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Hook Head Lighthouse, captured on one of our Private Tours of Ireland

Private Tours of Ireland

Tour Ireland as a private group with your own guide

Private Tours Custom Made in Ireland

Some groups prefer to explore Ireland in their own way, choosing a private driver-guide and an exclusive tour vehicle. Our private tours are tailormade for your group alone so that you can discover together the destinations that appeal to you.

A tour as unique as your group

As an independent family business, we understand that your group is unique and that your tour of Ireland should be too. Let us know what you have in mind. We will plan a bespoke vacation customised just for you. We offer a very personal service and we will be here to help with every aspect of your visit to Ireland. Listening to your interests, we can suggest the best destinations, attractions and accommodation for your specific group.

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Attractions & Destinations

Ireland has a legendary list of must-see attractions. With the flexibility of a private tour, you will have the chance to visit as many as you like. The variety of Ireland's attractions means that even groups of different ages and interests will find an itinerary that everyone can enjoy. If you have any questions about the Irish attractions that might be best for your group, please just get in touch.

The Cliffs of Moher in Ireland

Things To See And Do

We're ready to craft a tour to suit your needs. With all the world-famous attractions that you've always wanted to see, as well as some of the lesser-known ones that you'll be telling everyone about on your return home!

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Tour Accommodation

One of the great benefits of a private tour is the ability to choose your own accommodation. Ireland has an excellent range of accommodation to suit all tastes. Stay in a real Irish castle one night and an inner-city boutique guesthouse the next. It's up to you. At My Ireland Tour, we have excellent relationships with an extensive list of hotels and guesthouses — throughout the country. Let us build a tour to suit your needs with accommodation hand-picked just for you.

A selection of the most popular accommodation choices for private tours

Ballynahinch Castle, your home during your time in Connemara, Ireland

Ballynahinch Castle

Stay in Ballynahinch Castle. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant and a drink in exquisite Fisherman's Pub. Visit their website...

Heaton's Guesthouse, where you will be staying in Dingle

Heaton's Guesthouse

Stay in Heaton's Guesthouse. This unique county manor house is located on the edge of Dingle Bay. Visit their website...

Greshem Hotel, Dublin City, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Gresham Riu Plaza Hotel

Stay in Gresham Riu Plaza Hotel. This is a stately hotel overlooking Dublin City's main street. Within walking distance of most of the Capital's main attractions. Visit their website...

Clayton Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Clayton Hotel Belfast

Stay in Clayton Hotel Belfast. This hotel is nestled between the vibrant Cathedral Quarter and the shopping district of Victoria Square. Visit their website...

Cahernane House, Killarney

Cahernane House

Stay in Cahernane House Hotel. Soak in the atmosphere of this old House Hotel. A private estate on the edge of Killarney National Park. Visit their website...

The K Club, where you will be staying in Kildare

The K Club

Stay in K Club. This exquisite 5-star accommodation is located in County Kildare. Home to an Arnold Palmer designed Ryder Cup Golf Course and the world-famous K Spa. Visit their website...

Portmarnock Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Portmarnock Hotel

Stay in Portmarnock Hotel And Golf Links. This hotel can be found on a coastal road only 7 miles from Dublin Airport. The rooms are homely and elegant. Visit their website...

Brooks Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Brooks Hotel

Stay in Brooks Hotel. This sophisticated hotel based in a great location, a mere 2 minute walk to the shopping Mecca of Grafton street. Visit their website...

Glasha Farmhouse, Tipperary Ireland

Glasha Farmhouse

Stay in Glasha Farmhouse. Found between the Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains this is the ideal location to relax, upgraded rooms include Jacuzzis. Visit their website...

Menlo Park Hotel, Galway, Ireland

Menlo Park Hotel

Stay in Menlo Park Hotel. This is an upmarket hotel found in the heart of Galway City, a short distance from the Galway City Museum the Salthill Promenade. Visit their website...

Afternon Tea at Hotel Meyrick, Galway City, Ireland

Hotel Meyrick

Stay in Hotel Meyrick. This hotel is the ideal place to stay in Galway City to soak up to carnival like atmosphere, no matter the time of year. Visit their website...

