tara Hill, we pretty much did a free-style tour. We told Michael what kind of site we wanted to see and he picked out the ones that would fit in the time we had. Oh, I almost forgot the wonderful lunch we had near Tara Hill. He went out of his way to make our day exceed our expectations.

Thank Jackie M
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Reviewed July 24, 2013

The four of us (two couples) found our guide, Michael Fox, to be most interesting, informative, and gracious.
The highlight of our enjoyable and educational tour was the Newgrange Stone Age (World Heritage Site) Passage Tomb -- fascinating, with its incredibly pristine etchings and otherwise!

Following a downpour, Mr. Fox even took us to a "NON-touristy," inviting place for delicious soup -- chowder or vegetable -- and luscious Irish bread!

THIS TOUR WAS LESS EXPENSIVE THAN THE TOUR OFFERED BY THE CRUISE; YET, IT WAS MUCH MORE EXTENSIVE. WE BOOKED THE TOUR ON-LINE & MR. FOX MET US AT OUR CRUISE SHIP!

1  Thank Ilene943
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Our family of four spent the day with Michael on June 18 and had a great time. He picked us up in the morning and dropped us later than planned, which was very kind of him. Michael was easy to hang out with and accommodating, got us around to a bunch of great places we wouldn't have been able to see without major hassles and expense, knew the timing to make it all work, even brought us home for tea mid-day and showed us the fascinating Sheela-na-gig on a neighbor's wall as well as mini-donkeys and other creatures at a relative's farm, which thrilled our daughter.

We covered pretty much the private tour listed on the website, which was a fine way to get an overall look at Irish history and prehistory from Newgrange to the Hill of Tara up to the Battle of the Boyne. When a late-day tour of Trim Castle got booked up, Michael stretched the day a bit to get us into the last tour of the day, which completed the tour nicely. I would not hesitate to recommend Michael if you want to get out in the Irish countryside and experience first-hand the country's rich history.

1  Thank DMW222
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Reviewed June 10, 2013

My wife and I made reservations with Michael weeks before our trip to Ireland. I had a few specifics request before I booked our tour. He not only worked my request into the tour he suggested a few more of his own. Now that he had some idea of what we were interested in Michael shared his Bónne Valley with us. His love of the Bónne where he was raised is obvious. The next time we are in Ireland we will be booking another tour with him. Michael, thank you again for such a special day!
- Rob & Jane

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Touring the Boyne Valley with Michael Fox was the highlight of our recent trip to Ireland. The personalized itinerary gave us great flexibility to visit only those sites we wanted to see. And, having Michael take care of the driving & logistics only enhanced our enjoyment of the tour. Our day was filled with beautiful scenery & historical wonders, plus added points of interest that only a guide like Michael could offer. His extensive knowledge & enthusiasm for the area & it's rich culture made this a magical experience!

Thank Jane L
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