October
Month
7 Nights
Duration

Southern Irish Jaunt

October 3rd – 11th 2020

*$100.00 discount per person applies if booked before 1st June 2020*

A unique mix of stunning accommodations and relaxed touring pace make this an affordable luxury vacation for adults who want that up close and authentic Irish experience. From Dublin’s fair city to Ireland Heartlands, immerse yourself in Irish life. Experience the Wild Atlantic Way on your travels along Ireland’s Western shores and travel back through Ireland’s Ancient East. Cherish and savour that special moment and be enchanted by your own personal Irish driver/guide who will have you spellbound by their endless charm and stories! A breath-taking Southern Adventure.

Our 7 Nights / 8 Days Tour of Ireland includes:

  • Private Mercedes Midi – Coach and services of a dedicated professional driver throughout
  • Overnights at first-class hand-selected accommodation for Seven (7) nights: Park House Hotel, Galway (2), Killarney Avenue Hotel (2), Mount Juliet Estate – Hunters Yard Hotel, Kilkenny (1), Ashling Hotel, Dublin (2)
  • Full Irish Breakfast daily including the day of arrival.
  • Two (2) hotel dinners
  • Porterage at hotels throughout of 1 suitcase per person
  • Taxes and Service Charges on items included
  • Travel documents to include: luggage tags and daily itinerary 

Tour Details:

TOUR PRICE  Land Only – $2405.00 per person based on Double Room Occupancy (2 persons)
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT $550.00 to be paid along with full per person tour price based on Sole Room Occupancy (1 person)
START DATE Tour Commences 4th October 2020 at Dublin Airport
END DATE Tour Finishes 11th October 2020 at Dublin Airport
WEAR Clothing (we recommend layered clothing, sensible walking shoes, rain jacket and carry bag for daily touring)
INCLUDED

Sightseeing & Visitor Attractions:

Clonmacnoise Monastery
Sean’s Bar – World’s Oldest Pub
Aran Island Day Trip Experience
The Burren Region
The Cliffs of Moher
Killimer to Tarbert Ferry
John B Keane’s Pub Listowel
The Ring of Kerry
Blarney Castle & Woollen Mills
House of Waterford Crystal
Kilkenny City Walking Tour
Irish National Stud & Japanese Gardens
Epic Ireland – The Irish Immigration Story

Guinness Storehouse

NOT INCLUDED
Optional Travel Protection
Gratuity to Tour Director

Tour Registration

For all tour registrations please fill out the booking form found on the right-hand side of this webpage please also click the number of members that you will be signing up for and that all information is correct before proceeding.

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

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

Day To Day Itinerary

1

Day 1

Overnight flight to Ireland

2

Day 2

Your tour starts this morning at 11am at Dublin airport where your own personal Irish driver/guide will meet you in the Arrivals hall. We travel westwards in the footsteps of St Ciaran to his monastic settlement at Clonmacnoise where you will unlock the secrets of saints and scholars and the importance of the church in Irish history. Afterwards we travel along the banks of the River Shannon to the once fortified town of Athlone. Hidden behind the towering Athlone Castle we stop off at Ireland’s oldest Pub, Sean’s bar for lunch and a chat with Timmy to hear his stories of the bar and the making of whiskey on the banks of nearby Lough Ree. Sample Sean’s own beer or whiskey with a bite of lunch before we head to Galway, the City of the Tribes on the mouth of the River Corrib. On arrival, check in to your hotel and shortly after embark on a short walking tour of this old medieval city. The evening is free to sample and experience the wonderful cuisine options that are on offer in this old walled city and your local walking guide will recommend his favourites.

