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Dean Garrison

My role as a Sales executive is to help my clients achieve what they are looking for in a holiday to Ireland. Whether that would be offering places to stay, providing a detail Itinerary outlining specific walks or hikes to participate in or to suggest unique and interesting places to visit. My aim is to get as much information out of people as possible so I can provide a trip that they will remember for years to come.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

""Saying that "I" specialize in Hiking and cycling would be to deny the amazing team that I work with at Ireland Walk Hike Bike. Our company was set up with one purpose in mind – to show guests the real Ireland that we know and love. Having watched many visitors “flash” through Ireland – my business partner and founder of the company Linda Woods decided back in 1994 to find a better way to see the country. As Linda says “My aim was to slow people down, so they really get their feet into the soul of the country, meet the locals & discover what makes Ireland & the Irish tick………” and 24 years later – this is exactly what Ireland Walk Hike Bike is still doing today….
We specialise in hiking and cycling holidays both Guided or Self Guided and take great pride in designing bespoke holidays in line with the needs of our guests."
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How did you get involved in travel?

"I have been involved in the travel industry for over 12 years. Starting off by studying a International Travel and Tourism degree learning the in and out of the industry. I then undertook 1 year trip around the world visiting over 30 countries across 6 continents. Since then I have spent the last 8 years continuing to travel to different countries as well as working in different roles within the industry expanding my knowledge and passing this information on to others. "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"I have been on many hiking holidays but the one that will have a special place in my heart was my trip to Peru and participating on the Inca Trail. 4 days of breath taking views and exploring old Inca ruins. The main event of the trip however was towards the end where you approach The Sun Gates and watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu (the lost Inca City) without a doubt one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had."

Dean is part of the following groups: Ireland Travel Agents
Walk across the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge while exploring the Antrim Coast
Northern Ireland & Dublin Road Trip - 6 Days

Discover the best of Northern Ireland in less than a week on this self-guided road trip. First, get your feet wet in Dublin before you drive north to explore the up-and-coming capital of Belfast. Then visit famous coasts and natural attractions (some featured in Game of Thrones) like the Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, Portstewart Strand, and Wild Atlantic Way at your own pace. Before driving back to Dublin, you'll also get a night in medieval Londonderry (Derry)—known for its live-music scene.

the sea cliffs at Downpatrick Head on the coastline of County Mayo, Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way Self Drive Adventure - 14 Days

Get ready for mile after mile of unforgettable memories. On this road trip along the Wild Atlantic Way— the longest defined coastal route in the world—you'll enjoy rugged scenery, gorgeous coastline, and off-the-beaten-path adventures from County Donegal’s remote Northern Headlands down to the picturesque southern peninsulas.

Biking the Ring of Kerry
Self-Guided Ring of Kerry Cycling Trip - 7 Days

With the highest mountain range in Ireland as a backdrop, this self-guided cycling tour follows the world-famous Ring of Kerry. Starting and ending in Killarney National Park, the journey traces the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula, taking you through picturesque villages and natural wonders on a mix of inland and coastal routes.

The beautiful beaches of Achill Island, County Mayo
Northern Ireland & Dublin Road Trip - 7 Days

Discover the scenic highlights of Northern Ireland on this well-rounded road trip. Starting in the ancient streets of Dublin, you'll set off by car to tour wild coastlines and charming towns at your own pace. Explore historic Belfast, cross the famous Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge, drive along the Wild Atlantic Way, and wander through the medieval city of Londonderry before driving back to the capital city, where the trip ends.

Outside Temple Bar, Dublin
Highlights of Irish Cities - 7 Days

Experience the unique character of Irish cities on this self-drive tour around the county's urban centers. This weeklong trip takes you to the capital city of Dublin as well as colorful Cork, Limerick, and Galway. You'll dine in corner pubs, explore farmer's markets, tour medieval castles, and even escape to Blarney Castle—a short side trip from Cork—to kiss the famous Blarney Stone.

Dramatic coastal landscapes at Bloody Foreland, Donegal
Self-Guided Donegal Hike - 5 Days

Explore Ireland’s hidden treasures along the Wild Atlantic Way on this unique 5-day self-guided tour in North Donegal. A unique Irish experience, this itinerary will inspire you with majestic mountains, beautiful coastlines, astounding sunsets, and picturesque landscapes: if you get lucky, you may even see the Northern Lights.

Recent trip reviews for Dean

I can't say enough good things about kimkim
Ireland | Oct 9 - Oct 22, 2022

Mary
Mary K.
Broad Ripple, IN | Reviewed on Nov 23, 2022

I can't say enough good things about kimkim and Dean, our local specialist. We had such a wonderful time. Our accommodations were all lovely and run by helpful, wonderful staff and/or hosts. The suggested lunch stops along the way were always hits. Every suggested stop - Blarney Castle, several spots around Cork, and the rope bridge on the way to Giant's Causeway - was fantastic. I would be thrilled to get to travel with kimkim again. Thank you for all your hard work!

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Nov 24, 2022

Hi Mary

Thank you for your kind words.

We are delighted to hear you had a great time in Ireland.

We hope to have the chance to welcome you back to our amazing country in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean

The accommodations locations in Dublin and Ki...
Ireland | Oct 29 - Nov 2, 2022

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Shawn K.
Elk Grove, CA | Reviewed on Nov 03, 2022

The accommodations locations in Dublin and Killarney were great as they were close to things. Killarney was the best. Cork and Galway were far from any local experience on foot for us. The breakfast at all was a plus.
In hindsight , for being the first time in Ireland, I would have stayed in Dublin for three or four days and experienced the area with day trips instead of long drives and being rushed at the end of the day.
You guys are great and did everything you said you were going to do.... read more

The accommodations locations in Dublin and Killarney were great as they were close to things. Killarney was the best. Cork and Galway were far from any local experience on foot for us. The breakfast at all was a plus.
In hindsight , for being the first time in Ireland, I would have stayed in Dublin for three or four days and experienced the area with day trips instead of long drives and being rushed at the end of the day.
You guys are great and did everything you said you were going to do. I will have no problem recommending you in the future.

