Booking an adventure trip to Ireland is a big deal and we know that you probably have loads of questions. Please find below the most frequently asked questions by our guests.
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You can pay for your trip in full or secure your place by paying a deposit. We use a secure booking system Checkfront and accept all major credit cards. If you would prefer to pay by a different method we can arrange this for you.
Some countries require a VISA to enter Ireland. The list of countries whose citizens do not require a VISA to enter Ireland is defined in the Immigration Act 2004 (Visas) Order 2011 (SI 146 of 2011).
For your Wild Atlantic Way tour and all other adventure tours of Ireland, we strongly recommend that you take out comprehensive travel insurance.
This should cover cancellations, medical expenses, personal luggage, money, personal accident and public liability. Overland Ireland accepts no responsibility for loss or personal damage to personal belongings or liability for personal injury or death.
Your fully guided tour can be paid for in full when you book, or you can pay a deposit of 25% of the tour price. The remainder must be paid 30 days in advance of your trip.
Because we know that paying for extras is a pain, we don’t charge any credit card charges.
Overland Tours Ireland has small group sizes which suits the independent traveller. Small group tours are an excellent way to see the best Ireland has to offer and meet like-minded guests. So as long as you don’t mind sharing with someone of the same gender, you can avoid your single supplement.
Prices are based on guests sharing. If you want your own room, there is an additional charge – single supplement. The amount will depend on the tour you book and is payable to the guide on arrival. We keep the single supplement as low as possible, but we do have to charge it because single occupancy rooms are more expensive per person.
Ultimate Tour of Ireland (Jewel Tour):
The Grand Tour (Jewel Tour):
Wild West & North Tour (Jewel Tour):
Spectacular South and West Tour (Jewel Tour):
The Grand Tour (Zest Tour):
South and West Skellig Michael Experience (Zest Tour):
Spectacular South and West Tour (Zest Tour):
Ultimate Tour of Ireland (Jewel Tour): €450
The Grand Tour (Jewel Tour): €325
Wild West & North Tour (Jewel Tour): €275
Spectacular South and West Tour (Jewel Tour): €230
The Grand Tour (Zest Tour): €325
South and West Skellig Michael Experience (Zest Tour): €375
Spectacular South and West Tour (Zest Tour): €230
Dietary requirements are catered for in most restaurants throughout Ireland. If you let us know in advance, we can do research on your behalf and recommend the perfect restaurants for you.
We will also require this information to pass onto the guesthouses along the Wild Atlantic Way. Please advise our team when you book a trip.
Overland Tour Ireland attracts and welcomes all types of travelers. We have friends, solo guests as well as couples and siblings.
By the end of the first day everyone has gotten to know each other. This is the beauty of small group tours of Ireland.
Our adventure activities are suitable for every age and fitness levels. Our instructors are trained to adapt the activities to the ability of the group. Guests have the freedom to opt in and out of all activities along the way.
Remember it is your tour of Ireland and you must enjoy it from start to finish. So if something isn’t your cup of tea then take a break, read a book or go and explore the area. An adventure holiday is more than activities. It is about going off the beaten track and experiencing new things.
We always try to keep the driving to a minimum, so that our guests have time to explore towns and villages. Your guide will arm you with restaurant recommendations, where to find the ‘craic’ and the best pint each evening.
At the end of the day it’s your adventure tour. You decide if you want to eat with the group or just chill in front of a turf fire.
Yes, all our small group tours of Ireland are 100% guaranteed.
Your Irish holiday should be leisurely and relaxed so we are quite flexible when it comes to the daily activities and the places we visit.
If there is something on your bucket list along the route we will try our best to fit it in. However, accommodation during the summer months are set in stone.
Starts and ends opposite Abigails Hostel, 7-9 Aston Quay, Dublin 2
Starts and ends opposite Abigails Hostel, 7-9 Aston Quay, Dublin 2.
Starts opposite Abigails Hostel, 7-9 Aston Quay, Dublin 2. The tour ends in Galway City. Coach transport is included in your tour price to Dublin City or Dublin Airport. You can decide your time when you start your tour.
