- Knock Shrine
- Evening Kinsale Food Tour
- Foynes Flying Boat Museum with Irish Coffee
- Aran Islands and Inis Oirr
- Connemara Seacruise
- Professional Irish driver
- Professional Failte Ireland trained guide
- Transport by luxury motorcoach
- Hotel accommodation based on double occupancy with private bath for 8 nights
- Kinsale (2 nights): Trident Hotel
- Ennis (2 nights): Temple Gate Hotel
- Westport (3 nights): Castlecort Hotel
- Dublin (1 night): Radisson Blu Royal Hotel
- Porterage of one piece of luggage at arrival and departure of hotels
- Nonstop roundtrip flights on Delta between Atlanta and Dublin
- July 16:
- Delta #176 Atl > Dublin 8:05pm - 8:45am (7/17)
- July 25:
- Delta #177 Dublin > Atl 11:00am - 2:40pm
- July 16:
- Transfers from/to Saint Clare of Assisi to/from Atlanta Airport on tour dates for scheduled group air flights
- Flight bags, ticket wallets, baggage tags
- Hotel taxes and service charges
- City stay taxes
- Full Irish breakfasts (8)
- Lunches (1)
- Dinners (5), including:
- Kinsale Food Tour
- Farewell Dinner
SPIRITUAL ENRICHMENT, TOURS, ENTERTAINMENT
- Daily Mass
- Panoramic tour of Galway
- Pilgrimage town of Knock to visit Knock Shrine
- Visit to Adare village
- Catamaran ride through the Killary Fjords
- Ferry ride and day tour to Inis Oirr, Aran Islands
- See the Cliffs of Moher from the sea and from the heights
- Food tour of Kinsale, named the "Gourmet Capital" of Ireland
- Old Jameson Distillery whiskey tasting
- Visit the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings
- Sample local award-winning cheeses at St. Tola Farm
- Visits and admission fees to:
- Trinity College and the Book of Kells
- Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre
- Blarney Castle
- Kylemore Abbey
- Flying Boat Museum with Irish Coffee
- Old Jameson Distillery
- Belleek Pottery Factory
- Personalized audio system to hear every word your guide says, even from a distance
TUESDAY, JULY 16, 2024: UNITED STATES TO DUBLIN IRELAND
Depart your hometown and take an overnight flight across the Atlantic. Enjoy in-flight entertainment and meal service on board.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 17, 2024: ARRIVE DUBLIN | ROCK OF CASHEL
Land at Dublin Airport, complete customs and immigration formalities before meeting your guide and driver, who will welcome you to Ireland and escort you to your luxury motorcoach.
Drive from Dublin to journey toward County Tipperary, where we'll stop to have lunch with the group at a local restaurant or pub.
Next, visit the Rock of Cashel, a spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale, including a 12th-century round tower, a high cross, a Romanesque chapel, a 13th-century Gothic cathedral, a 15th-century castle, and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral. The Rock of Cashel is an ancient royal site of the kings of Munster and first attained importance as a fortress.
Learn about the many ecclesiastical ruins which trace the history of Christianity in Ireland. Head to a local church to celebrate Mass with the group.
Continue your travel into Kinsale. Check into your hotel and settle into your room. In the evening, join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a venue within walking distance from your hotel. (Lunch, Dinner)
OVERNIGHT: Trident Hotel, Kinsale
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2024 : BLARNEY CASTLE | JAMESON DISTILLERY | FOOD TOUR
At 10am board your motorcoach to head toward Cork and arrive at Blarney Castle. Visit Blarney Castle where you may climb to the battlements to acquire the “gift of eloquence” by kissing the famous stone. The grounds and gardens of the Castle are beautiful to explore.
We’ll celebrate Mass nearby before continuing on. Next, journey into Midleton and stop to visit 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.
Travel back to Kinsale and refresh from the day’s activities. This evening, set off to explore the captivating history of Kinsale's culinary rise to mastery. Enjoy a food tour and try many tantalizing treats as you leisurely walk through this harbor town on an adventure that is sure to please even an avid foodie. Learn why Kinsale is dubbed "the Gourmet Capital" of Ireland. (Breakfast, Food Tour Dinner)
OVERNIGHT: Trident Hotel, Kinsale
FRIDAY, JULY 19, 2024 : FLYING BOAT MUSEUM | ADARE
Leaving Kinsale, travel to Foynes and stop to visit the Flying Boat Museum which recalls the early days of air travel, during the 1930’s and early 1940’s, when Foynes was the fulcrum point for air traffic between the United States and Europe.
It's also the birthplace of the Irish Coffee, created to warm weary travelers; you'll learn how to make the 'perfect Irish Coffee' and then get to enjoy one.
Next, travel to Adare, Ireland's "prettiest and friendliest village." Adare was founded on the river Maigue in the 13th century. Adare is famous for its attractive main street of thatched houses and colorful gardens. Celebrate Mass and then stroll through the village and enjoy free time for lunch and shopping.
Drive to the town of Ennis and check in to your hotel. This evening enjoy dinner in the hotel. Afterward check out the great pubs and music of Ennis. (Breakfast)
OVERNIGHT: Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis
SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2024 : ARAN ISLANDS | CLIFFS OF MOHER
Depart our hotel to the town of Doolin. Doolin is a village on Ireland’s west coast. It’s known as a gateway to the ancient sites on the Aran Islands, which are just offshore. The towering Cliffs of Moher lie southwest of town.
Take a short ferry ride across Galway Bay to Inis Oirr, a name derived from "Inis Oirthir" meaning island of the east, 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.
We'll celebrate Mass in the small church on Inis Oirr, where the locals are so appreciative of the opportunity to go to Mass, since they have a traveling priest across all the Aran Islands and weather can prevent him reaching the island.