Hotel Reviews
Ashling Hotel Dublin
Dublin
Authenticity & Character
Location
Could see the Guinness brewery from hotel window
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Kingsley Hotel
Cork
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Abbey Lodge
Killarney Co Kerry
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nox Hotel
Galway City
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Hi Shawn

Thank you for your kind word regarding your trip. We are glad you had a great time on the trip.

I am sorry that you didn't get the chance to spend more time in Dublin however it is just great excuse to com back to the country.

We hope to welcome you back to Ireland in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Unfortunately it will be the last time using ...
Ireland | Sep 26 - Oct 10, 2022

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hanoch f.
Israel | Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Unfortunately it will be the last time using your platform.
All the communication with dean from Ireland hike and bike was disaster from all aspects - service was poor and delay of answers
The willing to understand our needs and the trip plan was poor.
After getting to Ireland we decided to leave after 5 days
His manager contact us and he was very nice and help us to get refund for part of the trip.
Last time we use your services kimkim cause platform that their agents ruin our trip is now... read more

Unfortunately it will be the last time using your platform.
All the communication with dean from Ireland hike and bike was disaster from all aspects - service was poor and delay of answers
The willing to understand our needs and the trip plan was poor.
After getting to Ireland we decided to leave after 5 days
His manager contact us and he was very nice and help us to get refund for part of the trip.
Last time we use your services kimkim cause platform that their agents ruin our trip is now worth using anymore.

Activity Review
Book of Kells and Trinity Campus Tour
Dublin
Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Local specialist: Dean Garrison

10 day Trip to Ireland including Wild Atlantic Way
Ireland | Sep 24 - Oct 3, 2022

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Firoza P.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Oct 20, 2022

Dean was very helpful with the planning the trip. He answered all my questions and gave great suggestions for small changes need to hotels and accommodating my daughter's schedule with the trip. Also Justin was very helpful on the phone and helped with some aspects of the trip
The Bed & Breakfast accommodations were lovely. We liked all of them except for the one in Glendalough. The hotels were fine too but the B&B stole our hearts.
Our best part of the trip was Kerry, especially Killarney... read more

Dean was very helpful with the planning the trip. He answered all my questions and gave great suggestions for small changes need to hotels and accommodating my daughter's schedule with the trip. Also Justin was very helpful on the phone and helped with some aspects of the trip
The Bed & Breakfast accommodations were lovely. We liked all of them except for the one in Glendalough. The hotels were fine too but the B&B stole our hearts.
Our best part of the trip was Kerry, especially Killarney National Park, Ring of Kerry and Dingle Town! The views were breathtaking! The people so friendly, the food great! No crowds around this time end of September really helped.

Hotel Reviews
The Connacht Hotel
Galway

Very busy and crowded

Authenticity & Character
Location
could have been close to town..
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Clonshaugh

Nice hotel close to airport

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Tudor Lodge
Laragh, Co. Wicklow,

It was not the best.. very old hotel. not memorable. We should have been in the Glendalough Hotel which was what they offered first.

Authenticity & Character
Location
you need a car for everything
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Lansdowne Hotel
Ballsbridge, Dublin 4

Good for being in Dublin, we took the bus to downtown. Breakfast hostess was not friendly

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Front desk was fine., hostess for breakfast not friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bambury Guesthouse
Co Kerry

Exceptional B&B. Very friendly hostess. Great room! Excellent breakfast and very close to town

Authenticity & Character
The hotel had everything we needed
Location
Close to town
Staff
Very Friendly and accomodating!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Very clean and had everything we needed
The Blarney Stone Guesthouse
Cork

Great hosts!! very friendly. Gave us some good tips. Excellent breakfast!!

Authenticity & Character
Very authentic and cute!
Location
Not very central but good
Staff
Very authentic hosts and very friendly! Best Breakfast!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Exceptionally clean
Castle Lodge
Killarney

Very clean and amazing hosts! very helpful. heated food for us!

Authenticity & Character
good
Location
very central. could walk to restaurants
Staff
Cannot say enough about the staff! Very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
very clean
Churchfield Bed & Breakfast
Doolin, Co. Clare

The host was very friendly! the place was very cute! loved it!

Authenticity & Character
very cute and pretty and the rooms so comfortable!
Location
very close to town
Staff
very friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
very clean
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Hi Firoza

Thank you for your message and kind words

We are glad to hear that you had a great time on your tour.

We certainly will take your feedback on board as it will help us maintain a high level of service going forward.

We hope to welcome you back to Ireland in the future.

Regards

Dean

Ireland
Ireland | Sep 29 - Oct 8, 2022

Kaylyn
Kaylyn R.
Manchester, NH | Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

We did a 10 day/9 night self drive tour from Dublin-Laragh-Cork-Killarney-Dingle-Doolin-Galway and it was lovely! The accommodations were all went smoothly and we had plenty of tips of where to go and what was on our way. We felt comfortable choosing what we did and didn’t want to do and even added some of our own stops along the way. I don’t think I could have had such a great trip without the assistance of kimkim and Ireland walk bike hike! The customer service was phenomenal and I have... read more

We did a 10 day/9 night self drive tour from Dublin-Laragh-Cork-Killarney-Dingle-Doolin-Galway and it was lovely! The accommodations were all went smoothly and we had plenty of tips of where to go and what was on our way. We felt comfortable choosing what we did and didn’t want to do and even added some of our own stops along the way. I don’t think I could have had such a great trip without the assistance of kimkim and Ireland walk bike hike! The customer service was phenomenal and I have highly recommended this company to everyone! I will be using them again for another trip for sure! My only feedback was that the city of Cork was not very appealing and had a very very strong foul odor when we entered the city (I think it was the River/waste water). But not sure if the travel agency would have known this!

