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...
Fabulous Tour with Maeve
We had a fabulous time with Maeve.
- Great driver: safe, held her lines beautifully, turn radii were perfect w the Sprinter, never let her guiding interfere w safe conduct. Superb.
- After 10 minutes she felt more like she was one of the family instead of our driver. My daughter loves archaeology and ancient Celtic history…she and Maeve were like two peas in a pod.
- Wonderful guide: filled with data from sheep breeds to Celtic history…just a font of knowledge. Wonderful sense of what we wanted to see…continually coming up with great little side trips.
We’ve been home to Ireland so many times I’ve lost count. Jenna’s just now 18 and she has been home 10 times. If this wasn’t the best trip we’ve ever had, it was definitely top two territory…mostly because of Maeve.
Please pass along our thanks.
September 2018 - Dick Devanney - Driver Guide: Maeve Kelly Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Awesome trip of a lifetime
There are no words to describe how perfect this trip was for us and our driver Maeve Kelly made it incredibly awesome! We are still talking about how much fun we had and the places we ate and the places we stayed and the educational places we visited and the awesome people we met along the way. We truly couldn’t have asked for anything better for our first time to Ireland. We traveled as 3 generations and it was the trip of a lifetime!
June 2018 - Caren McCarrie - Driver Guide: Maeve Kelly 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
The way to see Ireland!
We just returned from our family vacation in Ireland and it was amazing, thanks to Ireland Chauffeur Travel! I am the vacation planner for our family and this is the first time we did a private guided tour. It was just what I had hoped. Eibhlis was our tour coordinator and she was wonderful to work with. Over the course of about 3 months we tweaked the tour to our preferences. Eibhlis responded promptly to both phone calls and emails and we communicated many times. With us and our adult children, we are 4 couples who needed 4 rooms, and my sister and her husband with also with us for 5 days. Just trying to book that many rooms online was daunting, especially in the smaller towns, so we let them book accommodations for us. If you have a particular place in mind, like a certain castle, they can do that as well. We received email itinerary with the hotels booked. She even booked dinner reservations for 2 nights.
We arrived at the Dublin airport in 2 groups about 1 hr apart. We had booked airport transfer and our diver Tom was there with a sign with our name well before the second flight. He actually gave us a mini tour of Dublin on our way to the hotel.
Maeve Kelly was our driver and she was amazing! Just the way she maneuvered the van was a feat so we always felt safe and comfortable. Her knowledge of the country and sights made the trip. After the first few days she learned our personalities and was able to tailor the tour even more to us. We were able to see so much more with her knowing places to stop for food and restroom breaks. She also helped us with dinner recommendations and reservations. The best thing was, we could make last minute changes to our itinerary and she would call ahead and get us to sights just in time for the next tour. We really had no waiting in lines. I highly recommend ICT and ask for Maeve !
May 2017 - rgallamd - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Maeve Kelly Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
The Best Travel Service We've Ever Experienced
ICT is among the best travel service we’ve ever experienced! Alison Lonergan, who helped us plan and coordinate our trip is gracious and courteous, and always made herself available for questions, recommendations, and assistance during the planning phase and throughout the trip. ICT manager, Paul made a special effort to meet us on our first night in Ireland! We were met at the airport by John Farrell. John is a very personable gentleman with a great sense of humor. In the evening, John even joined us briefly for a cold pint and a few laughs. Our driver/guide Maeve Kelly was amazing! She is a gracious and courteous host who employs her knowledge of Ireland and her experience in guiding tours to provide the best experience possible for her clients. Maeve takes the time to get to know her clients and their interests, tailoring each day’s activities to maximize the client’s travel experience. Her knowledge of Ireland, made each day interesting and educational. Maeve also knows all the best stops for tea, lunch, and an afternoon pint.
The entire team at ICT is a “first class” team who will work with you to personalize your travels!
May 2017 - Lori DeBolt - Via Facebook - Driver Guide: Maeve Kelly Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Great People, Great Service!
Having used chauffeur travel services in the U.S. and Europe, Ireland Chauffeur Travel is absolutely among the best we’ve ever experienced! Alison, who helped us plan and coordinate our trip is gracious and courteous, and she always made herself available for questions, recommendations, and assistance during both the planning phase and throughout the trip. We got off to somewhat of a difficult start because our incoming flights were delayed one day, and finally upon arriving in Dublin, our baggage was lost for two days. Alison went out of her way to reschedule parts of our itinerary to ensure we didn’t miss key attractions, and she worked diligently to help find our lost luggage. This review is not sufficient to express our appreciation for her efforts.
We must also extend our appreciation to Paul (the Manager) who we met on our first night in Ireland. Paul knew of our difficult start and made every effort to make us feel welcome and at home. He was also very instrumental in helping us find our luggage and ensured it would be delivered to us wherever we were going to be during our tour.
During our first day in Ireland, our chauffeur travels were hosted by John. John is a very personable gentleman with a great sense of humor… just exactly what we needed after such a rocky start to such a highly anticipated trip. Not only did John educate and entertain us helping us forget our misfortunes during our tour, but he also made time to visit the local mall and pharmacy late that afternoon allowing us to pick up necessities that were missing with the luggage. In the evening, John even joined us briefly for a cold pint and a few laughs.
The next morning, we met Maeve with whom we spent the rest of our week in Ireland. I simply cannot say enough about Maeve. She is a gracious and courteous host who employs her knowledge of Ireland and her experience in guiding tours to provide the best experience possible for her clients. Through conversation during road trips and at lunch, Maeve takes the time to get to know her clients and their interests, and then she tailors each day’s activities maximizing the client’s travel experience. For example, when visiting the Cliffs of Moher, she suggested a walking tour instead of the visitor overlook which we found to be much more scenic, fun and interesting. Her knowledge of the sites we visited, and the history of Ireland, made each day both interesting and educational. Maeve also knows all the best stops along the way for coffee, lunch, and afternoon glass of wine or Guinness.
The entire team at Ireland Chauffer Travel is a “first class” team who will not only work diligently, but also work with you to personalize your travels providing special memories for you, family and friends. Thanks to all… we genuinely hope to see you again!!
May 2017 - Michael D - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Maeve Kelly Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
"Simply the best trip ever...we felt very pampered throughout!"
From Nancy, from Dallas, Texas:
My daughter went on vacation to Ireland for eight days and asked Ireland Chauffeur Travel to plan the entire trip. It was without a doubt the best trip we have ever taken.
The hotels were top notch, and our driver-guide, Maeve, was fantastic!
She was knowledgeable about Irish history and took us to many out of the way places that the common tourist does not get to see. She was flexible to our needs and suggested options which we were extremely happy with. We felt very pampered the entire trip!
I have many friends that have toured Ireland, but after comparing notes, I think there is no better way to see Ireland than with Ireland Chauffeur Travel.
Nancy toured with us in September 2016. She wrote this review on TripAdvisor.
January 2017 - Nancy - Driver Guide: Maeve Kelly Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland
Ireland chauffeur travel
Recommend this company and our driver Maeve Kelly. So professional,knowledgable and flexible! We saw and learned things in a way that would be impossible on a bus trip or self drive and completely stress free. A bit pricey compared to alternative trips but worth it. Do it if you can and you will have a wonderful Irish experience. Beautiful country and the nicest people you will ever meet. Ask for Maeve Kelly as your driver.
October 2016 - Idagroovy - Via TripAdvisor - Driver Guide: Maeve Kelly Tour Type: chauffeur-driven-tour-of-ireland