Dromhall Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Dromhall Hotel

Stay in Dromhall Hotel. This is a family-run, up-scale hotel which dates back to the 1960's. Killarney town centre and the Ring of Kerry are a short walk away. Visit their website...

Randles Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Randles Hotel Killarney

Stay in Randles Hotel Killarney. This elegant hotel dates back to 1906 and is located just a short walk from Muckross House, Killarney Centre and Killarney National Park. Visit their website...

Westville Hotel, County Fermanagh

Westville Hotel

Stay in The Westville Hotel. This hotel is is located in the idyllic Northern Irish town of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. A stylish hotel with great amenities. Visit their website...

Europa Hotel, Belfast City

Europa Hotel

Stay in Europa Hotel Belfast. This hotel has become a beacon Northern Irish hospitality since its opening in 1971. It is the hotel of choice for visiting dignitaries. Visit their Website

Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Stay in Kinnitty Castle. This historic building is nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, County Offaly. Visit their website...

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

Abbeyglen Castle

Stay in Abbeyglen Castle. This grand, ivy-clad castle offers an alluring gateway to the rich Connemara countryside. Visit their website...

Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Stay in Dunboyne Castle. This is a stylish and impressive castle hotel with original house building and more modern extension. Visit their website...

Lough Eske Castle, County Donegal

Lough Eske Castle

Stay in Lough Eske Castle. Located in County Donegal in the rugged north west of Ireland. Dinner & Overnight in the magnificent Lough Eske Castle. Visit their website...

The Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Stay in Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge. Located just 2 and a half miles from Dublin City Centre, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is the ideal location for guests to Ireland's capital. Visit their Website

The Imperial Hotel Cork, Ireland

The Imperial Hotel

Stay in The Imperial Hotel. This landmark of Cork dates back 200 years, designed by Sir Thomas Deane, and is known as the 'Grand Dame' of Cork. Visit their Website

Ballynahinch Castle, your home during your time in Connemara, Ireland

Ballynahinch Castle

Stay in Ballynahinch Castle. Enjoy dinner at the restaurant and a drink in exquisite Fisherman's Pub. Visit their website...

Heaton's Guesthouse, where you will be staying in Dingle

Heaton's Guesthouse

Stay in Heaton's Guesthouse. This unique county manor house is located on the edge of Dingle Bay. Visit their website...

Greshem Hotel, Dublin City, Co. Dublin, Ireland

Gresham Riu Plaza Hotel

Stay in Gresham Riu Plaza Hotel. This is a stately hotel overlooking Dublin City's main street. Within walking distance of most of the Capital's main attractions. Visit their website...

Clayton Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland

Clayton Hotel Belfast

Stay in Clayton Hotel Belfast. This hotel is nestled between the vibrant Cathedral Quarter and the shopping district of Victoria Square. Visit their website...

Cahernane House, Killarney

Cahernane House

Stay in Cahernane House Hotel. Soak in the atmosphere of this old House Hotel. A private estate on the edge of Killarney National Park. Visit their website...

The K Club, where you will be staying in Kildare

The K Club

Stay in K Club. This exquisite 5-star accommodation is located in County Kildare. Home to an Arnold Palmer designed Ryder Cup Golf Course and the world-famous K Spa. Visit their website...

Portmarnock Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Portmarnock Hotel

Stay in Portmarnock Hotel And Golf Links. This hotel can be found on a coastal road only 7 miles from Dublin Airport. The rooms are homely and elegant. Visit their website...

Brooks Hotel, Dublin, Ireland

Brooks Hotel

Stay in Brooks Hotel. This sophisticated hotel based in a great location, a mere 2 minute walk to the shopping Mecca of Grafton street. Visit their website...

Glasha Farmhouse, Tipperary Ireland

Glasha Farmhouse

Stay in Glasha Farmhouse. Found between the Knockmealdown and Comeragh Mountains this is the ideal location to relax, upgraded rooms include Jacuzzis. Visit their website...

Menlo Park Hotel, Galway, Ireland

Menlo Park Hotel

Stay in Menlo Park Hotel. This is an upmarket hotel found in the heart of Galway City, a short distance from the Galway City Museum the Salthill Promenade. Visit their website...

Afternon Tea at Hotel Meyrick, Galway City, Ireland

Hotel Meyrick

Stay in Hotel Meyrick. This hotel is the ideal place to stay in Galway City to soak up to carnival like atmosphere, no matter the time of year. Visit their website...

