Captain Sandys Cruise Holidays Travel Ottawa West

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Highlights

Dublin, Irish Evening, Kilkenny, Waterford, Choices on Tour, Blarney Castle, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Jaunting Car Ride*, Cliffs of Moher, Farm Visit, Galway, Donegal Town, Derry, Giant's Causeway, Glens of Antrim, Belfast, "Titanic Experience", Castle Stay

 

Price includes: 13 Day Luxury Ireland Motorcoach Tour, Return flights from Ottawa, All transfers, 17 Meals, Hosted by Robin Averill

 

  

 

Shades of Ireland

featuring Northern Ireland    

    September 17 — September 29, 2018          13 Days          17 Meals

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$5,239pp Double occupancy regular: $5,339                
$5,919  Single occupancy regular $6019
$5,209pp  Triple occupancy regular $5309 pp
 
 
* For bookings made after 2018-03-19 call for rates.        

* Included in Price: Round Trip Air from Ottawa International Airport, Air Taxes and Fees/Surcharges of $580 per person (subject to increase until paid in full), Hotel Transfers         

* Not Included in Price: Cancellation Waiver and Insurance of $350 per person         

 * All Rates are Per Person and are subject to change based on air inclusive package  from YOW

 

Travel Tips

On some programs, there are a limited number of single and triple rooms. Double rooms usually consist of 2 beds. Triple rooms are normally a standard double room with 2 beds. A cot or rollaway bed may be added to the double room at some hotels, based on room size and fire codes. When triples are not available, appropriate charges for single and twin accommodations will be assessed.

We make every effort to accommodate your specific requests and forward them to the hotels. These requests cannot be guaranteed as hotels may not always be able to honour them.

Check-in times are set by individual hotel properties and vary by hotel. Depending on your arrival time, there may be a delay in gaining access to your room as most hotels offer afternoon check-in. We ask guests to observe check-out times at all properties as designated by the hotel.

Some hotels require a credit card imprint or your passport information upon check-in in order to activate telephones in the rooms and for potential incidental charges. Most hotels charge an access fee for using phones in hotel rooms. Please cheque with the front desk personnel at each hotel for specific policies.

Hotel membership programs are not applicable.

In certain countries, hotel rooms tend to be smaller than standard U.S. accommodations. Please be assured that we use high quality properties throughout each country.

 

Currency

 

Your personal bank card may work at local ATM machines in the destination you are travelling to and would dispense local currency. Please contact your bank to determine if this option is available, that your PIN number will be accepted, to inform them that you are travelling and to determine if any charges apply for each transaction.

You may exchange your money at airports, banks, exchange bureaus, and at some hotels. In most cases, a commission charge will be assessed to exchange your money. Locations in the city usually offer a better currency exchange rate than airports.

We recommend carrying only a few major credit cards. Credit card purchases often provide an extra guarantee on your purchase (cheque with your specific credit card company for details and fees). It is advisable to contact any credit card company you intend on utilizing while on tour before you depart to notify them where you will be travelling, to avoid any rejection of services.

The currency in the Republic of Ireland is the Euro. Currency in Northern Ireland is the British Pound.

Please note that many places in Europe will not accept 100 US Dollar bills as there has been a high rate of counterfeit notes circulating. 

Local currency will be needed for lunches, gratuities and small items such as postcards and postage. Pubs and small tea rooms, where you will have lunch, generally do not accept credit cards.

If optional tours are made available to purchase, please note that credit cards must have an expiration date of greater than 30 days from the start of the tour.

 

Electricity:

 

An adaptor (which changes the physical plug) and/or converter (which changes the electric current) are necessary if you plan to use an appliance with voltage different from the standard within the country you are visiting. Please note, if your appliance has dual voltage you may still need an adaptor for the plug.

When packing your electronic items for travel, please review the converter electric current level to make sure it is the same or greater than the items you are planning on using. If you plan on utilizing or transporting a sleep apnea machine, please remember to pack an extension cord and adapter plug to ensure proper function.

 

Gratuites:

 

 

Gratuities should be extended on a voluntary basis. Customary gratuities have not been included for hotel housekeeping staff, local sightseeing guides, transfer drivers, motor coach drivers and Tour Managers. Gratuities should be given in direct proportion to the level of professionalism and personal service extended to you. With this in mind, we have created a guide for you:

Tour Manager: 5-8 US Dollars (or equivalent in local currency) per person for each travel day

Local Guide: 2-3 US Dollars (or equivalent in local currency) per person

Motor Coach Driver: 3-5 US Dollars (or equivalent in local currency) per person for each travel day

Hotel Housekeeping Staff: 2-3 US Dollars (or equivalent in local currency) per room per day

Applicable gratuities for bellmen, doormen and dining room staff for group meals have been included.

 

Helpful hints:

 

Bring a copy of your passport/identification and pack it separately from the original.

Leave a copy of your tour itinerary at home with your emergency contact and a copy of your passport.

Remember when flying you can only take one quart size bag with no more than 3 ounces of any one liquid. Liquids that do not fit in the one quart size bag and are larger than 3 ounces will be discarded by security.

Remember to hydrate and get up and stretch while flying.

If you are considering using your cell phone while travelling internationally, you should cheque with your cell provider concerning their access and charges for overseas calls, texting and emailing for the specific destination you are travelling to.

Bring a camera, memory cards, film and batteries and be sure to bring enough photography supplies for your entire trip. If you have a video camera, bring an extra battery, plus proper recharging equipment. Due to security screening, we recommend storing your equipment in your carry-on luggage.

Bring a travel alarm clock, travel sewing kit and an alcohol based gel hand sanitizer when soap and water is not accessible.

Pack items that may leak in plastic bags. Do not pack any articles of value in your checked luggage.

As a precaution, we suggest that you divide the contents of your suitcase with your travelling companion.

Avoid over packing and leave room for souvenirs that you plan to take back home.