Services: Your Personal Guide
After nearly twenty years of exploring the Emerald Island, I have the firsthand experience to help you enjoy the real Ireland. That means a highly personalized and extremely flexible, relaxed tour that considers your interests, your "must sees" and your travel style.
Whether you are looking for a traditional Irish shebeen (a traditional Irish music session where the locals outnumber the tourists), a journey into Ireland's spiritual roots, a tour of historic castles or even a Dublin pub crawl, I can accommodate your individual tastes.
A Personal Driver
I am even willing to drive you for all or part of your stay. That means you can sit back and enjoy the sites and experiences without worrying about directions, driving on the left or the rules of the Irish road.
Guide & Driver Details
You may hire me as your personal guide on a daily or weekly basis. My posted rates are for a nine-hour day with any additional hours subject to an hourly rate.
Each day I tour with you, I will help maximize your visit by helping you select sites and routes that best suit your interests and timeframe with a special focus on the "real Ireland." That means you'll learn more about the local customs, history and culture than you'll ever find in a guide book or on a bus tour. I also will share several "secret" spots that most tourists never see.
In return, you will provide me with lunch (don't worry, pub grub or a carvery lunch will be just fine) and any additional travel expenses that may be incurred (such as petrol, car rental, train, ferry or bus fares). For overnight stays away from Knockahopple Cottage, you will cover my dinner and single room accommodation costs for that evening (or provide a $70 stipend).
At many sites, such as Waterford Crystal or various castles and distilleries, I do not generally join you on your guided tour. Instead, I will wait nearby as you enjoy your tour or shopping experience. However, if you would like me to be a part of your visit to these sites, you are welcome to cover my admission fee.
As your tour guide, I would be happy to drive you to your destinations. There is no additional charge when I drive. You simply add me as a registered driver on your rental vehicle. I provide my driving services as a courtesy and assume no additional responsibility for damage, accidents or theft and require that all customers acquire the maximum insurance coverage on their rental vehicle.
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