Dromhall Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Dromhall Hotel

Stay in Dromhall Hotel. This is a family-run, up-scale hotel which dates back to the 1960's. Killarney town centre and the Ring of Kerry are a short walk away. Visit their website...

Randles Hotel, Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland

Randles Hotel Killarney

Stay in Randles Hotel Killarney. This elegant hotel dates back to 1906 and is located just a short walk from Muckross House, Killarney Centre and Killarney National Park. Visit their website...

Westville Hotel, County Fermanagh

Westville Hotel

Stay in The Westville Hotel. This hotel is is located in the idyllic Northern Irish town of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. A stylish hotel with great amenities. Visit their website...

Europa Hotel, Belfast City

Europa Hotel

Stay in Europa Hotel Belfast. This hotel has become a beacon Northern Irish hospitality since its opening in 1971. It is the hotel of choice for visiting dignitaries. Visit their Website

Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Kinnitty Castle Hotel

Stay in Kinnitty Castle. This historic building is nestled in the foothills of the Slieve Bloom Mountains, County Offaly. Visit their website...

Abbeyglen Castle Hotel

Abbeyglen Castle

Stay in Abbeyglen Castle. This grand, ivy-clad castle offers an alluring gateway to the rich Connemara countryside. Visit their website...

Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Dunboyne Castle Hotel

Stay in Dunboyne Castle. This is a stylish and impressive castle hotel with original house building and more modern extension. Visit their website...

Lough Eske Castle, County Donegal

Lough Eske Castle

Stay in Lough Eske Castle. Located in County Donegal in the rugged north west of Ireland. Dinner & Overnight in the magnificent Lough Eske Castle. Visit their website...

The Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge, Dublin, Ireland

Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge

Stay in Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge. Located just 2 and a half miles from Dublin City Centre, Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge is the ideal location for guests to Ireland's capital. Visit their Website

The Imperial Hotel Cork, Ireland

The Imperial Hotel

Stay in The Imperial Hotel. This landmark of Cork dates back 200 years, designed by Sir Thomas Deane, and is known as the 'Grand Dame' of Cork. Visit their Website

Sample Private Tour Itineraries

With so many places to see and things to do, it can be challenging to piece together the perfect Ireland Itinerary. But worry not, this is where we shine! Crafting the perfect itinerary is an art form that we have perfected. We have put together a comprehensive array of Irish tour itinerary suggestions to suit all tastes.

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Sample Itineraries

We're standing by, ready to craft the perfect itinerary just for you. Click below to see a list of sample itineraries for inspiration. If you have any questions, just let us know.

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Transport Options

We can provide a range of vehicle options to suit your touring needs. For most groups, the deciding factor in your choice of vehicle will be the number of guests. There is a high standard of luxury in all our vehicles. From luxury saloon cars for individuals to multiple high capacity buses for larger groups, we have a complete range of world-class vehicle options available just for you. Unsure what type suits you best? Get in touch.

Some of our transport options:

A white two seater Mercedes E Class luxury saloon car for private tours of Ireland.

Sedan / Saloon Car | 1-2 People

The air conditioned luxury saloon car is one of the most efficient ways of getting around Ireland. It can easily navigate the smaller Irish roads and can get to your chosen destinations, faster than a coach. We typically provide Mercedes E Class luxury saloon cars or similar to suit your needs.

The interior of a white two seater Mercedes E Class luxury saloon car for private tours of Ireland.

Sedan / Saloon Car | 1-2 People

The air conditioned luxury saloon car is one of the most efficient ways of getting around Ireland. It can easily navigate the smaller Irish roads and can get to your chosen destinations, faster than a coach. We typically provide Mercedes E Class luxury saloon cars or similar to suit your needs.

A black four seater Mercedes V Class luxury mini van for private tours of Ireland.

Mini Van | 2-4 People

The minivan is great for small groups and families looking to see Ireland. These air conditioned luxury vehicles take up to 4 passengers (with luggage) in comfort and style. The elevated seating means you see more of the countryside while their relatively small size means you still get to travel down those tiny country roads the larger coaches cannot access. We typically provide Mercedes Viano/V Class luxury minivans or similar to suit your needs.

