Frequently Asked Questions
Where does the tour start from?
The tour will start & finish in Dublin at the Holiday Inn Express on O’ Connell St in Dublin 1.
Pick-up is at 8:30am on the day of departure returning at approx. 5:30pm on the final day.
Who can travel with Brewery Hops?
Brewery Hops is open to individuals, couples, groups of friends, clubs or societies, in fact anyone who enjoys good beer, whiskey and sightseeing, and is over 18 years of age!
Do Brewery Hops do airport pick-ups & drop offs?
In general no, an exception may be made if the group is private. If so, the tour can be custom built and an airport pick-up/drop off can be accommodated for a small charge.
Are meals included in the tour price?
Bed & Breakfast in small hotels/B&B’s are included in the tour price. Lunch & dinner are not included.
What else is included?
The tour cost includes tours & tastings at some of Ireland’s leading craft breweries and whiskey distilleries. There are a couple of smokehouses included on the Southern tour. Entrance is included to the main heritage sites – Rock of Cashel, Cliffs of Moher.
How many people can go on a tour?
The tour caters for small groups with a maximum group size of 16. This ensures a personal feel to the tour and there will be lots of time for interaction. The tour is ideal for private groups of 10 – 16 people. This allows much more flexibility, so if there is something specific that people in the group want to see or do, then we can almost always arrange it.
What if I can’t go on any of the specified tour dates?
We always try our best to facilitate our customers. However we do need a minimum of 6 people to participate in the tour in order to run the tour. If you can’t join any of our published date, get in touch and we may be able to help.
For private groups, we can almost always facilitate your chosen dates if you book well in advance.
Will we be spending time in Dublin?
The tour will take us to the South and West of Ireland over 5 days (4 overnights). However, it is definitely a good idea to take a day or 2 in Dublin at either end of the tour. There are 3 National museums and the National Gallery which are free to enter. There are so many places of historical interest to see in Dublin – Trinity College, EPIC, Kilmainham Gaol, MoLi to name just a few.
Dublin is a very walkable city, if you stay in Dublin 1 or 2 almost all sites can be reached on foot. Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery and Kilmainham Gaol are a little further from the city centre but the LUAS light rail system will take you close to all 3. The Hop on- Hop off bus will also take you to all the sites in Dublin with live commentary and your ticket is good for 2 days.
Where can I get further information about Brewery Hops?
You can contact me directly by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone (+ 353 86 8382996/ +353 1 5388142) with any questions or queries.
How do you make a booking?
What payment is accepted?
- EFT(Electronic Funds Transfer)/Transferwise
- Credit Card – 3% charges apply
Things to do in Dublin?
Dublin Tourism is the official online tourist office for Dublin. Here you’ll find Dublin hotels and other accommodation options. You’ll also find visitor information on a range of topics such as events, tours, museums and galleries, restaurants and pubs.
Getting to Dublin
- Aer Lingus – www.aerlingus.com is the main Irish air carrier coming from the USA
- Ryan Air – www.ryanair.com
- Dublin Airport – www.dublinairport.ie
- By Ferry www.irishferries.com
Buses / Taxi
There are plenty of buses and taxis from the airport to Dublin city centre that take approx 30mins There are also airport direct buses and local Dublin buses servicing the city centre from Dublin airport. UBER is not widely used in Ireland. In fact I would say don’t use it as a former client reported changes and cancellations and no Uber!
FREENOW is the primary taxi hailing app in Ireland. All drivers are licensed taxis – it is not like the US where just about anyone can drive their private vehicle for Uber/Lyft. It is convenient to pay with FREENOW if you pre-order or grab a taxi off the street if the light is on, it means you can hail them down.