We recommend that you read through the following information before booking your tour. You’ll learn more about driving in Ireland and Northern Ireland, what the tour includes, the accommodation, and other useful information for your travels.
ABOUT OUR SELF-DRIVE TOURS
This is a self-drive tour, which means you will follow a detailed and personalised itinerary during your road trip in Ireland and Northern Ireland. No dedicated driver or tour guide is included. All accommodation, rental vehicle, and other planned activities or added services will be pre-booked by Nordic Visitor (as specified in the itinerary).
As this is a self-drive tour, you are welcome to stop when and where you wish on your drive. Except for accommodation and booked activities, other highlights listed in the itinerary are suggestions based on Nordic Visitor favourites.
ACCOMMODATION AND ROOM TYPE
Our team of local travel experts carefully selects hotels, B&Bs and guesthouses around the country based on excellent ratings, personal experience and comfort. In Ireland, whilst room sizes may vary, generally our room types are based on European standard sizes, which means they might be smaller than in North America.
Twin, triple and family rooms are not commonly available in Ireland. Please contact us for booking assistance if that is something you would like.
Due to the historic nature of some of the properties we select, it’s good to be aware that sometimes rooms are only accessible by going up stairs, with no lifts available. Please contact us if you are not able to walk up stairs.
SAFE DRIVING IN IRELAND
The roads in Ireland and Northern Ireland are usually in good conditions all year long and are renowned for their road trip worthiness. Please be aware that motorists drive on the left side of the road (and on the right side of the car).
If you are not used to driving on the left, we highly recommend choosing a vehicle with automatic transmission for your road trip. And should you prefer a manual transmission vehicle, keep in mind that you will need to shift gears with your left hand (floor pedals are the same).
Drivers will also have to get used to the narrower roads of Ireland as well as the rural single-track roads with passing places. Other hazards may include animals on the road, so always be careful.
SAFETY & WEATHER CONDITIONS
Please note that sightseeing and transport is dependent on weather and road conditions and might need to be altered if these are not favourable. This includes ferries and drives. If an emergency occurs, you can call our 24-hour helpline to speak directly with a Nordic Visitor staff member.
All bookings are charged in Euros (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 with Nordic Visitor, 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 holiday.
Your travel consultant will provide you with details about your booking and any remaining payments (if not paid in full). You will also receive more information about what to expect during your holiday.