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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

 Hosted by Robin Averill

   Robin is originally from County Derry, Northern Ireland. Before coming to Canada from Ireland, Robin had established himself as a top class entertainer and vocalist with Ireland's popular showbands, "The Signs", and "The College Boys". He also toured extensively throughout Ireland,
England, and Scotland.

 Not long after arriving in Canada, Robin performed from coast to coast with his band in premium hotel and cabaret
circuits. In addition, he made numerous radio and television appearances in both Canada and Ireland. For many years,
Robin has given his time and talent to help raise funds for local charities and telethons.
Robin's career highlights include entertaining Canadian Prime Ministers, Governors General, and the President of The United States. He performed at the Expo World Fair in Vancouver, and with the Irish Showband Show at Waterfront
Concert Hall in Belfast. Robin entertained the Canadian Armed Forces in Lahr, Germany on Canada Day, and has performed at country fairs, Irish and Scottish festivals, and tour shows in his native Ireland. At home in Ottawa, Robin has sung Canada's National Anthem for numerous events, including Ottawa Lynx home games. He performs regularly at Rideau Carleton Slots, and Orchardview Living Centre in Manotick, Ontario.
                                                

Book Now to Save $100                
$5,339pp Double occupancy               
$6019  Single occupancy
$5,309pp  Triple occupancy
 
 
* 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

 

 

 

 

Worry-Free Cancellation

Our industry-leading cancellation waiver offers travellers a full cash refund for the price of the tour, right up to the day prior to departure, minus the small cost of the waiver. Travel worry-free knowing if anything changes, you're protected.

Click here                    for complete details.                

Plus, you're covered on tour.

Our cancellation waiver and insurance plan covers you on tour. If you have to stop your trip or return home early, need medical assistance or evacuation, suffer a baggage loss or delay; or are delayed on tour for 12 hours or more, you're covered.

Cancellation Waiver and Insurance is just $350 per person.

     

 

 

 

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.