Bishop Ned and Father Paul
Jubilee to Ireland 2021

Bishop Ned Shlesinger and Father Paul Burke will celebrate their 25th anniversaries as priests on a very special pilgrimage to Ireland.

Travel with them to see the beauty of Ireland including the Aran Islands, Rock of Cashel, Kylemore Abbey, the Marian Shrine of Knock, ecclesiastical capital of Ireland, Armagh and so much more.

Father Paul will celebrate Mass on the 25th anniversary of his ordination in his home church in Loughrea, County Galway, and Bishop Ned will celebrate Mass for his Jubilee in his ancestral home of Armagh in Northern Ireland.

SUPER EARLY BOOKING DISCOUNT

Extra $100 discount off price shown for registrations before 10/30/2020

Registration Is Open

Tower and castle ruins on Inisheer island Aran Islands Ireland

Dublin (2 Nts), Ennis (2 Nts), Galway (3 Nts), Armagh (2 Nts)
10 Days/ 9 Nights

Depart US on Monday, May 17, 2021
Return on Wednesday, May 27, 2021

Land and Air Package:

$4,878 per person, double occupancy (Payments by Check)
$5,048 per person, double occupancy (Payments by Credit Card)

      Single occupancy is $1,140 additional

Highlights

Highlights


  • Jubilee Celebrations for Bishop Ned and Father Paul
  • The Marian Shrine at Knock
  • Aran Islands
  • Glendalough monastic ruins
  • Tour and tasting in Armagh apple orchards and cidery
  • Killary Fjord cruise
  • The two St. Patrick's Cathedrals of Armagh
  • See classic Ireland sites such as the Cliffs of Moher and a visit to Kylemore Abbey

Inclusions

Inclusions

Download Flyer with Itinerary, Inclusions, and Pricing >>


TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

  • Professional Failte Ireland tour guide escort for 10 days
  • Transport by luxury motorcoach
  • Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 9 nights
    • Dublin (2 nights): Radisson Blu Royal Hotel (4 star)
    • Ennis (2 nights): Temple Gate Hotel (4 star)
    • Galway (3 nights): Galmont Hotel (4 star)
    • Armagh (2 nights): Armagh City Hotel (4-star)
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage at arrival and departure of hotels
  • Included Air Package: Roundtrip Atlanta to Dublin
    • May 17: Delta #176    Atl > Dublin      9:15pm-10:00am  (5/18)
    • May 27: Delta #177    Dublin > Atl    12:00pm-3:55pm
  • Airport transfers on tour dates for scheduled group air flights
  • Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags
  • On-site Recess 4 Grownups event staff
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • City stay taxes

DINING

  • Full Irish breakfasts (9)
  • Lunches (5)
  • Dinners (5):
    • Jubilee Celebration Receptions (2)
    • Dinner and evening entertainment at Merry Ploughboy Pub
    • Table d'hote dinners (2)

SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT, TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT

  • Daily Mass
  • Guided walking tour of Galway
  • Visit and tour of Glendalough monastic ruins
  • Visit to Adare village
  • Catamaran ride through the Killary Fjords
  • Guided tour and ceremonial experience of the Navan Centre and Fort
  • Tour of the Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary
  • Visit the Clonmacnoise monastic settlement on the shore of the River Shannon
  • Ferry ride and day tour to Aran Islands
  • Guided tour of St Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral, Registry, and Library
  • See the Cliffs of Moher from the sea and from the heights
  • Visit to the Marian Shrine of Knock
  • Tour of Armagh apple orchards with tasting and lunch
  • Tasting experience at Micil Distillery
  • Guided tour of St Patrick's Roman Catholic Cathedral
  • Guided panoramic tour of Dublin with local guide
  • Visits and admission fees to:
    • Kylemore Abbey and Victorian Walls Gardens
    • Trinity College and the Book of Kells
    • Glendalough Visitor Centre
    • Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
    • Saint Patrick's Church of Ireland Cathedral, the Registry, and Armagh
    • Robinson Library
    • Navan Centre & Fort
  • Personalized audio system to hear every word your guide says, even from a distance

Itinerary

Itinerary

Download Flyer with Itinerary, Inclusions, and Pricing >>


MON, MAY 17:  UNITED STATES TO DUBLIN IRELAND

Depart Atlanta on an overnight flight across the Atlantic. Start your vacation with in-flight entertainment and meal service.


TUES, MAY 18: DUBLIN | BOOK OF KELLS

Ireland Dublin Book of Kells

Once you complete customs and immigration formalities at Dublin Airport, you’ll be welcomed by your tour host, who will guide you to your luxury motorcoach.

