Testimonials – Postcards from our Guests

Marina reminisces about her trip to Ireland from Sunny California, Marina is a repeat client of our touring on several occasions all around the country

Awesome and Fabulous Guide

Awesome and Fabulous Guide

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We had a wonderful 10 day tour with Derek from Beautiful Meath Tours. Before we arrived, we asked Derek to design a tour that would show us Ireland the way a local would do it. We wanted to be away from the routine tourist spots and guide book highlights but see the beautiful and unique landscapes, people, and sites. Since you can’t do everything in 10 days we concentrated on the south west and southern areas of the country. In each town we were able to see the landscape, coast line, and beaches. We experienced castles, monasteries, and churches and learned the history of each area and of the country. We ate at wonderful restaurants and pubs, listened to local music, walked through a perfumery garden, a mediterranean garden, and the list goes on. The point is that Derek created a wonderful tour for our family to experience Ireland without the crowds and the rush from one place to another. Derek’s experience, knowledge and love of history made a tremendous difference. With enthusiasm we recommend Derek and Beautiful Meath Tours to everyone, especially if you want more than just a routine

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Awards

  • 2015 Meath Business and Tourism Award
  • 2018 Meath Business and Tourism Award
  • 2019 Meath Business and Tourism Award

Trip Advisor Awards

  • Travellers Choice Award 2020
  • Hall of fame award 2019
  • Certificate of Excellence 2014 – 2020
Absolutely great experience all around Ireland w/Derek !! A+A+A+A+<br />

Absolutely great experience all around Ireland w/Derek !! A+A+A+A+<br />

September 2020

We (myself, my husband, and my mother-in-law) spent a day traveling with guide Derek Smith on a Boyne Valley tour; we had an absolutely lovely time. He was very accommodating and considerate of my mother in-law (who has some mild mobility issues).

Derek picked us up from our Dublin area hotel and was very prompt. His small passenger van was very comfortable to ride in, and as we traveled to Newgrange (where we were able to be part of the first group of the day), he gave us some nice history and aside about Ireland and the Boyne Valley. Following Newgrange, we traveled to a local farm, where we were able to converse with the farmer and shop proprietor – a lovely local touch. We then traveled to St. Patrick’s Abbey (Slane), Bective Abbey, the Hill of Tara, and also got in some beautiful views of the Ardmulchan Church and Boyne River.

As other reviewers have noted, Derek is really top-notch. He is absolutely professional, very personable, and passionate about history. It is obvious that he loves his country deeply and wants to share it with all who visit, and that passion and love make for a personal, lovely tour. We had such a great time with Derek that we wished we’d booked more days with him! I recommend him enthusiastically and without reservations.

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Private tour to our ancestral roots<br />

Private tour to our ancestral roots<br />

October 2019

We had an amazing day with Derek Smith touring the Wicklow area. Derek was super accommodating as I had limited info, lots of questions and last minute changes. Derek accommodated all in a good humoured way. We saw beautiful Avoca, the Meeting of the Waters and many other areas that were significant to our search. Thanks Derek!

Derek gave us a piece of his life, sharing his love for the land and its lore. It was terrific…..

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Private tour to our ancestral roots<br />

Private tour to our ancestral roots<br />

October 2019

We had an amazing day with Derek Smith touring the Wicklow area. Derek was super accommodating as I had limited info, lots of questions and last minute changes. Derek accommodated all in a good humoured way. We saw beautiful Avoca, the Meeting of the Waters and many other areas that were significant to our search. Thanks Derek!

Derek gave us a piece of his life, sharing his love for the land and its lore. It was terrific…..

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Personalized, Highly Enjoyable, Relaxing, and Fun!

Personalized, Highly Enjoyable, Relaxing, and Fun!

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We had a wonderful 10 day tour with Derek from Beautiful Meath Tours. Before we arrived, we asked Derek to design a tour that would show us Ireland the way a local would do it. We wanted to be away from the routine tourist spots and guide book highlights but see the beautiful and unique landscapes, people, and sites. Since you can’t do everything in 10 days we concentrated on the south west and southern areas of the country. In each town we were able to see the landscape, coast line, and beaches. We experienced castles, monasteries, and churches and learned the history of each area and of the country. We ate at wonderful restaurants and pubs, listened to local music, walked through a perfumery garden, a mediterranean garden, and the list goes on. The point is that Derek created a wonderful tour for our family to experience Ireland without the crowds and the rush from one place to another. Derek’s experience, knowledge and love of history made a tremendous difference. With enthusiasm we recommend Derek and Beautiful Meath Tours to everyone, especially if you want more than just a routine

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