Specialized Travel Services has been in business since 1974 but unofficially it began much before that. The company is part of the Cronin Travel Group, owned & operated by the Cronin Family; in addition to STS, the Cronin Family own and operate Cronins Coaches, Dermot Cronin Motors, and Select Hotels of Ireland, a collection of independently owned hotels.
The Cronin family travel legacy began in 1957 with Dermot Cronin’s operation of a taxi hire service in Cork City using an American Hudson. Today Cronins operates over 50 vehicles of all sizes and is one of Ireland’s largest and longest-running coach companies with many awards and recognitions. With our own fleet of over 50 vehicles, we ensure the highest standard of transportation as these are operated by our sister company Cronins Coaches.
Our Head Office is based in Dublin and our reservations office is in Cork. In 1996, we opened a full time office in New York under the leadership of Director Derry Cronin to better work with the North American trade.
The Cronin Team employs a staff of over 75 people, many who have been with the company for over 20 years. Our team are very committed to offering the very best that Ireland has to offer & dedicated to making sure all of our clients have the most memorable Emerald Isle experience. We are proud of the fact that we are very much a family run operation where individual attention is given to all our clients.
We believe in a building a personal relationship with all our clients so that we can offer you not only our knowledge & advice, but also our 24 hour support while clients are traveling. Rest assured that from the first call to returning home, our clients’ well-being is our number one priority.
It’s often said that in in Ireland there are no strangers, only friends you have not met. And why? Simply because it is true. Ireland is a country best known and loved for its people; so when planning a trip, make your first call to a company known for its people!
When you choose an Irish Tour Company to work with, you need confidence that they understand your needs, they know the product, and they are going to give you the very best that Ireland has to offer at a competitive price. We at Specialized Travel Service are confident that we can do exactly this, we understand the process in planning a Conference, an Incentive trip, a Group Tour, or an Independent traveler program. Our long term successful partnerships with the travel trade in Ireland enable us to match the most suitable product at excellent prices.
The Specialized Travel Services Team offers 60 years of Travel Expertise on custom Ireland tours. The Cronin family ensures the highest level of personal customer service and a dedication to our competitive quality product. We are an energetic and enthusiastic team that are very passionate about Ireland.
With offices in Dublin, Cork & New York City, we guarantee personal service prior to tour departure, and a very special ‘Cead Mile Failte,’ 100,000 welcomes, upon arrival in the Emerald Isle. While traveling, have the peace of mind of 24 hour back up of a local company.
We have strong and long-term successful partnerships with the best of Ireland’s properties and attractions throughout the country thereby ensuring the best value at a competitive price. Our experienced and knowledgeable team on the ground has an unrivalled product knowledge ensuring a perfect match for your customized tour. We work closely with our own driver’s and use their on the ground knowledge in developing the best tour itineraries for our clients
We are on the of the most experience companies when it comes to creating itineraries for cruise ship clientele. With offices near the main ports of Dublin and Cork, our Irish staff can tailor an on-shore itinerary around Ireland. Visit our Website for cruise ship excursions.
We have many years of experience in organizing meeting and incentive Corporate travel to Ireland and know that creative programs and attention to detail are vital. We oversee each program from development to execution to follow up, including Venue Selection and On Site Management.
Our Sister Company Cronins Coaches been awarded Coach Tour Operator 2016-2017, which recognizes service, stability & commitment within the Irish transport industry. For almost six decades, Cronins Coaches has been ensuring the highest standard of quality in transportation in Ireland. A fleet of over 50 vehicles includes private cars, minivans and full size coaches, ensuring safe transportation in comfort & style. Your personal chauffeur driver is also a certified Irish guide so you are guaranteed high performance and professional service. All of our custom tours include time for photo stops, lunch and shopping – we aim to create a personal balanced tour so that you are never more than 2 hours driving.
Specialized Travel Services have very competitive rates with our suppliers in Ireland to fit every budget & demographic. Indulge on an authentic 5* Castle Stay, or enjoy an Irish welcome in a Country Manor home; for larger groups we also offer exclusive private rentals.
We are a member of the Irish Tour Operators Association (ITOA), which include a limited number of leading companies that operate incoming travel and tours to the island of Ireland and provide value-add services that require expert knowledge.
“You did a GREAT JOB with our large group. I must say our driver Phillip Smith was outstanding. He is first of all, a gentleman. He is an astute historian, which greatly added to the trip. He balanced his suggestions with our desires very well. Phillip was always looking to do the little extras for us. He was like a part of the family. We absolutely loved Dromoland Castle and would have liked to stay there a week. Kids did falconry, go karts, pool. Again, thank you for enriching our lives.”
- Andy Y
‘We just got back from a 2 week trip organized by STS. We had family for one week and friends for the second week. WOW! What a memory they created. The team was on hand locally to make sure all planned activities went off without a hitch; so creative & unique! We will most certainly revisit and recommend STS as a truly Class A Tour Company! To keep 22 people continually surprised is no small feat. All of our guests were so thrilled & enjoyed the best customized trip ever!”
- Allyson N
Company Name: Specialised Travel Services Location: Ireland Reg #: 48828. Address: 80 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin