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The Great Irish Road Trip

Extended day tour options to explore the further North, West or South coastal areas for a comprehensive and enjoyable adventure.

Before we part ways from our road trip together, you will have…


  • Local insight into Ireland and what makes us unique

  • a good understanding of Irish history including the 1916 Easter Rising, and the Great Famine.

  • No doubt you will know the chorus of a few Irish ballads as we fill in the motorway miles with some fun.

  • You will learn the basics of the Irish language and a cúpla focal (that’s Irish meaning ‘a Couple of words’).

  • A collection of high-quality 40MP digital photos as I am your personal candid photographer for the day

Maybe you're interested in the picturesque landscapes, the historical significance, or even the geological marvels of ancient Ireland.

Our private tours with Éamonn ensure you get the most out of your visit.

The Cliffs of Moher & West of Ireland experience

Take on an adventure into old Ireland as we head for quiet villages with green fields and beautiful old stone built homesteads partitioned by the famous local dry stone walls synonymous with the West of Ireland. Via the Wild Atlantic way we explore the famously magical area know as the Burren with its vast karst limestone pavements reaching out at the Atlantic Ocean, next stop is America! A cliff walk at the majestic Cliffs of Moher, rising 214 metres over the sea and a stop at charming Doolin village makes for memories that last forever.

Optional Bird of prey show can be also arranged at Ailwee caves and as ever, the itinerary will be tailored to you at the enquiry stage.

The Giants Causeway and Northern Ireland coastline experience

Let’s go North on an adventure together to discover one of Irelands most beautiful if under appreciated coastal areas with so much to experience once you are up there. The unique basalt landscape of The Giants Causeway and the Carrick a rede rope bridge for beautiful nature walks or maybe the incredible Dunluce castle set into the side of a cliff and a location of Game of Thrones as the Greyjoy castle.

And you’ll deserve a drink in Irelands oldest thatched pub which is going since 1654 and is a genuinely cool spot with locals too, including none other than Liam Neesons cousin who is his double!

Additional Information for all Tours

Green Board


  • Air-conditioned luxury vehicle

  • Private transportation

  • Bottled water

  • Taste of onboard Irish whiskey

  • Irish chocolates and potato chips

White Brick Wall


  • Alcoholic Beverages – A visit to a classic Dublin pub is a great real Irish experience. Food & drink at your own expense.

  • Admissions / Entrance fees to any attractions along our tour stops are paid at the guest's expense.

  • Gratuities

Blurry Drops

Additional Information:

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

  • Infant seats available.

  • Most travellers can participate.

  • Child car seats are available at no additional fee.

  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.

Ready for the journey of a lifetime? You're in the right place. Let us show you around & welcome you and your guests home.

  • 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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