We'll celebrate our first Mass together at St. Patrick's College in Maynooth, where Father Paul attended college. Known as the "National Seminary for Ireland", the college chapel is known for its stunningly beautiful stained glass windows and wood carvings.

Drive to Dublin for a panoramic tour with a local guide who will show you around the prominent historic buildings and monuments of Dublin. Dublin is an ancient settlement, founded by the Vikings in the 9th century. The city has been molded through the centuries with many architectural styles, reflecting the economic, political and artistic influences. Stop in Trinity College to view the illuminated manuscript of the Book of Kells, the 9th-century gospel manuscript famous throughout the world. The intricacies of the illustrations make this one of the top sights to see in Dublin. The visit includes a walk thorugh the Long Room at Trinity College’s Old Library which is a spectacular architectural site housing 200,000 of the collection’s oldest books.

Continue to our hotel in Dublin and settle in; enjoy dinner in the hotel restaurant and get to know your fellow traverlers. (Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin


WED, MAY 19: GLENDALOUGH | MERRY PLOUGHBOY PUB

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.

Return to Dublin for a little free time. This evening drive to the town of Rathfarnham to The Merry Ploughboy Pub for dinner followed by a lively show of traditional Irish songs, dancing and music. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin


THU, MAY 20: ROCK OF CASHEL | ADARE

Ireland Adare Thatch Cottage

Depart Dublin and drive west to the Rock of Cashel, also known as St. Patrick’s Rock or Cashel of the Kings, a collection of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in County Tipperary. The Rock of Cashel is an ancient royal site of the kings of Munster and first attained importance as a fortress. It includes the 12th-century round tower, a high cross, the Romanesque Cormac's Chapel, and 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Tour the site and hear stories of its key role of Christianity in Ireland.

Continue on to visit Ireland's "prettiest and friendliest village".  Adare was founded on the river Maigue in the 13th century. We'll celebrate Mass and then enjoy free time to explore and have lunch. Adare is famous for its attractive main street of thatched houses and colorful gardens. Stroll through the village and take some photos.

Continue to Ennis, and check into your hotel. Enjoy an evening at leisure to try some of the restaurants and pubs in town.  (Breakfast)

OVERNIGHT: Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis


FRI, MAY 21: ARAN ISLANDS

Panoramic landscape of Inisheer Island, part of Aran Islands, Ireland.

Drive to Doolin for your day excurion to the Aran Islands. Take a short ferry ride across Galway Bay to Inis Oirr, a name derived from "Inis Oirthir" meaning island of the east, which is the smallest and most eastern of the Aran Islands. These rocky islands are renowned for the hardy islanders who maintain traditional fishing and farming methods and where the popular intricately patterned fishermen’s sweaters originated. The Irish language is still spoken widely amongst islanders today. These islands are divided up into tiny fields by stone walls but farming is difficult as the winds tend to carry away the soil. Less than 3 square kilometres in size Inis Oirr is a walkers and bikers paradise, with little motor transport, breath-taking scenery, and flora that is unique to the island and the Burren area.  The island is an isolated exposure of the Burren, in County Clare, consisting of bare limestone pavement, rising at one point to 60 meters above sea level. We'll celebrate Mass in the small local church and then enjoy lunch at one of the local pubs.

Ireland Cliffs of MoherOn the return trip of the ferry, enjoy unequaled views of the famous Cliffs of Moher from the sea, with these prehistoric cliffs towering above you (weather permitting). After returning from a fabulous day at Inis Oirr, drive a short distance to see the view from the Cliffs of Moher from the other direction, overlooking the water. Enjoy this other perspective of this impressive wall of rock that rises to almost 700 feet above the foaming Atlantic breakers - Ireland at its most natural, rugged, panoramic and breathtaking.

The evening is free for dining on your own at the many restaurants and pubs within easy walking distance; look for an impromptu trad session at local pubs. (Breakfast, Lunch)

OVERNIGHT: Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis


SAT, MAY 22: KNOCK | GALWAY

Ireland Knock Shrine

Depart Ennis and drive north to visit the church-approved Marian pilgrimage site 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. We'll celebrate Mass and provide free time for prayer and lunch on your own in the village of Knock.

Continue to Galway and enjoy a panoramic drive around the city, which will take you to see the large modern cathedral set on an island on the River Corrib. See the Spanish Arch in the Claddagh area, formerly a fishing village, the City Museum, National University of Galway and the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is built on the site of the former county jail. Explore the restaurants, pubs, and shops around Eyre Square.