Overnight Park House Hotel Galway. BB

3

Day 3

This morning after a hearty Irish breakfast we leave Galway and take the ferry ride to the Aran Islands. For an authentic Irish experience, visiting the Aran Islands is a must. Here the Irish language is still very much alive and old traditions are still a way of life. Our local guide will take us around the main island of Inishmore where we step back in time and visit Dun Aengus, a stone age fort dating back to 1100BC. You will also see many old churches, some associated with famous Irish Saints who used the island as a place of pilgrimage. Check out the local sweater shops where Aran sweaters are still made locally and pop into one of the local bars for a chat and drink with the locals where their stories will spellbound you of times gone by. An island where time stands still in the old Irish traditional way. This evening again you have time to yourself in Galway City on our return.

Overnight Park House Hotel Galway. BB

4

Day 4

This morning we leave Galway and travel by road around Galway bay to County Clare and the Burren region. The word “Burren” comes from an Irish word “Boíreann” meaning a rocky place. It’s basically an area of exposed limestone and underground cave networks but is also described as a cultural landscape where man and the elements worked side by side. Evidence of burial chambers and old settlements are abound, enhancing the combined works of nature and of man. We continue onto the majestic Cliffs of Moher. At over 700ft high the panoramic views are fantastic along the Atlantic coast. We then travel southwards and take a ferry ride across the River Shannon and stop off in the town of Listowel. Here we have afternoon tea/coffee/scones and listen to the stories of Billy Keane whose father JB Keane, a famous Irish playwright owned a pub. Billy runs the pub now and so the story has another chapter. ‘John B’s is and always will be our living room, with beer ‘, says Billy. We then travel onto Killarney. This evening we have dinner at our hotel which is situated in the town centre beside all the bars and shops which you can explore later.

Overnight Killarney Avenue Hotel Killarney. DBB

5

Day 5

This morning we set off around the Iveragh Peninsula, otherwise known as the Ring of Kerry. A spectacular drive with breath-taking scenery. We have a lunch stop at the top of Coomakista Pass at the Scariff Inn which has one of the most spectacular views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Travel through the village of Sneem and back to Killarney by Molls Gap and Ladies view which overlooks the beautiful Lakes of Killarney. We then travel onto Killarney where the evening is free to enjoy this very lively town.

Overnight Killarney Avenue Hotel. BB

6

Day 6

Today we leave Killarney and travel to County Cork where our first stop is in the quaint village of Blarney. Visit Blarney Castle and kiss the famous Blarney Stone!! You can also visit Blarney Woollen Mills which houses the best collection of Irish arts and crafts you can find in Ireland. A quick stop off at the famous Jameson distillery for lunch and visit the whiskey shop. We then travel the short journey to Waterford and a tour at the House of Waterford Crystal. After our tour which allows time to visit the showrooms, travel the short journey Northwards to County Kildare and the magnificent Kilkea Castle Estate for our overnight stay. Enjoy dinner tonight in the Lodge restaurant and take a walk around the estate grounds. Enjoy your stay and discover why Kilkea Castle has earned the reputation of being one of Ireland’s finest Castle resorts.

Overnight Kilkea Castle. DBB

7

Day 7

We leave Mount Juliet this morning after a hearty Irish breakfast and travel the short distance to the medieval city of Kilkenny. We take a short walking tour with a local guide along the Medieval mile and then you have time on your own to stroll around the grounds of Kilkenny Castle or visit St Canice’s Cathedral. Have a tea or coffee in the former stables which now houses Kilkenny Irish gifts flagship store. We then travel to County Kildare on our way to Dublin City. Here we visit the Irish National Stud and Japanese gardens before we travel into the City and our overnight hotel.

Overnight Ashling Hotel Dublin. BB

8

Day 8

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we take a Panoramic tour of Ireland’s capital city. All guests will embark on a short tour of Dublin which includes visits to Epic Ireland. Here you will discover that what it means to be Irish expands far beyond the borders of Ireland. We finish the tour off with a lunchtime visit to the Guinness Storehouse and sample “a pint of the black stuff” made famous around the world by Arthur Guinness. This afternoon time is free for you to explore the city on your own. Your tour guide will suggest many places to visit as well as bars and restaurants for you to dine later that evening. An early evening transfer back to hotel will be available. A full day to enjoy Dublin’s fair city.

