Testimonials 

                                                                                   


Luxury Tour West Cork

Had a fantastic time with John and got to see the real Ireland! From start to finish nothing was too much. He is very personable and was knew all about Ireland and its special places

We would thoroughly recommend to anyone seeking a chauffeur tour of Ireland."

Kristy and Ed murphy, Ohio. USA, 2016


Jeff & Terry Greenstein at Newgrange passage tomb

"My wife and spent four fun filled days on the road in Ireland with John Fitzgerald. John was delightful to be with! He i...s young (38) and has a very pleasant, easy going personality. He is also very knowledgeable about the sights we were able to see in Ireland. We started in Dublin and went to Newgrange, a prehistoric monument, which dated back 1,000 years before Stonehenge. We then drove west to Cong and stayed at the magnificent Ashford Castle. The next day, we traveled south to Galway, across The Burren, the Cliffs of Moher, the charming town of Adare and into Killarney. John knew the right roads to see the best views and handled the rest stops and timing perfectly. The next day, John drove us all around the Ring of Kerry. Afterwards, we drove to Kinsale, a very picturesque fishing village. Before checking into our hotel, we stopped by the world famous Old Head Golf Club, on a peninsula, with stunning views overlooking the ocean. Our final day included stops in Cork, the medieval Rock of Cashel, the lush greenery of Glendalough and the magnificent Powerscourt Gardens, before returning to Dublin. We set an ambitious itinerary that covered an amazing amount of Ireland’s top highlights. We could not have done it without one of the best guides we have ever had, and a pleasure to be with, John Fitzgerald. Thanks, John! 
November 17, 2015 ·

Jeff & Terry Greenstein,New York, USA, 2016

"It was our first time to Ireland and what a tour. The country is beautiful and our guide was very informative and took us really off the beaten track! We met many locals and really felt like we were very welcome. The history and old ruins were amazing to see. Thanks again John!"

Stacey and John and Paul and Elizabeth, Florida, USA, 2016

"Absolutely first class. Our guide Paul was friendly and knew his country so well. We enjoyed the vacation so much and saw so much more than if we drove ourselves. it took the stress out of travelling for us and were free to do as we pleased. Ireland is a dream destination and Wild Way Chauffeur Tours made sure we experienced Ireland up close."

Sean and Meghan , Boston, Mass, USA, 2016

Tom and Dick Cassis, Brothers on a private  tour of Ireland

In October of 2015, my brother and I spent two weeks in Ireland. During our ten-day commercial tour, a full afternoon was scheduled at the Blarney Castle and grounds, something that didn't interest us.  I had read about the West Cork coast and wanted to see this picturesque part of Ireland.  I called the tourist office and asked for a recommendation of a tour guide who knew the area well and they suggested that I contact John Fitzgerald.  What a wonderful recommendation it was!

 John made several suggestions to me, including a visit to Kenmare, a beautiful village also on a bay.  We would not have seen this part of Ireland without his expert knowledge of the area.

John responded to phone calls and emails promptly, and when we settled on a route, he gave us what I considered to be a very fair price for his services.  We found John to be personable, knowledgeable...not only of the area, but of the history and stories of this fascinating place.  During our time with John, we got to know him pretty well and enjoyed his sense of humor.  He managed to get us to our meeting place in Killarney very timely. When I return to Ireland one day, I will definitely contact John to be our tour guide for the entire visit.  He is that good !

Tom & Dick Kassis, Carmichael, California, USA, 2016

Myself and my husband treated ourselves on our wedding anniversary with a private tour of Ireland. Wild way tours suggested our superb hotels and restaurant choices. Our driver guide Paul was excellent and knew so much about the places we visited. We visited the Cliffs of Moher, Giants Causeway, Dublin, Galway and Cork and lots more besides. Only complaint was the rain!

Tim & Valerie Sutton, Liverpool, England, 2016

The Baltimore gang in Galway on a private tourThe Baltimore gang spent four wonderful days with John I'm so glad we spent it with him .He's very knowledgeable and easy going .Book with John and enjoy the trip .We're already talking about our next trip! .- Linda Feiler

John took our trip from great to fantastic. Already missing his wit, expertise, and friendship! John gave our gang of 6 a fantastic time in Ireland. He had a great itinerary for us based on our already booked hotels and catered to our every last minute whim with a smile. He was very knowledgeable about all the places we went...and we went to quite a few across the country. We felt we not only had a tour guide in the end, but a friend as well! 