Enjoy a visit to Micil Distillery and learn about the history of poitin (illegal moonshine!) in Ireland and how Irish spirits are made today. Tour this working distillery and taste samples of these family recipes handcrafted in Galway.

Check into your Galway hotel, which has a great city center location so you can explore the area and try some of the fresh seafood or farm-to-table cuisine at one of the local restaurants.  (Breakfast)

OVERNIGHT: Galmont Hotel, Galway


SUN, MAY 23: KYLEMORE ABBEY | KILLARY FJORD CRUISE

Ireland Connemara Kylemore Abbey

Drive into the scenic Connemara region to visit Kylemore Abbey, an impressive mansion that is home to an order of Benedictine nuns. Mass will be celebrated and then enjoy free time to tour elegant rooms in the mansion, explore the beautiful small Gothic Church set beside a tranquil lake, and stroll through the 6 acre Victorian Walled Garden. Have lunch on your own at one of the dining options on the grounds.

Continue to nearby Leenane and stop to take a catamaran cruise aboard the “Connemara Lady” through Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. You can see great views from this narrow inlet, which is surrounded by hills and cliffs. Also observe the seabirds, seals and otters that live in the waters.

Return to Galway where your evening is free to explore some of the local restaurants and enjoy music in the pubs. (Breakfast)

OVERNIGHT: Galmont Hotel, Galway


MON, MAY 24: GALWAY | FATHER PAUL JUBILEE CELEBRATION

This morning 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 more of 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 Father Paul's hometown. Father Paul 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. (Breakfast, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Galmont Hotel, Galway


TUE, MAY 25: CLONMACNOISE | ARMAGH

Lush landscape in central ireland, Clonmacnoise

Depart Galway and head to the center of the country to visit Clonmacnoise. This monastic settlement was founded in 545 AD by St. Ciaran and is set on the banks of the mighty River Shannon. See elaborate High Celtic crosses decorated with biblical scenes and explore the grounds where we will celebrate Mass. The site includes the ruins of a cathedral, seven churches, two round towers, three high crosses and the largest collection of Early Christian graveslabs in Western Europe.

Drive north through Ireland's hidden heartlands where we'll stop at local restaurant for lunch. Continue into Northern Ireland to Armagh, the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland, where St Patrick founded his first large stone church in 445AD. There are two cathedrals bearing his name – the Church of Ireland cathedral on Sally Hill, and on the opposite hill the twin-spired Catholic St Patrick's Cathedral. Armagh is the ancestral home of Bishop Ned. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Armagh City Hotel, Armagh


WED, MAY 26: ARMAGH | BISHOP NED’S JUBILEE CELEBRATION

Northern Ireland Armagh St. Patrick's Catholic

This morning take a guided tour of St Patrick’s Church of Ireland Cathedral, which contains many relics of history, among them a true stone High Cross and the grave of Brian Boroimhe (Boru), an Irish King who ended the domination of the O’Neill kingship in Ireland. The church’s history begins in the year 445 when, according to tradition, St Patrick built a church on the hill from which the city derives its name, Ard Mhacha – The Height of Macha. Continue to No.5 Vicars’ Hill, built in 1772 as the Diocesan Registry for the Cathedral and Diocese of Armagh; it displays examples of historical records along with ancient coins, gems, significant prints, and early Christian artifacts. Next visit the Armagh Robinson Library, one of the oldest libraries in Ireland. Its fascinating collections include books, manuscripts, prints, coins and gems.

County Armagh is known as the Orchard of Ireland and St. Patrick is said to have planted the first apple tree at the ancient settlement of Ceangoba in Armagh. Visit local farms to experience the whole process of cider making. Tour the orchards and cidery, taste the cider flavors, and enjoy lunch.

Northern Ireland Armagh Navan Fort

Discover more about Armagh's sacred history when you visit the place from which Ulster's ancient kings once ruled, Navan Fort, and one of Ireland’s most important archaeological sites. Saint Patrick is thought to have healed a local chieftain, Daire, who then gave him the site on the hill in Armagh to build his church. In Ard Mhacha, or Armagh, Saint Patrick established the city as a great seat of Christianity, as it remains today, and the city grew around his church. Learn about Celtic history before St. Patrick’s arrival. Enjoy a guided tour of the Navan Centre & Fort with an expert guide and meet Celtic characters who will transport you back to ancient history. Be welcomed into the clan with a cleansing ceremony and traditional purification involving smoke and fire. Enjoy story telling by thefire including the tales of Ulster’s greatest heroes and warriors.

