Frequently Asked Questions

We hope that this frequently asked questions page will answer any queries that you may have about your exciting trip to Ireland.

We’ve two main section:

How to browse

This section covers getting the most out of the website

Things to know about visiting Ireland

This section covers practical considerations you may have about visiting Ireland.

By making it easy for you to look up and book tours and attractions that suit your needs, we’ve made it simple for you to fall in love with Ireland.

Travel agents, tour operators & business partners should contact us directly about group bookings and/or other enquiries

Find your Tour or Attraction

It’s easy! just choose which Tour type  you are looking for from our menu of All Tours, City Tours, Day Tours or Attractions.

all  All Tours-All of the Tours and Attractions that we offer.

daytours  Day Tours –half day, day or overnight tours around the country taking in all that Ireland has to offer.

citytours  City Tours-Shorter city based tours, perfect for those who want to stay in town.

attractions  Attractions– the sites and sounds of Ireland and all of the iconic places you want to visit.

Next select your location in Ireland. IMPORTANT this is the tour departure point, not it’s destination.

Finally select which type of tour from our list, bus, night, rail, special offer or walking and you’ll get a list of tours that meet your criteria!

If you like, you can search just Tour type or just Tour type and Location, these options will give you a larger, but less precise selection.

Or you can just click the big City Tour, Day Tour or Attraction windows to go straight into all the tours in each category.

To quick book our most popular tours, just select the Quick Book option to go directly to the booking link for the tour in question.

We’ve also included a top 5 section. These give you out top 5 tours in each main category of City Tour, Day Tour or Attraction.

There is also an option to choose Tours and Attractions  by select providers-this will give you all the Tours and Attractions the company in question offer.

For those who know exactly what they want, try the Search bar to get a list based on a word, fragment or sentence search.

Arrange your Tour or Attraction list

Once you have a list of tours you can arrange them according to our symbol system.

We’ve included little symbols with each tour to let you know which ones you’ll love more! Tours and Attractions have at least one of these symbols each

couples  Romantic Couples. Tour or Attraction you and your significant other will enjoy, guaranteed.

groups  Groups. Tour or Attraction you can take a group on, please check group details when booking these tours

family  Family Friendly. Fun Tour or Attraction you can take the kids on.

night  Night. Evening and night Tour or Attraction, usually for adults only

free  Free Tour or Attraction you can do ‘on the house’

value  Special Offers. Tour or Attraction with combination prices or special offers available

energetic-city  Energetic City Breakers. Short and sweet Tour or Attraction for weekend city breakers.

culture  Cultural Curious Explorer. Tour or Attraction for those who just love soaking up culture.

nature  Gateway to Nature Traveller. Tour or Attraction for those looking to get away from it all and back to nature.

tour-operators-icon  Tour Operator. This Tour or Attraction is run by a company specialising in providing a top quality service & may have one than one option listed.

You can also use the Sort By tab to arrange Tours and Attractions by:  Original Order, A-Z, Z-A, Highest Price First, Lowest Price First.

Book your Tour or Attraction

Now that you’ve selected which tour best suits you, click the Book Now button to go directly to our safe & secure online booking system.

If a Tour or Attraction is free or if we can’t book if for you, the Book Now button will take you to the relevant page of that Tour or Attraction’s webpage.

Map, Reviews & Special Offers

We’ve included a Map to show you, where you each Tours or Attraction’s departure point and destination, the map will automatically show you the destination, zoom out to see the departure point. (Tour starts here sign)

You can check reviews of the Tours or Attractions, we’ve included a few and you can also link directly to Trip Advisor for more.

Special Offers, If there are any special offers available with a Tour or Attraction you’ll see the special offer symbol on the picture and an explanation in the special offer tab, this way you can get the most from your trip to Ireland. you may also see a special badge signalling an additional discount or promotion.

Prices listed on the webpage are the lowest available price for a given Tour or Attraction and may not be the General Adult admission or ticket price.

Enjoy your visit to Ireland & fall in love too.

Things to know about visiting Ireland

The Euro is the only currency that is officially recognised as legal tender in the Republic of Ireland. The British Pound is legal tender in Northern Ireland.

To enter Ireland, you need a valid passport. UK citizens do not require a passport to enter Ireland but carriers by air or sea require some form of identification with a photograph (usually either a passport or driving license with photo). ALWAYS check what form of ID is required with your individual airline, ferry company or travel agent before travelling.

