Executive Tours Ireland
Executive Tours Ireland
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We offer a range of Private Day Tours for couples, families and small groups to the most beautiful parts of Ireland from Shannon Airport,Limerick, Dublin, Cork, Killarney and Galway to name but a few. These tours are designed to be highly personable giving each guest a unique Irish experience all in one day. One that we are very proud of.
Limerick, County Limerick, Ireland

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2023

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Phil K.
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2024 • Friends
We just completed a 9 day tour from Shannon to Dublin with Executive Tours. Our driver and tour guide, John Fitzgerald did an outstanding job taking full care of the six of us on our journey of Ireland. John made recommendations for us and even assisted in making some reservations for a Celtic Step show which was amazing and one you should not miss if you get the chance. Everything was first class and we all enjoyed ourselves immensely seeing all of the beautiful sites of Ireland. Thank you again John for a great experience and safe passage.. Phil and Friends
Written 17 June 2024
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Hello and greetings from Ireland! Thank you kindly for taking the time to write this review, we really appreciate it at Executive tours Ireland. I'm delighted you had such a great tour of Ireland and have passed your kind words onto John. We hope to see you all again, take care. Kindest regards Mike Ryan
Written 19 June 2024
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Katie W
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May 2024 • Family
I just returned from 15 days in Ireland and don’t have enough superlatives to describe how h Executive Tours Ireland made our trip.

Mike Ryan was so accommodating during the planning stages. And we put him to the test with unusual and unique requests – my sister’s vow renewal at Dunluce Castle and her husband’s desire to see Broom Bridge (you have to be a physicist to understand that one.). He chose lovely hotels for us and worked with us as our party size changed from 2 to 9 to 5. His flexibility and customization made the trip just what we wanted.

Our driver/guide, Niall Bourke, continued Mike’s flexibility and customized service. I would not have wanted to do the trip without him. I have some mobility issues and Niall always made sure I was safe – even if that meant giving me his arm as support as I made my way down slippery paths. He even used that arm to escort my sister down the aisle at her vow renewal - Definitely above and beyond normal expectations.

But the best example of personalized service was the day we went to see the Cliffs of Moher. It was a grey and rainy morning. If we had been on a bus tour with 20-30 other people, we would have been taken to the Cliffs and deposited in the rain. The forecast was for it to clear in the afternoon. So, Niall adjusted our itinerary and took us to a perfumery where they make soaps and perfume from local flowers. It was fun and beautiful for the ladies and the guys enjoyed the freshly baked pastries in the cafe while we shopped. Then Niall took us to a sheep dog exhibition which we all loved. When we arrived at the Cliffs of Moher, it had turned into a beautiful sunshiny day and the views were amazing. If we had rented a car and done our own driving, we wouldn’t have known about these other options. That morning turned into one of my favorites of the entire trip. There were many other examples, but I think you can see the level of personalization and flexibility you get from Executive Tours Ireland
Written 13 June 2024
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Hello Kay and greetings from Ireland! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this fantastic review. I'm just delighted you had such a great trip to Ireland and it was our pleasure to have you as our guest here. Niall is very grateful for your kind words and was thrilled to be a part of the wedding celebrations and to escort you all around Ireland. We hope to see you again, take care. Kindest regards Mike Ryan
Written 18 June 2024
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Christine C
Chicago, IL7 contributions
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Jun 2024 • Family
5-Stars just simply aren’t enough for Mike Ryan and his team at Executive Tours Ireland. Due to an unforeseen accident in 2023, we needed to postpone our Ireland trip for one year. Not only did Mike put our mind at ease about the delay, he was able to keep the exact itinerary and booked it for June 2024. He gave us Niall, our incredible driver who was a wealth of knowledge as well as a keen sense of humor. I will highly recommend this group to anyone traveling to Ireland in the future!
Written 11 June 2024
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Hello and greetings from Ireland! Thank you so much for this fantastic review, it was my pleasure to help you arrange your trip and I'm delighted you finally got to see Ireland. I have passed your kind words to Niall who also sends his thanks. We hope to see you all again. Kindest regards Mike Ryan
Written 19 June 2024
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Mike M
Voorheesville, NY1 contribution
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Jun 2024 • Friends
Using Executive Tours Ireland, from working with Mike Ryan designing our tour until it ended could not have been better! We traveled with another couple that are friends of ours. We took a Walking History Tour of Dublin and learned much about Ireland’s history. The Jameson and Guiness tours were also awesome! Ireland’s countryside and scenery were spectacular as we traveled to Adare, Killarney, Dingle Peninsula and up to Doolin. My personal favorite was the Irish Jaunting Car ride through the Gap of Dunloe and the Lakes of Killarney tour.

