My passion for the culture, deep history, folklore and raw beauty of Killarney, County Kerry and Ireland, led me to form Killarney Guided Tours solely so I could share this amazing land, that I am lucky enough to call home, with you. For an idea of the wide range of tours I provide, such as The Ring of Kerry or Dingle Day Tours, I invite you to explore all of my tour listings.
I enjoy providing fully personalised chauffeured tours bearing in mind your particular interests such as historical sites, desire to trace your Irish roots, spiritual points of interest, food and drink preferences, musical tastes, and general activity level. While I ensure your safety, security and comfort throughout your private tour traveling in a class of true luxury you won't find on a self-drive holiday or bus, you will set the pace. It will be "Your Tour - Your Trail"™.
No rushing to the next stop if you would like to linger. Want to take a break from the hustle/bustle of your vacation to find a quiet spot for a cup of coffee or a genuine Irish Whiskey? Perhaps you'll see a spot you'd like to stop for that special souvenir or you want to search for that perfect place to take unique photographs to remember your Irish adventure. As an avid photographer of nature and wildlife, I am happy to help you capture the beauty of my homeland. All photos displayed by me here on ToursByLocals and my website, including each and every photo on my individual tour pages, I personally took in the wonderful locations I will be able to share with you. I never use stock photos, never "borrow" from other sources or photo shop and crop. My priority and passion is sharing with you a genuine Irish experience encompassing both the natural beauty and immense, fascinating history of Ireland.
As you peruse my offered tours, keep in mind I can often reverse directions should you be arriving or departing from other locations. And while human nature often compels us to seek detailed, sometimes hourly listed itineraries while choosing both tours and guides, my professional experience and the feedback from guests over the years, has confirmed it is often best to simply choose one of my proven tours, using your desired dates and arrival locations, and leave what happens from start to finish to how you feel upon arrival to the Island. Not over-planning every moment of your vacation will make it memorable, relaxing and truly enjoyable after all.
Each of my luxury, air-conditioned vehicles provide comfortable transport of up to six guests and are fully insured for commercial passenger use and transport (a requirement if carrying passengers in Ireland and something you should ensure before you tour with anyone). I simply don't cut corners as I feel your safety, security and comfort should not be left to chance on the winding, often narrow, roads of Ireland. The word "luxury" is oft overused, however, I provide truly premium executive transportation in meticulously maintained vehicles with luxurious amenities and comfort that neither plain vans or minibus for hire class vehicles, nor someone's "daily driver" sedan, can provide. I will ensure the premium tour you book with me is the tour you want. After all, this is your hard-earned vacation and it should be "Your Tour - Your Trail"™ from start to finish.
Join me for a privately guided and chauffeured day, for any of my specialty tours, multi-day tours or an entire week! Leave the driving and worry to me and simply sit back and relax on the Wild Atlantic Way, in the Ancient East or beyond on the Emerald Isle. I look forward to showing you the green, rolling fields and jagged cliffs of this magnificent land. Whether you choose this season or the next, you won't be disappointed. Book early to secure your preferred dates and tours. Ireland awaits!
A Recent Review of this guide
BEST TOUR EVER! We saw that all of Gerard's reviews are good but we were still blown away by our two day tour of Ring of Kerry/Dingle Peninsula. He took us to the best spots and we loved them all. He is incredibly kind, fun, and knows so much about Irish history. A bonus: he takes great photos so nobody is left out. Our tour with him was the highlight of our trip and we can't wait to come back. Really recommend booking with Gerard, every other tour we've done doesn't compare.
* Failte Ireland Approved Tour Guide (Official Irish Tourist Board)
* 30 years service as member Police Force of Ireland (An Garda Siochana)
* Sli na Slainte, Irish Walking Leader
* FETAC Level 6 Diploma in Marine & Country Guiding (Regional & Local Guide)
* FETAC Level 5 Diploma in Occupational First Aid
* Holder of required Driver's Licenses, including Small Public Service Vehicles (SPSV) from Irish Nat'l Transport Authority
* Member of the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM)
* My luxury vehicles are fully insured for commercial, passenger service, are meticulously maintained both inside and out, and of a caliber unmatched by rental class vans or cars. Properly licensed tour vehicles in Ireland can be identified by looking for the license, which must be displayed at all times, on the left corner of the windshield. Family passenger vehicles cannot be licensed and will not display such a license. Rest assured, each of my premium vehicles are fully licensed and insured for touring as required by Irish law
Published Tours max 6 persons
However if you require a private tour for a larger group or family please contact me for your customized private tour using a larger vehicle.