What our Clients Say

Hear what our clients have to say

"John was super company on our trip as well as a knowledgeable driver"

 Charles, USA

 

"Had a fabulous time at Electric Picnic in Co Laois. Travelled in style there & back daily with John who went out of his way to drop us & collect us whenever we wanted. Nothing was too much trouble. Will definitely book him again"

Brian & Angela, Dublin

 

"Have never enjoyed a tour as much as the one John brought us on. He promised fun & laughter & we had plenty of both"

Bob & Alice, Chicago

 

"Just returned from an amazing trip to Ireland with my family! I would like to send an extra special thank you to John from Ward Tours for our very enjoyable tour of Kildare. Special thanks to John for sorting out my Husband a round of golf at the local course and for taking me and my family to the Kildare outlet for shopping which I enjoyed very much! Thanks for all your help and for an amazing trip. Will be recommending this company to all my contacts."

Thanks again

Leanne and Philip Slavin, England
 

 

"Professional, friendly & relaxed. Everything that was promised & more"

Adele & Joan, UK

 

"John was our chauffeur for the Electric Picnic & we couldn't have asked for better"

 

Jim & Rebecca, Killarney

 

"John, Thank you very much for driving us when we were staying at the Heritage. We are planning to go back next Summer. We will contact you beforehand. Hope you can travel to Wu Han one day! Take care & keep in touch."

Charles K.Y Hui, China

 

"Really enjoyed our tours of KilkennyClonmacnoise & Birr Castle. We had two lovely days out. John was very professional & courteous & plenty of fun"

Andres & Martina Fernandez, Spain

 

"Visited Cliffs of Moher & Galway City, witnessed unbelievable scenery there & back. Gone all day but time just flew by. Nothing was too much trouble for our driver John. He was so patient & helpful & pointed out magnificent things of interest along the way. Would go back in a heartbeat"

Michael & Catherine Burns, USA

 

"Went to Punchestown Races with John. We booked him for three days & we found the whole experience very enjoyable knowing that we didn't have to worry about transport. Very nice guy"

Gary & Ann, Galway

 

'We recently returned from a trip to Ireland. John transferred us to & from the airport. On returning for our departure flight we came upon a 3K traffic jam due to an accident on the motorway. John came off the motorway & brought us on a very scenic & rural route to rejoin the motorway further on where we continued on our journey to the airport without any delays. Had it not been for John's quick thinking & knowledge of the local roads we would have missed our flight...so thanks very much & well done'

Kim Streider & Vicky Haslet. US

 

'Just back from Ireland having been on a tour of Killarney & the Ring of Kerry. The most enjoyable trip we have been on with the best company in the world. Thanks & see you soon'

George & Matilda O'Brien. London

 

'Had a great time visiting the west of Ireland with John. The trip was everything he promised and more. Would definitely go back'

Mary Walsh & Peter Beasley, UK

 

'Had a fab time in Ireland. Went to where my Grandfather was from & visited his family's grave. Very moving experience & John was so patient & helpful. He made our visit very memorable. It could have been a very sad occasion but we had great fun along the way'

 

Alfred & Winona Frank, Can

 

'Had a fantastic few days in Ireland. Did a day tour of Dublin City & a day tour of Co Kildare. Both amazing. It's true what they say about the Irish welcome. We even managed to have glorious sunshine! Amazing holiday. Thanks very much'

L Browne & G Loughnane, UK

 

'Thanks for a super time John. Ireland really is the home of a thousand welcomes!'

P&I Katz, USA

 

'Had a great two days at the Irish Oaks Festival at the Curragh, Co Kildare. John picked us up from our hotel & was waiting for us when we came out both days. We had a few drinks & a few bets knowing we were in safe hands getting home. We even managed to pick a winner thanks to a tip from John! Brilliant experience...thanks a lot.'