Alan O’Neil, our impeccably dressed guide & chauffer was punctual and extremely knowledgeable about Ireland’s history, geography, culture and locations. His personality and sense of humor made us feel right at home in Ireland. During drives to the next stop, Alan spoke fluently about many other aspects of Ireland. He was always working with us to adjust the schedule to maximize our experience.

We will go back to see more of Ireland some day and I wouldn’t hesitate to use Executive Tours and ask for Alan to be our guide again!
Written 9 June 2024
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Hello and greetings from Ireland! Thank you for this wonderful review, we really appreciate it at Executive Tours Ireland. It was a pleasure to help you create your tour and I'm thrilled you had such a great experience of Irish tours. Alan also sends his thanks for your kind words and his best wishes to you all. We hope to see you all again and of course Alan will be on standby to show more wonderful sights that Ireland has to offer! Kindest regards Mike Ryan
Written 19 June 2024
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Wanderer656943
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Jun 2024 • Couples
Executive tours and Alan O’Neil provided a once in a lifetime vacation experience. Alan exceeded all expectations as a guide. His love for Ireland and its beauty was apparent.
Some of Alan’s qualities include incredible knowledge, fantastic suggestions, great driving skills and a wonderful sense of humor.
Alan went out of his way in delivering a flexible vacation experience. He rearranged the order of some destinations we wanted to see to ensure the best timing due to weather weather conditions.
It is obvious that Alan loves people and his career. He made a special effort in making a personal connection with each member or our group.
I would highly recommend Alan O’Neil and Executive tours for an exceptional experience.
Written 6 June 2024
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Hello and greetings from Ireland! Many thanks for taking the time to write this great review and thank you for choosing Executive Tours Ireland. Alan is delighted you had such a great tour with him and he also sends his thanks for your kind words. We hope to see you again on the Emerald Isle, take care. Kindest regards Mike Ryan
Written 19 June 2024
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Lisa H
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May 2024 • Couples
Having toured Ireland before as part of a large group, my husband and I wanted to share with friends the awesome scenery, history, culture, and friendliness of the Irish people that we had experienced in 2017. I conducted a great deal of research before consulting with Mike Ryan of Executive Tours Ireland. I was most drawn to Executive Tours because of the reviews, most of which highlighted the depth of knowledge and sense of humor of the tour guides. It was obvious that Mike's guides were outstanding in every aspect and had made hundreds of peoples' vacations "once in a lifetime" events. Mike responded immediately and not only answered all of my questions, but also sent me a proposed itinerary that matched all of my requests. I was confident that Executive Tours Ireland possessed the knowledge, professionalism, personnel, and vehicles to make our trip phenomenal. My communication with Mike was exceptional; he was on top of every aspect of our trip.

Within minutes of meeting Alan O'Neil, I knew we had been blessed with a fantastic guide. Alan is warm, funny, smart, capable, and easy-going. First and foremost, Alan is an amazing listener and observer. He evaluated our group and the weather and made suggestions that resulted in a trip which far exceeded our expectations. Alan took us to sites we had not planned, based upon his recognition of the group's interests and disdain for crowds. For example, rather than taking us around the entire Ring of Kerry, Alan took us around the Beara Peninsula. Alan stopped numerous times so we could take pictures of the unspoiled countryside. His knowledge of "off the beaten path" locations, coupled with his observations of what inspired our group, led to one of the highlights of our trip!

It is a testament to Mike Ryan's trust in and empowerment of his employees that they have the freedom to alter plans in order to create a custom-tailored experience.

