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Jack Burtchaell Waterford Walking Tours


Jack Burtchaell Waterford Walking Tours
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Walking tours of the historic core of Waterford city, known as the Viking Triangle. The tour lasts 1 hour and covers over a 1,000 years of history, and includes four National Monuments, two Cathedrals and introduces the visitor to a range of rakes...more
Waterford Tourist Office, Waterford 051, Ireland
+353 51 873 711
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 15 June 2014

The meeting point has now changed so we walked in circles for a bit before finding the right place. Very friendly and relaxed guide, who obviously knows his stuff. No need to repeat what other reviewers have said about the tour - interesting, informative, entertaining...More

2  Thank happyholidays673
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 6 June 2015

Lots of detailed historical information imparted in quick-fire style, interspersed with humorous asides and social commentary. Very professional, but also somewhat detached and impersonal. Good ... but not great.

3  Thank Mac777
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Reviewed 26 September 2018

Jack was a friendly guy who gave a good introduction into the history of Waterford. He has a very dry sense of humour, witty and entertaining. He is very knowledgeable and answered any questions asked. I would certainly recommend the tour. Great value for the...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2018 via mobile

The tour guide was informative, entertaining and able to answer our questions. The price was great and I’d definitely recommend him to anyone.

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Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile

We walked on a sunny windy Sunday in late September. As all reviewers agree Jack is a mine of information, engaging and entertaining. We learnt a lot, are extremely glad to have gone and highly recommend the experience.

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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Jack is a local guy with a long standing interest in history. His walking tour, while not covering a huge distance, is very informative with lots of humorous stories along with historical facts. The key areas of the town are in quite a compact area...More

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Reviewed 27 August 2018

Jack Burtchell provides a rapid-fire brisk walking tour of Waterford-complete with the long history of the area combined with insights of the modern day city. It was a very worthwhile tour that gives you a real feel of the area other than just as the...More

Thank Soccer2Mom
Reviewed 25 August 2018

This tour is primarily tidbits about Waterford's history rather than an overarching story about it. While the stories were generally interesting, I felt like I finished having learnt various trivia about the town rather than knowing a lot of background information as is typical when...More

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Jack B, Owner at Jack Burtchaell Waterford Walking Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 31 August 2018

Hi Straea, Thank you for coming on my walking tour and I wish you much success with your research into Slavery. When you do a little more research you will discover that very few English ports like London, Bristol, and Liverpool were allowed to take...More

Reviewed 8 July 2018

A walking tour is always a good way to gain an appreciation of an area. Jack's tour was no exception, although Jack was exceptional.

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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Our hotel recommended Jack's walking tour of the city and we were so happy we went. First off, he is quite inexpensive for the entertaining and informative introduction to Waterford that he provides. I do not believe I would have developed such deep feelings for...More

Thank onthemove22
Reviewed 27 June 2018

Our tour was conducted by Michael who had great knowledge and clearly loves and is justly proud of Waterford. It was more like and hour and a half than an hour but passed quickly. Not a huge distance covered and there were places to sit\loos...More

Thank Genghissian
Reviewed 5 June 2018

We enjoyed Jack's walking tour today with two other families after meeting at the Visitor Center. Jack was hilariously entertaining as well as being very informative about the culture and history of Waterford. We walked all around the Viking Triangle, and it was a lovely...More

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22 July 2018|
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Response from Jack B | Property representative |
€7.00 per person
22 May 2015|
Response from Jack B | Property representative |
Hi I can not provide a private tour at 10.00 am on the 4th of June. You could join the public tour at 11.45 from the Tourist Information centre. Unfortunately my French is not to standard to deliver a tour. Best... More
brian k
12 April 2015|
Response from Jack B | Property representative |
Thank you for your query. The tour starts each day (7 days a week) at 11.45 am and 1.45 pm from the Tourist Information Centre. You could also join the tour at the Granville hotel at 12.00 noon or 2.00 pm. The cost of the... More