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Gerard

Killarney, Kerry, Ireland

Born and raised in the County of Kerry in the Southwest of Ireland, now living in Killarney, I have lived and worked in the midst of the visitors to Ireland as both a musical entertainer and trusted local Garda Sergeant of the police force of Ireland (An Garda Siochana).

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, I invite you to click on "View All Tours" to explore all of my tour listings.

I enjoy providing fully personalized 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 keepsake 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 when choosing both tours and guides, my professional experience and 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.

Each of my executive class touring vehicles provide the perfect harmony of luxury and touring functionality 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 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 and get. 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. 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.

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A Recent Review of this guide

Gerard was a wonderful guide and an absolute delight! He took me, my husband, and our daughter all over the Dingle peninsula, including little, off-the-beaten-path places that were so special! No motor coaches! All the sights are spectacular and Gerard was knowledgeable, funny, and flexible. He is a very safe and competent driver. Because of his commentary, his knowledge of the area, and his confidence on the road, we were able to sit back and soak it all in. Highly recommend!
Brenda Vogel

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Credentials

* Failte Ireland Approved Tour Guide (Official Irish Tourist Board)
* Failte Ireland -Customer Service Excellence Award -2018
* 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 Mercedes and BMW 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. Rest assured, each of my premium vehicles are fully licensed and insured for touring as required by Irish law

Restrictions

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.

Guide Requirements for Ireland

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Tours by Gerard

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Dingle Peninsula & Slea Head Tour - Your,...

Luxury full-day tour of Dingle Peninsula - A photographic Journey with,...

782 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Ring of Kerry & Skellig Ring Day Tour,...

Featured by Lonely Planet, your luxury day tour combines a photographic,...

842 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Ring of Kerry & Dingle Peninsula/Slea,...

Two of the very best, luxury transport full day private tours offered,...

1444 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 days

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Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula: Choose,...

A luxury private day tour on either The Ring of Kerry or Dingle Peninsula,...

722 USD per tour

(for up to 3 people)

7 hours

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Killarney to Kenmare - Ireland's Scenic,...

Prvate, luxury full-day tour to some of my favorite photography sites,...

632 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

7 hours

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Killarney to Blarney, Kinsale & Back!

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Private, luxury full-day tour to Kiss the Blarney Stone and explore,...

722 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

8 hours 30 min.

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Day Tour from Kenmare - Ireland's Scenic,...

Luxury full-day tour from Kenmare to either The Ring of Kerry or Beara,...

722 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Day Tour from Dingle Town

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Luxury full-day tour from Dingle - A photographic journey with views,...

728 USD per tour

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7 hours

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Tralee, Listowel and the Shannon Estuary,...

The only luxury, full-day tour offered in the unspoiled and spectacular,...

662 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Cliffs of Moher and The Burren - your,...

Luxury full-day tour to one of Ireland's Iconic Natural Attractions,...

794 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

8 hours

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Private Shore Excursion (Cork City-Kinsale-Jameson,...

Luxury, full-day shore excursion -Sing an Irish Song on Tour with Gerard

842 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Private Shore Excursion (Blarney-Kinsale-Cobh)

Luxury, full-day shore excursion to kiss the Blarney Stone and more

842 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Ship to Shore Tour - Kinsale and the,...

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Luxury private shore excursion for those discerning guests wanting,...

842 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Shore Excursion -Exclusive Coastal Cork-Trade,...

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Luxury private tour whisking you away from the tourist spots to indulge,...

782 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Private Shore Excursion to Kenmare, Killarney,...

Luxury, full-day shore excursion traveling in elegance and privacy,...

1023 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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Shore Excursion for Bantry Bound Cruise,...

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Luxury full-day shore excursion for passengers looking to leave the,...

842 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Private Shore Excursion (Blarney Castle,...

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Best of the best, luxury ship to shore adventure to Blarney Castle,...

782 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Explore Cork and Its Unique Local Attractions

Luxury full day tour starting and ending in Cork to Blarney, Kinsale,...

842 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Beara Peninsula & West Cork - Private,...

Luxury tour of the hidden gems to Killarney including Kenmare-Glengarrif-Bantry,...

722 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Killarney National Park - Gap of Dunloe,...

Luxury tour when you have one day but would like to be on the go! See,...

746 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

7 hours 30 min.

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3 of the BEST DAY TOURS on the Emerald,...

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3 luxurious, private days touring: "Ring of Kerry-Skellig"-"Killarney,...

2106 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

3 days

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The "Marry Me" Tour - A proposal day,...

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Luxury, private day tour for an unforgettable engagement story!

602 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

7 hours

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Genealogy Tour in Majestic Ireland

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Luxury, private 3 day/2 night tour to trace your Irish roots

2166 USD per tour

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3 days

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Galway to Cork "Luck of the Irish Tour",...

Luxury 4 Day/3 Night Tour of the magnificent South of Ireland starting,...

3489 USD per tour

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4 days

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Cork to Galway "Lucky Shamrock Tour",...

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4 Day/3 Night private luxury tour of the magnificent South of Ireland,...

3128 USD per tour

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Dublin "Luck of the Irish Tour" - 5 Days,...

Private Luxury 5 Day/4 Night Tour of the magnificent Wild Atlantic,...

4211 USD per tour

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5 days

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Dublin Day Tours to Killarney, Limerick,...

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Luxury Day Tour-Choose 1 destination city to reach by train & meet,...

722 USD per tour

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7 hours

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From Kenmare - The road less traveled,...

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Luxury full-day tour on the coach free winding roads from Kenmare

722 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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From Adare Manor, 5-star and newly refurbished,...

Privately chauffeured and guided day tour from the doorstep of your,...

782 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Luxury day tour from Limerick to one,...

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Privately chauffeured and guided day tour from the doorstep of your,...

782 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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Walk the Day Away - a guided walking,...

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Fully guided & private, full-day walking tour with all the historic,...

602 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours

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From Kilkenny or Waterford - Hit the,...

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Luxury, private, chauffeured tour from Kilkenny or Waterford, including,...

3922 USD per tour

(max 5 people)

5 days

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Exclusive Adare Manor to Killarney -,...

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Luxury, full-day tour for two from your Adare/Shannon area accommodation,...

602 USD per tour

(for up to 2 people)

7 hours

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"Galway Get-a-way" from Killarney/Shannon/Ennis,...

Luxury day tour from Killarney/Shannon/Ennis enroute to Galway (or,...

849 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

7 hours

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Golf Tour-Hit the Links and Explore in,...

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Luxury Golf & Touring Package 8 days/7 nights

5414 USD per tour

(for up to 4 people)

8 days

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St. Patricks Day 2019 Never too soon,...

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Celebrate & Tour Southwest Ireland in luxury on your privately guided,...

4211 USD per tour

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8 days

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The Wild Atlantic Way - 8 days/7 nights,...

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Experience all the spectacular SouthWest has to offer in luxury, privacy,...

6016 USD per tour

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8 days

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Christmas in Killarney 2018 - A Day Tour,...

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Special offers on a day tour for December 2018 to enjoy an enchanting,...

602 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

6 hours 30 min.

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Galway Your Way - Two days of luxury,...

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Luxury, privately guided and chauffeured day tours from Galway to Cliffs,...

1684 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

2 days

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The Dingle Whiskey Tour

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A privately guided & fully inclusive luxury full day, whiskey tasting,...

746 USD per tour

(max 6 people)

7 hours

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Ship to Shore from Dunmore East - An,...

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Luxury full-day tour making the most of your time onshore from Dunmore,...

842 USD per tour

(for up to 6 people)

7 hours

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