We have arranged wonderfullly successful and unique tours to Ireland over the last number of years. The response we have got from our guests has always been very positive.
Nine Days in Ireland and Northern Ireland with John O'Sullivan
We recently spent nine days in Ireland and Northern Ireland under the guidance of John O’ Sullivan.
We have been traveling internationally for eighteen years and John was among the very best of the guides we have had. He observed what appealed to us and what did not, and along with many questions, he was able to tailor the trip to our complete satisfaction. Few guides make the effort to meet our requirements as well as John.
We asked John to evaluate our itinerary and make suggestions to add or delete. We realize that puts pressure on a guide but John handled it well and we quickly learned to trust his judgment.
We were impressed with John ‘s professionalism. He was courteous, always on time, always opening the car door, handling our luggage. He was personable, had a good sense of humor and told us interesting stories and history of the area.
Please extend our appreciation to John. Tell him he gets a “Gold Star”. He will understand.
Bonnie and Scott Morton
October 2017 - Bonnie and Scott Morton
Driver Guide: John O’Sullivan Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
A Terrific Visit to Ireland
After returning to the USA and unpacking, I wanted thank you for planning such a terrific visit to Ireland for Doris and me. Every detail was covered including fans in all the rooms.
In addition to your planning, I wanted to be sure to let you know what an asset Mary O’ Leary is to your company. In all of our travels we have never had a better experience than our week with Mary. She is professional in every way and extremely caring that the customer has a great experience. She was a true delight to be with.
We expect to return to Ireland soon and will definitely use Ireland Chauffer Tours again and hopefully Mary O’Leary will agree to be our guide again.
August 2017 - Robert Woods Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Our Tour of Ireland was Wonderful
Just a quick note to let you know that our tour of Ireland – thought too short – was just wonderful. Lorcan McEvoy was a great driver, he felt like part of the family, he was very accommodating, operated the vehicle safely and shared some of Ireland’s history along the way.
August 2017 - Rita Hughes & Family
Driver Guide: Lorcan McEvoy Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Dream Vacation 2017
We just returned from a 12 day dream vacation of Ireland with Ireland Chauffeur Travel. What a fabulous company to deal with. Alison was our contact and her attention to our wants and needs were perfect. The itinerary that she helped us plan was perfect. Dermot Kelly was our guide and he is a true professional as well as a warm and friendly guy. His knowledge of all things Ireland is quite impressive and his driving skills are second to none. We covered almost 2000 miles in our 12 days and we made memories to last a lifetime. I highly recommend Ireland Chauffeur Travel to anyone planning to visit Ireland.
August 2017 - Robert G - Via TripAdvisor
Driver Guide: Dermot Kelly Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
A Very Memorable Trip!
There were 3 couples, and we did a 8 day chauffeur driven tour of Ireland. We started in Dublin and went north to Belfast and continued around the island and back to Dublin. I was very pleased with the way the tour was set up and managed by Veronica. We had made many changes along the way, and she responded promptly and always gave us information and prices according to our new ideas and wishes. She was incredibly patient and we were confident with her suggestions.
Our driver Lorcan was spectacular!!! He was a very skilled driver, and his knowledge of Ireland made him a wonderful ambassador for his country. He accommodated our wishes, and made some great suggestions for our itinerary. He even suggested restaurants that we may like to try and then would phone to reserve them for us. We were never disappointed! He taught us about ‘hurling’ and regaled us with stories. We had lots of laughs, and we all wanted him to come and visit us in OUR country!
We had talked about this trip, and saved for a few years to be able to fulfill this dream from our ‘bucket list’. There is always a worry when you send money away to a vacation company, and you hope it is actually as you envisioned it, however; I would not hesitate to recommend Lorcan McEvoy as a driver, and Ireland Chauffeur Travel to fulfill someone else’s dream. We lived the dream, and are very grateful for it!!!!
August 2017 - Paldersey - Via TripAdvisor
Driver Guide: Lorcan McEvoy Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Well-organized trip, Great hiking throughout Ireland and Northern Ireland, Fabulous guide
Four of us worked with Ireland Chauffeur Travel to organize a one-week tour focused on the western and northern parts of the island. We wanted to see as much of Ireland as possible during our limited time, and to do plenty of hiking. We also wanted time in Belfast.
Eibhlis did a great job of helping us transform our over-ambitious plans into a workable itinerary. Because of our interest in hiking, she linked us with Maeve Kelly, who has extensive experience guiding hiking and other outdoor adventures. Maeve was fantastic. She has a huge fund of knowledge about Ireland, Irish history, archaeology, botany, geology…you name it. We took spectacular hikes along well-traveled routes (the Giant’s Causeway) and some less-traveled (Carrowkeet).
