Private tours

Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle, north Wales

Dragon Tours specialises in tailor-made, private tours of Wales, with our flexibility meaning we’re delighted to help our clients enjoy visits to the rest of the UK, Ireland and even continental Europe.

The aim is to take all the pressure out of the transport and navigation during your visit, giving you the services of a hugely experienced driver-guide and a comfortable vehicle.

Dr Mike Davies, the owner and operator of Dragon Tours, has planned and provided hundreds of private tours of Wales, the UK, Ireland and Europe since he started the business in the early 1990s.

While our private tours can, of course, take in more than one country, try the following dedicated pages to read more about:

By their very nature, the private tours vary enormously in the way they’re provided.

For example, a private tour can simply be a day tour for an individual, couple or small group whereby Dragon Tours meets you at your chosen point (typically a city centre hotel or railway station), takes you on a tour of the general area and then returns you to your destination at the end of the day.

At the other end of the scale, a private tour can be for an extended period (even multiple weeks) with visits to numerous destinations, perhaps in more than one country.

Accommodation can be arranged at a wide range of different styles and levels of comfort, activities can be included, as can specialist services such as genealogical advice and help.

Contact us for bookings and for more information on our private tours.

Our tours attract visitors with wide-ranging requirements and expectations, just some examples being:

Private tours tracing ancestral links

Many of our clients have ancestral links to Wales and other parts of Britain and Ireland.

For visitors who wish to learn more about their ancestors, the private tours are a perfect way to visit, whether genealogy is the main focus of the visit or a bonus part of it.

Over the years Mike has helped many, many families discover where their ancestors lived, worked and worshipped and has aided them in finding official documentation to enhance their family history knowledge.

For more information about our genealogy tours and services, please visit our genealogy page or contact us.

Private tours for small groups of family and friends

Our private tours also appeal to people who like to drive themselves in a private, family group but don’t want to drive on the ‘wrong side of the road’, or worry about navigating very narrow roads with unfamiliar road signs and place names.

When the cost of hiring a minivan with insurance and fuel costs is compared with our private tours for a small family/friends group, many people are very pleased to hear that ‒ for a very similar price ‒ you can get the vehicle with a driver guide included.

Touring away from the herd

Our tours also appeal to people who don’t want to tour in a large group, or who can’t find a tour itinerary that visits all the places they want to see.

Mount Snowdon
Mount Snowdon

Large coach tours are very limited as to where they can go and stay.

Some of the best places to see in Wales, Britain and Ireland are ‘off the beaten track’ in locations where larger vehicles cannot navigate.

The only places that big group tours can stay in tend to be in larger towns and cities, where there are big hotels.

Our private tours use vehicles that can navigate the small byways and visit all the little-known attractions.

We can base ourselves in tiny villages, historic towns and big cities, and stay in family run B&Bs and farms, small hotels, country houses… as well as the five-star resorts.

Mixed group tours of Wales

If you prefer to travel with other people on a set itinerary, we offer group tours of Wales as an alternative to our private tours.

Private tours for any other reason

We can’t stress the point strongly enough… our private tours are totally flexible, so please contact us with your specific requirements or for an informal consultation about options.