On 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 seeing the Cliffs from the water, we'll continue to the Cliffs Visitor Center for the classic view of this iconic site. The Cliffs of Moher is one of Ireland's top visitor attractions. The Cliffs are 702 feet high at the highest point and range for 5 miles over the Atlantic Ocean. Return to Ennis for a free evening to discover the many excellent restaurants and pubs with traditional music. (Breakfast)
OVERNIGHT: Temple Gate Hotel, Ennis
SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2024: ST TOLA FARM | GALWAY
Departing Ennis, drive through the Burren, an area of rocky limestone hills where several unique flowers thrive. This region also contains many dolmens, prehistoric monuments forms by large limestone slabs.
Stop to visit St. Tola Farm, one of the many stops on the Burren Food Trail and a producer of handmade goat cheese. St. Tola's award-winning cheeses are sure to please even the most discerning palate. While here, enjoy a chance to sample the cheeses yourself.
Next, journey into Galway and embark on a panoramic tour to see the principle sights of the city. See the Spanish Arch in the Claddagh area, the City Museum and the Cathedral of Our Lady, which is build on the site of the former county jail.
Stop to celebrate Mass with your fellow travelers before enjoying some free time to explore the town, shop, and have some lunch on your own. Spend some time around Eyre Square, the hub of the city. Most of the shops are within easy reach and there are also many quaint pubs where Irish traditional music is played. Then continue your journey into Westport, check into your hotel and enjoy some free time before meeting your group in the hotel restaurant for a delicious meal. (Breakfast, Dinner)
OVERNIGHT: Castlecourt Hotel, Westport
MONDAY, JULY 22, 2024 : KYLEMORE ABBEY | KILLARY FJORDS CRUISE
Drive into the scenic Connemara region to the town of 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 to explore the town independently.
Continue on to visit Kylemore Abbey, an impressive mansion that is home to an order of Benedictine nuns. We’ll celebrate Mass before independent time to explore this fascinating site. Tour elegant rooms in the mansion, explore the beautiful small Gothic Church set beside a tranquil lake, and stroll through the 6 acre, magical Victorian Walled Garden. Learn of the tales of tragedy and romance, royal visits and the Abbey's former role as a boarding school.
We’ll return to Westport. Enjoy a free evening tonight to try out one of the restaurants in town, and visit some pubs. A stop at Matt Malloy's pub is a must. (Breakfast)
OVERNIGHT: Castlecourt Hotel, Westport
TUESDAY, JULY 23, 2024: KNOCK MARION SHRINE
This morning, drive into the pilgrimage town of Knock to visit Knock Shrine, one of the world's leading shrines where the Virgin Mary appeared to 15 people on August 21, 1879. Today it is a church-approved Marian pilgrimage destination.
Explore the beautiful grounds and gardens at Knock Shrine, and learn the story of this sacred site. We will have Mass while at the Shrine.
The Story of Knock in East Mayo began on the evening of 21 August 1879, when people whose ages ranged from five years to seventy-five and included men, women, teenagers,children, witnessed what they claimed was an apparition of Our Lady, St Joseph, and St John the Evangelist at the south gable end of the local small parish church, the Church of St John the Baptist. Behind them and a little to the left of St John was a plain altar. On the altar was a cross and a lamb (a traditional image of Jesus, as reflected in the religious phrase The Lamb of God) with adoring angels.
After visiting Knock, travel into Belleek and stop to visit the Belleek Pottery Factory. Here you can watch skilled craftspeople mold and decorate the clay to form delicate and highly decorative pieces. See the full range in the how rooms and also a historic exhibit with pieces from when the factory first opened.
Return to your hotel in Westport and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to relax or shop. After an independent dinner, you may like to find a musical pub for some entertainment. (Breakfast)
OVERNIGHT: Castlecourt Hotel, Westport
WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2024: DUBLIN | BOOK OF KELLS
Leaving Westport, journey through Ireland's midland region, which is prime farming country. The rich countryside will introduce you to many facets of Irish living.
Continue your journey into Dublin and stop to celebrate Mass at a local church. Proceed to the Guinness Storehouse to see exhibits on how this world famous stout was first created and why it is so popular today. Finish your visit in the roof-top ‘Gravity Bar’ featuring 360 degree views of Dublin, where you can sample a draft Guinness and enjoy the view of the city.
Tonight, travel to the Church Restaurant to enjoy an authentic Irish dinner with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
OVERNIGHT: Radisson Blu Royal Hotel, Dublin
THURSDAY, JULY 25, 2024: RETURN TO THE U.S.
All too soon, your time in Ireland has come to an end. Transfer to Dublin Airport is good time to check in for your flight. You may do some last minute shopping at the duty free stores before boarding you plane and returning to the United States.
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What the Tour Price Includes: hotel accommodations based on double occupancy (we will charge an additional fee for any single room accommodations), breakfast each morning (after the first overnight), transport by luxury motor coach with a driver and professional Failte Ireland guide on tour days, lunches and dinners as specified in the itinerary, visits and admission fees as described in the itinerary, hotel porterage, service charges, and taxes. Airfare is available as in the land/air tour package, and is available through a block of coach class group air seats.
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• If we receive written notice on or before January 10, 2024, we will retain $400.00 per person.
• If we receive written notice on or after January 11, 2024 but before April 18, 2024, you will incur a cancellation fee of $550.00 per person.
• If we receive written notice on or after April 18, 2024, 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.
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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 20 seats are available first-come, first-served at the published tour price. These seats are on Delta from Atlanta to Dublin on July 16, 2024 and returning from Dublin to Atlanta on July 25, 2024. We also have seats reserved for arrival one day prior to regular tour date, and seats for flights with an extra day after the tour. 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.