Glenbeg Tours
Glenbeg Tours
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City ToursMulti-day ToursHistorical & Heritage ToursPrivate ToursDay Trips
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday
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Wednesday
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Thursday
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00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
00:00 - 23:59
Sunday
00:00 - 23:59
About
The primary focus of Glenbeg Tours is on small (typically 1 to 6 person) private tours of Ireland, in luxury vehicles by friendly, experienced and licenced tour guides / drivers. Our staff can provide a fully custom built tour itinerary catering to the varying likes and interests of each group.
Galway, County Galway, Ireland

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2024

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Brandon R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021
We were fortunate enough to utilize Glenbeg tours while in Ireland. When Mike (Mick) Duggan picked us up from the train station. the first thing we noticed was a professionally dressed man in a suit and tie, smiling, holding an IPAD with our name displayed prominently. He helped us with our luggage quickly and efficiently loaded into his new model Mercedes van. The interior was very clean and each seat was equipped with fresh bottled water and hand sanitizer (and storage). He dropped us and our bags at the hotel, then walked us around offering local history, dining and entertainment suggestions. What was abundantly clear was his pride and love for his country.

We were with Mick for 8 short days touring Galway, Burren region (cliffs of Moher), County Clare (Dromoland Castle), Bunratty Castle, Adare, Tralee, Ballyseede Castle. Dingle Peninsula, Killarney (Ross Castle, TORC Waterfalls, Ring of Kerry, Kenmare, Glengarrish island, Kinsale, Blarney Castle, Cork jail, St FinnBarre Cathedral.St Colmans Cathedral, Choctaw Indian memorial, Jameson Distillery, KilKenny castle, Kytelers Inn, Sheepdog demonstrations, Ogradys hurling bar, Dublin horse stud farm and Japanese garden, Powers Court 400’ waterfall, and much more. Mick took us to many different fun and historical places for lunch and dinner. He offered a patriotic insight to Irelands rich history and recited numerous historical poems.

A point I would like to highlight was near the conclusion of an unnamed tour, Mick refunded 10 Euros that a vendor had apparently charged us extra for our admission. The clerk had overcharged us each 5 Euros each admission as a kick back to our driver (for bringing us to his attraction). It was a tremendous display of honesty that is not common anymore. After that event, MIck walked us into each attraction so that he was sure we would pay the absolute lowest price.

