Why would you need a guide in Ireland?
1. You probably have only so much time off work and would like to see a ton of sights, but it's so
time-consuming to choose from huge variety of attractions, something you would actually enjoy to see. I will always be able to cut to the chase to ensure you don't get caught up in unnecessary activities along the way, such as planning, searching and buying maps, googling, making phone calls, reading guide books. Just relax and trust all that work to a professional :-)
2. If you come on a cruiseship
Hiring a tour guide in advance, your instructions usually are to get you away from large groups and into nature for their limited day stay in port. My menu of itineraries include a couple of day tours to choose from, suitable for cruiseship adventures. It will feel, like you were traveling for days, not mere hours.
3. If visiting extremely popular and crowded locations.
It's nice to be able to trust the guide, who knows the best hours to visit attractions, when prices are best, which places you can skip, how to avoid rush hour, what is closed or under construction, and any number of tricks and tactics that will help you get the most out of a heavily visited location.
4. A guide is a fount of knowledge about Ireland
Tour guides are a phenomenal fount of knowledge with regard to local customs, culture and heritage. Are you curious to learn how to pour a glass of Guinness and drink it properly? make Saint Brigid's Cross out of rushes? buy that Aran sweater for the best price? Or need to know in what part of Ireland best Irish stew and fish and chips are located?
No problem! The best way to explore a new territory is chatting to someone who knows it inside out.
5. If visiting chaotic and dangerous locations
It is not easy to relax in a new country, when, in fact, you need to stay alert. Everything is different - people, places, food, rules, language and dialects and it's safest to explore an unknown destination with a guide, who will keep you safe and out of tight spots.
It's a fantastic opportunity for me to share my love and expert knowledge of Irish culture, geology, legends and history with a huge variety of visitors.
Céad Míle Fáilte - One hundred thousand Welcomes to Ireland
A Recent Review of this guide
Natasha got us through the griddy traffic of Dublin expertly, and we we glad she was doing the driving! She knew her facts all right. As well, she paid special attention when needed as one of our little group was not feeling well. All good!
National Tour guide of Ireland
Commercial Driving license spsv Ireland
I am not permitted to guide in Dublin Castle, Jameson Distillery, Malahide Castle, Kilmainham Gaol, because these sites have got their own site guides.