Private Tours of Ireland

The structure you need coupled with the independence you want

We appreciate that your idea of an Ireland vacation may differ from someone else’s, that’s why we specialize in private custom travel in Ireland. We offer a range of accommodation, chauffeur driven transport and sightseeing options in Ireland’s major cities and national parks, allowing you the flexibility to create a private tour program to suit your individual expectations, timeframe and budget. You can be as involved in the planning as much, or as little, as you want. For inspiration, why not check out the sample itineraries below- they provide a good overview of what is possible within different timeframes. To get started contact us with the size of your group and preferred destinations and we’ll create a proposal with you.

“…For many years, we have planned and organized private tours through Ireland for friends and acquaintances. For this we need reliable partners with whom we can work together with confidence. In 2013, we entrusted the local organization (bus and accommodation) to Kennedy and Carr, and we were not disappointed! The unanimous opinion of the tour group (13 people) was that this was the best organized trip for years!  In particular, the handpicked quality hotels and luxury B & B with half board wowed us. Thank you again and always in the future with Kennedy & Carr.”

- Günter & Helma K., Nordrhein- Westfalen, Deutschland

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What You Can Expect on Private Tours in Ireland…

Throughout your journey you’ll enjoy breathtakingly beautiful scenery and authentically traditional sights, discover atmospheric towns and delight in the distinctive flavours of each region. Perhaps mingle with the locals while you sample fresh produce in local markets and cosy pubs, tasting the creamiest Guinness and indulging in the occasional “Sos Beag” (Siesta) – this is the stuff that private tours in Ireland are made of!

With your newfound “Gift of the Gab” you’ll entertain friends with tales of how you sampled fine whiskeys with Dublin spirit traders or how you enjoyed a fascinating lesson in the Gaelic language from an old sheep farmer. The more adventurous of you might even mention the Atlantic fishermen who welcome you to sail with them to explore (UNESCO) Christian ruins on the mysterious Skellig Islands! Just imagine the memories you’ll bring home with you.

Perhaps you can tell, we’re passionate about Ireland private tours. Our people are more welcoming and good natured than you might imagine, and although we can’t count on Mediterranean sunshine every day of the year, it never rains in the pub! So prepare to slow down, linger, and immerse yourself in this European paradise.

You Decide, We Provide!

As many of our guests are used to travelling independently, our trips are designed accordingly. Overnight locations and “must sees” are agreed in advance, and then your journey revolves around a menu of daily sightseeing options, cultural experiences and personal leisure time. In this way, itineraries are kept as flexible as possible to take advantage of unexpected opportunities and to adapt to local weather conditions.

With advance notice, our people can also arrange unique invitations to castles, archaeological sites, farms, fishing vessels, kitchens and artisan studios- fascinating places that help you get under the skin of Irish society in a way that is meaningful to you.

What’s Included?

On our private guided tours of Ireland you’ll travel in style with a private touring vehicle including chauffeur driver guide, great regional contacts and select hotel arrangements. In essence, we provide the independence you want with the structure and local insight that makes for a fantastic Ireland private tour.

The size of your luxury vehicle will be based on approximately double the size of your group. So, if your group is composed of 10 people we will typically recommend a 24 seat Mercedes. This policy allows for free seating choice, good leg space and plenty of luggage capacity.

Your chauffeur guide will provide unique recommendations, and then step back so you have the freedom to make the experience your own. You can expect us to be right there when needed, but we also know when to disappear!

At the end of each day, your chauffeur guide will take a few quiet moments with you to discuss how you would like to enjoy the next. Is there something you would particularly like to experience? It’s your call- this is your adventure. Look forward to travelling on your own terms, at your own pace, free to benefit from our insider knowledge as much or as little as you like.

Unrivalled Support 24/7

We are based in central Dublin and have a nationwide network of Irish chauffeurs, guides, fixers and friends. It’s comforting to know that should you ever need help or advice on the ground in Ireland, we are never more than a call away. From the cobbled squares of Trinity College, to the ruined Famine villages of Connemara, we are here for you.

 

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Sample itineraries with a Regional Focus

These sample itineraries show how you can base yourself in a city (or countryside location) and explore the sights & culture of the surrounding hinterland at leisure. Slow down, relax, and experience more of this Gaelic wonderland!

Galway & The West
Sightseeing & Culture Seeking,
Custom Duration
Dublin & The East
Sightseeing & Culture Seeking,
Custom Duration
Cork & The South East Cork & The South East
Sightseeing & Culture Seeking,
Custom Duration
Kenmare & The South West Kenmare & The South West
Sightseeing & Culture Seeking,
Custom Duration
Belfast & The North Belfast & The North
Sightseeing & Culture Seeking,
Custom Duration

Sample itineraries with a Multi- Regional Focus

These sample itineraries allow you to comfortably explore a large portion of Ireland in a relatively short period of time. Although we only spend one or two nights in each location, you will enjoy exciting regional contrasts!

8 Day East, South East & South West
8 Day East, South East & South West
Sightseeing & Culture Seeking,
8 Days / 7 Nights
8 Day Midlands, South East & South West 8 Day Midlands, South East & South West
Sightseeing & Culture Seeking,
8 Days / 7 Nights
8 Day Northern Ireland 8 Day Northern Ireland
Sightseeing & Culture Seeking,
8 Days / 7 Nights
8 Day West & North West 8 Day West & North West
Sightseeing & Culture Seeking,
8 Days / 7 Nights
10 Day Dublin, West & South West 10 Day Dublin, West & South West
Sightseeing & Culture Seeking,
8 Days / 7 Nights

Don’t see what you’re looking for? These Ireland private tours are just samples! Simply let us know what you’d like! Our Dublin based specialists will offer advice and a free estimate.