Thank you to all who helped us plan this unforgettable trip!

Hotel Reviews
Wicklow Heather Restaurant & Guesthouse
Laragh, Co. Wicklow

The restaurant is 10/10!! Wish we had 2 nights here to explore more!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to mountain
Staff
Good food!!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
The Blarney Stone Guesthouse
Cork
Authenticity & Character
Location
The city smelled horrible
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ashling Hotel Dublin
Dublin

Good location to Guinness

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Abbey Lodge
Killarney Co Kerry
Authenticity & Character
Location
No
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Ashes B&B
Dingle
Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Bed and pillows were the least comfortable of all the places we stayed. Pillow was lumpy and felt like sleeping on balls. Did not sleep well here at all.
Churchfield Bed & Breakfast
Doolin, Co. Clare

The owners are so incredibly sweet and kind!

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to all the local bars!
Staff
Owners are amazing
Cleanliness & Comfort
Harbour Hotel
Galway
Authenticity & Character
Hi
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Hi Kaylyn

Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review.

Your pictures look amazing and I am glad you had such a great time, even on the days that didn't provide you with the weather.

Thank you for your feedback about your visit to Cork. Regarding the Odor I travel to cork a lot and have never experience that so it was probably to a bad day to arrive into Cork.

We hope to welcome you to Ireland in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Use your time in Ireland wisely
Ireland | Aug 31 - Sep 10, 2022

Ray
Ray M.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

We feel the last two days of our trip were not productive. We could have gone to Belfast or seen more areas with our time

When we returned the car, we thought the charges were prepaid by kim kim. We were surprised to find out that these charges were not included in the package

However, when we had an issue at one bed and breakfast, Dean showed up and handed the problem correctly. Ite issue had a great outcome

Many of the pages in the itinerary were out of order and some pictures... read more

We feel the last two days of our trip were not productive. We could have gone to Belfast or seen more areas with our time

When we returned the car, we thought the charges were prepaid by kim kim. We were surprised to find out that these charges were not included in the package

However, when we had an issue at one bed and breakfast, Dean showed up and handed the problem correctly. Ite issue had a great outcome

Many of the pages in the itinerary were out of order and some pictures did not go with the descriptions.

We loved Ireland and felt this was a great way to see the country. Wish we knew more when planning the trip so we could have made better usage of the time we had allocated

Hotel Review
The Grafton Hotel
Dublin 2

Great place to start or end your trip. perfectly situated in the heart of Dublin for theater, pub hopping, shopping, or sightseeing Rooms are small and no bathtubs. Get a high floor due to street noise We thought this hotel had one of the best breakfast offerings Get the coffee in the lobby rather than at breakfast

Authenticity & Character
This is a convenient hotel not meant to be it’s it’s not authentic irish but very convenient
Location
Wonderful location with close by parking
Staff
Very helpful and always on duty
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean hotel and great pillows
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Hi Ray

Thank you for the feedback on your trip it will certainly help us on future trips going forward.

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed certain aspect of your trip.

I do apologise about a couple of accommodations you had issues with and our management team have been in contact with them to address those issues.

We hope to welcome you back to Ireland in the future.

Kind Regards

Dean

I feel that Dean did not want to plan a trip ...
Ireland | Aug 27 - Sep 3, 2022

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Pam B.
Missoula, MT | Reviewed on Sep 10, 2022

I feel that Dean did not want to plan a trip that was not self guided. We stated our interests but received very little information about where trails for hiking were. We actually ended up researching our hikes ourselves. When I asked about where to rent bikes, I received no specific In formation on rental facilities or biking paths . The staff were responsive while we were there and encountered a flat tire. Maria was very nice .and followed up to make sure we were ok. I have had other trips... read more

I feel that Dean did not want to plan a trip that was not self guided. We stated our interests but received very little information about where trails for hiking were. We actually ended up researching our hikes ourselves. When I asked about where to rent bikes, I received no specific In formation on rental facilities or biking paths . The staff were responsive while we were there and encountered a flat tire. Maria was very nice .and followed up to make sure we were ok. I have had other trips with KimKim and received much more personalized service. I would use KimKim again, but would not recommend it in Ireland.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Thoughtful, flexible and smart
Ireland | Aug 11 - Aug 19, 2022

Marcos
Marcos M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2022

The review is for Ireland Walk Hike Bike as a whole since my interaction with Dean was minimal. Overall they did an outstanding job in understanding my needs and goals for the trip and were flexible in making changes to the travel plan after receiving my feedback.

During the booking phase, I had a chance to have a video call with one of the owners and explained to them what my concerns were, which he took in and offered solutions for.

After a failed hiking trip in Scotland, I asked... read more

The review is for Ireland Walk Hike Bike as a whole since my interaction with Dean was minimal. Overall they did an outstanding job in understanding my needs and goals for the trip and were flexible in making changes to the travel plan after receiving my feedback.

During the booking phase, I had a chance to have a video call with one of the owners and explained to them what my concerns were, which he took in and offered solutions for.

After a failed hiking trip in Scotland, I asked them to adjust their travel plans to what I thought would be more realistic hiking goals. They did it using ingenious solutions that met my needs and at the same time kept the original backbone of the trip unchanged, so I did not have to change my flights or overall plans.

When I arrived in Dublin, I was not happy with the quality of the hotel they picked and changed to another hotel in the same neighborhood. They not only took in my feedback on the original hotel but also reimbursed me for the night I did not sleep there.

After arriving in Killarney, another owner of the company asked to meet me and we went over the travel plans to make sure I understood them thoroughly and confirmed they met my goals.

