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Join Monsignor Joe Corbett (Pastor of St. Jude the Apostle) and Monsignor Frank McNamee (Rector of Christ the King) on a memorable nine night tour of Ireland in 2020.

Monsignor Frank and Monsignor Joe will each commemorate their Jubilee in Ireland, each celebrating Mass in his hometown church on the day of his 25th anniversary of ordination. In addition to traveling with them for these special events, we'll travel throughout the Emerald Isle and follow Saint Patrick's Trail, visit Kilkenny Castle, explore the ruins of Glendalough, and see the UNESCO World Heritage Site Giant's Causeway. We'll also visit Cliffs of Moher, Titanic Belfast, and enjoy walking tours of Galway and Waterford. 

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Galway (2 Nts) – Waterford (2 Nts) – Belfast (3 Nts) - Dublin (2 Nts)
10 Days/ 9 Nights
Depart US on Sunday, May 24, 2020
Return on Wednesday, June 3, 2020





Land Only Package: {Air Schedule to be released in late July 2019}
$3,798 per person,double occupancy
{Payments by Check}
$3,938 per person,double occupancy{Payments by Credit Card}
   Single occupancy is $1,260 additional

   Travel insurance:$242/person; Cancel for Any Reason Coverage:$363/person

 

 

 

 



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* SUPER EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT:
             Extra $100 discount off price shown for registrations before 3/28/19

A group flight will be offered once flight schedules are available in July 2019. Priority for seats in group air block based on registration date.

Highlights

  • Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Glendalough monastic ruins.
  • St. Patrick’s Trail – Down Cathedral, St. Patrick’s Grave, Saul Church, Inch Abbey.
  • Train ride through the Irish countryside from Dublin to Belfast.
  • Choice of visiting the Marian Shrine of Knock or walking tour of Galway.
  • See classic Ireland sites including a visit to Waterford and Kilkenny Castle.

Inclusions

Tour Includes:

    • Daily Mass
    • Professional Failte Ireland tour guide escort for 10 days     
    • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 9 nights
      • Galway (2 nights): Galway Bay Hotel (4 star)
      • Waterford (2 nights): Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre (4 star)
      • Belfast (3 nights): Grand Central Hotel (4 star)
      • Dublin (2 nights): Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (4-star) 
    • Full Irish breakfasts (9)
    • Lunches (4)
    • Dinners (5):           
      • Jubilee Celebration Receptions (2)
      • Table d'hote dinners (2)
      • Farewell dinner
    • Airport transfers on tour dates for scheduled group air flights
    • Guided walking tour of Galway or visit to the Marian Shrine of Knock
    • Traditional Irish music performance at lunch
    • Guided walking tour of Waterford
    • Train ride from Dublin to Belfast
    • Guided panoramic tour of Dublin with local guide
    • Scenic drive along the Glens of Antrim
    • Visits and admission fees to:
      • Kilkenny Castle
      • Cliffs of Moher
      • Tour of Waterford Crystal or Waterford Treasures Museum {your choice}
      • Glendalough
      • Giant's Causeway
      • Causeway Coast Discovery Center
      • Titanic Belfast
      • Saint Patrick's Centre
      • Down Cathedral and Saint Patrick's Grave
      • Saul Church
      • Inch Abbey
      • Guinness Storehouse or Jamison Whiskey Distillery {your choice}
    • Transport by luxury motorcoach
    • Porterage of one piece of luggage at arrival and departure of hotels
    • Personalized audio system to hear every word your guide says, even from a distance
    • On-site Recess 4 Grownups event staff
    • Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags and identifying strap
    • Hotel taxes and service charges
    • City stay taxes   

    Itinerary

    Sun, May 24

    UNITED STATES TO SHANNON IRELAND

    Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight* across the Atlantic. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service as you travel to start your vacation.

    {*Flights not included in tour at this time - group air will be offered in July 2019. Priority for group air seats will be based on registration date.}

    Mon, May 25

    ARRIVE IN IRELAND | CLIFFS OF MOHER

    After customs and immigration formalities at Shannon Airport, your CIE Tours guide and driver will welcome you to Ireland.

    Depart Shannon and travel to County Clare and the coastal town of Doolin, known for its traditional Irish music. Have lunch at a local venue and your first experience with the fabulous Irish hospitality.

