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"Thank you for visiting our Irish family owned and run private tour company!

We combine unique itineraries with the best driver guides and a variety of boutique accommodations to craft authentic, private experiences of Ireland..."

Maggie Dooney & Robbie McGrane - Founders of Little Gem Tours
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What our Guests have to say...


"2nd time with Little Gem, we already cannot wait for the 3rd time!"

Don't hesitate to tour with Little Gem - their personal touch, flexible itinerary, local experiences and passion for Ireland come thru all the time. Touring Ireland with a private driver is the best way to see the beauty of the island. - The Banker Family - USA - 2018/2019 & 2020 

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"Fell in Love with Ireland !!"

A private tour of Ireland is the only way to go!! Little Gem looked after our every need. We cannot recommend them highly enough. Take the stress out of your tour in Ireland and take a private driver Ireland tour with Little Gem... Sandra Marinelli - USA - March 2019


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Contact us to craft your customised private tour with a private driver in Ireland. Below you will find some sample itineraries to provide you with some Little Gem inspiration !

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7 Day Ireland Private Tour

South by West Explorer

This exhilarating 7 day tour of Ireland takes you from the Ancient East to The Wild Atlantic Way. Discover some of Ireland's ancient heritage and travel the dramatic Atlantic coastline on this once in a lifetime Irish adventure

Main Attractions..

  • The Cliffs of Moher

  • The Ring of Kerry

  • Killarney National Park

  • Galway City

  • Killarney

  • Kilkenny City

  • West Cork

Learn More about our 7 Day Tour

5 Day Ireland Private Tour

Wild Atlantic Way

Take a stunning 5 day private tour of Ireland & the Wild Atlantic Way. Take in some of the most dramatic scenery along the way. A tour of awesome sights, vibrant towns, music and great coastal food.


Main Attractions..

  • The Cliffs of Moher

  • The Ring of Kerry

  • Connemara National Park

  • Killarney National Park

  • The Burren National Park

  • Galway City

  • Killarney

Learn More about our 5 Day Tour

3 Day Private tour Ireland

The Heart of the West

Get off the beaten track and explore the Magic of Mayo, Clare and Galway. A trio of true West Coast of Ireland counties. This 3 day private tour of Ireland will combine the authentic rural Ireland with some of the spectacular main attractions of the Wild West of Ireland.


Main Attractions

  • The Cliffs of Moher

  • Connemara

  • Clew Bay

  • Westport

  • Mayo

Learn More about our 3 Day Tour

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3 Day Private Tour of Northern Ireland

Explore the best of Northern Ireland on a private escorted tour. Take in the Boyne Valley as you travel north across the border into Northern Ireland. Here you will discover the highlights and hidden gems of the north east coast along with a host of great activity options. 

A sample of the attractions menu...

  • Newgrange

  • The Giants Causeway

  • The Boyne Valley

  • Belfast City

  • The Causeway Coastal Drive

  • The Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge

  • Bushmills Whiskey DIstillery

Find out more about our 3 day tour....

13 Day Ireland Tour

All Ireland Explorer

Our Emerald Isle 13 day private driving tour of Ireland takes you on a journey through the culture, heritage and adventure of our beautiful island. Explore the four provinces on a luxury private tour. Stay in a mix of boutique and luxury accommodation and immerse yourself in real Ireland.


A sample of the attractions menu...

  • The Cliffs of Moher

  • The Ring of Kerry

  • The Ancient East

  • Connemara National Park

  • The WIld Atlantic Way

  • West Cork

  • The Glens of Antrim

Learn More about our All Ireland Tour

Join us on a 7 day private tour of Ireland with our North & West Explorer. Discover both sides of the border North & South and travel from the dramatic north east coastal drive to the Wild Atlantic Way. This tour combines some of the most awesome scenery on the island with deep culture and heritage. 


A sample of the attractions menu...

  • Newgrange

  • Belfast

  • Donegal

  • Connemara National Park

  • The Giants Causeway

  • The Wild Atlantic Way

Learn More about our 7 Day Tour

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Explore Ireland on private day tours from Dublin or other parts of the island. See below some of our recommended Little Gem day excursions!

Escorted day tours Ireland

Our brilliant Cliffs of Moher private day tour takes you from Dublin to the Wild Atlantic Way in the west of Ireland. You will enjoy the spectacular views from the 220 meter majestic cliffs and then journey through the Burren National Park.


A sample of the activities menu...

  • Bunratty Castle & Folk Park

  • Limerick or Galway City 

  • Cliffs of Moher Boat Trip 

  • The Ailwee Caves 

  • The Aran Islands (2 Day)

Learn More about The Cliffs of Moher Tour

The Ancient East and̃ Newgrange private day tour takes you back to Ireland's pagan past with a tour of one of the most important archaeological sites in the world - Newgrange.  Here you will enter the inner chamber for a re-creation of the winter solstice. You will also enjoy a walk on the mythical Hill of Tara.