This is what I had been expecting of a kimkim experience, and I am glad I finally got it.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

The trip was fabulous. The accommodations wer...
Ireland | Aug 2 - Aug 9, 2022

Molly
Molly F.
Richmond, KY | Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

The trip was fabulous. The accommodations were terrific. Steve provided excellent GPS directions.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Aug 10, 2022

Hi Molly

Thank you for your kind words,

We are delighted that you enjoyed our Ring of Kerry Cycle tour and that our GPS direction we excellent.

We hope to welcome you to Ireland again in the future.

Kind Regards

Dean

This was my children’s first time leaving the...
Ireland | Aug 2 - Aug 8, 2022

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Krystle C.
Bayville, NJ | Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

This was my children’s first time leaving the country. Dean put together a perfect plan for our family of 5 and I will definitely be using kimkim for all of our future summer trips. Thank you!

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Ireland
Ireland | Jul 5 - Jul 11, 2022

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Jane M.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

It was a great trip. Effortless on our part with planning. The b and b’s were great, the app was fantastic and the recommendations were wonderful.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Sean, an absolutely wonderful and amazing guide.
Ireland | Jun 11 - Jun 19, 2022

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Carla T.
Wheat Ridge, CO | Reviewed on Jul 10, 2022

Sean was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable in the history of Ireland, up to date politically, very acquainted with Ireland and areas we were interested in, and very flexible in our day to day schedule. Which made touring the island very pleasurable. Because of his experience and knowledge as a native Irishman, he was able to show us sites and places we would not normally see or visit in a large tour group and was familiar w/ areas to avoid crowds (i.e., Cliffs of Mohr). Sean was also... read more

Sean was absolutely amazing. Very knowledgeable in the history of Ireland, up to date politically, very acquainted with Ireland and areas we were interested in, and very flexible in our day to day schedule. Which made touring the island very pleasurable. Because of his experience and knowledge as a native Irishman, he was able to show us sites and places we would not normally see or visit in a large tour group and was familiar w/ areas to avoid crowds (i.e., Cliffs of Mohr). Sean was also able to provide services such as shopping, local entertainment, dining, etc. that again I felt was above and beyond what he was contracted for. In summary, Sean became a good friend that we hope to see in the future if he visits the US or we visit Ireland, again.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Loved our trip around southern Ireland!!
Ireland | Jun 18 - Jun 30, 2022

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Lorraine B.
Palo Alto, CA | Reviewed on Jul 05, 2022

I can't speak highly enough about the itinerary that the Ireland Walk Hike Bike team created for us. Dean created a custom 13-day self-drive tour for me and my husband. We loved all of the lodging, restaurants, hikes, bike rentals, and points of interest he recommended along our route. I never could have pulled off a trip like this without his guidance. Other staff at Ireland Walk Hike Bike were also very helpful (Francis, Maurice, and Jess) - assisting with reservations and other specific... read more

I can't speak highly enough about the itinerary that the Ireland Walk Hike Bike team created for us. Dean created a custom 13-day self-drive tour for me and my husband. We loved all of the lodging, restaurants, hikes, bike rentals, and points of interest he recommended along our route. I never could have pulled off a trip like this without his guidance. Other staff at Ireland Walk Hike Bike were also very helpful (Francis, Maurice, and Jess) - assisting with reservations and other specific questions we had, including while we were on the road. Without question, I would recommend them for anyone visiting Ireland. Thank you to Kim Kim for introducing us to Ireland Walk Hike Bike!

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2022

Hi Lorraine,

Thank you for your feedback and your kind words.

Everyone at Ireland Walk Hike Bike and Kim Kim are overjoyed to hear you had a great trip.

Kind Regards

Dean

Kim Kim Team did a great job for us.
Ireland | Jun 15 - Jun 23, 2022

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Lynne M.
Sherwood, OR | Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Kim Kim Team was great. It was very comforting to know that the hotels we were registered at were ready and that if there was ever a problem the Kim Kim Team was readily available. We were so lucky to have NO Rain.....and lots of sun for the whole trip to Ireland. beautiful .....The car rental was a breeze and we are glad you hooked us up with a hybrid so gas wasn't our enemy. Driving on the wrong side of the car and the road....and those skinny roads was part of the charm. All of... read more

Kim Kim Team was great. It was very comforting to know that the hotels we were registered at were ready and that if there was ever a problem the Kim Kim Team was readily available. We were so lucky to have NO Rain.....and lots of sun for the whole trip to Ireland. beautiful .....The car rental was a breeze and we are glad you hooked us up with a hybrid so gas wasn't our enemy. Driving on the wrong side of the car and the road....and those skinny roads was part of the charm. All of our hotels/BNB's were lovely. and the ClonTarf Castle was such a fun addition.
all in all it was a great vacation. thanks for all the work on your end.

Lynne and Holly Magner
We even found CastleMagner....both the town and the actual castle....

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2022

Hi Lynne

Thank you for your feedback and your kind words.

Everyone at Ireland Walk Hike Bike and Kim Kim are overjoyed to hear you had a great trip.

Kind Regards

Dean

Can't wait to do this again through KimKim
Ireland | Jun 7 - Jun 14, 2022

Amber
Amber S.
Toledo, OH | Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Our accommodations were great and our Guide, Denis Beakey, was AMAZING!!! Extremely knowledgeable and pleasant. He was a five star guide for a five star experience.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Jul 08, 2022

Hi Amber

Thank you for your kind words, I will certainly pass them on to Denis.

Regards

Dean

My husband and I had an AMAZING trip in Irela...
Ireland | May 18 - May 30, 2022

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Tiffany Y.
Sacramento, CA | Reviewed on Jun 06, 2022

My husband and I had an AMAZING trip in Ireland for our ten year anniversary! The kimkim team and Ireland walk hike bike did such a fantastic job. The B&Bs we stayed at were all wonderful and they provided a very detailed day to day itinerary for our hiking adventure!