The interior of a black four seater Mercedes V Class luxury mini van for private tours of Ireland.

Mini Van | 2-4 People

The minivan is great for small groups and families looking to see Ireland. These air conditioned luxury vehicles take up to 4 passengers (with luggage) in comfort and style. The elevated seating means you see more of the countryside while their relatively small size means you still get to travel down those tiny country roads the larger coaches cannot access. We typically provide Mercedes Viano/V Class luxury minivans or similar to suit your needs.

9 Seater Sprinter outside Jameson Distillery, County Cork

Mini Coach | 5-9 People

For our small groups, we use custom air conditioned luxury 9-seater Mercedes-Benz mini-coaches. These are executive-class tour vehicles designed specifically for this purpose, combining comfort and safety with a luxurious interior finish. Panoramic tinted windows provide the very best view of the journey and the sights that mark the way.

The interior of a 9 Seater Sprinter outside Jameson Distillery, County Cork

Mini Coach | 5-9 People

For our small groups, we use custom air conditioned luxury 9-seater Mercedes-Benz mini-coaches. These are executive-class tour vehicles designed specifically for this purpose, combining comfort and safety with a luxurious interior finish. Panoramic tinted windows provide the very best view of the journey and the sights that mark the way.s

34 seat luxury coach outside Cahernane House Hotel in County Kerry

Mid-Sizes Coach | 10-34 People

We have a range of mid-sized luxury air conditioned coaches for 10 to 34 people. Some are almost the same size as a full-sized coach because we want our guests to relax and enjoy the journey. With features such as tinted windows, panoramic views and air conditioning these coaches are perfect for touring Ireland in a group. Just let us know your group size and we will find the right coach for you.

The interior of a 34 seat luxury coach outside Cahernane House Hotel in County Kerry

Mid-Sizes Coach | 10-34 People

We have a range of mid-sized luxury air conditioned coaches for 10 to 34 people. Some are almost the same size as a full-sized coach because we want our guests to relax and enjoy the journey. With features such as tinted windows, panoramic views and air conditioning these coaches are perfect for touring Ireland in a group. Just let us know your group size and we will find the right coach for you.

51 Seater Large Capacity Coach

Large Capacity Coach | 34-51

We provide luxury air conditioned coaches with capacities up to 51 people, the perfect size for large groups who wish to travel together.

The interior of a 51 Seater Large Capacity Coach

Large Capacity Coach | 34-51

We provide luxury air conditioned coaches with capacities up to 51 people, the perfect size for large groups who wish to travel together.

A white two seater Mercedes E Class luxury saloon car for private tours of Ireland.

Sedan / Saloon Car | 1-2 People

The air conditioned luxury saloon car is one of the most efficient ways of getting around Ireland. It can easily navigate the smaller Irish roads and can get to your chosen destinations, faster than a coach. We typically provide Mercedes E Class luxury saloon cars or similar to suit your needs.

The interior of a white two seater Mercedes E Class luxury saloon car for private tours of Ireland.

Sedan / Saloon Car | 1-2 People

The air conditioned luxury saloon car is one of the most efficient ways of getting around Ireland. It can easily navigate the smaller Irish roads and can get to your chosen destinations, faster than a coach. We typically provide Mercedes E Class luxury saloon cars or similar to suit your needs.

A black four seater Mercedes V Class luxury mini van for private tours of Ireland.

Mini Van | 2-4 People

The minivan is great for small groups and families looking to see Ireland. These air conditioned luxury vehicles take up to 4 passengers (with luggage) in comfort and style. The elevated seating means you see more of the countryside while their relatively small size means you still get to travel down those tiny country roads the larger coaches cannot access. We typically provide Mercedes Viano/V Class luxury minivans or similar to suit your needs.

The interior of a black four seater Mercedes V Class luxury mini van for private tours of Ireland.

Mini Van | 2-4 People

The minivan is great for small groups and families looking to see Ireland. These air conditioned luxury vehicles take up to 4 passengers (with luggage) in comfort and style. The elevated seating means you see more of the countryside while their relatively small size means you still get to travel down those tiny country roads the larger coaches cannot access. We typically provide Mercedes Viano/V Class luxury minivans or similar to suit your needs.

