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Here you will find everything you need to decide what you want on your custom tour of Ireland. Some groups prefer to explore Ireland in their own way, choosing a private driver-guide and an exclusive tour vehicle. Our private tours of Ireland are tailor-made for your group alone so that you can discover together the destinations that appeal to you. We love creating bespoke tours to fit the guest just so. It's by far the most satisfying part of our job and we are ready to create a custom tour for you.
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.
Travel through the best of Ireland in one week on this private Irish Tour.More info
Taking in the absolute best of the south of Ireland on this custom 10 day tour.More info
A private tour with the best of the South and North of Ireland in two weeksMore info
The best of Ireland and Scotland in one custom tur featuring three countries.More info
Discover the very best that Ulster has to offer on a custom Northern Irish tour.More info
Stay in opulent luxury, stay in castles on our Custom Luxury Castles tour of Ireland.More info
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.
Get in touch. You tell our small team about your dream tour of Ireland. We cater for all group sizes, interests and budgets.
We listen and design a customised tour to match your needs, drawing on years' experience, contacts and local knowledge.
Once you're happy with the design, we'll arrange everything for you. All you have to do is book your flights.
Final step: Just relax and enjoy your vacation. The hard work is done, you can now enjoy everything Ireland has to offer...
Which type of tour is right for you?
A big thank you to all our past guests who have left so many amazing reviews. With 446 five-star reviews out of a total of 453, we are proud to call ourselves Ireland's top-rated tour operator.
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- And, should COVID-19 be an issue in 2022 then there's extra flexibility in either of these situations:
- •Your airline cancels or changes your flight dates due to COVID-19.
- •Your government or the Irish government recommend against traveling due to COVID-19.
Find more information on our Peace of Mind Travel Plan.
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.
We are ready to answer any questions you may have about accommodation options for your custom tour of Ireland. Please do get in touch.See All Accommodation
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.
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!See All Attractions
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.
We are ready to assist you with any questions you may have about transport options for your chauffeur tour of Ireland. Please do get in touch.See All Vehicles
One of the most important aspects of a tour is having the right guide. All of our driver-guides (one person) 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.
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 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.
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:
Arrive in style, depart in comfort. Your driver-guide will meet you at the airport.
With many years in the business, we know the very best hotels and how to get you the best price.
Our driver-guides are real Irish experts who know how to make your vacation truly unforgettable.
All breakfasts and evening meals are usually included. Guests often like to have time to explore during lunch.
Our tour prices include all your excursions and entrance fees for all attractions. No surprise expenses and no queuing for tickets.
Is there something that could make your memorable journey truly unforgettable? Just let us know so that we can include it in your tour.
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.
Get in touch. Give us as much or as little information as you like.
We design a customised tour to match your needs, drawing on years of experience, contacts and local knowledge. We will then send you a detailed draft of the itinerary for final approval. This includes a description of the route and all the attractions — as well as links to the accommodations so that you can investigate their quality.
Once you're happy with the tour design, we'll arrange everything for you. All you have to do is book your own flights.
Final step: Just relax and enjoy your vacation. The hard work is done, you can now enjoy everything Ireland has to offer...
Tour Ireland's ornate ornamental gardens and contrast them with its wild and rugged landscapes.Garden Tours
Windswept links courses to manicured parkland settings. Ireland is on the bucket list of any true golfer.Golf Tours
An Irish tour vacation can provide the perfect opportunity to discover your Irish heritage and family tree.Genealogy Tours
Adare is a small town in Co. Limerick, known for its quaint and colourful thatched cottages. Adare is considered to be one of Ireland's most beautiful towns so stop and take in the view. Don't forget your camera today - the perfect chance to capture the essence of old Ireland.
Explore Adare Village along the Wild Atlantic Way
Take a journey through this once troubled city. See the murals of the Loyalist Shankill Road & Nationalist Falls Road. The Troubles took their toll on the economic life of Belfast but the past ten years of peace have returned much prosperity while the genuine friendliness of the city never left.
Originally built in 1823, Blarney Woollen Mills was mainly used for the spinning and weaving of wool. After it closed in 1973, it reopened in 1975 — as an Irish heritage shop.
The Culloden Battlefield Visitor Centre commemorates the last pitched battle fought on British soil, in April 1746. Learn more about the Jacobite intent to overthrow the House of Hanover and return the House of Stuart to the British throne.
Located within Glenveagh National Park, Glenveagh Castle was built by Captain John George Adair between 1870 and 1873. Having made his fortune through land speculation in America, Adair return to Ireland and began large amounts of land in County Donegal. The castle was built in the Scottish Baronial style and is surrounded by a garden and commands stunning views of the nearby mountains, lakes, woodlands and valleys.
About Highland Folk Museum is a museum and open-air attraction located in the Scottish Highlands. It is designed to showcase the domestic and working lives of the early highland people.
Located alongside the River Shannon in County Limerick, on King's Island. Dating back to 922, to a time when Vikings were the inhabitants of the island (Thormodr Helgason, the Viking sea-king, built the first settlement here. The castle itself was built in 1200, under the instruction of King John of England.
Located close to the Killarney National Park, Moriarty's is an Authentic Irish Gift Store and Restaurant. Hand crafted Irish jewellery, Waterford Crystal and classic and modern tweed fashions and furnishings are all on offer at the gift store. The restaurant is an 85 seater offering stunning views of the surrounding landscape.
Mount Congreve Gardens. Located in Kilmeaden, County Waterford, Mount Congreve Gardens is an 18th century Georgian estate and mansion. It was designed by the same architect that created both of Waterford's cathedrals, John Roberts.
Recently recognised as being one of the top 10 gardens in the world, Mount Stewart is a rich tapestry of planting plant life and stunning walking trails. The house dates back to the 19th century, and was the Irish seat of the Vane-Tempest-Stewart family.
Located on the grounds of the expansive and idylic Killarney National Park. Muckross House, and its 11,000-acre grounds, was donated to the Irish state in 1932.
Located on the grounds of the picturesque Muckross House and its impeccable gardens. Take a step back in time and see the Irish farming lifestyle of the 1930s and '40s. A time when the horse was responsible for much of the labour and the weather was the be all and end all in terms of production.
The Quiet Man Museum. A reproduction of the quaint thatched cottage from the John Wayne starring, John Ford directed movie of the same name. all costumes, artifacts and furnishings have been recreated in precise detail, to reflect the setting of the 1952 classic. Located in the picturesque village of Cong, County Mayo.
Tours of Ireland can be broken down into two broad categories: "Scheduled" or "Private". The first thing you should consider when booking a a tour is which one is right for you. There are pros and cons to each type of tour. Lets take a look...
Private tours are tours that can depart on any date and visit almost any location in Ireland. The major benefit of private tours is that you are in control. You set the pace of the tour, you decide on the locations to be visited and how long you wish to stay there. You typically won't meet other tourers on a private tour but you will have more free time to meet local people. If you don't mind the lack of a built-in social group (of a scheduled tour) there is no finer way to see the island of Ireland. The freedom to go where you want, when you want and at your own pace is the main reason people choose private tours.
Scheduled tours are tours that depart and arrive on preset dates and adhere to a set itinerary with little deviation. On a scheduled tour you and your group will typically be touring on a bus with people you have not met before. They are an excellent and cost-effective way to see Ireland and great for meeting new people. Though they lack the total freedom of a private tour they do have a built-in social group in the other tourers. The social aspect of meeting new people and the cost are the main reasons people choose scheduled tours over private tours.
Often times a person looking for a private tour can find a scheduled tour that fits their needs. It may be worth looking at our scheduled tours to see if there is something that suits you. Our Mini Group Tours (maximum of 8 people) are a great compromise between private and scheduled tours. Researching scheduled tours is also a great way to find some inspiration for what you may want on your private tour. Alternatively, you can get in touch with us and we will guide you through the process of booking a private or scheduled tour just for you.×