General Travel Information

Brack Tours work directly with you the client if you are contacting Brack Tours about planning a group tour we recommend that you have a one group leader or organizer. 

This group leader or organizer when then be the point of contact for Brack Tours and members of your group and will liaise directly with your own Tour Planner/Travel Specialist. 

To help the process along when you first send us an enquiry about the group below is some of the information we require:- 

  • What locations in Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland would you like to include in your visit?? 
  • How long would you like your vacation/tour to last?? 
  • How many members will be joining you?? 
  • Regarding the members of your group is there particular interest or activity that is bringing you to Ireland or Scotland?? e.g Music, Sightseeing, Family History etc 
  • Where will you be travelling from in the US and will it be one location or multiple locations?? 
  • What type of Accommodations would you be interested in staying in?? (we recommend a mix of Hotels, B&B’s, Manor Houses or even a Castle) 

At Brack Tours, we always think that its best to book any aspect of your travel plans to Ireland as far in advance as possible. Due to the fact that the further in advance that you book the more likely it is that we will be able to secure your reservations at the best hotels & sought after visitor attractions. If you wish to travel in the months of May-September please note that this is the high season in Ireland and we would recommend that you book 11-12 months in advance. 

We are delighted to work with a number of airlines who provide group airfare to Ireland & Scotland. For most group airfare we require a minimum of 10 passengers travelling on the same round-trip itinerary.

Your initial $300.00 deposit will secure you a seat for our group airfares, and the second part payment that you provide us will allow for the airfare (in most cases) to be paid.

The deposit amount will also guarantee your base airfare at time of registration until 120-130 days prior to departure. Tax and fuel are subject to change until paid in full and tickets have been issued. 

On all our coach tours you are permitted to bring one piece of luggage and one carry-on bag per person. With most group tours porterage between the coach and your hotel room is included unless stated otherwise.

Travel documents will be shipped approximately 21 days prior to departure. Provided full payment has been received. If documents are required earlier than 21 days due passengers are leaving home in advance of the tour booked, we need sufficient notice to arrange for early delivery by regular service. Late bookings will incur an express service delivery charge.

When dealing with the hotels listed on any group tour, chauffeur package or self-drive package we will notify the hotel if any dietary requests have been brought to our attention and will notify each of the included properties of this.

We also send any dietary requests to any evening entertainment venues or dinners so an alternative option can be provided. e,g Taylors Three Rock. We cannot guarantee all requests and it is a good idea to double-check with your tour director or at the hotel, you are staying in. 

(all requests need to be provided prior to your arrival in Ireland or Scotland.) 

Each tour is different and sometimes depends on the number provided by the group leader. On average groups, tours can be anything from 20 passengers right up to 48 passengers depending on the type of group package. However, if you are on a small group tour or family tour with Brack Tours the amount of passengers ranges from 15-25. 

Travellers from the United States, Canada and European Union Countries do not need a visa to enter Ireland, Northern Ireland or Scotland with vacations or tours that last shorter than 90 days.

If you hold a passport which is issued from a different country e.g. Turkey or Brazil or plan on staying longer than 90 days, please check with your local embassy. 

Travelling on a group tour or organizing your own group to travel with Brack Tours allows you the flexibility to discover Ireland, Northern Ireland & Scotland at your own pace and will include your interests and must-sees while discovering these beautiful countries. 

A group tour also lets you take advantage at a lower cost per person as with hotel reservations you will receive a group rate which in most cases is better than the online rate and it will also divide the costs of vehicle hire and tour director between a group of 10+ people.

We always only require a minimum deposit for groups usually $500.00 per group and this will allow you time to prompt the tour and to gain interest from potential participants.