    Continue down the coast a bit to view the Cliffs of Moher, one of Ireland's most beloved, natural landmarks. This impressive wall of rock rises to almost 700 feet above the foaming Atlantic breakers - Ireland at its most natural, rugged, panoramic and breathtaking. Head north to Galway and check into your hotel where you will have free time before dinner. After settling in, enjoy dinner in your hotel. (L & D)

    OVERNIGHT: Galway Bay Hotel, Galway

    Tues, May 26

    GALWAY OR KNOCK | MONSIGNOR FRANK'S JUBILEE CELEBRATION

    Today you have your choice of two options, either in Galway or the Marian Shrine of Knock. In Galway, join a local guide for a gentle walking tour, where you will see the medieval city walls, Lynch’s Castle and the narrow streets. After your leisurely walk, enjoy free time for lunch and exploring Galway.

    Or, you may choose to visit the church-approved Marian pilgrimage site of Knock. This morning drive to the village of Knock where local people saw an apparition of the Virgin Mary on the gable wall of the church in 1879. Experience a guided tour of the beautiful grounds and gardens at Knock Shrine, while your guide narrates the story of Knock in fascinating detail. After lunch on your own in the village of Knock return to our hotel in Galway.

    Late this afternoon, depart Galway and drive west through County Galway to Loughrea, which means "The town of the grey lake". Loughrea sits on the shore on Loughrea Lake, and is the Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Clonfert. St. Brendan's Catholic Cathedral is arguably one of the country's greatest contributions to European art of the twentieth century. Loughrea also happens to be Monsignor Frank's hometown. Monsignor Frank will celebrate Mass today on the 25th anniversary of his ordination. Afterward we'll have a celebration reception in a local establishment. Return to your Galway hotel after a fun evening in Loughrea. (B & D)

    OVERNIGHT: Galway Bay Hotel, Galway

    Wed, May 27

    KILKENNY CASTLE | LEGEND'S HURLING BAR

    This morning depart Galway and head south toward Waterford. Stop first in the medieval city of Kilkenny, which is renowned for its massive castle. Arrive in Kilkenny and celebrate Mass in a local church. Afterward have lunch in Lanigans Legends Hurling Bar, regarded as Irelands only Hurling Bar Museum. It is dedicated to the game of hurling, a Gaelic sport heralded as the world’s fastest field team game.

    Tour the massive Kilkenny Castle, home of the Butlers, Earls and Dukes of Ormonde, who held power over the region for centuries.The castle estate boasts both formal and informal gardens, which overlooks the Nore River. The castle was first built in 1192 and you will learn about the region as you see wonderful paintings and furniture.

    Depart Kilkenny and continue to Waterford and check into your hotel. You may wish to relax or freshen up before dining on your own and then check out some of the nearby pubs and listen to traditional music. (B & L)

    OVERNIGHT: Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre, Waterford

    Thurs, May 28

    WATERFORD | MONSIGNOR JOE'S JUBILEE CELEBRATION

    Today, take a short walking tour through the older sections of Waterford with a local guide. Walk along Merchant's Quay where ships docked in former times and see the Clock Tower. Pass Reginald's Tower, City Hall, Theatre Royal and many other places. Then you can visit either House of Waterford Crystal or Waterford Treasures before enjoying some time on your own.

    Late this afternoon, depart Waterford and travel along the south coast to Stradbally, Monsignor Joe’s hometown. Monsignor Joe will celebrate Mass today on the 25th anniversary of his ordination. Afterward gather in a local establishment for a celebration reception. Return to your hotel in Waterford after a lively evening in Stradbally. (B & D)

    OVERNIGHT: Tower Hotel and Leisure Centre, Waterford

    Fri, May 29

    GLENDALOUGH | TRAIN RIDE IN IRISH COUNTRYSIDE

    This morning travel through the scenery of the Wicklow Mountains on the way to Glendalough, one of Ireland’s most beautiful destinations. There you’ll explore the remains of one of the most important monastic sites in Ireland, Glendalough, with its ruins of a round tower, churches, and Celtic crosses. We'll celebrate Mass at the nearby parish named after St. Kevin, then go to a local restaurant for lunch.

