John's Tours of Ireland
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Private Day Tours from Dublin and Dublin City Tours either on foot or by limousine. All tours are led by a qualified guide who is university graduate in Genealogy and Family History. We specialise in tours that are all about stimulating your interest in all things about Ireland and the Irish people, while at the same time making sure you have the very best experiences and memories to take home. We also know that you are on holiday and will make sure that you connect with the real Ireland while enjoying yourselves. Tours are either on foot in the case of historic Dublin or by Chauffeur Driven Limousine outside the historic city.
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland

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Tuscanysoccer
21 contributions
Oct 2022
With 5+ days touring Ireland with John, you'll gain an authentic understanding of Ireland's history, while also fully experiencing the country's culture and beauty. We preferred a more immersive experience rather than choosing to see every possible sight -- and John helped us narrow our focus and then shared his expertise on nearly every facet of the country. He recommended excellent restaurants, and also the Castlewood and Heaton's in Dingle, both providing an amazing unique small hotel experience in Dingle, Ireland. IWe stayed at Castlewood, our friends stayed next door at Heaton's -- both are owned and operated by the Heaton family. We reviewed the Castlewood separately and give it our highest reviews -- simply amazing). John's pride in his home country and the Irish shine through, with indepth knoweldge in nearly every facet of Ireland's past and life in Ireland. He monitored the later October weather closely to optimize our experience, well recognizing that experiencing certain vistas required sufficiently clear skies. He adapted to our appetites/culinary tastes, demonstrated extremely safe driving skills, and made certain that we had the level of information we required when deciding whether to forego a particular activity (e.g., did we wish to tour a particular castle or manor?). Thanks to John, we fell in love with this breathtaking country and its people. Indeed, Ireland's beauty is surpassed only by the extraordinary and friendly Irish people who make every visitor feel welcome and at home.
Written 31 October 2022
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PeterV
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Jul 2022
Our party of four booked a full day tour of Powerscourt and Glendalough, including a drive through Sally Gap and terrific lunch at a beautiful Irish pub. John is a fountain of knowledge on a vast variety of subjects, ranging from horticulture to genealogy and of course the history of Ireland. Highly recommend John for both is intellect and driving skills around the Irish countryside.
Written 28 July 2022
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Tourist87226
Pamplona, Spain4 contributions
May 2022
A group of us with an interest in Gardens took a private tour with John to visit Kilruddery and Powerscourt Gardens. With John's expert knowledge of both history and horticulture the experience was excellent, he made each part of the day and every element of the gardens interesting and a great learning experience.
Written 15 May 2022
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GeorgiaK27
Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
We had a fabulous day with John driving south from Dublin through beautiful coastal villages to Powerscourt and then up into the Wicklow mountains with the final stop in Glendalough. He is a wealth of knowledge and we learned about Irish history, politics, society and flora and fauna. We would love to travel more with him when we are back in Ireland which we hope will be soon!
Written 20 April 2022
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Sarah E
Vancouver, Canada9 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Day with John was wonderful. His horticultural knowledge and historical knowledge were fascinating. I would highly recommend and would definitely ride with him again on my next trip to Ireland.
Written 20 April 2022
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LeeDiMc
Las Vegas, NV292 contributions
Oct 2021
The McAllister Family is so grateful to have been connected with John via Approved Tourist Guides Ireland (ATGI)! John transported us from Dublin to Kerry with stops including the Rock of Cashel and a recommended nearby lovely lunch spot. John's depth of knowledge and love of country shined through and made our Irish-American family feel connected to The Land of Saints and Scholars. Highly recommend!
Written 10 November 2021
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Thank you! It was a pleasure showing a little of my country. I’m so glad you enjoyed it.
Written 16 November 2021
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nkreikemeier
Fort Collins, CO23 contributions
Great day with John Ducie. I’d describe him as passionate and knowledgeable, what else could you want in a tour guide!

Very well spoken, and easy to understand (hard for my mother sometimes depending on accents), we very much enjoyed jump starting our knowledge of Dublin shortly after arriving so we can effectively get a handle on the city early on.

Would recommend John to anyone for anything, but that Dublin tour seemed like home for him.
Written 5 September 2021
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mark d
Boston, MA3 contributions
Sep 2019
My wife and I just finished an 8 day tour of Ireland with John. We saw Ireland from coast to coast with so much in between! Be it the City of Dublin, Galway, The Cliffs of Moher, The Dingle Peninsula or the many quaint towns and villages along the way we saw it all and more. We had never been to Ireland and had no clue as to where to go, what to see or where to stay. With John's help and guidance we had a wonderful flawless experience. John's fantastic knowedlge of Irish history is a real gift that we greatly appreciated.

My wife and I highly recommend John Ducie as your tour guide for Ireland!!
Written 25 September 2019
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Thank you so much it was pleasure and I am so glad you enjoyed it.
Written 26 September 2019
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Mimi K
11 contributions
Jul 2019
John was a great tour guide. He picked up our Family of 12 at our VRBO and gave us a comprehensive tour of our requested sites in Dublin.
Written 15 September 2019
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WheninRomeIdothis2
Rochester, NY27 contributions
Aug 2019
Had an absolutely wonderful tour with John. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and so helpful in showing us the city
Written 4 September 2019
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Many Thanks for your review. I always enjoy showing people around my city and it's lovely to be appreciated
Written 5 September 2019
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