FAQsFrequently Asked Questions
Are there any Extra Fees on top of the listed price?
Do I need to show my receipt to the guide/driver?
How much does it cost to do a bespoke private tour?
What should I wear for a tour?
– It is possible to get all four seasons in one day!
What should I bring with me on the tour?
Quality glass-bottled water, tea & good ‘real’ coffee is provided on board (that is available at stops).
Your chosen tour may not be all-inclusive so consider bringing a packed lunch although there will be recommended cafes & coffee shops en route. You may wish to bring additional snacks with you.
Do I need a reservation or can I just show up?
What is the cancellation policy?
Terms and Conditions
If a confirmed booking is to be cancelled at any time, this must be received directly by email or writing. The following charges, in addition to any third party handling service fees, will apply:
- At any time: 50% of total tour price
- Less than 30 days notice: 75% of total tour price
- Less than 15 days notice: 100% of total tour price
Giant Tours Ireland accepts no responsibility for losses or expenses due to, delay or changes in schedules, docking schedules, shore tenders, flight cancellations or misconnections due to mechanical problems, sickness, quarantine, weather, acts of God, strikes, government actions, war, terrorism or other circumstances beyond its control. Passengers must bear all such losses or expenses.
NOTE – It is highly recommended that you purchase optional trip protection insurance suitable for your travel plans from a registered travel insurance company. This helps to guard against unforeseen circumstances.
Special note regarding “Caronavirus COVID-19” – There is currently no change to normal travel advice issued by the US, EU, UK and Irish authorities regarding travel to or within the island of Ireland. Tours are operating as normal. Accordingly, standard terms and conditions continue to apply. We would like to assure customers that our existing policies and procedures are in line with the guidance given by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Northern Irish and Irish Health Authorities (DoH & HSE).
12 March 2020
Will a tour be cancelled due to bad weather?
“There’s no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing” Billy Connolly
Please heed Billy’s quote & dress for the conditions because unless there is an extreme weather event all tours will go ahead. It is warm, comfortable & dry inside the van, we may spend less time at particularly exposed stops if the weather dictates.
Many sites & locations look even more dramatic & arguably better on wet & stormy days!
What weather and climate should I expect?
We locals discuss the weather everyday due to it’s changeability!
We have a Maritime Climate influenced by the Atlantic Ocean. This means a mild climate without seasonal temperature extremes. This is despite being on roughly the same latitude as central Canada & Siberia!
However, we are on the North Coast of Ireland & exposed to the prevailing westerly winds off the North Atlantic Ocean that bring winds & the rain.
June, July and August can be the warmest months, pushing a whopping 20°C (68°F) usually with a sea breeze. December, January & February being the colder months, but with temperatures rarely dipping below freezing, yet generally having more frequent storms.
The general rule is this: Winter – horizontal rain. Summer – vertical rain & sometimes sun!
The rules appear to be changing regarding the rain seasonally with April 2017 the lowest rainfall on record with the early summer months generally being the driest.
The height of summer provides 16+ daylight hours with long bright evenings with sunset after 10pm!