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Our dream vacation
Ireland | May 16 - May 28, 2022

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Michelle A.
San Diego, CA | Reviewed on Jun 05, 2022

Our trip to Ireland was an unforgettable adventure. Dean had to make our dream journey happen after having to stall for two years due to COVID 19. He never forgot our original wishes. The travel arrangements he made for us were precisely what we had hoped for. Whether driving, biking, or walking, I highly recommend the Kimkim group. It met all of our expectations and so much more. We thank the team for an unforgettable experience.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Wonderful road trip to Ireland
Ireland | May 18 - May 29, 2022

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Peter B.
Wellfleet, MA | Reviewed on May 31, 2022

We had never been to Ireland - and needed more than someone to book hotels. We needed advice on where to go, what to see, car rental, etc... and most importantly... someone who would take the time to understand who we are and what we want re hotel vs. B&B, guided trip vs. self-drive, time for hikes, kayaking, etc. Kimkim Travel and Dean were outstanding in all regards. High points of our trip included - time to drive and stop and hike thru Sheeps Head Penisula, the Ring of Kerry, Dingle and Doolin... All breath taking and great fun.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Ireland-- a GRAND adventure!
Ireland | Apr 27 - May 8, 2022

Rose
Rose O.
Hillsboro, MO | Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Linda was a fabulous tour guide who made our Ireland holiday a GRAND adventure! She was a font of Irish knowledge and we learned so much from her. She was so attentive to details and was very patient and kind with each of our requests.
My favorite day was the day that Linda took us to the town of Glin to visit the O'Shaughnessy pub and the little shanty where my great-great grandfather O'Shaughnessy lived. It was wonderful to learn more about my Irish heritage. I also enjoyed my tour... read more

Linda was a fabulous tour guide who made our Ireland holiday a GRAND adventure! She was a font of Irish knowledge and we learned so much from her. She was so attentive to details and was very patient and kind with each of our requests.
My favorite day was the day that Linda took us to the town of Glin to visit the O'Shaughnessy pub and the little shanty where my great-great grandfather O'Shaughnessy lived. It was wonderful to learn more about my Irish heritage. I also enjoyed my tour of Kylemore Abbey which was a welcomed change from all of the hiking. All of our accommodations were very nice, and the various innkeepers were so welcoming.
I will treasure the memories of our family Ireland trip forever and will always be grateful to Linda for making our experience truly amazing.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Fantastic organisation and amazing walks
Ireland | May 10 - May 20, 2022

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Nico M.
United Kingdom | Reviewed on May 21, 2022

Fantastic organisation and amazing walks all around the ring of Kerry, can't recommend enough!

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Great trip. kimkim provided wonderful places...
Ireland | Apr 30 - May 9, 2022

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Barbara P.
DeLand, FL | Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Great trip. kimkim provided wonderful places to stay. We got emails along the way asking us how we were doing.
Only one place we stayed said we did not get breakfast (Wicklow Heather Lodge). Places we loved the most. Fernrod B&B, Lighthouse B&B,
Dingle was the best stop for us. Loved this town.
Highlights-Wicklow mountains, peaceful pass, ring of Kerry and the cliffs of moher.
Great time, great company, we will use them again for sure tI help us plan our trip. read more

Great trip. kimkim provided wonderful places to stay. We got emails along the way asking us how we were doing.
Only one place we stayed said we did not get breakfast (Wicklow Heather Lodge). Places we loved the most. Fernrod B&B, Lighthouse B&B,
Dingle was the best stop for us. Loved this town.
Highlights-Wicklow mountains, peaceful pass, ring of Kerry and the cliffs of moher.
Great time, great company, we will use them again for sure tI help us plan our trip.

Hotel Review
FERNROYD B&B
Cork

Tony and Avril were so welcoming. Felt like home

Authenticity & Character
Perfect Irish B&B
Location
Walking distance to town
Staff
Loved them
Cleanliness & Comfort
Super clean
Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Good
Ireland | Oct 4 - Oct 9, 2021

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Whitney S.
Las Vegas, NV | Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Everything was perfect. I don't know what resources KimKim has for this, but it would be awesome to have audio to listen to in the car while driving to the next destination so we get some history or background on the next destination while we are driving.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Hi Whitney

Thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am glad to hear you really enjoyed your trip with us.

We will definitely take your feedback on board as it will help us with maintaining a high level of service so we definitely appreciate it.

We hope to welcome you back to Ireland in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Best Girls Trip Ever !
Ireland | Sep 28 - Oct 5, 2021

Rebecca
Rebecca H.
| Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

A friend and I had decided to plan a trip to Ireland . I had used kim kim for a trip I planned with my son to Australia. We worked with Dean this time around . He was great . We ended up having to reschedule our trip 2x because of Covid and he kept us well informed . We finally made it to Ireland , ever detail was planned . We had a bus tour guide Bud who was fantastic . David our private driver for 2 days was so knowledgeable and went above and beyond . I can’t find one negative moment of this trip. Thanks again Dean and kim kim for the most wonderful girls trip ever .

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Hi Rebecca

Thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am glad to hear you really enjoyed your trip with us.

We will definitely take your feedback on board as it will help us with maintaining a high level of service so we definitely appreciate it.

I will pass on your kind words to David as well, I am sure they will make his day

We hope to welcome you back to Ireland in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Gave us a list of hidden Gems.
Ireland | Sep 15 - Sep 29, 2021

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Cameran H.
Dublin, CA | Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

Our experience with the team at KimKim was very professional. We had a well organized itinerary. The team checked in with us to ensure everything was going well and helped us make some necessary changes in hotels when we found the one that had been booked was unacceptable.

We had a glorious 16 days along the Wild Atlantic Way. The helpful hints of where to stop for coffee break or where to go for dinner helped us find hidden gems we wouldn't have found on our own. The place we loved... read more

Our experience with the team at KimKim was very professional. We had a well organized itinerary. The team checked in with us to ensure everything was going well and helped us make some necessary changes in hotels when we found the one that had been booked was unacceptable.