A sample of the activities menu...

  • Loughcrew  Tombs and Walk

  • Trim Castle

  • Kayaking on the River Boyne

  • Open Farm


Learn More about our Newgrange Tour

Our private day tour to Northern Ireland from Dublin  combines the stunning scenery of the north east coast of Ireland with the fascinating history of Belfast city. We will take you to the world heritage site of the Giants Causeway, where the legend of our mighty mythical warrior Finn McCool, is illustrated in the islands ancient geology.


A sample of the activities menu...

  • Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge

  • Games of Thrones Sights Tour

  • Black Cab Taxi Tour

  • Titanic Experience Belfast

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Dublin Private Day Tours

Our private Blarney day tour will take you to the rebel county of Cork for an unforgettable trip to the famous Blarney Castle, where you can kiss the Blarney Stone to obtain the eloquence of the Irish! You will also get the chance to visit Cork City, which some say is the real capital of Ireland. 


A sample of the activities menu...

  • The Rock of Cashel Tour

  • West Cork

  • Cobh

  • Fota Wildlife Park

Learn More about our Cork Tour


This 3 day private excursion of Ireland will take you to the south east of Ireland to the legendary Kingdom of Kerry. You will enjoy a  stop in the vibrant town of Killarney followed by a journey around the Ring of Kerry taking in The Gap of Dunloe, Torc Waterfall, Valentia Island and stunning views of Skellig Michael. All of which is along our Wild Atlantic Way.


A sample of the activities menu...

  • Killarney Town

  • The Dingle Peninsula

  • Killarney National Park 

Learn More about the Ring of Kerry Tour

Our private day tour to The Connemara National Park takes you into the soul of Ireland. Explore the sea-sloping mountains that echo Ireland's Past all nestled along the Wild Atlantic Way. You will drive through valleys over mountains and along stunning coastal scenic drives

A sample of the activities menu...

  • Open Farms

  • Sheep Shearing

  • Surfing

  • Quiet Man Cottage

Learn More about our Connemara Tour

Private day tours Ireland from Dublin

Our private Wicklow day tour takes you to the garden of Ireland and the Wicklow Mountains National Park where you will drive through beautiful mountain scenery and stop in the sublime Glendalough - The valley of the two lakes. A private day tour close to Dublin City.


A sample of the activities menu...

  • Powerscourt House and Waterfall

  • Wicklow Gaol

  • Horse Riding

  • Sheep Dog Demonstrations

Learn More about our Wicklow Tour


Howth Fishing Village is one of the most popular day trip destinations for locals and provides stunning coastal scenery, cliff-side walks and short treks. This panoramic setting is also famous for its superb seafood. Malahide is a quaint Dublin village along a picturesque coastal drive with an excellent 12th Century Castle. A great Dublin day tour.


A sample of the activities menu...

  • Guided Hike of Howth Head

  • Boat Trip to the nearby Island

  • Sea Fishing

Learn More about our Howth Tour

Our private Dublin day tour takes you on a guided tour of Dublin City with historical commentary as you pass the important heritage sites. You can also choose from a selection of great activities in the city, the surrounding countryside and the Dublin Mountains. Get to know the real Dublin and explore the hidden gems of the capital.

A sample of the activities menu...


  • Dublin Mountain Walks

  • National Museum

  • Whiskey Museums

  • Guinness Storehouse

Learn More about our Dublin Tour

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Specialised Private

Tour Services

Add something extra special to your private tour of Ireland. Find out about our specialised tour servcies including our Irish Ancestry Tours, Private Family Tours or Corporate group tours...

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Airport Transfers &

Pre Check-In Tours

Why not travel from Dublin airport to your hotel with our Dublin airport transfers and Dublin Chauffeur Tours. If you have a late check-in join us on a short excursion to fill the time.

There are many beautiful and fascinating sights and attractions to tour around Dublin and it's surrounds which are easy to reach on a short excursion. We will look after your bags and make sure that all goes to plan for your hotel check-in and provide lots of tips and suggestions for your stay in Ireland.

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Irish Ancestry Tours

Uncover and follow the footsteps of your Irish ancestors with the help of Little Gem Tours. We will work with you or an expert genealogist to create a tour taking you on a trip around your family tree. From day tours to multi-day guided excursions, we cater for private tours of all types. 

Explore our Ancestry Discovery Tour page for more information and contact us to organise your once in a lifetime private tour of Ireland.

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Keep fit and stay healthy on your dream fitness holiday in Ireland. Combine stunning drives with breathtaking walks around Ireland. Walk and talk with the locals as you discover by car and foot some of the hidden gems of the Emerald Isle. For the best trekking and walking tours in Ireland.

Learn More about our Walking Holidays

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