Classic Ireland Guided Tours

Classic Ireland Guided Tours

Classic Ireland Guided Tours
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Multi-day Tours • Historical & Heritage Tours • Sightseeing Tours • Private Tours • Day Trips
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Originally established in 2011, Classic Ireland Guided Tours has joined forces with industry leader Killarney Guided Tours in order to continue providing private tours dedicated to sharing the unique history, geography and lore of Ireland with guests from all over the world. Still based from Killarney, Co. Kerry in the South West of Ireland, Classic Ireland Guided tours remains focused on providing private tours throughout Ireland for visitors looking for bespoke experiences. With tours tailored to each and every guests’ preferences and needs, and a luxury fleet of Mercedes transportation, our clients have an opportunity to gain an appreciation of the deep history, culture, people and unique beauty of Ireland, without sacrificing comfort, safety and fun. With our passion for Irish history, from the ice age to the present day, Classic Ireland Guided Tours’ aim remains intact – to give each visitor an experience of the deep history of this beautiful jewel of the Atlantic.
Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland

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carmeljtwhite
County Dublin, Ireland16 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
We stayed in The Great Southern Hotel in Killarney. Our return visit was excellent with professional, friendly staff, excellent food, lovely ambience, olde world charm in surroundings but well maintained.
Written 29 November 2022
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JOHN H
SEATTLE2 contributions
Jan 2020
I recently stayed at Adare Manor and engaged Barry for two day trips to the Dingle Peninsula and the Cliffs of Moher. Barry is very knowledgeable about Irish history, politics and geography. He was very interesting to talk to and I really enjoyed our time together! Definitely the highlight of my trip to Ireland!
Written 8 February 2020
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Hi John, Many thanks for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. It is very much appreciated. It was a pleasure to spend two days touring with you, and our conversations on history, geo politics and geography made both days very enjoyable. You also educated me on some very interesting aspects of golf. I really enjoyed the tours with you and hopefully our paths will cross again sometime. Thanks for choosing Classic Ireland Guided Tours. Best wishes, Barry
Written 11 February 2020
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Byers61
Bismarck, ND30 contributions
Sep 2019
We joined another couple for a customized guided tour of the south half of Ireland. The other couple had picked out Barry from online reviews, and in this case it was sage advice! He was knowlegable about Irish history, current events, geography, and the list goes on. He was always on time to pick us up from our hotels, was very polite and had good recommendations on food and other activities. I can't imagine touring the country without the added flavor of his Irish accent.
Written 30 October 2019
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Greetings to my friends from North Dakota, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. I really appreciate that. Im delighted to hear you enjoyed our tour from Dublin to the South West of Ireland. It was a pleasure to be your guide and our discussions on very interesting contemporary matters added to the enjoyment of the tour. Thankfully during our travels we managed to 'duck and dive' a small bit of wet weather, Im thinking of the Cliffs of Moher in particular. I thank you for being so flexible to make sure we got all the attractions covered in a slightly different order. Overall, from my point of view, it was a geat pleasure for me to spend time with you and your group, and it would be fantastic to meet up with some or all of you if you pass this way again. You will always be welcome in Ireland so come back!!!. Best wishes to all of you, Barry
Written 1 November 2019
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Linda
Scottsdale, AZ6 contributions
Oct 2019
If you are in Ireland and need a guide, Barry is your man! He is so interesting and knowledgeable. We had a great time and learned so much about the island. We did two tours, 7 of us in all, and we were so comfortable and the scenery was incredible. Barry had some great recommendations of things we needed to see other than the two tours we did with him. We really had fun and would call him again if we get back to this beautiful country!
Written 16 October 2019
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Hello Linda Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review of TripAdvisor. I really appreciate your feedback. I’m delighted to hear you enjoyed both trips and thankfully the weather held for us in two locations that are weather dependent. I absolutely enjoyed the two days I spent with you and your family. I appreciate your contribution to both tours in the form of our discussions on history and current events. I think overall you enjoyed your time in the Killarney area and you certainly did ensure you experienced as much as you could of what the area has to offer. Please come back this way again sometime. There is much more to see that your time on this trip did not allow. It would be fantastic to meet up with all of you again sometime. Best wishes and thanks again, Barry
Written 17 October 2019
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afmomx3
afmomx318 contributions
Oct 2019
Thank you Barry!! Barry provided us an excellent customized tour, taking the four of us throughout all of Ireland. Highly responsive to our emails before we arrived, he gave us great advice about where to stay and what to see. During our week-long tour, we visited castles, state-homes, abbeys, the Cliffs of Moher, the Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, and Slea Head Drive. Barry was the quintessential Irish tour guide, providing both historical and contemporary context to all the sites we visited. Barry is definitely a 5-star plus, plus, plus tour guide. Outstanding, very memorable tour of the Emerald Island. Most highly recommend Barry!
Written 13 October 2019
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Greetings to recent touring friends, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. It is very much appreciated. Delighted to hear you enjoyed your trip, and you certainly packed in a lot of locations. I specifically remember and enjoyed our deep discussion on matters of law, international politics and issues nearer to home. I learned a lot from you, and I thank you for sharing your extensive life experiences with me. It was fascinating. Our tour covered a lot of ground but as we discussed there is a lot more to see in Ireland. Overall it was a great pleasure for me to get the opportunity to show you around my country and spend time in your company. It would be really great you come back this way again soon. Come back!!!! Best wishes to all of you, Barry
Written 14 October 2019
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SKWellington
Wellington, Florida, United States18 contributions
Aug 2019
My wife and I spent two full incredible days touring Ireland with Barry. We had never been to Ireland before, but felt like we were Irish by the end of day 2. He took us to wonderful places, but more importantly, along the way he shared an unbelievable amount of information that made us so knowledgeable about the country and it's people. Barry was so personable, and such a joy to be with that we felt like we were part of his family! Each day went by so quickly because of the engaging conversations that were had each day. I couldn't recommend a more professional highly qualified guide. My wife and I travel quite often, and Barry helped make this one of our best trips ever! Kudos to you Barry our friend!

