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House of Waterford Crystal
Ring of Kerry
Cliffs of Moher
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The emerald landscapes of Ireland are legendary. Visitors find scenic and cultural gorgeous sites around every bend. Sculpted cliffs towering over the Atlantic Ocean, harbors, lakes, basalt giants that march into the sea at the Giant’s Causeway, castles, crystal, Parian pottery, and gorgeous woolens from the sheep are just the beginning of the treasures to be found. Dublin has numerous places that chronicle Irish history, literature and art. This heritage trip will explore the Christian history with a daily devotional.
This trip is hosted by Dr. Cliff and Wendi Morris from Dublin, Georgia. Cliff has served as the Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Dublin, Georgia for 22 years and recently led a trip to England and Scotland. After that wonderful trip, Ireland appeared to be a logical extension.
Our Irish Guide will show us highlights including Dublin, Glendalough, Waterford, Cobh Harbor and Heritage Center, Killarney, Ring of Kerry, Muckross House and Gardens, Cliffs of Moher, Galway, Belleek Pottery, Donegal Castle, the Giant’s Causeway. We will then go to Belfast to see the Titanic Museum and later visit to Causey Farm and see sheep herded, make soda bread followed by a final authentic Irish dinner that evening with entertainment.
Key: IF = In Flight Meals, B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
Day 1: Monday, April 13, 2020: Flight
We will fly from the US to Ireland. (IF)
Day 2: Tuesday, April 14, 2020: Dublin
On arrival in Dublin, we will meet our expert guide Garey Goddard and board our bus. After meeting up with the early arrivals, we will have a guided city tour, including Trinity College and the Book of Kells. We will also see St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the 18th century Georgian houses. The hotel is very centrally-located and we’ll have time in the afternoon to explore at our leisure. We will dine in our hotel this evening. (IF/D)
Day 3: Wednesday, April 15, 2020: Glendalough, Waterford
After breakfast, we will travel to Glendalough in the scenic Wicklow Mountains. This is an important monastic site, founded in the 6th century by St. Kevin. We can have a stroll to see the picturesque ruins of a round tower, churches, and Celtic crosses. In the afternoon, we will visit the House of Waterford Crystal. We will have dinner in our hotel in Waterford. (B/D)
Day 4: Thursday, April 16, 2020: Cobh, Killarney
Cobh is located in one of the world’s finest natural harbors. Between 1848 and 1950 almost half of those who emigrated from Ireland left through this port. We will learn about their stories at the Cobh Heritage Center. It was the final port of call of the Titanic and we’ll hear about that on our walking tour. We will continue on to Killarney, where we will be based for two nights. (B/D)
Day 5: Friday, April 17, 2020: Ring of Kerry
Today we embark on one of Ireland’s most famous tours – The Ring of Kerry. We will travel the wild and rugged landscape of the Iveragh Peninsula, which has some breathtaking views of the Atlantic coastline, in a horse drawn jaunting car. The highlight of the day will be a visit to Muckross House and Gardens, one of Ireland’s leading stately homes. The elegantly furnished rooms portray the lifestyles of the landed gentry, while downstairs in the basement one can experience the working conditions of the servants employed in the house. The Gardens at Muckross House are renowned world-wide for their beauty. We will also see a number of skilled craft workers using traditional skills in the crafts of weaving, bookbinding and pottery in the adjacent walled garden center. We will return to our hotel in Killarney in the evening. (B/D)
Day 6: Saturday, April 18, 2020: Cliffs of Moher, Galway
This morning, we bid farewell to Killarney and travel to the majestic Cliffs of Moher standing 702 feet at their highest point. They stretch for 5 miles along the Atlantic coastline. We will have fabulous views from the vantage point of O’Brien’s Tower. Following some free time to view the cliffs, we will travel through the lunar type landscape of the Burren to Galway. (B/D)
Day 7: Sunday, April 19, 2020: Belleek Pottery, Donegal
Today we will visit the world-famous Belleek Pottery, founded in 1857. The company’s pearly-colored china is known as Parian ware, as it resembles the famous Parian marble from Ancient Greece. We will spend the night in the stunning 5 star Lough Eske Castle near Donegal. (B/D)
Day 8: Monday, April 20, 2020: Giant’s Causeway, Belfast
We will travel to the northern coast today and explore the Giant’s Causeway, enormous hexagonal columns formed by volcanic activity over 60 million years ago. We will also hear the legend of the giant, Finn MacCool. We will end the day in Belfast. (B/D)
Day 9: Tuesday, April 21, 2020: Belfast
We will tour Titanic Belfast, Winner of Europe’s Leading Visitor Attraction (World Travel Awards, 2016). Housed in an iconic, six-floor building, Titanic Belfast is located in the heart of Belfast, right beside the historic site of this world-famous ship’s construction. The rest of the day will be at leisure to explore Belfast. (B)
Day 10: Wednesday, April 22, 2020: Causey Farm, Dublin
We will cross the border from Northern Ireland and visit Causey Farm for a fun afternoon of learning how to dance the ceili, bake Irish bread, and watch a sheepdog at work. We’ll end the trip with a meal in our spa hotel. (B/D)
Day 11: Thursday, April 23, 2020: Depart
We will depart Ireland after breakfast. (IF)
Please note this itinerary is copyrighted.
