Guided Ireland Trip 2017

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I am excited to tell you about a chance to travel with me on a guided tour along the west coast of Ireland Aug. 8-17, 2017. Each day we’ll see parts of Ireland’s stunning coast and visit ancient sites, fishing villages, historical stone formations, and much more. The nights will include dining and plenty of music with traditional Irish musicians! The trip is limited to 22 guests, so I hope you will consider joining me on a one-of-a-kind trip and experience.

Lodging: Three days and three nights in three adjoining counties

Tour Travel: A luxury 25-30 seat coach with an Irish driver and guide

Cost: $2350 per person (based on double occupancy – limited number of “single room supplements” may be available for an extra $500 for $2850 total). This fee covers:

  • 9 nights of lodging during the tourDoo_Lough_pass_2
  • 3 group banquet dinners
  • All breakfasts
  • All music costs
  • All museum and heritage center entry fees
  • Seat on the luxury coach

NOT included in cost:

  • Your airfare
  • Lunch
  • 6 dinners
  • Drinks, tips, and any extra excursions

Our coach will drop you off at the Shannon SNN airport the morning of August 17.Hobans

The tour is sponsored by Inishfree Tours, running tours for people who don’t like tours for eleven years.

Reservations: Once you’ve decided to join us we’ll need to know your name(s), email address, and whether you need one or two beds. Email: cwebb@weaselrecords.com. Inishfree Tours will then send out email invoices that can be paid online with a credit card. We split the total cost into three payments. There is an $800 deposit ($1600 per couple) up front to secure your slot. There is a second payment that is due 6 months out in February. The final balance will be due 3 months out in May.  For single rooms, the price is $2850 and the initial deposit is still $800.

So onto the fun stuff, below is our day to day itinerary. Note that the below schedule is often dependent on the weather. We will always have a plan B in case of rain.Slea_Head_small_use

Cork – Kerry – Clare Detailed Itinerary:

(Click the + or Date title for more detail on each day.)

Notes:  

Most folks come on our tour in large part for the music. Most music sessions begin around 9:30pm, sometimes 10pm, and continue til around midnight.  This can be a bit late for most Americans at first. So be prepared for late nights. The flip side of the coin is that we don’t head out most mornings until 10am, so you can either sleep in or clear your head with a walk before we leave for the next day’s activities. And you are always free to stay in any night. We pride ourselves on our flexibility.

A free full Irish breakfast is provided B & B style at each hotel, normally in the dining room, usually between approximately 8 – 9:30am.

We want you all to know that if for any reason you prefer to sit out any of our planned day or evening outings to do something on your own or just relax, that is perfectly fine.  Just let us know so we know how many heads to count in the bus.