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ChaperoneVIP

Book your authentic Irish private tour with ChaperoneVIP for an unforgettable experience with Éamonn, your local Dubliner.

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A Chara, (my friend)

Éamonn here, your own personal tour guide and driver for your Irish adventure. As a Dublin man born and bred who also has family in the south and west of the island, I’ve always had a great appreciation for Ireland as a whole, our history, and our people.

 

Over the years I have personally welcomed hundreds of tour groups, made up of friends, families, some with Irish ancestry and often first time visitors on a bucket list trip of a lifetime! I also specialise in ancestry adventure tours for US visitors making the trip back to the old sod.

 

My high-quality tour experiences are carefully crafted to make the most of your time in Ireland with an emphasis on seeing and doing as much authentic Ireland as possible with each and every unique tour including my four personal pillars:

History, Music, Craic (which is our word for ‘fun’) and a pint (Our beloved pub culture).

 

It’s important to me that my guests meet locals and have a truly genuine experience when in Ireland and feel the warm Irish hospitality that we are renowned for and that you will go home with a true understanding of our unique and friendly country, and its people.

 

Hope to see you in Ireland soon!

- Éamonn.

ChaperoneVIP Private Tours

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Your Irish journey begins here.

Reserve your ChaperoneVIP tour with Éamonn for an unforgettable trip.

Our Mission

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Although I regularly get to visit these beautiful and fun places in Ireland, I am aware that for my tour guests, it may be the one and only time so it’s important for me that EVERY TIME we make great memories and it is an authentic and special Irish experience. This is achieved by truly understanding my guests and getting to know them so that I can tailor a great tour in advance and then even fine tune it on the day!

 

Please note that the tour ideas listed on the website are only suggestions and every single tour is personalised to you after some brief correspondence as we collaborate together to make it a special experience to engage everybody.

 

Vehicles -

The main tour van is a spacious and comfortable vehicle with air con and a mic for up to 7 passengers.

 

The BMW 740 sedan is exclusively for Dublin City tours for up to 3 passengers.

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Dublin Tours

Choose from

  • Our Ultimate Dublin City and Bay Tours

  • Family Fun in Dublin City Tour

  • the 1916 Irish Revolution Tour

  • Dublin City and Pub Tour

  • Dublin Rivera and Glendalough Tour

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Irish Countryside Tours

Day tours from Dublin with an average duration of 8 to 9 hours. Options include

  • Wicklow mountains drive and live working sheepdogs demonstration

  • The Full Kilkenny experience

  • Galway city pubs, moonshiners and craic out West

  • Irelands oldest pub and old distillery combo

  • Belfast: The IRA and political troubles

  • The Long Way to Tipperary tour with ancient Rock of cashel and beautiful Cahir castle

  • Braveheart castle & Newgrange 5000 year old chamber tour

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The Great Irish Road Trip

Extended day tours from Dublin to the North, South or West Irish coasts, average duration of 11 - 12 hours.
Options include:

  • The Cliffs of Moher & West of Ireland experience

  • The Giants of Causeway and Northern Ireland coastline experience

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Booking Enquiry

Have a question or want to enquire about booking? Fill out the booking enquiry form and Éamonn will get back to you ASAP.

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Reviews

Look at what our past guests have said about ChaperoneVIP

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Contact

Get in contact with Éamonn with any questions you might have about our irish tours.