Overnight Ashling Hotel Dublin. BB

9

Day 9

This morning we will provide transfers at allocated times to Dublin Airport for check-in and departure flights. Either a Continental or Hot Breakfast will be provided before transfer.

3rd October 2020- Overnight Flight to Ireland

4th & 5th October 2020 – Park House Hotel, Galway

With a perfect location in the heart of Galway city, the 4 Star Park House Hotel has been welcoming guests since 1975 and has a reputation for excellence in accommodation, customer service and food. Guests need only step outside the door to explore Galway city and it’s wonderful surroundings – rich in culture, heritage and natural beauty.

The hotel has complimentary high-speed wifi throughout and carpark on site. All bedrooms are smoke-free with individually controlled air-conditioning, multi-channel TV, tea/coffee making facilities, premium bedding and luxury eco-friendly toiletries.

6th & 7th October 2020 May 2020 – Killarney Avenue Hotel

Welcome to The Killarney Avenue, one of three 4 star hotels owned by the O’Donoghue Ring Hotel Group in Killarney’s town centre. With an address on the doorstep of the world-renowned Killarney National Park, and a short stroll from Killarney town centre, the 4 star Killarney Avenue Hotel is an ideal setting for visiting Killarney

The large windows allow abundant natural light and offer wonderful vistas of Kenmare Place while others overlook the Golden Gate entrance to Killarney National Park in Kerry.

8th October 2020 – Kilkea Castle, Castledermot County Kildare

9th & 10th October 2020 – Ashling Hotel, Dublin

You’ll know when you have arrived at the Ashling Hotel Dublin – a genuinely warm welcome, spacious bedrooms, great location and friendly, professional staff all combine to offer you a unique 4 Star experience throughout your stay with us, making us the perfect choice if you are looking for hotels in Dublin city.

Theatre buffs, shopaholics and historians alike will all be spoiled for choice, with a host of options right on their doorstep. Conveniently located for all transport access, the Grand Central is perfectly placed for every city centre endeavour – from business to leisure and everything in between.

11th October 2020 – Return flight to the US from Dublin

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

Our Class D+ vehicles are ideal for group’s seeking VIP treatment. Each leather seat is handcrafted to provide superior comfort. There is ample leg room and the luxurious interior provides the perfect setting to travel in comfort and style.

  • Up to 12 passengers / 12 golfers
  • 12 Large “captain’s chair” style full leather reclining seats
  • Tables
  • Full air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD Player

*Subject to Change depending on numbers going on tour *

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Southern Irish Jaunt

3rd – 11th October 2020

*$100.00 discount per person applies if booked before 1st June 2020*

Land Tour Only Price

  • Land Tour Price $2405.00 per person – Based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement $550.00 (Book early limited availability) – Based on single occupancy & to be paid along with Full Tour Cost.

Optional Travel Protection (rate based on maximum tour coverage of $4500)

  • Optional Travel Protection $290.00 (Based on double occupancy) per person
  • Optional Travel Protection $331.00 (Based on single occupancy) per person
  • 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 Protection 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 a check deposit of $300 per person (and insurance fee if required) and make payable to Brack Tours or if paying by credit card please see the right-hand section of this webpage for the tour booking form.

Deposits & Payments Schedule per person:

  • Deposit of $300.00 per person required at time of booking
  • Travel Protection is also payable at the time of booking, if registering online a PayPal invoice will be emailed shortly after booking.
  • Second Part Payment of $800 per person due by 25th May 2020 if you have registered online this will be payable via a PayPal Invoice.
  • Final Payment due by 27th July 2020

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

Tour Booking Code:

  • SJOCT20

Air Cancellation Penalties:

  • Air: 120 days prior to departure 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

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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