I give Glenbeg tours 5 stars and highly recommend them to anyone wanting a first class tour of Ireland!
Written 24 September 2021
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Thank you Brandon, you are so kind. It was a pleasure looking after you on your Irish vacation!
Written 15 October 2022
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Tracy E
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
We arranged for a private, guided tour of Southern and Western Ireland with Mike from May 27th through June 2nd with Mike Duggan. I cannot recommend Glenbeg tours highly enough (needs more than 5 stars). Mike worked with us to design a custom itinerary geared to our family's interests and desired activity level. When Mike advises to "play it by ear," listen to him - every time we did so, we had a magical experience. Mike also excelled at making sure that we saw all of the must see sights without extended waits in traffic at sights like the Ring of Kerry or the Cliff of Moher. For example, Mike took us to the top of the Torc Waterfall to a little-known drop-off point and we had a pleasant hike down and could see the top falls and the bottom falls without a major uphill hike and return. Similarly, he took us to the top of the Cliffs of Moher on land owned by a local cattle rancher with a view above the official trail and observation point. Mike also always knew where to get the best pint of Guinness, the best local food, and the best music in each town we stopped in. He also included hidden gems off the beaten tourist path such as Gougane Barra, Garnish Island/Glengariff, and Killary Fjord.
Written 13 June 2023
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Thanks a million for your kind review! I loved showing off my beautiful country to you guys! Keep in touch!
Written 20 July 2023
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Hunter Fisher
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
Mike was our tour guide for a fabulous 5 day tour of South-West Ireland. All the sights we hoped to see and more were covered. Mike is professional, courteous, and communicative from start to end. He went out of his way to make sure all the logistics and details of the itinerary were handled as smoothly as possible. We appreciated some of the "short-cuts" he knew, to cut wait times and make our time more efficient along the way. He is knowledgable of Irish history, folklore, and we enjoyed the entertaining stories and jokes. Great memories with Mike!
Written 9 August 2022
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Thanks a million for those kind sentiments Eleanor! It was a pleasure to show you around!
Written 15 October 2022
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Nicole H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
Mike Duggan provided excellent service for our family Spring break vacation. He was charismatic, charming, and provided an itinerary that traversed authentic Irish sights as well as catering to our young children’s interests. You will often hear “let’s play it by ear” and while that may seem daunting to some who like a tight schedule, no worries what I mean to say is he is flexible and gives you options for whatever the weather presents and your desires demand. I am fully convinced there is no way to see as many sights and gems of Ireland in a short time than to hire Mike as your driver and guide. Book him for your Ireland adventure! You will not be disappointed.
Written 14 March 2024
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Thanks for your kind review, I loved spending time with you all!
Written 14 May 2024
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Family
We just finished a great Ireland trip with Mike Duggan who is knowledgeable, thorough, and responsive. More importantly, he is an incredibly nice guy with great conversation leading to wonderful times in the van as he drove us around Ireland. He took our feedback and interests into account while crafting a great itinerary for us and was very flexible when needed due to rainy weather or our kids wanting to spend some extra time doing something. My son lost his favorite hat, and Mike was kind enough to make some phone calls to find it (he seems to know everyone) and drove to retrieve it (he did this spontaneously, as we would have never wanted him to be inconvenienced). Don’t think twice, just hire Mike at Glenbeg Tours!!
Written 14 March 2024
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Thank you for your kind review, I had a great time with your lovely family!
Written 14 May 2024
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tiasollecito
Raleigh, NC38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Glenbeg Tours came highly recommended & now it’s our turn to sing their praises. This was a long awaited bucket list trip for my mom and Mike, our driver, saw to it that our family (me, husband, two teens & my mom) had an amazing time while exploring Ireland. He helped me plan the itinerary and patiently answered my many inquiries. His regaled us with his personal stories and Irish history, keeping us entertained as we traveled. He gave us options each day as we navigated weather, traffic and tired family members so we could make the most of our time while keeping everyone happy. We would have never gotten this if we had rented a car and it also meant everyone was accountable to Mike, not me, which is helpful when trying to get everyone up and out every day. I’ve done a fair bit of traveling and over the last few trips chose private drivers, all who have elevated each trip. Mike is no exception and I look forward to seeing him again on a return trip to explore Northern Ireland!
Written 10 July 2024
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Thanks for the kind words Tia, I really enjoyed the company of you and your family! See you soon for round 2!
Written 11 July 2024
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Shannon F
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Mike Duggan was an outstanding and entertaining driver, guide, historian, and storyteller for our 2 week visit to Ireland. In addition to our pre-arranged itinerary touring the country, Mike took us to multiple additional sites we would never have known about from guidebooks and got to experience Irish culture and local people at their finest. By far and away the best trip we've ever had. Cheers, Mike--we'll never be able to go back to traveling without a guide again. We highly recommend him for your trip. We will definitely be back!
Written 1 October 2022
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Thank you for your kind words Shannon! I had a lovely time with you and your Mom and really enjoyed your company! It was a pleasure to show you my beautiful country!
Written 15 October 2022
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Susan S
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2024 • Family
Glenbeg Tours, particularly Mike (Mick) Duggan was an amazing driver/tour director. He was professional, knowledgeable, personable, and absolutely made our trip the best!! I didn’t have a lot of time for planning, so he made a lot of great suggestions and it made for the perfect trip! He took the pressure off of us having to worry with driving on the opposite side of the road and put together a great itinerary for us! He has a vast knowledge of the history of Ireland and we feel we would have totally missed out had we tried to navigate this trip on our own. We highly recommend Mick and feel like he was the highlight of our trip to Ireland. If you’re on the fence, we feel he was well worth the value considering the experience he gave us!!
Written 4 July 2024
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Thanks for the kind words Susan, I had a great time in your company!
Written 11 July 2024
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Kevin C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Mick was the most amazing tour guide we have ever had on any trip. Taking a private van tour with our best couple friends became a 5 day adventure with a tour guide that felt like riding with an old friend from Ireland. Mick customized our experiences each day based on our interests as they developed on the trip. We only planned what cities we wanted to stay in each night and let him take it from there. Why park in a visitor center with 100s of other tourists when he can call ahead to his friend next door and park at the top the cow pasture to get private sightseeing views? His wealth of knowledge on all things Ireland provided perfect and entertaining narratives as we drove sight to sight. Our experience with Mick has made us already start planning our next trip back to Ireland to bring a bigger family group and let Mick design the entire trip for us.
Written 15 October 2023
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Thanks a million Kevin for your kind review, I had a lovely time with you all!
Written 14 May 2024
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Mr G
Ann Arbor, MI5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
We circled Ireland & NI with Mickey as our guide/driver over 14 days. His knowledge of the History, culture, and things worth seeing was invaluable. We had a pre-arranged agenda, but as he got to know us we made some substitutions based upon his recommendations. When he had a suggested change, he explained why and we almost always agreed. We were never disappointed with the choice...

What made the trip so enjoyable/educational was his stories, both historic and personal. Each morning we woke up looking forward to what we were going to see, experience and learn. He quickly figured out what we would like and not like and how much time we would/wouldn't want to spend at any particular site/attraction.

What he is also great at was sensing when we wanted to talk and when we wanted "quiet time". It would have been a good trip with someone else, Mickey made it an "Exceptional Trip".

We would highly recommend Mickey to anyone. We also would trust his recommendation of a substitute guide/driver if he was unavailable. He would never recommend someone that couldn't perform up to his standards, which are very high. You can't go wrong with Glenbeg Tours.
Written 28 June 2024
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Thanks a million for the kind review! I loved looking after you in this wonderful country of ours!
Written 11 July 2024
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