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115 Cavendish Sq, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1C 3K2, Canada
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

My wife and I booked a walking tour with Michael Boyle. We chose it because he was highly rated on many websites including Tripadvisor. Whenever we visit a city for the first time, we always try to go on a walking tour. It gives us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

First of all PAT S. Thanks for taking time to make such insightful comments on the immense value of all historical walking tours and of course- on my own tour of St Johns.Indeed you hit the nail on the head and it is a balancing...More

Reviewed August 31, 2018

We started off by showing up a few minutes late and instead of taking off he added a little historical story for the group and waited for us,,such a gentlemen. Couldn’t get enough we could have listened to him for hours, he provides historical facts...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2018

YES I am a little late with my response Jayy. I do remember this tour very well because you joined us at the first official stop.History must be exiting and come alive and all our guides are keen to show this to our guests.We aim...More

Reviewed July 1, 2018 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

Date of experience: June 2018
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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded July 2, 2018

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

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

Date of experience: June 2018
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MICHAEL B, Owner at Boyle Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

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

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

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

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.

Date of experience: July 2017
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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

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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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

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.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank John C
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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