Come away, O human child!
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,

W.B. Yeats


We are your Gateway To Ireland

Experience the wonders of Ireland’s natural beauty and rich heritage with our private guided tours from Dublin. If you’re seeking a more intimate and personalised experience away from the crowds, you’ve come to the right place!

Our personalised guided day tours from Dublin offer a unique opportunity to explore the Irish countryside and escape the hustle and bustle of city. We pride ourselves on providing a tailored approach and showcasing both Ireland’s top attractions and hidden gems that larger tour groups often miss. To enhance your experience, many of our tours include a delightful picnic featuring Irish teas, coffees, and fresh pastries, enjoyed in atmospheric surroundings and off-the-beaten-path locations. 

Visit Ireland Your Way

Your own personal driver guide will help you experience Ireland your way, gain insight into local culture and enjoy a journey tailored to your interests. Our private tours provide a personalised approach, showcasing off-the-beaten-path spots not found on typical tourist routes.

Joining our personal guided day tours offers a unique opportunity to explore Ireland at your own pace, away from the crowds. Enjoy activities that few other travellers experience and gain a local perspective on the country’s treasures. 

Our knowledgeable driver guides will open the door to Ireland’s pristine natural beauty and ancient heritage, leading you through scenic cliffs, ancient passage tombs and enchanting forests, revealing hidden details and sharing local insights along the way. Whether you’re interested in hiking or horse riding, we’re here to make your adventure unforgettable.

We drive, you relax

Leave the planning and driving to us as we navigate the winding roads of Ireland’s stunning landscapes. Sit back, relax, soak in the views and let us take you on a journey filled with captivating sights and fascinating stories.

Let Ireland energise and inspire you while we handle the rest.

Gateway To Ireland – your gateway to an unforgettable Irish adventure.

Tailored journeys

We tailor your Private Car Tour to the landmarks you want to see.

We act as guides and consultants before you arrive, creating an itinerary for you so all you have to do is show up in Ireland and be driven around.

We pick a plan together – just email our team at [email protected] and we will arrange a WhatsApp call or what suits you.

Speak to Diana or the team today

+353 87 660 6996



Great hike to Wicklow Head with Gateway to Ireland Tours.

Diana is an awesome guide with great stories about the area and local wildlife. She really feels the audience and sets the hike’s pace accordingly. I was there with my 10-year old kid. He was happy – the best indication of the quality.

August 6, 2023
Dmitry E, Dublin

Fantastic way to explore Irish history and natural beauty in just one day

It was an amazing day that exceeded all expectations!

We have visited 3 key sights of the area: Hill of Tara, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle. The tour was perfectly planned and balanced. We delved into Ireland’s history with an enthusiastic guide Diana who added depth to the experience. The guide’s knowledge and passion were evident throughout, ensuring a comfortable and informative journey.

This tour is a fantastic way to explore Irish history and natural beauty in just one day.

We left with a deep appreciation for Ireland’s heritage and cherished memories. Highly recommended!

September 3, 2023
ekaterina P

Experiential learning, with passion and care.

It was the perfect day! Not only did the weather cooperate, Diana, our tour guide with
Gateway To Ireland, was a delight! Well versed on all of Ireland’s rich history, extremely
knowledgeable on all the sites we toured and a pleasure to be with for the day!

September 15, 2023
Warren_K, New Jersey

Highly recommended

Had a wonderful time with Diana. She was informative and fun. Her knowledge of the area was very evident. She is also extremely knowledgeable of the areas plants and birds. My husband and I enjoyed a hike along the sea with wonderful views of the cliffs and water. We also saw seals with their pups. The scenery was very impressive. It was a great hike. We felt like we got to see a whole other part of Ireland. The length of the tour was perfect. We were looking for something that took us out of Dublin but didn’t require an exhausting 12 hour+ day. We returned refreshed and in time for dinner. It was perfect. I would not hesitate to take another tour with Diana.

September 16, 2023
Linda_S, South Carolina

Sunday hike with a view and in great company

We had a lovely Sunday experience together with Diana at Wicklow Cliff Walk. She is a great organiser and a passionate person interested in what she is doing. Diana met us in Dublin and drove us to a convenient starting point. The pace of the hike was customised to our group so we had plenty of time for enjoying the views, watching birds and grey seals.

September 16, 2023
Olga, Dublin

Highly Recommend, 3 historical stops

Highly recommend! Amazing day spent with the sweet, attentive, and very knowledgeable Diana. This off the beaten path tour is a delight. Diana drove/guided my husband and I to the Hill of Tara, Bective Abbey and Trim Castle. We loved every minute, making three different historical stops in total. I sincerely appreciated how Diana asked us about our interests, so that she could personalize the day. Loved having tea/coffee and scones sat on a historical wall overlooking the Bective Abbey (chair was optional) and surrounding pastoral lands. We made sure to have our tennis shoes/hiking boots on, as the grasses were wet and a bit muddy; it was great fun getting up close and personal with over 5,000 years of Irish history. Also I was impressed how communicative she was prior to the trip; I felt in good hands from the minute I booked. Would not change a thing; bravo Diana for creating a fun enlightening trip.

October 20, 2023
Sharon and Jeff, Oklahoma City

Diana mastered the story telling in her adopted country of Ireland and was able to guide our group of 4 US citizens ( one with an Irish grandmother and deep roots) to a delightful informative tour of the country side of Ireland outside of Dublin. We loved spending the time wtih her personally driving us thru the gardens and countryside safely and of good cheer and many fun stores to share about each location.. all new info to us ( even tho my 3rd time in Ireland). We recommend you try out her service to see and learn about different parts of Ireland. Most importantly, she cares with TLC and chock full of info./history.

December 30, 2023
Wendy Williams, Princeton NJ

Excellent Private Tour

Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, Powerscourt
My husband and I spent the day on a private scenic tour of Powerscourt Garden and waterfall, the Wicklow Mountains, Glendalough, and Guinness Lake with our amazing guide Diana. She is extremely knowledgeable, and coordinated the details (hotel pick-up, restaurant for lunch, and photos of us). We highly recommend her private tours for 2-4 travelers. It was truly a highlight of our trip!

February 5, 2024

Diana was excellent! She sensed the right level of information for us. We moved at a comfortable rate. She checked on us to be sure we were doing okay, if there was anything we needed. She provided a few options to personalize our trip. She knew all the best places to take the best pictures. Would take a tour with Diana again!!

March 2, 2024
Glenda, United States

Great way to experience the mountains and countryside from Dublin

We absolutely loved our tour. So easy from Dublin to see the Wicklow mountains and experience another part of Ireland. We loved seeing the lakes, the lunch spot was incredible, and Diana shared so many interesting historical facts and stories with us. Diana was a great guide and so knowledgeable, plus she took pictures of our group which was so nice. We would do this again should we return to Ireland!

March 12, 2024

Fantastic Private Tour Experience!

Diana offered a fantastic experience to Cashel Rock, as well as private tour at the local village museum by the owner, and a castle tour. She is a wonderful host and knowledgeable. She is diligent and committed to providing a premiere tour experience starting with our pick up at our hotel. We will be back, and we will be booking with Diana in the future. We loved all the sites we visited, learned a lot, and enjoyed the beautiful scenery. Very well done and a highly valued experience. Many thanks!

March 13, 2024
Patricia S
South Carolina