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We are an Irish, family-run tourism company specialising in bespoke, private guided travel. We combine our expertise with a passion for experiential travel and surpassing client expectations to design unique travel experiences.

Shane Leahy
Director & Tour Operator
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With our private travel expertise and valued relationships across the country, we combine the best 5-star luxury hotels, boutique guesthouses, and private rentals with curated local experiences, all hand-picked for you. Add our spacious, luxury vehicles and professional, personable Driver Guides and you have a unique team that delivers a truly special experience or occasion, planned to perfection. From 2-day tasting trails to 14-day ancestry adventures, we deliver it all in style.

We invite you to reimagine your holiday as a time when you can relax and reconnect on your journey as well as at your destination, 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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Ireland’s top hotels and cities ranked by US travel bible
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Is Pancake Tuesday an Irish thing?
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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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Alma Creed
Private Guided Tour Consultant
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Testimonials

Best Tour Company in Ireland – October 2023

We just ended an eight day tour with Colin, our driver and tour guide. I can't say enough positive things about both Colin and Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Everything was first class, from the accommodations to the luxury Mercedes Sprinter we traveled in. Alison and Ellen helped plan a fabulous itinerary and Colin made sure we saw and did anything we wanted. He even managed to find the site of the church where one of our friend's grandparents got married. We told him we would like to see sheep herding and the next day it was the first thing we did.

If you are looking for a first class experience, this is the company.

Use the nicest people to plan your dream trip to Ireland! – September 2023

The MOST accommodating, friendly, supportive, helpful people ever to arrange our trip! Somehow, they got all of our requests fit into our agenda even adding last minute stops requested. Sarah was so kind and helpful. Bob, our driver, was easygoing, helpful, and accommodating. we hope to go back to Northern Ireland, or maybe an agriculture intensive tour, and would only use Sarah and Bob!
Trust me... use them!

A Magical Trip! No better way to discover Ireland! – August 2023

I will start by saying we had the trip of a LIFETIME with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. My husband and I decided in July to book a trip to Ireland for August (4 weeks before our travel date) with our two young children, and we never could have done this without Ireland Chauffeur Travel, Alma, and all of their incredible staff and experience. Our itinerary was spot-on and we loved their recommendations for places to see and hotels to stay in. Possibly the BEST part of our trip was Toby, our driver/friend, who went above and beyond to make my family and I content during all moments of our stay.
Thank you for a magical experience through the most beautiful country. We can't wait to come back!

Hire a driver to see Ireland – July 2023

Definitely hire a driver to see Ireland. Mike was our driver was absolutely the best! He was so knowledgeable about the history and sights it gave us a much richer experience than we would have had following a map. Many times he pulled into places that we wouldn’t have known about that were absolute gems. Another benefit was that because we were on our own schedule, we got to linger in the places we loved and leave early from the places that didn’t interest us.
I can’t recommend this trip enough.

A Wonderful Adventure- June 2023

My husband and I, along with our four other friends, thoroughly enjoyed an incredible weeklong trip through Ireland in June, thanks to Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Bob Noonan (our driver/tour guide) and Alison Lonergan (travel advisor) were absolutely amazing and I can’t thank them enough. We felt SO lucky to have Bob as our guide! His impressive deep knowledge of Ireland’s history and culture really made a huge difference in our experience on this trip, and he went out of his way to show us so many beautiful landscapes. We all appreciated his accommodating, flexible, thoughtful, friendly, humorous, and kind spirit.
I would totally recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to anyone planning an Ireland trip and give them five stars!
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- Landers Family, June 2023

An Irish experience beyond what we thought was possible – May 2023

We have just completed an amazing tour with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Alison Lonergan worked with us and put together an itinerary that covered everything we could have hoped to see and experience.
Our guide Siobhan Morrissey, was more than we could have hoped for. Her extensive knowledge of the country and her ability to share it with us was impressive. She went out of her way to ensure we saw everything possible and showed us many hidden gems. She was also incredibly helpful in dealing with the logistics of wheelchair travel. She is incredibly kind and patient.
These two women gave us an Irish experience beyond what we thought possible.

- The McKim Family, May 2023

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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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