We had a glorious 16 days along the Wild Atlantic Way. The helpful hints of where to stop for coffee break or where to go for dinner helped us find hidden gems we wouldn't have found on our own. The place we loved the best was the Glen Arm Castle and Walled Garden. A delightful place to stop explore and rejuvenate before heading onward.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Hi Cameran

Thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am glad to hear you really enjoyed your trip with us.

We will definitely take your feedback on board as it will help us with maintaining a high level of service so we definitely appreciate it.

We hope to welcome you to Ireland in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Beyond Amazing
Ireland | Aug 12 - Aug 21, 2021

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Julie T.
Minneapolis, MN | Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

I have nothing but good things to say about booking with Ireland Walk, Hike, Bike. A few details about the trip...It was my mom (60+ yrs), myself (38), and my 9 mo old daughter. We were there for 10 days and walked portions of "The Kerry Way" most of the days. I carried my daughter in a hiking backpack while my mom carried the food / snacks. Coordinating a trip with a nine month old in another country can be intimidating to state it lightly. We had cabs picking us up and dropping us to at the... read more

I have nothing but good things to say about booking with Ireland Walk, Hike, Bike. A few details about the trip...It was my mom (60+ yrs), myself (38), and my 9 mo old daughter. We were there for 10 days and walked portions of "The Kerry Way" most of the days. I carried my daughter in a hiking backpack while my mom carried the food / snacks. Coordinating a trip with a nine month old in another country can be intimidating to state it lightly. We had cabs picking us up and dropping us to at the start/end of hikes which meant a carseat needed to be transferred. We needed a travel cot for her to sleep in and we needed flexibility in our days just in case she wasn't up for the hike that day and we needed to be done early. Thus, the reason for booking through Ireland Walk, Hike, Bike. I couldn't have been happier that we did this!

From the beginning, they had superb communication and custom built a route that allowed us to maximize what we were seeing each day, but still have some flexibility if needed. It was really nice to give them a budget and have them plan accordingly for hotels, transportation, etc. All of the lodging accommodations were phenomenal with breakfast included. The staff was friendly, the rooms were clean and well stocked, and my daughter's travel cot was ready to go at each location. The transportation to and from hikes was timely and each of our drivers were incredibly knowledgeable and we learned so much from them! No one ever made us feel like a "burden" with a carseat and so many bags full of baby stuff like diapers and formula. Everyone helped where they could and we never had any hiccups.

They reached out to us throughout the trip to ensure that all was going well and to check to see if we had any questions. We had one day that we needed to shorten and they accommodated that as well! Traveling with a little one and knowing that we were just a phone call away from assistance really provided me with a peace of mind that we would be taken care of throughout the trip! Loved our holiday and would highly recommend this company!

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Buffett plus
Ireland | Sep 22 - Sep 28, 2019

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Betsy L.
Brunswick, ME | Reviewed on Oct 03, 2019

Our guide Maurice from Ireland Walk Bike Hike was very helpful both before and during our recent trip to Ireland. He and a woman from their office (whose name I don't recall) called twice in our 7 day trip to make sure all was well. Galway was a good base for excursions. Westport was a lovely little town. We heard the best Trad music there and on my husband's birthday too! Ballina was a fun. We tried the traditional hot seaweed baths since this wasn't something we could do in the US. It was... read more

Our guide Maurice from Ireland Walk Bike Hike was very helpful both before and during our recent trip to Ireland. He and a woman from their office (whose name I don't recall) called twice in our 7 day trip to make sure all was well. Galway was a good base for excursions. Westport was a lovely little town. We heard the best Trad music there and on my husband's birthday too! Ballina was a fun. We tried the traditional hot seaweed baths since this wasn't something we could do in the US. It was a relaxing end to our trip. If we had it to do again, we would have spent 1 less night in Galway (we had 3) and added another stop or longer in Westport. We enjoyed our trip!

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Hi Betsy

Thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are so happy you enjoyed your Self drive experience with us.

We hope to welcome you back to Ireland on tour with us in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Self Guided Hiking Tour
Ireland | Sep 13 - Sep 24, 2019

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leisa s.
Australia | Reviewed on Oct 02, 2019

I had a really great trip with Kimkim. Everything was so easy all the way through and the team was always a phone call away if I had any questions or needed some help.
Dean was fantastic and even dropped in for a face to face half way through to check in. I received phone calls from the team during the trip which was really comforting as I was travelling alone.
Petrina was also always close by when I needed anything and responded very quickly to any questions I had.
The hosts at each of my... read more

I had a really great trip with Kimkim. Everything was so easy all the way through and the team was always a phone call away if I had any questions or needed some help.
Dean was fantastic and even dropped in for a face to face half way through to check in. I received phone calls from the team during the trip which was really comforting as I was travelling alone.
Petrina was also always close by when I needed anything and responded very quickly to any questions I had.
The hosts at each of my BnBs we’re fantastic, and I’d really love for them to know I enjoyed my stay, particularly my stay with Kathleen at Finglas House in Camp. I was quite unwell during my night there and she was very accommodating.
The pack provided by Kimkim containing route notes, maps and dining recommendations was great! I actually enjoyed readying about the next day’s activities before bed each night. They were thorough and obviously put together by people who were familiar with each walk. My favourite I think would have to be the one from Dingle to Dunquin, absolutely stunning.
Overall, I’d definitely book another holiday with Kimkim, and I plan to return to travel the north next time!
Thanks team.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Mar 19, 2020

Hi Leisa

Thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are so happy you enjoyed your Self Guided Dingle Peninsula tour with us.

