Private Guided Tours of The South of Ireland
Below is a suggested week long itinerary. For longer tours of more than 7 days any of the tour options listed can be combined depending on your time available and energy levels
As one of Ireland’s very few fully approved national tour guides with all the required licenses to drive small private groups around all the sites it will be my pleasure to accompany you on your Irish adventure. You will see much more in your short time with someone who can give you all the information, background and understanding of the rich culture, landscape and history of Ireland while being right there beside you. No long queues in large buses. A real connection with the places you visit and tips for all the best places to eat and stay.
Tours are normally in my own Luxury Six Seat Mercedes Limousine with air-conditioning and complimentary water on board. For larger groups a bigger vehicle can be arranged.
- The Dublin City Highlights Tour. A drive around Dublin’s historic city sites and sights.
- The Wicklow Mountain’s National Park with its stunning scenery at Glendalough and the famous Sally Gap and Guinness owned lake.
- Powerscourt Gardens. Voted the 3rd Greatest Garden in the World this is a very special experience and a must see on any Wicklow tour.
- The National Stud & Japanese Gardens Co Kildare. The Muesum of the Irish Horse as Ireland is famous for its horse breeding and The Japanese Garden is a very beautiful garden designed by a genuine Japanese Master in 1904 .
- The Rock of Cashel. The ancient seat of the Kings of Munster this stunning fortress site which was originally a monastery founded by St Patrick it has a ruined cathedral and the famous Cormac’s Chapel, the last remmanent of a Irish Kings Palace on top of a rocky hill in the central plain.
- The Jameson Whiskey Distillery in Midleton Co Cork, the headquarters of the world famous Jameson company and an active distillery where the majority of Irish Whiskey is made.
- Blarney Castle and the Stone of Eloquence. A highlight of any Irish visit. In addition to the castle there are also the famous gardens and wollen mills
- Kinsale and the Old Head of Kinsale. One of the most historic towns and a spectacular landscape which hosts possibly Ireland’s greatest golf course creation.
- Pretty Kenmare. Famous for food and at one end of the Ring of Kerry.
- Killarney. A busy tourist town with the magnificant lakes and national park on its doorstep.
- The Ring of Kerry. A must on a visit to Ireland is a drive around this 130 mile circuit of breath taking scenery and history.
- Dingle Peninsula with its Slea Head Drive and its charming and colourful town is also an absolute for any Irish visit.
- The Burren National Park beside the Cliffs of Moher is a landscape of limestone and pavement, caves, thousands of prehistoric sits and an array of plantlife that includes threequaters of the species growing in Ireland which are nearly always in flower.
- The Cliffs of Moher another must see at 200 metre high and 5 miles long it’s one of Ireland’s most well known sites.
- Galway City is a bustling busy medieval town, very popular with locals and visitors alike.
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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
May 15, 2022