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  • Itinerary:
    Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery 1757 Moran’s Oyster Cottage (food stop) Claddagh harbour Salt Hill Eyre Square Tigh Choili (Trad Music) Latin quarter, Shop Street Sean’s Bar (Ireland’s oldest Bar)
  • Itinerary:
    Toners Pub – Situated on Baggot Street, Toners is one of Dublin’s oldest and most famous traditional pubs. Kehoes Heritage Pub – first licensed in 1803 when the winds of revolution permeated the Dublin air and now this authentic, unpretentious Victorian shrine is one of the last great heritage pubs of Dublin. Confession Box – Dating back to the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921), this pub has a quirky story behind where its name originated. The Celt – Traditional Irish Pub Darkie Kelly’s – One of the best-known pubs in Dublin for traditional Irish music. We are in one of the oldest parts of Dublin city and one of the most enduring legends surrounding Dublin must be that of the woman – Darkey Kelly. 37 Dawson Street – Opulent and quirky whiskey bar and restaurant with cocktails and modern food, plus whiskey tasting. Dingle Whiskey Bar – A Dublin outpost of the Dingle Distillery in Kerry, it was carved out of a former jewellery shop on Nassau Street. Porterhouse – The Porterhouse in Temple Bar opened in 1996 as Dublin’s first pub brewery. The Brazen Head – Officially Ireland’s oldest pub, dating back to 1198. The Brazen Head pub is famous for live Irish music sessions & an award-winning restaurant. Hole in the Wall – The longest pub in Ireland and has the longest continuous bar counter. Johnny Foxes – Ireland’s highest traditional pub in a mountain location with decorative farm tools, hooley nights and live Irish music. The Gravediggers Pub – Ireland’s most haunted bar. The pub got its nickname because it’s built into the wall of Glasnevin Cemetery and gravediggers used to come in for a few scoops after a hard night’s digging. The Dawson Lounge – Officially the city’s smallest pub, the Dawson Lounge is well worth a visit for a pint or two. The Sidecar Bar – The Sidecar is a stylish, elegant, and modern take on 30’s cocktail bar. Located in Dublin city centre and part of The Westbury Hotel The Mint Bar – This great little bar is located at the Westin Hotel – they make some excellent cocktails – both classic as well as some more modern twists. 37 Dawson Street – Opulent and quirky whiskey bar and restaurant with cocktails and modern food, plus whiskey tasting. Octagon Bar – Stylish venue in an upscale hotel, with a cool 8-sided bar and art deco back room, plus cocktails. The Liquor Rooms – Award-winning cocktail bar and late-night venue. Creative cocktails and sharing platters in a cosy basement bar with opulent rooms, plus a dance floor.
  • Itinerary:
    Guinness Storehouse area St. Patricks Cathedral Christchurch Cathedral Dublin City Walls River Liffey Ha’Penny Bridge Phoenix Park Arbour Hill Cemetery The Famine Structures Coast Road/Dublin Bay Howth Head & Harbour Howth Castle John Kavanagh’s – The Gravediggers Bar The Jameson Distillery Airfield working farm – Dundrum.
  • Are tours available year-round?
    ChaperoneVIP offers private tours throughout the year. You can choose the best season for your visit, be it the vibrant spring, warm summer, colourful autumn, or magical winter. Éamonn will make sure your experience is optimised for the season.
  • How can I contact Éamonn to discuss my tour preferences?
    You can reach out to Éamonn directly by using our Contact page on the ChaperoneVIP website. He will promptly respond to your inquiry and begin planning your unforgettable Irish adventure.
  • What distinguishes ChaperoneVIP's private tours in Ireland from the rest?
    Éamonn is a private tour specialist and is passionate about Irish history and culture, ensuring that your tour is both unique and educational.
  • Can we customise our tour itinerary?
    Absolutely! Our private tours are designed with your desires in mind. Éamonn will work closely with you to craft an itinerary that suits your specific interests, whether it's historical landmarks, natural wonders, or academic pursuits.
  • Itinerary:
    Georgian Dublin – See the famously colourful and elegant Georgian townhouses. Aviva Stadium – Pass by the beautifully designed home of Irish soccer & rugby. Coastal Drive – We hug Dublin Bay and enjoy famous landmarks such as the Poolbeg stacks and 200-year-old Martello Tower. Dun Laoghaire Harbour – 1916 revolution & maritime history with a bit of seal spotting! Dublin Riviera – As we climb in elevation, we pass Dublin mansions overlooking beautiful Dublin Bay from a peak. Killiney Hill Park – For active guests, we can take a strenuous walk up to a height where we find the Pyramid of Dublin at 500 feet. Manderley Castle – we pass by the historical 1840 home of Irish music legend Enya. Powerscourt House & Gardens – Epic for nature lovers, these Slazenger family gardens, and collection of statues are quite breathtaking. Glencree German Cemetery – Tranquil resting place of German forces washed up onto Irish soil during the World Wars and an international centre for reconciliation. Glendalough – Monastic site of St. Kevin with an incredible old round tower and ruins along with the rugged beauty of the upper lake. Guinness Lake – Owned by the Guinness estate, this private lake, Lough Tay, resembles a pint of the black stuff. Jonnie Fox’s – World famous Irish pub established back in 1798 and one of Ireland's highest pubs with a fantastic museum attached.
  • Itinerary:
    Arbour Hill cemetery – Final resting place of the 1916 Irish patriots Battle of Mount Street Pearse Street St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Built 1220 – 1260 Liberty Hall Women of 1916 GPO Moore Street
  • Can I customise my private tour to the Cliffs of Moher?
    Absolutely! ChaperoneVIP specializes in crafting bespoke itineraries. You can personalize your tour by adding specific attractions or activities to make it truly yours.