Michael & Esther O'Sullivan, Killarney

 

'Had a great time at Bruce Springsteen concert in Kilkenny. Collected from our hotel by John who dropped us off and collected us when concert was over. Very enjoyable & hassle free & 'The Boss' was brill'

Peter & Anne Buckley, Dublin

 

'We stayed in a hotel in the Midlands for a few days & hired John to bring us to Newbridge Silver, The National Stud Farm & Japanese Gardens. We didn't know such things existed or how lovely they were until we looked at his website & then sampled it for ourselves. It really is well worth a visit to the Midlands. We had a great time'

Brian & Diane Murphy, Cork

 

'Had a brilliant time at Electric Picnic....transfers were superb, punctual & John was very professional & looked after us very well & we felt safe in the knowledge that we would be transferred anytime day or night. Thanks a mil...really made our weekend'

All at Today FM

 

'Thanks for looking after us so well at Electric Picnic...we'll be in touch next year for definite'

Sony Ireland

 

'Thanks John for transferring us to/from Electric Picnic. We had a great time & enjoyed your company as well as your immaculate car & professionalism'

Aisling Knight, Co Laois

 

'Thanks for a wonderful tour of Killarney John. We had a super time'

J & S Van Amoursforth. S.A.

 

'We have just returned from the most amazing trip to Ireland. We stayed in Dromoland Castle but also went to see three other castles. The whole experience blew our minds. Thanks John, we had a super time'

R&D Heskins, Chicago

 

Hi John, back home now & fully rested after a lovely week in Ireland. Thanks for taking us out on two of your tours. We really enjoyed both the Galway & Dublin tours in equal measure. Thanks for being so laid back about the time...I know we kept you out later than we arranged but you were so courteous & easy going about it. We truly had a wonderful time & Ireland is a super country. See you soon hopefully!

J&D Hoskins, USA

 

'Had a super two days at the Irish Derby...even got an '8 to 1' tip from John...highly recommended'

Martin & Joan Crawford, Kerry

 

'Just back from a wonderful vacation in Ireland. We used Ward Tours on three days to bring us on day trips. We took in Galway, Clare & Killarney. Well worth a visit to any or all. John was fantastic company & didn't rush us in any way. In fact we ran over time but he was so laid back about it & didn't charge us any extra. Can't wait to go back another time & see even more of 'the land of a thousand welcomes'. Very very happy customers!'

Will & Marjorie Woodstock, Chicago
 

 

'We had the most amazing trip all because of John Ward. We had the pleasure of booking John for 3 days and every day was filled with amazing memories! From the Blarney Stone, to falconry at Dromoland Castle to the car rides filled with information and quick pit stops along the way to stuff we didn't even know existed. This trip was a trip of a lifetime. I would highly recommend booking with Ward Tours for your trip to Ireland with any age group you have and any interests! You will not regret it!'

Meghan Serdock, USA

 

"Just a quick email to express our review on our wonderful stay in Ireland.

Myself and my partner Louise were in Ireland for a few days in June this year and had a wonderful time. From the moment we were picked up by our driver 'John' from the airport- he was dressed so smartly and his vehicle was impeccably clean- we knew we were in for a great weekend. The journey with John was fab, funny and knowledgeable & it made our time fly by. We also booked John to take us to the Derby in Kildare and again we had a fabulous time. John waited for us while we were there and made us feel at ease that we were not rushed and were able to have a few drinks without the worry of the return journey to the hotel. At the end of our time in Ireland John returned us to the airport in Dublin via some historical sights and again his service was amazing throughout. I can't thank him enough for a fabulous few days in Ireland and would recommend his services to any of my family, friends and business associates."

Phil Meade, UK


'John, many thanks for looking after us at the weekend, you certainly added to our enjoyment of electric picnic. Enjoy your well deserved holidays. See you next year!! '

Lisa Byrne, Sligo

 

'My man John Ward hooked it up while we were in Southern Ireland. He was punctual, very personable, and made sure we had the best possible experience at each of our locations. Not only did he take us to where we wanted, but he mentioned some great sites along the way that we are very happy he brought us to. It was all on our time, and he was very accommodating to our schedule. Not only did we have a wonderful experience, but afterwards he shared a pint with us at our local pub. I definitely recommend John Ward for any travel experience.'

