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Ireland Walk Hike Bike was set up with one purpose in mind – to show you the real Ireland that we know and love. Having watched many visitors “flash” through Ireland – founder Linda Woods decided back in 1994 to find a better way to see the country. “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….

Whatever holiday you want – walk, hike, bike, more active than that or less active than that – we will be delighted to chat with you, work out your ideas & plan your holiday with you to ensure you have a really memorable trip to Ireland.

Linda, Maurice & their team of personally chosen Travel Advisors are always on hand to answer any inquiries you may have to ensure you have a super holiday in Ireland……..we look forward to hearing from you.

Ireland Walk Hike Bike was started in 1994 by Linda Woods. The realization of a dream – we want to show people “the real Ireland” the way it should be seen – slowly, intimately and knowledgeable.

24 years later, our terrific office personnel and great guides all share the same philosophy – “to take people into those hidden parts of Ireland that few know about and give people a real “taste and flavor” of Ireland the way we know it”.

With the many changes & challenges that everyone all over the world has to face daily, all of us here in Ireland Walk Hike Bike remain committed to sharing our love and fascination for Ireland – its’ history, culture, diversity & humor.

We invite you to contact one of our friendly staff to start your holiday plans rolling. All are delighted to assist you in any way to ensure the smooth running of your holiday, to give information to you that will help make YOUR holiday easy and a relaxing, rewarding experience. Maurice, Linda and their team of professional guides and office personnel are ready to introduce you to an Ireland that few see – but all dream of.

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Recent Trip Reviews for Ireland Walk Hike Bike

Dingle walk
Ireland | Sep 3 - Sep 10, 2023

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R T.
San Jose, CA | Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dean and other members of the team were professional. They were able to accommodate our last minute requests.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Sep 18, 2023

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind word.

We are glad to hear you had a great time in Ireland and you enjoyed every aspect of your trip.

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

Kind Regards

Dean

we had an outstanding tour guide, Margaurite....
Ireland | Aug 26 - Sep 4, 2023

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Debbie C.
Walhalla, SC | Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

we had an outstanding tour guide, Margaurite. Her knowledge was impressive, as well as her love for Ireland. She meshed so well with our family. Our group consisted of my husband and I, our daughter and son-in-law, our daughter and fiancé. We also had our 11 month old grandson. Dean made sure that everything we did, was doable with an infant. Every hotel was prepared for an infant. I would NOT hesitate to have kimkim plan future vacations. We made some changes to our itinerary, and it was handled well.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Sep 11, 2023

Hi Debbie

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind word.

We are glad to hear you had a great time in Ireland and you enjoyed every aspect of your trip.

We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Our trip was amazing!
Ireland | Aug 26 - Sep 4, 2023

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Bryn P.
Kennesaw, GA | Reviewed on Sep 07, 2023

Our trip was amazing!
Margaret exceeded expectations as our tour guide. She was knowledgeable, friendly, took us to the best places, and fit in well with our family. Dean/Maria planned a wonderful trip for us and we would recommend them to anyone.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Sep 07, 2023

Hi Bryn

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind word.

We are glad to hear you had a great time in Ireland and you enjoyed every aspect of your trip.

We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Will Certainly Use Again
Ireland | Aug 25 - Sep 3, 2023

Greg
Greg T.
Gilbert, AZ | Reviewed on Sep 04, 2023

Both the kimkim expereince and dealing with Ireland Walk Hike and Bike were outstanding.

Not having any knowledge of Ireland, the team at Ireland Walk Hike and Bike were outstanding. They took the stress out of planning an itinerary, booking accomodations and the rental car, and providing restaurant and place of interest suggestions. Most importantly, they took note as to what was important to us (natural sights) and what was not (castles, churches and likely crowded places).

Our... read more

Both the kimkim expereince and dealing with Ireland Walk Hike and Bike were outstanding.

