Before Your Tour
Wild West Irish Tours does not include the airfare in the tour price.
We recommend you look for the best deals available at your designated time of purchase. There are many options on-line nowadays.
You might also want to look at your preferred carrier. You may want to use your frequent flyer miles to purchase an upgrade, or an airline ticket.
For your comfort, there are some non-stop carriers flying into Dublin Airport from major U.S. and Canada cities: If you join their e-newsletter, you might receive their best deals by email!
Aer Lingus is Ireland’s national carrier (EI), and offers direct flights from 24 major U.S. and Canadian cities to Dublin.
Other airlines, like United Airlines (UA), American Airlines (AA), Delta Airlines (DL), Air Canada (AC) have direct flights from their own major airports into Dublin.
(For booking purposes, Dublin’s City and Airport Code is DUB).
All our prices are in USD.
Wild West Irish Tours only handles our own Tour Bookings.
Please go to the BOOK NOW page on our website, where you will find a list with all our tours by tour name and by tour date. Click on the tour of your choice, and you will see the booking options available to you.
On each tour we have a certain amount of Single rooms available to Solo Travelers. If the page shows no Single rooms available please contact us for further help. *
Choose the number of seats you will pay on that specific transaction, followed by the type of room you want, Double/Twin or Single Room. This will give you the total amount in USD to pay. Once you click on the checkout, it will give you the option to:
- Use a coupon code, if there is a promotion available at the time of booking.
- Choose a monthly payment option, if you would like to.
- You may also pay the tour in full with a credit card or debit card.
A booking is completed and accepted by Wild West Irish Tours, when receiving payment in full and sending a confirmation of the booking by email with a customer order number. With this in place, Wild West Irish Tours has reserved the client a seat on a tour.
The client has the responsibility to check and make sure the dates booked are correct.
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Wild West Irish Tours reserves the right to modify the rates on the website to reduce/increase the price of any of the tours. Neither a new discount nor a new increase in price will apply to prior purchases. Wild West Irish Tours will regularly remove out of dated promotional offers from the website.
On the tour, we will be covering all Highlight activities suggested on our website. The order of the tour’s Highlights may vary as we work with the weather to maximize every opportunity. The Sample itineraries published on the website are a Sample only, and may be amended without notice. Wild West Irish tours may have the need to use various vehicles during the tour.
Accommodation arrangements are provided independently by third party accommodation providers, such as B&B’s and 3-star hotels.
Many activities and outdoor arrangements are provided independently by third party providers, such as boat excursions, restaurants, some visits to sites, local tour guides and others.
Valid Travel Documents to enter Ireland: Passport & Visa
- U.S. Canadian & Australian Citizens need a valid passport with an expiration date of at least 6 months after your return date.
- U.S. Canadian & Australian citizens do not need a Visa to enter the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland (U.K.).
- For Non U.S. Canadian & Australian Citizens: Please check the link below for Visa requirements to Ireland.
Most trans-Atlantic flights from North America are overnight, so you will want to depart from the U.S. or Canada the evening BEFORE your tour starts…for example, if the tour starts on May 1, depart the U.S. the evening of April 30. You will arrive the morning of May 1 and we will meet you at the airport.
We have noticed that some of our travelers do benefit from arriving a day earlier, by checking into a hotel near the airport, and taking some time to visit central Dublin on their own and at their own pace. And then enjoying a good-night rest before the beginning of the tour.
If this is your wish, we suggest you arrive at least one day early, and we will organize your pick up on the first day of the tour, either at Dublin Airport Terminal 2 or at a nearby hotel.
If you want to fly in on the day the tour starts, we will pick you up at Dublin Airport Terminal 2, by the Yellow Sculpture in the Arrivals Hall.
We do suggest an early morning flight arrival for everyone, before 09:00 am, so as to maximize the first day of the tour.
Once you are at Dublin Airport you will need to go through Passport Control and Customs, before meeting our tour driver at the Arrivals Hall. A few months before the tour starts, we will send you a Traveler Form to gather the flight information and other details we might need for your stay.
Here are some links for hotels near Dublin Airport:
If you have booked your Wild West Irish Tours and then need to transfer your trip start date to a different tour, we are happy to do that as long as there is space available on the new tour. If you transfer your tour within 14 days of the original tour start date, you are responsible for accommodation cancellation fees.
If no space is available on another tour and you must cancel your trip, please see below.
Tour Cancellation / Refund Policy
If by an unfortunate & unforeseen event you must cancel your tour, a cancellation fee will be charged using the below table:
|Tour Cancelled x-Number of Days Prior to Tour Departure Date||Cancellation Fee|
|90 + days||$500|
|31 – 90 days||50% of the Tour Price|
|0 – 30 days||No Refund|
Exceptions to this policy cannot be made for any reason, including those of weather or personal emergencies. There is no refund for arriving late or leaving a tour early. Single room supplements are considered part of the trip price and are subject to cancellation fees.
On the rare occasion that Wild West Irish Tours must cancel a tour due to natural disaster, terrorism, or civil unrest, or any other circumstance, all payments received to date will be refunded.