EU citizens are required to have a passport or national identity card; while citizens of all other countries must have a valid passport. ALWAYS check what form of ID is required with your individual airline, ferry company or travel agent before travelling.

Citizens of the EEA member states (the 27 countries of the European Union EU, together with Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein) and many other countries including USA, Australia, Canada and New Zealand do not require visas to gain entry to Ireland. The full list of countries whose citizens do NOT require a visa can be found here.

Citizens of all other countries should contact their local Irish Embassy prior to travelling to Ireland. Irish visa information can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs website and citizens information website

From July 2012 extending for a period of four years, tourists from 14 nations that previously did require a visa to holiday in Ireland will not need a separate Irish visa if they have a short-term UK visa. Check here for a list of the countries able to avail of this visa waiver scheme.

Dublin has a wealth of fine restaurants and cafes offering every conceivable type of food. For more information on where to eat visit the Dublin Visitor Centre  to check out our guide to the pubs and restaurants of Dublin.

Maps and tourist literature is available from any Dublin Visitor Centre or City Sightseeing shop or the other tourist offices around Dublin. Alternatively click here  to view a Google maps of the city.

Information on all types of accommodation is available here. All the accommodation listings on the Dublin Visitor Centre site are approved.

Airport to City
There are a number of options for those looking to travel from the airport to the city or vice-versa.

  • Taxis are available outside both Terminal 1 and 2.
  • Aircoach offers services from Dublin Airport (Terminal 1 and 2) to the City Centre, South Dublin and Greystones on a 24 hours basis each day. Their City Centre service stops at most of the major hotels around Dublin City and their Greystones service stops at key locations in the Dublin South / North Wicklow area.
  • Dublin Bus operates the Airlink Express which serves both terminal 1 and 2. The Airlink will bring you into Dublin city centre and also connects with major bus and rail stations.  There are a number of local buses that can bring you to the city centre and around Dublin. Click here (link to Dublin Visitor Centre transport page) for more information

Ferry Terminals to City
If you are arriving to Dublin through a Ferry Terminal, there are a number of options open to those seeking to travel to the city from the Ferry Terminals.

  • From Dublin’s North Wall Terminal, visitors may get a bus or a taxi. A taxi will cost approximately €10.00 – €15.00
  • From Dun Laoghaire Ferry Terminal, visitors may take a taxi, bus or use the DART light rail. Both DART and Dublin bus tickets to the City Centre cost approx €3 for a single journey.

If you wish to travel to Dublin City Centre by bus from Dun Laoghaire, the No.7 or No.46a is recommended. Both leave regularly and take approximately 1 hour to reach the city centre. Alternatively, hop on a northbound DART towards the city centre. Dublin city centre has 3 DART stations: Pearse station,Tara street station and Connolly Station. Both Connolly station and Pearse station connect with intercity and commuter lines. Connolly Station also is connected with the LUAS red line.

Dublin’s event calendar is always full. You can take a look at what’s on in our fair city by clicking here

Ireland was Europe’s first smoke free country. Since March 29th 2004, a smoking ban in the work place has been in force. The primary purpose of the prohibition is to afford protection to workers and the public who are exposed to harmful environmental tobacco smoke. Irish pubs, night clubs, restaurants and cafés are now smoke free zones. Smoking is not banned, and you can still smoke out of doors, in your hotel room, or in private accommodation.

Yes, you can call the following numbers to get Visitor Information in Ireland:

Dublin Visitor Centre+353 1 898 0700

Visit Belfast: +44 28 9024 6609

Cork City: +353 21 4255100


Galway Tourisminfo@galwaytourism.ieGalway Tourist Map

In addition there are a number of information lines run by the state agency, Failte Ireland, that can provide you with information on holiday destinations in Ireland. Please use the number for your country

Ireland: 1850 230 330 (all calls charged at local rates)
United Kingdom: 0800 0397000
USA: 800 223 6470
France: 01 53 43 1212
Canada: 1800 223 6470
French Belgians: 02 6739 940
French Swiss: 052 202 69 06
German Swiss: 052 2 02 6906/7
Italian Swiss: 052 2 02 6906
Sweden: 08 662 8510
Finland: 09 608 966
Denmark: 33 1580 45
Spain: 91 577 1787
Netherlands: 020 622 3101
Belgium: 02 673 9940
Italy: 02 869 0541
Norway: 22 56 33 10
Austria: 01 715 8317
Australia: 02 92996177
Germany: 069 92318550