    Then motor a short distance to Dublin, where we will board the train for a ride to Belfast (with no worries of managing luggage as it will be driven to Belfast). See Ireland from a different perspective. Enjoy the pleasure of a comfortable train ride, where you can sit back, relax and enjoy the ever changing scenery of the Irish countryside unfold. When you arrive in the Belfast station, your motorcoach is waiting to take you to your city center hotel. Check into your hotel and settle into your room. You may wish to relax or freshen up before dinner with your group in the hotel. (B, L & D)

    OVERNIGHT: Grand Central Hotel, Belfast

    Sat, May 30

    GLENS OF ANTRIM | GIANT'S CAUSEWAY

    Drive north along the Glens of Antrim, one of Ireland’s popular scenic routes to discover lovely views of mountains, valleys, and coastline. This area is where many scenes from “Game of Thrones” were filmed. Visit The Causeway Coast Discovery Centre for a turf-cutting demonstration.

    Visit the natural wonder that is Giant’s Causeway, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This impressive area of hexagonal columns was formed more than 60 million years ago by the slow and even cooling and contraction of molten lava. The Visitors Centre has some very interesting exhibits and background on the folklore associated with this incredible site. Celebrate Mass at a church in the area before returning to Belfast for a free evening to try out some local restaurants. (B)

    OVERNIGHT: Grand Central Hotel, Belfast

    Sun, May 31

    THE TRAIL OF SAINT PATRICK

    Depart Belfast and follow the Saint Patrick’s Trail to Downpatrick. Arrive in Downpatrick which is the burial site of Saint Patrick and medieval capital of County Down. Visit the Saint Patrick Centre, the only exhibition in the world dedicated to telling the story of Saint Patrick. While here, learn about his life, work and the founding of many monasteries, which had a profound influence on Ireland’s development in the early Christian era. After exploring the Saint Patrick Centre, visit the Medieval Cathedral of Down: Church of the Holy Trinity and Saint Patrick’s Grave. Celebrate Mass in Downpatrick.

    Have lunch at a local venue before continuing on to visit Saul Church, known as the Cradle of Christianity in Ireland, and where Patrick died on 17 March 461. Then motor a short distance to visit Inch Abbey, a 12th century massive monastic ruin site on the bank of the River Quoile. Most recently the site has been used as a filming location for the Game of Thrones. Depart County Down and return to Belfast for a free evening on your final night in Northern Ireland. (B & L)

    OVERNIGHT: Grand Central Hotel, Belfast

    Mon, June 1

    TITANIC BELFAST | DUBLIN

    This morning visit Titanic Belfast, a truly remarkable visitor center. Embark on a journey through the life of the Titanic, from her conception in Belfast in the early 1900s, through her construction and launch, to her famous maiden voyage and tragic end. Through state of the art technology, the exhibition's nine interactive galleries take you back to the sights, sounds and stories of Titanic as well as the City and people which made her. The exhibition also explores the discovery of the wreck and has live links to current marine expeditions.

    Depart Belfast and travel south to Drogheda where you will celebrate Mass. Continue on to our hotel in Dublin to check in. This evening we gather together for a festive farewell dinner.
    (B & D)

    OVERNIGHT: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

    Tues, June 2

    DUBLIN | GUINNESS OR JAMESON

    This morning take an orientation drive around Dublin city center. Dublin is one of the liveliest capitals in Europe but there are plenty of historical places also. See the main thoroughfares of O’Connell Street and Nassau Street, the shopping streets and some lovely public parks.

    The remainder of the day and evening is at leisure. Included in your tour is a voucher for your choice of two classic Dublin experiences: Guinness Storehouse or the Old Jameson Distillery. Pick your favorite and enjoy a visit with a taste. Visit the Guinness Storehouse, where your tour ends with a visit in the roof-top ‘Gravity Bar’ featuring 360 degree views overlooking Dublin, where you can sample a draft Guinness and enjoy the view of the city. Or, you might want to tour the Old Jameson Distillery where you can learn about distillation processes for this “water of life”, and enjoy a sample. In the evening, you can dine at one of the many traditional or modern dinner venues located within the city. (B)

    OVERNIGHT: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin

    Wed, June 3

    DEPART FOR ATLANTA

    After breakfast you will transfer to the Dublin Airport for return flight home to Atlanta.

    Terms and Conditions

    PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT

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    By signing below (or clicking “I agree” online), you agree to the following terms and conditions. Recess 4 Grownups LLC (“we” or “us”) acts as an agent for CIE Tours International, which provides the tour described in your itinerary (the “Tour”), and these terms and conditions apply to the Tour.