Everywhere we went, Alan had fostered friendships and professional relationships that resulted in unforgettable memories for our group. Alan is like the "Norm" of the old Cheers TV show: upon his entrance into a restaurant, shop, farm, etc. all of the employees and/or owners stop what they are doing, greet Alan, and express sincere joy that he has stopped by.

Alan accompanied us to purchase tickets for the jaunting carts which would take us over the Gap of Dunloe. When we showed up at Kate Kearney's Cottage, we were assigned to two cart drivers. We spent the next two hours being mesmerized by the stories of our drivers, the majestic scenery, and the serenity of the environment. The drivers had grown up along the trail, attended church at the chapel we passed, and had returned to their sheep farms to continue the traditions of generations of their family members. They made the trip come alive in a way a less authentic person could never have done. One of the jaunting cart drivers was heading home after the horse and cart ride to sheer dozens of his sheep. I have no doubt that our experiences were enhanced because Alan knew the best guides, and that they "stepped it up a notch" due to their relationships with Alan. When he learned that members of our group had their hearts set on feeding and holding baby lambs, Alan's relationship with Aedan the sheep farmer (another Irish character you should hope to meet!) resulted in a special experience for us. Aedan prepared a dozen bottles of formula and allowed us to feed the lambs before their normal time. Alan climbed into the pen with the tiny lambs and selected the most calm, cuddly ones for us to hold and snuggle.

Every restaurant and pub recommended by Alan was fantastic. Alan volunteered to return to our restaurants after dinner to drive us back to our hotel (The Cahernane)
which was a significant walk from the restaurants and pubs in Killarney. This was greatly appreciated but not expected -- yet another gracious offer by Alan to eliminate any inconvenience for our group of eight.

No matter the topic, Alan had an interesting and humorous bank of knowledge to share. When he learned that two member of our group were whiskey drinkers, he shared his exhaustive knowledge of Irish whiskies to try, along with the history of each.

By the end of the trip Alan was like family. He was so familiar with our tastes that he proposed a future itinerary. His eloquent descriptions and funny stories whetted our appetite for another trip. I fully intend to return to Ireland with members of the same group, and our next trip will be organized around Alan's availability and recommendations.

Alan is a warm, friendly, genuine person with a vast knowledge of Ireland. His ability to bring its history, beauty, and culture to life resulted in a vacation we will never forget. I cannot think of any tour company or tour guide I would recommend more highly than Executive Tours Ireland and Alan O'Neil.
Written 3 June 2024
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Hello and greetings from Ireland! Thank you so much for this fantastic review, we really appreciate it at Executive Tours Ireland. It was my pleasure to help you plan your trip to Ireland and I'm delighted that you had such a wonderful tour. I have passed your kind words onto Alan and he is very grateful, he sends his very best wishes to you. We hope to see you all again, take care. Kindest regards Mike Ryan
Written 19 June 2024
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Reed D
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Our Ireland trip exceeded our expectations thanks to Alan O'Neil and Executive Tours. My husband and I took our two adult children on a two week trip to Ireland. We wanted to see it all, do things off the beaten path and have someone plan and navigate the whole trip for us... And that is exactly what we got and so much more. Alan was the perfect guide for us. His love of introducing people to his amazing country of Ireland shone trough everyday as he shared his favorite places with us. Alan became one of our family, whether he liked it or not. We had so much fun with him! Alan went above and beyond to make this trip a very special one for us. He quickly learned our personalities and tailored our trip to make sure each of us got to do special things that not everyone does when they visit Ireland. Thank you Mike for putting together the perfect trip and Thank you Alan for climbing fences (you know what I mean) to make sure we had the best trip ever!!
Written 23 May 2024
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Hello to you all and greetings from Ireland! Thank you kindly for this lovely review, we are very grateful. Alan also sends his best wishes and thanks (and faith in his fence climbing skills!). I'm delighted you've had such and great trip to Ireland and we hope to see you again. Many thanks from all at Executive Tours Ireland. Kindest regards Mike Ryan
Written 29 May 2024
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Susan C
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Going to Ireland had been on out bucket list for some time but we weren't sure when we could fit it in. But when my daughter got the opportunity to do a semester of college abroad in Ireland, we figured it was no better time to visit then while she was there. When I started calling different tour companies and explaining my situation, I found that some were quite pushy, some never returned my call while others didn’t want the hassle of building an itinerary around my daughter’s school schedule. Then I stumbled upon Executive Tours Ireland and Mike Ryan. He was amazing. He was patient, kind and listened. He never pushed me to make any decision. He knew that my top priority was to see my daughter and to be able to work around her schedule. And he made that happen. He planned the perfect vacation with the most amazing itinerary. The hotels and castles that he arranged for us to stay in were top notch, beautiful and so accommodating. He also helped me plan my two-night stay in Dublin. He gave me suggestions on attractions to see, where to eat and how to get from place to place. The hotel that he arranged for us in Dublin was The Merrion. It was by far our favorite of the whole trip. He also provided us with the most amazing driver, Alan O’Neill. His knowledge of Ireland, along with his great stories and fun sense of humor made our trip one that we will remember for a lifetime. After a few conversations, Alan came to know what our interests were. He took us to places off the beaten path and showed us the true beauty of Ireland with stories of it all. His knowledge is unbelievable as he told us the history of the places that we passed or toured. You can truly tell that he loves his job. And I greatly appreciate how accommodating he was when it came to our daughter’s schedule. He made sure that we had plenty of time to spend with her as well as seeing all the sights around where she was going to school. As our trip came to an end, I could tell that he was no longer just our chuffer/tour guide but now part of our family. I can’t thank him enough for his patience, knowledge, and great stories. He truly made our vacation memorable.

