The tours offered by Ancient Ireland Tourism are designed for the active adult. The nature of overnight tours requires moderate walking each day, as well is adherence to a schedule.  Children eight and older may join a tour when accompanied by their parent or guardian.  Some partner suppliers may have different age requirements which your travel advisor can advise. Families with younger children are welcomed by booking a self-drive, private charter, or private driver itinerary. 

Tours and itineraries are booked through our affiliated travel agency, Visionquest Excursions and include packages operated by Ancient Ireland Tourism and from other operators and suppliers.   Visionquest Excursions is a licensed and insured travel agency, an affiliate of Archer Travel Service, Inc.  "Registered in all states that require Seller of Travel Registration." Seller of Travel: CA 2001330-10, FL 35395, HI TAR - 6612

All transportation, sightseeing excursions, attractions, restaurants, hotel accommodations or other travel services are furnished by Ancient Ireland Tourism or Visionquest Excursions only as agent for the contractors providing the services. Ancient Ireland tourism shall not be held liable for loss of or damage to property, or injury to person, resulting from the performance of those contractors, their employees or servants. By utilizing the services of the suppliers, you agree that your remedy is directly with the suppliers and not with Ancient Ireland tourism.

Any likeness of you secured or taken on any of our trips may be used by Ancient Ireland Tourism without charge in all media, for promotional or marketing purposes, including without limitation promotional materials of any kind, such as brochures or the Internet

Tour programs are planned in advance. If, between planning time and the actual tour operation, circumstances beyond our control require changes, we reserve the right to vary itineraries and/or substitute components of our tour programs. In some cases, it may become necessary during a tour to adjust the itinerary due to local weather, or other circumstances and Ancient Ireland Tourism will exercise reasonable efforts to substitute alternate activities in such circumstances. 

Ancient Ireland Tourism reserves the right at any time to dismiss anyone from the tour whose conduct has become injurious to the welfare and pleasure of other tour participants. The dismissed person must make their own arrangements for return home at their expense. No tour refund will be made.

If you choose to leave a vehicle at any departure point, you do so at your own risk. Neither Ancient Ireland Tourism nor the owner of any parking lot will be responsible for any loss or damage to your vehicle.

Payment of a deposit upon reservation, or full and final payment for reservation on a tour, and/or your participation in any part of a tour, constitutes consent to all provisions of these terms and conditions.

BAGGAGE POLICY FOR TOUR PACKAGES : Each passenger is allowed one suitcase (on overnight trips) and a small carry-on bag.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR PRIVATE GROUP DAY TOURS, SHORE EXCURSIONS, and ALL MULTI-DAY TOURS: Unless otherwise specified on the booking page, all bookings require a minimum deposit of 20% of the tour price at the time of booking. All bookings which include airfare may require additional deposits sufficient to cover airfare at the time of booking.  Payment in full is required within 45 days of tour departure. Deposits are non-refundable.

  • You may cancel with a refund, less your deposit, up to 45 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations made between 31 and 45 days from departure will be refunded at 50% of the tour price, less the non-refundable deposit.
  • There are no refunds for cancellations made within 30 days of tour departure.

For tours operated by Ancient Ireland Tourism, you may request a space available transfer to a different tour offered within two calendar years. Depending on the time to scheduled departure, you may be responsible for differences in airfare, and cancellation fees incurred by suppliers for any lodgings, services, or activities booked as part of your original tour. Please contact our office and we will work to accommodate your request and advise you of any cancellation fees before confirming the transfer and rescheduling your trip.  

COVID CANCELLATION POLICY FOR MULTI-DAY TOURS:  In the event a multi-day tour must be canceled because of travel or lockdown restrictions imposed by the Irish government, the following refund and credit policies will apply:

  • All deposits will be valid for credit towards any rescheduled tour departing within two calendar years from date of original scheduled departure.
  • Ancient Ireland Tourism will refund all monies, less deposit if cancellation occurs greater than 30 days prior to departure. (Deposit valid for credit towards any rescheduled tour departing within two calendar years from date of original scheduled departure.)
  • If cancellation occurs < 30 days prior to departure, all monies, including deposit, will be valid for credit towards any rescheduled tour departing within two calendar years from date of original scheduled departure.

CANCELLATION POLICY FOR DAY TOURS:  All bookings for day tours must be paid in full at time of booking not later than 24 hours prior to departure.  Day tour bookings are non-refundable once booked.  Cancellations for tours operated by partner suppliers are subject to the policy of the respective supplier.

Ancient Ireland Tourism declines all liability for refunds due to late arrivals, early departures, personal emergencies or illness, flight delays and/or cancellations or weather. We highly recommend that each guest purchase travel insurance to cover these contingencies.  Our office can assist with purchasing travel insurance.

Ancient Ireland Tourism reserves the right to cancel a tour where bookings have not met the minimum number of participants needed to operate the tour. In the unlikely event that Ancient Ireland Tourism must cancel a tour, all customers will be notified not later than 25 days prior to scheduled departure and given the option of rescheduling on an alternate tour or receiving a complete refund of all monies paid.  If booking flights sooner than 25 days prior to departure, we recommend purchasing travel insurance.

Where Ancient Ireland Tourism organizes the tour but contracts for the operation of the tour with another tour company, cancellation charges will be aligned with that other company’s policies. In those cases, you will be notified of the cancellation charges and will offer the opportunity to purchase travel insurance protection.

There are no exceptions to these policies unless otherwise specified in writing from Ancient Ireland Tourism.