Jody is joined by Shane Leahy, owner of Ireland Chauffeur Travel. Ireland Chauffeur Travel offers driver guided tours in Ireland.
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About Driver Guides in Ireland:
All the vehicles are fit with luxuries such as leather captain chairs and larger view windows to offer the best comfort.
The main advantage of a driver guide, is YOU control where to go and stop without the stress of driving through the country roads. The guides also able to talk about the areas you go to bring each of their client’s trip to life specifically for them.
What are the qualifications for the guides?
In order to be a driver guide for ICT, they also need to be a Failte Ireland Approved Tour Guide. This is where they learn to tell a narrative that is compelling to people of all ages. Ireland Chauffeur Travel also has Experiential training which concentrates on developing the drivers’ listening skills. This is what they feel is the most important part of being a guide. This allows drivers to listen to each client and find out what each client is interested in and offer input and suggestions based on that. No cookie-cutter tours here.
Are Drivers Specialized in Specific Areas?
Lodging offered through Ireland Chauffeur Travel:
Shane learned the basics of hospitality from his mother, who now operated a B&B in Cashel, County Tipperary: Ladyswell House in Cashel.
Lengths of trips:
3 Must-See Spots in Ireland:
Even though Shane listed sites from the west, he also highly recommends visiting sites in Ireland’s Ancient East.
BONUS for Ireland Family Vacations readers! Receive a 5% discount and a family hamper of picnic goodies to enjoy during your tour. Just use code IRFV2017 when you make your inquiry.
Want to know more?
Read about the Perry Family’s tour with Ireland Chauffeur Travel and their excellent guide Ita.
Michelle at Well Traveled Kids followed my advice and hired Ireland Chauffeur Travels for a day trip- she describes the experience as ‘perfect’.
Questions about this podcast or Ireland travel in general? Email Jody at email@example.com or leave a comment below.