Atop a hill on the other side of the valley is the twin-spired Roman Catholic Cathedral also dedicated to St Patrick. Ascend the huge stone stairway and be prepared to be awed by the ornate. Tour the Cathedral and admire its design, stained glass windows, mosaics and shimmering gold leaf sculptures, which are a serene and breath-taking experience of St Patrick yesterday and today. Bishop Ned will celebrate his Jubilee Mass of Thanksgiving today at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. Afterward we'll have a celebration reception in a local establishment. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

OVERNIGHT: Armagh City Hotel


THU, MAY 27: RETURN TO THE UNITED STATES

All too soon, your time in Ireland has come to the end. Depart Armagh and transfer to Dublin Airport with plenty of time to spare for checking in for your flight and clearing security. Browse or purchase some last-minute souvenirs at the duty-free stores before boarding your aircraft and flying back across the Atlantic Ocean to the United States.

Pre-Tour Offering

1-Night Pre-Tour Option: If you’d like to arrive a day early to acclimate and get over jet-lag, we have a one-night pre-tour stay. Fly
into Dublin one-day early, departing Sunday, May 16, 2021, and arriving on Monday, May 17 and enjoy a stay on the grounds of Kilkea
Castle, Carriage Rooms are located within the Courtyard of Kilkea Castle. This package includes your hotel accommodations, dinner in
Restaurant 1180 in Kilkea Castle, breakfast, transportation arrangements from the airport on day of arrival and next day to Maynooth to meet the group.

The pre-tour package includes:

• 1 Night’s accommodation in a Carriage Room located within the Courtyard of Kilkea Castle.
• Admission to Irish National Stud & Gardens
• Transfer from Dublin Airport to Irish Stud to Kilkea Castle
• Dinner in Kilkea Castle's fine dining experience, Restaurant 1180
• Breakfast in Kilkea Castle
• Transfer from Kilkea Castle to Maynooth (go directly to the first stop of our tour - instead of sitting around at the airport waiting
for the group flight, we'll transport you directly to Maynooth at the appropriate time)

The pre-tour package is $359 per person for double-occupancy, or $459 for single-occupancy.

This package is available for those who are making their own flight arrangements and for those who are using the group air - we've
blocked a group of seats departing on Sunday, May 16, 2021, which is a day earlier than the regular group flight. The cost for this flight is
the same as the regular group flight.

Post-tour Offering

2-Night Post-Tour Option: Extend your time in Northern Ireland with an excursion to the UNESCO World Heritage Giant’s Causeway on the north coast, truly an amazing sight, made more fascinating by the insights of our private guide. Then travel through the Glens of Antrim, small villages along the coast, to Belfast. Stay in the heart of the city at the four-star Europa Hotel, the perfect location for exploring. On your second day, learn about the history of the troubles with a Black Taxi Tour, and also visit the top attraction, Titanic Belfast. Northern Ireland is known for its authentic and local food culture, so enjoy dinner at the top seafood restaurant. Transportation to the Dublin Airport is provided May 29.

The post-tour package includes:

• 2 Night’s accommodation in Europa Hotel in the heart of Belfast.
• Admission to the Giant’s Causeway
• Private guide for Giant’s Causeway and Antrim visits
• Black Taxi Tour, covering the history, politics, murals of Belfast
• Admission to Titanic Belfast
• Dinner at Fish City Belfast, awarded Best Seafood Establishment at Food Awards Northern Ireland
• 2 Breakfasts
• Transportation from Armagh to the Giant’s Causeway to Belfast.
• Transfer from Belfast to Dublin Airport

The pre-tour package is $789 per person for double-occupancy, or $899 for single-occupancy.

This package is available for those who are making their own flight arrangements and for those who are using the group air – we’ll arrange for your return flight from Dublin to Atlanta on May 29, 2021.

Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions


Click Here to Download Participant Agreement

Click Here to Download Flyer

PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT

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

ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By booking your arrangement with us, you are agreeing to be bound by the terms of this Agreement and any additional terms and conditions of any Supplier that are applicable to your booking. The lead participant assumes the responsibility of sharing these Terms and Conditions with each trip participant, including payment of all amounts when due. It is the responsibility of each participant to read our Terms and Conditions in its entirety. We are not responsible for any participant’s unawareness of the Terms and Conditions due to the failure of the lead participant to share this information with all other participants.  If you do not agree with our terms and conditions you should contact us before making a booking.

We may change these terms and conditions from time to time. We will notify you of any material changes in our terms.  The terms and conditions that are in effect at the time of booking will apply.

