Our Expert Guide Drivers
At Gantours, our driver-guides are our greatest asset, their expert knowledge and extensive experience touring Ireland combine to give you, our client, the best Irish experience available.
Gantours driver-guides pride themselves on providing the best service, whether its regaling you with local stories, showing you historical sites, unique views or the traditional local bar, you’ll always find Gantours driver-guides pleasant, accommodating and at all times professional.
What to expect on a typical day tour with your driver-guide
Your driver-guide will give you a brief overview on Irish history and as you travel, will point out areas of interest and unique stories.
When you arrive at an attraction, your driver-guide will give you a full explanation of what the attraction is about and what you can expect to see and do upon arrival. Your driver-guide will accompany you to the admissions desk to ensure that you are comfortable with everything and then you will be free to explore the attraction.
Your driver-guide will generally remain with the vehicle or in the attraction building until your return before continuing on the days touring.
Restaurant, Bars or Cafés - The Choice is Yours
Your driver-guide will leave you to enjoy your own lunch although if he is in a very remote location, your driver-guide may choose to enjoy lunch in the same establishment. If you wish to invite your driver-guide to join you for lunch, that is entirely up to you, the client.
Your driver-guide will ensure you arrive back at your accommodation or drop off point by 17.30h.
If you would like recommendations on places to eat, enjoy a drink or perhaps take in some Irish music, your driver-guide will be happy to recommend these places to you as you arrive at your final destination.
Useful Tips & Advice: Going out
Bars stop serving at 00.30hrs on Friday and Saturday and some late bars can serve up until 02hrs or even later!
If you order your beverage at the bar, a tip is not expected or looked for.
If you order your beverage from a server on the floor, they don’t expect a tip but 50cent or €1 would be nice especially if they provided friendly service.
Useful Tips & Advice: Eating out
Restaurants often offer an early bird menu option before 18.30hrs, this can be great value so worth asking when making any reservation.
Most Irish restaurants serve dinner between 18hrs and 21.30hrs. Some bars can serve food until 22hrs or even 23hrs.
Tipping in a restaurant, as a rule of thumb, if service is good – 10%, if service is excellent 15% to 20%. Establishments often add a service charge for small groups of 6 or more. You don’t tip for bad service!