August
Month
10 Nights
Duration

Our Land of Songs & Stories

Hosted by Tom Sweeney, Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty

25th August – 3rd September 2024

(please note that tour pricing is based in Sterling GBP £)

We invite you to discover Ireland on our 10-night tour ” Our Land of Songs & Stories” Hosted by Tom Sweeney, Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty. From Belfast to Derry and Donegal to Enniskillen and lastly making your final stop in Newry. You experience the hustle and bustle of Three of Northern Ireland’s cities, parts of the Wild Atlantic Way, and locations that are dear to your host’s hearts. This is truly a touring experience not to be missed.

Tom Sweeney is a genuine rarity in the field of Irish singing. His audiences range from four- and five-year-olds to the thousands who regularly attend his performances on the stages of the U.S. and Canada’s premier Irish music festivals. Along with brother Jimmy, the late Donegal fiddle player, P.V.O Donnell, and fellow Omagh man, Brian Doherty, known collectively as Barley Bree, Tom spent nearly twenty years in Nova Scotia, Canada plying his musical trade.

Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty have entertained audiences from Waterford, Ireland to New Waterford, Cape Breton, from Berlin to Boston, and from Nova Scotia to New Zealand. They are first-rate musicians, singers, songwriters, promoters and producers and have been an integral part of the East Coast music scene for over thirty-five years.

Our 8 Night / 9 Day tour of Ireland includes:

  • Deluxe motorcoach for all transfers, touring also sightseeing
  • Services of a professional Tour Director throughout
  • First-class hotel accommodations for eight (8) nights in: Europa Hotel, Belfast (2), Ebrington Hotel, Derry (2), Harvey’s Point, Donegal (2), Canal Court Hotel, Newry (2)
  • Full Irish Breakfast daily including the day of arrival
  • Four (4) Hotel Dinners and Two (2) Pub Lunches
  • Welcome drink reception
  • Porterage at hotels throughout of 1 suitcase per person
  • Taxes and Service Charges on items included
  • Travel documents to include a document wallet, luggage tags, and daily itinerary

Flight Information: 

  • Round-trip flights are available from WestJet Airlines for $1200.00 (CAD) per person.
  • Departing Halifax (YHZ) 25th August 2024 10:30pm – Arriving Dublin (DUB) 7:55am 26th August 2024
  • Returning Dublin (DUB) 3rd September 2024 9:30am – Arriving Halifax (YHZ) 11:39am 3rd September 2024

*Flight times are subject to change and will be updated accordingly, for more information please contact info@bracktours.com*

Tour Details (please note that tour pricing is in Sterling GBP £)

TOUR PRICE Land Only Price: £3599.00 (GBP) per person based on Double Room Occupancy (Land Only)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT £499.00 (GBP) to be paid along with a full per-person tour consequently price is based on Sole Room Occupancy
START DATE The Tour Commences 26th August 2024 at Dublin Airport
END DATE The Tour Finishes 3rd September 2024 at Dublin Airport
WEAR Clothing (we recommend layered clothing, sensible walking shoes, a rain jacket and a carry bag for daily touring)
INCLUDED

Sightseeing & Visitor Attractions:

Panoramic Tour of Belfast

Titanic Belfast

Free Time in Belfast

Antrim Coastal Drive

Giant’s Causeway

Glenshane Country Farm – A Shepard’s Life Experience

Lunch at Friel’s Historic Pub

Panoramic Tour of Derry

Derry City Walking Tour

Tower Museum

Donegal Scenic Drive

Belleek Pottery

Donegal Castle

Slieve League Cliffs

Glencolmcille Folk Village

Lough Erne Cruise

Panoramic Tour of Armagh City

Tossie’s Cottage

Newry Panoramic City Tour

St. Patrick’s Visitor Centre

Lunch at Denvir’s Coach Inn.

Mourne Coastal Drive

Music and song along the way in the company of your hosts and fellow travelers.
*Please note walking tours are optional and tour features may be subject to change*

NOT INCLUDED

Gratuity to Tour Director

Airfare not included (Land Only)

Tour Registration:

For all tour registrations who wish to pay via credit card please download and print the below registration form by clicking on the PDF icon and a member of the team will be in contact to receive your credit card details. 

To register for this tour and if paying by check please click on the PDF icon below and download & print this registration form.

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Our Land of Songs & Stories

Hosted by Tom Sweeney, Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty

Day to Day Outline Itinerary

(subject to change)

1

Day 1 - Sunday 25th August - Overnight Flight to Ireland

Dinner and refreshments will be served. You will awaken this morning to your first glimpse of Ireland.