Not having any knowledge of Ireland, the team at Ireland Walk Hike and Bike were outstanding. They took the stress out of planning an itinerary, booking accomodations and the rental car, and providing restaurant and place of interest suggestions. Most importantly, they took note as to what was important to us (natural sights) and what was not (castles, churches and likely crowded places).

Our highlights in order of experiencing: Dingle Sea Safari, Cliffs of Moher hike, Kayaking Lough Corrib, climbing Tully Mountain, Killary Sheep Farm demonstration, and bodysurfing in Keel Bay.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Sep 05, 2023

Hi Greg

Thank you for your kind words. We are overjoyed to hear you had a great time in Ireland.

Also thank you for taking time out of your trip to visit us at our office. It is always great to put a name to face.

We hope to have the opportunity to welcome back to Ireland in the future.

All the best

Dean

Trip planning made easy
Ireland | Aug 20 - Aug 24, 2023

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David K.
Orange, NJ | Reviewed on Aug 26, 2023

Was getting dizzy trying to plan my trip for 5 of us to Ireland. Kim Kim did a great job getting us good accommodations, a car and suggested sight seeing. I changed details last minute and they were able to make the changes with no issue. Would definitely use again read more

Was getting dizzy trying to plan my trip for 5 of us to Ireland. Kim Kim did a great job getting us good accommodations, a car and suggested sight seeing. I changed details last minute and they were able to make the changes with no issue. Would definitely use again

Hotel Review
Abbey Hotel Donegal
Donegal

Great location in heart of Donegal town. Good bar and restaurant. Lots of pubs and stores right outside the door. No air conditioning but most hotels do not have air

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Aug 28, 2023

Hi David

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind word.

We are glad to hear you had a great time in Ireland and you enjoyed every aspect of your trip.

We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Wonderful Ireland
Ireland | Aug 11 - Aug 17, 2023

Helen
Helen C.
Madison, CT | Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Ireland was wonderful !! Dean who planned the trip was very supportive and Clodagh was very pleasant and attentive to all our needs. We loved the hotel in Killarney that we stayed in for three nights. I liked having the trip details planned so we had an idea what and where we were going. Weather was great and no bug bites for evening walks. The last hotel in Galway ‘ Eyre Square ‘was not as convenient or as elegant as the other accommodations because the parking garage was a quick walk... read more

Ireland was wonderful !! Dean who planned the trip was very supportive and Clodagh was very pleasant and attentive to all our needs. We loved the hotel in Killarney that we stayed in for three nights. I liked having the trip details planned so we had an idea what and where we were going. Weather was great and no bug bites for evening walks. The last hotel in Galway ‘ Eyre Square ‘was not as convenient or as elegant as the other accommodations because the parking garage was a quick walk distance, but it did provide what we needed to complete our trip. If I were to do anything differently, I would have flown into Dublin and left in Galway to give more time to spend exploring Galway. I would highly recommend a Kim Kim vacation!! Very beneficial for those who never traveled from the USA to Ireland or any other international travel that you may want to do. Thank you, it was lovely and I am so grateful that we chose you to make our travel arrangements 😃

Hotel Review
The Brehon Hotel
Killarney

Lovely hotel so elegant

Authenticity & Character
Superb, clean and provides great service
Location
Excellent service and a beautiful hotel
Staff
Friendly
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room was clean and the hotel meet all my expectations!!!
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Aug 25, 2023

Hi Helen

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind word.

We are glad to hear you had a great time in Ireland and you enjoyed every aspect of your trip.

We hope to welcome you back in the future.

Kind Regards

Dean

Glorious, Unforgettable Trip! One-Of-A-Kind Tour Guide
Ireland | Jul 26 - Aug 1, 2023

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Dennis K.
Ossining, NY | Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

My wife and I recently booked a custom tour of southwestern Ireland through kimkim.com and were extremely impressed with the entire experience. We decided to use kimkim because it connects international travelers to local Irish travel companies and guides who provide customized itineraries you can't find anywhere else.

