What our clients have been saying about us…..
Best driver ever
Mick Cunningham provided me with the absolute best service available, finding all these hidden businesses I had meetings with, always the warmest, friendliest most caring driver. Could not be any more pleased with the service I got.
What a joy to have a driver!
We came to Ireland for a week in between when my mother passed after an exhausting illness, and her memorial service. We were totally fried and exhausted. Sarah made the arrangement for a driver extremely easy despite scheduling the trip in such a short time. Our driver Jimmy Cramer was such a blessing! He drove us around the west coast of Ireland and touring Dublin. He knows all of Ireland intimately so he was able to take us to both the highlights of a tour of Ireland as well places like pubs and restaurants that we wouldn’t have found on our own or would have expended energy we didn’t have wandering looking for food. We had SO much fun with Jimmy! Laughter truly is good for the soul! He took such great care of us. I felt renewed after our lovely week with dear Jimmy.
Ireland is such an exquisite country you want to be able to see the vistas. It was so nice having someone else doing the driving, especially if you are from North America and drive on the opposite side of the road. No nervousness needing to handle all those round abouts, and you can have a pint or two of the delicious Irish beer at the pub and not worry about getting back to your hotel safely. Just sit back, relax and enjoy your ability to see everything without having to drive! What a joy!
Another great day with Optimum
This is my second time using Optimum Chauffeur service, and it was just as wonderful the second time around. Our driver Jimmy was lovely, funny and entertaining as he drove us around for the day. Sarah was so helpful in accommodating a last minute booking for us. I really couldn’t say enough good things about their people and service.
Sarah in Customer Service saved my trip!
I was traveling with a large group from the US for an event at Slane Castle and after thinking that another car service had our transportation sorted out, I found out 2 days before the booking that they couldn’t accommodate us. I was scrambling to find another service last minute and of course most every car service laughed at my request. Optimum saved the day! I spoke to a woman named Sarah and explained my situation. She worked very hard and was able to secure 2 vehicles to take my party of 7, and even gave me a few calls back whilst she was looking, in order to keep informed of the progress! I am hopeful that judging by how great their staff is, that the drivers and the ride will go smoothly! THANK YOU
Excellent for Tours and Conference transport
This is my 2nd experience with Optimum Chauffeur Drive. I have never reviewed a service twice before but we had such an outstanding experience with them that I feel compelled to do so. I visited Dublin with my husband while he was attending a conference and we were lucky enough to have 2 day tours organised for us with Optimum. I could not recommend them highly enough. We toured beautiful Wicklow and visited some wonderful locations such as Glendalough and Powerscourt. We also made the trip across to the west coast to the stunning Cliffs of Moher. Our drivers on both occasions were exceptional. Their local knowledge ensured that we saw many sites that I feel sure if we were traveling on our own we would never have known about. Jimmy and Michael were so warm and friendly, they really went out of their way to make both days memorable for our group. Optimum also looked after all of the transport for my husband’s conference and I heard nothing but great comments about how exceptionally well organised everything was. The conference organiser from my Husbands company told us she was extremely impressed with the service she had received. It really left us all with a great impression of Dublin and Ireland. While in Dublin we stayed at the Shelbourne hotel, it was superb and a really central location too.
Great high level of service
This is my second time using Optimum and again I was not disappointed! Beautiful luxurious car with a fantastic driver. Last time I had Jimmy and thought I was lucky with the driver I had but I had a different driver this time, Kevin who was equally as fantastic. Their knowledge and professionalism and just the perfect Irish charm is second to none!! Highly recommend for business or leisure
…my guide and I have chosen to weave and wind our way along the Wild Atlantic Way, hugging the country’s ragged, rugged shoreline.
“It’s a little longer,” says Dublin native Kevin Costello from behind the wheel of his Mercedes noir. “About four hours – but you’ll get a truer sense of Ireland and its people that way.
“And,” he smiles, “you’ll have better stories to tell when you get back to Canada.”
As personable as he is professional, Costello is the epitome of Irish hospitality; a wealth of both warmth and wisdom, his knowledge of Eire’s history and culture is second-to-none – all of it accented by tidbits of personal tales and a swath of homegrown wit.
I had the pleasure of taking a short day tour with Optimum Chauffeur drive. From the moment we first contacted Sarah down to the wonderful driver Liam it was nothing but excellent service,an informative tour of Cork and great banter and fun.