2

Day 2 - Monday 26th August - Arrive Dublin - Dublin to Belfast

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Welcome Breakfast
  • Titanic Belfast
  • Panoramic Tour of Belfast

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast: Europa Hotel, Belfast

3

Day 3 - Tuesday 27th August - Antrim Coast

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Antrim Coast Drive
  • Giants Causeway

Overnight & Breakfast: Europa Hotel, Belfast

4

Day 4 - Wednesday 28th August - Belfast to Derry

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Glenshane Country Farm – A Shepard’s Life Experience
  • Lunch at Friel’s Historic Pub

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast: Ebrington Hotel, Derry

5

Day 5 - Thursday 29th August - Derry City

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Panoramic Tour of Derry City
  • Derry City Walking Tour
  • Tower Museum
  • Free time to explore Derry

Overnight & Breakfast: Ebrington Hotel, Derry

6

Day 6 - Friday 30th August - Derry to Donegal

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Scenic Drive Donegal
  • Belleek Pottery
  • Donegal Castle

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast: Harvey’s Point, Donegal

7

Day 7 - Saturday 31st August - Explore Donegal

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Slieve League Cliffs
  • Glencolmcille Folk Village

Overnight & Breakfast: Mill Park Hotel, Donegal

8

Day 8 - Sunday 1st September - Donegal to Newry

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • Lough Erne Cruise
  • Panoramic Tour of Armagh City
  • Visit Tossie’s Cottage for an afternoon music session.

Dinner, Overnight & Breakfast: Canal Court Hotel, Newry

9

Day 9 - Monday 2nd September - Explore Newry, Mourne & Down

Visits & Sightseeing to include:-

  • St Patrick’s Visitor Centre
  • Lunch at Denvir’s Coach Inn.
  • Mourne Coastal Drive

Overnight & Breakfast: Canal Court Hotel, Newry

10

Day 10 - Tuesday 3rd September - Depart Ireland for Canada/US

In the blink of an eye, your vacation in Ireland has come to an end! After breakfast, you will be escorted to Dublin Airport where you bid your last farewells to your Irish Tour Director.

25th August 2024, Overnight Flight to Ireland

26th & 27th August 2024 – Europa Hotel, Belfast 

Board Basis: DBB/BB

28th & 29th August 2024 – Ebrington Hotel, Derry

Board Basis: DBB/BB

30th & 31st August 2024 – Harvey’s Point, Donegal

Board Basis: DBB/BB

1st & 2nd September 2024 – Canal Court Hotel, Newry

Board Basis: DBB/BB

Return flight to Canada/US – 3rd September 2024

You bid farewell to the Emerald Isle as you board your flight back home.

DBB = Dinner, Bed & Breakfast 

BB = Bed & Breakfast

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

Kerry Coaches 49 Seater

*Subject to Change depending on numbers going on tour *

Click here for more information on the tour transport

Our Land of Songs & Stories

Hosted by Tom Sweeney, Kevin Evans & Brian Doherty

25th August – 3rd September 2024

Land Only Tour Price: (Prices based in Sterling GBP £)

  • Land Tour Price £3599.00 per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement £499.00 (Book early limited availability) – Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with Full Tour Cost

Flight Information: 

  • Round-trip flights are available from WestJet Airlines for $1200.00 (CAD) per person.
  • Departing Halifax (YHZ) 25th August 10:30pm – Arriving Dublin (DUB) 7:55am 26th August
  • Returning Dublin (DUB) 3rd September 9:30am – Arriving Halifax (YHZ) 11:39am 3rd September

*Flight times are subject to change and will be updated accordingly, for more information please contact info@bracktours.com*

How To Join:

  • To join this tour, complete the below registration form and send along with a check deposit of £300.00 per person and make this payable to Brack Tours, or if paying by credit card please complete the below registration form and send along to info@bracktours.com a member of our team will then be in contact to and provide you a payment link.

Deposits & Payments Schedule per person:

  • A deposit of £300.00 per person is required at the time of booking
  • A Second part payment of £1000.00 per person is due by 22nd April 2024
  • A Final Payment per person is due by 5th July 2024

*Payments to be made in Sterling GBP £, your credit card company will process the charge in US or Canadian Dollars using the best available exchange rate at the time of payment.* 

If paying by check:

  • Complete the registration form
  • Make the check payable to Brack Tours
  • Mail the form along with the check to: Brack Tours LLC 8 East Main Street #111 Avon MA 02322 USA

Tour Booking Code:

  • EDS24

Air Cancellation Penalties:

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

Land Cancellation Penalties:

  • Land: Outside of 65 days 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 days or less Forfeit 100%  Land Price  per person

Tour Registration:

For all tour registrations who wish to pay via credit card please download and print the below registration form by clicking on the PDF icon and a member of the team will be in contact to receive your credit card details. 

To register for this tour and if paying by check please click on the PDF icon below and download & print this registration form.

Travel Protection / Trip Insurance:

As our policy, Brack Tours strongly advises all tour members to have an adequate travel protection policy to cover in the event of unforeseen circumstances either before or during your trip. USA Resident’s travel protection please click the below travel insured image. For Canadian residents click the below image and select are you a resident of Canada. 

We recommend you have adequate Travel Protection

Travel Protection Policy Details

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