Experience Ireland with Vincent O’Neill, May 21-29, 2018

Don’t miss this this once in a lifetime luxury tour of the Emerald Isle
May 21-29, 2018

Your host:  ICTC Artistic Director Vincent O’Neill

Join this intimate group of discerning travelers departing Buffalo on Monday, May 21, 2018 for a memorable 8 day, 7 night Ireland immersive tour of the Emerald Isle, including breathtaking natural wonders, majestic historic sites, venerable cultural hubs, and all the captivating beauty and charm that only Ireland has to offer.

No quaint but drafty B&B’s on this grand tour.  You’ll luxuriate every evening in style and comfort in a superb hotel with world-class service and amenities selected just for you.

Your tour will include Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Wicklow and culminate in the vibrant city of Dublin. Don’t miss out on this exclusive Irish adventure!

From $4,750 per person *

For details or to make reservations, contact Denise Ambrusko-Maida:
denise@irishclassical.com
(716) 853-1380 X106

Itinerary

Day 1 – 21 May –Board your overnight direct flight from Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, New York.

Day 2 – 22 May (Tue) – Arrival – Adare – Killarney Welcome to Ireland. Upon arrival at Shannon Airport meet your Irish Driver/Guide and depart for Killarney, your destination for the next two nights, via quaint Adare with its pretty thatched cottages   Enjoy some time to relax. Later join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. Overnight: International Hotel, Killarney  (Dinner)

Day 3 – 23 May (Wed) – Killarney Join the famed RING OF KERRY 100-mile panoramic drive around the island’s southwestern tip. Plenty to focus your camera on here: sparkling seascapes, mountains dotted with brightly colored farmhouses, winding lanes bordered with subtropical vegetation, and the breathtaking panorama of the Lakes of Killarney from Ladies View.  Return to Killarney and later depart for Ireland’s famous Rose town, Tralee. Then, take your seats at the SIAMSA TIRE NATIONAL FOLK THEATRE where the legendary heritage of Ireland is re-enacted in compelling songs and dance. The troupe does a truly magnificent job of re-creating Ireland’s Celtic roots with glorious visual, musical and magical productions. Overnight: International Hotel, Killarney (Breakfast)

Day 4 – 24 May (Thu) – Killarney – Kinsale – Blarney – Cork Visit Kinsale, one of the most picturesque, popular and historic towns on the south west coast of Ireland.Join a local guide for a walking tour around Kinsale’s historic streets followed by some free time for lunch. Then continue to Blarney, renowned for its castle and magical Kissing Stone. Time to walk up to the castle, and shop for traditional Irish handicrafts. Proceed to Cork, Ireland’s second-largest city. Enjoy some time to visit the English Market.  Check into your hotel. A round-trip transfer is provided to your independently arranged show at Everyman Theatre tonight. Overnight: Hayfield Manor, Cork (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 5 – 25 May (Fri) – Cork – Waterford Visit the COBH HERITAGE CENTER and retrace the steps of the two and a half million adults and children who emigrated from Ireland via Cobh on “Coffin Ships”, early steamers and finally on the great ocean liners. Then depart for Waterford, Ireland’s oldest City. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of the HOUSE OF WATERFORD CRYSTAL and watch as craftsmen transform glowing balls of molten crystal into elegant shapes.  Tonight a round – trip group transfer is provided to your independently arranged performance at Theatre Royal Show. Overnight:  Faithlegg Manor, Waterford (Breakfast & Dinner)

Day 6 – 26  May (Sat) – Waterford – Glendalough –Powerscourt Gardens – Dublin Views of the Wicklow Mountains to GLENDALOUGH, the early Christian monastic site founded by St. Kevin in the 6th century. See the engaging audiovisual Ireland of the Monasteries, then let your Local Guide show you the remains of this ecclesiastical settlement.  Also visit POWERSCOURT GARDENS, one of the most beautiful gardens in Ireland.  Continue to Dublin. Enjoy an included dinner tonight and then discover Dublin’s rich literary – and beer – heritage on a fun LITERARY PUB CRAWL that is as educational as it is entertaining. Experience the sights and sounds that inspired great Irish writers such as James Joyce, George Bernard Shaw, Brendan Behan, Sean O’Casey, Samuel Beckett, Oscar Wilde, W.B. Yeats, and more!  Dinner is included tonight. Overnight: Westbury Hotel(Breakfast)

