We’ve been threatening to do this for nearly three years. We’ve been asked to do it for easily the last 4 or 5 years. Now we’ve finally gone and done it. The great Dublin Decoded tour voucher has arrived. The ultimate fun informal date event voucher. The ultimate gift for the fine arts lover, history/ local history buff or architecture aficionado already in your life. The best way to get onto our fabulous Treasure hunts during 2017. It’s here.
The voucher entitles the bearer (you) to 2 places on any public Dublin Decoded walking tour. If you decide to use it on one of our Treasure Hunts as the voucher is also valid for any pair of adults, or indeed any family group, an adult or indeed any 2/3 adults (how generous is that!?) with up to 3 children. (Kids aged 7-14 work best on these treasure hunts) The Treasure Hunts are proving to be incredible fun, and there will be new ones added this year. Don’t miss out. Alternatively, for those who like their history walking tours a little more sedate and luxurious, you can join one of our superb regular walking tours, frankly the best history and architecture walking tours currently available in Dublin. You can even if you wish even put the voucher towards the cost of a private bespoke tour, which will knock €30 straight off the normal price. In fact, the only events this gift voucher is not valid for are the occasional fund raisers we do for charity (for obvious reasons) and other people’s private tours! Everything else is fair game. Please read the terms and conditions carefully on your voucher to make sure you get your tours spots reserved well before tour dates. (See below)
Sound good. How much do the vouchers cost? The vouchers will be around €32 when purchased online, €26 when purchased in cash and in person (at the beginning or the end of one of our tours). €30 when purchased from in person but not at the beginning or end of a tour. This significantly lower prices is because direct sales saves us time. Selling direct saves us significant money on shipping and postage costs, and indeed saves us on-line sales commission charges.
Fair enough So how can I buy a gift voucher? We will be inserting a “buy voucher” buy online feature onto this page soon. Hopefully some time in the first 6 weeks of 2017. Until that function is up and running the only way to buy a voucher, and indeed this is also the most cost-effective way- is to buy a voucher from us directly, either 5-10 minutes before a Dublin Decoded tour, or just after a Dublin Decoded tour, when we usually have the vouchers available. (Contact us prior to the tour to be sure, just mention vouchers in a brief email, and the date of tour) But we will usually have a few vouchers on tours.
Once i have a gift voucher, say i have received one as a gift, how can I then look out for tours and events to attend? All the normal ways! via the Dublin Decoded Facebook page the Dublin Decoded website or best of all, our our superb and pithy monthly newsletter. If you haven’t already subscribed to the newsletter then you can, and should do so here .
Thanks, and once I see a tour I want to attend, and already have my gift voucher, how do i make sure I get my spots on the tour? Well, please do not buy extra tickets online, we can not refund them. This voucher is your ticket, so your tour is of course already paid in advance. Do however read the T&cs on your voucher. (they are on the B&W side) Do as per those instruction then please email us in advance, to advise us you’re attending a tour or a event , so we can set your place aside.
(Some tours are limited numbers and we’ll need to issue /save you a ticket) In your email please use a clear subject header (Name + date of the tour) to make sure we pick up your email?
All this information is on the vouchers by the way and will make sense when you read it there. (The short simple T&Cs are on the B&W, reverse side of your vouchers)
We are very excited about these lovely new gift vouchers and hope they will make a few of you very happy, or indeed some family or friends you may already have in mind. I’ll be outside that bookshop entrance Thursday. You know where to look. And please feel free to share the good news. Thanks everyone and very Happy Christmas shopping! 🙂