1. What type of tour is on offer?
We are offering an Irish Music Session experience. Our tours will travel from either Dublin or Donegal, (depending on the package), to various destinations around the country. Each night we will stop in a different location and have a session in one of the local music pubs. While travelling between towns, we will stop at some of the well known Tourist Attractions and Heritage sites. These tours are unique as we have our own group of musicians travelling along with us so expect a few sing-songs along the way!
2. Are there set itineraries?
The tours will only travel between towns already mentioned; however, subject to availability, daily activities may change to suit particular groups needs.
3. Are the departure dates set?
Yes our departure dates are set.
4. Are the departure dates guaranteed?
Dates are guaranteed once we reach our minimum tour quota which varies per tour package. You can contact us for further details.
5. How many people does the tour cater for?
The maximum we can accommodate on one trip is 20 people.
6. Are the tours suitable for solo travelers?
Absolutely! We can guarantee you will not feel like you are travelling on your own by the end of the first day! Please note however, there is a single supplement charge for solo travelers.
7. Do passengers have much free time on the tour?
Our sessions will take place in the late evening so there is ample opportunity to explore your surroundings once we have arrived at the destination.
8. What time and where does the tour depart from?
Each tour package has it’s own departure date and departure destination. Check individual itineraries for further details of email us. We would ask that you be at the designated meeting point at least 15mins before hand to ensure we arrive at our destination on time.
9. Which airport should I fly into?
Dublin Airport is the most convenient airport to fly into as some of our tours depart from Dublin City Center. For tours leaving from Donegal Town you can get the 030 Bus Eireann service from Dublin to Donegal Town. *Airport transfers are not included in the price*
10. What accommodation is included?
We have picked some of the nicest hotels and guesthouses to stay in on our route. The price is inclusive of breakfast.
11. Are there baggage restrictions?
Yes. We can only allow for one small suitcase per person or one large suitcase per couple (plus instruments)
12. Are there any age restrictions?
The tour itself has no age restrictions.
However, due to Irish licensing laws, children under the age of 18 are not allowed on licensed premises after 10pm during the summer season. As our tour centres around public houses and bars, it is up to the parent to arrange any childcare needs after 10pm.
Price and What’s Included
1. How much does the tour cost?
Each tour price varies. Check individual tour packages for more details.
2. Are the prices set?
Our prices are set at the beginning of each year and do not fluctuate.
3. What is included in the price?
The price includes your accommodation and breakfast and each day, nightly sessions and your coach travel. Entrance to tourist attractions is also included. Craic is free!
4. Do I need travel insurance?
We recommend that each person has comprehensive travel insurance before joining us on tour as you do not know when you may need it.
Payment and booking
1. How do I book?
If you would like to book one of our tours, simply fill in the online booking form. You will then be sent a confirmation email of your booking along with payment options.
2. How do I pay?
All our payments are processed through PayPal. You will receive a payment request via email from PayPal and then simply follow the instructions. A PayPal account is NOT required.
3. Is a deposit required?
We require a deposit of 30% upon booking your place on our tours. If you book less than 60 days before departure then payment must be made in full.
4. When is the balance due?
Outstanding balances must be paid 60 days before departure date. If there is less than 60 days until departure, full payment is due.
5. What if I need to cancel?
If you need to postpone a tour, we need at least 7 days notice before we can arrange another departure date for you.
If you need to cancel a tour, this must be confirmed in writing to the Irish Music Tours.
Cancelation charges are outlined below:
Days % charge
Over 45 30%
Under 7 100%
Once the tour has started, no refunds will be made under any circumstances.
If there is something you feel we haven’t covered in our faq, please email us your question and we will be glad to help!