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South Boston Irish American Society Tour of Ireland September 9th – 18th 2017

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Tour Booking Code: SBIAS17

Our 9 Day/8 Nights tour of Ireland includes:

  • Deluxe motor coach for all transfers, Touring and Sightseeing with a private Tour Director
  • First class hotel accommodations for eight (8) nights in: Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway (3) International Hotel, Killarney (3) Camden Court Hotel, Dublin (2)
  • Full Irish Breakfast daily including day of arrival.
  • Five (5) Dinners to include (3) Hotel dinners, (2) Traditional Irish Night with Entertainment & Pub Dinner, 1 Farewell Pub Dinner
  • Welcome cocktail reception
  • Porterage at hotels throughout of 1 suitcase per person
  • Taxes and Service Charges on items included
  • Travel documents to include:
    •  Document Wallet, luggage tags and daily itinerary         

Tour Registration (Is now closed due to tour reaching maximum participant capacity)

 

We have now proceeded with opening  a waitlist for the South Boston Irish American Society Tour of Ireland and should you wish to be added to the waitlist please contact info@bracktours.com and provide your full name, room type & telephone number. 

Upon doing this please mail check and registration form along to Brack Tours, 133 Washington Street #524 Dover,NH 03820

Second Part Payment

If you wish to pay your second part payment of $800 online please click here to use our secure payment gateway. 

Join Brack Tours & the South Boston Irish American Society as we  Discover & Tour the Island of Ireland.

Sightseeing & Visitor Attractions to include:-

  • Cliffs of Moher & Burren Region
  • Galway Panoramic City Tour
  • Kylemore Abbey & Connemara
  • Corrib Princess Cruise & Irish Coffee Demonstration
  • Cliffs of Moher & the Burren Region
  • Bunratty Photoshop
  • Adare Village
  • Killarney & the Ring of Kerry
  • Traditional Irish Pub Night in Killarney
  • Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills
  • Middleton Distillery (Jameson)
  • Cork Panoramic City Tour
  • Rock of Cashel
  • Dublin Castle
  • Dublin Panoramic City Tour
  • Traditional Irish Pub Evening in Dublin

Tour Booking Code: SBIAS17

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Travel Insurance

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South Boston Irish American Society Tour of Ireland September 9th – 18th 2017

Day to Day Itinerary

Day 1 – Saturday 9th September – Overnight Flight to Ireland Aer Lingus Flight 134 Depart Boston (BOS) at 7:15pm Arrive Shannon (SNN) at 6:15am (Sunday 10th September)  

Depart the U.S. tonight aboard your wide-bodied jet bound for the Emerald Isle. Dinner will be served shortly after take-off, sit back and relax or watch a movie. You will awaken to your first glimpse of Ireland’s forty shades of green.

Day 2 – Sunday 10th September – Arrive Shannon – Shannon to Galway via the Cliffs of Moher

Cead Mile Failte! One hundred thousand welcomes! Arrive at Shannon Airport where you will be met by your Irish Tour Director and escorted to your waiting luxury motor coach. After a hearty Irish breakfast locally we depart for Galway. Our first stop will be at the mighty Cliffs of Moher which rise more than 700 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and span nearly 5 miles long. This truly is a spectacular sight! You will have ample time to ramble up to O’Brien’s tower where it is said that on a clear day you can see forever. We continue through the “Burren” region. The word “Burren” derives from the Gaelic Boireann. It is an area of limestone rock covering imposing majestic mountains, tranquil valleys and gently meandering streams. Enjoy the tapestry of colour and a seductively magical aura as we continue our drive to Galway city. Galway is also known as the “City of Tribes”. The name refers to 14 important Anglo-Norman merchant families, who lived there and dominated the life and trade of the city during the Middle Ages. We will take in a panoramic tour of the city before arriving at the hotel. After check-in you are free to rest for a few hours before we gather in the evening for a welcome cocktail reception followed by dinner in our hotel.

