A Touch of Northern Ireland Chauffeur Drive Tour 8 Days
7 Night Tour From $3,137 pps
This tour starts and ends in Dublin but can be adjusted to suit other arrival points such as Belfast.
There are no reviews available for this tour as yet but see below for some feedback from our happy customers about their Tour Ireland Experience.
Will have these memories forever....
Our first day in Ennis was met with a lovely hotel called “The Old Ground Hotel” great food and drink. The people truly make you feel welcome, and it was one of the best places to stay. We walked through the beautiful town and enjoyed all the sights. The relaxed feeling, people and accommodations were a perfect start to our vacation. Our tour was even better once we departed onto our journey with our tour guide, Joe and bus driver Anthony. They were a great team; with jokes, stories, knowledge, history, and so much more. They truly made everyone feel that they were special and totally at ease. If you had any questions, they had the answers.
The sights, the landscape from one end of the country to the other was breath-taking. The history, knowledge, myths, jokes and just explanations of how the Irish families work the land made every word spoken - amazing. We enjoyed guided tours full of history and wisdom, as well the evening of “Food, Folklore and Fairies” with Johnny Daly was truly a fun and entertaining night. The sheep tour was truly a relaxing fun time on the farm. It took you back to a more restful time, fresh biscuits and homemade jams were definitely enjoyed by all. The afternoon of poetry at Broc House was refreshing, especially for someone to invite you into their own home and share a homemade lunch and beautiful poetry by Yeats. The Medieval dinner was when everyone could let go and just have fun joining into the storyline. Glenveagh National park was beautiful as you walked through the gardens. Blarney Castle was a beautiful walk and day trip. My husband managed to climb the stairs and kiss the famous “Stone of Eloquence”. I walked the gardens and enjoyed speaking to others enjoying the same experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the Jaunting car we rode to Ross Castle and the stories and jokes.
The hotels were very nice and food was great! We had a Whiskey tour, Guinness tour, and learned to make Irish coffee. The castles, ruins, churches and many other stops kept us going all day. We had our own time to enjoy shopping, or more sightseeing. The end of the day most of us would get a drink and sit and relax at the bar, or outside in the beautiful weather. We only experienced one day of rain, the 11 days that followed were +25 to + 30 degrees Celsius. This is not what most would expect from Ireland. However, being used to these lovely temperatures in Canada we managed quite well. I believe the only complaint was the unexpected warm temperatures.
My thank-you to all involved, in providing both my husband and myself with a beautiful 25th Wedding Anniversary trip, that we will not soon forget. We took over 3000 pictures and will have these memories forever. Aisling you are truly remarkable and I thank-you for all your assistance.
Stella & Robin Hughes, Nova Scotia Canada
I would truly recommend this 12 day Tour to anyone I know, and already have.
Stella & Robin Hughes,, Nova Scotia, Canada
We enjoyed the tour very much
To sum it all up, we are very satisfied with both your services and the tour itself. All practical matters, both with respect to accommodation and car rental, went absolutely smoothly. Thank you!
With regard to the itinerary, a couple of observations that mostly reflect on our own planning:
We might have swapped one Blarney and one Salthill night for additional nights in Kerry, Burren or Westport, to get more time for hikes. But that is our preferences and perhaps a slightly different tour than the one we booked. (Also, the unexpectedly beautiful weather we enjoyed made hiking even more attractive, of course.)
We also tried to include a Newgrange visit on the last day on the road, but found out we didn’t have enough time due the hard deadline on the rental car return.
As for the accommodation: I was actually surprised that we got so many nights in 4 star hotels in the “mix”. As far as we could judge, all hotels and B&Bs were excellent value for money, and certainly met with or exceeded our expectations. Our favorite was the Lake Hotel, where everything was just right: Beautiful location, great atmosphere and friendly staff, excellent breakfast, good and relatively inexpensive food in the “brasserie”. We’re also ready to recommend Brooks Hotel to our friends and acquaintances. (Would have stayed there recently if they weren’t fully booked.)
We enjoyed the tour very much. Of course, the beautiful weather we enjoyed for practically the entire tour was an unexpected bonus.
We had a wonderful trip. The accommodations were all wonderful and the rental car worked out too. I want you to know that I would highly recommend your services to anyone who asked. We had the best time.
Barbara McCann, USA
I look forward to returning to Ireland again soon!
I want to thank you for all your help we had a wonderful time and found the people of Ireland to be very friendly and helpful
The hotels were very nice - my personal favorite was the castle (Solis Lough Eske)! Our car was just the right size. We enjoyed all the attractions that we made it to, only missing a couple due to time - but ended up doing a few different things - like taking a ferry.Again, it was a pleasure working with you!! I look forward to returning to Ireland again soon!
Thanks so much,
Deb Wieber, Michigan, USA
would not have been the same without your expertise!
On our flight home to Denver from Ireland, we had a layover in Chicago, Joe and I sat in a bar, pulled out our cell phones for the first time in almost two weeks, logged in to the airport wi-fi and immediately started a web search for our next trip to Ireland. We didn't want to leave and can't wait to go back! The manor homes were beautiful (we could have spent the entire time at Cahernane House in Killarney and been completely happy), the people we met along the way were great - it was like a family reunion every night at a pub, just with people we had never met before. There was too much to do and not enough time.
Thank you for all of your assistance leading up to the trip - it would not have been the same without your expertise!
Until next time,
Casey & Joe Steiner
Joe Steiner & Casey Kogut, Colorado, USA