I would highly recommend Optimum Chauffeur drive
Dublin private tour with driver
My husband and I are just back from a wonderful 5 day holiday to Ireland. We stayed in Dublin for 3 nights at the wonderful Merrion hotel which I could not fault at all. The location in the city centre was great as were the food and staff. Dublin is a wonderful vibrant city with great shops and restaurants we particularly enjoyed One Pico. The highlight of our holiday was our own driver and guide Liam who was with us for the duration of our stay. My husband booked this service with Optimum Chauffeur Drive who really were fantastic. They took care of everything from recommending hotels and restaurants to organising and planning our tour itinerary and our transfer from Dublin airport to the hotel and onwards. Liam was so wonderful he really made our holiday showing us many sights off the regular tourist trail and regaling us with all the local history and folklore. We really could not get over his proffesionalism and that of the staff at Optimum. I would highly recommend their service.
Thank you very much for arranging our coach transport from Sunday evening last.
I have to state, in the strongest way, that Tony was a most excellent ambassador for your company. People like Tony make a difference between making a business good and excellent. He was able to manoeuvre us efficiently around our very intensive schedule in Galway and Shannon.
He was friendly, considerate and made our journey all that more enjoyable.
Just wanted to say a quick thank you to you both for your help in arranging a very last-minute bus booking this week; it was very much appreciated.
Dick, our driver, is a credit and the service he provided could not have been surpassed in terms of quality, professionalism, and Dublin city trivia! Please pass on my best to him.
Thanks again, and have a lovely weekend!
Just a quick note to thank you for all of your help throughout the last few day. Both the service and drivers were fantastic! I couldn’t of expected more.
I will certainly be in touch for any further requirements we may need.
Optimum Chauffeur Drive has been a truly excellent support on our events over the last number of years. It is a pleasure to work with the whole team in advance as well as during our events. They are exceptionally flexible, responsive and helpful and accommodate any changes or additional bookings.
The Optimum Chauffeur Drive fleet is of the highest standard with a wide range of luxurious executive vehicles and the drivers receive nothing but fantastic feedback from our National and International clients. All of Optimum’s Drivers are professional, extremely helpful and highly reliable.
We are very lucky to have such a special partner at our side in order to deliver exceptional events. A big thank you to Sarah and Mary, who have been so supportive over the years at any time of day or night.
We are looking forward to many more events together! Thank you again to all at Optimum Chauffeur Drive.
Katie Buwalda, Project Manager, Event Partners Ireland
We recently spent time in Dublin for the first time. What a lovely city! Because I was worried about driving, we decided to hire a driver to take us to county Monaghan where we were visiting our ancestral homeland. We looked at the reviews on trip advisor
, and chose Optimum Chauffeur Drive
because of its excellent feedback. Although this was a splurge for us, it was money very well spent! Jimmy Kramer, our driver, was absolutely delightful! From the moment we met, he felt like family. Not only was the car an excellent ride, the personal service from Jimmy was what made the trip
for us. My 17 year old daughters were charmed instantly by his Irish accent and by the witty quips and tidbits he offered as we drove. Jimmy was very professional and would be well-suited for any type of driving. Born and raised in Dublin, he knows Ireland, it’s history and attractions. The staff at Optimum, Sarah and Mary, were also very helpful and professional. They answered my emails at all hours of the day and offered helpful information on accommodations, etc. If you are on the fence about whether to get a driver for Ireland, trust me! You will be so glad you did!
We booked Optimum Chauffer Drive
without knowing a great deal about them- except for the reviews on Trip Advisor
. They could not have made our trip more enjoyable and we heartily recommend them to all. They were knowledgeable, patient and always on time. They were more than willing to share their knowledge and make great suggestions. Sarah Laws, the person who we contacted and dealt with, got back to us immediately, regardless of the day of the week or time of the day. She really is amazing. Micheal, our driver knew so much. We had a little 8 month old child with us, and he was never thrown, even when she let it be known that she no longer wanted to be in the car. By the way, the vehicle easily and comfortably held all of us— 6 adults and a baby.
It was a beautiful, sunny day. There were four of us, and Frank the driver as we headed out for what turned out to be one of the highlights of our whirlwind trip to Dublin. We had some idea of what we wanted to see (thanks to Mary at the Optimum office
and her prompt and informative responses!), but we mostly left our Wicklow tour in Franks capable hands and had quite the day. Jam packed with sights, some history lessons and lots of humour, along with a great lunch at Johnnie Fox’s pub (you could spend hours just in there alone) our day was truly fabulous and we have memories to last a lifetime (along with tons of beautiful photos). I would do this again in a heartbeat.