Michael Demarco, US

 

'We recently spent 2 days with John traveling to County Clare, the Rock of Dunamaise in Laois and into sites in Dublin. John was on time, courteous and helpful. He was always accommodating with our requests and went out of his way to make sure we saw sites we were interested in. John always had good stories with a laugh and information to share about Ireland. Thank you John for a great time!'

Judy Macaluso, US

 

"We went over to Ireland for a couple of days break just before Christmas. John brought us to Galway to the German Christmas Market. We had a really fabulous time. We left our hotel at 10am & returned at 10pm and the day was magical. We walked the cobbled streets of Galway, had a few drinks in a cute little olde worlde pub with live traditional music & John brought us to an authentic 'fish & chip' cafe. We ended the evening taking a carousel ride in Eyre Square. The following day we climbed the Rock of Dunamaise in Co Laois to clear the cobwebs, the scenery was breathtaking. We then were brought to Newbridge Silver Shop & Museum and had a lovely late lunch in their fabulous restaurant. We had no idea what to do or where to go when we booked our break away but John was great & helped us to decide. He recommended all of the above & we were not disappointed & we in turn recommend John for any tours you wish to take in Ireland. He is a true professional but great fun as well & he is very generous with his time. Like we said, it was truely magical from beginning to end.....thanks so much John"

P & L Geddes, UK

 

"John, thanks for looking after our daughter on Saturday night at the airport. She said you were great. It meant a lot to us to know that she would be well looked after as we were unable to pick her up due to her flight being delayed. She still made it in time to enjoy the National Breeding & Racing Awards & we appreciate your help & professionalism"

Derek & Diana Whitton, Ireland

 

"Just back from a wonderful vacation in Ireland. We used Ward Tours for three days of touring around Galway, Cork & Kerry. We had the most awesome time & great fun with John who is so knowledgeable & patient yet the best of company as well. We had so many laughs along the way. Ireland really is the land of a thousand welcomes & definitely more than forty shades of green....we're still counting! Thanks John for one of the best experiences of our lives. Will most definitely see you again soon."

Robert & Vicky Mackintosh, USA

 

"I purchased John Ward's one day Wicklow Mountains tour and was so pleased! John was a perfect guide and tailored the day trip to meet my specific needs throughout.... So personable, knowledgeable, kind and capable.... the day was a pleasure. The sights were remarkable throughout and I learned so much, not only about the locations visited, but Ireland in general. Overall, this rich experience went beyond my expectations and created memories for me that will last forever. Thank you so much John!"

Donna Taylor, Ontario, Canada
 

"My husband & I visited Ireland recently. We booked John from Ward Tours to take us on his Cork Day Tour. I cannot recommend the tour or John highly enough. Time was of no concern to him & we had the most wonderful, relaxed & fun filled day. Plenty of pit stops along the way for refreshments & photographs. Even the weather was good! Book a trip soon....you don't know what you're missing! Will be back next year for sure. Thanks John"

Sandra & Liam Mathews, UK

 

"We sailed into Cork recently and hired John to take us on a day trip including the Rock of Cashel, Jameson Distillery, Blarney Stone & Cobh. Cannot believe we got to do so much in one day and still made it back in plenty of time for our ship departure. We had the most wonderful day out. John was very laid back but also very professional and we would highly recommend him to anyone who wants a first class service and fab trip. Thanks John, hope to see you again!"

Robert & Sarah Platt, US

 

"My sister & I recently availed of Ward Tours to see some of Ireland. John had been recommended by some friends of ours who had spent a couple of days in his company last year. We went on his Galway Tour one of the days and his Dublin Tour another day. John is great fun and very knowledgeable and also very generous with his time. Both days ran over time but we were not charged any more money, in fact we found it hard to get him to accept a tip! Defo recommend John & any of his tours. Ireland is a beautiful Country."

