Reservations for the FREE and select tours are not strictly necessary, unless your group exceeds 10 people. However, on days with a particularly high demand, priority will be given to those with online bookings, and any remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis. If you are wanting to have a private tour, reservations are a must.
Theoretically, there is no maximum number of people allowed on the tours, as we will always try to ensure that we have as many freelance guides at the start point as necessary to accommodate all guests. However, on particularly busy days, it is possible that we may limit the number of places we offer to ensure that the group sizes remain manageable, safe and enjoyable. By booking online for the FREE Tour, not only will you help us with our capacity planning, but your online booking will ensure that you are given a space on the tour, provided you are there at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Groups of 10 or more are required to book at least 24 hours in advance to assist with this capacity planning.
Please try to arrive for your tour 10 – 15 minutes before the allotted start time. In doing so you ensure that the tour can leave on time and subsequently you get more time with your amazing guide. If you arrive late your place maybe given to another guest.
Yes! In fact, it is possible to do more than two in a day. An example would be the 11AM FREE Tour, followed by the North Side Tour at 3pm before finishing off the night with the Pub Crawl. Please see specific tour times and days for more information about combining tours.
The North Side Tour is wheelchair accessible. While the majority of the regularly scheduled FREE Tour route is wheelchair accessible, there is one section of the tour which has stairs without a ramp or elevator alternative. This staircase, which the group typically walks up, is fairly wide if the person is accompanied by some able-bodied people who might be able to assist them. Several venues on the Pub Crawl are unfortunately on the first level of the buildings they occupy, in buildings that unfortunately do not have elevator or ramp alternatives. The Howth Day Tour is a day of walking up hills and across cliffs, with dirt paths in many areas, and so unfortunately is not accessible by wheelchair. We apologize for any inconvenience or disappointment caused.