QUESTIONS ABOUT BOOKING CORK LOCALS TOURS QUESTIONS
Frequently Asked Questions:
- How long do the tours last?
We offer two types of tour lengths. First is a half day tour which will run generally 4 hours in length. Our other tour would be a full day or full evening tour, which would run about 8 hours in length. Please keep in mind, these can vary in length depending on how many people in your tour group, weather conditions, traffic, etc. But those are the general lengths of time to plan on when you are booking a tour.
- What things should I bring on a tour with me?
We highly suggest bringing your cellular or mobile phone with home charger. Many tend to run their batteries low fast by taking lots of photos and videos during the tours. As you might have a lunch or pub stop, you could have the opportunity to plug your phone into a wall outlet and charge it up. Since Ireland is typically a colder, wet climate, we suggest bringing along or wearing a coat, gloves, scarf, gloves and an umbrella.
- How do I obtain a price for a Cork Local Tour?
The first step in getting a price for an upcoming tour, is to take about 5 minutes and fill out our online price quote form. Once this form is received in our booking office, you will then receive a phone call from one of our highly knowledgeable booking agents who can go over the cost options available to you and how to proceed forward to getting your tour booked with us.
- What does the cost of the tour include?
The total cost of the tour includes our tour office booking fee, and the Cork Local Tour Guide’s base pay.
- What is not included in the tour price, such as additional costs?
The additional out of pocket expenses during the tour would include any bus or taxi fare that you might incur. Any cost of meals, drinks and admission costs to see any landmarks or exhibits. Also any tip you want to give your tour guide at the end of the tour would be paid in cash.
- Can we take photos and video during the Cork Local Tours?
Generally yes, unless you are visiting a specific building or exhibit that doesn’t not permit any photos or video or photos with flash photography.
- How old does everyone have to be to participate in the Cork Local Tours?
EVERYONE has to be 18 and over, unless you are accompanied with your parent or legal guardian. For pub crawl tours, you need to be 21 and over and some pubs require you to just be 18. This can be further discussed with your tour booking agent over the phone at the time of booking.
- What should I wear on a tour?
Generally Ireland is considered a cold, and wet climate. Therefore, we highly suggest for most of our tours, you wear a coat, scarf, gloves, hat, and bring along an umbrella. Also, its smart to wear comfortable walking shoes for most tours that involve any walking or exploring outdoors.
- How soon should a tour be booked?
Our various Cork Local Tours listed on our site are booked, first come, first served. Specific tour guides can become booked up or not available. So, we highly suggest as you have booked your flight to Ireland, its the best time to plan out your days or weeks in the Emerald Isle and book your tours.
- How do I book and make payment for a tour?
When our booking office receives your online price quote form, they will then call you to discuss your pricing options. At this time, you may move forward and book over the phone with the booking agent who will take down all the necessary information to complete your order.
- Can we request a specific Cork Local Tour Guide from the website?
You have the option of submitting a request of a particular tour guide from our website. We however can not guarantee a specific tour guide, however we will do our very best to accommodate your request. Keep in mind, whichever Cork Local Tour Guide you are assigned to will be considered very knowledgeable and personable.
- What forms of payment do you accept for booking a Cork Local Tour?
We accept all major credit cards, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX. We also accept debit cards with a Visa or MasterCard logo on them. PayPal is also another great option to book your upcoming tour with us. After making payment with us over the phone, you will receive an email confirmation of your tour booking fee payment.
- How do I get in contact with my assigned Cork Local Tour guide prior to my scheduled tour?
We actually require that all customers and our Cork Local Tour Guides have to make contact either by phone, text or email We require this, so neither party is waiting on the other without communication. We highly suggest downloading the texting app, WhatsApp since our tour guides will have this on their phones. This app will work with any WIFI connected. So this is handy if you are at your hotel prior or in a cafe and connected.
- What if I have to reschedule my booked tour?
If you have to reschedule, you need to contact us via our contact form on the site or call us at the booking office number that your booking agent as provided you so we can make it a smooth transition to rebook your tour with us.
- What if I have to cancel my booked tour?
If you wish to cancel your booked Cork Local Tour with us, for any reason, you will be out your booking fee which is considered non refundable, non negotiable at the time of booking.
*If your questions were still not answered from the FAQs above, please go to our contact page and we will be happy to assist you with any inquiries you may have*