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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. While there are activities on each day of all of our tours, most of the activities would be categorised as requiring a reasonable level of fitness - for example three hours hiking on uneven ground or three hours cycle on country roads.
One exception to this is the hike to the top of Ireland’s tallest mountain, Carrauntoohil; for this, alternative gentler activities are organised if you wish to have a less strenuous day. If you intend to book your teenagers on the tour we recommend they be fourteen years or older and up to the fitness level described. Our tours are not suitable for children.
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. The two main objectives of our tours are to show you the best of what Ireland has to offer while being immersed in the outdoors. On each day while you are on the tour you will be participating in various forms of social 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 Euro single person supplement on our 8 day tours, a 250 Euro single person supplement on our 6 day tour and a 75 Euro single person supplement on our 3 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.
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 – these are not essential.
• 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.
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. While there are activities on each day of all of our tours most of the activities would be categorised as requiring a reasonable level of fitness - for example three hours hiking on uneven ground or three hours cycle on country roads.
Two exceptions to this are the hike to the top of Irelands Mountain Carrauntoohil and mountain biking in Ballyhoura National Park; but for both of these alternative gentler activities are organised if you wish to have a less strenuous day. If you intend to book your teenagers on the tour we recommend they be fourteen years or older and up to the fitness level described. Our tours are not suitable for children.
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.
Deposit is non-refundable. If you give over 60 days’ notice of cancellation we refund 85% of the tour price, for 31 to 59 days we refund 50%, 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.
Each Tour is limited to a maximum of ten 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 8am. The planned tour departure time is 9am. 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.
Bank transfer: Deposits and payments can also be made by bank transfer. Just contact us for details.