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



Happy FamilyHappy Family
20:58 17 Oct 23
I highly recommend Diana! Very professional and pleasant person. Amazing tours offered.
Alexey IvanovAlexey Ivanov
19:05 27 Aug 23
I enjoyed hiking with Gateway to Ireland Tours. I have no car, and Diana, the tour guide, provided a transfer for me to the starting point and back to Greystones station.In a small group, we hiked the Glen Beach Cliff Walk to Wicklow Head. Along the way, Diana told us about the history of Wicklow town and Ireland, about the wildlife while we enjoyed looking at seals and birds. She does so in an interactive way, members of the group can share their own experiences, which makes the tour even more interesting. We were so lucky to visit the apartment inside the old lighthouse.In the end of the hike, Diana offered a picnic: tea, coffee and treats — exactly what’s needed. Some people went for a swim in the sea. It was a day to remember.I absolutely recommend hikes with Gateway to Ireland Tour, you would enjoy the beautiful landscapes, learn about birds and animals who inhabit the area and about the history of Ireland.
Olga KocherovaOlga Kocherova
08:24 18 Aug 23
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 at Dart station 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.
Dmitry EndovitskiyDmitry Endovitskiy
10:20 17 Aug 23
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.
Jelizaveta IntjasinaJelizaveta Intjasina
20:51 11 Jul 23
I really enjoyed our hiking tour with Diana ! She made us feel welcome , comfortable and really full of little “secrets” about beautiful Ireland. We killed two birds with one stone – great physical activity in a lovely company and new insights about place we live in ❤️
Antonina KakovkinaAntonina Kakovkina
11:01 08 Jul 23
Awesome haik! I especially remember landscapes, fallow deer and blueberries) Plus, Diana spoke interestingly about the geological history of the area.The route was moderate in difficulty. Several smooth climbs, quite feasible for a not very trained person.Thanks for the picnic and the transfer – it was sooo out of place)Hayk met all my expectations!I note that in our group there were people who are not the first route with Diana. For me, this is an indicator of quality 🙌
Alexandra AndreiAlexandra Andrei
06:38 05 Jul 23
Diana is a wonderful guide, had an amazing time, would recommend her tours 100%.Lovely experience!
Aleksei EfimovAleksei Efimov
23:51 04 Jul 23
We went for a few hikes organized by “Gateway to Ireland Tours” and definitely planning to join this magical trips again. Diana plans walks with attention to every details:- expect to be dazzled with magnificent views that will be stamped into your mind(and photos 😉) for a very long time.- during your walking experience expect to hear a lot of interesting facts and stories about areas and nature along a hiking trail.- and do expect to meet great fellow hikers, and to share a joy of nice chats and coffee/tea breaks together in breathtaking places of Ireland.
Таня КотТаня Кот
17:07 04 Jul 23
From the bottom of my heart I recommend haikey with Diana! The organization is super: timing, route, informative information during the whole trip. Beautiful photos after the haik were a nice bonus. I plan to participate more than once in the activities arranged by Diana.
22:17 29 Jun 23
I really enjoyed haiking with Diana. Landscape is spectacular with bushes of wild berries and waterfall. Diana told interesting facts about our route. And at the end we had lovely picnic! I highly recommend guided hikes with Diana!
Svetlana ZviagintcevaSvetlana Zviagintceva
10:42 26 Jun 23
I recently had the pleasure of embarking on a hiking tour that left me with unforgettable memories and a renewed love for the great outdoors. From start to finish, every aspect of the tour exceeded my expectations, and I couldn’t be happier with the experience.First and foremost, the tour guide – Diana was exceptional. Her passion for hiking and extensive knowledge of the area made our trip unforgettable. Diana was not only experienced and skilled but also incredibly friendly, creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for everyone involved.I can’t wait to embark on another adventure!
I fell in love with hiking, mountains, and a guide. The trail was very scenic and moderately difficult. I am an unprepared person, but I mastered the path and enjoyed it. We were told a lot of interesting things, now I retell everything I heard at home to my family). Everything was very comfortable, in a friendly atmosphere. And the picnic at the end was a nice little bonus. I will definitely go again.
Vasilisa PavlovaVasilisa Pavlova
18:38 18 Jun 23
I enjoyed hiking with Diana in Wicklow mountains very much, it exceeded my expectations. The tour was well planned and very thought through, from the very first message exchange till the final drop-off at the Dart station + snack and raincoat support :)It was indeed the beginner level hike, there were of course some challenging places but it was totally ok and I felt very comfortable all the way up and back. Diana cares of both fun and comfort.Diana shared a lot of insights about the area, wildlife and history that enriched my enjoyment of the place.Totally recommend.