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The following actions are being taken at Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. All of our 2020 multi-day Tours have been cancelled. Affected customers have been contacted and have been given a full refund or a deferred departure date in 2021. All deposits on 2021 adventure tours are fully refundable up to January 2021. If you wish to enquire about our 2021 departure dates contact James at email@example.com
As the travel restrictions in Ireland continue to be relaxed into phase 4 we will resume our day cycling and hiking tour offerings. These will recommence on July 24th. All shared equipment, e.g. bikes and helmets, will be sanitised and disinfected after each use. Tour groups will be kept to a maximum of 8 people or family units. Strict social distancing will be maintained throughout the tours. See the individual tour pages for availability and tour details.
Beyond the Glass Adventure Tours are highly committed to taking every action possible to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Our primary focus is the health and well-being of our guests and guides. We will continue to review the status of the virus to determine our policies and procedures. These will be in line with the HSE and WHO guidelines as well as any travel restrictions.
If you enjoy spending time in the outdoors and you maintain a reasonable level of fitness, then a BEYOND THE GLASS Tour is for you. The daily activities on each of our tours require a reasonable level of fitness. The typical activity is a three hours hike on uneven ground or three hours cycle on country roads.
Yes, BEYOND THE GLASS tours are suitable for the single traveller. In fact, whether you are a single traveller, part of a couple or a group/travelling party, BEYOND THE GLASS tours are for you. Our ambition is to show you the best of what Ireland has to offer while being immersed in the outdoors. On each day of the tour there is an outdoor group activity in stunning landscapes.
Our pricing is based on per person sharing and there is a single person supplement. While we do try and keep this cost to a minimum we do have to charge a €315 single person supplement on our 8 day tours, a €250 single person supplement on our 6 day tour and a a €200 single person supplement on our 5 day tour.
We have selected some really beautiful 3* & 4* accommodation for you to rest your head and recuperate after each days travel. The accommodation is a mixture of hotels and Bed and Breakfasts which boast authentic Irish hospitality and encourages you to enjoy the Irish spirit of fun. The cost of all accommodation is included in the full tour price and this is on a Bed and Breakfast basis only. The standard for all accommodation includes private en suite bedrooms, TV and WiFi.
All BEYOND THE GLASS adventure tours are fully escorted and include all transportation needs for the duration of the tour.
All accommodation and breakfasts for the duration of the tour are included.
You will have the full attention of your knowledgeable and experienced guide.
All activities included in the tour.
All required equipment outside of your required gear listed above.
Entry into sites and attractions.
What’s not included?
Meals and snacks (outside of your breakfast) are not included in your tour price.
As well as your normal travelling attire the following essential gear will be required:
• Walking boots.
• Comfortable trainers/runners.
• Comfortable and breathable outdoor clothing, including shorts, swimwear, trekking trousers, fleece and hat.
• Gaiters & walking poles (personal choice but recommended).
• Cycling shorts.
• Good quality waterproof jacket and trousers (preferably breathable).
• Day-pack/rucksack, water bottle.
• Sunscreen and insect repellent.
• Medication – ensure that you inform your guide of any medical conditions or special dietary requirements. If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so we can make every effort to accommodate you.
While there are no restrictions on size of bag or number of bags, we ask you please consider what you pack. Bring the essentials and enough for you to enjoy the trip but do not over pack. As a guide we recommend you keep your baggage to one standard size suitcase and one carry on suitcase.
When you pay your deposit for your selected tour we will then email you to confirm your booking. When you receive this email your tour is then booked and we guarantee your tour will run. There is no minimum number for a tour to run. Once the tour is confirmed your deposit is non-refundable. However, if a reasonable amount of time is given for a cancellation to allow someone else to book the tour, we may partly or completely refund the deposit.
All customers booked on a 2021 tour can avail of free cancellation with a full deposit refund up to the 10 January 2021. Customers will be contacted at this point to confirm bookings. After this point the deposit will be nonrefundable*.
* The deposit will be refunded if the tour cannot proceed for public health reasons.
The balance of payment will be requested 60 Days before the tour departure date.
If you give over 60 days’ notice of cancellation we refund 85% of the tour price, for 31 to 59 days we refund 60%, for under 30 Days we refund 0%.
We allow tours to be postponed for no charge with 30 days’ notice; this is dependent on availability, and for tours postponed between 30 and 7 days there is a €50 charge.
*Special consideration will be given to cancellations due to public health reasons.
Each Tour is limited to a maximum of 12 participants.
All BEYOND THE GLASS Tours depart from Cork City. Your travel requirements throughout the tour are included. On day 1 of the tour you will join the tour group, at a central Cork City location, at 8 am. The planned tour departure time is 8:30 am. The tour ends at the same Central Cork City location.
When you have booked the tour we will email you the exact detail of meeting point and Tour itinerary.
Getting to and from the start/end point is the individual responsibility of everyone on the tour.
• Cork is connected by Plane, Train and Bus.
• Plane: You can fly to Cork from London, Europe and the USA.
• There are regular Train services to Cork from many of the major Irish cities.
• There are regular Bus services between Cork and Ireland's major airports and cities.
Yes, you do need travel insurance. Beyond the Glass strongly recommends that you purchase comprehensive travel insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, personal accident, personal luggage, money and public liability before you travel. We reserve the right to refuse admission to a passenger unless the client has arranged appropriate insurance. Beyond the Glass accepts no responsibility for loss or personal damage to personal belongings or liability for personal injury/death.
Website: Our tours can be booked directly from our booking page, where you can reserve your place and pay a deposit to secure it. Payments on our website are all made through the secure payment system – Stripe.
Email: Queries and bookings can also be made by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: Call us on +353 863850398.
Please contact us for a list of our recommended Hotels in Cork City.
We recommend The Metropole Hotel Cork. Located in the heart of the Victorian Quarter in Cork’s City Centre, The Metropole Hotel Cork is Cork’s most iconic hotel, world-renowned for our hospitality and warm service. Famous for having welcomed stars of screen, stage, art and literature, they have a long history from sweetshop and ‘dry’ hotel to reclaimed glory. The beautifully renovated hotel is opulent and rich in character. Stay with them to indulge in the finer things in life; impeccable service, sophisticated design, rich food and timeless elegance.
Visit www.themetropolehotel.ie to make a reservation.
James is as efficient as he is easy-going. It took him no time to get us set up properly on our bikes and on our way. Like so many of... read more
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