During this difficult time for us all we have decided to continue providing Tour Services as long as possible during the current outbreak of The Corona Virus.

Our vehicles are always regularly serviced and cleaned but we will be taking extra precautions during The Corona Virus outbreak.  All the vehicle door handles, seat belts and other points of contact are being sanitized before, during and after each tour.  Sanitized wipes will be provided for you in our vehicles.

We understand, and appreciate, that many people will have justifiable reservations about booking a tour and yet want to be able to tour with us on arrival in Ireland so we are making temporary changes to our booking arrangements.  We are only taking a deposit of €75 regardless of the size of the vehicle or the duration of the tour. For bookings made on or after March 19th, 2020 that subsequently need to cancel because of Corona Virus we will refund 90% of the deposit provided we receive a minimum of 72 hours notice of cancellation. We will make a refund to you, or at your discretion hold the full deposit against a future booking.

Q. Can we get collected at our Galway City Accommodation ?

A. Yes, we will collect you anywhere within a 5 mile radius of Galway City and drop you back there or any place of your choosing at the end of your tour.


Q. Do we share our tour with others ?

A. No, your tour is private and you do not share with anyone else.


Q. Are there compulsory stops ?

A. No, we do not have compulsory stops anywhere on any tour.  Your driver will give you information on locations that you are approaching but you will make the decision as to where and when to stop and you will also decide how long you want to stop for.


Q. How many people can you take on a tour ?

A. Our minimum number is one person and our maximum number is eight.


Q. Are admission charges included ?

A. No. As you get to choose where you want to see and what you want to do on your tour we do charge you for tickets that you might not use.


Q. Does Ireland West Tours organise tours of several days duration ?

A. Yes, we can plan a tour of any duration with you.


Q. Do you arrange accommodation ?

A. No, our priority is to make sure that you get the best tours.  There are some hotels etc. that we have found to be very good over the years and we will gladly send you the links to those.


Q. Can you provide a translator ?

A. Yes, for most languages and advance notice is required.


Q. Can I see the Cliffs of Moher and go to Connemara in the same day?

A. We do not advise it. We like you to have ample time at each stop so that you have an enjoyable experience. Both The Cliffs and Connemara deserve plenty of time to really enjoy their many different aspects. 


Q. Is a deposit required, and if so is it refundable ?

A. A deposit is required and is refundable on a sliding scale depending on the amount of notification given.


Q. Does the driver accompany us if we go walking for a while ?

A. Generally yes, but we respect the fact that some people like to have their own space for a while during a tour.  Also some people like to take time out for a brisk walk or even a jog.


Q. Can we bring a packed lunch ?

A. Yes, and if you let us know in advance we can bring a cooler bag and /or hot water if required.


Q. What should we take with us?

A. A camera, comfortable Shoes and suitable clothing especially if you are going to walk  at the Cliffs of Moher, Kylemore Abbey or Connemara National Park. Bring a variety of clothing, the weather can be very changeable.  

"Paul Hehir, our driver was the most pleasurable person to drive throughout Ireland with. If you asked me for just one word to describe Paul, it is Excellent, but my husband and I know he went beyond excellent."

Chiquita Coyne, Mexico


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Satisfying the customer 

Over the years we have had several compliments on our drivers from many of our satisfied customers. Click on the link to "Tripadvisor" below to read, in full, the reviews of some of our many happy customers.

"Jim was very informative. I was driven to many out of the way places and the scenery was spectacular. I can highly recommend Jim's tour, his driving, his professionalism and the way he goes about understanding what it is you want to see and experience."

AnnMarie D., Melbourne, Australia


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