You represent and warrant that (a) you are of sufficient age to use our services and website and can create binding legal obligations in connection with your use, (b) you are legally authorized to act on behalf of those you represent and accept these terms and conditions on their behalf, and (c) the information supplied by you or members of your group is true and correct. You are responsible for informing such other persons of all terms and conditions applicable to their travel arrangements. You understand that you are financially responsible for any use of our services or website by you and those for whom you make bookings. 

You agree that any violation of any such terms and conditions may result in (a) the cancellation of your reservation or purchase, (b) your forfeiture of any monies paid for your reservation or purchase, (c) you being denied access to the applicable travel related product or service, and (d) our right to debit your account for any costs we incur as a result of such violation.

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 tour escort on tour days, table d’hôte dinners and specialty Irish dinner with entertainment 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 strap.  Airfare is available in the land/air tour package, and is available through 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 escort, 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. This list is illustrative and not a complete list of every item not included.

Tour Group Participants: 30 participants are needed to operate the tour. 

All tours are based on a minimum number of participants.  We make every effort to ensure that tours meet their minimum requirements.  However, if the tour drops below the minimum number of participants cancellation of the tour may occur at the sole discretion of Recess 4 Grownups.  In such case, guests will be advised at least 60 days prior to departure.  We reserve the right to change the departure date or cancel the tour. We may offer alternative tour dates or other travel arrangements.  You may choose to accept these arrangements or cancel; in case of cancellation you will receive a full refund.  Any air cancellation, including air fare the client purchased, will be in accordance with the terms of the carrier and We will not be liable for the carrier’s refusal to make any refund whatsoever.  In such case We will not be liable for any additional costs incurred outside of the tour prices such as visa and passport fees, travel insurance or any other purchases made by the guest in anticipation of the tour.

Reservations and Deposits: All prices are in U.S. Dollars, and based on double occupancy. You must make payments in accordance with the instructions and deadlines we give you below.  Since the operation of international travel requires extensive long-term planning, we charge a $250 per person non-refundable planning fee, this planning fee is included in the total price of your package.  In addition, costs are incurred and suppliers are paid long before the actual departure date.  Some of these fees are non-refundable.  If we do not receive any payment due in full and on time, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled by you in which case the cancellation charges set out below will become payable. We reserve the right to refuse a booking without giving any reason and shall, in that event only, return any deposit received. Reservations are transferrable at the sole discretion of Recess 4 Grownups.

While we do accept major credit cards including Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Discover, participants must provide to us a signed charge authorization agreement or click authorization for every transaction for your trip.  Your authorization is a binding agreement for us to charge your card and as such you waive any right to chargeback in the case of cancellation for any cause (excepting fraud), including a Force Majeure event, as defined herein, and agree to refund policies and procedures as outlined in these Terms and Conditions. In the event a Participant attempts to chargeback, reverse, or recollect a trip payment already made without the authorization of Recess 4 Grownups, we reserve the right to collect all additional costs, fees and expenses associated with such chargeback, reversal or recollection, including, without limitation, attorney fees.

  • $500.00 per person and a completed Guest Reservation Form (“Reservation Form”) are required with this Participant Agreement to reserve space for the Tour.
  • $900.00 additional is due on November 19,2020
  • Full payment is due February 25, 2021

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 November 18, 2020, we will retain $300.00 per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after November 19, 2020 but before February 24, 2021, you will incur a cancellation fee of $800.00 per person.
  • If we receive written notice on or after February 25,2021, 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.

As described above, we are required to pay all suppliers well in advance of your tour date.  Some suppliers do not offer any refund. You are subject to the supplier’s terms.  Any refund owing under the cancellation schedule above will be less any additional fees or non-refundable deposits of Suppliers.  We will, when available, tell you about these fees or deposits in advance. If you are entitled to a refund, please note that the supplier is responsible for this refund, not Recess 4 Grownups.  Suppliers may choose to provide a travel voucher or credit in lieu of refund.  We are not responsible for a supplier’s failure to pay a refund or for supplier bankruptcy or insolvency.

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.

Any cancellation refund will be less credit card fees.

Name Changes: We cannot change names on airline reservations or tickets. For the Land Tour:

  • If we receive written notice on or before October 15, 2020 there will be no fee or charge.
  • If we receive written notice on or after October 16, 2020 but on or before January 05, 2021, you will incur a fee of $300.00 per name change.
  • No name changes will be allowed after January 06, 2021.