Our guide Linda W. from Ireland Walk Hike Bike truly made our trip unforgettable. The landscapes we saw, from the rolling hills of the Ring of Kerry to the dramatic Cliffs... read more

My wife and I recently booked a custom tour of southwestern Ireland through kimkim.com and were extremely impressed with the entire experience. We decided to use kimkim because it connects international travelers to local Irish travel companies and guides who provide customized itineraries you can't find anywhere else.

Our guide Linda W. from Ireland Walk Hike Bike truly made our trip unforgettable. The landscapes we saw, from the rolling hills of the Ring of Kerry to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher, went beyond our wildest expectations. But Linda's warmth, knowledge, and dedication is what really made our adventure magical. She brought Ireland's natural beauty and rich history to life, going above and beyond to satisfy our curiosity. By the end of our trip, we felt we had made a dear friend.

I would 100% recommend using kimkim if you want to see the real Ireland. The service makes it easy to craft a custom trip, and connect with wonderful local guides like Linda. She absolutely made our time exploring Killarney, Dingle, Galway, and beyond a trip we'll cherish forever.

Hotel Reviews
Ashling Hotel Dublin
Dublin

Very Comfortable - Staff eager to please!

Authenticity & Character
As I said before very comfortable and clean. Wonderful staff
Location
Great location close to train
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Killarney International Hotel
Killarney, Co. Kerry

Killarney International Hotel was steps from the center of town yet it was still quiet and comfortable

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Harbour Hotel
Galway

Great hotel in Galway. Very comfortable, quiet, and staff was very friendly and eager to please

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Aug 25, 2023

Hi Dennis

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind word.

We are glad to hear you had a great time in Ireland and you enjoyed every aspect of your trip.

I will be sure to pass on your kind words to Linda, she will be over moon to hear how much you loved your trip and that she was apart of that.

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

Kind Regards

Dean

Thank you Dean and everyone we worked with.
Ireland | Jul 12 - Jul 25, 2023

Carri
Carri L.
Tacoma, WA | Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Thank you Dean and everyone we worked with. This was a trip that was a long time in the making. It was to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, my 50th and my hubby's 60th birhdays. We had a wonderful time in Ireland. We drove ourselves, well, my husband drove and I navigated, lol. He's braver than me. We went to Dublin, Cork, Kinsale, Kilarney, Dingle, Doolin, Westport, and back to Dublin. The last 3 days in Dublin, we took a tour with Wild Rover to Belfast, Dunluce Castle and Giants... read more

Thank you Dean and everyone we worked with. This was a trip that was a long time in the making. It was to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary, my 50th and my hubby's 60th birhdays. We had a wonderful time in Ireland. We drove ourselves, well, my husband drove and I navigated, lol. He's braver than me. We went to Dublin, Cork, Kinsale, Kilarney, Dingle, Doolin, Westport, and back to Dublin. The last 3 days in Dublin, we took a tour with Wild Rover to Belfast, Dunluce Castle and Giants Causeway. The "Black Cab" tour in Belfast was really emotionally moving and gave me a more broad view of Northern Ireland. We stayed at a mixture of B&B's and hotels. Cork was interesting learning the history of where my husband's family came from, only 3 generations ago. There is so much more history to everything in Europe than there is here in the states. Especially in Washington state, where we are from. Most everywhere we visited was very clean. Dublin, was the exception. Our hosts at Fernroyd B&B in Cork, Tony & Avril, were so welcoming and were excited to tell us some history about Cork and what would be most important to see during our short stay. There is so much to see and do in Ireland, 2 weeks was barely enough time to scratch the surface. We are already beginning to plan for the next trip.

Hotel Reviews
Ashling Hotel Dublin
Dublin

Great hotel in a great location.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Close to everything, including transit.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
FERNROYD B&B
Cork

The hosts were amazing. The accommodations were comfortable, cozy and welcoming. Breakfast was excellent!! Convenient location to town, quiet and right by the river.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Actons Hotel
Cork

There was a big wedding while we were there but it never interfered with our stay. Beautiful location with parking.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Killarney International Hotel
Killarney, Co. Kerry

There hotel is beautiful. There is no parking or easy access to parking, including loading and unloading your luggage.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Dingle Heights

Wonderful views of the harbor and Eask Tower. Located conveniently for easy day trips.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Churchfield Bed & Breakfast
Doolin, Co. Clare

Great host! My favorite location on our trip.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Small and quiet with a local pub within walking distance.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Nox Hotel
Galway City

The hotel was nice but the location was not convenient or quiet.

