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The Best of Ireland HOP World Heritage Sites Castles, Pubs and the Blarney Stone June 13 – 19, 2018 6 days/5 nights The Irish people offer a warm and hearty welcome to visitors. It is one of the most popular places for vacationers and, with this trip, you will visit some of the hottest, “must see” sites it has to offer. Ireland beckons us with its’ lush gardens, beautiful flowers and vegetation in fifty shades of green! This climate allows for beautiful flowers and a wide variety of plants that can only be seen in Ireland. Favorite aquatic wildlife commonly seen off the coast include sea turtles, sharks, seals, dolphins and whales, as well as the hundreds of species of birds that migrate through the island. Some of the most visited sites in Ireland will be on this tour: Blarney Castle, Skellig, Cliffs of Moher, the Rock of Cashel, just to name a few! There are three World Heritage Sites on the island: The Bru na Boinne, Skellig Michael and the Giant’s Causeway. You can take Memory-of-a-Lifetime photos as you breathe in the freshness of Ireland’s famous, old-fashioned countryside; admire many stone fences that crisscross the picturesque farmlands. This HOP is action-packed with site-seeing, tours, history, delicious Ireland cuisine and a considerable amount of walking. Your land package includes: Day 1 - Visit some of the most famous sites and historic buildings in Dublin, stopping for a drink at a famous local pub, and ending the day with a nice dinner and an entertaining show. Day 2 - Enjoy the picturesque farmlands, beautiful flower gardens, visiting several castles along the way, kissing the famous “Stone of Eloquence” at Blarney Castle. Watch a working sheepdog demonstration at one of the local farms. Ending the day with a delicious dinner. Day 3 – Embark on the most popular scenic drive in Ireland, the Ring of Kerry; visit the Skellig Experience which explains the life of the early Christian monks on Skellig Michael, one of the World Heritage Sites, which was featured in one of the “Star Wars” movies. Lunch will be included. Day 4 – Embark on a ferry ride across a river, enjoy the spectacular beauty of the Cliffs of Moher and end the day with a memorable dinner and entertainment at a medieval castle. Day 5 – Explore Galway, a harbor city where Ireland’s western coastline meets the Atlantic Ocean. It’ll be like stepping back into the 18th century, with stone-clad cafes, boutiques, portions of medieval city walls still standing and the pubs offering live Irish folk music. Enjoy tea and scones on this day. Day 6 – Depart Dublin – but first enjoy one more Irish breakfast! Package also includes: · 5 nights in hotels · Admissions to all events · Nine meals · Tea and scones · Professional local tour guide · Sightseeing/transportation by luxury coach to all events · Professional local coach driver · Souvenir HOP name badge · HOP hosts *Schedule subject to change without notice. Flight Date to Ireland: Wednesday, June 13, 2018 Tour Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018 Leave Ireland: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Promotional booking - early discounted rate: Escapees is offering a promotional booking at a discounted rate. If you purchase your land tour prior to July 14, 2017 your price will be: Double occupancy: $1499.10 per person Single price: $1,765.10 Escapees can only hold the group discounted rate until the above date. Escapees can offer air flights, too, but please make that request when booking your land tour. After July 14, 2017, double occupancy price will be: $1,578.00 per person. After July 14, 2017, single price: $1,858.00. To register for this HOP, call: The Escapees Travel Agency 1-855-757-8881 (toll-free) Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST. For hours closed: Leave a message and they will return your call. Or, email them at ETA@escapees.com Note: If you have food allergies, it’s imperative that you let us know upon registration. Payment A deposit of $300.00 per person is due at time of reservation. Final Payment Monday, April 2, 2018 Confirmation email Once registered, important information will be sent via email regarding the hotels, names of the tours, dates and times. Flying into Dublin Escapees Travel Agency can book your air flight, but if you choose to book your own, please schedule your air flights into Dublin. Please try to arrive between 7:00 a.m. – 12 noon, on June 14, 2018, as transfers are included, both to and from the airport on this day. Leaving from the U.S., you must fly out on June 13, 2018, due to the time zones. If you arrive early or stay later, you can hail a taxi to/from the hotel/airport. During the event dates of Jun 14-19, 2018, your hotel, some meals and transfers will be included in the price of your Ireland HOP. Cancellation and Interruption Insurance We highly suggest that you protect your investment to Ireland, by purchasing trip insurance. If you or a family member has a pre-existing medical condition, you might consider purchasing cancellation insurance. Insurance can also help with covering other unexpected emergencies. You can get more information about this insurance, such as pricing and coverage, by calling the Escapees Travel Agency, 855-757-8881, or email them at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Passports You will need passports and they must be current. It should be valid for at least six months after you return home, and needs to have two or more blank pages left inside. The travel industry is warning us that it may take up to three months to apply for or to renew your passport. View upcoming HOPs: https://www.escapees.com/fun/hops Visit the HOP Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/EscapeesHOPs Discussion Forum: Escapees has an informative discussion forum. To access this forum, go to http://www.rvnetwork.com. Escapees Club News: The HOPs or any Escapees RV Club information can be sent to you via Club News. Stay informed with important club updates, advocacy issues and promotion items. If you would like to stay updated, go to: https://www.escapees.com/aboutus/club-benefits then click the sign-up button on the left-hand side. See you at the HOP! Safe travels, Lisa Koca HOP Director Escapees RV Club 100 Rainbow Dr. Livingston, Tx 77351 888-757-2582