Don't under estimate the value of a more intimate tour without having to deal with the constraints of traveling on a big bus. The ability to leave the hassles of driving and navigating the roads and just enjoy the ride was also a huge plus.
We're already thinking about out next time in Ireland....John, get ready for a northern tour! Cheers to Wild Way Tours and here's to the next time! - Jim Mitchell

John is a great tour guide! He is knowledgeable about all things Ireland -- geology, history, politics, culture and current events -- and he took us to see some great sights that we would have never found on our own. Though we had a good understanding of the general itinerary before embarking on our trip, he quickly grasped our group's interests and tempo, and adapted accordingly. For example, he took us to a great bakery for a lunch stop that turned into an impromptu picnic by a castle, directed us to the best fish and chips in Dingle, and gave us tips for good pubs and live music all along the route. Highly recommend!!! - Kristen Mitchell

My husband and I were part of the Baltimore gang that John drove around for four days through the southern part of Ireland. He exceeded our expectations with his knowledge, being able to handle all of our requests and was just an overall joy to be with. We would highly recommend him to anyone looking for a private driver while visiting the Emerald Isle. Thanks for everything John and looking forward to planning our next trip - I'm thinking northern Ireland next...we'll be in touch! We miss you John and had an awesome time!!! Thanks for everything!!! - Stephanie Brokovich

The Baltimore crew - Jim & Kristen Mitchell, Linda & Jerry Feiler and Terry & Stephanie Brokovich, 2016

Our guide was extremely knowledgeable about Irish history and all things Irish
Was very courteous, personable and professional all the way through!
100% top notch guide!!!  Would highly recommend. 

Elly & Ian Karin, Long Island, New York, 2016

Thanks for the wonderful tour Paul!  It was delightful and you are very kind and very personable, totally enjoyed your company.  I would recommend you to anyone coming across the pond.

Robin Treanor, Florida, USA, 2016

Scott and I had a fabulous trip our sincere thanks to you, your firm and most of all John Fitzgerald.  Our accommodations were great. All the hotels were in just the perfect location!  John made our trip extra special. He inspired us to see so much more of Ireland than we ever expected.  His knowledge of history, archeology and architecture is impressive. It was a joy to see his love of his country.  He's charming and so very attentive to all of our needs.  He never showed any frustration with our group even when we were behaving badly being late or silly and loud.
 

Pat & Scott MacCaslin, Dallas, Texas, 2016

Discovery VR film crew in Galway

We were connected with John via The Irish Tourist board as a professional chauffeur driver for our business trip. We were traveling around for a week producing a film for Discovery VR exploring the nature and beauty of Ireland.
John's local knowledge was exceptional; not only was he able to guide us to unique locations, but he was also able to tell us the rich history of the site also and suggest alternative locations of a similar value. 

John was always well prepared, well presented (the vehicle was always immaculate) and he fitted in seamlessly in a professional manner as part of the crew. His driving was consistently safe and he was always prepared to go out of his way to assist us, not matter what that was. I would not hesitate to recommend John both to my colleagues and friends either for business or recreational purposes in Ireland. 

  Claire Pearson, Director, Discovery Channel VR , 2016

John was great! We were a tough group of 4 and he tailored our tour of Southwest Ireland beautifully! We couldn't have done it without him. He is very good at making suggestions, he knows the area well and is knowledgable in the history. We highly recommend him if you want to leave the driving to someone who knows where he is going and has knowledge of many side interests. Thanks, John!

Patty Gill & Family, New York, U.S.A. 2016

John is beyond a doubt one of the best tour guides we have encountered. Great ideas, open to suggestions but most of all knows his "Ireland"...We will tour with him again next year!!!

Kevin Wait, Chicago, Illinois. 2017

Private tour group in Seans bar

John picked us up in Dublin, we had a delightful tour "around" Ireland, and ended where we began in Dublin 5 days later.  He is a confident, great driver on the narrow roads, was always prompt, and understood what we wanted to experience and tailored the trip to us.  John's sense of humor and knowledge of Irish history, archaeology, and the best pubs and restaurants made the trip perfect.  He was flexible, easy-going, but kept up the energy for those long days of sight seeing.  Easy to talk to and very personable, we truly enjoyed being in his company for our vacation.  Best decision we could have made...viewing the beautiful country with someone else to handle the driving, allowing us to just enjoy gorgeous Ireland

Elaine and Joel Ahrens & Linda and Dan Mullin, Chicago, Illinois, USA, 2017
 

On a chauffeur tour in AthloneJohn was such a delight to have as our tour guide in Ireland . He was so knowledgeable and made traveling through Ireland such a breeze . We highly recommend John for any tour you may want to take in Ireland .He made our last two days in Ireland so worthwhile we were able to see so much in such a short time . We can't wait to visit Ireland again and would definitely hire John again .

Lia and Sharif Nabilah, Delhi, India, 2017

Just got back to Chicago, and had John as our guide in Ireland for five days and he was awesome, you certainly made our vacation wonderful! 

Eileen, Mary Ann Norris and Ronie from Chicago, USA, 2017

castle tour in kerry, Ireland

Amazing.John was knowledgeable, incredibly pleasant, and worked very well with us to fill our needs as a traveling group.

I can't recommend him highly enough, we can't wait to come back to Ireland and use John again!!

Joel Vaughn, Minnesotta, USA, 2017

Thank you Wild Way Tours for a great day driving along the Wild Atlantic Way. The day was everything we could have wished for and we are so glad we chose your tour. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone looking for an excellent and friendly service.

Margaret Hinton, Essex, England, 2017

John was an amazing tour guide! Very knowledgeable and fun. I highly recommend him!