Start your tour from Galway City, at St. Jude’s Lodge on College Road. This tour ends opposite Abigails Hostel, 7-9 Aston Quay, Dublin 2.
Our adventure tours do not include transfers to and from Aston Quay to the airport.
We can arrange this for you upon request. Please contact our office for more information [email protected]
Airport transfers are not included in the price however, there are plenty of taxis (cost about €20-€25), or passengers can get a bus for (cost about €6-€8). Arranging your airport pick up and drop off is always better arranged in advance as ad-hoc prices could be higher.
For our custom tours, airport pickups and drop-offs can be arranged.
This depends on the number of bookings and what vehicle is available for that tour. We have 12 & 16 seater vehicles. There will be a maximum of 15 guests on every tour unless a private group tour has been arranged.
We like to keep numbers small for a better experience. We can then provide authentic Irish guesthouse accommodation and individual attention to provide a more personal experience. Our aim is to give guests an experience of a life time while on tour with Overland Ireland.
The Euro is the currency of the Republic of Ireland. ATMs and banks are widely available. Your Overland Tour Ireland guide will make sure everyone has the time to take money out or exchange money when needed.
Most shops and restaurants accept debit and credit cards but it is advised to always carry a small amount of cash when you visit small locally owned pubs and shops. If your tour brings you to Northern Ireland, you will need to have Sterling.
As little as possible. Journeys between each destination are relatively short so that we can spend as much time exploring and doing exciting adventure activities as possible.
However, in order to get off the beaten track and to start your Irish tour we need to cover some ground to get to the West Coast and of course get back to Dublin.
The current Overland fleet consists of very comfortable mini coaches. The Overvans are small vehicles which means that we can explore locations off the beaten track, small country lanes and remote valleys and mountains.
All our vehicles are quiet and comfortable with plenty of space. Overland adventure tours Ireland have WIFI on board all vehicles.
We stay in locally run, highly-recommended guesthouses along the Wild Atlantic Way. Each guesthouse on your adventure tour has been carefully sourced and tested to suit all of our guests. A full Irish breakfast is provided each morning to set you up for a day on tour.
If you are customizing your own tour, we can provide all types of accommodation from luxury castles to self catering cottages.
All accommodation have ensuite facilities.
Overland Ireland operates a strict no smoking policy in all of our vehicles. Smoking is illegal in all enclosed places of work in Ireland. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars, restaurants and company vehicles (cars and vans). The ban was introduced by the Tobacco Smoking (Prohibition) Regulations 2003. During your Irish tour we will have plenty of breaks where you can light up a cigarette.
Packing for a trip is never easy and we fully understand that you want to bring as much as possible on your tour of Ireland.
However, we would kindly ask you to keep your luggage to a medium suit case or a 70L backpack plus a day pack not larger than 25L.
Adventure tours Ireland advices people to travel light but a few essentials are needed.
In Ireland we are known to experience all 4 seasons in one day. The best way to dress here is to bring plenty of light layers.
In Restaurants in Ireland you normally tip 10% if you are happy with the service. If you get a drink in the pub tipping is not required on your Wild Atlantic Way tour.
You are not obligated to, but it is nice to tip your driver guide if you had a great time on your Irish adventure tour.
Any cancellation must be notified in writing by the person who made the booking.
If you cancel your holiday:
We know that you cannot live without your favorite gadgets on holidays. During the tour you will need to charge your phone, camera and other electrical goods.
For your tour of Ireland, you need a three pin plug, with square pins, just like in the UK. Your guide will have some on tour for you to purchase if necessary. You can also charge your phone in the vehicle if you bring your USB connection with you.
Yes, our clients do need to move their own luggage, however, just give the tour-guide a shout if you need a hand.
Overland Tours Ireland includes more than most other companies, which makes our tours worry free. At the end of the day, your only worry will be what you will spend on lunch, dinners and maybe a well-deserved ice cream after one of our great activities.
Transport with WIFI onboard
Loads of laughs!
Select guesthouse accommodation
Great Irish Breakfast each morning
Expert friendly tour guide
Entrance fees - Many tourist attractions and National Parks
All activities – (except Kite-Surfing and Horseback Riding are optional)
All taxes and charges