“The tour was good craic! Good Itinerary with a lot of historical background and other facts about Ireland. Great landscape, great and knowledgable tour guide and a lot of fun in the evening. The only negative point is that all the driving is done on day 3....“
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Since 1999, it’s been our mission to give independent budget travellers the chance to really discover Ireland and remember it as one of the best times of their life! We'll make sure you get a tremendous insight into our country, meet real local characters and discov...
Since 1999, it’s been our mission to give independent budget travellers the chance to really discover Ireland and remember it as one of the best times of their life! We'll make sure you get a tremendous insight into our country, meet real local characters and discover what it means to be Irish. We consider it our duty to make everyone’s’ experience of Ireland the most welcoming they get on their travels and our ‘Book and Go Guarantee’ means we never cancel a trip.Read more
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- FFFabianAll Ireland Rocker (Dorm)3.5 - GoodWritten on September 22, 2018Good trip overall. Included breakfast too simple
- ANAlexandraWestern Rocker (Dorm)5.0 - ExcellentWritten on August 5, 2018Perfect Organisation and an Amazing Guide.
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Here we have collected and answered the most frequently asked questions.
Does Shamrocker offer student discounts?
Yes, if travellers hold an ISIC, ISE or ITIC card. This should be made clear at the time of booking so the discount will be applied and travellers need to show this card when they check-in.
Is tipping compulsory on the tour?
No, tipping is not compulsory. Shamrocker leaves it to each traveller to give tips as they feel appropriate.
Is it possible for Shamrocker to store any excess luggage while I am on tour?
No, Shamrocker does not have luggage storage facilities but these may be available at the hostel.
What is the luggage restrictions on the tour?
Each passenger can bring one standard piece of luggage up to a maximum weight of 15kg that is composed of a standard 60 litre backpack or a medium holdall or suitcase. If the luggage is in excess of this allowance, passengers may be asked to leave it behind in secure storage. In addition, a standard daypack may be carried on the coach provided it can fit in the luggage rack or under the seat.
Is it possible to travel with friends if booking is done separately?
Since there are sometimes more than one departure each day, it is not guaranteed that friends will be on the same bus if bookings are made separately. Please get in touch with us, we are happy to help book you and your friends together.
Are there solo travellers on the tour?
Yes, while there are couples and friends travelling together, every tour has plenty of solo travellers.
How much time is spent off the bus everyday?
There is lots of time allowed for exploration. Shamrocker guides will take you for walks, let you explore old ruins and ancient sites, recount local myths, tall tales and explain to you the region and areas often tumultuous history.
What is the age restrictions of the tour?
Majority of Shamrocker passengers are between 18 to 35 years old. The minimum age on all tours is 18 and no maximum age is set as long as travellers are reasonably fit.
What is the departure and arrival time of the tour?
Check-in for all our tours is at 8.15am at the Shamrocker Adventures office. Tours will usually return to the office around 5.30pm.
Do travellers need to bring a sleeping bag or towel?
All hostels provide linen but it is a good idea to bring a towel although some hostels do rent them. A sleeping bag is not required.