Northern 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. Whether you’re intrigued by the rich history, stunning landscapes, or vibrant culture, this Northern Ireland tour offers an array of experiences. Moreover, for those planning longer journeys exceeding seven days, you can seamlessly combine multiple extended tour options to tailor your adventure based on your preferences and the time you have at your disposal.

Customise Your Private Northern Ireland Tour  

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.

Private Driver Tours & Attractions Of Ireland & Northern Ireland To Choose From 

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.

  • Explore the vibrant Dublin City Highlights Tour, a captivating journey through the historic city sites and iconic landmarks of Dublin.
  • Delve into the rich history and captivating charm of Malahide Castle, built by the Norman French in 1174 and continuously occupied by the same family until 1974, retaining its original contents. The surrounding gardens are renowned for exotic plants.
  • Visit the picturesque fishing town of Howth, located north of Dublin city, and enjoy its reputation as a seafood lover's paradise. A leisurely walk along the pier offers spectacular views of Dublin Bay from its headland.
  • Step back in time at Newgrange, a 5,500-year-old Passage Tomb and World Heritage Site, predating the pyramids of Giza.
  • Witness the iconic High Celtic Crosses at Monasterboice, two of Ireland's most treasured historical artefacts.
  • Discover Belfast, the peaceful capital of Northern Ireland, with its Titanic Centre dedicated to the famous ship's construction. Explore the Peace Walls and the stories of the Troubles, a challenging period in this region's history.
  • Embark on an unforgettable journey along the northern Causeway Coast drive, offering panoramic views of Scotland and Rathlin Island, along with numerous Game of Thrones filming locations.
  • For the daring, cross the Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge, originally erected for salmon fishermen to transport their catch.
  • Marvel at the otherworldly Giant's Causeway, formed by an ancient volcanic eruption, boasting 40,000 basalt columns. Don't miss the dramatic Dunluce Castle perched on a cliff's edge, with legends of parts of the castle falling into the sea.
  • Explore the enchanting Dark Hedges, a filming site for the King's Road in The Game of Thrones series.
  • Discover the historic Derry City, known as The Maiden City, with walls that were never breached. Stroll along the intact circle of the Walls and experience the city's renowned warm hospitality.

Then along the Wild Atlantic Way to:

  • Explore the awe-inspiring Sliabh Liag Cliffs Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Pointing Co Donegal, among Europe's highest sea cliffs, offering staggering 609-meter (1,998-foot) drops into the swirling Atlantic Ocean.
  • Immerse yourself in the picturesque beauty of Glencolumcille, often called the "Valley of Colm Cille." This Irish-speaking rural community is famous for its friendly atmosphere, traditional crafts, historic monuments, and natural splendour.
  • Visit The Ceide Fields in Co Mayo Wild Atlantic Way Discovery Point, home to the world's oldest known field systems, with field walls dating back over 5,500 years.
  • Journey to Connemara National Park, where towering mountains and breathtaking landscapes offer a full day of exploration in one of Ireland's most remote and beautiful regions.
  • Experience the vibrant energy of Galway City, a bustling medieval town cherished by both locals and visitors alike.
  • Visit the Jameson Whiskey Distillery in Midleton, Blarney Castle and the Stone of Eloquence, Kinsale, Kenmare, Killarney, the Ring of Kerry, and the Dingle Peninsula.
  • Discover the unique Burren National Park beside the Cliffs of Moher Wild Atlantic Way Signature Discovery Point and Galway City.

Entrance Fees to attractions can be paid by the client on the day or in advance by arrangement.

Price
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No. of People
1 - 5 (larger groups can be arranged ) 

Duration
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What Our Clients Say

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.

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