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. These changes will not be considered a material changes and will not be consider cause for cancellation by the participant.  If we suggest alternate activities in place of a planned stop or in case of leisure time, such suggestions do not constitute our endorsement.  In such a case you will be subject to the terms and conditions of the supplier of the activity and your only recourse in case of damage will be against the supplier of the alternate activity. During local or national holidays or special events, peak seasons, on certain days of the week, and during religious occasions, certain facilities such as museums, churches, restaurants, sightseeing tours, hotels, and shopping may be limited or not available. Alternatives will be offered whenever possible. We cannot be held responsible for any closures, necessary itinerary changes, or curtails for any reason. These changes will not be considered a material changes and will not be consider cause for cancellation by the guest. Normal cancellation penalties still apply to the program that has been changed.

If a tour is cancelled, except for cases of Force Majeure, 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.  Should Bishop Ned Shlesinger and Father Paul Burke be unable to participate in this event, other than reasons due to a force majeure event every effort will be made to secure a substitute to lead this pilgrimage/tour. Regardless of the participation of Bishop Ned Shlesinger and Father Paul Burke the tour will proceed as scheduled on the dates listed. If some unforeseen situation results in the cancellation of the performance, 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 Bishop Ned Shlesinger and Father Paul Burke 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.

Recess 4 Grownups shall not be responsible for, and shall make no refund for, events beyond its control, such as, without limitation, acts of God, weather, natural disaster, strikes, acts of war, terrorism or civil disturbance, government restrictions, changes of schedules or operational decisions of air carriers, terrorist activity or the threat thereof, industrial action, natural or nuclear activity, epidemic, pandemic, illness, physical injury, quarantine, medical or customs or immigration regulation, delay, or cancellation, adverse weather conditions, fire, or for acts or omission of Third Parties or other parties not under the control of Recess 4 Grownups and all similar events outside our control.

Trip Cancellation Insurance: Travel Insurance is highly recommended to protect your travel investment. Please see the optional trip insurance offered for the Tour.  Such plan at a minimum should cover Trip Cancellation or Interruption, Cancel for Any Reason, Medical Expense, Emergency Evacuation/Repatriation, and Baggage. Travel protection plans can help protect you in the event of loss of non-refundable trip deposits and payments that result from cancellation or trip interruption (due to a covered reason such as injury or illness before or during the trip). It also helps with reimbursement for medical emergency costs (including very costly medical evacuation costs), missed connections and baggage loss.

We are not qualified to answer technical questions about the benefits, exclusions, and conditions of travel protection plans. We cannot evaluate the adequacy of the prospective insured's existing insurance coverage. If you have any questions about your travel protection, call your insurer or insurance agent or broker.

Certain countries have a requirement for foreign visitors to have valid medical insurance on entry. We cannot be held responsible for denied entry if a guest is unable to provide details to authorities of insurance or denial of entry for any reason. Declining travel protection plan coverage could result in the loss of your travel cost and/or require more money to correct the situation. You also acknowledge that without this coverage, there may be no way to recoup any losses, costs or expenses incurred. If you choose to travel without adequate coverage, we will not be liable for any of your losses howsoever arising, for which trip protection plan coverage would otherwise have been available.  

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.  Rooms will be assigned by the respective supplier/s on a run-of-the-house basis, in category/ies as specified in the itinerary. Special requests such as lower floors, connecting rooms and smoking preference, bedding, must be made at the time of booking.  While we will make reasonable efforts to communicate your requests to the supplier, such requests are not guaranteed and are at the discretion of the supplier. There may be additional charges for such requests which will be solely the expense of the guest making the request.

Guests should be aware that hotel room sizes, standards and facilities can vary regionally and are often different from standards in the United States.  This can include difference in bed sizes and room sizes, bathroom amenities, amenities such as air-conditioning and compliance with other standards such as ADA and wheelchair accessibility. 

Certification of Guest’s Health; Responsibility to Inform Us of Disabilities or Pregnancy: You hereby certify that you do not have any condition or disability that would create a hazard for you or other guests participating in the Tour, and that you understand that health care standards, facilities, and services abroad may be different or even inadequate for treating injuries or illness. You agree to inform us via certified mail or e-mail sent to Change@Recess4Grownups.com (with confirmation of receipt from us) at the time you tender your first payment of the Tour Fee (or at such later time when you become aware of such a condition) of any existing physical or mental illness, disability, pregnancy or any other condition for which you may require medical attention or special accommodation during the Tour. We will make reasonable efforts to obtain accommodations but make no guarantee to be able to accommodate you for such condition during the Tour, and we make no representations or warranties regarding special accommodations or handicap accessibility on the Tour.  Due to liability reasons, we cannot assist you with any additional needs including but not limited to: taxi transportation, wheelchair rental, wheel chair attendant, etc. You are responsible to provide a travel companion at full cost to provide for any additional assistance. Any and all costs associated with additional needs will be at your expense.