I also want to thank Mike Ryan for his patience, knowledge and understanding when it came to our daughter’s time in Ireland. This was her first time being away from home and I had so many questions and concerns. Mike didn’t plan any of her time in Ireland, but he went over and beyond to help me. He was always willing to listen, answer any question that I had and help ease my mind while she was there. I cannot thank you enough.
Written 21 May 2024
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Hello Susan and family, greetings from Ireland! Thank you so much for this wonderful review, we really appreciate it and the time you've taken to write it. I'm delighted you had such a great trip to Ireland and more importantly got to spend time with your daughter here. It was my pleasure to help you create an itinerary that fit in with your schedules. Alan also sends his thanks for your very kind words, it was his pleasure to accommodate you all. We hope to see you all again. Kindest regards Mike Ryan
Written 29 May 2024
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Laura L
Stafford Springs, CT296 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Our trip would not have been nearly as good if it weren’t for Mike, Patrick, and Executive Tours Ireland. Mike was extremely responsive to any and all inquiries and created an itinerary that worked for us. Patrick picked us up at the airport upon our arrival and we traveled in style in a very comfortable van to Cork. We saw all the great sites (Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, Cliffs of Moher) and had a wonderful time not worrying about which side of the road we were on. When our daughter wanted to visit an ancient ring for site near Gallarus Oratory, Patrick was willing to park and wait for us. On our last day when there was horrendous traffic en route to Dublin, Patrick stayed positive and got us there safely. I would give them more than five stars if I could - fantastic experience. Thank you Mike & Patrick!!
Written 18 May 2024
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Hello to you all and greetings from Ireland! Thank you so much for this lovely review, we are very grateful and it was a pleasure to create the itinerary for you. Patrick also sends his thanks and is delighted with your kind words. We hope to see you all again on more travels around Ireland. Kindest regards Mike Ryan
Written 29 May 2024
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Gatorgal1981
Palm Beach Gardens, FL18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Friends
Executive Tours Ireland was fantastic! Six of us were very comfortable in the large van that also had a table in the back. We went to great spots without the massive amounts of tourists. When we went to the Cliffs of Moher and saw buses unloading tourists, we went right past them & Liam (he was a great driver & tour guide) pulled into a farmers land. We paid him and were dropped off right by the cliffs! No crowds!! Liam also told us which pubs to eat at & our trip to Waterford was great! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and Liam was very personable & professional. I highly recommend Executive Tours Ireland. Two other friends have used them & were equally happy.
Written 14 May 2024
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Hello to you all and greetings from Ireland! Many thanks for this lovely review, we really appreciate it. I'm delighted you had such a great tour of Ireland and Liam also sends his thanks for your kind words. We hope to see you all again. Kindest regards Mike Ryan
Written 29 May 2024
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