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Guest Reviews

Sheila   April 2012

We had a wonderful time and you couldn’t have assigned a better guide than Frank! He has a depth of historical knowledge that is beyond all guide books. And for a bonus, he enchanted us with his knowledge of Irish literature and poems.

I’ll certainly recommend your agency to anyone contemplating a tour such as ours!

Thank you again


Ed   April 2012

The trip was excellent and all of the travelers have expressed a desire to return.

As we stood at the Cliffs, I thought again, as I always do when I am there staring out at the Atlantic ocean toward America, of my grandparents’ courage …. to give up their family, to leave knowing they would never again see their family or friends – to pursue another option, another path – what extraordinarily strong & tough people all of these immigrants must have been.

I anticipated the beauty of the land, the kindness of the Irish people and the quality of your drink – it was pleasing to see all of the “newcomers” reactions to these characteristics – a deep appreciation & a satisfaction – I am sure we will be back again – Maurice was superb, and your company’s performance was flawless, as usual.


Jody   April 2012


Just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time. Everything was great. We loved Frank. Boy, he kept us hopping! Our friends over here are going to be tortured with stories and pictures forever. Again, I can’t thank you enough.

If we ever return to Ireland, we will gladly use Small Escorted Tours again. We will be happy to recommend you to all our friends who wish to visit. Also, if you are ever in the Alabama area, we would love to show you around, Frank too.

Have a great day,

pegzhere   March 2012

We just returned from an amazing week – family of 4 plus my mom, ages 10 – 70. There is no way this trip would have been nearly as good had we not traveled with them. They facilitated what I keep referring to and remembering as the trip of a lifetime.

Our guide was phenomenal, better than I could have imagined. He educated, entertained and made sure not a moment was wasted. All with keeping us stress free, comfortable and relaxed. Booking with them was the smartest thing we have ever done when planning a trip.

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Peggy   February 2012


I have been meaning to write to thank you. You and Peggy had such patience in helping me be comfortable with our plans. To add to that Frank was like a gift. His ability to cater conversation for the varied ages and personalities in our group made such a difference. I am sure we would have enjoyed our trip no matter what – what a beautiful and special country! However, I had hoped we would have somebody to help us know what we needed to do and see to maximize our time and he delivered.

…truly a trip of a lifetime that we were hoping for and will never forget

Even better than that was how Frank’s all around and extensive knowledge, humor, patience, maybe even a bit of “the blarney” 😉 made this truly a trip of a lifetime that we were hoping for and will never forget.

I have already told anyone who asks about our trip that, should they have plans to go, contacting you is a must.

Many MANY thanks!

Tammy   January 2012

Jan 2012

We are back home in South Dakota, with several inches of snow and cold winds to greet us. If we could have won the Irish lottery, we would still be there! HA HA Thank you so much for a WONDERFUL vacation.

We had so much fun, and Maurice, we can not thank you enough. All of the information on Irish history and the Gaelic language was incredible!

It made the trip even more enjoyable and we even impressed Jason Mhaoineachain from Bellmullet, a bartender at the Old Storehouse in Dublin with it. We would recommend that bar, very nice!

Thank you Margaret, Sean and Anne for all of the prompt and helpful emails, and a well planned trip!!



Cristen   November 2011

Nov 2011

We are home from Ireland, and we cannot thank you and Maurice enough for the fantastic trip we had! We had the trip of a lifetime, and we are so grateful to you for helping us put it all together.

We couldn’t have asked for a better guide in Maurice – he was so incredibly knowledgeable and interested. He brought us to so many great places! We will never forget this trip and cannot wait to plan our next one! Thank you, thank you, thank you, a million times!!


Chris   September 2011

Sept 2011

Dear Ms Forristal,

I would like to thank everyone at Ireland Escorted Tours for a lovely and unforgettable experience. Our trip went perfectly and without any of the usual delays, misunderstandings and anxieties which usually accompany any and all attempts at having fun either at home or abroad,

Our tour guide Maurice Curran was unforgettable, charming, fun and informative and we plan to return to your wonderful country again soon!


Christina   August 2011

We had such a wonderful time! Connemara, Connor Pass and Dingle were the highlights for me. And, of course, the cheese farms! Thank you so much for all the arrangements you made for us (and the cheese gifts). Maurice (guide) was wonderful! He was just perfect!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I really can’t thank you enough! 🙂


As I sit in my kitchen this morning thinking about the wonderful time we had in Ireland, I just had to drop you a note. I can’t say enough about the planning of our trip. It was everything we wanted and more. Frank was wonderful, adorable, funny, intelligent, caring and very informative!! The amount of knowledge he has about the history and the land of Ireland is simply amazing. I could listen to him all day. He really made the trip!

Thanks for your help in putting our trip together. We fell in love with your country and are already thinking about planning a return trip. I think the Ireland bug has bitten the O’Brien family! Thanks again.

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