Last updated May, 2020

A message from Ireland Chauffeur Travel

As we all face this unprecedented time together, the team at Ireland Chauffeur Travel send you our wishes for bright days ahead as Ireland enters the first phase of our coronavirus lockdown exit.

We are all working remotely, assisting our clients with changing plans and supporting our families and communities. We are also planning for the future, when we look forward to welcoming you back to Ireland. Our lives here have been impacted greatly in these uncertain times. But one thing is certain: Our commitment and dedication to all our clients, who are all friends of Ireland Chauffeur Travel.

The trusting relationships we build with our clients has always been a top priority for us and it continues to be as we all deal with the disruption to our lives by Covid-19.

Being based in Ireland means we know what is happening on the ground and we are sharing this information with our clients in a timely manner to ensure they are informed. We have ensured our clients who are due to travel that if any changes to our lockdown exit mean their experience of Ireland will be diminished by any closures, we will facilitate any changes they require. We have amended our postponement and cancellation policy in response to this global situation – please see here for our updated Terms and Conditions – and our Travel Advisors are in contact with clients about future travel plans to assist with any changes required.

All of our team is here to assist you in any way we can and we thank you in advance for your understanding and patience as the current situation unfolds.

As experts in private travel, we are well placed to offer clients peace of mind when they choose to return to Ireland. Our clients enjoy the safety and comfort of natural cocooning with private transport and their own Driver Guide. We own our own fleet of Mercedes and Range Rover vehicles, which ensures we can implement our strict Health, Hygiene & Safety Policy to the highest level.

We already deliver a portfolio of authentic and unique experiences to our clients, away from main tourist sites. We are working with small producers and suppliers to support them to offer additional safe and special private experiences in the future. We have also built a portfolio of luxury private rental properties for an ultimate escape to the Irish countryside. When clients travel with Ireland Chauffeur Travel, they relax and truly enjoy their journey around Ireland, safe in the knowledge there is a professional at the wheel in every sense. We will continue to deliver this experience for our clients.

As the great Irish poet Seamus Heaney wrote: “If we winter this one out, we can summer anywhere.”

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Emerald Isle in the future. Until then, slán go fóill (stay safe and take care).

Shane (Founder & MD) and all the team

The team are always available by email, on +353 62 67051, or Toll Free from the USA on 1800 329 9138 using the following extension numbers: Michelle 100; Joe 101; Alison 105; Alma 106; Shane 107.


What’s happening in Ireland?

Ireland entered the first phase of our five-phase coronavirus lockdown exit on May 18, 2020. Some retail outlets have reopened, with outdoor work resuming and sports like golf and tennis approved to be played again. Visitors to Ireland are currently being asked to isolate in one place for 14 days on entry to the country.

During the fourth phase, June 20, museums, galleries and hotels will be reopening, adhering to social distancing. In the final phase, which is scheduled for August 10, pubs and main tourism sites are due to re-open as well as travel to our off-shore islands.

Ireland has a comprehensive Public Health and Emergency Plan which responds to public health issues, including Covid-19, in line with all advice from the World Health Organization (WHO). We will keep this page updated with all information.

If you are concerned about any future travel plans with us, please contact your Travel Advisor who will be happy to discuss all options for your planned trip. Please call us Toll Free from the USA on 1800 329 9138 using the extension numbers listed below.

  • Michelle: 100
  • Joe: 101
  • Alison: 105
  • Alma: 106
  • Shane: 107

What is happening for Ireland Chauffeur Travel clients

We have implemented a 100% flexible postponement policy for all clients. This means all clients due to travel in 2020 can postpone their tour within 14 days prior to departure without incurring any additional re-design or re-booking charge. Clients can choose to rebook for Autumn/Winter 2020, 2021 or beyond. All tour prices will be honoured for future bookings. In addition, if we feel a client’s experience of Ireland will be in any way diminished due to closures during this season, we will contact them and advise them on alternative options.

All Ireland Chauffeur Travel clients enjoy the benefits of our Book with Confidence Policy. This means:

  • Clients can change the date of their tour anytime before 14 days of departure for any future date, with no charge.
  • All participant names on bookings to be changed.
  • All Booking Fees are treated as lifetime deposits. This means your Booking Fee, which covers the cost of your Travel Advisor planning your cherished trip, has a lifetime guarantee. These deposits can also be transferred as a gift voucher.


For Further Information

For more information on the global situation, we advise visiting the following websites:

The health and safety of our clients are staff is our top priority. If you are immunocompromised, feeling unwell or reporting flu-like symptoms, please seek medical advice before any travel.