Tours for the Thinking Traveller

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 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.

Private Guided Tours of Dublin’s Highlights

Dublin city has numerous sites of interest and experiences that are well 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 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

“Gardens where a souls at ease”

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.

Fully Licensed Tour Guide

  • Fully Badged (Tourist Authority Approved) National Tour Guide for Ireland
  • Professional Certificate in Genealogy & Family History (National University of Ireland)
  • Fully Licensed Limousine & Mini Bus Driver
  • Qualified professional Horticulturist and Garden Historian (Graduate of The National Botanic Gardens, Dublin)

What our customers say

  • star rating  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... read more

    PVP001
    July 28, 2022
  • star rating  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... read more

    Tourist87226
    May 15, 2022
  • star rating  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.... read more

    GeorgiaK27
    April 21, 2022
  • star rating  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.

    Sarah E
    April 21, 2022
  • star rating  The McAllister Family is so grateful to have been connected with John via Approved Tourist Guides Ireland (ATGI)! John transported us from Dublin to Kerry with stops including the Rock... read more

    607leannd
    November 10, 2021
  • star rating  Great day with John Ducie. I’d describe him as passionate and knowledgeable, what else could you want in a tour guide!

    Very well spoken, and easy to understand (hard... read more

    nkreikemeier
    September 5, 2021
  • star rating  My wife and I just finished an 8 day tour of Ireland with John. We saw Ireland from coast to coast with so much in between! Be it... read more

    mark d
    September 26, 2019
  • star rating  John was a great tour guide. He picked up our Family of 12 at our VRBO and gave us a comprehensive tour of our requested sites in Dublin.

    Mimi K
    September 16, 2019
  • star rating  Had an absolutely wonderful tour with John. He was knowledgeable, friendly, and so helpful in showing us the city

    WheninRomeIdothis2
    September 5, 2019
  • star rating  John researched two of our ancestors who left Ireland in the 1750's. There are not many records from that era unless your ancestor was rich or a criminal. ... read more

    Trip643730
    August 16, 2019

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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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