We hope to welcome you back to Ireland on tour with us in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Ireland
Ireland | Sep 16 - Sep 26, 2019

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Robin F.
Rockville, CT | Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Our trip to Ireland was memorable and we will use kimkim and Ireland Walk Bike Hike again to plan new adventures. Although we did not bike at all we had many walks and shorter hikes in beautiful places. Our windy, rainy excursion to the Aran Islands was warmed by an Irish Coffee at a small island pub followed by a boat trip around the Cliffs of Moher. Our itinerary was ambitious and we will spend more time in fewer places next visit. Many thanks to trip planner Dean from Tralee who was... read more

Our trip to Ireland was memorable and we will use kimkim and Ireland Walk Bike Hike again to plan new adventures. Although we did not bike at all we had many walks and shorter hikes in beautiful places. Our windy, rainy excursion to the Aran Islands was warmed by an Irish Coffee at a small island pub followed by a boat trip around the Cliffs of Moher. Our itinerary was ambitious and we will spend more time in fewer places next visit. Many thanks to trip planner Dean from Tralee who was so helpful and even visited us one morning at breakfast to offer assistance. We love photos of beautiful places and we will enjoy the hundreds pictures we took. The B&B’s were comfortable, and all were clean and welcoming. Big Irish breakfasts are wonderful!! We travelled from Glendalough Abby and Lake to the Ring of Kerry, astounded at the beautiful landscape and historical sights. We enjoyed the Pubs in Dingle and the funky town vibe. The Cliffs of Moher are a spectacular experience and traveling the small roads north to Westport was an adventure full of lovely country sights. We even stayed at Ballyseede Castle and enjoyed a night of luxury. Our travels were slowed by traffic ‘jams’ of sheep and cattle on several occasions and the scent of peat or “turf” fires let us enjoy a bit of the rural life of Ireland.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2019

Hi Robin

Thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am glad to hear you really enjoyed your self drive trip, I know from our discussion that you wished you could have stayed in a few places a couple more days however at least you now have an excuse to come back to this amazing country.

I will certainly pass on your kind words to our accommodation suppliers and we hope to welcome you back to Ireland in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Southern Ireland
Ireland | Sep 13 - Sep 23, 2019

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Mala N.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Thanks Dean and Petrina! We had an amazing time in Ireland, and loved every moment of it! We would love to come back and see more of your beautiful country. All the work you put in for us, both in terms of making our bookings and planning our itinerary, is much appreciated. Almost everything worked like clockwork. We were also lucky to have great weather during our time there, and on the one day it wasn't great due to the rain, quite magically Dean showed up, and helped us plan our... read more

Thanks Dean and Petrina! We had an amazing time in Ireland, and loved every moment of it! We would love to come back and see more of your beautiful country. All the work you put in for us, both in terms of making our bookings and planning our itinerary, is much appreciated. Almost everything worked like clockwork. We were also lucky to have great weather during our time there, and on the one day it wasn't great due to the rain, quite magically Dean showed up, and helped us plan our day!

In terms of guides and related feedback - here are a couple of things -

1. Hilltop Treks - Celts and Castles Tour. We had specifically requested a tour of Newgrange. Turns out this tour regularly does not enter Newgrange. That would have been a huge disappointment for us. As it turns out our tour started early since all the tourists got there in time, and the guide was able to eke out the time for us to see the inside of Newgrange which was amazing. I don't think the trip would have been worthwhile for us if we had not entered Newgrange. All's well that ends well - but I wanted to mention this, for future reference for you. In case there are others who specifically request a tour of Newgrange, it might be better to find a tour company that routinely goes inside the monument.
2. Lally Tours - Cliffs of Moher tour - In the interest of full disclosure, it would have been nice to know before that the money we paid earlier for the tour does not cover the cost of visiting the caves. Interestingly, they don't even mention it on their website. Also, we would have preferred a tour that covered Dunguaire castle vs the caves.

Overall, for us, I think it would have been better to have been given the option of a couple of tour companies before the bookings were made, so we could have checked out their itineraries and seen which ones worked the best with our interests.

Places that were most memorable - honestly, we enjoyed everything.
In Dublin - our favorites were the tour of Trinity college (the guide was really good), and the Book of Kells, and the Musical Pub Crawl.
Waterford - loved the tour of Waterford Factory
Cobh - loved the town and the beautiful St Colman's Cathedral
Ring of Kerry - loved the Derrynane Loop Walk. Your directions were perfect!
Dingle and Slea Head - were our absolute favorites! Absolutely stunningly gorgeous! Our favorite stop there was the Dunmore Head hike (which was not mentioned in your information - you may want to add it to your repertoire!).

Challenges - we had only one. We were unable to find the Old Head of Kinsale hike. I think we made some error in getting there and hence it took us for ever, and when we got there we were turned around. We parked at the Speckled Door, but were unable to find the start of the hike. It looked to us like you had to walk on a narrow road shared by cars which seemed risky. We asked the gentleman at the bar at the Specked Door, but he was too busy to help us. That's what delayed us in getting to Kenmare that night, and led to the problem at the B and B.
Everything else was really perfect.

I mention the above not as criticisms, but in the spirit of constructive feedback!

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2019

Hi Mala

Thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback is greatly appreciated. I am glad to hear you really enjoyed your trip with us.

We will definitely take your feedback on board as it will help us with maintaining a high level of service so we definitely appreciate it.

We hope to welcome you to Ireland in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Trip to Ireland
Ireland | Jul 10 - Jul 17, 2019

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Lauren C.
Van Buren, AR | Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

It was too much driving for the week, we wish we would’ve had more activities to do.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Ring of Kerry Self-Guided Cycling Tour - 8 Days
Ireland | Jun 30 - Jul 5, 2019

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Audrey B.
Peyton, CO | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2019

I had a great time! Everything was so easy at every step of the way. I especially liked the route that kept me on back roads with minimal time on the Ring of Kerry road.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Oct 01, 2019

Hi Audrey

Thank you so much for your kind words, your feedback is greatly appreciated. We are so happy you enjoyed your Cycle trip along the Ring of Kerry. It really is a beautiful part of the country and we are glad you got to experience it.