Our itinerary required a lot of driving, and Maeve did a fabulous job. The vehicle we used were very comfortable, and we felt completely safe in Maeve’s hands.
If you get a chance, I’d strongly recommend taking a black cab or other tour of Belfast with someone who has lived through the Troubles. It was eye-opening to hear first hand about what it was like growing up in Northern Ireland during the Troubles and see the tangible evidence of continued tension.
We had a few small glitches.
Most of the hotels were fairly centrally located. A few were 20 or more minutes’ walk from areas where there was a selection of restaurants. For example, our Belfast hotel, the Malone, was in a university area. There were only a couple of restaurants nearby. Luckily, one was fantastic — the Barking Dog. But if you are interested in having a wider choice or exploring nightlife, the Malone Hotel is not the place for you. Of course, you could take a cab to go downtown, but it is really nice to have easier access to a range of options.
Overall I think Ireland Chauffeur Travel did a great job, and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again if I return to Ireland. And Maeve is a superstar.
July 2017 - TeenFoodiesMom - Via TripAdvisor
Driver Guide: Maeve Kelly Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Thank you for Everything
Thank You for everything.
The chocolate chip cookies were wonderful and a nice surprise for Drew.
The card was so appreciated and we’ll thank Shane for the chocolates and wishes.
The city hall tour was so interesting. I got to sit in the Lord Mayor’s chair and model their robes.
Your book will be a great aid to our memories.
All the ‘little’ things you did made our trip perfectly.
You know we loved all the information and your stories.
July 2017 - Mish & Drew Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Thank You for the Trip of a Lifetime
On behalf of my sisters, Victoria Piantedosi and Judith Ramsey, I want to thank you and Ireland Chauffeur Travel for the trip of a lifetime.
From my first contact with Veronica to my interactions with Aoife and Chelsea, everything was handled professionally and expeditiously. The hotel selections for each night of our July 6-14 experience added a delightful dimension.
I want to thank you, especially, for pairing us with the marvelous Mary O’Leary. She took our vague ideas and shaped them into a trip that far, far exceeded our expectations.
Her knowledge of Ireland and her mastery of the roads (we thanked heaven about a million times that none of us was driving) plus her great good humor made our trip easy, interesting and fun.
But what really set her apart were her intuition and ability to listen with her heart. Because the purpose of the trip was to honor our late mother’s roots, our journey was intensely personal, and as such, we couldn’t fully articulate what we wanted from our time and, just as important, what we needed.
She could and she did and in doing so, she introduced us to an Ireland that our mother could only dream of but that we now know.
We are beyond grateful.
July 2017 - Catharine Hamm Skolnik Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Exquisite Attention to Detail
Alison Lonergan and Michael Prendergast of Ireland Chauffeur Travel were as much a part of our family tour as each member of our family. We had a list of things, a family of ten, wanted to experience while visiting Ireland. Alison and Michael transformed this list into a reality through her exquisite attention to detail of our hopes and dreams for this trip and through their love and knowledge of their beautiful homeland, Ireland. We sensed we were one family as we felt Alison and Michael had the same joy and excitement as we did. Michael also brought the gift of sensing who we were and what our special interests were and brought that to life for us. Often there were elements that brought surprise and added pure joy.
One of our high focuses was a celebration of family; those with us and those before us, and our fiftieth anniversary. This anniversary celebration was wrapped around a small village church of my husband’s ancestors, after a gracious welcome and the blessing ceremony at the church we visited the ancestral home sight. Michael suggested we celebrate with a toast in front of the family home. Michael provided gold champagne glasses and champagne and was very open to taking photos of us. Also, high on the list was experiencing the culture and meeting the people and enjoying the beautiful countryside and visiting the many archaeological sites, the stones, the labyrinths and so much more. With the expert planning it all happened. Our days were full and rich, the entire trip was packed with joy and peace with the ease of experiencing all the things on our “Hope and dreams’” list and much more. We fell in love with Ireland.
I would highly recommend the tour company, Ireland Chauffeur Travel and recommend Alison Lonergan and our guide Michael Prendergast. They turned our “trip list” into a magical, spiritual and joyful adventure.
July 2017 - Jim, Bea and Family
Driver Guide: Michael Prendergast Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
4 Days in Western Ireland!
Wonderful tour of Galway, Connemara, Burren, Cliffs of Moher and points between Dublin! Tom was an excellent guide and driver, full of information, stories and insights! The van was plenty comfortable for 8 adults. Our days were busy and full (by our choice!) and we were able to experience the true Irish culture and landscape. Highly recommended way to see the country!
July 2017 - HKTravelersBoston, via TripAdvisor Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland