Discover Ireland's Charm with Tailored Tours From Dublin

Welcome to John’s Tours of Ireland, your premier private tour provider, dedicated to curating unforgettable experiences for the curious traveller. From captivating tours in Dublin to inspiring Ireland day trips and private tours throughout the country, we’re here to help you discover the best of the Emerald Isle.

Tours For The Thinking Traveller

With so much to explore, you’re in control. Whether you dream of wandering ancient castles, savouring Irish cuisine, or immersing yourself in the local culture, we’ll help you create an itinerary that suits your interests. Our experienced guides provide unique insights into Ireland’s history and culture. You’ll gain a deeper understanding of the places you visit, making your journey more meaningful.

Ancestry Tours in Ireland

Explore your Irish roots with tailored ancestry tours, revealing the stories of your family’s past through expert genealogical research.

Day Tours From Dublin

Discover Ireland’s Ancient East on day tours from Dublin, exploring remarkable destinations within easy reach of the city.

Dublin City
Tours

Dive into Dublin’s rich history with our specially crafted city tours, unveiling captivating stories and the incredible heritage of the Irish capital.

​​Garden Tours in Ireland

Visit Ireland’s enchanting gardens with curated tours, offering a therapeutic experience amid lush landscapes and vibrant floral displays.

Tours All Over Ireland

From the vibrant streets of Dublin and the historic wonders of the Ancient East to the dramatic Cliffs of Moher on the Wild Atlantic Way, the picturesque gardens of the South, and the rugged beauty of the North along the Wild Atlantic Way, our tours cover it all. Explore Ireland’s hidden gems and iconic landmarks with us – every destination is a story waiting to be told. Plus, we’re well-equipped to accommodate larger groups. Contact us for a personalised group tour experience.

Saint Patrick's Cathedral and Collegiate Church, Dublin, Ireland

Private Day Tours From Dublin to Ireland’s Ancient East

Dublin is an ideal location to explore Ireland’s Ancient East with numerous sites within easy travelling distance of the city. We have devised a number of day tour itineraries in different directions that will bring you to some of the best of them.

Private Guided Tours of Dublin’s Highlights

Dublin city has numerous sites of interest and experiences that are well worth exploring. With that in mind, we have devised both walking tours of the historic core (Dublin is a compact city best explored on foot) and chauffeur-driven tours of the city and environs.

Private Guided Ancestry Tours

We will work with you to produce expert Genealogical Research for your Irish family and devise an itinerary for your holiday that will bring you walking in the footsteps of your ancestry. Tours are very personal and focus on understanding the meaning of being Irish as well as exploring your own family history.

Private Guided Tours of Irish Gardens

Ireland has some of the richest garden heritage in the world with a lot of it in an easy day trip distance of Dublin. We have put together three beautiful day trips from Dublin for you to sample them.
Tour group at the green shores of Lough Tay, Ireland

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What Customers Say About Our Private Tours From Dublin

