FAQ

Please review our FAQ's

General

What days do the tours run?

The tours run on whatever day suits you.


Can we book a group tour?

Yes.

Please let us know your requirements by contacting us at info@walkingtoursdublin.ie

We will revert quickly to discuss.

It’s often helpful if you were to leave a contact email address and number.


Does the tour include an actual visits to key sites?

Your tour will visit important sites as agreed on booking. Due to time restrictions however, the tour will not bring you inside some of the key attractions as each would take over one hour. For example while we will visit Trinity College, in general we will not visit The Book of Kells, unless it is part of a scheduled tour. Neither will we go into to St Patrick’s Cathedral. Each can be visited separately.


What is the maximum number on a tour?

We try to keep numbers on each tour to a maximum of 20 persons. For health and safety reasons, tours above this number will contain an additional guide. This also ensures that individuals can ask questions en route and fully engage with the guide.


How long do the tours last?.

Tours are as follows;

Half day 10am-12.30-1pm and 2pm-4.30pm

Full day 10am-4.30pm (lunch break 1.45pm-2pm)

Times are flexible and will reflect the needs of the group.


What are the tour times?

Tours are are very flexible.

Morning tours normally run from 10am to 1pm

Afternoon tours normally run from 2pm to 5pm.

Each tour lasts about 2.5-3 hours.


What you need to know about our tour guides.

All guides on the English speaking tours are Irish and are native English speakers. All are qualified ” Failte Ireland”  guides. All have an extensive knowlege of the history, culture and traditions of Dublin city and it’s environs.  All are mature persons whose knowledge and life experience will enrich your understanding ofDublin city.


Payment

Can I book online?

Group tours are NOT booked online. Please send your enquiry to info@walkingtoursdublin.ie

Kevin will then contact you to discuss tour specific needs and interests in detail and a tailor tour will be be arranged.

 

 


How much does a tour cost?

Tour cost is determined by it’s length (full day or half day), numbers attending and the specifiic sites visited.

Please contact Kevin at info@walkingtoursdublin.ie


Can I just turn up on the day and pay?

No.

All private tours are booked in advanced.

 


When is full payment due?

Full payment is due on the day before the tour commences.


Is a deposit required?

No.

Groups can pay the agreed amount on the day.


Rain Checks

What happens if the weather is too bad?

In Ireland, there is no such thing as bad weather. Just inappropriate clothing! We strongly encourage everyone to wear comfortable walking shoes and light rain gear.

We commit to do the tours in all weather. In the rare event where in the view of the tour guide the weather conditions make it dangerous to continue the tour, we will either take a break until it’s safe to recommence or we will defer the tour to a later date.


What should I wear / bring?

Wear comfortable walking shoes. No high heals!!.                                                                                                                                         The weather in Dublin can vary greatly between bright sunshine and frequent showers. Because of this we always advise to wear warm clothing and a rainproof jacket. Umbrellas are not encouraged as it restricts the view of your fellow traveller.


Requirements

Tours in German, French, Russian?

Yes, we can organise this.

We will however need advance notice.

Let us know your requirements by contacting us at info@walkingtoursdublin.ie

We will revert quickly to discuss.

It’s helpful if you leave a number where we can contact you.


Is there a comfort stop during the tour?.

Yes.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          On every half day tour there is one15- 20 minute coffee/comfort stop.  On every full day tour thereis one 15-20 minute coffee/comfort stop and lunch.  Urgent cases will of course be provided for!


Where do the tours begin?

Tours will begin as arranged.

This can be at your hotel (if it is central), oroutside the main gate (arch) of the Trinity College.