Steve and Karen Kaye - Wellington, Florida
Written 4 September 2019
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Steve and Karen, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. It is very much appreciated. I spent two wonderful days with both of you, and yes I too felt I gained to friends. I really enjoyed our chats about history and in particular contemporary politics. We might not have solved all the problems of the world, but we certainly tried!!!. Im delighted you enjoyed your tour here, but both of you contributed so much to two very enjoyable days for me. Now that you feel Irish, you must come back again!!!. Best wishes to both of you and hopefully our paths will cross again in the not too distant future. Regards, Barry
Written 5 September 2019
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Trip564571
1 contribution
Jul 2019
Barry organized a wonderful day trip for us including his wit and wisdom! A fabulous day of absolutely beautiful sights and an awesome history lesson too! Thoroughly enjoyed our day with Barry and hope to get back to the Wild Atlantic Way and meet up with Barry again. A first class and very personable professional!!
Thanks for a fabulous and memorable day! Laurie, Barbara and Theo, Rochester, NY
Written 2 September 2019
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Hello Laurie, Barbara and Theo, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. I really appreciate it. I’m delighted you enjoyed your day tour which I remember well. We completed a full circle from your lovely accommodation and took in the sights. I had a great day out with all of you and we certainly had a bit of fun on our travels, as well as some serious discussion as well. It would be great if you came back to this area again, there is much more to see. And if you do I would be delighted to spend more time in the company of three lovely ladies. Best wishes and thanks again, Barry
Written 3 September 2019
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Kevin Kramer
Fort Lauderdale, Florida2 contributions
Jul 2019 • Friends
An flawless experience to organize and an epic outcome for our 8 day tour throughout Ireland. Barry is the ultimate professional tour guide - always on time, considerate, helpful and knowledgeable. To start, I wanted a tour throughout Ireland to include Northern Ireland (Belfast, Derry) and the top spots in southern/republic of Ireland. I contacted Barry and provided him the number of days we would have, starting with a few days on our own in Dublin - we had a group of 5 adults. Barry quickly put together an itinerary, tuned to exactly what we wanted and was careful to consider the age/mobility of our group - as in, no super excessive walks. He also provided a list of recommended hotels in each city for my review and booking.

Barry picked us up on a Saturday morning from our hotel in Dublin and artfully provided a tour of a lifetime, explaining history, local customs and just about anything we wanted to know. The van he used was very comfortable and spacious, and he scheduled the right amount of food and bathroom breaks along the way. I really could not have imagined it going as well as it did.

I would highly recommend using Barry and his tour company and wish I could clone him in other cities/countries.
Written 31 July 2019
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Hello Kevin, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. I’m delighted that you and your group enjoyed your trip to Ireland. We certainly covered a considerable amount of the country, from the very north (Ballycastle) to the very south (Cork). In particular we certainly had an interesting time observing contemporary history in Belfast. Tour with all of you was a very enjoyable experience for me. All your group were a delight to interact with. Thank you for that. Please come back again sometime, it would be great to meet you and/or any member of your group again. Best wishes, Barry
Written 1 August 2019
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Alice M
4 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
Barry O'Rourke was our fantastic guide for the three days we spent on the West Coast of Ireland. He took us on 3 day trips, dropping us off and picking us up from the places we chose to overnight. His easy going manner and knowledge of both the places we saw, as well as general information about Ireland, made him the perfect guide for us. We highly recommend Barry as a guide, whether for day trips or longer ones.
Written 28 July 2019
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Greetings to my friends from Long Island, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. It is very much appreciated. I’m delighted you enjoyed your tour in the south west area of Ireland. It was a pleasure for me to spend three days with you. We certainly had great discussions on contemporary political events, in particular Northern Ireland. I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your trip to Belfast and that our discussion helped both of you to understand the complexity of history in that part of a Ireland. Please come back sometime, there is much more to see and I think both of you will find it very interesting. Regards, Barry
Written 29 July 2019
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Amy C
Columbus, OH3 contributions
Jul 2019
Our family had a great experience. Barry was our guide and his suggestions were great. He was so friendly and informative. I would highly recommend this tour.
Written 17 July 2019
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Greetings to my friends from Ohio, Thank you very much for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor (and Facebook). Im delighted to read you enjoyed your two day tours. It was a pleasure to spend time with all of you and to get the opportunity to show you The Killarney National Park in particular. The weather certainly help show South West Ireland at its best. I certainly can detect you have a special place in your hearts for Ireland. I hope you come back again soon and see more parts of the country which are well worth exploring. Best wishes to all of you and hopefully we will see you soon again. Barry
Written 18 July 2019
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