Like all the best journeys in life, Paddywagon Tours started in 1998 with the simple thought, “it’s time for something different”.
At that time the choice for sightseeing & touring European countries was car rental or long, expensive and formulaic group tours.
Setting out to bring choice, quality and value to all visitors to Ireland we have steadily become the nation’s leading tour outfitter over the past 2 decades, and are renowned for the quality of our vehicles, guides, range of routes and durations, 52 weeks a year.
We have evolved into one of Ireland’s most loved brands alongside Kerrygold, Guinness, U2 and Gerard Butler. These days, we welcome a broad demographic of guests from students to professionals, families to corporate executives and from the cast of Dallas to the Imperial Royal Family of Japan.
Broadly speaking, you will find four main categories of tours to choose from;
You can book your Paddywagon Tour with all leading hotel concierges and youth hostel reception desks as well as at all Official Irish Government Tourist Offices. Alternatively, book directly with us online where you’ll always find the best available rates or in all Paddywagon Tourist Stores where you can also browse a great range of souvenirs, apparel and traditional Irish gifts.
We hope to welcome you aboard the Paddywagon & look forward to showing you the best of our little green island in the near future!
Is mise le meas (respectfully yours),
Cathal O’Connell, Founder & President
"The pride, passion and professionalism of this vibrant young company augurs well for the future of tourism in Ireland"
- Minister John O'Donoghue, Irish Minister for Tourism