FAQ’s — Frequently Asked questions
Please find below the answers to frequently asked questions. If you have a question not answered here please do not hesitate to contact us.
Q: Are the tours suitable for people with mobility issues?
A: The tours are quite manageable and we would be happy to advise you further as to the suitability of each tour before booking. Our vehicles are not wheelchair accessible.
Q: Are airport transfers included?
A: Yes. Airport transfers with Meet and Greet inside the terminal.
Q: Are there any baggage restrictions?
A: Soft sided bags are better and we recommend one medium size suitcase per person plus one carry-on.
Q: Is Travel Insurance included?
A: No. You must purchase comprehensive travel insurance cover for cancellation, medical expenses, repatriation personal accident, personal luggage, money and public liability before you travel. Some credit cards include trip insurance.
Q: Is there a single supplement?
A: Yes. The regular price is based on two sharing a double or twin bedded room. Please inquire for the extra cost of sole occupancy.
Q: Do all the accommodations have hair dryers in the room?
A: Yes, all the overnight accommodations provide hairdryers.
Q: How are hotels in the United Kingdom graded?
A: Compared to the United States, a UK or Irish 3-star ranking is closer to US 4-star, and UK or Irish 4 star closer to US 5-star. Some hotels only miss out on a star as they don’t have a swimming pool or some such facility. The rating system is not necessarily a reflection of the standard. All of our hotel choices are of unique character, and most range from UK or Irish 3-star to UK or Irish 5-star.
Q: What types of vehicle do we use?
A: We use luxury Range Rovers (2 to 3 passengers) and Mercedes Luxury Touring V-Class Vans (4-6 passengers).. We use a long wheel-base version of the Mercedes which offers extra space for luggage. For larger groups we use 16 seater Mercedes mini-buses or luxury motor coaches.
Bookings and Payments
Q: How can I pay?
1. By Check.
2. Electronic Bank Transfer.
3. By Visa, Mastercard or American Express.
Q: What are your Terms and Conditions?
A: Click here for full Terms and Conditions.
Q: Is Wanderlust Travel and Tours a member of a professional body?
A: Yes. Wanderlust Travel & Tours is a proud member of the NTA (National Tour Association) and abides to the NTA’s Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibility requirements.
Q: Is smoking allowed on the vehicles or in accommodation?
A: Wanderlust operates a strict no smoking policy in all vehicles. Smoking is illegal in all enclosed places of work in Great Britain and Ireland. This includes offices, public buildings, hotels, pubs, restaurants and company vehicles (cars and vans).
Currency and Credit Cards
Q. What currency is required on the tours?
A. Euros will be required for all Irish tours, and British Pounds Sterling for all tours to England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland.
Q. Which credit cards are accepted and where can I get cash?
A. There are plenty of ATM's along the way where you can withdraw cash as you need it. We do advise that you let your bank know you are traveling, so that they expect the payments abroad. Most places do accept credit cards. Please note that while Visa and Mastercard are widely accepted, other cards such as American Express are not, and Discovery is rarely accepted.
Q. If a passenger has special dietary requirements (vegan, gluten intolerance etc.), can they be catered for easily?
A. Most places cater for specialized dietary requirements so that should be no problem.
Q. Are adapters required?
A. Yes, you will need an adapter. Both the UK and Ireland use a three pin plug, with square pins. The voltage is 240v so you need to check that any appliances you are bringing over can work on a 240v system. It should say somewhere on the device. Generally phone, tablet and laptop chargers are fine but hair dryers and flat or curl irons are not unless they are dual voltage. All lodgings provide hairdryers.