Elizabeth & Margaret Rooney, UK

 

"Thanks for an amazing trip around Wicklow John. We had a super time. You are great and your Country is super. See you next year"

Eamonn & Maura Reynolds, UK

 

"Thanks for a great day out at the races John. We were picked up & dropped off in style with no time constraints. Fabulous day & night!"

Brian & Mary Whelan, Co Clare

 

'Had a fab day out at the Curragh Races. Thanks for your patience and professionalism John'

Eamonn Coogan, Galway

 

'Recently attended a wedding at the Heritage Hotel in Killenard. Booked John to take us to the church and back again. His car is a 2016 Merc...talk about arriving in style! We enjoyed it that much that we booked John to take us on a tour of Laois the following day as we were staying for the weekend. Truly great experience, highly recommend both the tour and John.'

Philip & June Fingleton, Mayo

 

'Recently stayed in the Heritage Hotel Killenard for the Electric Picnic. Booked John to chauffeur us there and back over the three days. The service was exceptional. We had a great time at the festival knowing John was going to be at a certain place at a certain time. Both John & his vehicle were immaculate...a heard thing to do in the rain in the countryside!. Thanks John and see you next year...we've already booked him in advance!'

Sean & Maeve Byrne, Galway

 

'Booked John to ferry us to and from the Electric Picnic in September last. Highly recommend this very personalized and five star service. Thanks so much'

Eamonn Tuohy & Family, Limerick

 

'Thanks John for all you did for us during our Electric Picnic experience. Can't recommend you highly enough to anyone who'll listen. Have the baby seat ready for next year!!'

Elizabeth & Peter Richardson, Cork

 

'Recently booked John to bring us for a meal to Ballyfin Demesne. The whole evening was five star quality beginning and ending with being chauffeured by John. Thanks so much'

Margaret & Mary, Laois

 

"Booked Ward Tours to bring us to the St Patrik's Day Parade in Dublin. We had a super day out from beginning to end. Highly recommend the parade and highly recommend Ward Tours"

Bill & Nancy Simpson, US

 

"Booked John to chauffeur us on a recent night out when we went for a meal to Ballyfin Demesne. We arrived in style and it was the perfect start to a perfect evening. John was ready and waiting for us when we were due to leave but had no problem bringing us to the Fishermans for a night cap on the way home. What a way to travel! Highly recommend"

Sharon & Gang, Laois

 

"Recently booked John from Ward Tours for our wedding in the heritage Hotel Killenard. Luxurious car, spotless inside and out. John was immaculately dressed (he looked like a member of the wedding party!) The whole experience just added to a perfect day"

Seamus & Annemarie, Dublin

 

"Just had a fab day out at Punchestown Festival. John dropped us off and collected us much later than we had said we'd be finished but it was no problem with him. He was so patient and kind. Thanks John for your professionalism and thanks also for the couple of tips you gave us!"

Liam & Bernie Flanagan, Clare

 

"Hi John, we are back in Birmingham. Thank you very much for taking us to Moneygall. We enjoyed the trip very much. We will pass on your card to travel agents, and tourist information offices. Hope to see you again sometime."

Magdalene & Martin, Birmingham

 

"Thank you so much for a super day out. We visited the Rock of Cashel, Kilkenny Castle & Cobh Cathedral. John was friendly, accommodating and there were no time constraints. He was also great fun and knowledgable. Best day out we had in our whole trip by a mile!"

The Parker Family, US

 

Have had a fantastic tour today with John Ward. Nothing too much trouble. Very, very highly recommended. John had planned and prepared incredibly well and was so accommodating, informative & friendly....mega awesome ...
best wishes and many thanks

Caroline Knaggs Australia

 

Super holiday in Ireland. Had two amazing day tours with John, Laois tour & Kilkenny tour. Fun, casual, informative & a great experience. John is the nicest and most patient person we've ever come across. Highly recommend!

Joe & Annabel Hoey. US