Dinner & Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway

Day 3 – Monday 11th September – Kylemore Abbey & Connemara

Today we explore the rugged yet serene Connemara area which John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara made famous in the classic film, “A Quiet Man”. This rocky land of broad-backed mountains and pearl-like lakes is the largest Irish speaking section of the country. The old traditions and way of life are as much a part of Connemara’s attractions as is the scenery. Sit back and relax as we drive along this tranquil route by the shores of Lough Corrib to reach Kylemore Abbey. The Abbey is the only Irish home of the Benedictine Nuns. Built originally as a castle it is one of the best examples of Irish neo-gothic architecture. We return to Galway in the afternoon and you will be free to explore the city at your own leisure.

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway

Day 4 – Tuesday 12th September – Corrib Princess Cruise & free time to explore Galway

Our touring this morning will start onboard the Corrib Princess for a leisurely cruise. Sit back and soak up the fabulous views and relaxed atmosphere while enjoying a heartwarming Irish Coffee along the way. The cruise takes us along the majestic River Corrib and onto the lake providing unsurpassed views of the historic monuments and natural amenities that make this the most spectacular waterway in Ireland. The Corrib Princess takes you past castles and various sites of both historical interest and natural beauty. There is an abundance of wildlife and the Corrib has a peace and tranquility all of its own. On our return to Galway, the rest of the day you are free to explore the city. You may wish to use this time to go shopping in many of the traditional craft shops & to purchase souvenirs to cherish. This evening you will be free for dinner at your leisure. Why not visit one of the traditional Irish Pubs or restaurants in this wonderful city?

Overnight: Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway

Day 5 – Wednesday 13th September – Galway to Killarney via the Burren Region & Adare Village

This morning after breakfast we bid farewell to County Galway and begin our journey south through Clarinbridge and the charming villages of Kinvara and Ballyvaughan. We will continue our tour travelling through the towns of Ennis & Bunratty. You will also have the opportunity for a short stop at Bunratty Castle & the famous Durty Nelly’s Pub. Here you may wish to visit the Bunratty folk park or shop at the famous Woollen Mills. Now we head to Adare which is regarded as being Ireland's prettiest and most picturesque village. It is a haven for those wishing to escape, unwind and take in its medieval surroundings. We arrive in Killarney in the late afternoon, time to get checked into our hotel before dinner tonight.

Dinner & Overnight: International Hotel, Killarney

Day 6 – Thursday 14th September – Killarney & the Ring of Kerry & traditional Irish Pub night with Sean-nos dance & music

After a leisurely breakfast we have an exciting day of touring as we experience one of the most scenic drives in all of Europe, around the famous Ring of Kerry. As we head along the coastline of the Iveragh Peninsula through the towns of Glenbeigh, Cahirciveen, Waterville and Sneem sit back, relax and enjoy the spectacular views as we circle the mountainous MacGillycuddy Reeks. We complete the tour via the Ladies View back to Killarney. This is Ireland as you have always imagined it! This evening we travel to one of the traditional Irish pubs found in Killarney for Sean-nós Dance & Music evening with your personal Seanachi DB O’Connor. Pub Dinner will also be served on during the evening. You will be sure to be entertained with fascinating stories about Irish myths & legends.

Traditional Pub Dinner - Overnight: International Hotel, Killarney

Day 7 – Friday 15th September – Blarney Castle & Midleton Distillery

Our touring today has us leaving Killarney behind for a time to travel eastward to County Cork. Built on a marsh, Cork city is inter-laced with a winding canal and river giving it a distinctly European air. The River Lee divides the city in two and is lined with architectural development that incorporates the best of old and new. We continue through Cork city to the town of Midleton. Here we will visit the world famous Jameson Whiskey Distillery. You will visit the Jameson Bar for a whiskey tasting session and follow the Old Distillery Trail through the various historic and unique mills, malting houses, corn stores, and still houses. In the early afternoon we return back to Cork City and after a short panoramic tour you will have some free time for lunch. As we travel back to the kingdom of Kerry our last stop of the day will be in Blarney Town. Blarney Castle, one of the oldest landmarks in County Cork, is best known for the famous “Blarney Stone” which as tradition dictates confers the gift of eloquence upon all those who kiss it. Blarney Woollen Mills flagship store is located in this picturesque village and is housed in one of Ireland’s oldest and most authentic Woollen Mills. After browsing all the wares & treasures we travel back to Killarney and will arrive in the late afternoon.