Sightseer65462567496
Sightseer65462567496
2023-05-15
Day tour with John We had a full day tour with John and it was defiantly the highlight of our 5 days trip to Ireland, John is very knowledgeable and very familiar with the Irish history, he is very pleasant and will answer all your questions patiently, the ride was very comfortable, there were 5 of us in a 7 seats van, I would highly recommend John to everyone that wants to visit the surrounding of Dublin.
Daniel G
Daniel G
2023-05-14
Great tour in Ireland. Based on a friend’s recommendation, we hired John Ducie as our guide for a 10 day Ireland trip starting in Dublin. John was a fantastic choice! He is a genealogist & historian with years of tour guide experience in Ireland. His professionalism, thoughtfulness, knowledge & passion is unmatched. We were hesitant to plan a trip on our own, but John was such a great asset helping us develop an itinerary & working through logistics over several months. He was available for Zoom calls & was very responsive to texts & emails. His hotel, restaurant & pub recommendations were perfect. He was very flexible & willingly made last minute scheduling changes. He deftly answered all our questions, at times he put historical events in such context that we couldn’t help but be emotionally moved. Needless to say, John has our highest recommendation. Thank you John for a most memorable trip!
Terry S
Terry S
2023-04-27
Great tours awesome guide John is so knowledgeable and a pleasure to be with. He is a good driver which mattered to me. The two day long tours with him were the best ever!!
JAH
JAH
2023-03-16
Great Day - Private tours are the only way to go! Book directly with John and you will definitely be glad you did. John was a friendly and very knowledgeable tour guide. When we stopped any site, he told us so much of its history. He even took the time to take pictures of us that we can share with our family and friends. What a great day!
Phil Gilbride
Phil Gilbride
2022-12-06
Private Garden Tour We did a one-day tour of Killruddery and Powerscourt gardens with John as our guide. John's knowledge and enthusiasm are infectious and insightful. You really need a guided tour to understand the garden's history and fully appreciate what your looking at. John is also a lecturer at the Garden Design Academy of Ireland and is a fountain o horticultural information!!
Tuscanysoccer
Tuscanysoccer
2022-10-31
If you want to experience authentic Ireland and truly understand its history, we give John Ducie a 5 star rating With 5+ days touring Ireland with John, you'll gain an authentic understanding of Ireland's history, while also fully experiencing the country's culture and beauty. We preferred a more immersive experience rather than choosing to see every possible sight -- and John helped us narrow our focus and then shared his expertise on nearly every facet of the country. He recommended excellent restaurants, and also the Castlewood and Heaton's in Dingle, both providing an amazing unique small hotel experience in Dingle, Ireland. IWe stayed at Castlewood, our friends stayed next door at Heaton's -- both are owned and operated by the Heaton family. We reviewed the Castlewood separately and give it our highest reviews -- simply amazing). John's pride in his home country and the Irish shine through, with indepth knoweldge in nearly every facet of Ireland's past and life in Ireland. He monitored the later October weather closely to optimize our experience, well recognizing that experiencing certain vistas required sufficiently clear skies. He adapted to our appetites/culinary tastes, demonstrated extremely safe driving skills, and made certain that we had the level of information we required when deciding whether to forego a particular activity (e.g., did we wish to tour a particular castle or manor?). Thanks to John, we fell in love with this breathtaking country and its people. Indeed, Ireland's beauty is surpassed only by the extraordinary and friendly Irish people who make every visitor feel welcome and at home.
PeterV
PeterV
2022-07-28
Outstanding Our party of four booked a full day tour of Powerscourt and Glendalough, including a drive through Sally Gap and terrific lunch at a beautiful Irish pub. John is a fountain of knowledge on a vast variety of subjects, ranging from horticulture to genealogy and of course the history of Ireland. Highly recommend John for both is intellect and driving skills around the Irish countryside.
Tourist87226
Tourist87226
2022-05-15
Powerscourt Gardens and Kilruddery House and Garden Tour A group of us with an interest in Gardens took a private tour with John to visit Kilruddery and Powerscourt Gardens. With John's expert knowledge of both history and horticulture the experience was excellent, he made each part of the day and every element of the gardens interesting and a great learning experience.
GeorgiaK27
GeorgiaK27
2022-04-20
Private Wicklow and Powerscourt tour We had a fabulous day with John driving south from Dublin through beautiful coastal villages to Powerscourt and then up into the Wicklow mountains with the final stop in Glendalough. He is a wealth of knowledge and we learned about Irish history, politics, society and flora and fauna. We would love to travel more with him when we are back in Ireland which we hope will be soon!
Sarah E
Sarah E
2022-04-20
Fantastic Day with John was wonderful. His horticultural knowledge and historical knowledge were fascinating. I would highly recommend and would definitely ride with him again on my next trip to Ireland.
Hovering View of the library at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

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Dublin is an ideal location to explore Ireland’s Ancient East with numerous sites within easy traveling distance of the city. We have devised a number of day tour itineraries in different directions that will bring you to some of the best of them.

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Ruins of St. John's Church, on an empty green field on a gloomy day.

Game of Thrones Private Day Tour

Game of Thrones Private Day Tour from Dublin of Winterfell and the Haunted Forest (Castleward and Tollymore) in the Mourne Mountains, Co Down, Northern Ireland.

Private Dublin Tour

If you want you can combine seeing the city highlights with a trip to the Wicklow Mountains or North Dublin if you would prefer to get out of the countryside for a while.

Private Wicklow Mountains Tour

Welcome to our South Ireland tours. Explore scenic vistas, cultural sites, and historical gems.
Aerial view of the Newgrange, also called Brú na Bóinne, Monument at the Boyne Valley, Ireland.

Kilkenny City & The Normandy of Ireland Tour

Travel through the Wicklow mountains among some of the most beautiful scenery in Ireland.

Western Ireland Road Trips

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Western Ireland with our private Cliffs of Moher tour.

South of Ireland Tours

Welcome to our South Ireland tours. Explore scenic vistas, cultural sites, and historical gems.

North of Ireland Tours

On an extensive one-week tour of Northern Ireland, you have the flexibility to choose from a variety of captivating destinations and activities.
Ruins of Bective Abbey, Co Meath, Ireland.

Newgrange Tour & The Boyne Valley

The Boyne Valley “the heartland of the Irish Nation”.

South of Ireland Tours

Welcome to our South Ireland tours. Explore scenic vistas, cultural sites, and historical gems.