Touring with an Ireland Driver Guide| Traveling in Ireland Podcast Episode 84

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If you are considering touring with an Ireland driver guide then today's podcast is for you!

My guest is Paul Feehan, Transportation Manager and Senior Guide for Ireland Chauffeur Travel– my recommended driver guide company in Ireland!

Ireland Chauffeur Travel - my recommendation for an Ireland driver guide

We'll be talking about what makes a driver guided tour different than a large bus tour, as well as why Ireland Chauffeur Travel is my first choice for chauffeured tours of Ireland.

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Touring with a Driver Guide in Ireland

Today’s podcast is brought to you by A Celtic Experience, my guided tour of Ireland. 

Designed with my driver guide partner Ireland Chauffeur Travel, A Celtic Experience visits some of Ireland’s best know sites- including the Rock of Cashel, Cliffs of Moher, and Hill of Tara, while taking you ‘off the tourist trail’ to some of my favorite places in Ireland. 

This 8 night tour includes luxury transportation, 4 and 5 star accommodations, including 2 nights in a castle!, daily breakfast, 4 group meals, and entrance into all listed attractions and tours.

Tour dates are August 29 – September 6, 2020, and cost is €2600 per person.

You can find more information and a complete itinerary for a Celtic Experience here or email me – jody@irelandfamilyvacations.com with any questions.

(1:45) Ireland Chauffeur Travel

Paul Feehan, Transportation Manager and Senior Guide at Ireland Chauffeur Travel was our driver guide on A Celtic Experience 2019.

Learn more about Ireland Chauffeur Travel in my podcast with owner Shane Leahy.

(3:05) What is a Driver Guide Service

A qualified driver guide is vetted by the police authority for your safety and security, as well as being an Ireland guide certified by Failte Ireland, the Irish tourism authority.

Working with a private Ireland chauffeur service gives you flexibility, as well as taking you places many tours won't go and introducing you to the people of Ireland.

The knowledge of the driver guides is unparalleled. Their storytelling brings Ireland to life.

(12:55) Custom Tour Itineraries

Ireland Chauffeur Travel works with you to create your itinerary.

If you happen to learn about something during your tour your driver guide can make changes on the spot and add that site or experience to your tour.

(15:30) Personal Connections

As your driver guide gets to know you they learn about your group, what you like, and what you don't, and can also make personal recommendations.

You'll leave Ireland with a more personal connection.

(18:55) Touring Vehicles at Ireland Chauffeur Travel

Ireland Chauffeur Travel has 15 vehicles in its fleet.

Range Rover SUVs seat 2-3 people

Small vans with seating for 4-5 people

Custom Mercedes Sprinters with custom configurations of 9, 10, 12, and 13 seats.

Ireland Chauffeur Travel works most often with smaller groups but will cater to larger groups.

(23:10) Cost of Hiring an Ireland Driver Guide

Prices vary depending on how many people are traveling, number of days, if you want Ireland Chauffeur Travel to book accommodations, and the level of accommodations.

When traveling with a group break down cost per person. It often ends of being more affordable than hiring multiple vehicles + insurance + additional drivers + fuel costs, etc.

You also alleviate a lot of stress and everyone gets to enjoy the amazing views.

Book with Ireland Chauffeur Travel and save 5% with code IRFV2020

(28:05) 3 Places to Add to Your Ireland Itinerary

Dingle Peninsula, County Kerry. The most westerly part of Ireland. A Gaeltacht.

County Donegal and the Slieve League Cliffs. Higher than the Cliffs of Moher and not as busy.

Glendalough, a monastic site in County Wicklow.

(30:40) Contact Ireland Chauffeur Travel

Ireland Chauffeur Travel website

Toll free US number: 1-800-329-9138. Ask for Michelle Lee and don't forget to reference IRFV2020!

(32:15) Thanks for listening!

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Questions or comments? Email jody@irelandfamilyvacations.com and, as always, thanks for listening!

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