    What the Tour Price Includes: hotel accommodations based on double occupancy (we will charge an additional fee for any single room accommodations), full Irish breakfast each morning (after the first overnight), transport by luxury motor coach with a driver and professional Irish tour guide throughout tour, specific lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary, visits and admission fees as described in the itinerary, hotel porterage, service charges, and taxes, and flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tag, and identifying luggage strap. Airfare will be offered as an optional land/air tour package after July 2019, and will include a block of coach class group air seats. Not included: Airfare, if not purchased as land/air tour package option; meals not specifically identified; alcohol with included dinners unless specifically identified; gratuities payable to guides and drivers; airport transfers for travelers not on group flights; other personal expenses; and anything not specifically listed in inclusions. If you would like to add additional nights to your tour, we would be happy to arrange this at additional cost and subject to availability of accommodations. 30 participants are needed to operate the tour.

    Reservations and Deposits: All prices are in U.S. Dollars, and based on double occupancy.
    • $500.00 per person and a completed Guest Reservation Form (“Reservation Form”) are required with this Participant Agreement to reserve space for the Tour.
    • $1,000.00 additional is due on October 11, 2019.
    • Full payment is due February 12, 2020.
    Client Cancellation & Refund Policy: If you choose to cancel your reservation, we must receive written notice of said cancellation either via certified mail, overnight courier, or e-mail sent to Change@Recess4Grownups.com (with confirmation of receipt from us in order to be effective), and you will be subject to the following cancellation fee schedule:
    • If we receive written notice on or before October 10, 2019, we will retain $350.00 per person.
    • If we receive written notice on or after October 11, 2019 but before February 11, 2020, you will incur a cancellation fee of $900.00 per person.
    • If we receive written notice on or after February 12, 2020, or if you are a no-show, you will incur a cancellation fee equal to 100% of the Tour price. If a flight or other delay for any reason prevents you from joining the Tour on the Tour start date, you will be considered a no-show, and we cannot provide a full or partial refund or credit toward a future Tour, but you may join the Tour late if you wish.
    Please note that airline cancellation and change fees are not included. Please also note that your decision not to travel due to State Department advisories, fear of travel, price of airfare, or any other reason will constitute cancellation by you. No refund or credit will be given for any unused features or early departures for any reason. No refund or credit will be given for any unused features or early departures for any reason.

    Name Changes: We cannot change names on airline reservations or tickets. For the Land Tour:
    • If we receive written notice on or before June 30, 2019 there will be no fee or charge.
    • If we receive written notice on or after July 01, 2019 but on or before November 30, 2019, you will incur a fee of $300.00 per name change.
    • No name changes will be allowed after December 01, 2019.
    Operator Cancellation or Substitution: We will make commercially reasonable efforts to keep the itinerary as it has been published; however, the final itinerary may vary due to factors beyond our control. We may in our sole discretion substitute services or goods of similar quality for any service or good stated in the Itinerary. If a tour is cancelled, our liability is limited to a full refund of your deposits, and we will not be liable for any other costs, damages, or refunds of any kind for any loss, delay, inconvenience, disappointment, or expense whatsoever in such circumstances. If for reasons beyond our control, a Tour in progress must be interrupted or cancelled, we will in good faith consider refunding a portion of the Tour price depending on our actual costs incurred compared to the Tour as originally contemplated. Should Monsignor Frank McNamee and/or Monsignor Joe Corbett be unable to participate in this event, every effort will be made to secure a substitute to lead this pilgrimage/tour. Regardless of the participation of Monsignor Frank McNamee or Monsignor Joe Corbett the tour will proceed as scheduled on the dates listed. By signing this form to participate in this tour, you agree that the terms of the cancellation penalty will be binding upon you regardless of whether Monsignor Frank McNamee or Monsignor Joe Corbett is able to participate. Recess 4 Grownups, LLC will not be responsible for any loss incurred by traveler, including lost days of the scheduled tour, due to a cancelled flight or other means and modes of transportation. Please investigate purchasing travel insurance as recommended, to cover any type of loss associated with cancelled air or other transportation.

    Trip Cancellation Insurance: Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your travel investment. Please see the optional trip insurance offered for the Tour.

    Accommodations: Guest accommodations during the Tour are double or twin occupancy and will include fully equipped, en-suite bathrooms. We will charge an additional fee for any single room accommodations.

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    Group Air: A group air block of seats will be made available after flight schedules are released in mid-July 2019. The group air seats will be available first-come, first-served, with priority based on the sign-up registration date. These flight schedule will depart Atlanta to Shannon on May 24, 2020 and return on June 3, 2020 from Dublin to Atlanta. The group air flight times and detailed information will be provided to all registered participants for priority booking by the end of July 2019.

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