1. HOW MUCH IS THIS TOUR? DOES IT INCLUDE AIRFARE?
The cost of the 2019 tours are
Emerald Isle Discovery Tour - Aug 27-Sept 7 - $4255 Land Only. Airfare booked at current rates.
***Wales extension to the Emerald Isle Discovery Tour - Sept 7-12 - $2995 *** 12 people maximum on this tour
East To West Northern Route Tour - Sept 17-28 - $4195 Land Only. Airfare booked at current rates.
Ireland’s Southern Gems Tour - Oct 3-14 - $4195 Land Only. Airfare booked at current rates.
~All prices subject to change until fully booked~
2. HOW MUCH IS THE DEPOSIT?
The deposit is $500 per person paid by check (made out to Real Irish)
Mail to: Real Irish, 2810 Hampshire Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48104
3. WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE PRICE?
THE PRICE INCLUDES:
All accommodation in Ireland - Mostly 4 and 5 star hotels
An overnight castle stay (The Emerald Isle Tour has a 2 night Castle stay)
Full size luxury coach travel - 53 seater coach/28 people maximum on each tour
Native Irish Driver/Expert Guide with nearly 30 years experience
10 Full Irish breakfasts
7 Evening meals
All group meal tipping
All entrance fees to attractions
All hotel porter charges (1 large bag per person)
4. WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED?
Three evening meals (always in places with lots of dining options)
Lunches (may not be needed due to the size of a full Irish breakfast)
Local guide tipping (we also use local guides on the tour and we recommend 1-2 euros as a tip)
Driver/Expert Guide tip (we recommend 8 euros per day per person, so 80 euro's at the end of the 10 day tour)
5. HOW MANY PEOPLE DO YOU TAKE?
Our group size is approximately 20 people, but never more than 28.
The luxury coach is a 53 seater so there are at least 25 empty seats so in essence each person gets 2 seats.
Plenty of room to stretch out, move around and not feel packed in on a full coach.
No assigned seats (we try to rotate the front seats if there is interest in sitting there)
6. WHAT AIRLINE DO YOU USE?
We mostly use Delta, but sometimes Aer Lingus (Ireland's national airline) and Jet Blue for connections if we go through Boston.
7. WHEN ARE THE OTHER PAYMENTS DUE?
Emerald Isle Discovery Tour - The second payment is due March 10th, with the final payment due May 10th.
Ireland’s Southern Gems Tour - The second payment is due April 10th, with the final payment due June 10th.
East To West Northern Route Tour - The second payment is due March 10th, with the final payment due May 10th.
8. WHAT IS YOUR CANCELLATION POLICY?
Cancellation & refund policy
● More than 120 days Prior to Departure a full refund, less a non-refundable deposit of $500.00, plus the costs of any airline tickets or other tickets purchased on individual's behalf.
● 90-119 Days Prior to Departure a full refund, less non-refundable deposit of $500.00 and the costs of any
airline or other tickets purchased on individual's behalf, as well as any penalties assessed by hotel, tour companies, and/or other suppliers.
● Less Than 89 Days Prior to Departure - No refund.
● Note: In the event of a participant being replaced, the new participant will incur all change fees.
9. DO YOU 'STUART' GO ON THE TOUR?
Yes, I go on all my tours. I am NOT the guide although I plan the itineraries, attraction visits, book hotels and restaurants and all the other tour details. Our Driver/Expert Guide does the 'guiding' while we are on the coach, and when we have local tours I use additional native guides to add their unique knowledge and expertise.
I will always be your first point of contact for any issues that may arise.
10. CAN 'SPECIAL REQUESTS" BE MADE?
Yes of course if it can be arranged into our itinerary.
For example I am often asked if a round of golf can be arranged, and we do our best to accommodate.
We have also arranged for special occasion/anniversary dinners.
11. What type of payment do you take?
Checks are recommended for all payments. If a credit card is used, a 3% processing fee is added on.
12. Do you offer Travel Insurance?
We recommend trip insurance to all of our travelers but we do not have our own trip insurance policy.
We work with Conlin Travel in Ann Arbor Michigan 734-677-0900 or go to their website at conlintravel.com
Let them know you are going on one of our tours and they will take care of you.
Alternatively, you can shop for your own travel insurance