We recommend that you read carefully through the following section before booking this small guided group tour in Ireland. It includes important information and what you can expect during the tour, regarding accommodation, the tour guide, and more. You’ll also find more practical advice and attraction recommendations in our online Ireland Travel Guide.
AGE & PARTICIPATION
Please note that this tour is not recommended for families with young children. As the legal drinking age in Ireland is 18, those aged 17 and under will not take part in the distillery tour.
OUR NORDIC VISITOR GUIDES
This tour package includes the professional service of an experienced Irish tour guide, who will drive you around Ireland. They will offer their local knowledge and share hidden gems and stories with you along the way. The guide will also act as the logistical organiser for the group, ensuring that everything is running smoothly and that you’re having a good time during your holiday.
If you join a Nordic Visitor small group tour, you will get a personal experience of Ireland. As an expert and a local, your tour guide will be a valuable resource for questions about local customs, language, food and other practical travel information.
There will be one guide per tour, who will drive and lead the tour aboard a comfortable, high-quality mini-bus.
Our team of Ireland travel experts carefully selects hotels, B&Bs, and guesthouses around the country based on excellent ratings, personal experience and comfort.
Due to the historic nature of the properties included in the tour, room sizes and views may vary. Please note that in Ireland room types are based on European standard sizes, which means they are smaller than in North America.
Many of the rooms can only be accessed by stairs and none of the properties have elevators. Triple rooms are not available for this tour, only single and double rooms. Please contact us for booking assistance if your group contains 3 or more people.
FOOD & DRINK
A daily breakfast buffet is included at the accommodation during your stay. You will also enjoy 5 included dinners, as per the package inclusions (drinks are not included). They will usually include either a set dinner menu or a dinner buffet with a good variety of local fresh ingredients.
Please notify your travel consultant in advance of any dietary restrictions or allergies.
Other meals are not included, but the guide will make sure to stop along the way for you to pick up snacks, drinks and lunch.
This tour is by mini-bus and so, to ensure comfortable seating for everyone, there is a limit to the size and amount of luggage you can bring. Each guest is allowed 1 large suitcase or bag, which can be stored in the back of the van, and 1 smaller item (e.g., a small backpack or day bag) for daily essentials.
The guidance size for the large bag is no more than 158 cm (62 inches), when the length, width and height is added together. It should also not exceed more than 20 kg (44 pounds). Unfortunately carry-on suitcases (cabin bags) are too large to store inside the van in the overhead racks.
If you have any questions about luggage, your Nordic Visitor travel consultant will be able to assist you.
FITNESS & ACTIVITY LEVEL
Please note that this tour includes walking at some of the sightseeing stops. This means you need to be prepared and able to walk between 1-3 kilometres (up to 2 miles) on certain days. You also need to be able to carry your own luggage when boarding the bus each day.
Please note that the tour programme is dependent upon weather conditions. That means that your itinerary may need to be altered if these conditions aren’t favourable during your visit. In the case of major changes to the itinerary, you will be notified and we will do our best to make sure that your experience is not be affected.
CUSTOMISING YOUR TOUR
As you’ll be travelling as part of a guided group tour, your itinerary for this portion of your trip is set. But you can still customise other parts of your package.
For instance, you could add extra nights in Dublin before or after the guided portion of your trip. This will give you more time to explore the Irish capital city at your own pace. You can add these additional days while booking your package online.
You might also like to add optional excursions and day trips to your itinerary.
All bookings are billed in Euro (EUR). Prices displayed in other currencies are indicative only and based on the daily exchange rate. Therefore, conversions from EUR to other currencies will fluctuate from day to day.
AFTER BOOKING WITH NORDIC VISITOR
After booking your package online, you will be contacted within 2 business days by one of our travel consultants. They will serve as your dedicated contact person for all your travel needs before, during and even after your trip.
At that time, they’ll confirm the availability of your tour. Then the booking process starts, which may take a few weeks. Once this is done, your travel consultant will provide you with all the details of your trip. You will also receive more information about what to expect during your trip.