Are there any Extra Fees ontop of the listed price?
No, all additional taxes are within the listed price. Please see your chosen tour’s details for what is not included to consider any additional costs for you such as snacks, postcards, etc.. Example: Our guided walking tour at the Giant’s Causeway follows the free public access road. An entrance fee of £10.50 per person is charged should you wish to pass through the visitor centre.
Do I need to show my receipt to the guide/driver?
How much does it cost to do a bespoke private tour?
Due to the many options in tailoring a tour specially for you. We will advise & provide the latest up to date information for your personal tour along with our best price. Please contact us to discuss your preferred dates, places to visit & things to see & do.
What should I wear for a tour?
It is recommended to have a sturdy pair of broken-in hiking/trail shoes or boots, or strong training shoes/sneakers. Wear whatever is comfortable, it is preferable to dress in layers with clothing that you can remove or add as necessary. Waterproofs are essential in our changeable weather yet also bring sunscreen in the hope that the sun shines.
– It is possible to get all four seasons in one day!
What should I bring with me on the tour?
Simply a big smile a sense of adventure & definitely a camera.
Quality glass-bottled water, tea & good ‘real’ coffee is provided on board (that is available at stops).
Your chosen tour may not be all-inclusive so consider bringing a packed lunch although there will be recommended cafes & coffee shops en route. You may wish to bring additional snacks with you.
What is the cancellation policy?
If a confirmed booking is cancelled at any time, the following charges will apply:
- At any time: 50% of total tour price
- Less than 14 days notice: 75% of total tour price
- Less than 7 days notice: 100% of total tour price
It is recommended that you have suitable travel insurance to cover any losses that may arise from cancellations.
Do I need a reservation or can I just show up?
A reservation is definitely required to guarantee your place on all tours. Reservations help us determine the numbers to ensure that our small group tours remain manageable & therefore more enjoyable. It also allows us to notify you of any changes or anything that could affect your tour.
Will a tour be cancelled due to bad weather?
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing”
Please heed Billy’s quote & dress for the conditions because unless there is an extreme weather event all tours will go ahead. It is warm, comfortable & dry inside the van, we may spend less time at particularly exposed stops if the weather dictates.
Many sites & locations look even more dramatic & arguably better on wet & stormy days!
What weather and climate should I expect?
We locals discuss the weather everyday due to it’s changeability!
We have a Maritime Climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. This means a mild climate without seasonal temperature extremes. This is despite being on roughly the same latitude as central Canada & Siberia!
However, we are on the North Coast of Ireland & exposed to the prevailing westerly winds off the North Atlantic Ocean that bring winds & the rain.
June, July and August can be the warmest months, pushing a whopping 20°C (68°F) usually with a sea breeze. December, January & February being the colder months, but with temperatures rarely dipping below freezing, yet generally having more frequent storms.
The general rule is this: Winter – horizontal rain. Summer – vertical rain & sometimes sun!
The rules appear to be changing regarding the rain seasonally with April 2017 the lowest rainfall on record with the early summer months generally being the driest.
The height of summer provides 16+ daylight hours with long bright evenings with sunset after 10pm!