Authenticity & Character
Location
Right next to the motorway. Very noisy and not easy access to the city.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Wyatt Hotel Westport
Westport

Beautiful! Easy parking and access. Right in the middle of town!

Authenticity & Character
Beautifully historic.
Location
Right in the middle of everything.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Aug 08, 2023

Hi Carri

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind word.

We are glad to hear you had a great time in Ireland and you enjoyed every aspect of your trip.

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

Kind Regards

Dean

Great first international trip for my two boys!!!!
Ireland | Jul 5 - Jul 12, 2023

Justin
Justin C.
Evans, GA | Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

From start to finish, the KimKim team was amazing. Our first tour took us to Norther Ireland (Dunluce Castle, Giant's Causeway & the Titanic Museum) with Kevin from Wild Rover Tour as our guide. The entire 12 hour tour went off without a single problem! Our train ride to Killarney was smooth and seamless, with a short walk to our hotel. I can't tell you how much my family loved this small little Irish town, as everyone in it was so friendly. We took tours to the Ring of Kerry and Dingle and... read more

From start to finish, the KimKim team was amazing. Our first tour took us to Norther Ireland (Dunluce Castle, Giant's Causeway & the Titanic Museum) with Kevin from Wild Rover Tour as our guide. The entire 12 hour tour went off without a single problem! Our train ride to Killarney was smooth and seamless, with a short walk to our hotel. I can't tell you how much my family loved this small little Irish town, as everyone in it was so friendly. We took tours to the Ring of Kerry and Dingle and Inch Bay, both areas you have to see to believe. Something that stuck out to me more than anything was our in country personal contact (Francis) who made sure all my questions were answered in a timely manner. One of our tours had a time and location change last minute, Francis had called, emailed and texted me before I even got up to make sure I knew about the changes. Everything was handled so professionally! Next time I travel anywhere outside of the USA, I will only have one e-mail to send, and that is to KimKim.

Hotel Reviews
Ashling Hotel Dublin
Dublin

Customer service was top notch My wife loved the hotel Our boys couldn't get enough of the breakfast

Authenticity & Character
Location
So close to the train station, along with bus tour stops.
Staff
So nice!!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Fairview Boutique Hotel
Killarney

Front office personal was friendly

Authenticity & Character
Location
in the heart of Killarney
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Rooms could get a little musty smell if air is not circulating very well in the rooms.
Activity Review
Belfast & Giants Causeway Day tour from Dublin
Dublin

Kevin made this trip extra special. You can honestly tell how much he enjoys to travel and talk Irish history with the customers.

Quality of Experience
Guides, Drivers and Staff
Transport
Bus was clean, and had charging ports.
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Jul 19, 2023

Hi Justin

Many thanks for your wonderful review, and travelling with us this year.

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

I will pass on your kind words to our team in our office and on to Kevin from Wild Rovers.

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

Kind Regards

Dean

Self-guided Tour of Ireland
Ireland | Jun 21 - Jun 27, 2023

Melody
Melody B.
Tucson, AZ | Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

We had a very nice trip to Ireland on a self-guided tour. Dean and his team handled all of the reservations. We were satisfied with the accommodations and the bookings they arranged. We really enjoyed the fly fishing and golf day in Killarney National Park. We decide not to cycle in Dingle as the roads were very narrow and the weather was rainy and windy on our scheduled days. We would certainly recommend Dean and his team for booking a tour in Ireland. read more

We had a very nice trip to Ireland on a self-guided tour. Dean and his team handled all of the reservations. We were satisfied with the accommodations and the bookings they arranged. We really enjoyed the fly fishing and golf day in Killarney National Park. We decide not to cycle in Dingle as the roads were very narrow and the weather was rainy and windy on our scheduled days. We would certainly recommend Dean and his team for booking a tour in Ireland.

