Why a custom private driver tour may be right for you

For parties of nine or fewer, there is an opportunity to discover Ireland, Britain or Iceland your own way, at your pace, as you savor every moment with the people you know and love. With a custom private driver tour, you customize the itinerary, and with AAA Travel and our friends at CIE Tours, our planners will partner you with a local guide to lead you along your route, recommending unique stops and restaurants along the way.

CIE has curated these private tour opportunities to appeal to all —honeymooners, bucket-listers, solo travelers, families and those seeking to connect with their heritage. Private driver tours can accommodate multiple generations, from infants to great-grandparents, making this the perfect option for cross-generational explorations. Choose between over 50 pre-set itinerary and travel style options or build your own custom private driver vacation. Custom itinerary options are limitless - from luxurious 5-star adventures to family-friendly options. Each itinerary is a balance of famous icons with local haunts and immersive cultural experiences.

Throughout your journey, an expert guide provides the backstories and deep intel that simply can’t be gleaned from a book. CIE Tours drivers are dedicated experts, who know the local history and have plenty of personal connections, rich stories, and relish the opportunity to unfold the hidden beauties of their homelands, taking guests beyond the surface for a truly immersive experience. Plus, you and your group control the pace, including how much time you spend at sites and locations. Not ready to leave a site? With your own driver, you are  free to linger in places that catch your fancy—and spend less time in places that don’t. And, there’s the freedom to start your day when they want (Late riser? Sleep in.) and to dine where and when you want, with plenty of great local recommendations from your driver.   

Custom private driver tours are also a wonderful choice for individuals looking to connect with their ancestry. Together with your AAA Travel advisor, you can build an itinerary that focuses on the areas, towns, and perhaps even the streets and houses that your family once called home. For those of you with Irish ancestors, a visit to the Irish Emigration Museum may offer insight into your families path to America, and a day on the Dunbrody Famine Ship, an authentic replica of the vessel that helped carry Irish immigrants to the United States offers a glimpse into the actual voyage from Ireland to America.

No matter the destination, AAA Travel Advisors are here to help you find the right vacation. Together, you can unlock the world all while ensuring you take advantage of every perk and discount available through your AAA membership. Share your dreams with a AAA Travel Advisor now.