Group Air: A group air block of 34 seats are available first-come, first-served at the published tour package price. These seats are on Delta from Atlanta to Dublin on May 17,2021 and return on May 27,2021. Group air contracts include some restrictions: A minimum of 10 people must choose the group air option for the group price to be honored. Due to the airlines’ reduced capacity and restrictive group reservation terms, group air reservations are often difficult to coordinate. The number of connections, length of layovers, and all conditions surrounding air travel cannot be guaranteed and may change before departure. Accordingly, if you require specific air travel needs and are not flexible concerning group air travel, you may wish to consider purchasing a Land-Only package and secure your own preferred air arrangements. Please note that group seats are assigned “at the discretion of the airline”, although every effort will be made to fulfill requests, SPECIFIC SEAT ASSIGNMENTS CANNOT AND WILL NOT BE GUARANTEED. Seat numbers may not be advised until check in at the airport. If you require specific seats, Recess 4 Grownups, LLC suggests you book the tour package as “land only” and arrange your own air. In regard to Delta Skymiles, it is common for carriers to give partial or no credit for group flights. It is important to give your frequent flyer number at time of final payment to make sure any eligible miles will be recorded.  Group air is economy class and is not upgradable to first class, business, economy plus, etc. To travel with an upgrade, you must choose "Land Only" and book independent air. Checked baggage fees are not included in this tour package price. Most airlines charge fees ranging from free to $75 per bag one way. Checked baggage is limited to one bag per person. Details of Checked baggage and Carry On Luggage allowances will be in your final travel documents. Baggage is at owner’s risk throughout the tour.

Land Only: Those electing to make their own air arrangements will travel "Land Only". In this case, you must notify Recess 4 Grownups no less than 60 days before departure, be responsible for meeting the group at a specified location and time on the tour. Land only passengers are responsible for arranging and the cost of transfers to and from the airport. Wait until you have received confirmation of tour reservation before making flight arrangements.

Responsibility/Liabilities: We act only in the capacity of agent for CIE Tours and the other suppliers of the travel services named in the itinerary or otherwise providing services or goods in connection with the Tour (the Suppliers”), such as hotels and other lodging providers, local hosts, sight seeing tour operators, bus lines, car rental companies, driving services, restaurants, and providers of entertainment. We assume no responsibility for any personal injury, property damage, or other loss, accident, delay, inconvenience, or irregularity which may be occasioned either by reason (1) any act or omission of any of the Suppliers or airlines providing flights to or from your Tour, or (2) any matter beyond our exclusive control including but not limited to a delay or cancellation of a flight that causes you to miss any portion of the Tour. We have no special knowledge regarding the financial condition of the Suppliers, unsafe conditions, health hazards, weather hazards, or climate extremes at locations to which you may travel. 

Travel to many parts of the world may involve the risk of a variety of hazards to health and/or safety, including but not limited to disease, crime, terrorism and warfare. Because each guest’s risk tolerance is different, We are not in a position to advise or recommend whether travel to any particular place at any particular time should take place. It is recommended that the guest should refer to objective third-party sources of travel information, such as that maintained by the U.S. Department of State (travel.state.gov). In addition, you should consult with government websites to ensure that you are in compliance with all requirements for admittance into that country as well as understanding local laws that govern travel within a country, such as tracking. Should you choose to travel to a country that has been issued a travel warning or advisory, We will not be liable for damages or losses that result from travel to such destinations. Should you choose to cancel a trip due to a travel advisory or warning our normal cancellation fees will apply.

You assume full and complete responsibility for checking and verifying all passport and visa requirements of the destinations and for complying with all laws of the country in the itinerary. When traveling abroad, your passport must be valid for at least six months following your visit. For more information, see the US Department of State website information on passports. You are also responsible for respecting the authority and following the directions of the Tour guide during a Tour.

