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Escorted Group Tour of Ireland 2015

Brendan Vacations Tour of Ireland

Ireland Adventure

September 11-19, 2015

9 Days/7 Nights

Are you looking for charm, friendly people, and plenty of places to explore? Join Fox World Travel and Brendan Vacations on a Select Group Vacation to magical Ireland!  In addition to pubs and Riverdance-style step dancers, you also can find local musicians, friendly locals, stunning scenery, ruins and historical sites, all at a relaxed pace.

Nearly everyone will find something to enjoy in Ireland, be it the green countryside, Irish whiskey, shopping, bicycling tours or wandering sheep. Traditional culture still thrives, and the Ireland's people and way of life have not been significantly altered by modern trends. In Dublin, the small, charming city always offers a warm welcome, especially at the corner pub. See the elegant townhouses and the magnificent castles and learn their history. And, no trip to Ireland would be complete without a tour of the Old Jameson Distillery, with samples, of course!

Kiss the Blarney Stone, explore the charming villages, ride in an old-fashioned horse drawn jaunting car, and breathe in the beauty that is the Emerald Isle!

 

 
 

Inclusions, Highlights and Pricing

  • Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up points
  • Round trip flights from Chicago O’Hare to Dublin and return from Shannon
  • Meet and Greet and airport transfers to the hotel and return
  • Seven (7) nights hotel accommodations in Ireland to include two nights Dublin, three nights Killarney and two nights Limerick
  • Professional driver/guide for touring, transfers and excursions
  • Buffet breakfast daily
  • Four dinners including an evening at the famous Durty Nellies and a medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees as outlined in daily itinerary. Highlights include: Malahide Castle, Trinity College,  Jameson Distillery, Blarney Castle and Woollen Mills, Ring of Kerry, Killarney National Park, Jaunting Car ride, The Cliffs of Moher, Dingle Peninsula tour,  and Bunratty Castle and Folk park
  • Hotel luggage handling for one suitcase per person, including  service charges and government taxes
  • Experienced Tour Manager from Fox World Travel to accompany the group
  • Base coverage insurance with Travel Guard is included in the cost of your vacation. (For a nominal cost, you can upgrade the insurance to include trip cancellation/interruption coverage to protect you from penalties if you need to cancel prior to your departure for a covered reason.)  
  • Customized informative travel documents with helpful traveling tips

Accommodation details: Well located, first class and/or superior first class hotels will be utilized in run of house category

Not Included:  Gratuities for airport porters or driver/guide in Ireland, optional excursions, meals not shown as included in itinerary, insurance upgrades to include trip cancellation/interruption, or any items of a personal nature.
 
A valid passport is required with a validity of at least six months beyond the return date of the trip.
 
* Minimum group required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to participate. In the unlikely event the minimum number is not reached, the tour will still include a professional local guide in the destination.


Pricing

Complete Package Price: $2,997.00* per person, double occupancy INCLUDING current taxes and fees of $386.00*

* Above price is per person based on double occupancy including air from Chicago and current taxes and fees of $386.00.  Taxes are subject to change even after the final payment has been made. A minimum number of participants are required to operate this customized tour. In the unlikely event the minimum is not reached you will be notified prior to final payment and your deposit will be refunded in full.

Single Supplement: $400.00

Triple Occupancy: Subject to availability at the same rate

Insurance:

Base coverage Travel Guard insurance is included in the price of your package. For a nominal additional cost, trip cancellation/interruption coverage may be added for complete trip protection. Your Fox World Travel Vacation Specialist will provide pricing and options for these upgrades.

Flight Schedules TBA from Chicago O'Hare

The identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s code-share partner, will be assigned and disclosed at a later date.

Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference.  Additional restrictions may apply. Flight schedules are subject to change. Fox World Travel has no control over flight or equipment changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations.  A valid passport is required with a minimum validity of 6 months from date of return.  Checked baggage fees will apply.

Cancellation Penalties:

  • From date of deposit to (100 days) June 3, 2015................. Initial deposit of $400.00 per person
  • (99 days) June 4 – (65 days) July 8, 2015.............................. 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • (64 days) July 9 - (31 days) August 11, 2015.....................… 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • August 12, 2015 to 0 days prior to travel.............................. No refund

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.                                                                                                              

Initial Deposit: 

$400.00 per person plus cost of insurance upgrade if chosen

Final Payment Due:

No later than June 3, 2015

 


 

Itinerary

Day 1 – Friday, September 11, 2015 - UNITED STATES TO DUBLIN

Motorcoach transfer to Chicago from select cities. Board your overnight flight to Dublin.


Day 2 - Saturday, September 12, 2015 - DUBLIN ARRIVAL    

After landing at Dublin Airport, your driver/guide will welcome you to Ireland and transfer you to your hotel.   This afternoon travel to Malahide and visit the magnificent Castle.  Dinner this evening is at your hotel

MEAL: DINNER

HOTEL: ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL, DUBLIN (or similar)

 Group Tour of Ireland 2015


Day 3 – Sunday, September 13, 2015 - DUBLIN’S HIGHLIGHTS     

This morning discover the delights of central Dublin with public buildings, elegant Georgian townhouses and squares as well as modern sculptures and busy shopping hubs. Visit Trinity College, home of the 8th century Book of Kells and see St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Stop for a visit at the Old Jameson Distillery where you can learn about distillation processes for this “water of life”. Displays explain how barley and water are combined, distilled, aged and bottled and at the end of the tour enjoy a sample. Spend the afternoon shopping or sightseeing independently and in the evening you may like to sample Dublin’s traditional pubs.