9 Seater Sprinter outside Jameson Distillery, County Cork

Mini Coach | 5-9 People

For our small groups, we use custom air conditioned luxury 9-seater Mercedes-Benz mini-coaches. These are executive-class tour vehicles designed specifically for this purpose, combining comfort and safety with a luxurious interior finish. Panoramic tinted windows provide the very best view of the journey and the sights that mark the way.

The interior of a 9 Seater Sprinter outside Jameson Distillery, County Cork

Mini Coach | 5-9 People

For our small groups, we use custom air conditioned luxury 9-seater Mercedes-Benz mini-coaches. These are executive-class tour vehicles designed specifically for this purpose, combining comfort and safety with a luxurious interior finish. Panoramic tinted windows provide the very best view of the journey and the sights that mark the way.s

34 seat luxury coach outside Cahernane House Hotel in County Kerry

Mid-Sizes Coach | 10-34 People

We have a range of mid-sized luxury air conditioned coaches for 10 to 34 people. Some are almost the same size as a full-sized coach because we want our guests to relax and enjoy the journey. With features such as tinted windows, panoramic views and air conditioning these coaches are perfect for touring Ireland in a group. Just let us know your group size and we will find the right coach for you.

The interior of a 34 seat luxury coach outside Cahernane House Hotel in County Kerry

Mid-Sizes Coach | 10-34 People

We have a range of mid-sized luxury air conditioned coaches for 10 to 34 people. Some are almost the same size as a full-sized coach because we want our guests to relax and enjoy the journey. With features such as tinted windows, panoramic views and air conditioning these coaches are perfect for touring Ireland in a group. Just let us know your group size and we will find the right coach for you.

51 Seater Large Capacity Coach

Large Capacity Coach | 34-51

We provide luxury air conditioned coaches with capacities up to 51 people, the perfect size for large groups who wish to travel together.

The interior of a 51 Seater Large Capacity Coach

Large Capacity Coach | 34-51

We provide luxury air conditioned coaches with capacities up to 51 people, the perfect size for large groups who wish to travel together.

Driver-Guides

One of the most important aspects of a tour is having the right guide. All of our driver-guides have a deep love and understanding of Ireland's history and culture. Not only are they fully qualified drivers and tour guides but they also bring a wealth of experience, personal knowledge and warmth to their job. Nearly half of all of our reviewers mention their diver-guide by name. This is not a coincidence. You can find out more about our driver-guides here.

Irish Airports

The main transatlantic and long haul airports in Ireland are Dublin and to a lesser extent Shannon. The vast majority of transatlantic flights come through Dublin. There are also airports in Belfast, Cork, Kerry and Knock (Ireland West Airport) but these are for regional (European and UK) destinations only.

The Irish national carrier is Aer Lingus, though many international airlines do long haul flights into Ireland. For European flights, Ryanair and Aer Lingus are the main two, though again there are countless other airlines operating flights from Ireland to the rest of Europe.

Airport Transfers

Airport transfers come as standard on all our private tours. Your driver-guide will meet you at the airport, to start your Irish tour in style. Please note, that flights are not included in our prices unless explicitly stated otherwise.

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What's Included?

Most of our private tour guests ask us to design an all-inclusive tour, with all the attractions, breakfasts and evening meals included. And it's easy to see why. As well as offering amazing value, our all-inclusive packages give you peace of mind that everything is budgeted for and that there will be no nasty surprises or hidden costs along the way.

Our private tours usually include all of these benefits as standard:

Airport Transfers

Arrive in style, depart in comfort. Your driver-guide will meet you at the airport.

All Accommodation

With many years in the business, we know the very best hotels and how to get you the best price.

Driver-Guide

Our driver-guides are real Irish experts who know how to make your vacation truly unforgettable.

Meals

All breakfasts and evening meals are usually included. Guests often like to have time to explore during lunch.

Tourist Attractions

Our tour prices include all your excursions and entrance fees for all attractions. No surprise expenses and no queuing for tickets.

Anything Else?

Is there something that could make your memorable journey truly unforgettable? Just let us know so that we can include it in your package.

How To Book

Booking your private tour of Ireland is simple: All you have to do is get in touch, and we'll take care of the rest.

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