Day 7 – 27 May (Sun) Dublin This morning’s orientation drive in the “Fair City” includes statue-lined O’Connell Street, elegant Georgian squares with their tall, red-brick townhouses, colorful doors, and wrought iron-decorated windows, Oscar Wilde’s Trinity College, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and a visit to KILMAINHAM GAOL. Next visit GUINNESS STOREHOUSE, a former fermentation plant and learn everything about the world-famous beer: from how Guinness is made, to the ancient craft of barrel making in the cooperage. The highlight is the 7th floor Gravity Bar, where you will sample a pint of “the black stuff” and enjoy the breathtaking views across Dublin City.  Later tonight a round-trip transfer is provided to the Gate Theatre for an independently arranged performance. Note – Subject to availability as the number of group bookings are limited. Overnight: Westbury Hotel(Breakfast)

Day 8 – 28 May (Mon) Dublin Sightseeing today includes Sandycove and James Joyce Tower.  In the afternoon visit the NATIONAL ART GALLERY. Tonight enjoy a TRADITIONAL IRISH CABARET EVENING with quality entertainment, celebrating the best of everything Irish in comedy, music, song and dance from Ireland’s leading entertainers. Enjoy a lively blend of traditional Irish dance, ballads and tunes. The dancers thrill audiences as they twirl and tap with exuberance to the musical accompaniment of the accordion, uileann pipes, guitar and piano. A fun and unforgettable evening.  Overnight: Westbury Hotel(Breakfast& Dinner)

Day 9 – 29 May (Tue) Departure from Dublin A group transfer is provided to the Dublin airport for your departure flight, direct to Buffalo Niagara International Airport, Buffalo, New York.  (Breakfast)

For details or to make reservations, contact Denise Ambrusko-Maida:
denise@irishclassical.com
(716) 853-1380 X106

$4750 per person based on 25 guests.
Single Supplement: $1299 and limited to 3 spaces.

* Terms and Conditions:

Responsibility

Liberty Travel or Isle Inn Tours, 105 Oronoco St., Alexandria, VA 22314 is not responsible for any personal injury, property damage or other loss a passenger incurs on any tour arising from acts or omissions by any air carrier, public transport company, hotel, car rental company, subcontractor or other person or organization, whether or not such company is rendering any services supplied on the tour. All tickets and vouchers are issued and supplied subject to the foregoing and to any and all terms and conditions under which transportation and services are provided. Isle Inn Tours accepts no responsibility for losses or expenses due to delay or changes in schedules, flight cancellations due to mechanical problems, sickness, weather, strikes, war, quarantine or other causes. Passengers must bear all such losses or expenses. Luggage is carried at owner’s risk throughout the tour. Hand baggage and small articles such as coats, umbrellas or cameras are entirely in the care of the passengers. Isle Inn Tours reserves the right to decline to accept or to return any person as a member of any tour or to cancel or alter the tour. Airline tariffs limit liability for passenger baggage.

Documentation

All tour documents will be provided approximately 45 days prior to the departure of the tour, provided full payment has been received.

Air Transportation (if purchased)

Liberty Travel or Isle Inn Tours is not responsible for mechanical breakdowns, government actions, weather, acts of God, acts of war, misconnections or related expenses to/from flights or other circumstances beyond its control. Tickets are non-refundable once issued. Some carriers may allow you to use the value of your ticket less a penalty for future travel. Please inquire at the time of booking what restrictions are in place. Client or travel agent must supply Isle Inn Tours with passengers’ legal full name as it appears on passport and will be liable for any change fees if erroneous information is provided.

Accommodation

Land arrangements are provided as described in each tour program. Isle Inn Tours reserves the right to substitute hotel accommodations in similar categories.

Meals

Meals are provided as specified in each tour program.

Luggage

Handling of one piece of luggage per person is included in the cost of all coach tours. One suitcase per person is permitted and size should not exceed 30 x 20 x 10 inches and should not exceed 44 pounds. Airlines have their own luggage allowances & some charge additional fees; consult your airlines regulations prior to travel.

Land Cancellations & Refunds

Airfare cancellation penalties are set forth under Air Transportation. Refunds cannot be made to any passenger who does not complete the tour. In the event of cancellation by the Tour Operator, Tour Operator’s liability shall be limited to a refund of all tour payments by the tour participants to the Tour Operator. All cancellations and request for refunds must be submitted in writing to the Tour Operator, and refunds (if applicable) will be made within 14-28 days of receipt of your notice of cancellation.

In addition to the airline penalties imposed and a processing fee of $350 per person, the following land penalties apply to all cancellations:

  • • 60-31 days prior to departure – 75% penalty of land and tour price
  • • 30 days prior to departure to arrival – 100% penalty of land and tour price
  • • no show 100% penalty of tour price
  • IMPORTANT: To guard against unforeseen circumstances, we recommend you purchase our Options travel protection insurance plan.