MEAL: BREAKFAST

HOTEL: ACADEMY PLAZA HOTEL, DUBLIN (or similar)

 Group Tour of Ireland 2015


Day 4 – Monday, September 14, 2015 - KILLARNEY

After breakfast today you’ll travel to Killarney.  Your journey will take you to Blarney to climb to the battlements of Blarney Castle to kiss the famous "Stone of Eloquence." Then also visit the Blarney Woollen Mills, which has an excellent range of Irish products of all types. You will also have time to browse around the village, charmingly set around a large village green.  Travel through the rugged countryside of County Kerry where the town of Killarney is charmingly located with a backdrop of mountains and lakes. Upon arrival check into your hotel and enjoy some time to relax and settle in before joining your group for a fun evening of song & dance with dinner at Molly Darcy’s Irish Night.

MEAL: BREAKFAST, DINNER

HOTEL: THE MALTON HOTEL, KILLARNEY (or similar)

 Ireland Group Tour


Day 5 – Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - KILLARNEY/RING OF KERRY

Today an old-fashioned horse drawn jaunting car will bring you through the Killarney National Park, which is closed to motorized vehicles. Then we are off to the Ring of Kerry - 100 miles of marvelous scenery consisting of the highest peaks in Ireland on one side and a coastline scattered with golden beaches and rocky headlands on the other. Enjoy plenty of stops to view the scenery and take photos. Travel through Glenbeigh and Cahirciveen and on to Waterville and the colorful village of Sneem. Stop at Moll’s Gap for a view of the three lakes of Killarney with the mountains and the town in the background. Return to Killarney for a free evening.

MEAL: BREAKFAST

HOTEL: THE MALTON HOTEL, KILLARNEY (or similar)

 Ireland Group Tour


Day 6 – Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - KILLARNEY/DINGLE PENINSULA

Today discover the beauties of the Dingle Peninsula, made famous by David Lean’s movie, “Ryan’s Daughter.” Drive along the south shore of the peninsula for plenty of vistas of heathery mountains, sandy stretches of beach and rocky headlands. There will be frequent stops at strategic locations to admire the views and take photos. At the base of Conor Pass, stop at the Dingle Brewing company. Learn about the brewery’s rich and varied past before sampling a pint of this local lager. Continue your drive on to the western tip of the peninsula. Here the scenery becomes wilder as the influence of the open Atlantic Ocean strengthens. You will pass early Christian monastic beehive huts and small fishing villages. Return to Killarney where the balance of the evening is free for independent pursuits before enjoying dinner at a local pub with your group.

MEAL: BREAKFAST

HOTEL: THE MALTON HOTEL, KILLARNEY (or similar)

 Ireland Group Tour


Day 7 – Thursday, September 17, 2015 - CLIFFS OF MOHER/LIMERICK

Leaving Killarney travel via Tralee and Listowel to Tarbert where you take the ferry across the wide mouth of the River Shannon. Drive via Lahinch to view the Cliffs of Moher. The impressive wall of rock rises to a height of almost 700 feet above the churning Atlantic Ocean and stretches for five miles along the coast. Departing the Cliffs of Moher you’ll continue on to charming Limerick.  After settling into your hotel, enjoy dinner at the historic Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub.

MEAL: BREAKAST, DINNER

HOTEL: CLARION HOTEL LIMERICK, LIMERICK (or similar)

 Ireland Group Tour


Day 8 – Friday, September 18, 2015 - LIMERICK/BUNRATTY CASTLE

This morning you’ll tour the 15th century Bunratty Castle and walk through the streets of the Folk Park.  Your afternoon is free to shop for those last minute gifts and enjoy the charming city of Limerick. 

This evening you’ll join your fellow travelers for a fun and entertaining farewell medieval banquet at Bunratty Castle.

MEAL: BREAKFAST, DINNER

HOTEL: CLARION HOTEL LIMERICK, LIMERICK (or similar)

 Ireland Group Tour


Day 9 – Saturday, September 19, 2015 - DEPARTURE HOME

All too soon, your vacation in Ireland has come to the end. Transfer to Shannon Airport in plenty of time to check in for your flight. You may do some last minute shopping at the duty free stores. Upon arrival in Chicago your motorcoach will transfer you back to your departure city.

MEAL: BREAKFAST

 
 

 

** Hotels and itinerary subject to change.

 

 


 

Brendan Vacations

 
Brendan Vacations was founded over 40 years ago on the Irish traditions of affability and an indomitable spirit. Since then, they’ve been helping our clients enjoy their very special vacation. As a division of the family-owned The Travel Corporation, they are trusted for outstanding service, quality, value, reliability and financial stability. Their ultimate goal is to provide you with the best travel experience for your money.

Our travel agents can offer a variety of vacation styles with Brendan Vacations, including popular Escorted Vacations, Locally Hosted Vacations, Family Experiences, Boutique Escorted Vacations and Customized Vacations.  You'll also find Brendan Gold Vacations, a special collection of distinctive hotels, resorts and sightseeing experiences around the world.

No matter the complexity or the destination, Fox World Travel and Brendan will take care of all the details. Because “Taking You Personally” is more than their slogan, it is the way they want to be treated, so it is the way Brendan treats you and all of our travelers.

 

About Fox World Travel

Fox World Travel is the largest vacation travel agency in Wisconsin, with 11 travel agency locations throughout the state and over 50 years experience planning individual, group and corporate travel. Fox has earned "Top Producer" awards with virtually every major vendor and our team of travel agents each average over 10 years of experience with our company and about 20 years experience overall. This recognition and expertise, along with the flexibility to book your vacation travel online, sets Fox World Travel apart from many travel companies. You can be confident you are receiving the highest quality products and services from top industry suppliers when you book your travel with Fox World Travel.

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