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.
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
We had the trip of a lifetime!
We had the trip of a lifetime! I wanted to show my sons, niece, and their spouses where my parents were from and hopefully show them enough of ‘home’ that they would want to go back on their own. Our itinerary accomplished that and more. I do not think we could have had a better time.
June 2017 - Alma Hayes-Belmont Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
The ultimate in Customer Care and Service
I wanted to let you know how very pleased we were with our most recent
trip to Ireland. Eibhlis and Breda are responsible for that! They made
our three weeks in The Emerald Isle truly wonderful.
Once again, Eibhlis worked with us to craft the perfect itinerary.
As you know, there are so many accommodations available, and it
does say something for the reputation of ICT that the places Eibhlis
recommends show the true welcoming Irish hospitality. It was so
thoughtful of her to surprise us in Kinsale, just to say hello! She is
the ultimate in Customer Care and Service!
The real shining star of our trip was Breda, our driver guide. She is the
consummate professional – always punctual (with an immaculate car),
delightfully pleasant, and so willing to take us where we wanted to go
and share all her knowledge with us. Her willingness to “make it
happen” if we mention a place we’d like to visit makes her so very
special. We have seen some amazing sights, met some wonderful people
and had some wonderful fun. We are looking forward to coming back
again, and we are hoping Breda will be our “Ambassador to Ireland” once
Thank you again for all your staff have done for us. We are very satisfied customers,
and we look forward to coming back to Ireland next year.
June 2017 - Carol and Monroe Lane
Driver Guide: Breda Kieran Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
High Praise for Services of Ireland Chauffeur Travel
Our trip to Ireland May 25-June 3, 2017 was the fulfillment of months of planning with Eibhlis Maher of your staff. The trip far exceeded our expectations due to all the care and attention that Eibhlis put into our arrangements. She always responded right away to any questions or concerns we had, and she patiently helped us sort through the decisions needed to perfect our itinerary. A major highlight of our trip was the day we spent on family genealogy in County Longford, not a normal tourist destination. Also, as we learned more about the family roots in Longford, we needed to be able to adjust our plans accordingly, and we appreciated Eibhlis’s assistance. Eibhlis was also very helpful in developing a cost effective approach for arranging hotel accommodations for a party of three. In addition, the hotel accommodations that Eibhlis recommended were all first rate, especially the Brooks Hotel in Dublin and the Greenmount in Dingle. All of Eibhis’s expert planning was flawlessly executed from the moment we arrived in Ireland to the day we departed.
On the first day of the tour, which we expected would be the most challenging since it was the genealogy visit, we met our driver guide Eric Lye. We immediately knew we were in good hands. This day involved meeting with people who had generously agreed to share their time with us to provide unique information concerning our family’s roots. On this rainy day that required outdoor activities, Eric made sure that these meetings occurred and that we visited the sites that we planned. We very much appreciated his flexibility, interest and engagement in these activities, which made this special day the success we had hoped for.
As we traveled with Eric over the rest of the week, every day was special. In addition to visiting the specific sites we had planned, we will always remember the special places Eric took us to that we did not expect to see. These covered a wide range of Irish history and culture. Eric’s knowledge enriched our understanding of Irish life, and he did so in an entertaining manner. He was totally focused on making sure that we had a great time, and he extended himself on many occasions to make sure we did. The ownership of Ireland Chauffeur Travel should know that Eric is an excellent representative of the company. He always conducted himself in a most professional manner, drove safely and skillfully, assured that the Mercedes van was clean and comfortable, and kept us on schedule.
As we tell our family and friends about our wonderful trip to Ireland, we will highlight the services of Ireland Chauffeur Travel and will give you our highest recommendation.
Janice, Bill and Christine Kennedy
June 2017 - Janice, Bill and Christine Kennedy
Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland