We understand that the decision to travel is a personal one. What matters most is that you feel comfortable, and there are many factors that determine that. Some are within our control and some aren’t, but we believe the Irish Experience style of travel is particularly well-suited to these unusual times. Of course, whether you’re travelling the world or sheltering in place, life is never completely risk-free, which is why only you can decide what’s right for you.

Irish Experience Tours has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which provides travellers with assurance that we have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols – so you can experience ‘Safe Travels’.

Below you’ll see the extra precautions we’re taking to help you decide when you’re ready to travel again.

CONFIDENCE & CLEANINESS

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Accommodation

We’ve carefully selected the accommodation on our trips because of their high standards for quality. Irish Experience is asking all our accommodation operators to abide by an enhanced safety protocol for cleaning and physical distancing.

Transport & Equipment

From handrails inside the bus to kayaking oars—every piece of gear that needs it will get a daily cleaning, as will all common surface areas in our fresh modern fleet. Hand sanitizer will be available on the bus

Food & Beverage

Dispersed dining options e.g. alfresco dining where possible. Individual and smaller tables for indoor dining. Availing of grab-n-go style meals, gourmet picnics, and room service options where available.

 HEALTH & SAFETY MEASURES CHECKLIST

 

  Average trip size reduced to approx 12 people (max of 16).

 

Traveling Solo?  Great news: single supplement pricing has been reduced for all departures, should you prefer a private room. 

 

Temperature screening for guests feeling ill prior to the start of the trip as a condition of participation and recommend to bring your own face coverings. We’ll have a small supply on hand if you forget. We’ll make every effort to have hand sanitizer available, but it’s always a good idea to bring your own.

 

Regular phone and email contact with guests prior to all upcoming trips.

 

In terms of transportation, more room provided in our vans to space out.

 

Dispersed dining options in pubs & restaurants e.g. alfresco dining where possible. Individual and smaller tables for indoor dining.

 

Lunch in nature Availing of grab-n-go style meals, gourmet picnics, and room service options where available.

 

Trip leaders to be trained in food handling safety and will wear gloves and face coverings during all food prep.

 

Liaising closely with accommodation staff regarding baggage handling and other high-touch tasks to ensure gloves and face coverings are worn when appropriate.

 

 Working closely with restaurant vendors regarding their safety protocols and factoring in CDC and WHO guidelines.