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Boyle Tours

115 Cavendish Sq, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3K2, Canada
+1 709-364-6845
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Fantastic walking tour!

We thoroughly enjoyed Boyle’s walking tour of St John’s. Michael is as colourful as the houses of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
coco057toronto
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Toronto
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Best way to learn about St John’s

We booked a tour with Michael somewhat last minute near the end of our two week trip around... read more

Reviewed June 17, 2018
Cammy137
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115 Cavendish Sq, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3K2, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed Boyle’s walking tour of St John’s. Michael is as colourful as the houses of St Johns. He is charming and knowledgeable about the stories and history of St John’s. He reenacts historical moments with great flare leaving us with lasting memories. The...More

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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Our July 1 Memorial Day/Canada Day evening walk is a always special one. Many thanks coco57 for taking the time to provide such positive feed back. We had a small group but a very interactive and super interested group. I really enjoyed your observations and...More

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Reviewed June 17, 2018 via mobile

We booked a tour with Michael somewhat last minute near the end of our two week trip around Newfoundland, and we are so happy we did! It was a drizzly day but our entire group had an excellent time and didn’t even notice the weather....More

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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

YES First of all thanks Cammy137 for taking time to provide such insightful comments on our tour last week.My tours are small,customized and interactive.This means -of of course history must "come alive ' on my tour. And as you say it was a drizzly day...More

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Reviewed February 27, 2018

What a fine start to our vacation on the Avalon Peninsula! When Michael Boyle met us for the start of the tour wearing his bowler hat, I knew this was going to be fun. The tour was not only fun, but so chock full of...More

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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded March 1, 2018

First of all Mary Jane -thanks for taking time to reflect on your enjoyable experience with Boyle tours. Our tours are about presenting history in a dramatic way..No stodgy university history lecture here - because it vital to have an interactive tour. Questions and observations...More

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Reviewed September 5, 2017 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend did this tour with Michael and it was just the three of us, we learned a lot. Michael is a fantastic guide, he was very knowledgeable and took us to some interesting sights and we met some friendly people along the...More

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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

THANKS Emma for taking time to make your review. Each tour is an amazing cultural experience of our great city.Emma -You and your boyfriend asked me some great questions and this provides an interactive aspect to our historical tours. Thanks again. Michael B

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Reviewed August 12, 2017 via mobile

Michael is engaging and entertaining. Enjoyed the tour very much. Lasts a nice amount of time not too long or too short

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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 14, 2017

Thanks Keith for taking time rom your busy Newfoundland tour -to write your kind comments.Your group had some amazing questions and I really enjoyed meeting you all.Good luck Keith -with your travels in the Port Union area. Michael B

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Reviewed August 4, 2017

6 of us took a walking tour with Michel Boyle and he fulfilled all our expectations. A bit quirky, but all the more fun therefore.

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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

YES Thanks for taking time to make your kind comments.Indeed my tour is different and above all -an unique experienced most important of all it is informative and enjoyable. Thanks Michael B

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Reviewed July 1, 2017 via mobile

Great guide and very knowledgeable about the history of St. John's. Definitely worth doing early in your visit to St. John's.More

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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 3, 2017

Thanks GWB -NY for taking time to make very insightful comments about the walking tour of July 1 2017.Memorial Day /Canada 150 tour. Yes --My tours are NOT University lectures and having smaller groups means there is time for questions.Indeed History can be made entertaining...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting historic walk of downtown St. John's. Great witty orator of the area history. We thoroughly enjoyed the tour with Michael and highly recommend it.

Thank John C
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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2017

Thank you John for your kind comments.My tour tries to make history alive.It is a kind of seminar on the street and I am glad you enjoyed it.

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Reviewed October 12, 2016

Michael knows a lot of the city and it's many Irish roots. It was great to listen to him talk so much about the history of Ireland that exists in St. john's. Definitely reccomend.More

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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 24, 2016

THANKS so much Colton P for taking time to share your comments on this site.Your Irish Language Studies professor Eoin Mac Geralt wanted me to do the Aly O'Brien historical tour for your University program.I was impressed with the great interest shown by all students.Indeed...More

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Reviewed September 19, 2016

We did this tour on Saturday, 3 September 2016 through Holland America's shore excursion desk. We took a bus from the ship up to the top of the hill near the Lt. Governor's mansion. Mr. Boyle is an excellent guide, full of energy and knowledge....More

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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 20, 2016

First of all EP .Many thanks for taking time to write this very insightful review.When you do a walking tour for Cruise ships for a number of years then you get to know the Commissioner at Government house and the various excellent guides in our...More

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