Why should I book with Lowell Courtney Tours?
The fact that you are looking at FAQs suggests that our site has sparked your imagination. We will give you an individual custom-built experience, not one of the off-the-shelf, pre-packaged tours that treat you as part of a faceless herd.
Is LCT going to rip me off?
Let's be honest - this is a major concern. Can you trust us? Yes, you can...but of course, we would say that, wouldn't we. We do not promise you the earth, but we do look after you, and because we care and want you to have a great vacation. And, don't forget, trust is a two-way thing. If you do not come as promised, we are out-of-pocket.
What do I need to bring with me to Ireland?
Your valid passport.
We do not require you to have an ESTA; we do not charge you for the privilege of travelling to Ireland/ UK.
Travel Insurance documents.
Your essential medicines (over- the- counter drugs are readily available in Ireland, but are more expensive in the Republic than in Northern Ireland.
If you bring a mobile phone, check with your provider that it will work in UK/ Ireland.
An adaptor - our plugs have three pins, not two.
Our voltage is 240v. You may need to bring a converter if your equipment is 120v. A converter is different to an adaptor. (Hotels generally provide hair dryers).
What currency do I need?
In the Republic of Ireland you need Euros; in Northern Ireland you need Pounds (Sterling).
ATMs are widely available so you can easily get cash.
Credit cards are also widely accepted.
What clothes do I need?
Your guess is as good as ours. Use your common sense. The weather is changeable; layers are probably your best bet.
Generally clothing is casual; in good restaurants "smart casual" is a good idea.
Bermuda shorts and loud shirts tend to be avoided.
Some protection against the rain is recommended.
What about the wildlife?
There are few, if any, nasties in Ireland. There are no snakes, scorpions, crocodiles, alligators, wolves or bears. We have some annoying flies.
Are food allergies catered for?
Just be careful. In many restaurants you are advised on the menu to inform your server of any allergies, but this is always a good idea.
Does LCT only work in Ireland?
We live in Ireland; we have first-hand knowledge of it; we do not visit Ireland or rely on others to do the research for us; and therefore, Ireland is our area of expertise.
We can, however, also help you have a successful trip to Scotland & Wales.
What should we see?
There is no right answer to this question. It depends on your interests. Lowell & Carol will advise you. You could also do some Googling to get a general feel for a place. Review sites such as TripAdvisor can give surprisingly different judgments of a place.
Please remember that Ireland is not America. Enjoy our culture.
Will I meet a leprechaun?
Only after several pints of "the black stuff" (or, as it is commonly known - Guinness).