Our hotels are chosen for their quality, amenities and proximity to areas of interest. Whenever possible, we choose hotels in town centers, so that you are able to go off and explore in your free time. It may be necessary for us to substitute hotels for others of equal quality. You will be fully informed of any changes that affect you. Enjoy your stay!
April 14-15, 2020
The Camden Court Hotel
April 15-16, 2020
The Granville Hotel
X91 XH5R Waterford
April 16-18, 2020
The Killarney Plaza Hotel
April 18-19, 2020
The Harbour Hotel
New Dock Road
April 19-20, 2020
Lough Eske Castle Hotel
Lough Eske Castle Road
F94 HX59 Donegal
April 20-22, 2020
The Europa Hotel
Great Victoria Street
Belfast BT2 7AP
Dublin, Ireland area
April 22-23, 2020
Dunboyne Castle Hotel & Spa
Dunboyne A86 PW63
Transfers are automatically included if we have booked your flights.
If you have booked your own flights, we can still provide transfers, as long as we have your flight details on file and a phone number to give to the driver. We will include your transfer information in your final packet. Transfers will be arranged for each arrival, so that you won’t have to wait for other tour members if their flight is delayed. Transfers can be arranged for the day of your choosing, but we can’t arrange transfers if you arrive or depart by train.
Please note that individual transfers are booked through a third-party and you will be responsible to communicate with the company in case of delays.
When this tour is a guaranteed departure, we will be able to start making air reservations. Various flight booking options will be available at that time. Please read our printable guide to booking your flight to better understand these options.
Option 1: We have reserved group air flights on Delta Airlines and they are currently $1,000 per person round-trip. We will continue to monitor options and will switch to another airline if we can get a lower rate. Payment is due with final payment in January 2020. The last day to sign up for group air is December 18, 2019.
|DL 176||April 13/14||Atlanta||Dublin||9:14 PM||10:00 AM|
|DL 177||April 23||Dublin||Atlanta||12:00 PM||3:58 PM|
Option 2: You may request a flight quote from us by filling out this form. Payment is due at the time of booking.
Option 3: You may book your own flights, making sure you land on the morning of April 14, 2020 no later than 10:00 AM. If you would prefer to arrive earlier, we can arrange a pre-tour hotel night in Dublin. You are welcome to depart at any time on April 23. Please wait until the tour is a guaranteed departure before booking non-refundable airfare, and send us a copy of your flight itinerary for our records as soon as you have booked it.
Please note that if you would like to use air miles you will need to book directly with the airline.
We can arrange pre-tour and post-tour nights in Dublin. However, due to the volume of tours in 2020, we are not able to arrange additional travel within Europe.
• Transportation: via deluxe air-conditioned coaches
• Accommodations (double-occupancy) in 4-star hotels
• Meals as indicated in the itinerary
• Professional Tour Director throughout the tour
• Local step-on guides for city tours and major attractions
• Entrance fees included as per itinerary
• Arrival and departure transfers
• Insurance during the tour (pre-tour coverage upgrade available)
• Baggage handling (1 piece of baggage per guest)
• All taxes and tips except as indicated below
• Round-trip air transportation (group air is available from Atlanta for $1,000)
• Single supplement ($500)
• Meals and beverages not identified in itinerary
• Items of a personal nature, such as passports and visas. Passports must be valid for 6 months beyond return date.
• Pre-tour cancellation insurance ($500 of basic coverage included)
• Gratuities for tour director and driver
• Deposit of $350 will secure your place on the tour. Please send all payments to Reformation Tours, P.O Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222.
• Final invoices will be sent in February 2020
• Final payment is due by March 1, 2020
• Reservations will be accepted after March 1, 2020, subject to availability
We offer the Professional Plan offered by Roam Right Insurance, a division of Arch Insurance Company. We offer all of our travelers post-departure insurance coverage (up to $500 of coverage.) If you would like to have pre-tour cancellation and trip interruption coverage, the upgrade cost depends on the tour price. It’s approximately the tour cost (minus the $500 that we cover) x 6.14%. To insure your land costs, the price is $2,899 – $500 x 6.14% = $148. To insure your land and air costs, the price is $3,899 – $500 x 6.14% = $209. A quote will automatically be added to your invoice and updated once the air cost is available.
|BENEFITS||TRAVEL INSURANCE COVERAGE
|Trip Cancellation||Up to 100% of Trip Cost|
|Trip Interruption||Up to 150% of Trip Cost|
|Trip Interruption (Return Air Only)||$750|
|Missed Connection||$500, after a 3+ hour delay|
|Trip Delay||$200 a day, after a 6+ hour delay, up to $1,000 total maximum|
|Evacuation and Repatriation of Mortal Remains||$500,000|
|Emergency Accident and Sickness||$50,000 max/$750 max for dental/ No deductible|
|Security Assistance Services||$100,000|
|Baggage / Personal Effects - Lost, Stolen or Damaged||No deductible, $250 per article limit, combined limit of $500 for valuables, $1,000 total limit.|
|Baggage Delay||$300, after a 12+ hour delay|
|Accidental Death or Dismemberment 24 Hours||$10,000|
|Worldwide Travel Assistance, Business and Concierge Assistance||Included|
|Pre-Existing Medical Conditions Waiver (Must insure full, non-refundable cost of Trip)||Must be purchased within 21 days after your initial trip deposit.|
Regardless of reason, cancellations are costly. To offset these costs the following fees will apply, plus any non-recoverable expenses to our suppliers:
From time of deposit to 100 days before departure: $100 cancellation penalty
From 99-15 days prior to departure: $350 cancellation penalty plus any non refundable deposits
14 days or less prior to departure: No refund– Cancellation charges also apply to additional accommodation reserved prior to and after the tour.
– Cancellations must be received in writing by 5:00 p.m. central time on the last business day of the applicable time period.
– For flight changes or cancellations, revision fees and/or airline cancellation charges will apply.
– Roommates canceling can result in a single supplement charge for the roommate. The Participant who cancels will be responsible for that charge if a substitute roommate cannot be found.
– Trip Cancellation and Interruption Insurance is strongly recommended.
Reformation Tours cannot assume responsibility for any additional costs or fees relating to the issuance and/or cancellation of air tickets or other arrangements not made through Reformation Tours.
We look forward to welcoming you on the tour. Click on the image to download a copy of the brochure.
You can fill out your reservations online by clicking the “Book Now” tab (under the images) or click here to download the form.
You can either send a check made payable to “Reformation Tours” to P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222 or click here to pay by credit card (additional 3.5% fee).
We offer the Professional Plan by Roam Right Insurance, a division of Arch Insurance Company. We include $500 coverage in your tour price and you are welcome to upgrade to cover the full tour premium. The cost of the tour insurance is the tour cost (minus $500) x 6.14%. A quote will be automatically added to your invoice.
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P.O. Box 854, Belleville, IL 62222
Tel: (618) 222-9914
Fax: (618) 222-9917
Toll Free: (800) 303-5534
CST # 2093421-30