For the safety or our guests, we reserve the right to request health information prior to travel and to exclude any participants we deem unfit for travel at our sole discretion. We may exclude you from participating in all or any part of the Tour if, in our sole discretion, your condition behavior renders you unfit for the Tour or unfit for continuation once the Tour has begun. Unfitness may include, without limitation, any behavior that, regardless of its cause, is inappropriate or offensive or interferes with the delivery of Tour services, or may constitute a hazard or embarrassment. In such case, our liability shall be strictly limited to refund of the recoverable cost of any unused portion of the Tour. Should you decide not to participate in certain parts of the Tour or use certain Goods included in the Tour, no refunds will be made for those unused parts of the Tour or Goods. You must be over the age of 18 to participate in the Tour. You agree to indemnify and hold us harmless from and against any costs, damages, losses, or liabilities arising out of your or your companions’ actions or omissions or (if you checked the box indicating that you are signing or agreeing on behalf of yourself and your traveling companions) arising out of your companions’ claims that you were not authorized to sign or agree.

 Additional risks and dangers may arise including, but not limited to, hazards of travel by train, automobile, motor coach, aircraft and other means of conveyance, animal interactions, swimming, forces of nature, political unrest, other unrest, risks associated with water, food, plants, insects and differing animal regulation, and acts of national and local governments and unrest and acts of others against governments. These risks are not an exhaustive list but are examples of many kinds of risks. You are voluntarily participating in these activities with the knowledge that there may be dangers involved, and you hereby agree to accept any and all risks. As lawful consideration for the agreement with Recess 4 Grownups to participate in such trips and activities you agree you will not make a claim against Recess 4 Grownups, its related companies or its personnel or sue for bodily injury, emotional trauma, death, property loss or damage or other loss, cost or expense, however caused, as a result of or related to your contracting for, traveling to or from, or in any and every other way participating in the trip. You release Recess 4 Grownups, its related companies and its personnel from any and all claims, known or unknown, arising from contracting for, traveling to or from, and in any and every way participating in a trip. This release of liability and assumption of risk agreement is entered into on behalf of you and all members of your family and party, also including minors. This agreement also binds your heirs, legal representatives and assigns.

Where the guest occupies a motor coach or other vehicle seat fitted with a safety belt, neither Recess 4 Grownups nor the Operator nor its agents or co-operating organizations or service providers will be liable for any injury, illness or death or for any loss or damages or claims whatsoever arising from any accident or incident, if the safety belt is not being worn at the time of such an accident or incident. This exclusion and limitation of liability shall not be used to imply that the Operator or its agents or affiliated entities are liable in other circumstances.

General: Any dispute related to the Tour shall be governed by Georgia law without regard to conflict of laws principles. The federal or state courts in Georgia shall be the exclusive forum for any lawsuit related to the Tour, and you consent to the personal jurisdiction by said courts. You agree to present any claims against us within 30 days after the Tour ends and to file within six (6) months of the incident, and you acknowledge that this expressly limits the applicable statute of limitations to one year. Guest claims not submitted and received within this time shall be deemed waived and barred.

We are not responsible for typographical or pricing errors. You agree to grant us (and third parties with whom we may engage in joint marketing) a worldwide, royalty-free, fully paid-up license to use your photographic, video, or digital likeness solely for our promotional purposes. For religious pilgrimages, your name will be shared with other participants prior to the tour; after the tour, you will must notify Change@Recess4Grownups if you do not want your contact details shared with the group members. Facsimile transmission of any signed document shall be deemed delivery of an original. At our request, you shall promptly provide an original document as well. If there are any conflicts between this Participant Agreement, the Reservation Form, and the Itinerary, this Participant Agreement shall apply.

If any provision of these terms and conditions shall be held unenforceable, such provision shall be struck and the remainder shall remain enforceable.

For California Residents: We are a registered Seller of Travel in the State of California (CST 2103869-40). Registration as a Seller of Travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. We are not a participant in the California Travel Consumer Restitution Fund. California law requires certain sellers of travel to have a trust account, and we have a trust account at Bank of America. Upon cancellation of the transportation or travel services, where the guest is not at fault and has not canceled in violation of any terms and conditions previously clearly and conspicuously disclosed and agreed to by the guest, all sums paid to Tour Operator for services not provided will be promptly paid to the guest, unless the guest advises Tour Operator in writing, after cancellation. This provision does not apply where Recess 4 Grownups has remitted the payment to another registered wholesale seller of travel or a carrier, without obtaining a refund, and where the wholesaler or provider defaults in providing the agreed-upon transportation or service. In this situation, Recess 4 Grownups will provide the guest with a written statement accompanied by bank records establishing the disbursement of the payment, and if disbursed to a wholesale seller of travel, proof of current registration of that wholesaler.

For Florida Residents: We are registered with the State of Florida as a Seller of Travel. Registration No. ST- 38287.

Ready for Recess?

Get travel tips, insider info, and the latest news on upcoming trips.