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.
Noted Clients who have enjoyed our private guided service in the past include Actress Priscilla Presley ,Oscar Composer Bill Conti, Renowned Chef Bobby Flay,Business Leader Jim Barksdale, Designer Christian Louboutin, Actor & Comedian Bill Murray, Fiction Writer Guy Gavriel Kay and many many more...
Eric was amazing!!!
Our tour guide Eric was amazing!!! Great knowledge of the history of Ireland and the sites we visited. Had many great suggestions on the best places to go and how to navigate the sites that were popular and crowded. Very flexible to re-arrange the itinerary based on the conditions and preference.
Also helped us find the sites where our ancestors lived in the 1800s.
One of the best vacations ever!!!
July 2019 - Robert Hoeppner - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
You facilitated some amazing memories!!
Good afternoon, Alison,
It is Friday afternoon, 6/21, and I think I am finally coming out of the ‘travel fog’!!
I want you to know how absolutely thrilled my entire family was with ALL of the arrangements that you made for our trip.
The hotel selections were perfect! We especially liked The Great Southern where we were able to enjoy a family meal in their private dining room. The management was very accommodating and the hotel is lovely!
The brothers were thrilled with their golf experience at Old Head where the rest of us joined them for lunch. It is a beautiful spot!
Yet, words cannot begin to express our gratitude for our ‘Host’ and coach driver, Mr. Eric Lye. He was professional, informative, funny and kind. We were appreciative of how he listened to our requests, showed us places that were off the beaten path, explained the history of different parts of the country, and entertained us with stories and a few very funny jokes 🙂
What a delightful man and beautiful representative of that wonderful country.
I am also most grateful for your patience and guidance as you worked with me and the family in planning the trip. This was a very special, ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity for the family and it could not have been any more perfect!! You facilitated some amazing memories!!
Rest assured that you, Eric, and Ireland Chauffeur Travel will be highly recommended by all 15 of us!!! (We have promised to post reviews on Trip Advisor.)
Ireland felt like home to all of us and we look forward to returning with our children and grandchildren.
June 2019 - Kathy Preston - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
The trip exceeded all our expectations!
The trip exceeded all our expectations! Eric, our driver, was exceptional. He was very knowledgeable and very fun. He made history come alive and had such wonderful stories! We want to return to Ireland soon to explore the parts we missed and would absolutely request Eric again! The accommodations were fantastic especially Adare Manor which was magical! Thank you all for helping us to plan such a wonderful, memorable trip.
April 2019 - Debra Small - Driver Guide: Eric Lye 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
Absolutely the Best!
My sister and two cousins wanted to visit northwest and northern Ireland. We had been to Ireland many times but had not visited that area. I contacted Alison Lonergan at Ireland Chauffuer Travel and she provided us with the most amazing itinerary for our trip. We had our own driver,Eric and he escorted us through so many amazing sites. Our accommodations were varied yet awesome. We had an amazing trip but felt along the way we had input into our journey. I can not sing the praises of Ireland Chauffuer Travel enough, Alison and Eric also. We would happily and confidently use Ireland Chauffuer Travel again for another trip! Patricia Zielinski
January 2017 - Celticgal12 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Great week and a half
We booked a 10 day tour with ICT for family trip with 9&10 year old, as well as my 75 year old mother. So clearly different interest. Veronica at ICT did a great job of booking luxury accommodations, which is what we asked for.
In respects to our driver Eric, cannot say enough good things. He was prompt, courteous, a fantastic story teller and managed our different needs exceptionally well.
I would recommend ICT to anyone.
July 2016 - MKCM2005 - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Our guide Eric Lye, met us at shannon airport at 6:00 am and we were off for an entire week of sight seeing. We were five people ranging from 19 years old to 80. The tour bus was spotless and new and each seat had a water bottle (with a new one each day). Eric regaled us with Irish history (which we asked for) as we traveled. He was a superb driver and made excellent suggested changes to our itinerary based on our conversations ( the office had had originally helped us plan the itinerary and they did a great job).
Eric recommended places for us to eat and made reservations for us as well as arranging for some side tours. He took us to a few places off the beaten track also. We were totally spoiled. By the end of the week, Eric was family! Totally recommend this company. From my initial contact with them, throughout planning and then the actual trip, they were professional and friendly.
June 2016 - Tara M - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
I Highly Recommend This Company
I usually don’t write reviews for anything, but I highly recommend this company to anyone going to Ireland! Eric Lye was our driver guide, and between Shane, Eibhlis, and Eric, our family trip to Ireland went smoothly, even with three young kids. We had a great time, thank you!
March 2016 - Hanna Kim - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
A Wonderful Time
We had a wonderful time with Eric as our driver. He made every effort to make us feel comfortable and safe and he was very entertaining. We were re-tracing our roots and he would often throw in stories or information that pertained to our reason for visiting Ireland. We had a fantastic time and the hotels were amazing. We simply walked in and Eric told them that we were with Ireland Chauffeur and Travel and everything was simple. When I set up this trip I had to find activities that appealed to every age because I was traveling with my mother who was in her 70\’s and my daughter who was 9. Eric hit the spot with a great balance of entertainment, history and fun. We all had a wonderful time. Using Ireland Chauffeur Travel we were able to set our own schedule and so we were not nearly as tired as we were the last times we toured Ireland. Eric took us places off from the major roadways that we would have never seen if we were with him. It was a wonderful experience and we appreciate everything that Ireland Chauffeur Travel did for us both before and during our trip. I am hoping to coordinate a new tour to Ireland for friends who are interested in going to Ireland for the first time and I hope to use Ireland Chauffeur Travel to help me with all of the arrangements.
February 2016 - - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Touring Galway to Kerry and lots in between
We just returned from our first visit to Ireland. In total, it was for seven days, primarily spent in the Galway area. However, my wife, my granddaughter and I wanted to visit the Kerry area during our stay. Since our schedule was tight we could only allocate two days to this. I contacted Ireland Chauffeur Travel and was fortunate to get Eibhlis Maher as their representative. Everything went like clockwork. The Van was great and the hotel in Killarney was magnificent. The Burren Plateau, the Cliffs of Moher and Bunratty Castle were great as well as the Ring of Kerry highlights. Our driver and tour guide, Eric Lye was awesome. He exhibited a fantastic knowledge of the areas toured, was a great story teller and just a joy to be with. He went out of his way to make our experience special. We saw places in Kerry that were magnificent and beyond the normal tourist spots. He went off course to take my wife to the town where her father was raised and actually got us there in time to attend mass in the church he attended. It was very emotional and special for my wife. We can’t thank Eibhlis and Eric enough for making this trip so memorable. You guys are a real asset to Ireland Chauffeur Travel.
February 2016 - Robert - Via Trip Advisor - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Wonderful Trip of a Lifetime
I intentionally planned our trip trip to Ireland in the winter months and on short notice because we had done the “big tours” of Ireland in the past. I was traveling with my mother who is in her 70’s and my daughter who is under 10 who was seeing most of Ireland for the first time. I wanted them to see both major tourist attractions and small hidden secrets of Ireland. Ireland Chauffeur helped us make all of our hotel and travel arrangements. I only had a few places that I absolutely wanted to go and left the rest up to the company. Eric was our drive and guide. Our hotels were fantastic and beyond anything that I had expected . We had an absolute ball. We toured burial sites of kings, toured castles I had never seen and had a showdown with a sheep (no sheep were harmed). Our trip was amazing and I would highly recommend this company.
January 2016 - Kyotlaw - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
The Best Way to Experience Ireland
We were two couples wanting to see Ireland but more importantly experience the Irish people. We also didn’t want to drive ourselves…the left lane driving and a few pints led us to that decision! From our first inquiry fielded by Alison to our last good bye in Ireland to our drivers Dermot and Eric everything was first class. While we had an itinerary we were able to modify it as we wished. We made our first 2 nights lodging on our own and the other 5 nights were arranged by Ireland Chauffeur Travel. the guest houses (our requests) were clean, friendly, comfortable and in great walking location to the towns of Killarney and Kinsale. The best part of Ireland is the people…warm, friendly, and great story tellers. We definitely saw areas and events we would not have seen in a group tour or on our own. When we return, and we will, this is the service we will use.
January 2016 - Tom D - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
An Unforgettable Trip of Ireland
Thank you so much for a wonderful tour of Ireland!! Your knowledge and driving skill made this an unforgettable trip!
September 2015 - Steven & Nancy Arter - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Such a great trip in Ireland
Outstanding. Booked for my 5 grown granddaughters and myself. Our driver-guide, Eric, was passionate about Irish history and the small van was able to go places where larger vehicles couldn’t go. Out hotel bookings were most satisfactory and it was a pleasure to work with this company.
July 2015 - rvsherry - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
A Wonderful and Unforgettable Experience
The experience with your driver/guide and itinerary was a wonderful and unforgettable experience. We especially appreciated Eric’s driving skill and suggestions to avoid the crowds and experience the many small villages and pubs along the way. We thought the hotel accommodations were exemplary, especially the Merrion and Ashford Castle, both of which provided a whole new level of service.
June 2015 - Steven Arter - Driver Guide: Eric Lye Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland