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Guest Reviews

Michael A   October 2017

I just wanted to thank you again for a FANTASTIC adventure. This was, without a doubt one of our best vacations ever! Kim and I both feel you went above and beyond to make sure we were happy. Your excellent time management kept us on track to see as much of Ireland as possible. We’re still processing everything we experienced!

Your personal stories not only made us laugh, but they made the site visits “come alive.” Thank you for your generosity with your knowledge, time and patience.

Bonnie & Mark W   September 2017

We had a wonderful time! I can not stop talking about Ireland, and the exceptional service we had from your company.

Paul Hoyne is outstanding. He is such a warm, caring person who was always focused on our entertainment and enjoyment. You are fortunate to have Paul representing your company.

The people, food, scenery, and accommodations exceeded our expectations! I know we will be returning to Ireland in the future.

Thank you!

Maria deV  

A big thank you to Small Escorted Tours for facilitating a wonderful trip for my husband and I, and our friends.

Your company is to be commended for having someone as competent as Paul Hoyne guiding people as they discover Ireland. He was incredibly professional, sensitive, and great humored. He was patient with our endless questions and our idiosyncrasies as a group. His knowledge of Ireland’s history was not only amazing but so appreciated as we not only “saw” Ireland but we were better able to really see it culturally, politically, historically.

It is hard to put into words how much we enjoyed and appreciated the energy, effort and great care he and Small Escorted Tours exerted on our behalf as a group. As a result, we fell in love with Ireland and can‘t wait to visit again!

We will recommend your company whenever we have a chance. We miss Ireland and we miss you, Paul!

John Q   August 2017

Our family tour with you was truly a once in a lifetime tour. From the time I first corresponded with Paul until we left Maurice in Dublin at the end of our tour. We were all so pleasantly surprised each day with the itinerary Paul put together and the history, magic and driving of Maurice.

If Maurice hasn’t told you, we adopted him as a official family member. I cannot say enough about how everything went so smoothly and how flexible Maurice was when he found some beautiful and historic places to see which were not on the itinerary. It was the best vacation our family had and together we have had many vacations.

Thanks again.


Teresa MacG   June 2017

We recently went to Ireland and Paul and Cyril were our drivers. They were friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. We were able to see all the ‘tour sites’ as well as many other beautiful places because Paul and Cyril are very familiar with the area. They both were fun and everyone just loved them.

We would certainly recommend them to anyone that goes to Ireland. The whole trip was much better because Paul and Cyril. They treated us like we were family! We can’t wait to come back again!


I wanted to say that from the very beginning stages working out the details with Paul to the actual trip itself, all 6 of us had a fantastic time! It was a trip we will remember forever!

Maurice was incredible, but I feel as if incredible does not even begin to describe him. Paul was fantastic to work with, it was such a treat, truly!

Thank you all so very much for all that you did to help make our holiday such a great one! 🙂 I definitely hope to return to Ireland someday in the near future to see the rest of what your beautiful country has to offer. We definitely had a wonderful experience!

Thank you again!


I wish to thank you for providing such a fantastic experience for my clients, Patricia, Kim, Graham and Elizabeth. They were so complimentary of their tour guide, Maurice. He did an incredible job for them. They want to return to Ireland soon. I will definately refer my future clients to your company.

Thank you.

John M   April 2017

I wanted to say thank you for everything! This trip was absolutely perfect and something I will remember for the rest of my life. I enjoyed conversing with Paul throughout the planning process
and he was of great assistance in choosing the appropriate activities and accommodations and making my desires a reality.

Further, our guide Maurice couldn’t have been a more wonderful companion for the trip. His knowledge and sense of humor were both great assets for enjoying ourselves. I will most definitely recommend your services to anyone and everyone.

Thank you again!

Suzanne, Patricia, Rafael and Antonio  

Dear Paul,

Many, many thanks for a wonderful vacation experience.

All of us wanted to thank Anne, P (I know you told me the spelling several times but it didn’t stick), Fizz, the cat and yourself (last but not least) for a wonderful experience that will stay with us the rest of our lives.

We arrived safely in Austin at about 4:20 pm to 26 degrees and high humidity. Fortunately, I was able to remember how to drive on the right hand side of the road as we made our way home.

We ate supper Sunday evening at the Brooks Hotel, and found ourselves sitting next to a tour group that was just starting their tour that evening. It was about 35 to 40 people, and was all female except for one man. I guess that could be a great thing if he was single. They looked like very nice people, but the noise alone made us thankful that we did our tour with y’all.

We don’t know if we will ever be able to make a return trip to Ireland, but if we do, we definitely would hope that y’all would be willing to escort us around the country again. It depends on how many double shifts Suzanne can get at Bucee’s (Maurice can explain that joke).

Take Care and Best Wishes.

Jane B.D.   October 2016

I arrived home last night after a wonderful trip!! My time in Ireland was lovely, to say the least.

Our itinerary was spot on, and we loved our driver Vincent. He went above and beyond the call of duty when he went for some medicine for me one night when I was suffering from a head cold.

It was all wonderful and went by too fast. I think Paul and Vincent for making our trip so memorable.

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