AJ Perez, Hawaii, USA, 2017

Croagh Patrick and Mayo private tourWhat a vacation! Our group of 4 spent 10 amazing days touring Ireland with John Fitzgerald, Wild Way Tours. 
We are so happy that we decided on a private tour. John tailored our itinerary to our interests, making sure to do something for everyone. (which can be difficult when food, ruins, live music, cathedrals, Guinness, and water views were tops on our lists).
John is a pleasure to travel with, he has a great sense of humor and is extremely knowledgeable of Ireland and its history. Also one of the most important things, he recommended great places for us to eat, drink and listen to music in all of the towns we visited. (Something we hadn’t managed on our own the previous days.) 

Thank you John, we would love to come back and do some other smaller towns and Northern Ireland. We highly recommend Wild Way Tours and John Fitzgerald – you can’t go wrong. Rick & Laura Fergus, Chicago, Illinois, 2017

The two of us spent two very full days with Ronan, and it was the best thing we did out of our 10 days in Ireland and Scotland. We specified that we wanted "off the beaten path" and he delivered. Ronan kept the conversation going the entire time, with so many personal anecdotes and deep knowledge, able to answer nearly every question we posed. He was very professional and personable, taking us to places no tour bus could go. Thank you to Wild Way Tours for making it the highlight of our trip!

Patrick McHugh, USA, 2018

This is Dr. Caplash writing a few words about our experience in Europe we visited four countries during our visit this summer and Ireland visit is unforgettable and pleasant we were group of six people  picked up at Dublin
Ireland. During our visit you were so punctual and polite and affectionate and very professional ,you explained each and every city with the history. The restaurants and hotels you picked up were of superb quality and with the history of the events explained to us very nicely and throughly impressive we were delighted with your explanation ,the command of language , time spent throughout our stay in Ireland. The price was very reasonable I would like to recommend to anybody your services which included Mercedes van which made the journey so comfortable to anybody who wants to visit Ireland . You are excellent driver and guide , If I have to rate this journey with you I would give you five stars*****.
Thank you very much once again. 

Vijay Caplash M.D.Birmingham. Alabama, USA,2018
 

When my Dad suggested this family trip I was unsure how to make it happen as he has some health issues that make travel tough but Wild Way made this dream come true. 

John was excellent at the back and forth communication beforehand making sure we had an itinerary that would suit our group and not have us seeing this beautiful country from the car. He was always fast to respond and had great suggestions. Their hotel recommendations were spot on and took that hassle off our hands.

Our guide Ciaran was very knowledgeable, friendly, and just downright helpful. He gave our gang of 10 a fantastic time in Ireland. Our chats at the end of each day to touch base on itinerary was key to adapting to the needs of the group. He was very knowledgeable about all the places we went...and we went to quite a few. Ciaran is a fellow foodie and had great recommendations for each place we stopped for food, drinks or music. 

Don't underestimate the value of a more intimate tour without having to deal with the constraints of traveling on a big bus. The ability to leave the hassles of driving and get help in planning is clutch and if you have anyone with some disability challenges this is a fantastic way to make it doable. They even took care of a wheelchair rental for us.

We're already thinking about out next time in Ireland and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wild Way or use them again. 

The Decker Family, Portland, Oregon , 2018

We had a fantastic time in Ireland! John was very helpful in us planning our trip and communicated great throughout the entire process. From our drivers William and Archie to the hotels, we could not of been more happy. What a beautiful country and we could not over covered it all in seven days without this amazing tour group! Want to revisit our favorite spots and would book again through Wild Way! #theonlywaytogo

Debbie Cooper Knight, South Carolina, USA, 2018

Found them after another tour company told us they were full at the very last minute. But Wild Way was awesome and got us in for a 5-hour tour to some fantastic places! Great way to spend the day! I would highly recommend them to anyone spending time in Cork, especially if you don’t have the time and/or desire for a full-day tour but still want to get out and see sights outside of the city.

Chelle Campbell, USA, 2018

Our group of four had a wonderful five days with John who went above and beyond to ensue all our requests were met. After a few emails John came up with an itinerary to suit our needs. Very comfortable spacious car. Very obliging with plenty of stops to take photos of the beautiful Irish landscapes. He helped us find a lost suitcase before the tour had even started and finished up organising tickets and transported us to a game of hurling after the tour had actually finished. Highly recommend. �

Jill Kay,Tasmania, Australia, 2018

There are not enough words to describe how wonderful John and our tour was. My son had sustained a stroke with mobility issues and speech impairment, his dream was to always visit Ireland. John made it all possible!! After several emails I knew he would be a good fit. He was so understanding and compassionate, helping in every way possible, getting us to the closest doors, going a back way to the top of The Cliffs of Moher, and even returning to our room several times in the evening after we left something in the van. We had to make some changes in our room reservations, and he took care of all the calls and details!! He was personable, funny and so knowledgeable about the history of Ireland. He took us on back roads to ancient ruins, and out of the way places that no bus could ever venture. A truly "off the beaten path" tour, which we sought. No matter your situation, or vacation wishes, you will never go wrong hiring John Fitzgerald!! He goes above and beyond....We love Ireland and John....Thanks again for a wonderful time!!

Cynthia and Seth Bopp, Missouri, USA, 2018