Private Ireland Tours 

Ancient Ireland Tourism

Searching for unique Ireland Experiences?

There is no better way to experience Ireland than by booking your memorable vacation with the Ancient Ireland Tourism!  The benefits of private Ireland tours include your own private guide and driver, and you can sit back, relax and comfortably enjoy our fascinating island with the rest of your group.  Forget about driving worries, and no need for Google maps or frustrating stops to ask for direction - just an excellent private charter service that gives you absolute control over your tour and allows you opportunities to see the real Ireland, off the usual tourist track!

Be it a family holiday, team days or even romantic vacation for two, we have specialized packages to satisfy varying needs and requirements. Feel free to create your own daily experience as we don’t limit you to a fixed-schedule day tour. We are dedicated to providing our clients with a private and customized Ireland experience, which means you get to visit Ireland your way. Structure your day according to your preference, change plans on the fly and visit your preferred Ireland destinations. 

At Ancient Ireland Tourism, our goal is to ensure your Ireland dreams come to reality even if it means going out of our way to do so. All you need do is inform us and we will gladly change any itinerary to suit your wishes, goals and needs. Being centrally located, we are able to cover any part of Ireland or Northern Ireland with relative ease.  Hurry now to book your private Ireland tours before the season is sold out.  Enjoy Ireland to the fullest - Your Way!

What our Customers Say

You Wont Find a Better Tour

Our recent trip was a phenomenal success. The pre-trip process was very easy. Because we had enough to fill the entire bus, Ted worked very closely with us to help design a custom tour, and it went off without a single issue. That's impressive. Once in Ireland we were guided by Larry. He's an Irishman's Irishman. He's got the knowledge, personality, sense of humor and driving skills that makes him the best driver we could have asked for. I promise if you use Ancient Ireland Tourism, you will have a great trip.


An Excellent Trip for a Family Group of 10

I was part of a group of ten family members most of whom were visiting Ireland for the first time. We worked with Ted to put together the tour itinerary. Right from the beginning we benefitted from using this tour group due to the tour guide’s knowledge and experience. We flew in to Dublin, grabbed our luggage and made it through customs very quickly. Ted and Larry were there to greet us at the airport and because we were ahead of schedule they added a visit to Fourknocks on the way to our scheduled destination (Newgrange). Numerous times throughout our 9 days of touring we added points of interest that were not on our itinerary and were able to make changes on the fly due to timing and weather conditions. Both our guides were knowledgeable and personable. They gave us a lot of flexibility to meet with family members and visit family related locations throughout the trip. By the end of the tour it felt like both Ted and Larry were a part of the family. I would highly recommend the Ancient Ireland Tourism experience!


Family Trip to Ireland

Our family went on a 10-day tour of Ireland with Ancient Ireland Tourism. There were 10 of us on this trip. We had an amazing guide, Larry Murphy! All agreed that this was the best vacation we have ever had! I would highly recommend Ancient Ireland Tourism! They took care of our every need and made our trip fun and enjoyable. Every aspect of our trip was managed by AIT. They were very flexible with what we wanted to do/see and they made our trip one we will never forget!


Cannot Recommend Highly Enough

If you are the type of traveler who wants more than a tour-bus, drinking-fest, dash-around kind of experience, then USE THIS COMPANY. They are fantastic. Our guide was Larry, who is not only great at his job of knowing Ireland inside and out and driving you where you need to go, but he is also a brilliant man who knows his history with a wicked sense of humor and a kind heart. He felt like a dear friend within a day of knowing him. We left a lot of our activities up to his discretion and he never failed to deliver us to the right places. (If you love history, do not miss Uisneach and the expert Justin.) Ted was our initial contact and he was extremely responsive to all questions and the details of our booking. I cannot emphasize how happy we were with our experience with this company. But, please, if you are sort of fussy, demanding people who want things to be exactly the way you planned them and will blame the tour guide for anything that isn't as you imagined, then maybe look elsewhere because I cannot stand to think of wonderful Lar having to endure that! I sort of wish I could keep them a secret for the fun and special people! Thank you so very much, Larry and Ted. We are forever grateful for our time with you and beautiful Ireland.

Lorena L

A Wonderful Experience

We had several wonderful and memorable experiences during our stay in Ireland, one of them being our day spent with Larry. He was friendly and pleasant which made the day very enjoyable. Larry was well educated on the history of Ireland, along with taking us to several places we most likely would never have found. My husband was able to relax without driving and able to enjoy the beauty of the Emerald Isle. Our experience with Ancient Ireland Tourism was outstanding! Ted was also very efficient with the booking and communicating via email. We would highly recommend them to anyone visiting Ireland!


Much more than we paid for!

After ending our 10 day Ireland tour in Dublin, we were looking for some extra things to do since we had an extra 2 days before our flights home. Our family of four booked a private tour with Ancient Ireland Tourism and selected their “Ancient Gods and High Kings” itinerary. What an amazing day we had! We never realized there was so much to see just a short drive west of Dublin. Our guide Lar, picked us up early from our hotel and we made quite a full day of it returning late. We explored the ruins at Fore Abbey, went to see what Lar told us is the last de profundis stone left in Ireland, had a wonderful lunch in Castlepollard where Lar then took us to Lough Deravarragh and told us of the legend of the children or Lir. By far, our favorite was the Cairns at Loughcrew. We had toured Newgrange previously and would describe Loughcrew as every bit as magnificent except without the crowds and reconstruction. We had the entire site to ourselves that day to explore. We learned that similar to Newgrange, the sun also enters and travels down the chamber at Loughcrew, although here it happens on the equinoxes instead of the winter solstice. While at first, we thought a private guide would be expensive but we felt we got much more than we paid for and don’t regret booking this memorable experience.

Stefanie J

A tremendous journey all customized

My wife and I had a group tour for 8 days. We wanted to continue on our own after the group concluded and didn't have a clue where to begin. I found Ancient Ireland Tourism and were set in contact with Ted who listened to our ideas, then set up a proposed itinerary with options and B&B choices. Once we chose our options he finalized an itinerary, complete with built-in links, confirmed reservations and set up a custom Google map that guided us flawlessly through our 950 mile excursion beginning at Shannon/Ennis into the Connemara region, to the West coast line up to the N. West, into Donegal in the far North, and finally ending in Belfast in N. Ireland. A tremendous journey all customized by Ted at Ancient Ireland Tourism. And very cost effectively as well. I highly recommend their service.

Russ S

Life changing. Do it!

We rented a car and enjoyed Ireland on our own but wanted to have a personal tour with a local guide to take us places we didn't know about and get more local flavor. Ted set us up with Larry and it was honestly one of the best days not only of this trip but all of our trips through the years. Yes, it's more expensive than other tours but you pay a lot to get to Ireland, you buy hiking shoes, jackets, etc. so just go ahead and make your visit fantastic. Visiting Loughcrew was unbelievable. Life changing. Do it.

Kathleen M
Ancient Ireland Tourism Guides