We hope to welcome you back to Ireland on tour with us in the near future.

All the Best

Dean

Dingle or Wicklow
Ireland | Jun 17 - Jun 27, 2019

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kari w.
Canada | Reviewed on Jul 01, 2019

Very friendly. Pick ups as planned. Accommodations very nice. Food was excellent

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Ireland 2019
Ireland | Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2019

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Lisa R.
Acton, MA | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dean was great to work with and it was nice to have things set up and prepaid along the way (car, B&Bs, etc). Also good suggestions on places to stop, sites to see. One place not to miss is Skellig Michael, especially on a clear day, but reserve well ahead!

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Hazel trip 2019
Ireland | Jun 7 - Jun 14, 2019

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stephanie p.
Decatur, GA | Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

My granddaughter and I had a wonderful trip!

Petrina arranged everything beautifully and was responsive to all my questions and doubts.
My only complaint was the weather. I doubt she could do anything about it, though.

Ireland is beautiful. The people, the scenery and the food were lovely.

Thank you for all your help.

Stephanie Penn

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

Ireland 2019
Ireland | Jun 1 - Jun 9, 2019

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Scott R.
Tampa, FL | Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

I thought overall this was a well planned trip. Every day was different and it felt that there were different themes. We didn't drive long between locations. What made it so successful is that we had a framework and a structure, but allowed us the flexibility to change our plans during the course of the day. Weather is Ireland is always unpredictable. We had a challenging start but the weather came through nicely at the tail end of our trip.

On the first day, driving up to Galway made... read more

I thought overall this was a well planned trip. Every day was different and it felt that there were different themes. We didn't drive long between locations. What made it so successful is that we had a framework and a structure, but allowed us the flexibility to change our plans during the course of the day. Weather is Ireland is always unpredictable. We had a challenging start but the weather came through nicely at the tail end of our trip.

On the first day, driving up to Galway made sense because it was accessible and it was an easy way to get started with some light tourist walking through the streets and getting a flavor of Irish culture. We especially enjoyed watching the finals of the premier league championship in a packed local pub which resembled a mosh pit. The noise and enthusiasm was electrifying.

I enjoyed Doolin, especially the pubs where the locals attended listening to music. I highly recommend Sheedy's B&B. We enjoyed hiking the cliffs of Mohr from Doolin to the tourist center as it was private and less people. Getting a taxi to take us back to Doolin was easy and convenient vs. taking a bus back into town. I think starting from the Tourist center is a mistake as there are too many people.

The Dingle penisula was my favorite part of the trip. Enjoyed the B&B and appreciated majestic views of the mountains in the backdrop along the coastline. Great walking trails. We just barely missed getting the boat over to Blassket Island but enoyed the museum had some nice walks in the AM along the coastline. We loved the Falconary and that was truly was an unique and unforgettable experience. The pub and music nightlife was great too.

Touring Skellig Michael was another highlight of the trip and we were fortunate for a very nice sunny day. Memorable. A must!

Heading up to Limerick the next day and seeing the castles and walking the trails was a good day to "strecth the legs". Nightlife was great too.

Ending our trip in Dublin was a good way to slow it down a bit. We enjoyed the museums at Trinity college, GPO (must), public gardens, as well as the Jamenson and Guinesse. Although it is a touristy thing to do, taking the "hop on and hop off" bus tour is a good way to get around to see the city. The early am drive from Dublin to Shannon airport was easy and not too taxing.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison

1 week in/out Ireland
Ireland | Apr 23 - Apr 30, 2019

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Lori R.
Reseda, CA | Reviewed on May 08, 2019

Blown away with frances hospitality coming to visit us in killarney in person and calls to make sure all ok.
Margo our bike hike guide was unbelievable. She was encouraging, so informed about so much, great conversation, felt totally blessed to have her for a full day. All accommodations were above expectations. Great locations, bfasts and hosts.
The Hertz GPS was slow and didn't provide accuracy we e expected. That is not your responsibility. Hertz did a wonderful thing in not... read more

Blown away with frances hospitality coming to visit us in killarney in person and calls to make sure all ok.
Margo our bike hike guide was unbelievable. She was encouraging, so informed about so much, great conversation, felt totally blessed to have her for a full day. All accommodations were above expectations. Great locations, bfasts and hosts.
The Hertz GPS was slow and didn't provide accuracy we e expected. That is not your responsibility. Hertz did a wonderful thing in not charging us since we were 1hour late.

Pat Liddy tour was fantastic !!!!

Only suggestions would be to strongly urge drivers download offline maps if they have capability on their phones. That ended up better than Hertz gps.
Also, information on the charges to the suggested route stops. We probably would have changed some of our stops to be able to spend more time. (Ex. Bunratty castle). or not go . It got a bit frustrating to pay at every stop for more info. If I had known I would have planned better.
However, every place was amazing and the trip went without a gliche. It was amazing!!
Oh, also maybe add info about bus pass and needing exact change on buses in Dublin,
along with brief comment on norms of tipping and that last admission to quite a few sites is4-5p. We missed going in to some locations.

I'm rambling along so I hope makes sense.

Thank you for an amazing trip
Ireland should definitely be a must do for everyone.
God bless

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Hi Lori

Thank you so much for your lovely words. We aim to provide the best quality trip we possibly can and it is wonderful to hear you had a great time .

Thank you for your suggestions as well, we will certainly take them on board for future trip

We hope to welcome you back on tour sometime in the near future.

Kind Regards

Dean Garrison
Sales Manager

Ireland Itinerary
Ireland | Mar 11 - Mar 17, 2019

Matthew
Matthew F.
Madison, WI | Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Travel advice was great. Walk Bike Hike was very friendly. Great B&B hosts.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019

Hi Matthew

Thank you very much for your kind words. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your holiday with us and really appreciate the positive feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Ireland in the future!

All the best from your friends at Ireland Walk Hike Bike