Coach Tour FAQ’s

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• Do you sell optional tours?

No – in Ireland and Britain our tour directors spend their time looking after you rather than being sales people, so you can enjoy a pleasant and interesting travel experience. We include daily sightseeing programs and many dinner/shows in your tour.

• Are prices guaranteed?

MyHoliday Ireland guarantees that no increase in Euro land costs will occur, once you have paid the deposit for your tour. Paying early is your protection against international currency fluctuations.

• What travel documents do I need to visit Ireland or Britain?

Overseas customers should have a current Passport (Non-EEA customers should check whether a holiday visa is required with their local Irish and/or British Embassy/Consulate). If you are hiring a car in Ireland, you need a current driver’s license which is valid under the car rental company’s terms and conditions of rental. A credit card imprint is always needed for car rental bookings.

• How much luggage can I take?

On coach tours, one piece of luggage and a carry-on bag per person is permitted. (We provide a carry-on back pack for coach tour clients.) Self-drive clients need to consider the limited boot capacity of the car rental and soft-sided luggage is easier to stow. Airlines have their own regulations and some carriers charge for any checked baggage.

• How early can I check into the hotel on day of arrival?

You may check into rooms between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, depending on the hotel policy. If you arrive in Britain or Ireland early in the day, this can mean a wait at the hotel when the hotel has been heavily booked the night before. Or you may use this time to take a walk, have a snack or do a little exploring.

• What about travel times on a coach tour?

Morning departure time depends on the itinerary to be covered on any particular day. In Britain departures are 8:00 am to 8:30 am, while in Ireland the coach usually leaves at 8:30 am to 9:00 am. Arrival at the next hotel is usually between 4:00 and 5:00 pm. There are exceptions depending on local conditions.

• What’s a typical coach touring day?

We want you to see as much of the country you are visiting as possible without spending all of your time on the coach. We generally incorporate a sightseeing feature each morning and afternoon. And there are breaks at two-hour intervals or less so that you may stretch your legs, purchase a snack or lunch, take photos, smoke and avail of restrooms.

• What is a table d’hôte dinner?

It’s a 4- or 5-course meal with a choice of appetizers, soups, entrees and desserts. Most hotels feature a good assortment of red and white meats, fish and vegetarian foods. If you have certain tastes or dietary restrictions, ask the restaurant for what you need.

• How much money do I need to carry?

As most components of your tour have been prepaid, you will need money for lunch each day and dinners when you have an evening at leisure. Are you an avid shopper? Do you like a cocktail in the evening? These costs are up to you. Also, it is customary to tip your guide and driver at the end of the tour. Use credit cards and ATMs to avoid carrying a lot of cash.

• Would a coach tour be suitable for a honeymoon trip?

After arranging a wedding, many newly-married couples choose our programs as they are happy to have their honeymoon planned for them.

• Are there any free days for activities?

All of our tours are carefully planned with attractive sightseeing every day. However, on tours with 2-night stays, you may choose not to travel on a day tour and pursue your own interests.

• Can I combine a coach tour with a self-drive program or with a second coach tour?

Many of our coach tours are ideally suited for combining and we offer a discount on the second tour. If you want a self-drive holiday (available in Ireland only), consider taking a short coach tour to familiarise yourself with Ireland and its local rules of the road.

• Do children travel on coach tours?

Children over the age of 8 years are permitted to travel on coach tours – under 8s are not allowed. Those aged 8 to 18 are charged 90% of the full adult rate.

 

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