Overnight: International Hotel, Killarney

Day 8 – Saturday 16th September – Killarney to Dublin via the Rock of Cashel

Today we bid farewell to the land of the three lakes and continue to our final stop on our tour. We will visit the Rock of Cashel before arriving in Dublin. A spectacular group of medieval buildings set on an outcrop of limestone in the Golden Vale including the 12th century round tower, High Cross and Romanesque Chapel, 13th century Gothic cathedral, 15th century Castle and the restored Hall of the Vicars Choral. It is said that St. Patrick himself preached here and stayed within these very walls. In the afternoon we arrive in Dublin. After check you will have some free time before dinner this evening. Later you will be able explore this fair city at your leisure & to enjoy the vibrant Saturday night pub scene.

Dinner & Overnight: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

Day 9 – Sunday 17th September – Explore Dublin City

Today we get to explore the wonderful city of Dublin. Sit back and enjoy a relaxed panoramic sightseeing tour taking in many of the cities wonders and also learning the history of the capital from your friendly Tour Director. He will point out highlights such as Trinity College, O'Connell Street, Molly Malone, the River Liffey, Ha'Penny Bridge, Christ church Cathedral and St Patrick's Cathedral. We now continue our days touring by paying a visit to Dublin Castle. Originally built in the 13th century on a site previously settled by the Vikings it functioned as a military fortress, a prison, treasury, courts of law and the seat of English administration in Ireland for 700 years. The rest of the afternoon is yours to discover and visit the many other attractions this vibrant capital city of Ireland has to offer.

Suggested visits: -

  • Kilmainham Gaol
  • Jameson Distillery
  • Guinness Storehouse

This evening we gather for our farewell dinner where we will enjoy music & traditional entertainment.

Traditional Pub Dinner - Overnight: Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

Day 10 – Monday 18th September – Depart Ireland to US, Aer Lingus Flight 137 Departing Dublin (DUB) at 11:30am Arrive Boston (BOS) at 1:30pm

After breakfast, we bid farewell as we board our coach for transfer to Dublin Airport. Then, it's on board, leaving behind the "land of a thousand welcomes", sparkling in a setting of a silver coastline and decorated with a patchwork of emerald fields.

South Boston Irish American Society Tour of Ireland September 9th – 18th 2017

Day 1 Overnight Flight 9th September 2017

Overnight flight to Ireland:  Aer Lingus Lingus Flight  134  Saturday  9th September Boston (BOS) to Shannon (SNN) Departing 7:15pm Arriving 6:15am

Day 2-4 Galway 10th, 11th & 12th September 2017 Radisson Blu Hotel, Galway

radisson-bluThe Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Galway is the ideal accommodation choice in one of Ireland’s most stunning cities. Enjoy the best of both worlds--the city center and landscape of Connemara--and easily reach attractions in the city and surrounding region. The on-site restaurants, Marinas Grill and RAW Sushi in the Sky, offer the delights of the surrounding area, including some of the freshest seafood. Indulge in the Thermal Suite and Salt Spa at spirit one spa.

Day 5-7 Killarney 13th, 14th & 15th September 2017 International Hotel, Killarney

International-hotel-Killarney-exteriorBlending the charm of times past with contemporary elegance, the luxurious four-star International Hotel is located in the heart of Killarney Town, just a stroll away from the picturesque 26,000 acres of Killarney National Park. A firm favourite with visitors to Killarney for over a century, The International Hotel is one of Killarney's longest established and much loved hotels, giving our guests the warmest of welcomes and our promise of excellence.

Day 8-9 Dublin 16th & 17th September 2017 Camden Court Hotel, Dublin

Dublin, IrelandThere are many hotels to choose from in Dublin, but the 4 Star Camden Court Hotel has an envious location In the bustling area of Dublin 2, in the heart of Dublin’s City Centre. Most hotels boast they are within walking distance of top city attractions such as Trinity College, St. Stephen’s Green and shopper’s paradise - Grafton Street but we truly are.

