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Guest Reviews

Amazing Tour!!!   August 2021

Small Escorted Tours met all of my expectations and more!!! From working with Paul to get everything scheduled then exploring with Maurice, I couldn’t have had a better trip. I would recommend this tour group 100%.


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Exceptional Private Tour   March 2020

My family and I regularly use private guides when traveling abroad. This company far exceeded our expectations and provided us with an experience we will remember forever. We loved every moment of our tour and only wish we could have stayed longer. We will definitely travel with them again on our next trip to Ireland.

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Great trip, great guide   October 2019

We had a lot planned for our one week in Ireland and, thanks to Small Escorted Tours, we got it all done. Our driver knew every side road, small historic site, and good pubs for lunch in all of our stops. Our whole group was happy with our choice to use their service.

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Fantastic memories of Ireland   September 2019

Small Escorted Tours is deserving of the accolades and TripAdvisor five star reviews. As two couples visiting Ireland for the first time couldn’t have chosen a better tour for our 12 day introduction to Ireland.  Paul is a wonderful driver. He is professional, knowledgeable of local history, customs, and culture.

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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!

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