Accommodation and Transportation
We class a group from 15+ members as this is when we start to receive group discounted rates from the hotels etc however in some cases we do receive a lower rate for smaller groups of 5-14 members.
No tips or gratuity is not included within the price of the tour package. However it is customary to show gratitude to your tour director or driver-guide for a job well done and is completely discretionary between the client and the tour director or driver-guide.
Below are the recommended amounts to tip per day:-
Tour Directors or Driver Guides: $7.00 – $10.00 per person per day
Guided Walking Tours: $2.00 – $3.00 per person
While visiting restaurants tipping is discretionary between the restaurant/bar staff however this is sometimes added to the bill and may vary from 10%-15% for a service charge be sure to check the bill before providing an additional tip.
Our Tour Directors & Driver Guides are required to follow regulations put in place by the European Union for the total amount of hours per day they may drive.
Breaks have to be also included and need to be taken when required.
Also, these regulations affect the number of days they may work in a row and a relief driver will be provided.
As of such tour directors and driver-guides are only allowed to work for 8 consecutive hours per day of transferring and touring.
Firstly we would like to stress that hotel rooms in Ireland are smaller than hotels rooms found in the U.S.
Our options are as follows:-
Double Room – One bed for two people (these rooms usually have one Queen Sized beds. King beds are only on a request basis and may not be guaranteed).
Twin Room – Two separate beds (this can be two single beds or two double beds or one single & one double each hotel may vary).
Single Rooms – One Bed for one person (this will usually be a double room assigned for sole occupancy).
Triple Rooms – Two beds to Sleep Three People – (when possible this will be a double room with 1 double bed and 1 single bed or in rare cases this can be 3 single beds or 2 double beds and 1 single bed)
Breakfast is included daily at your accommodation (unless otherwise stated). With most group tours we include dinner on the first night of your stay at each hotel property (unless stated otherwise on the Itinerary or our website).
Most Hotels will have modern accessories, although specific accessories will vary per hotel. We recommend you check the hotel website for details or ask a member of our travel team.
When you have decided to proceed with your self-drive package, you can request to have a Sat Nav or GPS added to your booking which will be payable locally on the day of collection of your car rental.