Do you offer custom tours?
All the tours listed are private and can be customized for you. Alternatively, message me with what you’d like to see and do and I will devise a customized itinerary just for you.
Do I have to pay everything upfront?
At the time of booking, you will be asked for a credit card which will be charged with the full tour cost just before the tour date. At the time of booking, all that will happen is a charge will be notified to your card company. Alternatively, if you prefer, a deposit per day of €100 will be charged when booking and the balance will be payable before the tour commences.
What if I have to cancel my trip?
Depending on when you cancel there may be no charge, or if close to the event a full charge can be levied. See the terms and conditions on the website or email for a copy. Cancellations
Less than 14 days but not more than 48 hours – case by case basis with a maximum charge of 50% of the total cost of the hire
Less than 48 hours – 100% of the total cost of the hire. 14 days or more – unless notified some months in advance the booking deposit will be forfeited.
Should I get travel insurance before the tour?
Yes, you should always travel with insurance. However, we are fully insured both for the transport of passengers and normal tour activities.
If I do a genealogy tour do you pick the best locations to visit?
Genealogy Tours are always bespoke and individual because each family is unique. Once the location of your ancestral places is known, I will make suggestions as to what be a good idea to include on the way there and back. You can then decide what you would like to include. I will be open to your suggestions as well.
Is there a minimum number of people needed to make up a tour?
The minimum is 1 person and the maximum is limited by the number of passenger seats and luggage space available. All tours are private and priced per day and per vehicle. How many seats are filled is up to you.
Do you offer tours to Northern Ireland?
Yes, we offer customised tours to Northern Ireland as well as other parts of Ireland based on your interests and preferences. We are happy to work with you to create a bespoke itinerary that suits your needs.
Can I choose my own accommodations during the tour?
Yes, we can help you choose the accommodations that best suit your needs and budget. Whether you prefer luxury hotels, charming B&Bs, or something in between, we can make the necessary arrangements for you.
Can I pre-book activities through John’s Tours of Ireland?
We understand that part of planning the perfect vacation is ensuring that you get to experience all of the activities and attractions that interest you the most. As such, we can pre-book activities for you as part of your customised itinerary. We have extensive knowledge of the best activities and experiences to enjoy in Ireland, and we are happy to make the necessary arrangements for you.
Can I suggest my own itinerary?
Absolutely! We encourage you to provide us with any ideas or preferences you may have, and we will work with you to create an itinerary that meets your needs and exceeds your expectations.
Can you trace where my ancestors lived before I book a tour?
Yes, we have a team of professional genealogists and family historians who can work with you to trace your Irish ancestry and help you to understand your family’s history in Ireland. We can also create a customised itinerary that incorporates your ancestral roots into your tour.
What type of transport do you use for your tours?
We use a comfortable and spacious Mercedes Viano Limousine for our tours, which can accommodate up to 5-6 passengers. For larger groups, we can arrange for a minibus or other suitable transportation. We want you to travel in style and comfort, so you can sit back and relax while taking in the stunning scenery of Ireland.