Hotel Reviews
Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast

Very nice and clean hotel with a good breakfast. I would highly recommend.

Authenticity & Character
Great sitting room with view.
Location
Very nice view up on the hill.
Staff
Friendly and helpful with map and suggestions.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable.
Abbey Lodge
Killarney Co Kerry

Very nice and clean hotel with a good breakfast. I would highly recommend.

Authenticity & Character
Nice room and breakfast
Location
Walking distance to the town.
Staff
Helped us with recommendations for dinner
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable
Churchfield Bed & Breakfast
Doolin, Co. Clare

Very nice and clean hotel with a good breakfast. I would highly recommend.

Authenticity & Character
Nice room with funky window in the bathroom. It was round!
Location
Very close to a lively pub with good food.
Staff
Very helpful with map and recommendations.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable.
St Jude's Galway B&B
Galway

Very nice and clean hotel with a good breakfast. I would highly recommend.

Authenticity & Character
Bigger than it looks. We had a quiet room and good breakfast.
Location
Just a 10 minute walk to the center of town.
Staff
Amazing twin brothers run the place. Good sense of humor and helpful with suggestions.
Cleanliness & Comfort
Clean and comfortable.
Activity Review
Blasket Island Boat Tour
Ireland

This was canceled due to weather.

Quality of Experience
We enjoyed the self-guided tour and having the B&B booked for us. Driving was a little nerve racking with the narrow roads, but we liked the freedom.
Food
For the most part we found nice pubs and restaurants.
Guides, Drivers and Staff
We wished we had booked more private tours. We missed hearing stories and histories of the places we visited.
Transport
We had a nice rental car that was automatic. It was a little scary with the narrow roads.
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Jul 12, 2023

Hi Melody

Many thanks for your wonderful review, and travelling with us this year.

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

Amazing trip of Ireland using Ireland Walk Hi...
Ireland | Jun 24 - Jun 30, 2023

Drew
Drew M.
Spartanburg, SC | Reviewed on Jul 01, 2023

Amazing trip of Ireland using Ireland Walk Hike and Bike and Linda Woods as our guide. From the detailed planning by Maria Hayes organizing our days to Linda being our brilliant guide our experience was fantastic!

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Jul 30, 2023

Hi Drew

Many thanks for your wonderful review, and travelling with us this year.

From everyone at Ireland Walk Hike Bike it was a pleasure showing you our fantastic country and its great to see you enjoyed your time so much!

We hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards

Dean

We had a wonderful time exploring Ireland. Ou...
Ireland | Jun 12 - Jun 18, 2023

T
Tom W.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 25, 2023

We had a wonderful time exploring Ireland. Our accommodations were top notch all around. Especially we would like to say how much we enjoyed the hospitality at our B&B stay in Cork. Our rental car from Hertz workedut inspite of the stress over the age restrictions we learned of only after full payment of our trip was made. Our only complaint was not receiving our driving and points of interest instructions.until we were already in Ireland. Overall your planning made this a very good experience. Thank you.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Jul 19, 2023

Hi Tom

Many thanks for your wonderful review, and travelling with us this year.

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

I am sorry about the situation with the car rental, since then we have made it a top priority to make sure we request the age of the main driver before the booking is made.

As for the route notes we have checked our records and we did send them to you 2 weeks before you arrived which is standard process so you can have the chance to go over them. It... read more

Hi Tom

Many thanks for your wonderful review, and travelling with us this year.

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

I am sorry about the situation with the car rental, since then we have made it a top priority to make sure we request the age of the main driver before the booking is made.

As for the route notes we have checked our records and we did send them to you 2 weeks before you arrived which is standard process so you can have the chance to go over them. It may have fallen into your spam/junk folder.

