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We are an Irish, family-run travel company, that specializes in bespoke, private guided tours of Ireland (and Scotland!). Whether you are a party of 2 or a multigenerational group of 20, we can design a travel experience that will surpass your expectations.

Shane Leahy
Director & Tour Operator
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We can book the best accommodation, dining, experiences and much more.. tailoring a bespoke itinerary that means you get to see a side of the country that few get to experience. We own our fleet of luxury vehicles, and our Private Driver Guides are the best in the business - you can relax and reconnect on your journey, safe in the knowledge there is a professional at the wheel in every sense.

Shane Leahy
Director & Tour Operator
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Tours

We delight in experiential travel. These itineraries are designed to inspire you, but we will create tailor-made, travel experiences just for you.

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Summer Tour of Ireland’s Relais & Châteaux® Properties

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Embrace a Giant Spirit in Northern Ireland

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8 Night Highlights Tour of Ireland

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Spring into the new year with an Irish countryside tour

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Luxury Castles & Manor Tour

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Stories

Ireland: The land of storytellers

At the heart of Ireland Chauffeur Travel is a passion for Ireland and for her stories. The master storyteller brings the land to life and you can learn about Ireland through works by our literary heavyweights, such as James Joyce, Brendan Behan, Edna O’Brien and Maeve Binchy. We also invite you to explore our stories, where we will introduce you to charismatic characters; tell you stories of Ireland past and present; and share our touring tales. We hope to inspire you to travel and explore - whether in the comfort of your home or in the comfort of our care in Ireland. 

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Fleet

Travelling with Ireland Chauffeur Travel means you will travel in style and comfort in our fleet of luxury Mercedes and Range Rover vehicles.

You can relax in the safe, reliable and capable company of your Driver Guide who will share their knowledge and local tips as they expertly drive you around Ireland's country roads.

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Meet our experts

From the moment you start your journey with us, you will be looked after by our passionate and informed Travel Advisors. Our unmatched Driver Guides delight in showing our clients the very best of Ireland.

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Shane Leahy
Director & Tour Operator
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Orla Kelly
Sales & Marketing Director
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Camillus Croke
Transport Manager
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Ann Doherty
Finance
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Alison Lonergan
Private Guided Tour Consultant
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Private Guided Tour Consultant
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Testimonials

…let them plan a tour that will knock your socks off! – April 2024

Seeing the West of Ireland with the best - Sarah's tour arranging and Martin's driving made our 8 days in Ireland an outstanding experience. We saw five times as much in far less time than it would have taken us had we been doing this on our own. Martin was such a great guide; he was constantly picking out the thing really worth seeing as opposed to the thing the tourists flock to see, and determining the way to go to get where we wanted to go that would be the most beautiful and interesting. We really appreciated the way in which he figured out our general interests and then made suggestions that allowed us to satisfy them—in a very relaxed way! After a few days into the trip we had a new friend.

Give Ireland Chauffeur Travel an idea of what you're interested in and let them plan a tour that will knock your socks off!
- Tom, April 2024

Great Touring Company – We had a phenomenal time! April 2024

Great Touring Company. We had a phenomenal time. Sarah planned an amazing itinerary tailored to my family and our preferences. Tom was a great tour guide and driver. He was extremely knowledgeable in the history of Ireland especially the areas he drove us to and very helpful in getting where we had to be once we arrived at the museum, castle, or gardens. This company is highly recommended.
- Joseph F, April 2024

Everything was outstanding! – April 2024

We had a wonderful trip. Donal was awesome and took really good care of us! .. .All of your recommendations were perfect. Kai restaurant was wonderful and the Amarda Hotel Spanish Point was a highlight!
Everything was outstanding!
Shari - April 2024

…a fabulous trip from beginning to end – April 2024

This was a fabulous trip from beginning to end, including the Cliffs of Moher, Burren National Park, the sheep farm in Leenane, the falconry at Ashford Castle, Slieve League, the walls of Derry, and the tour of Belfast, just to name a few. Our first driver, Siobhan Morrissey, was a wealth of information about forestry and agriculture, which she is currently studying. Glenn in Derry and Rory in Belfast gave us in-depth tours. The incomparable Mary O'Leary, our guide from Cong to the end as she was in our trip to the south in 2017, was attentive and thorough in every way, and helped two of our group look for graves of ancestors. Thank you for bringing Mary back to us for this excursion.
The Swan-Soderland-Northrop Group - April 2024

Highly recommend – this was one of the best experiences of our lives! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ – April 2024

We just returned from an 11 day trip around Ireland and Northern Ireland with 3 other couples, via Ireland Chauffeur Travel, and it was by far one of the best experiences of our lives. We worked with Sam to do all the pre planning, and the hotel accommodations he booked for us were all beautiful, clean and comfortable, with great breakfasts included each day. The vans were also comfortable, with plenty of room for the 8 of us and all our luggage. Because of the duration of our trip, we ended up having two different drivers. Our first driver, Kieran, became more of a friend along the way, took us to several hidden gems, and did an excellent job sharing his knowledge of each area, and helping our group decide on options each day. Our second driver, Martin, was also very knowledgeable and friendly, and his dinner recommendations were always spot on! If you are trying to decide between hiring a driver or driving on your own, hands down and without question, go with Ireland Chauffeur Travel!
Diane F - April 2024

“Only and Best way to see Ireland” – March 2024

"Only and Best way to see Ireland - BEST trip ever. From booking with Sam to the best driver, tour guide ever Kieran Elliott. We couldn’t ask for a better experience" - Georgia M

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Travel should be inspiring, exciting, intriguing and relaxing

We believe in going the extra mile to ensure our clients build lifelong memories (and we love hearing about them!). We pride ourselves on our reliability as well as our creativity, ensuring that you create your own "Story of Ireland"

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