Wild West Irish Tours is not responsible for expenses incurred in preparation for any cancelled trips, such as airline tickets or for costs incurred due to travel delays, flight cancellations, or illness. Please look at the Travel Insurance Section for helpful hints.
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Wild West Irish Tours takes no responsibility for delayed airlines and missing the tour’s start, lost baggage, or any injuries that may occur while on tour. We do recommend purchasing travel insurance.
While we do believe in God’s fortune accompanying us on our tours, it is important to consider getting coverage over any unforeseeable events, and avoid any possible cancellation fees on ground arrangements, airline tickets, and medical expenses.
Below are some links for your consideration:
Wild West Irish Tours does not sell travel insurance policies, nor is responsible for the insurance company’s service.
We kindly suggest that, while selecting the type of coverage you need, you sift through the fine print to determine the policy’s benefits, such as trip cancellation coverage and reimbursements for medical emergencies, inclement weather or delayed baggage, but also and most importantly, its shortcomings.
In case of pre-existing medical conditions:
There are strict terms and conditions associated with policy exclusions for pre-existing medical conditions. Some involve care or treatment before buying the policy. Other requirements include to buy the insurance policy within a couple of weeks after booking the trip, that you’re physically fit on the day you buy insurance and that you list the full nonrefundable prepaid value.
In short: we advice to do some research to ensure you pick a comprehensive policy and purchase the right insurance for you soon after booking your vacation.
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It is the client’s responsibility to ensure all travel arrangements and costs to/from where the tour starts/ends, and to observe the laws and regulations of the countries visited, including carrying valid documentation like Airline Tickets, Passport & Visa & Foreign Currency or Euros.
The weather in Ireland is ever changing. Certain activities and aspects of the tours will depend on the weather. Wild West Irish Tours is not responsible for climate conditions.
On certain tours, Horseback riding is an optional activity. Taking Horseback riding is at the client’s own risk. There will be some occasions where Wild West Irish Tours will suggest a client not to take the activity, for his or her own safety. Clients who want to take the activity will miss 3 hours from the itinerary.
Wild West Irish Tours understands the wish to visit an ancestor’s place of origin. If the client should want to pursue the visit of an ancestry place, we will provide assistance to get him/her to the desired area, with the applicable extra costs for driver/transportation, and other expenses. Clients who wish to take the opportunity of this side trip will miss time from the day’s activities.
Wild West Irish Tours driver’s first responsibility is the client’s safety. Therefore, during the actual driving, the driver will be giving his/her undivided attention to driving with care and for the traveler’s safety.
While Wild West Irish Tours pace is rather leisurely, activities are considered to be physically moderate to moderate-active, with some varying levels of walks and hikes, depending on the specific visit. Our B&B’s have staircases to access the rooms. It is the client’s choice to take part in all activities. If you decide to pass on a particular activity, please let the Wild West Irish Tours person know.
If you should have a dietary restriction, physical or medical condition, or other situation that will require special attention during the tour, we ask you to inform us in writing as soon as possible, and when filling out our Traveler Form questionnaire.
If by any unforeseeable circumstance, the client should need medical care, the client agrees to assume all medical costs and related transportation provided during the tour.
By booking of the tour the client accepts that he/she does not have any physical or other conditions that would create a hazard for him/her or fellow travelers on the tour.
In the interest of safety, there may be times when Wild West Irish Tours has to make a decision. By booking of the tour, the client accepts the authority and decisions of the person in charge of the Wild West Irish Tour and its travelers.
Wild West Irish Tours may take photos and videos while on a tour. The client agrees that Wild West Irish Tours may use these in relation to Wild West Irish Tours activities.
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When traveling with children on overseas trips, you need to be aware of possible legal issues involving both the United States government and the country you are visiting.
There are certain government guidelines on traveling abroad with children. The U.S. Department of State has a program in place, the Children’s Passport Issuance Alert Program (CPIA), which is a service for parents and legal guardians of minor children. It requires you to submit a written request for entry of the child’s name in the program with the Office of Children’s Issues.
If one of the parents is not traveling, it is necessary to obtain a notarized consent for the child or children to leave the country with the other parent or guardian.
In circumstances where neither parent is accompanying the minor child or children, such as a school trip, teen tour or similar travel arrangement, the parents or guardians need to provide a letter authorizing the travel. This letter should be notarized, as well.
Medical treatment permission for kids traveling without parents is important, too. You will need to provide a medical authorization form to allow the leader of the group to authorize medical care and treatment as needed on an emergency basis.
Many airlines today charge an extra fee for either a specific seat or for advanced seat assignments. You might have to consider paying a little extra to guarantee all seats are together on the aircraft.
All airlines also require a seat for any child two years or older.
If the child is younger than two, he or she may travel as “lap” child. Most carriers will require the purchase of an infant ticket, which is usually less expensive than a child ticket.
Medical coverage while traveling should be checked with your health care provider to determine what medical services might or not be available at the destination(s) you are visiting.
Travel Insurance should be a valid option for you and your family. **
While most families do not encounter any of the issues raised above, it is worthwhile to be prepared and plan ahead.
Based on a post from Jeff Miller – travel industry attorney
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