Day 10 Return Flight to US 18th September 2017

You bid farewell to the Emerald Isle as you board your flight back home: Aer Lingus Flight 137  Monday 18th September Dublin (DUB) to Boston (BOS) Departing 11:50am Arriving 1:50pm

South Boston Irish American Society Tour of Ireland September 9th – 18th 2017

Transport in Partnership with Kerry Coaches

All our coaches are Luxurious and ideal for a comfortable tour of Ireland. There is ample leg room and all seats recline.  The coaches are fully air conditioned and have a wc on board. There is a PA system on board so as not to miss a word of our knowledgeable and competent drivers/guides.

Luxury 49 Seat Executive Coach

  • 49 Reclining Seats
  • Full air conditioning
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • WC

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South Boston Irish American Society Tour of Ireland September 9th – 18th 2017

Air & Land Tour Price

  • Air & Land Tour Price $2664.00 (USD) per person - Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $359.00 (USD) (On Request Basis) - Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with full Land Tour Cost

Land Only Tour Price

  • Land Tour Price $1952.00 (USD) per person - Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $359.00 (USD) (On Request Basis) - Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with full Land Tour Cost

Airfare

  • Airfare with Aer Lingus bookable with Brack Tours at $712.00 per person
  • Airfare Schedule: Aer Lingus Flight  134  Saturday  9th September Boston (BOS) to Shannon (SNN) Departing 7:15pm Arriving 6:15am Aer Lingus Flight 137  Monday 18th September Dublin (DUB) to Boston (BOS) Departing 11:50am Arriving 1:50pm

Travel Insurance (rate based on maximum land tour,including own air travel arrangements with a coverage of $3000)

  • Optional Travel Insurance from $172.00  per person (Based on double occupancy)
  • Optional Travel  Insurance from $194.00 per person (Based on single occupancy)
  • Travel insurance is not available from those travelling from Canada.
  • If you require post or pre travel arrangements to Ireland please note that this insurance price will not cover your additional costs. To receive a quote to cover all your travel arrangements please email info@bracktours.com and a member of the Brack Tours team will be in contact.
  • CFAR (Cancel for any Reason) Travel Insurance upgrade available upon request. N.B – CFAR coverage is NOT available for residents of New York State. For more information email info@bracktours.com

How To Join

To join this tour, complete the below registration form and send along with check deposit of $300.00  per person (plus insurance fee of per person  if required) and made payable to Brack Tours or if paying by credit card please see below.

Deposits & Payments Schedule per person:

  • Deposit of $300 required at time of booking plus insurance fee (Refundable up to 24th October 2016) 
  • Second part payment of $800 due by 21st November 2016
  • Final payment due by 2nd May 2017

If paying by check:

  • Complete the registration form
  • Make check payable to Brack Tours
  • Mail the form along with the check to :
  • Brack Tours, 133 Washington Street #524 Dover,NH 03820

If paying by credit card - (Tour Registration is now closed due to tour reaching maximum participant capacity)

  • Complete our easy to use online payment & registration form and pay via our secure payment gateway by clicking here
  • Please note that we accept most major credit cards
  • If you wish to pay your second part payment of $800 online please click here to use our secure payment gateway.

Tour Booking Code:

  • SBIAS17

Cancellation Penalties:

  • Deposit: $300 deposit non-refundable once paid

Air Cancellation Penalties:

  • Air: 120 days prior to departure air is Non-refundable

Land Cancellation Penalties:

  • Land: 65 days or longer           Forfeit of deposit per person
  • Land: 64 & 46 days                     Forfeit 35%    Land Price  per person
  • Land: 45 & 16 days                     Forfeit 50%    Land Price per person
  • Land: 15 & day of departure   Forfeit 100%  Land Price  per person

Tour Registration (Is now closed due to tour reaching maximum participant capacity)

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South Boston Irish American Society Tour of Ireland September 9th – 18th 2017

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