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

Kind Regards

Dean

Our driver (one of us) was excellent. He rep...
Ireland | Jun 9 - Jun 15, 2023

J
Jane B.
Ada, OH | Reviewed on Jun 24, 2023

Our driver (one of us) was excellent. He reports driving in Ireland was intimidating at first but then was ok.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Jul 06, 2023

Hi Mary

Many thanks for your wonderful review, and travelling with us this year.

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

We are happy to hear that you got comfortable driving on the opposite side of the road during your trip.

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

Kind Regards

Dean

Kind Regards

Dean

Dean & his team put an amazing itinerary toge...
Ireland | Jun 11 - Jun 16, 2023

Debi
Debi H.
Canada | Reviewed on Jun 18, 2023

Dean & his team put an amazing itinerary together for us, the B&B’s they booked for us were all so great! We appreciated the detailed itinerary and recommended sights at each location! We especially loved all the stops along the Great Atlantic Way. The boat trip to Blasket Island by far was our favourite excursion! We loved it all!! read more

Dean & his team put an amazing itinerary together for us, the B&B’s they booked for us were all so great! We appreciated the detailed itinerary and recommended sights at each location! We especially loved all the stops along the Great Atlantic Way. The boat trip to Blasket Island by far was our favourite excursion! We loved it all!!

Hotel Reviews
Bambury Guesthouse
Co Kerry

Our room was luxurious! So comfortable and well appointed! The host and staff were all so friendly and breakfast was delicious

Authenticity & Character
Location
Perfect location! Just a 5 min walk to Dingle town centre!
Staff
Friendly & helpful
Cleanliness & Comfort
So clean and the most comfortable bed!
Clayton Hotel Dublin Airport
Clonshaugh

What a lovely hotel, the rooms were comfortable, clean and quiet! We had dinner in the pub and it was really good. Breakfast was delicious

Authenticity & Character
Location
So close to the airport worked out perfectly
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Activity Review
Blasket Island Boat Tour
Ireland

This trip was our favourite! We loved Billy & Alice, they were friendly, professional and so knowledgeable on the area. They really treated us to the best day!

Quality of Experience
No
Guides, Drivers and Staff
So much info provided, we loved it
Transport
The boat was fun
Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on Jun 19, 2023

Hi Debi

Many thanks for your wonderful review, and travelling with us this year.

It was a pleasure meeting you during your trip and its great to see you enjoyed your time so much!
We hope to see you again soon.

Kind Regards

Dean

Dean organised an awesome 10 day Ireland adventure
Ireland | Apr 18 - Apr 28, 2023

Tanya
Tanya D.
Australia | Reviewed on May 28, 2023

Dean organised an awesome 10 day adventure through Ireland for us. Communication and payment in lead up to the trip was easy, and support during travel over whats app or online was speedy. Any little hiccups were resolved instantly and we had an absolute blast. Highlight of our trip was a day bike riding around Aran Islands and buying locally hand made woolen sweaters. The weather was freezing and we had a windy ferry ride (rug up!) but that didn't stop us having a fantastic time. Had the... read more

Dean organised an awesome 10 day adventure through Ireland for us. Communication and payment in lead up to the trip was easy, and support during travel over whats app or online was speedy. Any little hiccups were resolved instantly and we had an absolute blast. Highlight of our trip was a day bike riding around Aran Islands and buying locally hand made woolen sweaters. The weather was freezing and we had a windy ferry ride (rug up!) but that didn't stop us having a fantastic time. Had the best fish and chips of my life in Ireland. Would recommend organizing your travel through Dean and his team.

Local specialist: Dean Garrison
Dean
Dean Garrison
Local specialist in Ireland | Replied on May 31, 2023

Hi Tanya

Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for your kind word.

We are glad to hear you had a great time in Ireland and you enjoyed every aspect of your trip.

I am personally happy you had the best fish and chips of your life as I am a big fish and chips fan myself .

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

Kind Regards

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 | Replied 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

S
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 | Replied 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
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 | Replied 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
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 | Replied 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