  • What is included in a Northern Ireland Tour with ChaperoneVIP?
    Our Northern Ireland Tour, guided by owner Éamonn, encompasses iconic locations like the Giant's Causeway, Belfast, and more. We include transportation, expert commentary, and the flexibility to cater to your preferences.
  • Why should I choose ChaperoneVIP for a private tour to the Cliffs of Moher?
    ChaperoneVIP provides a unique, immersive experience, with a dedicated focus on customer satisfaction. Our expert guides, like owner Éamonn, bring in-depth knowledge of the region, making your Cliffs of Moher visit truly special.
  • What is ChaperoneVIP's approach to private tours in Ireland?
    ChaperoneVIP offers exclusive, tailored private tours to ensure an unforgettable experience, whether you're visiting the Cliffs of Moher or exploring Northern Ireland. Our focus is on personalized, luxury travel.
  • Itinerary:
    - River Liffey sights: since 1816 The famous Ha’penny bridge - Irish revolutionary cemetery: The 1916 Irish rebellion leaders final resting place - Dublin emigration history: The famine sculptures - The Phoenix park: A vast Dublin City gem - Try traditional Irish sports: For sports fans we can show you the Gaelic sport of hurling - Guinness brewery area: Dominating the Liberties area of Dublin 8 since 1759 - Dublin whiskey quarter: Old relics of distilleries and the modern whiskey boom! - Traditional Dublin Guinness pub: maybe ‘The Gravediggers’ Established 1833! - Dublin whiskey distillery: why not try an Irish coffee or a tasting flight - Old city walls: the last original gateway into olde Dublin - Dublin cathedral’s area: almost 1000 years of worship - Howth harbour: A picture perfect fishing village, 800 year old Anglo Irish castle and a refreshing cliff walk with Dublin Bay views - Temple Bar area: Dublins party central with a great atmosphere - live music in a fun Dublin pub: what a way to finish!
  • Are meals and entrance fees included in the tour cost?
    Meals and entrance fees are not included, allowing you the flexibility to choose where and what you'd like to eat, as well as any additional attractions you wish to explore.
  • What is the best time to visit Ireland for a private tour?
    Ireland's beauty is year-round. Spring and summer offer mild weather, while autumn showcases stunning foliage. Winter tours provide a unique, cosy experience.
  • Is transportation included in the tour package?
    Yes, luxury transportation is included in all our private tours for your comfort and convenience.
  • How do I book a private Dublin tour with ChaperoneVIP?
    Booking is easy! Simply visit our website, select your preferred tour, and fill out the booking form. We'll get in touch to plan your dream Irish adventure.
  • Is there a minimum group size for private tours?
    Our private tours are designed for individuals, couples, families, or small groups, and there is no minimum group size requirement.
  • Can I customise my tour itinerary?
    Absolutely! We specialize in creating personalized tours. Share your interests and preferences, and we'll craft an itinerary that suits you.
  • Can I customise my private tour in Ireland with ChaperoneVIP?
    Absolutely! ChaperoneVIP specializes in crafting bespoke experiences. You can tailor your tour itinerary to include specific destinations, activities, and themes that align with your interests.
  • What types of private tours does ChaperoneVIP offer?
    ChaperoneVIP provides a range of private tours, including historical, cultural, ancestral, and scenic tours throughout Ireland. These can be customised to suit your preferences and interests.
  • How can I book a private tour with ChaperoneVIP?
    Booking a private tour with us is easy. Simply visit our website and fill out the booking enquiry form or contact us via email or phone. Éamonn will personally assist you in planning your ideal tour.
  • What is the duration of ChaperoneVIP private tours?
    Tour durations can vary based on your preferences. We offer half-day, full day and extended day tours, allowing you to explore Ireland at your own pace.
  • What is ChaperoneVIP?
    ChaperoneVIP is a distinguished tour company offering private, bespoke tours in Ireland. Éamonn, the owner and expert guide, has an extensive background in Irish history, culture, and geography, ensuring a personable and fully immersive experience.
  • Itinerary:
    Galway Bay Kilcolgan Kinvara Hazel Mountain Chocolates Lisdoonvara Cliffs of Moher Seans Bar Doolin Pier
  • Itinerary:
    Titanic Experience Black Taxi Tour Falls Road Giants Caseway Game of Thrones – Iron Islands
  • Itinerary:
    Giants Causeway Dark Hedges Ballintoy Dunluce Castle Bushmills Distillery
  • Itinerary:
    Guinness Factory area – leaving Dublin, we pass through the Liberties area of Dublin where Guinness history is everywhere. St. Canices Cathedral & Round Tower – an ancient worship site home to a magnificent cathedral with ornate tombs and a 1000+-year-old round tower you can climb! Dominican Black Abbey & St. Mary Cathedral – 2 awe-inspiring locations gloriously representing the Catholic faith in Kilkenny with beautiful architecture and the most incredible stained glass. Kilkenny Castle – 800 years of history changing with the times, Kilkenny castles imposing facade and immaculately restored interior with antique furniture and priceless art is a rare sight to behold. Kytelers Inn – 13th Century pub in the heart of medieval Kilkenny. Smithwick’s experience -Irish Brewery tour for lovers of the original red ale.
  • Itinerary:
    House of Waterford Crystal Reginald’s Tower (Viking Ireland) Kilkenny Castle St.Canice’s Cathedral & round tower
  • Itinerary:
    Rock of Cashel Cahir Castle River Suir Horse & Jockey Hotel
  • Itinerary:
    Castletown House (Manor estate) Sean’s Bar, Athlone (Ireland’s oldest Bar) River Shannon Kilbeggan Whiskey Distillery 1757 Athlone Castle
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