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Are Bespoke Ireland Tours PrivateTours?
Bespoke Ireland Tours only offer exclusive private tours. Our chauffeur guides are some of Irelands finest tour guides and we provide a service that is customer focused. We see Ireland your way, in your time frame and that is why we exclusively offer private tours of Ireland. We specialise in couples or groups of up to 6 people, however, we will also cater for larger groups upon request. How much do our tours cost ? Bespoke Ireland Tours customise every tour and prices vary depending on a variety of requests. These include Tour Length / Group Size / Accommodation Style.
- Luxury private vehicle and knowledgeable local Chauffeur guide for the duration of your tour.
- The freedom to modify our suggested itinerary to better suit your expectations or time restrictions*
- Full transfer back to your desired Dublin location
What would daily costs in Ireland be in addition to the tour costs?
Daily costs will vary depending on individual cases however a rough guide would be as follows…
Meals – Breakfast comes included in our costs / Lunch – Approx €10-€15pp / Dinner – Approx €15-€40pp depending on style of restaurants / Quality Pub Dinners – Approx €18pp
Activities – Cliffs of Moher Boat Trips – Approx €20pp / Museums – Approx €5 / Heritage Farms – Approx €8pp / Large Exhibitions – Approx €16pp / Brewery’s – Approx €12pp / Distilleries – Approx €10pp / National Heritage Sites – Approx €5pp /
Live Music Shows – Approx €15pp Entertainment – Pint of Guinness – €5pp / Pint of Beer – €5-€6pp /
Pub music – Free / Shows Mise Eire or The Celtic Steps 30pp
How does the booking work?
We will assign a dedicated staff member to look after your request…
1 – Browse our website for inspiration on your trip to Ireland. We have suggested day trips and multi-day tours. Our day trips section features a host of activities which can be included on your tours.
2 – Contact us. Provide details around your length of trip, the number of people and your preferences on attractions / locations to visit. This can either be specific or vague and we will work with you to ensure that your trip is exactly want you want. The more information you provide about yourselves and your likes / dislikes the more likely we are to design your perfect tour.
3 – We revert with initial suggested itinerary. This will include our costs with full itinerary details including accommodation options.
4 – You provide any requested amends and choose your style of accommodation based on the costs we have provided.
5 – We finalise all itinerary details and request a deposit of 25% to secure your dates of touring.
What type of accommodation will I be staying in?
Bespoke Ireland Tours offer a wide range of accommodation options from luxury 5 Star Castles to boutique farm stays. We see Ireland your way so we will work with you to find the accommodation which suits your needs most.
Please note this is a completely flexible and customised element of your tour.
Whether its a fairytale castle stay or a family run b&b or anything in between we will be happy to accommodate your requests. We will always ensure that the accommodation is of the highest quality standard regardless of the ratings.
Are the itineraries set?
At Bespoke Ireland Tours we see Ireland your way. We customise all our tours individually based on client requests and our tours reflect this. Our website features suggested tour itineraries but they are always flexible and our chauffeur guides are amenable to change and tours are flexible upon request.
How long is a day of touring?
Bespoke ireland Tours set out our itineraries with your safety and comfort in mind. We are committed to offering you the best possible experience in the time frame allowed.
Private Day Tours – We offer two types of Day Tour. Our standard 8 hour day tour is for the Dublin and surrounding region and our “extended day tours” cover approximately 12 hours.
Multi Day Tours – The days on our multi-day escorted tours are usually 7-8 hours and based on a recommended 9:00am to 5:00pm schedule. We find that many guests do not want to travel so much and therefore days can vary considerably depending on the variety of activities you would like each day.
Driving Times – We operate a fleet of luxury touring vehicles with your safety and comfort our priority. Driving times in Ireland are strictly governed by the Road Safety Authority and An Garda Siochana (Irish Police).
We aim to ensure that you enjoy your time in our vehicles with your knowledgeable chauffeur guide whilst enjoying frequent stops along the route. As a general rule we design your tour with points of interest no maximising your day rather than time in transit.
What are the tipping / gratuities guidelines for Ireland?
We are regularly asked about tipping guidelines in Ireland. People will usually tip based on the quality of service they receive. A general guideline for top quality service would be 10-15% Meals – We aim to offer you a selection of locally owned cafes/restaurants and bars for you to enjoy.
We pride ourselves on supporting local business which employs local people. We feel this gives you a better feel for the area and we are all helping local rural economies and communities to survive.
The food standard has greatly increased in Ireland over the last number of years and we are happy to advise you of locally owned options around the country. 10 to 15% is a good guideline.
Drinks – Bar & Lounge staff greatly appreciate gratuity. However, this is based on the level of service you received and the length of time at a venue. 10% is welcome gratuity. Hotel Staff – A tip for porters & chambermaids is always appreciated but again, this depends on quality of service.
Chauffeur Guides – We often get asked about tipping guidelines for your chauffeur guide. Driver guide gratuity is never expected but always appreciated. Our recommendations is between 10 to 25% per day. More or less is entirely at your own discretion and based on your experience.
What should we wear when visiting Ireland?
Every Irish person will invariably bring the weather into conversation. We know that no one expects a sun tan from their time in Ireland. Its often said that you will experience all four seasons in one day here. Our climate is mild but rarely if ever extreme.
We have “forty shades of green’ thanks to differing changes we regularly experience. We recommend that you should travel with a rain coat and good waterproof walking shoes are ideal for when you visit Ireland.
You don’t require hiking boots but merely everyday waterproof shoes are ideal for your touring days.
Casual dress and smart causal for evenings is ideal. Formal dining wear is only required in certain high end restaurants and 5 star hotels.